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William Nelson

William Nelson, American merchant, planter, colonial legislator. member Virginia Council, 1744-1772, served president; member Committee of Correspondence of Virginia Assembly; member board visitors College William and Mary.

Background

  • Nelson, William was born in 1711 in Yorktown, Virginia, United States. Son of Thomas and Margaret (Reade) Nelson.

  • Membership

    Member Virginia Council, 1744-1772, served president. Member Committee of Correspondence of Virginia Assembly. Member board visitors College William and Mary.

    Connections

    • Married Elizabeth Burwell, 1738, 6 children, including Thomas.
    • father: Thomas Nelson
    • mother: Margaret (Reade) Nelson
    • spouse: Elizabeth Burwell
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    Died November 19, 1772
    (aged 61)
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