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Hugh Nelson
Birth: Sep. 30, 1768
Yorktown
York County
Virginia, USA
Death: Mar. 18, 1836
Cismont
Albemarle County
Virginia, USA

US Congressman. The Honorable Hugh Nelson was the fifth son and child of Governor Thomas Nelson, Jr., Signer of the Declaration of Independence and Lucy Grymes of Yorktown, Virginia. He graduated from the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia, in 1780. He served in the Virginia State Senate 1786-1791. He was a member of the Virginia State House of Delegates 1805-1809, 1828-1829. He was a judge of the general court. Hugh Nelson was elected as a Republican to the Twelfth and to the five succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1811, until his resignation on January 14, 1823, having received an appointment in the diplomatic service. He was chairman of the Committee on the Judiciary (Fourteenth, Fifteenth, and Seventeenth Congresses). He was appointed by President James Monroe United States Minister to Spain on January 15, 1823, and served until November 23, 1824. He died at his home, "Belvoir," Albemarle County, Virginia. (bio by: Thomas) 
 
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 Parents:
  Thomas Nelson (1738 - 1789)
  Lucy Grymes Nelson (1743 - 1830)
 
 Spouse:
  Eliza Kinloch Nelson (1781 - 1834)*
 
 Children:
  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)*
 
 Siblings:
  William Nelson (1763 - 1801)*
  Thomas Nelson (1764 - 1804)*
  Philip Nelson (1766 - 1851)*
  Francis Nelson (1767 - 1833)*
  Hugh Nelson (1768 - 1836)
  Elizabeth Nelson Page (1770 - 1853)*
  Lucy Nelson Page (1777 - 1863)*
  Robert Nelson (1778 - 1818)*
  Susanna Nelson Page (1780 - 1850)*
  Judith Nelson Nelson (1782 - 1869)*
 
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Burial:
Belvoir Family Cemetery
Rivanna
Albemarle County
Virginia, USA
 
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Record added: Aug 22, 2003
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