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Lawyer

Thomas Hall Neilson, American lawyer. Member Southern Society of New York, Confederate Veterans Camp of New New York.

Background

Neilson, Thomas Hall was born on March 4, 1844 in at Richmond, Virginia, United States. Son of Hall and Mary Archer (Mitchell) Neilson.

Education

Grand nephew of Samuel Neilson, a leader of the Irish Rebellion of 1798. Uppervilie Military Academy, Fauquier Company, Virginia, 4 years. Bloomfield Academy, Albemarle Company, Virginia, 2 years.

Albany Law College.

Career

Private and color bearer 52d and 62d Virginia Volumes, 1861-1865. Wounded 4 times; captured twice and confined at Camp Chase, O., 1862 and 1864. Court martialed at Beverly, W. Virginia, by enemy on charge of desertion from federal army and successfully defended self.

Admitted to bar, 1867. Practiced in Philadelphia, 1867-1892, since in New York. Widely known as Democratic stump speaker in national campaigns.

Membership

Member Southern Society of New York, Confederate Veterans Camp of New New York.

Connections

Married Katharine Clemson Barton, of Philadelphia, October 16, 1877.

father:
Hall Neilson

mother:
Mary Archer (Mitchell) Neilson

spouse:
Katharine Clemson Barton