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Joseph Nelson Nash, Sr
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Birth: Feb. 10, 1813
Prince Edward County
Virginia, USA
Death: Nov. 2, 1896
Colorado, USA

Joseph Nelson Nash was the son of William Daniel Nash and Mary Frances Gaulding. He married Elizabeth V. Moore.

In 1850, Joseph was a deputy sheriff at the Tazewell County, Virginia jail. By 1854, he traveled west to Waterloo, IA, and in 1860 he was a tailor in Waterloo, Black Hawk Co., IA.

He and all his sons fought in the Union Army, Joseph serving as a corporal in Co. A, 27th Infantry, Iowa, during the Civil War. Joseph and his brother John, who was a Confederate soldier, met when the Confederates were taken prisoners at High Bridge, Prince Edward, Virginia in April 1865. When Joseph's regiment learned of Lincoln's assassination, cannons were fired and the noise deafened him.

In 1866, he left Omaha in a covered wagon and traveled to Cherry Creek, now Denver, and then to Centerville, Colorado to pan for gold. Joseph was known as an "1867 Pioneer." He was a tailor, placer miner and rancher.

The 1880 Census shows him as a barber in Granite, Chaffee Co., CO. 
Family links: 
  William Daniel Nash (1787 - 1866)
  Mary Frances Gaulding Nash (1792 - 1886)
  Elizabeth V. Moore Nash (1821 - 1880)
  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)*
  Joseph Nelson Nash (1813 - 1896)
  Sarah A. Thomasina Nash Nash (1828 - 1908)*
  Lucy Nash Hudgens (1828 - 1915)*
  Margaret Daniel Nash Johnson (1830 - 1899)*
  John Thomas Nash (1832 - 1902)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: Gravestone photo by Ann Koch.
Centerville Cemetery
Chaffee County
Colorado, USA
Created by: Judy Llamas
Record added: Nov 28, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 16817364
Joseph Nelson Nash, Sr
Added by: Judy Llamas
Joseph Nelson Nash, Sr
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