Hello Ken Haas Happy New Year.Here is some information I found on behalf of Thomas Nelsons' plantations (Bleak HIll in Kings Willian County), the connection between the Rappahannock Indians, the Nelsons' and the Spurlocks.
During the 1760s 3 Rappahannock girls were raised on Thomas Nelson's `Bleak Hill' Plantation in King William County. One girl married a Saunders man, one married a Johnson man, and the third had 2 children, Edmund and Carter Nelson, fathered by Thomas Cary Nelson. In the 19th century, these Saunders, Johnson, and Nelson families are among the core Rappahannock families from which the modern tribe traces its descent.
In 1819 and 1820, Edward Bird, John Bird and his unnamed wife, Carter Nelson, Edmund Nelson, and Carter Spurlock (all Rappahannock ancestors) were listed on the tax roles of King and Queen County. They are taxed at the county poor rate. Edmund Bird is added to the list in 1821. This is significant documentation because the overwhelming majority of pre-1864 records for King and Queen County were destroyed by fire.
Here are some of the Nelson Decendants from around that time.
Husband Thomas Nelson Born: ABT 1748 - Yorktown, Virginia Marr: 4 SEP 1777 - Died: 1805 - Black Hill, King William, Virginia Father: Thomas Nelson Mother: Lucy Armistead Other Spouses: Wife Fluwanna Sarah Cary Born: - Died: 1779 of Child Birth Father: Mother: Other Spouses: Children 1. Thomas Cary Nelson Born: 4 JAN 1779 - Marr: 1803 - Sarah Day Died: 2 JAN 1840 - King William County, Virginia
Husband Thomas (Scotch Tom) Nelson Born: 20 FEB 1677 - Penrith, Cumbria County, England Marr: 22 FEB 1723 - Norfolk County, Virginia Died: 7 OCT 1745 - Yorktown, York County, Virginia Father: Hugh Nelson Mother: Sarah Jackson Other Spouses: Margaret Reid Wife Frances Houston Tucker Born: 1682 - Died: 1766 -
Page 1 of 4 Thomas Nelson, b: 1748 - Yorktown, Virginia Mother: Other Spouses: Children 1. Sarah Nelson Born: 1723 - Marr: - Robin Burwell Died: UNKNOWN -
Husband Hugh Nelson Born: ABT 1647 - Penrith, County of Columbus, England Marr: 5 FEB 1674 - Penrith, Cumbria County, England Died: UNKNOWN - Father: William Nelson Mother: Bridgett RamneyRumney Other Spouses: Wife Sarah Jackson Born: - Died: UNKNOWN - Penrith, Cumbria County, England Father: Mother: Other Spouses: Children 1. Thomas (Scotch Tom) Nelson Born: 20 FEB 1677 - Penrith, Cumbria County, England Marr: 1710 - Margaret Reid (other spouses) Died: 7 OCT 1745 - Yorktown, York County, Virginia
Husband William Nelson Born: 1711 - Yorktown, York County, Virginia Marr: 2 FEB 1737 - Gloucester County, Virginia Died: 19 NOV 1772 - Yorktown, York County, Virginia Father: Thomas (Scotch Tom) Nelson Mother: Margaret Reid Other Spouses: Wife Elizabeth Burwell Born: 1713 - Lancaster County, Virginia Died: UNKNOWN - Father: Mother: Other Spouses: Children 1. Major General Thomas Nelson Born: 16 DEC 1738 - Yorktown, York County, Virginia Marr: 1762 - Lucy Grymes Died: 2 JAN 1789 - Mt. Airy, Hanover County, Virginia 2. Hugh Nelson Born: 1750 - Yorktown, Virginia Marr: 1775 - Judith Page Died: 3 OCT 1800 - Yorktown, Virginia 3. Nathaniel Nelson Born: ABT 1745 - Died: UNKNOWN - 4. Robert Nelson Born: ABT 1751 - Died: UNKNOWN - 5. William Nelson Born: 1754 - Yorktown, York County, Virginia Marr: - Abigail Willing Byrd (other spouses) Died: 1813 - From Deric Nelson Deric_Nelly@yahoo.com