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James Doak Nash
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Birth: 1847
Tazewell County
Virginia, USA
Death: Apr. 24, 1899
Chaffee County
Colorado, USA

James Doak Nash was the son of Joseph N. and Elizabeth V. (Moore) Nash. According to June Shaputis, author of "Where the Bodies are in Central Chaffee County," James (who went by the name "Doak") "ran off at the age of 14 to fight for Iowa in the Civil War as a drummer boy. Rancher and placer miner with his father and brothers" (p. 79). Ms. Shaputis mistakenly notes that Doak's wife was the daughter of Jacob Cantonwine. This is an error. Doak married Ellen Almeda/Almira, the daughter of John and Caroline (Denslow) Cantonwine and granddaughter of Charles and Mary Magdalena (Scholl) Cantonwine. John was a younger brother of Jacob.

Doak and Ellen were married on April 17, 1871 in Lake County, CO. In the next twenty some years, they produced twelve children: Pierce Eugene "Percy" (m. Mrs. Pearl G. Norman), Josephine, Judson D. (m. Lora Decker), Jessie C. (m. Thomas Bassham), Mary E. (m. Harvey Chase), Ruth I. (m. Hartsel Abram Hiner), Robert H. (m. (1) Gladys Shea and (2) Minnie Grey/Gray), Mildred M. (m. John T. Mosher), Minnie E. (m. Charles W. McKay), Georgia V. (m. (1) Elmer Hindman (div.); (2) Chet Knolton/Knowlton), Arch C., and Fritz (m. Lela French).

Doak died at the age of 52, when his youngest child was only six. Ellen died at age 75 and is buried in Elmwood cemetery, Fruita, Mesa, CO. Though no headstone can be found, the plot in which she is buried has been identified.
Family links: 
  Joseph Nelson Nash (1813 - 1896)
  Elizabeth V. Moore Nash (1821 - 1880)
  Ellen A Cantonwine Nash (1850 - 1925)
  Josephine Nash (____ - 1888)*
  Percy E Nash (1871 - 1932)*
  Arch C Nash (1873 - 1944)*
  Judson Dudley Nash (1875 - 1956)*
  Fritz T Nash (1879 - 1948)*
  Jessie Crosby Nash Basham (1881 - 1959)*
  Mary Ellen Nash Chase (1883 - 1956)*
  Ruth I Nash Hiner (1885 - 1959)*
  Georgia V Nash Knowlton (1892 - 1968)*
  Charles Park Nash (1841 - 1901)*
  Cosbi G Nash Chase (1844 - 1897)*
  Joseph Nelson Nash (1845 - 1891)*
  James Doak Nash (1847 - 1899)
  Mary Belle Nash Mear (1851 - 1943)*
*Calculated relationship
Centerville Cemetery
Chaffee County
Colorado, USA
Created by: Ann Koch
Record added: Feb 22, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 18027285
James Doak Nash
Added by: Ann Koch
James Doak Nash
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