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Nelson County Genealogy and Tax Digests


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Nelson County was established in 1807 when it was separated from Amherst County and is named for Thomas Nelson, Jr., a signer of the Declaration of Independence who also served as a Governor of Virginia.
Nelson County Records available to members of Virginia Pioneers

Tax Digests

1809 Nelson County Tax Digest
1810 Nelson County Tax Digest
1811 Nelson County Tax Digest
1812 Nelson County Tax Digest
1813 Nelson County Tax Digest
1814 Nelson County Tax Digest
1815 Nelson County Tax Digest
1816 Nelson County Tax Digest
1817 Nelson County Tax Digest
1818 Nelson County Tax Digest
1819 Nelson County Tax Digest
1820 Nelson County Tax Digest
1820 Nelson County Tax Digest
1820 Nelson County Tax Digest
1821 Nelson County Tax Digest
1822 Nelson County Tax Digest
1823 Nelson County Tax Digest
1824 Nelson County Tax Digest
1825 Nelson County Tax Digest
1826 Nelson County Tax Digest
1827 Nelson County Tax Digest
1828 Nelson County Tax Digest
1829 Nelson County Tax Digest
1830 Nelson County Tax Digest





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Hero Never Walks Again!
By Jeannette Holland Austin
Jeannette Holland Austin
Augustine Smith removed from Westmoreland County Virginia with his parents to Amherst County when he was but a small boy. At the onset of the Revolutionary War, he enlisted in the 7th Virginia Regiment for two years under Captain Samuel Cabell but after receiving an injury to his back, was given a furlough to recover. On his way home, he was met up with his brother, John Smith and Joel Shropshire. Upon arriving home, however, he was unable to walk or get out of bed for several years. Later on, when Amherst County became known as Nelson County, he died intestate. The executor of his estate testified that he was never married and had no surviving children. The estate was left to his sisters. These sort of details, pieced together from a Revolutionary War Pension and the estate of Augustine Smith, provides sufficient information to settle the life of Augustine Smith.

Map of Nelson County

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last will and testament


Tye RiverPictured is the Tyre River in Nelson County, Virginia.

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