Walker Nash

Brief Life History of Walker

When Walker Nash was born in 1772, in Roanoke County, Virginia, United States, his father, COL John Hinton Nash Sr, was 61 and his mother, Mary Kirkpatrick, was 57. He married Maria Gallahue Keith on 30 December 1817, in Amite, Mississippi, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. In 1814, at the age of 42, his occupation is listed as constable of jefferson county in Jefferson, Mississippi, United States.

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Walker Nash
Maria Gallahue Keith
Marriage: 30 December 1817
Thomas Marshall Nash
Diana Maria Nash

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  • Walker Nash, "Mississippi, Marriages, 1800-1911"

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Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

1780 · Richmond Becomes the Capital

On April 18, 1780 Richmond became the capital of Virginia. It was the temporary capital from 1780-1788.


France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

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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