Theodocia Nash

22 December 1806–from 1860 to 1870 (Age 53)
Culpeper, Virginia, United States

The Life of Theodocia

When Theodocia Nash was born on 22 December 1806, in Culpeper, Virginia, United States, her father, F Abner Nash, was 33 and her mother, Patsy Elizabeth "Betsy" Pyles, was 29. She married Ebenezer Petty on 20 April 1825. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Oktibbeha, Mississippi, United States for about 10 years. She died from 1860 to 1870, in Oktibbeha, Kemper, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Siloam, Clay, Mississippi, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ebenezer Petty
Theodocia Nash
Marriage: 20 April 1825
Sarah Elizabeth Petty

Spouse and Children

20 April 1825


Parents and Siblings



    Alanson Nash


    Deidamia Nash



    William Whitfield Nash Sr



+8 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 2

Atlantic slave trade abolished.
1812 · Monumental Church Built

Age 6

The Monumental Church was built between 1812-1814 on the sight where the Richmond Theatre fire had taken place. It is a monument to those that died in the fire.
1824 · """Mary Randolph Publishes """"The Virginia Housewife"""""""

Age 18

“The Virginia Housewife” was published by Mary Randolph. It was the first cookbook published in America. 

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Theodosia Cox in household of Allen Cox, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Theadocia Cox in household of Allen Cox, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Alice Nash in entry for James Abner Cox, "Florida Deaths, 1877-1939"

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