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PATRIOT General Thomas [Signer] Nelson, Jr

Male 1738 - 1789  (50 years)


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  • Name Thomas [Signer] Nelson 
    • Signer of the Declaration of Independence
    Title PATRIOT 
    Prefix General 
    Suffix Jr 
    Born 26 Dec 1738  Yorktown, York Co., Virginia Colony Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 4 Jan 1789  Mt. Airy, Hanover County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Grace Episcopal Churchyard Yorktown, York County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I23278  My Reynolds Line
    Last Modified 22 Jul 2021 

    Family Lucy Grymes/Grimes,   b. 4 Sep 1743, Middlesex Co., Virginia Colony Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Sep 1830, Yorktown, York Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Married
    Children 
    +1. Mary Nelson,   b. 19 Dec 1774, Yorktown, York Co., Virginia Colony Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Aug 1803, Shirley Plantation, Charles City, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 28 years)
    Last Modified 20 Jul 2021 
    Family ID F8802  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    Thomas Nelson-Death Notice
    Thomas Nelson-Death Notice
    The Pennsylvania Packet
    Jan 23, 1789

  • Sources 
    1. [S32] Find-A-Grave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/2771/thomas-nelson.
      Thomas Nelson
      BIRTH: 26 Dec 1738
      Yorktown, York County, Virginia
      DEATH: 4 Jan 1789 (aged 50)
      Hanover County, Virginia
      BURIAL: Grace Episcopal Churchyard
      Yorktown, York County, Virginia

    2. [S82] Wikitree, https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Grymes-16.
      Lucy Nelson formerly Grymes
      Born 4 Sep 1743 in Middlesex County, Virginiamap
      Ancestors ancestors
      Daughter of Philip Grymes and Mary (Randolph) Grymes
      Sister of Peyton Grymes, John Randolph Grymes, Philip Grymes, Charles Grymes, Benjamin Grymes, Susanna (Grymes) Burwell, Mary (Grymes) Nelson and Elizabeth (Grymes) Pope
      Wife of Thomas Nelson ? married 29 Jul 1762 in Yorktown, York County, Virginiamap
      Descendants descendants
      Mother of William Nelson, Thomas Nelson, Phillip Nelson, Francis Nelson, Hugh Nelson, Elizabeth (Nelson) Page, Mary (Nelson) Carter, Lucy (Nelson) Page, Robert Nelson, Susannah (Nelson) Page and Judith Nelson
      Died 18 Sep 1830 [location unknown]
      Biography

      Lucy Grymes (1743-1830) married on July 29, 1762, Thomas Nelson (1738-1789), signer of the Declaration of Independence and governor of Virginia.
      Burial Date: 1830 Place: Point of Fork, Hanover County, Virginia

      see the Wormeley Portraits in the possession of the Virginia Historical Society [1] for a painting of the Grimes Children by John Hesselius, 1750. The group portrait includes the four eldest children of the family; Lucy Grymes 1743-1830, Philip Grymes 1746-1805, John Randolph Grymes 1747-1796 and Charles Grymes b. 1748.