Biography of William Nash
Howard County, IN Biographies





WILLIAM NASH was born in Adams County, Ohio, November 20, 1818, and is the son of Jesse and Mary (Pike) Nash, of English and German descent; his parents were married March 7, 1816. in Adams County, Ohio, where they remained about thirteen years. Jesse Nash then removed with his family to Hamilton County, Ohio, where he worked in a boat yard at $1 per day, for one year; he then moved to Brown County and lived three years on a rented farm, when he purchased sixty five acres, near Woodville, Ohio, on which he lived until the year 1817; he then sold his land and removed to Howard County, purchasing 150 acres in Union Township, near West Liberty. Here he remained until his death, which occurred, November 20, 1856, having survived his wife six years. Mr. and Mrs. Nash were members of the Baptist Church; in good standing. Mr. William Nash worked at home with his father until he was twenty six years old, receiving a limited education in the common schools; he then engaged as a farm hand, at from $9 to $13 per month; he was married, September 20, 1847, to Lucinda Brandenburg, daughter of William and Mary Brandenburg, of Maryland, and of German descent. Mr. Nash, about four years after his marriage, purchased seventy five acres of land in Union Township, where he still lives, having since added twenty eight acres of good land to his farm. Mr. and Mrs. Nash have had five children - Evermont, Wilford, Ann, Caroline and William B., four of whom are living. Mrs. Nash died January 21, 1861, a true Christian, and member of the Baptist Church. Mr. Nash was next married September 5, 1861, to Rachel A. Harper, daughter of John and Jemima (Williams) Harper, of English and Irish descent. To this union have been born six children - Martha A., Henry T., Emma F., John F., Lucretia and Stella, four of whom are yet living. Mr. Nash was a prominent member of the Grange movement, and he and his wife are identified with the Seventh Day Adventist Church.

From:
Counties of Howard and Tipton, Indiana
Historical and Biographical
Charles Blanchard, Editor
F. A. Bettey & Co.
Chicago 1883.


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