Born in Harvard or Lancaster
He was engaged to be married but converted before the marriage. According to The History of Shirley...to 1882, his unnamed fiancee also joined the Shakers at Shirley and remained until her demise.
Nathan owned a farm in the northern section of Lancaster. His farm formed the Shaker community with John Warren, who also owned a farm in the northern section of Lancaster, and Elijah & Ivory Wild, both of whom owned farms in the southern section of Shirley.
He was appointed as the first deacon/trustee of the community.
His death is listed as July 7 in the History of Shirley and as July 12 in the Vital Records of Shirley