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Robert Nelson

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Birthplace: Yorktown, York, Virginia, United States
Death: Died in Malvern Hill, Charles City, Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Gov William Nelson and Elizabeth Burwell Nelson
Husband of Mary Nelson and Susan Nelson
Father of Elizabeth "Betsey" Nelson; William Nelson; Dr Peyton Randolph Nelson; Nathaniel Nelson; Chiswell Nelson and 7 others
Brother of Gen. Thomas Nelson, Jr., signer of the "Declaration of Independence"; Dr Nathaniel Nelson; Keranhappuch Nelson; Col Hugh Nelson; Hon William Nelson, Jr and 1 other

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About Robert Nelson

Birth: 1752 Yorktown York County Virginia, USA Death: 1818 Virginia, USA

Graduated from Willi1am & Marry College in 1769 and became a lawyer, a military officer in the Revolution, taught at William & Mary College after the turn of the century. He moved to "Malvern Hill", near James River, Charles City County, Va. He married first, in October 20, 1774, Mary Grymes, 2nd daughter of Hon. Philip Grymes, of Middlesex County, Va. and Mary Randolph, his wife. Mary Grymes was the sister of Lucy, who married Gov. Thomas Nelson, the eldest son. By the first wife, Robert had one child, Elizabeth (called Betsy) Nelson, died single. He married, secondly, Susan, daughter of Speaker John Robinson, of the Virginia House of Burgesses.

Robert and his brother, William, were captured by British troopers under Tarleton, at Castle Hill, the residence of Dr. Thomas Walker, Albemarle Co., Va., during the war of the American Revolution.

The children of Robert Nelson by the second wife, were: 1. William Nelson 2. Mary Nelson married Prosser 3. Robert Nelson 4. Susan Nelson 5. Dr. Peyton Randolph Nelson 6. Nathaniel Nelson 7. Chiswell Nelson


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Parents:
 William Nelson (1711 - 1772)
 Elizabeth Burwell Nelson (1718 - 1798)

Spouse:
 Mary Grymes Nelson (1754 - 1805)*

Siblings:
 Elizabeth Nelson Thompson*
 Thomas Nelson (1738 - 1789)*
 Nathaniel Nelson (1745 - ____)*
 Hugh Nelson (1750 - 1800)*
 Robert Nelson (1752 - 1818)
 William Nelson (1754 - 1813)*
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Burial: Unknown


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Maintained by: Thomas Originally Created by: P Fazzini Record added: Sep 28, 2010 Find A Grave Memorial# 59329488 http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=59329488

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Robert Nelson's Timeline

1752
1752
Yorktown, York, Virginia, United States
1774
October 20, 1774
Age 22
1777
1777
Age 25
1778
1778
Age 26
Charles City Co, VA
1778
Age 26
VA, USA
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1783
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1784
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1789
1789
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VA, USA
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1790
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VA, USA