Hunter is known for taking full advantage of the privileges his parents' wealth provide him

Nathaniel Harrison "Hunter" Nelson was born on March 17, 1997, in Natchez, Mississippi to Beauregard "Beau" and Lindsay Nelson, members of one of Natchez's most prominent families.

The Nelson family tradition can be traced to the very beginnings of the town, which is the oldest civilized settlement on the Mississippi River. Due to the incredible fortunes being made in the cotton industry in the early 1860's, only New York, Boston, and Philadelphia contained more millionaires than Natchez, Mississippi, and the Nelson family patriarch was one of those millionaires.

After the Civil War, the Nelson family went into a variety of non-agricultural lines of business including banking and law. By the time of Hunter's birth, the family was still firmly entrenched in Natchez society. His father, Beau, was a lawyer and also owned a vast real estate portfolio.

Former staff members at the Nelson antebellum mansion claim that the young boy showed a voracious desire for toys, clothes, food, almost everything and say Hunter's parents did little to curb their son's appetite. Almost everyone has stories of Beau and Lindsay ignoring Hunter's temper tantrums. More than a few residents of Natchez claim that the Nelson parents were numbed by alcohol, prescription drugs, and arrogance, and never even realized Hunter's behavior was unacceptable.

You couldn't do anything," said Lori Jacobsen. She is a schoolteacher in the Cherry Hill, NJ area, who used to teach Hunter in an exclusive private school in Natchez. "He was a little monster, wouldn't pay attention, smarted off all the time, and generally ran amok. But you couldn't discipline him. I finally had enough and threw a fit. But Beau Nelson was on the school's board, so about a week after I threw Hunter out of my class, I was told my contract wouldn't be renewed."

Many of Hunter's teachers refused to speak on the record, but they all confirmed his rapacity and their inability to control him. Socially, Hunter attracted a large group of male friends, all members of the Natchez elite. He also dated a string of the most beautiful girls of Natchez, which made most of the men in town either envious or irate.

"He's a good-looking kid, I'll give him that much, but if he didn't have the parents that he has and the last name that he has, that punk would be dead right now. The way that snot-nosed brat carries on in this town is ridiculous," said one Natchez resident who would only identify himself as the father of one of Hunter's peers. 

High school records show that Hunter graduated with a 2.75 GPA and was admitted to the University of Mississippi in 2015 Sources say he was registered for a room at the Stockard-Martin dormitory but actually lived in a Warren Street apartment, despite the requirement that freshmen live on campus.

Since he started at Ole Miss, Hunter has become well-known to the Yoknapatawpha County Sheriff's Department. Although he has never been charged with anything, most members of the force know his Lexus on sight and have at least stopped him for traffic violations.

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