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Nelson's house in Yorktown

Thomas "Scotch Tom" Nelson (1677–1747) was an immigrant from England who became a merchant at Yorktown in the Colony of Virginia. He was from Penrith (in present-day Cumbria).<ref name="page-nelson">About The Page-Nelson Society</ref> Arriving at the beginning of the 18th century, he was the first Virginian of the Nelsons, one of the First Families of Virginia.

The Nelson lineage includes his son, William Nelson (1711–1772). William inherited the family business and went on to accumulate extensive land holdings throughout the colony. William also became a powerful politician, serving as both president of the Governor's Council and as acting governor.<ref>Yorktown Battlefield - Nelson House (U.S. National Park Service)</ref>

William Nelson's son, Thomas Nelson, Jr. (1739–1789) (grandson of "Scotch Tom"), was a signer of the Declaration of Independence, a Brigadier General during the American Revolutionary War and a governor after statehood. Nelson County, Virginia and Thomas Nelson Community College in the Virginia Peninsula subregion of Hampton Roads are named in honor of Thomas Nelson, Jr.

Scotch Tom's great grandson, Hugh Nelson (1768–1836), would later serve in the U.S. Congress.<ref>http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=N000035 Hugh Nelson</ref> Among his other notable descendants were U.S. diplomat and noted author Thomas Nelson Page (1853–1922) and industrialist William Nelson Page (1854–1932), who co-founded the Virginian Railway with financier Henry Huttleston Rogers.


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Nelson's house in Yorktown

Thomas "Scotch Tom" Nelson (1677–1747) was an immigrant from England who became a merchant at Yorktown in the Colony of Virginia. He was from Penrith (in present-day Cumbria).<ref name="page-nelson">About The Page-Nelson Society</ref> Arriving at the beginning of the 18th century, he was the first Virginian of the Nelsons, one of the First Families of Virginia.

The Nelson lineage includes his son, William Nelson (1711–1772). William inherited the family business and went on to accumulate extensive land holdings throughout the colony. William also became a powerful politician, serving as both president of the Governor's Council and as acting governor.<ref>Yorktown Battlefield - Nelson House (U.S. National Park Service)</ref>

William Nelson's son, Thomas Nelson, Jr. (1739–1789) (grandson of "Scotch Tom"), was a signer of the Declaration of Independence, a Brigadier General during the American Revolutionary War and a governor after statehood. Nelson County, Virginia and Thomas Nelson Community College in the Virginia Peninsula subregion of Hampton Roads are named in honor of Thomas Nelson, Jr.

Scotch Tom's great grandson, Hugh Nelson (1768–1836), would later serve in the U.S. Congress.<ref>http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=N000035 Hugh Nelson</ref> Among his other notable descendants were U.S. diplomat and noted author Thomas Nelson Page (1853–1922) and industrialist William Nelson Page (1854–1932), who co-founded the Virginian Railway with financier Henry Huttleston Rogers.


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