Virginia LaFayette Nelson

Virginia LaFayette Nelson

Hanover County, Virginia, USA
Death 17 Mar 1897 (aged 72–73)
Charlottesville, Charlottesville City, Virginia, USA
Burial Charlottesville, Charlottesville City, Virginia, USA
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General Marquis de LaFayette was present in Richmond at her baptism in Monumental Church on July 26, 1824.
Married to Robert William Nelson, July 26, 1844 at Oakland, Hanover County, Va.
1850 US Federal Census:
Name: Virginia Nelson
Age: 24
Birth Year: abt 1826
Birthplace: Hannover;Virginia
Home in 1850: My District, Powhatan, Va
Gender: Female
Family Number: 276
Household Members:
Robert W Nelson 28 - Physician born in Albemarle, Va
Virginia Nelson 24 - born in Hanover, Va
Hugh Nelson 6 - born in Albemarle, Va
Nancy Nelson 4 - born in Goochland, Va
Susan Nelson 0 - born in Powhatan, Va
Daniel Shinn 35 - born in Scotland
Harriett Shinn 42 - born in Ireland
Ellen Shinn 4 - born in New York
Mary Shinn 0 - born in New York
Peter Lockland 20 - Stone cutter - born in Ireland
Thomas Welch 23 - Stone cutter - born in Ireland
Michael Menkey 24 - Stone cutter - born in Ireland
Robert Mulligan 30 - Stone cutter - born in Ireland
R L Moore 49 - born in New York
Geo L Moore 30 - born in New York
James Hayl 20 - Stone cutter - born in New York
John Coleby 23 - Stone cutter - born in New York
William Ray 38 - Stone cutter - born in New York
John Gilbert 36 - Stone cutter - born in New York
1860 US Federal Census:
Name: Virginia L Nelson
Age: 36
Birth Year: abt 1824
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birth Place: Hannover;Virginia
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
1880 US Federal Census:
Name: V. L. Nelson
Age: 56
Birth Year: abt 1824
Birthplace: Virginia
Home in 1880: Charlottesville, Albemarle, Va
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: R. W. Nelson
Father's Birthplace: Virginia
Mother's Birthplace: Virginia
Household Members:
R. W. Nelson 57
V. L. Nelson 56
Sue Nelson 30
Wm. Nelson 17
Eliza Nelson 14
"Mrs Virginia Lafayette Nelson, wife of Dr. Robert W. Nelson and grand-daughter of Gen. Thomas Nelson, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, died in Charlottesville Wednesday after an illness of several weeks. Mrs. Nelson was nearly seventy-three years of age and was born in Hanover county. The youngest child of Capt. Thomas Nelson and wife, Judith, who was the youngest child of General Thomas Nelson. Mrs. Nelson's name was given her in honor of the Marquis De Lafayette, who, out of respect for the child's grandfather, was present at her christening durings his visit to this country in 1824. She married in 1844 her cousin, Robert William Nelson, who had just graduated at the University of Virginia. She leaves to mourn her departure her husband, Dr. Robert W. Nelson, her children, Dr. Hugh T. Nelson, Misses Susan and Eliza Nelson, of this city; Messrs. Robert Nelson, of Patton, Ala., and william Nelson, of Guatemala and many kinsfolk, among whom is the author, Thomas Nelson Page." (The Norfolk Virginia, Mar 19, 1897, Page 6)

(Ref: Genealogy of the Page Family of Virginia, and grave site information)

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  • Find a Grave Memorial 99498274
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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Virginia LaFayette Nelson (1824–17 Mar 1897), Find a Grave Memorial no. 99498274, citing Riverview Cemetery, Charlottesville, Charlottesville City, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Thomas (contributor 47966515) .