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Roger Nelson

Roger Nelson, American army officer, congressman. member Maryland. House of Delegates, 1795, 1801, 02; member United States House of Representatives from Maryland., 8th-11th congresses, November 6, 1804-May 14, 1810.

Background

  • Nelson, Roger was born in 1759 in Frederick County, Maryland, United States. Son of Doctor Arthur and Lucy (Waters) Nelson.

  • Education

    • Attended College William and Mary.

    Career

    • Commissioned Lieutenant Maryland. Militia, 1780, advanced to brigadier general. Admitted to Maryland. bar, 1785.

      Member Maryland. House of Delegates, 1795, 1801, 02. Member United States House of Representatives from Maryland., 8th-11th congresses, November 6, 1804-May 14, 1810. Associate judge 6th Judicial Circuit Maryland, 1810-1815.

    Membership

    Member Maryland. House of Delegates, 1795, 1801, 02. Member United States House of Representatives from Maryland., 8th-11th congresses, November 6, 1804-May 14, 1810.

    Connections

    • Married Mary Brooke Sim, 1787. Married second, Eliza Harrison, February 2, 1797.
    • father: Doctor Arthur Nelson
    • mother: Lucy (Waters) Nelson
    • spouses: Mary Brooke Sim
    • Eliza Harrison
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    Died June 7, 1815
    (aged 56)
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