Nelson, Thomas

Nelson, Thomas,

1738–89, American Revolutionary general, signer of the Declaration of Independence, b. Yorktown, Va. He was a delegate to the Continental Congress (1775–77, 1779), commander (1777–81) of the Virginia militia in the Revolution, and governor (1781) of the state. Nelson lost his fortune aiding the Revolutionary cause and died impoverished.

Bibliography

See E. G. Evans, The Nelsons (1957).

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UNDER-10s DEVELOPMENT SQUAD (Back, from left), coach Jamie Marsh, Lewis Proctor, Arjan Basra, Nick Payne, Greg Checklin, Jamie O'Hara, Hamza Khan, George Carter, Glen Foulkes, Aksa Khan, Thomas Hall, coach Marco Higgins; (front), Ben Green, Adam Bristow, George Lilley, Toby Palmer, Harvey Burke, Ford Collins, Jack McCarthy, Yaseen Khan, Adam Lynskey, James Nelson, Thomas Wall, Tarandeep Toor.
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