Thomas M. Nelson
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Virginia's 18th congressional district|
December 4, 1816 – March 3, 1819
|Preceded by||Thomas Gholson, Jr.|
|Succeeded by||Mark Alexander|
|Born||September 27, 1782|
Mecklenburg County, Virginia
|Died||November 10, 1853 (aged 71)|
|Resting place||Lindwood Cemetery, Columbus, Georgia|
|Branch/service||United States Army|
|Years of service||1812-1815|
|Battles/wars||War of 1812|
Born in Oak Hill, Mecklenburg County, Virginia, Nelson attended the common schools as a child. During the War of 1812, he was commissioned a captain to the 10th Infantry Regiment and was later promoted to major in the 13th and 18th Infantry Regiments. After the war, he was reduced back to a captain and eventually resigned from his commission on May 15, 1815. Nelson was elected a Democratic-Republican to the United States House of Representatives to fill a vacancy in 1816, serving until 1819.
- United States Congress. "Thomas M. Nelson (id: N000043)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- Thomas M. Nelson at Find a Grave
|U.S. House of Representatives|
Thomas Gholson, Jr.
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 18th congressional district
1816 – 1819
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