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  • pat trigilio
    You mentioned the Nelson Political and religious background. Do you have any info on that?????? Pat ...
    Message 1 of 1 , Jul 2 5:35 AM
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      You mentioned the Nelson Political and religious background. Do you have
      any info on that??????
      Pat



      >From: Elizabeth Ross <martingen@...>
      >Reply-To: genpcfr@egroups.com
      >To: genpcfr@egroups.com
      >Subject: [genpcfr] Abby Byrd defined
      >Date: Thu, 01 Jul 1999 08:18:01 PDT
      >
      >In my opinion, the evidence is staggering that Jonas was NOT a member of
      >this family. Other factors, such as the wealth, political power, and choice
      >of religions, and naming patterns, make it hard to believe that our Nelsons
      >fitted anywhere in the York County Nelsons. If we are ever to get past our
      >brick wall with Jonas, we're going to have to get lucky in private
      >collections tucked away in dusty archives and attics, because the court
      >houses and libraries have failed to define him. I scoured Hertford,
      >Halifax,
      >and Northampton county court houses, and official records in the NC
      >Archives
      >for the same counties, and found elusive connections between our Jonas and
      >Abraham Nelson. No other record that I've ever seen connected him with
      >anybody. There was a William Nelson in the same general region that bears
      >looking into (Edgecombe and Pitt deeds allude to him), and a John Nelson
      >was
      >in the same general area of NC in earlier records.
      >
      >At least this information should put Abby Byrd to rest. Good luck finding
      >resources that define the right Nelsons! I admire your perseverance, but
      >these are the wrong Nelsons.
      >
      >
      >Family Group Sheet
      >
      >Name: William Byrd III[1]
      >���������������������������������������������
      >Birth: 1728
      >Death: 1777 Westover, Charles City Co., VA
      >Father: William Byrd II (1673-1744)
      >Mother: Mary (Maria) Taylor (-1771)
      >Other spouses: Elizabeth Hill Carter
      >Marriage: ca 1761
      >���������������������������������������������
      >Spouse: Mary Willing[1]
      >���������������������������������������������
      >Death: 1813 Westover, Charles City Co., VA
      >Father: Mr. _______ Willing
      >Mother: Ann Shippen
      >
      >Children
      >���������������������������������������������
      >1 F: Maria Hosmanden Byrd
      >Birth: Nov 26, 1761
      >Spouse: John Page
      >Marriage: 1784
      >���������������������������������������������
      >2 F: Ann Willing Byrd
      >Birth: 1763
      >���������������������������������������������
      >3 M: Charles Willing (I) Byrd (Died as Child)
      >Birth: 1765
      >Death: 1766
      >���������������������������������������������
      >4 F: Evelyn Taylor Byrd
      >Birth: Oct 13, 1766
      >Spouse: Benjamin Harrison
      >���������������������������������������������
      >5 F: Abigail (Abby) Byrd [see group below]
      >Birth: 1767
      >Death: bef 1813
      >Spouse: "Judge" William Nelson
      >���������������������������������������������
      >6 F: Dorothy Byrd (Died as Infant)
      >Birth: 1769
      >Death: 1769
      >���������������������������������������������
      >7 M: Charles Willing (2) Byrd
      >Birth: Jul 6, 1770
      >Spouse: Sarah Meade
      >���������������������������������������������
      >8 F: Jane Byrd
      >Birth: 1773
      >Spouse: Carter Harrison
      >���������������������������������������������
      >9 M: Richard Willing Byrd
      >Birth: Oct 1774
      >Death: 1815
      >Spouse: Lucy Harrison
      >Spouse: Emily Wilson
      >���������������������������������������������
      >10 M: William Powell Byrd
      >Birth: 1777
      >Spouse: Susan Lewis
      >
      >
      >Notes for Charles Willing (2) (Child 7)
      >In 1813 Charles Willing Byrd was living in West Union, Ohio.
      >
      >
      >Notes for Richard Willing (Child 9)
      >In 1813 Richard W. was living in Smithfield, Isle of Wight Co., VA.
      >
      >
      >Notes for William Powell (Child 10)
      >In 1813 William Powell (Powl) was living in Gloucester Co., VA.
      >
      >
      >Sources
      >1. Will of Mary Byrd (with notes); Virginia Historical Magazine (Vol. ?)
      >[Old xerox copy illegible at this time]
      >
      >=============================================
      >
      >
      >Family Group Sheet
      >
      >Name: "Judge" William Nelson
      >���������������������������������������������
      >Birth: 1760 Yorktown, York Co., VA
      >Death: Mar 8, 1813
      >Father: "Pres." William Nelson (1711-1772)
      >Mother: Elizabeth Carter (Betty) Burwell (ca1715-)
      >Other spouses: (1st wife) _______
      >Spouse: Abigail (Abby) Byrd
      >���������������������������������������������
      >Birth: 1767
      >Death: bef 1813
      >Father: William Byrd III (1728-1777)
      >Mother: Mary Willing (-1813)
      >
      >Children
      >���������������������������������������������
      >1 F: Evelyn Byrd Nelson
      >Death: bef 1822
      >Spouse: William Byrd Page
      >Marriage: Nov 27, 1811 "Westover" Charles City Co., VA
      >���������������������������������������������
      >2 F: Mary Willing Nelson
      >Spouse: _______ Pickens
      >���������������������������������������������
      >3 F: Abigail (Abby) Nelson
      >���������������������������������������������
      >4 F: Lucy Nelson
      >Spouse: Benjamin Harrison II
      >���������������������������������������������
      >5 F: Ann Rosalie Nelson
      >
      >Notes for "Judge" William Nelson
      >The daughters of Abby Byrd Nelson are named in the will of their
      >grandmother, Mary Willing Byrd, in 1813. The will also mentions "all my
      >grandsons" but names none of them. Mary had other granddaughters named
      >Page.
      >Of all the "scholarly" studies of this family that I have seen to date,
      >none
      >show any sons.
      >
      >William graduated from William and Mary College in 1776, and later was a
      >law
      >professor there from 1803 until his death in 1813. He served as a
      >Continental Officer for Virginia in the Revolution. [Boatner]
      >
      >Notes for Evelyn Byrd (Child 1)
      >She is called grandau. Evelyn Byrd Page in Mary Willing Byrd's will of
      >1813.
      >
      >���������������������������������������������
      >Betsy Ross
      >
      >
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