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John Nash

Birthdate: (76)
Birthplace: Hadley, Hampshire County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
Death: October 7, 1743 (76)
Hadley, Hampshire County, Province of Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Son of Lt. Timothy Nash and Rebecca Nash
Husband of Mary Nash; Hannah Nash and Elizabeth Nash
Father of Rebecca Nash; Deacon John Nash; Moses Nash; Elizabeth Nash; Timothy Nash and 6 others
Brother of Rebekah Nash; Samuel Nash; Thomas Nash; Joseph Nash; Timothy Nash and 7 others

Occupation: Lieutenant, Rep. to the General Court of MA, Blacksmith
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About Lt. John Nash

Said to have remained in Hadley, Massachusetts, which was most likely his birthplace.

NOTE: Lieut. John Nash did not have a wife named Mary. The following is a passage from Rev. Sylvester Nash's geneaology of the Nash family:

   "Lieut. John Nash, son of Lieut. Timothy Nash of Hadley, Mass. b. 21 Aug 1667, spent his life in his native town of Hadley.  He was a blacksmith, and, like his father, a tolerably extensive landowner, as will appear by his inventory or distribution to his children.  He m. (1) 29 March, 1689, Hannah Porter, who d. 26 May, 1689, (less than 2 months after m.). He m. (2) 27 Nov. 1691, Elizabeth Kellogg, b. 9 Oct 1673, dau. of Joseph Kellogg of Farmington, Ct. and Hadley, Mass.  Her mother was Abigail Terry, dau. of Stephen Terry of Windsor, Ct.   John Nash was much employed in town business--was Representative to the General Copurt of Mass. for the Town of Hadley, in 1707, 1716, 1719, 1720, 1724, 1728 and 1731.  He d. 7 Oct. 1743.
  His Will was made April, 1740, and presented in Dec. 1743.
  The estate divided to his seven sons and one daughter, 96 [pound]  each, and something residuary, and left his widow well provided for.
  His widow Elizabeth, after his decease, lived with her daughter Mrs. Merrill, or her son Moses, both of whom resided in West Hartford, Ct.  In the old burying ground in that place, stands a monument of red freestone, by the side of two similar stone erected to the memory of Dea. Merrill's Parents, with this Inscription.  'In memory of Elizabeth Nash, wife of Lieut. John Nash of Hadley, who died July ye 4 1750, in the 77 year of her age.' "

SOURCE: The Rev. Sylvester Nash, A.M., Rector of St. John's Church, Essex, Conn.,The NASH FAMILY; or Records of the Descendants of Thomas Nash of New Haven Connecticut, 1640. Hartford: Press of Case, Tiffany and Company. 1853. P 35.

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Lt. John Nash's Timeline

August 21, 1667
Hadley, Hampshire County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
February 27, 1693
Age 25
Of, Hadley, MA
July 2, 1694
Age 26
Hadley, Hampshire County, Province of Massachusetts
July 2, 1696
Age 28
Hartford, Hartford County, Province of Connecticut, (Present USA)
December 15, 1698
Age 31
Hartford, Massachussetts
November 13, 1699
Age 32
Probably Longmeadow, Hampshire County, Province of Massachusetts
April 10, 1702
Age 34
Farmington, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony