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Francis Kinloch Nelson
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Birth: Mar. 2, 1800
Death: Nov. 22, 1862

Francis was born at "Belvoir", lived at "Peachalorum" (now "Rougemont"), and concluded his years at "Clover Fields".

At the time of his second marriage, he described "Clover Fields", his new wife's property, as having "all the buildings necessary for farming purposes wanting" and the farm "ragged, bushy, and briery". He built the Big House at "Clover Fields" in 1847-1848.

Francis Kinloch Nelson
Newspaper unknown, Date unknown (died 22 November 1862)

Died, at his residence in the county of Albemarle, on the 22nd instant, Francis Kinloch Nelson, in the 63d year of his age. After a long and painful sickness, which was borne with great fortitude and Christian resignation, the deceased passed away from the earth quickly and most peacefully. He was a man of no ordinary character endowed by nature with bright whit and a great flow of spirits, he was a delightful companion in every society. To these lighter gifts he added a sound judgement and strong sense, united with great energy, industry and ____ of character. These qualities ensured him success in his profession, and made him one of the best farmers in his county. Though well qualified for public life, and at times solicited to enter that arena, Mr. Nelson never would consent to leave the walks of private life. He, however, served his native county for many years on the bench, as a justice of the peace, a position for which his perfect uprightness, clear, quick perception, and ____ ____ of character, rendered him eminently fit. The prudence which he possessed in an eminent degree was tempered with great generosity, and the Church, of which he was a member, will long mourn the loss of one of her most generous supporters. Nor had he failed to seek the "principal thing." He had sought and found true wisdom; and throughout his long and trying illness the value of the Christian's faith was made manifest in his patience under suffering, and resignation in view of death. He sleeps by his ancestors of three generations past and amid the kindred dust of those who, in the exercise of a like precious faith fell asleep in Jesus. "Them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him." 
 
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 Parents:
  Hugh Nelson (1768 - 1836)
  Eliza Kinloch Nelson (1781 - 1834)
 
 Spouses:
  Anne Page Nelson (1803 - 1842)
  Margaret Douglass Meriwether Nelson (1809 - 1882)
 
 Siblings:
  Francis Kinloch Nelson (1800 - 1862)
  Mildred Walker Nelson Nelson (1801 - 1841)*
  Anne Carter Nelson Meriwether (1804 - 1858)*
  Thomas Hugh Nelson (1807 - 1861)*
  Charlotte S Nelson (1810 - 1833)*
  Cleland Kinloch Nelson (1814 - 1890)*
  Caroline Nelson (1818 - 1853)*
  Keating Lewis Simons Nelson (1819 - 1898)*
  Robert William Nelson (1822 - 1908)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: TMSI [807]
 
Burial:
Belvoir Family Cemetery
Rivanna
Albemarle County
Virginia, USA
 
Created by: The Meriwether Society, ...
Record added: Aug 23, 2011
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