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Hugh Nelson

  • Birth 30 Sep 1768 Yorktown, York County, Virginia, USA
  • Death 18 Mar 1836 Cismont, Albemarle County, Virginia, USA
  • Burial Rivanna, Albemarle County, Virginia, USA
  • Memorial ID 7787236

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.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 22 Aug 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7787236
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Hugh Nelson (30 Sep 1768–18 Mar 1836), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7787236, citing Belvoir Family Cemetery, Rivanna, Albemarle County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .