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Abraham Nash Sr. son of Benjamin and Ann Smith Nash, was b. in Braintree, Mass., May 16, 1740 (ac. to Braintree records, which are perhaps more nearly right than a family record, which gives the date May 29, 1740). He died in Shutesbury, Mass., May 25, 1791. He m. Lydia Smith of Taunton, Mass. She was b. there, September 7, 1740, and d. in Gilsum, February 6, 1830, at the house of her grandson, Cyrus Bliss, which was in the woods to the southeast of the John Davis house , in the east part of town. After the death of Mr. Nash, Mrs. Lydia Nash came to Sullivan, in 1794, and bought what was later the Eaton farm, and erected her first cabin at 211. Later, a larger house was erected at 211 1/2 , which accommodated for a time the family of James Nash. About 1803, shortly after the death of her crippled son, Levi Nash, Mrs. Lydia Nash went to Eaton, N.Y., and lived a few years with her son ASA Nash, who had formerly lived in Sullivan at 212. On returning to New Hampshire, she spent some time with her children in Gilsum, and, in 1816, went to live with her grandson, Cyrus Bliss, where she died, as stated. Abraham, Sr., and Lydia had seven children b. in Taunton, except the last who is said to have been b. in Belchertown, Mass. They were: 1.James, b. November 25, 1760. 2. John, b. August 12, 1764. 3. Asa, b. December 16, 1767. 4. Hannah, b. April 8, 1770, d. in Gilsum, at the house of her son, Cyrus Bliss (The old John Nash house), October 28, 1850. 5. Levi, b. about 1772; d. in Sullivan at 211 1/2 , December 3, 1802, about 30 years of age. 6. Betsey, b. May 23, 1774;m. James Davis. 7. Abraham, Jr., b. December 19, 1776.
Application for membership of the Sons of the American Revolution Lyman Roe Merry, descendent of Abraham Nash:
Abraham Nash appears with the rank of Private Capt. Josiah King's Co. Col. David Brewers reg't on Muster Roll dated August 1, 1775. Length of service 1 month 2 weeks. Town to which soldier belonged, Taunton, Massachusetts. Vol. 15 page 143.
Abraham Nash appears with rank of Private Capt. Josiah King's Co., Col. David Brewer's (9th) reg't, on Company Return dated October 7, 1775. Town to which soldier belonged Taunton, Massachusetts. Vol. 56, page 53.
Abraham Nash appears as having signed with others an Order for bounty coats or the equivalent in money, due fo the Eight Months Service in 1775, in Capt. Josiah King's es, Col. Rufus Putman's (late D. Brewer's) 9th regt., dated Roxbury, December 2, 1775. Vol 57, file 6.
Massachusetts Soldiers and sailors of the Revolutionary War, Vol XI, page 268.