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William Nelson

merchant , planter , colonial legislator

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