States: Virginia: Nansemond
I am researching the older Nelms families of Nansemond County. I have hit a few brick walls in trying to tie them together. There were 4 Nelms families living near each other in the 1780s. My David Nelms belonged to one of them. One of the families was headed by his uncle Capt Thomas Nelms. David moved from Nansemond County to Person copunty, NC aft 1800 appearing in the 1810 and 1820 NC census. About 1821 he and his large family moved to Sullivan County Tennessee. In 1834, he wrote a letter to his friend Nathaniel Norfleet who had also moved to Person County from Nansemond in which he said he was born and raised in Nansemond County and attended school with Norfleet who was born abt 1760. I would appreciate hearing from anyone with info on this family or any of the other Nelms of this period.
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