- Richard Nason (1606?ca. 1696) m. Sarah ____ (d. aft. 1664); Kittery, Me.
- Joseph Nason (ca.1648bef. 1714) m. Mary Swain (16611714); Nantucket, Mass.
- Patience Nason (ca. 16851746) m. 1709 Stephen Brayton (16861753); 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.: SouthworthAnthoensen Press, 192938; reprint, Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1979), 505. Douglas W. Chase, Richard Nason in New England, 2 vols. (Indianapolis: Dog Ear Publishing, 20123), 1:1-17, 2:1-16, contains biographies of Richard and his sons John and Jonathan. Chases brief biographical treatment of Baker Nason, another of Richards 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 Richards 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, 192328), 2:342, 4:230, 5:461. Patience Nasons 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, 18911912), 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 15901930 from Newport Common Burial Ground Inscriptions, Rhode Island Vital Records, Second Series, vol. 11 (East Princeton, Mass.: Rhode Island Families Association, 1985), 50.
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