15 September 2009

Charles Nash Of Auto Company Fame And Family - Part One

Charles Warren Nash was born in Cortland, DeKalb County, Illinois on January 28, 1864.
His mother was Anna E. "Annie" Cadwell (b. 1829 NY - d. 1909 MI) who married David L. Nash. Other Nash siblings included Mazovia (b. 1862), George C. (b. 1866) and Laura W. (b. 1868).
Charles Nash lived in Forest Township in Genesee County with his family in 1870.

After David and Anna Nash separated, Charles and his brother George were literally "farmed out" to Robert Lapworth as farm laborers.

George Nash was living with the Lapworths in 1880:
1880 MI Genesee, Flushing
Frances LAPWORTH Wife M W 45 NY NY NY
Geo NASH Son S W 14 MI At Home NY NY

Charles Nash left the Lapworth farm and was living with the Elder family in 1880 in Mt. Morris, Genesee County, Michigan:

Charles ELDER Self M W 49 NY Farm NY NY
Sarah ELDER Wife M W 50 NY NY NY
Libbie ELDER* Dau S W 21 MI NY NY
Charles NASH Other S W 16 MI Laborer Farm NY NY
*Married Eber Deyo, son of Henry & Electa Deyo

Charles Nash married Jessie Halleck, daughter of Ransom & Mary (Hunt) Halleck.

In 1900, David & Anna Nash were living next door to their son George in Genesee Co., Michigan. The census stated that David and Anna had both been married for 45 years and that she had 4 children with 3 living in 1900. The family turmoil that sent Charles and George to their "indentured" living conditions did not culminate in a divorce.

Anna Nash died in Lapeer County, Michigan, on December 25, 1909, and buried in Richfield. Her father was George Cadwell according to her death record.

David Nash died in Otisville, Genesee Co., Michigan, on April 4, 1917, and is buried in Forest Cemetery. He was the son of Daniel & Abigail Nash.

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