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 Thomas Amos Rogers Nelson

Thomas Amos Rogers Nelson

Birth
Kingston, Roane County, Tennessee, USA
Death 24 Aug 1873 (aged 61)
Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee, USA
Burial Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee, USA
Memorial ID 6912607 · View Source
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US Congressman; House, 1st District (Opposition) State Court Judge: Born in Roane County, Tennessee, served in the 36th Congress. Eventually he re-settled in Knoxville, TN where lived until his death. He is best know as one President Andrew Johnson's defense counsel in his 1868 impeachment trial. Elected to represent Tennessee's 2nd District in the United States House of Representatives, serving from 1859 to 1861. He is buried next to his second wife but his grave is unmarked. Original cemetery records confirm his burial at Old Gray and that he has not been disinterred.

Bio by: Dr. Bob Schneider


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  • Added: 7 Nov 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6912607
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Thomas Amos Rogers Nelson (19 Mar 1812–24 Aug 1873), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6912607, citing Old Gray Cemetery, Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .