My great-grandfather was born in Stoke Prior, England, just north of Hanbury (in Worcester) to John Nash and Mary Ann Barnes Nash, the youngest of six children.
He emmigrated from England to the United States of America a year after his mother did to join the Church of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints, which his mother had joined in England in the spring of 1860 before she left for America.
In 1862, he met up with his mother, who was waiting for him in Florence, Nebraska. They then came to Utah in Captain Ansel T. Harmon's Ox Train.
He married Mary Jane Green January 4, 1867 in Heber, Utah and they had 15 children. They helped in the construction of the Salt Lake LDS Temple. When the foundation was completed, the Saints held a dance and he claimed to have danced with every one of the Prophet Brigham Young's wives. (He must've been tired afterward!)
Later, President Young sent them to settle the Cannonville area. They gave up a prosperous farm to do so. The prophet gave him and his posterity a special blessing for his sacrifice.
He was a Pony Express rider and an Indian Scout. He was awarded some sort of medal of honor from the U.S. Government for his military efforts. When he was older, a man came along who, seeing the medal, convinced him that if he let him take it, he could get him a government pension. He never saw the man or his medal again.