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  2. Thomas Nelson, Jr. (December 26, 1738 – January 4, 1789) was a wealthy plantation owner from the infamous town of Yorktown, Virginia. He was elected to represent Virginia as a delegate at the Second Continental Congress and would serve as the Governor of Virginia in 1781.

  3. American Founding Father: Who Was Thomas Nelson, Jr.?

    Thomas Nelson, Jr. was born in Yorktown, Va. in 1738. The eldest of five sons, he was able to trace his lineage back to England’s King Henry III, a distant familial connection to King Charles II...

  4. Signers of the Declaration of Independence: Thomas Nelson Jr.

    Thomas Nelson Jr. Private, in England. Graduate of Cambridge. (Farmer) Member of the House of Burgesses, 1774; Virginia provincial Convention, 1775; Officer and Commander of the Virginia Militia, 1775...; Delegate to the Continental Congress, 1775-77, 1779; Elected Governor of Virginia, 1781.

  5. Thomas Nelson | Facts, Early Years, Life, Death & Politics

    Thomas Nelson, Jr. was a Virginian statesman and delegate to the Continental Congress. Public domain image. Thomas Nelson Jr. was born on December 26, 1738 in Yorktown, Virginia. Thomas, Jr. was named after his grandfather, who was an immigrant from England. Thomas’ father, William Nelson was a governor and a colony leader in Virginia.

  6. Thomas Nelson Jr. - Wikiwand

    SHOW ALL QUESTIONS. Thomas Nelson Jr. (December 26, 1738 – January 4, 1789) was a Founding Father of the United States, general in the Revolutionary War, member of the Continental Congress, and a Virginia planter. In addition to serving many terms in the Virginia General Assembly, he twice represented Virginia in the Congress, where he signed ...

  7. Thomas Nelson, Jr. - One of America's Founding Fathers

    Thomas Nelson, Jr. was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. Born in Virginia to a wealthy family which owned a large plantation, Nelson was sent to England as a child for his schooling. Nelson also attended college in England, graduating from Cambridge in 1760.

  8. The Nelson House in Yorktown - U.S. National Park Service

    The Nelson House was the home of Thomas Nelson, Jr. (1738-89), Yorktown's most famous son and one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. Nelson's devotion to the patriot cause during the American Revolution contributed significantly to the creation of the United States.

  9. Thomas Nelson, Jr. - U.S. National Park Service

    December 26, 1738 Hanover County, Virginia Date of Death: January 4, 1789 Place of Burial: Yorktown, Virginia Cemetery Name: Grace Episcopal Churchyard The eldest of five sons, Nelson was born in Yorktown, Virginia in 1738. At the age of fourteen, he sailed to England to begin his formal education.

  10. Thomas Nelson Jr. | Descendants of the Signers of the ...

    Thomas Nelson, Jr. was born on December 26, 1738, at Yorktown, Virginia, the son of William Nelson and Elizabeth Burwell. He was known as “Junior” because his uncle Thomas Nelson was also of Yorktown. Through his mother’s Burwell family and her Carter ancestors, his family’s history can be traced back to King Henry III in England.

  11. Thomas Nelson (1738-1789) - Find a Grave Memorial

    Advertisement Photo added by Helen L. Smith Hoke Thomas Nelson V Birth 26 Dec 1738 Yorktown, York County, Virginia, USA Death 4 Jan 1789 (aged 50) Hanover County, Virginia, USA Burial Grace Episcopal Churchyard Yorktown, York County, Virginia, USA Show Map Memorial ID 2771 · View Source Suggest Edits Memorial Photos Flowers Memorials Region