Mary Ann Nash

Female5 May 1801–

Brief Life History of Mary Ann

When Mary Ann Nash was born on 5 May 1801, in Goshen, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States, her father, Martin Nash, was 23 and her mother, Christina Steenbergh, was 23.

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Family Time Line

Martin Nash
1777–1830
Christina Steenbergh
1779–1823
Mary Ann Nash
1801–
Josiah M Nash
1804–1851
William Riley Nash
1807–1880
Frances Nash
1810–
Lydia Catherine Nash
1813–
Samuel M. Nash
1817–1821
Sarah Nash
1823–

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  • Marian Nash, "New York, Births and Christenings, 1640-1962"

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Siblings (7)

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World Events (8)

1802 · Brass is Discovered

Age 1

"In 1802, brass was identified in Waterbury, Connecticut. This gave the city the nickname ""The Brass City."" Brass dominated the city and helped to create the city. The motto of the city is Quid Aere Perennius, which means What is more lasting than brass? in Latin."

1803

Age 2

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 31

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.

Name Meaning

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.

Jewish: possibly an Americanized form of one or more similar (like-sounding) Jewish surnames.

History: The surname Nash was taken to Ireland from England or Wales by a family who established themselves in County Kerry in the 13th century, during the second wave of Anglo-Norman settlement. — Abner Nash (c. 1740–86), governor of NC, was of Welsh origin, his parents having emigrated to VA from Wales in 1730. His brother Francis (c. 1742–77) was a general in the Continental army; the city of Nashville, TN, was named in his honor.

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

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