Daniel Nash (1676 - 1760)

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Birthplace: Hadley, MA, USA
Death: Died in Housatonic, MA, USA
Occupation: Blacksmith
Managed by: Andrew "Drew" Campbell
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About Daniel Nash

DANIEL NASH was born 1676 in Hadley, Massachusetts, and died 10/Mar/1760 in Housatonic, Berkshire, Massachusetts. He married EXPERIENCE CLARK 01/Jun/1710 in Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, daughter of JOHN CLARK and MARY STRONG. She was born 30/Oct/1689 in Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts.

Notes for DANIEL NASH:

He was a blacksmith, and had a house and shop on a lot situated at the corner of Bridge and Market streets, on which the Episcopal Church in Northhamptom, and the house next southwest of it, now stand. It was twelve rods in front on Market street. In 1726, he sold out in Northhamptom, and his name next appears in the record of Hadley, South Precinct, (now South Hadley). Whether he went directly from Northhampton to South Hadley, is not known. The grandchildren of his youngest son, Phineas, think they heard their grandfather say, he was born in Deerfield, Mass. The birth of Phineas was probably about 1726 or 1727, and it is possible the Father may have lived a short time in Deerfield. But he could not have remained there long.

Another Daniel Nash, son of his brother John Nash of Hadley, usually called Ensign Daniel Nash, settled in the South Precinct about 1730, and for a few years there were two of the name there, both blacksmiths, and designated as senior and junior.

The name of the elder disappears from the records of South Hadley about 1738, and is next mentioned in Upper Housatonick (now Great Barrington, Mass.) in 1739, where he appears to have passed the remainder of his life. He is first noticed in the (C) Church records of Great Barrington on his admission 26 April 1746, as Deacon Daniel Nash. But he was never a Deacon of that Church and probably brought the title from some other place.

All that is known of him subsequently, is from the following inscription on an old gray stone, in the old grave-yard at Great Barrington -- "He lies the body of Daniel Nash, who died March 10 A.D. 1760, aged 84. O Eternity! Eternity! " It is not known when or where his wife died. From "The Nash Family . . . " by the Rev. Sylvester Nash, 1853.

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NASH, DANIEL, Northampton, son of Timothy, married 1 June 1710, Experience, daughter of John Clark, had Sylvanus, born 11 Jan. 1712; Zeruiah, 2 Nov. 1713; Daniel, 13 Sept. 1753; Experience, 26 Dec. 1716; Joseph, 23 Apr. 1718; removed to Hadley, there had Onesimus; Jonathan, 3 Dec. 1721; Rebecca; Josiah; and Phineas; was deacon, removed about 1739, over the mountains to Housatonic, now Great Barrington, and died 10 Mar. 1760, aged 84, says the gravestone. . . . . A GENEALOGICAL DICTIONARY of THE FIRST SETTLERS OF NEW ENGLAND, SHOWING THREE GENERATIONS OF THOSE WHO CAME BEFORE MAY, 1692, ON THE BASIS OF FARMER'S REGISTER. BY JAMES SAVAGE, FORMER PRESIDENT OF THE MASSACHUSETTS HISTORICAL SOCIETY AND EDITOR OF WINTHROP'S HISTORY OF NEW ENGLAND.. published 1860


Fact 1: Settled in Great Barrington, Mass.

Fact 2: Also lived in Northampton

Fact 3: A blacksmith



 	i. 	  	SYLVANUS5 NASH, b. 11/Jan/1712, Northhampton, Massachusetts.

Died without issue.

38. ii. ZERIUAH NASH, b. 02/Nov/1713, Northhampton, Massachusetts.

39. iii. DANIEL NASH, b. 13/Sep/1715, Northhampton, Massachusetts; d. 01/Jul/1790, South Meadows, Massachusetts.

 	iv. 	  	EXPERIENCE NASH, b. 26/Dec/1716, Northhampton, Massachusetts; d. 1725.
 	v. 	  	JOSEPH NASH, b. 23/Apr/1718, Northhampton, Massachusetts; m. HOPESTILL GERSHOM.
 	vi. 	  	ONESIMUS NASH, b. 1720, Hadley, Hampdon County, Massachusetts.

Died without issue.

40. vii. JONATHAN NASH, b. 03/Dec/1721, South Hadley, Massachusetts; d. 04/Nov/1793, Great Barrington, Massachusetts.

41. viii. REBEKAH NASH, b. 1722, Hadley, Hampdon County, Massachusetts.

 	ix. 	  	JOSIAH NASH, b. 1724.
	Notes for JOSIAH NASH:

Died without issue.

42. x. PHINEHAS NASH, b. 17/Oct/1724, Northhampton, Massachusetts; d. 1823, Greenfield, Saratoga County, New York.


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Daniel Nash's Timeline

Hadley, MA, USA
June 1, 1710
Age 34
Northhampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States
January 11, 1712
Age 36
Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States
January 11, 1712
Age 36
Northampton, MA, USA
November 2, 1713
Age 37
Nottttrthampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States
September 13, 1715
Age 39
Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States
December 26, 1716
Age 40
Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States
April 23, 1718
Age 42
Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States
Age 43
Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States
Age 44
Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States