Thank you for the info and thank you for even responding! I't wonderful that you have a book on your Nelson's. I have seen the Will of your William Sr. I have also seen several records indicating that Several Williams' were in the Rev. War. My William is found in these records but it indicates that he specifically was not in the Rev. war but the Indian Wars and specifically The war of General St Clairs defeat. I have found several affidavits of his friends & former war buddies & also his 2nd wife that this was the case. He enlisted under Captain Tipton. He was wounded (1791-1792) there, and unable to really support himself, and also the date of his death. I also found him on an "Invalid Pensioners list". In the book "Roster of Soldiers and Patriots of the American Revolution buried in Tennessee", THREE Williams are listed. 1- William Nelson b. 1747, Prince Edward Co Virginia. d. 1834 Hawkins Co Tenn.
2-William Nelson Sr., lists the info that you stated about his children.and 3- my William Nelson(d. after 1837,Washington Co)m. 1st wife_____,m 2nd Sarah____. Rev. service in Tipton's company, Shelby's regiment,. Pen from Washington Co. Nelson located on Knobb Creek tributary of the watagua abt 1 mile SW of the presant boundry of Johnson City, stopping place for Bishop Ashbury; Nelson built Chapel close to his home at own exspense; 1789 the 3rd Methodist Church west of the Mountains, the second in TN. Acuff Chapel Blountville attending it 3 years. Capt. Tiptons company at St. Clairs defeat in 1791, Ref: McCown; 1834 P.L.W.
Now if I go by this info of the Chapel, It leads me to believe that my William is the son of your William Sr. However, the connection just does'nt seem right somehow. Maybe this McCown, got his info wrong? I do not know who my William's Father is although I have been looking into Southway Nelson. Have you ever heard of him? I also found in a family History of Sullivan Co Tenn. A Reason Nelson stating that he is the son of William Nelson who built a Methodist chapel on Knobb Creek, have you heard of him? Hope to hear for you !!!- Elaine