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Ancestors of James Henry NASH


Generation No. 5


      16. James NASH, born October 15, 1797 in Laurens District, South Carolina; died April 09, 1880 in Greenville County, South Carolina. He was the son of 32. Edward NASH and 33. Lucinda BELL. He married 17. Nancy HORNER 1827 in Greenville District, South Carolina.

      17. Nancy HORNER, born October 12, 1802 in Laurens District, South Carolina; died July 02, 1882 in Anniston, Alabama. She was the daughter of 34. James Clement HORNER and 35. Lydia RICE.

Notes for James NASH:
James Nash was born in Laurens District, South Carolina "at the home site near a bold spring on South Rabun Creek where his father purchased land in June, 1789. About 1806, the family moved several miles 'up the creek' into Greenville District, the "upper Nash mill place, where Edward Nash purchased various tracts over a period of years. Here James lived the rest of his life."

On December 15, 1824, James bought from his brother Edward, Jr., 100 acres. In 1837, a deed for 131 and 1/2 acres shows the transfer of the Edward Nash homestead to James by William, Miles and Joabner. The same year James purchased 150 acres nearby from his brother Thomas.

James Nash handled his own cases in court, earning him the nickname of "Judge." His son, James Hemery described him as "both a farmer and a mechanic -- of sound, practical common sense, but with little education."

The records of the Fairview Presbyterian Church indicate that the family worshipped there. Because the earliest minutes of the Session were burned, there is no existing record of James and Nancy having been members. Mary Elizabeth, Penelope Clarentine and William Pinkney Hamilton were baptized there.
     
Children of James NASH and Nancy HORNER are:
  i.   James Hemery NASH, born June 02, 1828 in Greenville District, South Carolina; died May 08, 1919 in College Park, Georgia.
  ii.   Nancy Caroline NASH, born September 28, 1830 in Greenville District, South Carolina; died June 27, 1831 in Greenville District, South Carolina.
  iii.   Jane Elizabeth NASH, born April 28, 1832 in Greenville District, South Carolina; died January 11, 1833 in Greenville District, South Carolina.
  8 iv.   Edward Walker NASH, born November 15, 1833 in Greenville County, South Carolina; died November 17, 1914 in Atlanta, Georgia; married Louisa Mentoria HOLMES January 05, 1860 in Gwinnett County, Georgia.
  v.   Mary Eliza NASH, born June 01, 1836 in Greenville District, South Carolina; died October 22, 1857 in Greenville District, South Carolina.
  vi.   John Harvey NASH, born November 22, 1838 in Greenville District, South Carolina; died July 28, 1921 in Landrum, South Carolina.
  vii.   Penelope Clarentine NASH, born June 29, 1841 in Greenville District, South Carolina; died June 16, 1881 in Greenville County, South Carolina.
  viii.   William Pinkney Hamilton NASH, born July 11, 1845 in Greenville District, South Carolina; died December 11, 1927 in Americus, Georgia.


      18. Arthur Green HOLMES, born Abt. 1800 in Virginia; died Abt. 1885 in Gwinnett County, Georgia3. He married 19. Caroline Howard HOLMES March 15, 1831 in Gwinnett County, Georgia.

      19. Caroline Howard HOLMES, born January 24, 1810 in Gwinnett County, Georgia; died Aft. 1886 in Gwinnett County, Georgia. She was the daughter of 38. David HOLMES and 39. Elizabeth CLARK.

Notes for Arthur Green HOLMES:
I have not found any records documenting the parents of Arthur Green Holmes. However, there is a statement that he and Caroline Howard Holmes were second cousins. That means that they shared one common ancestor, Samuel Holmes. The U.S. Census for Gwinnett County, Georgia states that he was born in Virginia. He was surety for the marriage of Samuel S. Holmes and Martha C. Dortch. Their marriage bond is dated 1 November 1830 and is recorded in Mecklenburg County, Virginia. He may have been the brother of Samuel S. Holmes. The fact that he gave one of his daughters the name Alma Nora Fox and that the name Arthur appears in the Fox line suggests this connection. In 1840 he was listed as a member of the Whig political party. In 1860, Aurthur Geen Holmes owned 1,000 acres of land in the Cates District of Gwinnett County. Tax records indicate that by 1861 he had accumulated an estate worth $11,715.00, including seven slaves. After the Civil War, his holdings had dimished considerably. In 1875 he gave his five living children 100 acres of land by gift deed. On December 3, 1885, a warranty deed was recorded for the sale of 125 acres of land to his son-in-law, Oliver Perry Ford. Perhaps this was re- entered into the record after the 1879 courthouse fire since there is also a probate court record of the filing for a year's support on A.G. Holmes' estate dated 8 August 1885.
     
Children of Arthur HOLMES and Caroline HOLMES are:
  i.   Alma Nora Fox HOLMES, died October 01, 1917 in Gwinnett County, Georgia; married Y.J.J. Harris; died June 15, 1920 in Gwinnett County, Georgia.
  ii.   Mary G. HOLMES, born December 1831 in Gwinnett County, Georgia; died May 06, 1848 in Gwinnett County, Georgia.
  iii.   Samuel D. HOLMES, born May 16, 1834 in Gwinnett County, Georgia; died August 18, 1908 in Gwinnett County, Georgia.
  iv.   Virginia M.G. HOLMES, born March 29, 1837 in Gwinnett County, Georgia; died December 20, 1914 in Gwinnett County, Georgia; married Oliver Perry Ford; born March 29, 1837; died December 25, 1909 in Gwinnett County, Georgia.
  v.   Benjamin Alexander HOLMES, born December 10, 1838 in Gwinnett County, Georgia; died July 25, 1895; married Elizabeth Rawlings.
  9 vi.   Louisa Mentoria HOLMES, born November 14, 1840 in Gwinnett County, Georgia; died November 18, 1928 in Gwinnett County, Georgia; married Edward Walker NASH January 05, 1860 in Gwinnett County, Georgia.
  vii.   Harriett HOLMES, born November 15, 1843 in Gwinnett County, Georgia; died May 25, 1844 in Gwinnett County, Georgia.


      20. James Nelson COUEY, born May 10, 1816 in Hall County, Georgia4; died January 18, 1880 in Gwinnett County, Georgia4. He was the son of 40. Joseph COUEY and 41. Ann UNKNOWN. He married 21. Nancy W. MASSEY December 10, 1835 in Gwinnett County, Georgia4.

      21. Nancy W. MASSEY, born April 12, 1814 in Georgia4; died November 20, 1892 in Gwinnett County, Georgia4. She was the daughter of 42. Arch W. MASSEY and 43. Mary Unknown.

Notes for James Nelson COUEY:
The oldest Session Book of the Fairview Presbyterian Church lists Andrew Coue, Phereba Coue and James N. Coue on the membership roll. Andrew and Phereba are marked "dis." James N. joined the Methodist Church when he married and became what is known in the Methodist Church as a "local preacher."
     
Children of James COUEY and Nancy MASSEY are:
  i.   William Alsten COUEY, born November 18, 1836 in Gwinnett County, Georgia4; died November 13, 1914; married (1) Mary Ann Jones December 22, 18584; born September 10, 1832; died April 07, 18764; married (2) Julia Ann Brown October 11, 1876 in Gwinnett County, Georgia; born 1853; died October 06, 1930.
  Notes for William Alsten COUEY:
He served as a private in Company F 11th Georgia Inf. Was
captured at Gettysburg, PA. Paroled at Ft. Delaware in 1865.

  ii.   Mary Jane Elizabeth COUEY, born December 11, 1839 in Gwinnett County, Georgia4; died May 09, 1915 in Gwinnett County, Georgia.
  iii.   Samuel Benjamin COUEY, born December 17, 1842 in Gwinnett County, Georgia; died October 17, 1861 in Richmond, Virginia4; married Sara Ann Nash 1861 in Gwinnett County, Georgia.
  Notes for Samuel Benjamin COUEY:
Served as a 4th Sgt in Company H, 16th Ga Inf, The Flint Hills
Grays.

  iv.   Joseph Andrew COUEY, born 1845 in Georgia; died March 14, 18754
  Notes for Joseph Andrew COUEY:
Served as a Private in Company M, 16th Ga Infrantry. Was
present at the surrender General Lee at Appamattox Court House,
Va.

  10 v.   Richard Dilmus COUEY, born October 28, 1852 in Gwinnett County, Georgia; died March 13, 1930 in Dekalb County, Georgia; married (1) Sarah Elizabeth MEWBORN Bef. 1875 in Gwinnett County, Georgia; married (2) Lucinda H. Matthews December 28, 1914 in Dekalb County, Georgia.


      22. Archibald Marion MEWBORN, born May 23, 1831; died October 20, 1862 in Bean Station, Tennessee. He was the son of 44. Thomas MEWBORN and 45. Frances BURDEN. He married 23. Cynthia Irwin NOEL August 31, 1854 in Gwinnett County, Georgia.

      23. Cynthia Irwin NOEL, born May 29, 1834; died May 18, 1909 in GwinnettCounty, Georgia. She was the daughter of 46. Major Azariah NOEL and 47. Elizabeth SAYE.
     
Children of Archibald MEWBORN and Cynthia NOEL are:
  i.   Thomas Washington MEWBORN, died 1928.
  ii.   JOHN AZARIAH MEWBORN
  11 iii.   Sarah Elizabeth MEWBORN, born June 25, 1857 in Gwinnett County, Georgia; died February 20, 1908 in Gwinnett County, Georgia; married Richard Dilmus COUEY Bef. 1875 in Gwinnett County, Georgia.
  iv.   Archibald B. MEWBORN, born April 10, 1861; died September 14, 1903.


      24. William ROBERTSON, born Abt. 1799 in Sumter District, South Carolina; died 1866 in Walton County, Georgia. He was the son of 48. WILLIS ROBERTSON. He married 25. Eliza CANNON.

      25. Eliza CANNON, born Abt. 1805 in Georgia.

Notes for William ROBERTSON:
The 1860 U.S. Census lists William as 62 years of age and born in South Carolina. A William Robinson, Baldwin County, Georgia, drew land in Walton County (41-2) in the 1820 Land Lottery. This cemetery is located on Gum Creek Church Road across the Road from the home of Harold Gower. It is marked as the BUTLER Cemetery on Walton County Maps.

  Notes for Eliza CANNON:
The 1850 U.S. Census for Walton County lists Eliza as 55 years of age.The same census lists in this household Ann Cannon, born in Virginia and 82 years of age. I believe that she was Eliza's Mother.
     
Children of William ROBERTSON and Eliza CANNON are:
  i.   [Unamed Infant] ROBERTSON
  ii.   Sara E. ROBERTSON, married Nicholas J. Wallis January 03, 1867 in Walton County, Georgia.
  iii.   Thomas Ladson ROBERTSON, born October 19, 1819 in Sumter District, South Carolina; died October 12, 1875 in Walton County, Georgia; married (1) Mary Ann Carter November 27, 1849 in Oglethorpe County, Georgia; born February 08, 1820; died June 21, 1854 in Walton County, Georgia; married (2) Martha Jane Lowe November 06, 1855; born June 18, 1836; died July 31, 1868; married (3) Julia Capehart Aft. July 31, 1868.
  iv.   Warren Y. ROBERTSON, born March 30, 1822; died December 10, 1893 in Blum, Hill County, Texas; married Mary Willingham December 10, 1841 in Walton County, Georgia; born October 15, 1821 in Georgia.
  v.   Benjamin E. ROBERTSON, born Abt. 1824; died February 27, 1860 in Jackson County, Georgia; married Martha Ferguson December 29, 1844 in Walton County, Georgia; born Abt. 1825.
  vi.   Susan A. ROBERTSON, born Aft. 1824; married Robert M. Carter November 28, 1844.
  12 vii.   William Lafayette ROBERTSON, born March 01, 1829; died July 20, 1901 in Blum, Hill County, Texas; married Matilda Jane REED January 19, 1854 in Walton County, Georgia.
  viii.   Willis M. ROBERTSON, born Abt. 1831; died February 1864; married Eliza Pierce Tucker February 1864 in Walton County, Georgia.
  ix.   Martha A. ROBERTSON, born September 13, 1833; died June 29, 1922; married (1) W.D. Coleman; died April 11, 1862 in Walton County, Georgia; married (2) ALFRED REED December 02, 1863 in Walton County, Georgia.
  x.   James C. ROBERTSON, born January 25, 1836; died June 20, 1933; married Charity A. Thompson February 23, 1860 in Walton County, Georgia; born March 19, 1841; died March 08, 1907.
  xi.   Mary J. ROBERTSON, born 1838; married James M. Gunter January 04, 1866 in Walton County, Georgia.
  xii.   Theophilus Lacy ROBERTSON, born Abt. 1840; died May 15, 1862 in Richmond, Virginia.
  xiii.   Eliza A. ROBERTSON, born 1844; married William C. Hayes July 09, 1865 in Walton County, Georgia.


      26. John C. REED, born Abt. 1784 in North Carolina; died Bef. December 1856 in Walton County, Georgia. He married 27. Matilda WATERS.

      27. Matilda WATERS, born Abt. 1796 in Georgia.

Notes for John C. REED:
He drew a portion of land lot 147 in Walton County. At the time he was residing in the P. Brown district of Franklin County, Georgia. He died without leaving a will. The Minute Book of Walton County, Georgia records the lengthy settlement of his estate, beginning with letters of Administration granted to Calvin and Alfred Reed in the December Term of Court, 1856. Permission to sell his land was granted to the administrators at the December, 1857 term of court.


     
Children of John REED and Matilda WATERS are:
  i.   OLIVER REED, married Elizabeth Bentley November 04, 1852 in Walton County, Georgia.
  ii.   MARY REED, married Robert Calvin Palmer.
  iii.   JOHN V. REED
  iv.   ALFRED REED, married (1) Elizabeth Palmer August 01, 1850 in Walton County, Georgia; married (2) Martha A. ROBERTSON December 02, 1863 in Walton County, Georgia; born September 13, 1833; died June 29, 1922.
  v.   CALVIN REED, born December 10, 1820; died April 22, 1905 in Walton County, Georgia; married Martha Bentley July 10, 1851 in Walton County, Georgia.
  vi.   LIDDY REED, born January 20, 1823.
  13 vii.   Matilda Jane REED, born January 19, 1838; died August 01, 1919 in Loganville, Walton County, Georgia; married William Lafayette ROBERTSON January 19, 1854 in Walton County, Georgia.


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