Ellie Wood Keith Genealogy



Female 1777 - 1863  (86 years)

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  • Name Lucy NELSON 
    Born 2 Jan, 1777  Yorktown, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 5 Jan, 1863  Cumberland, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Fork Episcopal Church Cemetery, Doswell, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Lucy is the 8th child and 3rd daughter of Thomas Nelson and Lucy Grymes Nelson of Yorktown, Va.

      She married in 1799 to Major Carter Page, his second marriage. After the death of her husband, in 1825, she became entitled to, and received, a pension from the US Government, in consideration of his services as a soldier and an officer duriing the Revolutionary war. She was buried beside her husband at The Fork. The children were as follows:

      1. Thomas Nelson Page born Oct 26, 1800 and Nov 2, 1800.

      2. Nelson Page - born Nov 8, 1802 at The Fork, died there in Dec 6, 1850, aged 49. He married Lucia Harrison in Mar 1828 and had two children, May Randolph Page (called Polly) and Lucius Cary Page. He next married Maria Hamilton with no issue.

      3. William Nelson Page - born Feb 28, 1803 at The Fork. He married Frances (Fannie) Peyton Randolph in 1827 and had issue: Dr. Isham Randolph Page, Anne Randolph Page, Philip Nelson Page, William Nelson Page (d-Jul 21, 1861, 20 yrs), Rev. Coupland Randolph Page, Lucia Harrion Page, and Fannie Randolph Page.

      4. Lucy Jane Page, born Apr 6, 1804 at The Fork and died on Jan 7, 1872. She married in 1827, Jonathan Peter Cushing of Massachusetts, who became President of Hampden Sydney College, Va. Their children were: Lucy Cushing Irving(b Jul 8, 1855 - 25 yrs), Elizabeth (Bettie) Hanson Cushing Meredith (Sep 14, 1831 - Jan 17, 1865), Catherine Thornton Cushing.

      5. Robert Burwell Page - born Apr 20, 1806 at The Fork and died in Sept 1837. He married in Nov 1829, Sarah H. May of Buckingham County, Va and children were: Carter Page, Mary May Page, and Lucy Nelson Page.

      6. Thomas Page - born on Jun 6, 1807 at The Folk. He moved to Locust Grove, Cumberland Co.. He married on Nov 5, 1839 to Sally Page of Clark Co., Va.

      7. Mary Maria (Page) Dame - (see children link below)
      Pension Application of Lucy Page, the widow of Carter Page of Virginia: W2161 f48VA
      Transcribed and Annotated by S. T. Landuyt 12/7/2011

      [p. 3]
      State of Virginia, Cumberland County to Wit
      On this 11th day of June 1849, before me Nelson Page a Justice of the peace, in and for said County, personally appeared Mrs. Lucy Page a resident of said County aged 72 years who being first duly sworn according to law doth on her oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the provision made by the Act of Congress passed on the 29th of July 1848, granting pensions to widows of those officers and Soldiers of the Revolutionary war, who were married prior to the first day of January 1800, and subsequent to the first day of January 1794:
      That she is the widow of Carter Page dec'd of said County, who was a Lieutenant and Captain in the Continental lines of Service, and the Malitia [sic], the evidence of which service may be found on file in the Executive department of the State in Richmond, on which he obtained his 4,000 Acres of land, and also on file among his papers submitted to Congress during the 1st session of the 24 Congress, and to which the Com'r of pensions is also respectfully referred, as further proof of her dec'd husbands service. That personally she has no knowledge of her husbands service but from what she can recollect she is of the opinion that he was under Gen'l Thos. Nelsons Command and acted as his aid at one time, but, how long she can not say [note: Lucy Page, maiden name Lucy Nelson, is a daughter of General Thomas Nelson] – that he must have been in the service at the North for he spoke of the Battles of German Town [Germantown October 4, 1777], Brandy Wine [Brandywine, September 11, 1777], Princeton [January 3, 1777] &c and the extreme suffering of the soldiers for the want of provisions, shoes, Blankets &c – and the he was also at the Battle of Yorktown, and capture of Lord Cornwallis [October 19, 1781]and also at Guilford Court-House battle [March 15, 1781] – and she is not certain but thinks he was under Col Bayler [Col. George Baylor of the Virginia Dragoons] at one time; and in other service which she can not designate – but that he was only about 20 years old when he entered the service and continued after the capture of Cornwallis – and perhaps connected with the service as a supernumerary' or otherwise until the close of the Revolutionary War. That she was married to her dec'd husband Carter Page, in Yorktown in the County of York, in said state by the Rev. Mr. Evans on the 14th day of December 1799 as will appear to date by her Family Register enclosed; which is a true copy from the Register in her Family Bible – and her marriage will also probably appear by the Marriage Bond and Ministers Return, as the duty officer in the County of York as aforesaid.
      That her husband the aforesaid Carter Page died in said County, on the 9th day of April 1825 – leaving declarant his widow – (whose maiden name was Nelson) and who has remained unmarried ever since the time of her husbands [sic] as aforesaid to the present time. That she was not married to him prior to the expiration of his last term of service, but that the marriage took place previous to the 1st day of Jan'y 1800 and subsequent to the first day of Jan'y 1794 – all of which will more fully appear by reference to the proof annexed.
      [signed] Lucy Page

      as to date probably married husband interlineated before signed – [signed] Nelson Page JP
      Sworn to and subscribed on the day and year above written –
      Before Me -- [signed] Nelson Page JP
      In presence of –
      Peyton Harrison
      Lucy J. Cushing

      [f p. 7]
      An excerpt from the family Bible states, "Carter Page & Lucy Nelson were married at York on the 14th December 1799."

      [f p. 26]
      In the House of Delegates
      The 26th of May 1784
      It appearing that Carter Page was early in the year 1777 appointed a Lieutenant in Colonel Baylors Regiment of Cavalry, and the year following was promoted to the Rank of Captain, in which capacity he acted until in the year 1779 when he resigned and that he acted as aid de camp to
      General Nelson in the year 1780 & 1781. Resolved that the Petition of the said Carter Page praying that he may be allowed the same Bounty in Lands as is by law given to a Captain is reasonable.
      S/ John Backley, C. H. D.

      1784 June 24th
      Agreed to by the Senate
      S/ Will Drew C. S.
      [the above certified on October 4, 1849 by the clerk of the house of Delegates as a true copy from its records.]
      [f p. 32]
      This is to Certify, That it appears from a List in this Office of such Officers and Soldiers of the Virginia Continental Line, during the Revolutionary War, as settled their Accounts, and received Certificates for the balance of their Full Pay, according to an Act of Assembly, passed the November Session 1781, that a Certificate issued on the 8th day of January 1783, in the name of Carter Page as a Captain of Cavalry for £310.10.8, which Certificate appears to have been delivered to himself and was given for services prior to the 1st January 1782. To wit – Pay as Lieutenant of Dragoons from 6 Feby 77 to 1st March 78 & as Captain from 1st March 78 to 4th [?] June 1779
      Given under my hand, at the Auditor's Office, Richmond, this
      20th day of June 1849.
      S/ Jas E. Heath, AUDITOR

      [f p. 8]
      Justice of the Peace John C. Page submitted a declaration stating that he was the son of Carter Page from an earlier marriage and that Carter Page, " … was always, since my earliest recollection, reputed and esteemed to have been a Captain of Cavalry during the Revolutionary War and made a
      Major by Brevet about the close of said war. I have also frequently seen him in Company with officers of the Revolution and he was always recognized as one of them, and have heard him and them conversing on scenes and Battles of the Revolution in which they were companions in arms. Especially I recollect witnessing a meeting between my said Father and General LaFayette when on his last visit to the Country , in which LaFayette recognized him as Captain Page and spoke of valuable services rendered to the Country by him in that character, during the Revolutionary War. Given under my hand and seal this 26
      th June [?] 1849
      [signed] John C. Page J. P."

      Susan Page and Judith Nelson, the sisters of Lucy Page, gave a written statement under oath that they attended the wedding of Carter Page and Lucy Nelson on December 14, 1799, and further that they, "recollect the date of it perfectly, it being the day on which General Washington died." [p. 10]
      [A letter at pp. 12-14 dated April 30, 1940, from an assistant to the administrator summarizes Carter Page's service record, as follows:]
      "Carter Page entered the service early in the Revolutionary War, place of residence at the time he entered the service not shown, and was in the battle of Princeton: no details of this service given: February 6, 1777, he was appointed lieutenant in Colonel Baylor's Regiment of Dragoons: was promoted captain March 1, 1778: resigned his commission, June 4, 1779: he was in the battles of Brandywine and Germantown: in 1780 and 1781, he served as aide-de-camp to General Thomas Nelson and was in the battle of Guilford Court House, and at the siege of Yorktown and surrender of Lord Cornwallis. It was stated that he was appointed major by brevet about the close of the war.
      He died April 9, 1825, in Cumberland County, Virginia, then in the sixty-seventh year of his age."

      The family record [p. 9] lists the children by Carter and Lucy Page, as,
      Thomas Nelson Page born October 26, 1800, died November 2, 1800
      Nelson Page born November 8, 1802
      William Nelson Page born February 28, 1803
      Lucy Jane Page born April 6, 1804
      Robert Burwell Page born April 20, 1806
      Thomas Page born June 6, 1807
      Mary Maria Page born September 5, 1813

      [f p. 5: miscellaneous family record:
      John Cary Page & Mary Anna Trent were married [indecipherable] 12th 1808
      Lavinia Anderson Born June 20th 1809
      Mary Ann Page born May 1811
      Virginia Randolph Page August 17th 1813
      Elizabeth Trent born October 1815
      Allen Cary Page born June 19th 1817
      John Alexander Trent November 1819
      Maria Willis January 18 1822
      Archibald Carey April 22nd 1824
      Harriet Randolph 1827
      John Cary February 22nd 183_
      Edward Trent May 183_]

      Lucy Page was granted a widow's pension of $526.00 per annum, commencing March 4, 1848 [p.2]
      Burial at this cemetery was identified by Warren Cushng - FAG member 48364069)

      Family links:
      Thomas Nelson (1738 - 1789)
      Lucy Grymes Nelson (1743 - 1830)

      Carter Page (1758 - 1825)

      Lucy Jane Page Cushing (1804 - 1872)*
      Mary Maria Page Dame (1813 - 1895)*

      William Nelson (1763 - 1801)*
      Thomas Nelson (1764 - 1804)*
      Philip Nelson (1766 - 1851)*
      Francis Nelson (1767 - 1833)*
      Hugh Nelson (1768 - 1836)*
      Elizabeth Nelson Page (1770 - 1853)*
      Lucy Nelson Page (1777 - 1863)
      Robert Nelson (1778 - 1818)*
      Susanna Nelson Page (1780 - 1850)*
      Judith Nelson Nelson (1782 - 1869)*

      *Calculated relationship

      Fork Episcopal Church Cemetery
      Hanover County
      Virginia, USA

      Created by: Thomas
      Record added: Mar 06, 2013
      Find A Grave Memorial# 106294671
    Person ID I500122  Ellie Wood Keith
    Last Modified 10 May 2017 

    Family Major Carter PAGE,   b. 1758, Mathews County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Apr, 1825, Willis Forks, Cumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married 1799 
    Last Modified 21 Feb 2017 
    Family ID F500057  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Lucy Nelson Page