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Thomas Nelson, Jr. (December 26, 1738 – January 4, 1789) was an American planter, soldier, and statesman from Yorktown, Virginia. He represented Virginia in the Continental Congress and was its Governor in 1781. He is regarded as one of the U.S. Founding Fathers since he signed the Declaration of Independence as a member of the Virginia delegation.
Records in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Vol. 2 - Nelson &c vs. Burwell--O. S. 43; N. S. 15--Bill filed November, 1805. Complainants, viz: William and Philip Nelson, Francis, Hugh and Robert Nelson; Mann Page and Elizabeth, his wife; Carter Page and Mary, his wife; Thomas Nelson and Judith, his wife; and Susannah Nelson; children, representatives and creditors of General Nelson, deceased, by Mrs. Elizabeth Nelson, their grandmother, who was a considerable creditor of the said Genl. Thomas Nelson. Copy of will of Gen. Thomas Nelson of York County. Proved in York County, 16th February, 1789. Wife Lucy (his mother was alive); son Thomas, land on which Skelton Smith lives; son Philip; son Francis; son Hugh; brother Hugh; son Robert; daughter Elizabeth Page; daughters Mary, Lucy, Susanna and Judith Nelson; legatee Dr. Augustine Smith, whom he maintained and educated; son William; nephew William Nelson, son of brother Nathaniel Nelson. Will dated 26th December, 1788. Copy of mortgage by Thomas Nelson and Lucy, his wife, 30th December, 1788, conveys 5,200 acres in Prince William, conveyed to Thomas by Lewis Burwell of Gloucester, deceased, and by Lewis Burwell, Jr., of Gloucester, eldest son and heir of Lewis, deceased, dated 1789, and recorded in General Court; also 1,115 acres conveyed by James Maury Fontaine of Gloucester by deed recorded in Genl. Ct. Also 700 acres in Loudoun conveyed by Nathaniel Burwell, late of Lancaster County, deceased.
- Thomas Nelson, Jr., in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, .