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Dr Hugh Thomas Nelson, Sr
Birth: Jun. 30, 1845
Cismont
Albemarle County
Virginia, USA
Death: Mar. 20, 1906
Charlottesville
Charlottesville City
Virginia, USA

1850 US Federal Census:
Name: Hugh Nelson
Age: 6
Birth Year: abt 1844
Birthplace: Virginia
Home in 1850: My District, Powhatan, Va
Gender: Male
Family Number: 276
Household Members:
Robert W Nelson 28
Virginia Nelson 24
Hugh Nelson 6
Nancy Nelson 4
Susan Nelson 0
Others to include families of Shinn, Lockland, Walch, Menkey, Mulligan, Moore, Hayl, Coleby, Ray, and Gilbert.
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1860 US Federal Census:
Name: Hugh T Nelson
Age: 15
Birth Year: abt 1845
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birth Place: Albemerle VA
Home in 1860: My District, Powhatan, Va
Post Office: Powhatan Court House
Family Number: 363
Household Members:
R W Nelson 38
Virginia L Nelson 36
Hugh T Nelson 15
Susan N Nelson 10
Robert Nelson 8
Caroline Nelson 4
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Name: Hugh Thomas Nelson
Residence: Culpeper, Virginia
Enlistment Date: 1 Aug 1863
Rank at enlistment: Private
Enlistment Place: Culpeper, Virginia
State Served: Virginia
Survived the War?: Yes
Service Record: Enlisted in the Virginia Louisa "Morris" Light Artillery Battery on 01 Aug 1863.Mustered out on 23 Oct 1864.Transferred to on 23 Oct 1864.
(U.S., Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles)
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1880 US Federal Census:
Name: Hugh T. Nelson
Age: 35
Birth Year: abt 1845
Birthplace: Virginia
Home in 1880: Birch Creek, Halifax, Va
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Polly Nelson
Father's Birthplace: Virginia
Mother's Birthplace: Virginia
Occupation: Physician
Household Members:
Hugh T. Nelson 35
Polly Nelson 28
Catherine T. Nelson 6
Hugh T. Nelson 4
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1900 US Federal Census:
Name: H T Nelson
Age: 54
Birth Date: Jun 1845
Birthplace: Virginia
Home in 1900: Charlottesville Ward 2, Charlottesville City, Va
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: P G Nelson
Marriage Year: 1871
Years Married: 29
Father's Birthplace: Virginia
Mother's Birthplace: Virginia
Household Members:
H T Nelson 54 - Head - Medical Doctor
P G Nelson 48 - Wife
Kate T Nelson 25 - Daughter
Hugh T Nelson 24 - Son - Physician
Ann Brown 24 - Cook
Linwood Rodgers 27 - Servant
Kate B Bagbey 23 - Niece
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Dr. Hugh Thomas Nelson, first child of Robert William and Virginia LaFayette Nelson, was born at Kinloch, Albemarle Co., Va. He married Polly James Gilliam at Buena Vista, Powhatan Co., Va., on July 13, 1871. His career as a Confederate soldier was an eventful one he having served as a private in the Morris Artillery of Hanover Co. After the capture of his battery at the Bloody Angle, near Spottsylvania Court House, he was transferred to Troop F, Fourth Virginia Cavalry, Fitzhugh Lee's Brigade, and during his cavalry service he had two horses shot from under him, one at Cold Harbor and one at Rude's Hill, in the Valley. After an illness in the hospital he was detained as a courier. While serving as a courier, it became his duty to carry to President Davis, at Danville, the first tidings to the surrender of the army of Northern Virginia. He was present without the building where the last cabinet meeting of the Confederate States government was hold. Following the war he spent several years at Washington College, Lexington, Va., now Washington and Lee, under the presidency of General Robert E. Lee. Following his graduation, he taught for several years at the Shenandoah Valley Academy, Winchester, Va. In 1875 he graduated in medicine practice at News Ferry, Halifax Co., Va. , he located at Charlottesville, Va., where he was in active practice up to the time of his daeth. He early became an enthusiastic follower of the discoveries of Pasteur and Lister and was one of the pioneer abdoninal surgions in Piedmont, Va. For many years he was instructor in surgery at the University of Virginia. He was a member of the first Board of Medical Examiners for the State of Virginia; its President for several years and then its Secretary. He was an ex-president of te Medical Society of Virginia, the Albemarle Medical Society and the Piedmont Medical Society. He was also a member of the American Medical Associatin and the Southern Surgical and Gynaecological Society. He was much nterested in civic affairs, being a member of the City Council for a number of years, and was instrumental in the procuring of a modern water and sewage system for the city of Charlottesville. He was a Mason, an Elk and a communicant of Christ Epsicopal Church. A member of the Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity.


 
 
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 Parents:
  Robert William Nelson (1822 - 1908)
  Virginia LaFayette Nelson (1824 - 1897)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary James Gilliam Nelson (1851 - 1927)
 
 Children:
  Robert William Nelson (1873 - 1873)*
  Catharine Thornton Nelson Chamberlain (1874 - 1959)*
  Hugh Thomas Nelson (1876 - 1931)*
 
 Siblings:
  Nancy Nelson*
  Hugh Thomas Nelson (1845 - 1906)
  Susan Page Nelson (1850 - 1898)*
  Robert William Nelson (1852 - 1905)*
  Caroline Kinloch Nelson (1856 - 1861)*
  Ida Nelson (1858 - ____)*
  William Nelson (1863 - ____)*
  Eliza Kinloch Nelson (1866 - 1939)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Riverview Cemetery
Charlottesville
Charlottesville City
Virginia, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 38.02573, -78.45803
 
Created by: Thomas
Record added: Oct 23, 2012
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Dr Hugh Thomas Nelson, Sr
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Dr Hugh Thomas Nelson, Sr
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Dr Hugh Thomas Nelson, Sr
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