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Judge Thomas Nelson
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Birth: Jan. 23, 1819
Peekskill
Westchester County
New York, USA
Death: Jul. 26, 1907
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

Supreme Court Justice - Territory of Oregon (1851-1853)
For the most part, New York and Peekskill in particular was the center of his life. While at Williams college, he began his law career by working in the New York law office of Henry B. Cowles. After graduation from Williams College, he returned to Peekskill to his father's law office (Wm. Nelson) to prepare for the Bar exam. He passed the Bar exam and then joined his father's practice as a partner in 1842. He also worked with his bother Wm Rufus Nelson. He married in 1844. He was appointed by President Filmore as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Territory of Oregon from 1851 to 1853. He returned to Peekskill where he resumed his law practice in New York City. He and Lucien Birdseye ran as the Republican candidates for Justices of the Supreme Court, but lost to John W. Brown and John A. Lott. Active in the life of his Alma Mater, Williams College, he was elected a Trustee in 1869. He died at his residence in Peekskill.

Parents:
William Nelson & Cornelia Mandeville Hardman

Spouse:
Cornelia Louisa Seymour

Children:
David Seymour Nelson (1847-1851)
George Parker Nelson (1849-1882)
Zanina Nelson (1845-1903)
Thomas, Jr. Nelson (1860-1930)
 
 
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 Parents:
  William Nelson (1784 - 1869)
  Cornelia Mandeville Hardman Nelson (1797 - 1889)
 
 Spouse:
  Cornelia Louisa Seymour Nelson (1826 - 1913)*
 
 Children:
  Zanina Nelson MacFarlane (1845 - 1903)*
  David Seymour Nelson (1847 - 1851)*
  George Parker Nelson (1849 - 1882)*
  Thomas Nelson (1860 - 1930)*
 
 Siblings:
  Dorinda Harriet Hardman Nelson Arthur (1813 - 1876)*
  Joseph Nelson (1815 - 1905)*
  George Parker Nelson (1817 - 1905)*
  Thomas Nelson (1819 - 1907)
  Sarah Ann Nelson Ferris (1821 - 1908)*
  William Rufus Nelson (1822 - 1864)*
  Cornelia Mandeville Nelson Nelson (1824 - 1909)*
  Elizabeth Parker Nelson Johnson (1826 - 1900)*
  Richard James Nelson (1830 - 1833)*
  Edward Beverly Nelson (1832 - 1837)*
  Laura Young Nelson (1836 - 1839)*
  Robert Dean Nelson (1839 - 1888)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Hillside Cemetery
Cortlandt Manor
Westchester County
New York, USA
 
Created by: Jean Colson
Record added: Dec 14, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 62922135
Judge Thomas Nelson
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Judge Thomas Nelson
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Judge Thomas Nelson
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This soul's grave was visited on a sunny September afternoon, and a prayer was offered
- Gene Baumwoll CSW
 Added: Sep. 18, 2011
 
 
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