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[This information is from Vol. IV, pp. 1756-1757 of Hudson-Mohawk Genealogical and Family Memoirs, edited by Cuyler Reynolds (New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1911). It is in the Reference collection of the Schenectady County Public Library at R 929.1 R45. Some of the formatting of the original, especially in lists of descendants, may have been altered slightly for ease of reading.]

The Nasons were among the early settlers of New England, and all may be said to trace from either Richard, Joseph, John, or Benjamin Nason, who came from Rainsford Island, England, about the year 1648, and settled at South Bewick, Maine. They soon became numerous and could be found in the other colonies prior to the revolution. The definite history of the branch begins with

(II) Thomas Nason, of Walpole, Massachusetts, son of Willoughby Nason, of Boston, born 1691, married (second) Mary Campernell, of Ipswich, Massachusetts, and had children: By first wife, Sarah ————, who died August 10, 1748:

  1. Thomas, born about 1739;
  2. Nathaniel, born 1740, married Abigail Hartshorn, of Walpole, and had fourteen children;
  3. Abigail, born March 24, 1741;
  4. Margaret, October 28, 1745.

Children by second wife:

  1. Willoughby, of whom further;
  2. Mary, born December 27, 1759.

Mary, the second wife of Thomas Nason, died March 3, 1769. The three sons — Thomas (2), Nathaniel and Willoughby — occupied the Elikiam farm in Walpole after the owners' flight to Boston in 1775, and they were all engaged in the revolutionary army in 1776-77.

(III) Willoughby, son of Thomas and Mary (Campernell) Nason, was born in Walpole, Massachusetts, February 21, 1750, died April 9, 1838. He was a soldier of the revolution, as the following copies from Massachusetts Records attest.

Willoughby Nason; Appears with rank of private on Lexington Alarm Roll of Captain Sabin Man's company, Col. Creaton's Regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, from Walpole. Town to which soldier belonged, Walpole. Length of service, 12 days. (Vol. 13: 5.)

Willoughby Nason; Appears with rank of private on muster and pay roll of Capt. Aaron Guild's Co., Col. Lemuel Robson's Regt., in service at Dorchester Heights. Time of enlistment, January 27, 1776. Town to which soldier belonged, Walpole. (Vol. 19: 152 1/2.)

Willoughby Nason: Appears with rank of private on muster and pay roll of Captain David Henshaw's (10th) Company, Colonel Craft's (Artillery) Regiment Service from November 24, 1776, to February 1, 1777. Time of service, 2 months, 6 days. (Vol. 38: 73.)

Willoughby Nason: Appears with rank of Bombardier on muster and pay roll of Captain David Henshaw's (10th) Company, Colonel Thomas Craft's Artillery Regiment. Service from February 1, 1777, to May 8, 1777. Time of service, 3 months, 7 days. Town to which soldier belonged, Walpole. (Vol. 38: 74.)

I certify the foregoing to be true abstracts from the Record Index to the Revolutionary War Archives deposited in this office.

(Signed) William M. Oldin, Sec.
Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

He married, July 8, 1772, Mary Borden, of Walpole, born November 18, 1753, died May 25, 1844.

(IV) Jesse, son of Willoughby and Mary (Borden) Nason, was born February 27, 1776, died May 24, 1845. He married and had issue.

(V) George Warren, son of Jesse Nason.

(VI) William Emmons, son of George Warren Nason.

(VII) Williard Hohman, son of William Emmons Nason, was born in Massachusetts, June 26, 1857. He prepared for the practice of law and was admitted to the bar at Franklin, Massachusetts, in 1880. In 1881 he removed to Cleveland, Ohio, where he has since been engaged in the practice of his profession. He was formerly a Congregationalist, but is now a member of the Methodist Episcopal church. In politics he is a Republican. He married Clara Louise Warren.

(VIII) Adelbert Warren, son of William H. and Clara Louise (Warren) Nason, was born in Cleveland, Ohio, January 7, 1884. He was graduated at Harvard University, A. B., class of 1905. He is a broker, dealing in stocks and bonds. He is a member of the Sons of the Revolution. He married Elizabeth M. Sitson.

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