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MARY A. NASH

MARY A. NASH. The home occupied by Miss Mary A. Nash, in Wismer, Plumstead township, was erected in 1827. Her paternal great-grandparents were residents of Bucks county, where they followed farming and it was upon the farm on which Miss Nash now resides that her grandfather, Abraham Nash, was born in the eighteenth century. He continued to reside here throughout his entire life, also carrying on general agricultural pursuits. His children were Abraham; Joseph; William; Barbara, the wife of George Gaddes; and Agnes, the wife of William Bryan.

Abraham Nash, the father, was born on the old Wismer family homestead in 1798, and in early life learned the carpenter's trade, being connected with building operations for many years in addition to agricultural pursuits. Eventually he retired and spent the evening of his life in the enjoyment of a well earned rest, passing away in 1882. He was a member of the Old Mennonite church, and his Christian religion permeated his entire career. He was twice married. First to Miss Barbara Detweiler, by whom he had five children: Abraham, John, William, Joseph, and Mary, who died unmarried. For his second wife he married Barbara Myers, and their children were Elizabeth, the wife of Levi Swartz; Mary A.; and Henry, of Philadelphia.

The house now owned and occupied by Miss Nash was built by her father in 1827. This is one of the most attractive homestead farms, splendidly improved and equipped with all modern conveniences and accessories. She has spent her entire life here and following her father's death she purchased the interest of the other heirs in the home property and has since managed it, displaying excellent business and executive force in its control and cultivation. Miss Nash is a member of the Methodist church at Lahaska, Pennsylvania.

Text taken from page 423

Davis, William W. H., A. M. History of Bucks County, Pennsylvania [New York-Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1905] Volume III

Transcribed June 2003 as part of the Bucks Co., Pa., Early Family Project, www.rootsweb.com/~pabucks/bucksindex.html

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