Frances Helen Nash

1832–Female
Pavilion, Pavilion, Genesee, New York, United States

The Life of Frances Helen

When Frances Helen Nash was born in 1832, in Pavilion, Pavilion, Genesee, New York, United States, her father, Josiah M Nash, was 28 and her mother, Betsey Gifford Adams, was 21.

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Family Time Line

Josiah M Nash
1804–1851
Betsey Gifford Adams
1811–1878
Frances Helen Nash
1832–
Mary Jane Nash
1834–1892
Jesse Martin Nash
1837–1863
Martha Christina Nash
1841–
Frank Wylie Nash
1851–1941

Parents and Siblings

    Josiah M Nash

    Male1804–1851Male

    Betsey Gifford Adams

    Female1811–1878Female

siblings

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World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 0

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 4

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1863

Age 31

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name for someone who lived by an ash tree, a variant of Ash by misdivision of Middle English atten ash ‘at the ash’, or a habitational name from any of the many places in England and Wales named Nash, from this phrase, as for example Nash in Buckinghamshire, Herefordshire, or Shropshire. The name was established from an early date in Wales and Ireland.2 Jewish: of unknown origin, possibly an Americanized form of one or more like-sounding Jewish surnames.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (1)

  • Frances H Nash in household of Josiah M Nash, "United States Census, 1850"

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