Biography - Andrew Nash

Andrew J. NASH, farmer and Justice of the Peace, was born in Edmonson County, Ky., February 29, 1832, to Lewis C. and Millie (OLLER) NASH. He was born in Pulaski County, Ky., April, 1807, and died in Harvel, Ill., February 17, 1881. He was by occupation a blacksmith. She was born in Illinois in 1814, and is now a resident of Harvel. They were the parents of thirteen children, of whom Andrew J. was the second child. His early life was spent in receiving an education and assisting his father in the blacksmith shop. In 1848, with his parents, removed to Grayson County, Ky. In 1849, he embarked on his career in life as a farmer. In the fall of 1851, removed to Wayne County, Ill.; in June, 1854, removed to Macoupin County, Ill.; in 1869, removed to Christian County, and there remained engaged in agricultural pursuits until February, 1879, when he removed to his present residence, where he has since remained engaged in farming in connection with his official duties. In Christian County, in May, 1877, he was elected Constable, and at the same time was appointed Deputy Sheriff, which offices he held for two years. In Harvel he is now holding the office of Justice of the Peace, in connection with several minor offices. In Grayson County, Ky., April 4, 1849, he married Miss Sarah HAYNES, a native of the same county, born March 1, 1830. They are the parents of nine children, three of whom are now living - George W., born July 22, 1851, and died August 18, 1874; Paradine, now the wife of John A. TOSH, and residing near Grayville, Ill.; Lucinda, now the wife of Charles A. VARNER, and residing in the county; Franklin E., at home; and Millie J., James M., Mary E., Arthur B. and Herchel, who are dead. Mr. NASH is an active member of the I. O. O. F., at Harvel Lodge, No. 607. In politics, he is identified with the Democrat party. Mr. NASH is regarded as an honest, fair-minded, liberal in his views, genial and gentlemanly in his social relations and an industrious, public spirited citizen.

Extracted 20 Nov 2016 by Norma Hass from 1882 History of Bond and Montgomery Counties, Illinois, Part 2 Biographical Department, pages 248-249.

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