John Bolin NASH (1807-1880)

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 John Bolin NASH (1807–1880) & Jane FERGUSON (1808–1876) 

 

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John Bolin NASH (1807–1880) & Jane FERGUSON (1808–1876)

2nd great-grandparents of Evelyn Virginia BIRD Linton (1922-2012)

9th Cousin three times removed of Kirk Louis LINTON (1914-1987)

 

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John Bolin NASH (1807–1880) & Jane FERGUSON (1808–1876)

John Bolin NASH (1807–1880) & Jane FERGUSON (1808–1876) were the great-grandparents of Jeff Augustus “Gus” BIRD (1893-1954) and the 2nd great-grandparents of Evelyn Virginia BIRD Linton (1922-2012). Also, the cousin of Kirk Louis LINTON (1914-1987). 

 

John Bolin NASH (1807–1880) was the son of Thomas Columbus NASH (1775–1828) & Hannah WEST (1775–1871). John was born on January 14, 1807, in Rutherford, Gibson County, Tennessee and died on November 26, 1880 in Brazos, McLennan County, Texas. He was buried on November 29, 1880 in the Shiloh Cemetery, Wheelock, Robertson County, Texas.

 

1800s

On May 25, 1809 the birth of John’s brother William West NASH (1809–1846). In 1811 the birth of sister Mary Ann NASH (1811–1860).  On June 19, 1814 the birth of brother George Washington NASH (1814–1880) all in Rutherford, Gibson County, Tennessee. Birth of brother

 

War of 1812

In the War of 1812 with England, John enlisted as a drummer in Coffee's Regiment Calvary West Tennessee Volunteers from 1814 to 1815. Later he reached the rank of Sargent in the Tennessee Militia Regiment after the war was over. Much later, a family member applied for and received a War of 1812 Marker from the U.S. Veterans Gravesites Administration. [i]

 

1816 - 1825

John’s brother Thomas Milton NASH (1816–1864) was born on November 28, 1816. His sister Nancy NASH (1818–1860) was born on December 30, 1818. His brother Franklin Wiley NASH (1821–1880) was born in 1821. His brother Payton Smith NASH (1822–?) was born in 1822. His sister Amanda M. NASH (1825–1893) was born in 1825 all in Rutherford, Gibson County, Tennessee. [ii]

 

Marriage

John married Jane FERGUSON (1808–1876) on February 2, 1828 in Rutherford, Gibson County, Tennessee. Jane was the daughter of James FERGUSON (1770–1813) & Elizabeth PORTER (1771–1852)

 

John & Jane had ten known children:

Elizabeth Pinckney NASH (1828–1915); Rowland Bolin NASH (1830–1904); Rowland Ferguson NASH (1835–1904); Hannah Virginia NASH (1837–1880); Sarah "Sally" A. NASH (1839–1880); George Washington NASH (1841–1865); Mary Jane NASH (1843–1920); Amanda Matilda NASH (1846–1922); William Payton NASH (1851–1939); Sciota Tennessee NASH (1853–1869).

 

1830s

1830 United States Federal Census

Name   Jno Nash

Home in 1830 Rutherford, Tennessee

Free White Persons - Males - Under 5 1

Free White Persons - Males - 20 thru 29        1

Free White Persons - Females - Under 5         1

Free White Persons - Females - 20 thru 29     1

Slaves - Females - 10 thru 23  1

Free White Persons - Under 20           2

Free White Persons - 20 thru 49         2

Total Free White Persons        4

Total Slaves     1

Total - All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored) 5 [iii]

 

1840s

The 1840 census states that there are now a total seven free white Persons and four Slaves with three Persons employed in Agriculture     on the farm in Rutherford, Gibson County, Tennessee. [iv]

John & Jane’s son George Washington NASH (1841–1865) was born in 1841 and their daughter Mary Jane NASH (1843–1920) was born 1843 in Rutherford, Gibson County, Tennessee.

On August 23, 1846, the birth of John & Jane’s daughter Amanda Matilda NASH (1846–1922) occurred in Rutherford, Gibson County, Tennessee.

John’s younger brother, William West NASH (1809–1846) died on August 25 1846 in Potontoc, Potontoc County, Mississippi. [v]

 

Mexican War 1847 - 1849

John fought in the Mexican War reaching the rank of Sargent, according to the U.S., Army, Register of Enlistments, 1798-1914 (no detail record of his service was on record). The war lasted from January 1847 to June 1849. In 1847 The United Sates wins the Battle of Buena Vista, the Battle of Cerro Gordo and the Battle of Mexico City. 

 

1850s

According to the 1850 Census, Name, John B. Nash; Gender, Male; Race, White; Age, 44; Birth Year about 1806; Birthplace, Tennessee; Home in 1850, McCrackins, Rutherford, Tennessee; Occupation, Farmer; Industry, Agriculture; Line Number, 17; Dwelling Number, 29; Family Number, 29; Household Members, John B Nash age  44; Jone Nash age 43; Thomas Nash age 20; Bolin Nash age 15; Hannah Nash age 13; Solly Nash age 11; George Nash age 9; Mary Nash age 7; Amanda Nash age 3. [vi]

John & Jane’s son William Payton NASH (1851–1939) was born on June 27, 1851, in Rutherford, Gibson County, Tennessee.

John & Jane’s daughter Sciota Tennessee NASH (1853–1869) was born in 1853 • Rutherford, Gibson County, Tennessee.

John was appointment Post Master on May 3, 1859, at the Post Office located at the Rutherford Depot, Gibson County, Tennessee. [vii]

 

1860s

Early in 1860, John & Jane sold their farm in Tennessee and bought a large farm in Boonville, Texas.  Boonville was the first county seat of Brazos County, Texas, now a ghost town. Boonville was the county seat in Brazos County (formerly known as Navasota County) from the 1840s to the 1860s. Boonville was named in honor of Mordecai Boon, Sr., nephew of Daniel Boone. When the Houston and Texas Central Railway was extended from Millican to Bryan in 1866, Bryan was made the county seat. [viii]

According to the 1860 Census dated July 26, 1860: Name, John B Nash age 54; Birth Year, 1806; Gender, Male; Race, White; Birth Place, Tennessee; Home in 1860, Precinct 3, Brazos, Texas; Post Office Boonville; Dwelling Number, 513; Family Number, 513; Occupation, Farmer; Real Estate Value, $1,905; Personal Estate Value, $14,595; Household members, John B Nash age 54; Jane Nash age 52; Geo W Nash age 19; Amanda M Nash age 14; William P Nash age 9; Sciota S Nash age 7.  [ix]

According to U.S., Selected Federal Census Non-Population Agriculture Production Schedules, 1850-1880 Enumeration Date, July 20, 1850 [1860 September 17], John B. Nash owned 45 acres of improved land and 336 acres of unimproved land in Precinct 1, Boonville, Brazos, Texas. The cash value of land was $1,965.  The cash value of farm equipment was $75. There were two houses on land. There were 5 work asses and 5 mules, cash value of livestock $356.There was 35 bushels of wheat, 10 bushels of rye, 406 bushels of Indian corn, 20 bushels of cotton.

Living on the same farm was Thomas B. Nash. Thomas had one house with cash value of $65 in livestock, $15 in farm equipment and 360 bushels of Indian corn. [x]

John loses two of his younger sisters in 1860, Mary Ann NASH (1811–1860) and Nancy NASH (1818–1860)

 

Civil War 1861 - 1865

John B. NASH at age 54, enlistment as a private, in the 5th Texas Cavalry Regiment also known as the 5th Texas Mounted Rifles Confederate States of America.  The unit was organized at San Antonio in August 1861, for the purpose of invading New Mexico Territory. Tom Green was the regiment's first colonel.  Later, Private Nash was transferred or reorganized to the 21st Regiment Texas Cavalry (1st Texas Lancers) Company E.

In 1862, the unit participated in the ultimately unsuccessful New Mexico Campaign. In 1863, the regiment fought engagements  at Battle of Valverde (1862); Battle of Glorieta Pass (1862); Battle of Albuquerque (1862); Battle of Peralta (1862); Battle of Galveston (1863); Battle of Fort Bisland (1863); Battle of Irish Bend (1863); 2nd Battle of Donaldsonville (1863); Battle of Stirling's Plantation (1863); Battle of Mansfield (1864); Battle of Pleasant Hill (1864) and the Battle of Blair's Landing (1864)

In 1864, the unit was in action during the Red River Campaign. After being withdrawn to Texas, the regiment disbanded by June 1865. [xi]

Editor Note: Work-in-progress, Some of John’s sons also fought in the Civil War.

 

1870s

According to the June 1, 1870 Census, J. B. Nash lived at Post Office Bryan, Brazos County, Texas on Farm number 3; Dwelling number one; Age: 64; Farmer; Real estate value $1,000; personal estate value $1,200; Occupation, Farmer; Male Citizen Over 21, Yes; Household members, J. B. Nash age 64; J. Nash age 61; W. Nash age 18. [xii]

John’s mother, Hannah passed away on April 1, 1871, in Middleton District, Rutherford, Gibson County, Tennessee, at the age of 95.

On July 31, 1876 John’s wife Jane FERGUSON (1808–1876) dies in Brazos, McLennan County, Texas. Jane was buried in the Shiloh Cemetery, Wheelock, Robertson County, Texas. [xiii]

 

1880s

On September 13, 1880, John’s brother George Washington NASH (1814–1880) dies in Obion County, Tennessee.

According to the 1880 Census: Residence in 1880 in Precinct 6, Brazos County, Texas; J. B. Nash was a widower and head of the house age 74; Birth Date. About 1806; Birthplace, Tennessee; House Number, 1; Dwelling Number, 70; Race, White; Gender, male; Father's Birthplace, North Carolina; Mother's Birthplace, North Carolina; Occupation, no occupation; Household Members, J.B. Nash age 74, Self (Head); William Nash age 28, Son; Sarah E. Nash age 22, daughter-in-law; J. William Nash age 5, grandson; James F. Nash age 2, grandson. [xiv]

John died on November 26, 1880 in Brazos, McLennan County, Texas. He was buried on November 29, 1880 in the Shiloh Cemetery, Wheelock, Robertson County, Texas. [xv]

 

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Direct ancestral linage:

John Bolin NASH (1807-1880) & Jane FERGUSON (1808–1876)

Amanda Matilda NASH (1846-1922) & George Augustus "Gus" GAY (1840–1879)

Drusilla GAY (1868-1948) & Thomas Jefferson BIRD (1861–1931)

Jeff Augustus "Gus" BIRD (1893-1954) & Clara Myrtle GRAY-SADLER (1900–1988)

Evelyn Virginia BIRD (1922-2012) & Kirk Louis LINTON (1914-1987)

3rd great-grandparents of Kenneth “Ken” Edward LINTON & Terry Louis LINTON

 

John Bolin NASH (1806-1880) Find-a-grave

 

Sources:

 

[i]   U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006, National Cemetery Administration; Publisher Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006.Original data - National Cemetery Administration. Nationwide Gravesite Locator.Original data: National Cemetery Administration. Nationwide Gravesite Locator; Repository Ancestry.com Address http://www.Ancestry.com

 

[ii]    Original data: Geneanet Community Trees Index. Paris, France: Geneanet; Ancestry.com. Geneanet Community Trees Index [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2022.

 

[iii]  1830 United States Federal Census; 1830; Census Place: Rutherford, Tennessee; Series: M19; Roll: 179; Page: 319; Family History Library Film: 0024537; Publisher, Ancestry.com Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.Original data - Fifth Census of the United States, 1830. (NARA microfilm publication M19, 201 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Gr; Repository Ancestry.com Address

http://www.Ancestry.com

 

[iv]  1840 United States Federal Census: Place: Rutherford, Tennessee; Roll: 533; Page: 102; Image, 211; Family History Library Film: 0024549; Publisher, Ancestry.com Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.Original data - Sixth Census of the United States, 1840. (NARA microfilm publication M704, 580 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record G; Repository Ancestry.com Address

http://www.Ancestry.com

 

[v]    Original data: Geneanet Community Trees Index. Paris, France: Geneanet; Ancestry.com. Geneanet Community Trees Index [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2022.

 

[vi]   1850 United States Federal Census: 1850 Census Place: McCrackins, Rutherford, Tennessee; Roll: M432_894; Page: 251A; Image: 494; Publisher Ancestry.com Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.Original data - Seventh Census of the United States, 1850; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M432, 1009 rolls); Records of the Bureau of the Census; Repository Ancestry.com Address http://www.Ancestry.com

 

[vii]  U.S., Appointments of U. S. Postmasters, 1832-1971; Publisher, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc. Publisher date, 2010; Publisher location, Provo, UT, USA; Repository Ancestry.com Address http://www.Ancestry.com

 

[viii]  Boonville, Texas. Texas State Historical Association. Retrieved January 7, 2015.

 

[ix]   1860 United States Federal Census: Census Place: Precinct 3, Brazos, Texas; Roll: M653_1289; Page: 95; Image: 194; Family History Library Film: 805289; Publisher, Ancestry.com Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.Original data - 1860 U.S. census, population schedule. NARA microfilm publication M653, 1,438 rolls. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records; Repository Ancestry.com

Address http://www.Ancestry.com

 

[x]  U.S., Selected Federal Census Non-Population Schedules, 1850-1880; Name: John B Nash Enumeration Date: July 20, 1850 [1860 September 17]; Place, Boonville, Precinct 1, Brazos, Texas, USA; Schedule Type: Agriculture; OS Page: 21; Line Number: 12;

 

[xi]  References: Boatner, Mark M. III (1959). The Civil War Dictionary. New York, N.Y.: David McKay Company Inc. ISBN 0-679-50013-8…. Cutrer, Thomas W. "Fifth Texas Cavalry". Retrieved November 30, 2020……Thompson, Jerry. "Sibley's Brigade". Retrieved November 30, 2020… U.S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles; Author Historical Data Systems, comp. Publisher Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2009.Original data - Data compiled by Historical Data Systems of Kingston, MA from the following list of works. Copyright 1997-2009Historical Data Systems, Inc. PO Box 35Duxbury, MA 02331.Ori; Repository Ancestry.com Address http://www.Ancestry.com …. National Park Service U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865; Publisher, Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007.Original data - National Park Service, Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, online <http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/>, acquired 2007.Original data: National Park Service, Civil War; Repository Ancestry.com Address http://www.Ancestry.com ….. U.S., Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865 National Archives and Records Administration (NARA); Washington, D.C.; Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Texas; Series Number: M323; Roll: 111 Web address http://www.footnote.com/image/#8509482; Publisher, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc; Publisher date, 2011’ Publisher Lehi, UT, USA; Repository Ancestry.com 

 

[xii]    1870 United States Federal Census: Place: Brazos, Texas; Roll: M593_1577; Page: 1A; Image: 5; Family History Library Film: 553076; Publisher, Ancestry.com Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.Original data - 1870 U.S. census, population schedules. NARA microfilm publication M593, 1,761 rolls. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Record; Repository Ancestry.com Address http://www.Ancestry.com

 

[xiii]  Web: Texas, Find A Grave Index, 1836-2011; Birth date: 18 Oct 1808 Birth place: Death date: 31 Jul 1876 Death place: Publisher, Ancestry.com Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.Original data - Find A Grave. Find A Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi: accessed 19 January 2012.Original data: Find A Grave. Find A Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi Ancestry.com Address http://www.Ancestry.com

 

[xiv]    1880 United States Federal Census; Census Place: Precinct 6, Brazos, Texas; Roll: 1292; Family History Film: 1255292; Page: 226C; Enumeration District: 015; Author Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Publisher, Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. 1880 U.S. Census Index provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints © Copyright 1999 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved. All use is subject to the limited; Repository Ancestry.com Address http://www.Ancestry.com

 

[xv]   U.S., find a Grave Index, 1600s-Current Ancestry.com; Note Find-a-Grave http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi; Publisher Ancestry.com Operations, Inc; Publisher date 2012; Publisher location, Provo, UT, USA; Repository Ancestry.com Address http://www.Ancestry.com