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Nelson County Records available to members of Virginia Pioneers

General Index to Wills and Deeds

  • 1802 to 1926

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




Map of Nelson County

Names of Families in Nelson County Genealogy, Tax Digests, Ancestor Databases

Crabtree Falls

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.

Did your Ancestors Hide from the Census-Taker?

door Your ancestors may not have filed their deeds, wills or marriages and avoided the census-taker, however, there exists one county record which he could not avoid. And that was the tax collector. He to declare his land and other property. For this reason, an examiination of the tax digest is essential to any genealogical search. It pinpoints the date of residence, number of acres, adjoining properties and waterways. Further, those who did not declare their property, were listed as "defaulters." That could mean that he had died, or moved. This is how tidbits of information such as the tax digest help to establish certain facts which help to continue the research effort. List of Traced Virginia Families on this website