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Horace Houghton Nash
Birth: Mar. 2, 1834
Cheshire County
New Hampshire, USA
Death: Jan. 20, 1913
Portage County
Ohio, USA

Horace H. Nash, a Civil war veteran, for twenty-two years an A. & G. W. coach ship employee and for some years chief of the Kent fire department, died at 7:30 a.m. Monday, aged nearly 79. He had been ill since October with kidney trouble. His death occurred at his residence in the former Allen property at 300 South Water Street.
Mr. Nash was born in East Alstead, N.H., March 2, 1834, spending his early life there. He enlisted in the 14th New Hampshire Volunteers, serving in Co. C. When his term was up he reenlisted, serving through the war. At the close of the conflict between the North and the South he came to Ohio, locating in Kent, and went to work in the railroad shops. His long service there is still remembered by some of the veterans. He was chosen chief of the fire department at a time when the chief was elected by the people. He was a carpenter and his work was on coaches. He was also a member of the wrecking crew.
For over 32 years Mr. Nash and his family lived on their little farm, east of town. Mr. Nash and his Daughter rented the farm and moved to town about a year and a half ago, after Mrs. Nash died.
Mr. Nash was the father of twelve children. Those by his first marriage were Mrs. Nettie Brooks, of New York State; Mrs. Wm. Johnson, of Kent; Wm. Chapin, of Shelby; one child deceased. By his second marriage to Miss Mary West, of Kent, he was the father of eight children: Theron, of Cleveland; Edward, of Kent; Carl, of Cleveland; Nellie, at home; Herbert, of Fairfield, O; Robert, of Kent, and two deceased. There are 17 grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
Mr. Nash was one of fourteen children of David and Abagail Nash. But one of these, a sister, survives. She lives at East Alstead, N.H.
Mr. Nash was a kind-hearted man, worked hard and had the respect of many friends, who knew him as honorable in all his transactions.
Rev. W. W. Deiterich conducted the funeral from the late home Wednesday. Selections were sung by Miss Julia Sawyer. There were many floral offerings from friends and from the W. R. C. The pall bearers were Civil war veterans, L. N. Kaw, A. B. Stutzman, H. J. Shook, F. L. Allen, H. L. Atkins and A. J. Hausman. Burial at Standing Rock Cemetery.

Newspaper Clipping Kent, Ohio

According to Horace's granddaughter, Evelyn Nash, her father Edward Nash talked about how Horace was a jolly fellow especially when his pension checks would come once a month. Horace enlisted in the Civil War a second time and around that time his first wife, Sarah Emerson Chapin, divorced him.

Civil War Service Records--National Archives

Service Numbers 137143210 and 137143397

Company Muster--in Roll Concord, NH May 2, 1861, muster--in to date 4/25/1861

Joined for duty and enrolled April 25, 1861 at Concord, NH for period of 3 months in Company C, 14 N.H. Vols.

Company Muster--In roll at Concord, NH on 9/22/1862, enrolled for Duty on 9/17/1862 at Keene, NH for period of 3 years.


1st Regiment, New Hampshire Infantry

Organized at Concord and mustered in for three months' service May 1, 1861. Moved to Washington, D. C., May 25-28. Camp at Kalorama Heights till June 10. Assigned to Stone's Brigade, Patterson's Army of the Shenandoah. Rockville Expedition June 10-July 7. Action at Conrad's Ferry June 17. At Poolesville till July 3. Moved to Williamsport, Md., July 3-7; thence to Martinsburg, Va., July 8. Advance toward Winchester July 15-17. Moved to Charlestown July 18; to Harper's Ferry July 21, and to Sandy Hook July 28. Ordered to New Hampshire August 2, and mustered out August 9, 1861, expiration of term.

Family links: 
  David Nash (1804 - 1867)
  Abigal Tisdell Howard Nash (1810 - 1897)
  Sarah Emerson Chapin Nash (1838 - 1911)
  Mary Catherine West Nash (1847 - 1911)*
  Willard Parker Chapin (1854 - 1944)*
  Ida Caroline Nash Johnson (1857 - 1928)*
  Frank Dennis Nash (1859 - 1861)*
  Jeanette Eliza Nash Brooks (1862 - 1952)*
  Theron Alverton Nash (1870 - 1953)*
  Edward George Nash (1871 - 1957)*
  Mertie Louise Nash (1879 - 1881)*
  Carl Alfred Nash (1880 - 1962)*
  Nellie Abigail Nash Marshall (1884 - 1962)*
  Herbert Elmer Nash (1885 - 1949)*
  Clara Julia Nash (1887 - 1887)*
  Robert Benjamin Harrison Nash (1888 - 1937)*
  Philip Israel Nash (1828 - 1869)*
  Otis Calvin Nash (1830 - 1863)*
  Horace Houghton Nash (1834 - 1913)
  Julia Ruth Nash King (1835 - 1894)*
  Mary Lavina Nash Mason (1842 - 1863)*
  Nancy Aminda Nash Smith (1844 - 1920)*
  Charles Allen Nash (1845 - 1848)*
  George Allen Nash (1847 - 1850)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: Horace's middle name is "Houghton" not "Howard" as written on the headstone. Howard is his mother's maiden name.
Standing Rock Cemetery
Portage County
Ohio, USA
Plot: Section new addition 104, NEC location
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Record added: Jul 19, 2009
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