1497. Nason


  1. Richard Nason (1606?–ca. 1696) m. Sarah ____ (d. aft. 1664); Kittery, Me.
  2. Joseph Nason (ca.1648–bef. 1714) m. Mary Swain (1661–1714); Nantucket, Mass.
  3. Patience Nason (ca. 1685–1746) m. 1709 Stephen Brayton (1686–1753); Portsmouth, R. I.


The first two generations of the Nason lineage are covered in Charles Thornton Libby, Sybil Noyes, and Walter Goodwin Davis, Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire (Portland, Me.: Southworth–Anthoensen Press, 1929–38; reprint, Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1979), 505. Douglas W. Chase, Richard Nason in New England, 2 vols. (Indianapolis: Dog Ear Publishing, 2012–3), 1:1-17, 2:1-16, contains biographies of Richard and his sons John and Jonathan. Chase’s brief biographical treatment of Baker Nason, another of Richard’s sons, is in Daniel Nason of Orford, New Hampshire (Indianapolis: Dog Ear Publishing, 2007), 7-9. Chase seems to have been unable to assemble data on descendants of Richard’s other sons before he died in 2012. Joseph is further documented in Vital Records of Nantucket, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850, 5 vols. (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1923–28), 2:342, 4:230, 5:461. Patience Nason’s marriage, and her connection to this family, are known only from the records of Portsmouth, Rhode Island; see James N. Arnold, Vital Record of Rhode Island: A Family Register for the People, 21 vols. (Providence, R. I.: Narragansett Historical Publishing Company, 1891–1912), 4: Portsmouth, 8. Lastly, information from her tombstone in the Common Burial Ground of Newport appears, in somewhat condensed form, in Alden G. Beaman, comp., Births 1590–1930 from Newport Common Burial Ground Inscriptions, Rhode Island Vital Records, Second Series, vol. 11 (East Princeton, Mass.: Rhode Island Families Association, 1985), 50.

Related surnames

187. Brayton · 2995. Swain

Created 19 June 2003; last updated 19 April 2019.
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