I am a descendant of W.D. (William Daniel) NELSON who was an older brother of Pleasant NELSON. Both were in Maury County, TN (Columbia) by 1810. Both were from VA. Pleasant was very political and was Clerk of Court and operated a popular hotel in Columbia. He was an avid supporter of James Knox Polk as President.W.D. died leaving his widow Naomi JAGGERS with several children including my gg-grandfather A.G.(Albert Gallatin) NELSON. His brother James Madison NELSON was a physician and went to Texas before the C.W. at Chapel Hill. He lived briefly near Macomb, MS and served in Confederate Army there and in TX. A.G. settled in Verona in present day Lee County, MS near present day Tupelo and had a quite large family. His eldest son Lucius William Daniel NELSON was killed at the first Battle of Manassas. Both Pleasant and William Daniel were sons of Matthew NELSON of the VA Nelsons. Does any of this connect with your NELSONS?