Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

John Nelson

Male 1715 - 1784  (69 years)


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  • Name John Nelson 
    Born 1715  Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 25 Oct 1784  Elk Run, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I049454  Tree1
    Last Modified 11 Dec 2018 

    Father Henry Nelson,   b. 1673, Lancaster, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Apr 1750, Stafford County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Mother Sarah Anne Giles,   d. Aft 1750, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Bef 1714  Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F19526  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Children 
     1. John Nelson,   b. Bef 1745, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 11 Dec 2018 
    Family ID F26165  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Sarah Whitson,   b. 1726, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Elk Run, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 7 Dec 1745  Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Lydia Nelson,   b. 24 Sep 1746, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Elk Run, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Anne 'Nanny' Nelson,   b. 11 Jan 1748/49, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Elk Run, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Mary Nelson,   b. 2 Mar 1750/51, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Elk Run, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Margaret Nelson,   b. 18 Aug 1753, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Elk Run, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Jesse Nelson,   b. 22 Jan 1756, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1780, Elk Run, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 25 years)
     6. John Nelson,   b. 11 May 1759, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Elk Run, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. William Nelson,   b. 1761, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Elk Run, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Lettice Nelson,   b. 1766, Elk Run, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Elk Run, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Sarah Nelson,   b. 1768, Elk Run, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Elk Run, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. Jemima Whitson Nelson,   b. 1770, Elk Run, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Elk Run, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 11 Dec 2018 
    Family ID F26156  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      FAUQUIER COUNTY, VIRGINIA WILLS, INVENTORIES AND ACCOUNTS 1759 - 1800: {John K. Gott}
      Pages 46-47: (Will) Date: 9 August 1784
      JOHN NELSON, SEN'R. of Elk Run in Fauquier County being aged and infirm but of a sound mind and disposing memory.
      Jesse and John Nelson - my Tract of land on Dry-Run in Shanado County to be equally divided between the said Jesse and John
      Wife: Sarah - have the use of the Plantation and Tract of Land whereon I now live together with the Slaves and Stock of all kinds and Household Furniture thereon during her Natural Life, provided that as any of my Children, namely Jesse, William, Margaret, Jemima, Lettice and Sarah Nelson's (who are n ow single) do marry that each of them shall have Four head of Meats Cattle, a Feather Bed and Furniture and two Ewes - if my daus. Margaret, Jemima, Lettice or Sarah Nelson's or any of my said four daughters should remain single till the death of their Mother, that the Hire or labor of my two Slaves, George and Daphne, shall be appropriated to the support and use of all or any my aforementioned four daughters while they remain single after the death of their mother..
      Son: William - set of Smith's tools, a young Sorrel Mare, now in his possession - (after the death of his Mother) the Plantation whereon I now live - Negro Boy named Lymas.
      ... at the death of my Wife, the whole of my personal or moveable Estate (excepting my two slaves George and Daphne) - shall be equally divided between my Children Jesse, John & William Nelsons, Lidia Morehead, Nanny Fishback, Mary Rector, Margaret Nelson, Jemima Nelson, Lettice Nelson and Sarah N elson or the survivor of them.
      Signed: John (his X mark) Nelson, Sen'r.,
      wit..: Jno. Matthews, James Gillison, James Blackwell,
      Thos. Helm, Joseph George, John Thomas
      Proved: 25 October 1784, by o. of John Matthews and Joseph George. Sarah Nelson and William Nelson made oath and were granted cert. to obtain probate.