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Nelson, William Henley, 1837-1935



William Henley Nelson (1837-1935), one of ten children of James and Eleanor (Parks) Nelson, was born in Washington County, Tennessee and raised in Abingdon, Virginia after his parents' death. Nelson's career as a military soldier, farmer, Tennessee county court judge, and state representative, illustrates both his diverse professional pursuits and his devotion to Tennessee's continued economic and political development.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

William Henley Nelson Family Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: AppMs-0303

The collection is divided into four series: Series 1, Military and Political Records, 1866-1934; Series 2, Personal and Family Correspondence, 1861-1973; Series 3, Newsclippings and Memorabilia, 1875-1910; and Series 4, Family Photographs, c. 1862-1973.

The materials in the addition were added to Series 2, Series 3, and Series 4, while Series 5 was created for the Elinor Farina Papers.

Dates: 1861-1990; 1861-1936