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Inventory and appraisement of Estate of William Naish deceased

Recorded in Mecklenburg Co. - 13 th day of March 1797

Values are in pounds £

One Negro women Hannah and child Violet £60 - -

One negro man James .....................................90 - -

One negro Girl (Aggy) ................................... 40 - -

One woman Dinah ............................... 70 - -

One Negro man Gloster ..............................75 - -

One Girl Nelly ..................................... 30 - -

One Boy Nelson ..................................... 30 - -

One Boy Ned .....................................20 - -

One Boy Sampson .....................................25 - -

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Various Bequests from the will of William Naish

dated 3 April, 1796, proved 12 September 1796- Mecklenburg Co. VA

Names of Slaves and who they were left to:

Hannah .................................... to Sarah Naish (wife of William Naish)

Violet (this is the daughter of Hannah) to son Thomas Naish

James ........................................ Sarah Naish (wife)

Aggy (this is a young girl)........ Sarah Naish (wife)

Dinah ........................................ Sarah Naish (wife)

Gloster ........................................ to son William Naish

Nelly .................................... to son John Naish

Nelson .................................... to son Abraham Naish

Ned .................................. to daughter Jane Naish

Sampson .................................. to daughter Lucy Naish Willis (Wife of James J. Willis)

Bequests from the will of Sarah Nash (wife of William Naish)–

dated 10 October, 1827, proved 20 April 1829

Names of Slaves and who they were left to:

Aggy, Delila and Alexander ..............to Martha A. Willis (great-granddaughter of Sarah Nash)

John, Nelly and Henry ......................to Satiry J. Willis (g-granddaughter of Sarah Nash)

Phillip, Stephen, Mary and Joiner ..... to Lucy Willis (g-granddaughter of Sarah Nash) Descendants of Elizabeth Naish . Elizabeth Naish was a white woman. All of the children listed below were of mixed race and were all listed as free Negro and mulattos on subsequent census reports and on some other documents. Elizabeth Naish (she is listed here as #w5) never married – to my knowledge. She was the daughter of William and Sarah Naish. __ Generation 2 2. Elizabeth Naish (w5), (WILLIAM1) was born abt. 1764 in Mecklenburg Co., Virginia, d. after 1840. She is found living next to John Naish in 1830. Also, she was living with her son Bannister Naish in 1840 (census p.15) in Mecklenburg, Co. VA. .

Children of Elizabeth NAISH and Unknown:

3. i. JOHN NAISH (w5-1), b. 1794.

ii. IRBEY NAISH (w5-2), b. 1796, d. after 1860 in Ohio.

iii. BANNISTER NAISH (w5-3), b. 1798, d. after 1856.

iv. (?Willie - Bound to Jacob Chavous 12 Oct. 1807 – in Mecklenburg, VA. – The only listing of this boy is in the Heinegg book- not enough to prove a relationship to Elizabeth Naish)

v. (?Archibald - Bound to Jacob Chavous 12 Oct. 1807 – in Mecklenburg, VA.– The only listing of this boy is in the Heinegg book- not enough to prove a relationship to Elizabeth Naish)

vi. LUVENIA NAISH (w5-6), b. abt. 1806.

vii. ?Mary Nash? (w5-39) b. abt. 1787. ____

Generation 3

3. JOHN NAISH (w5-1), (ELIZABETH2, WILLIAM1) b. 1794.- Paul Heinegg's book Free African

American's of North Carolina, Virginia and South Carolina gives this information on him “described as a free Mulatto abt. 32 years old, 5ft. 6in, born of a free woman in the county (Mecklenburg)”

In 1830 the county census (p. 48) shows John Nash living to one side of Elizabeth Nash (Naish).

John married Olive Ivey on 18 December 1823 in Mecklenburg Co., minister was William Richards.

3. IRBEY NAISH (w5-2), (ELIZABETH2, WILLIAM1) was born in 1796 in Mecklenburg Co., Virginia, died after 1860. He married Ann Elizabeth Dunston 15 Nov. 1830 in Mecklenburg, VA. She was born 1809-10 and died between 1854 and 1856. Irbey moved to Pike Co. Ohio, per 1860 census.

Children of Irbey NAISH and Ann Elizabeth Dunston:

4. i. ELIZABETH ANN NAISH (w5-31), b. 1831 / m. James F. Chavous.

ii. GEORGE ADMIRAL NAISH (w5-7), b. 1832 –He died after 1880.

iii. MARY CATHERINE NAISH (w5-8), b. 1834, d. after 1860.

iv. MARTHA JANE NAISH (w5-9), b. 1835, d. after 1860.

v. SALUDA WASHINGTON NAISH (w5-10), b. c 1837, d. after 1860.

vi. JOHN IRBEY NAISH (w5-11), b. 1840, d. aft. 1880 in Ohio.

vii. DELIA FRANCES NAISH (w5-12), b. 1842, d. after 1860

viii. ELLEN NAISH (w5 -13), b. 1844, d. after 1860.

ix. WILLIAM EDWARD NAISH (w5-32), b. c. 1846, d. after 1860.

x. JOANNA NAISH (w5-33), b. 1851, d. after 1860

xi. ADALINE NAISH (w5-40), b. 1854 in Virginia, d. after 1860.

3. BANNISTER NAISH (w5-3), (ELIZABETH2, WILLIAM1) was born in 1798 in Mecklenburg Co., VA. died after 1856. He married Temperance (Tempy) Dunston 10 March 1835 in Mecklenburg, VA.

Children of Bannister NAISH and Temperance Dunston are:

4. i. MINERVA CAROLINE NAISH (w5-14), b. 1836.

ii. EDWARD HENDERSON NAISH (w5-15), b. 1837.

iii. ELIZA JANE NAISH (w5-16), b. 1839.

iv. RICHARD BANNISTER NAISH (w5-17), b. 1840; m. Florence, in Ohio. She was born: 1857 in Ohio. He died after 1910 in Scioto, Ohio.

v. MARGARET ANN NAISH (w5-18), b. 1843-4.

vi. EMILY PERMELIA NAISH (w5- 34), b. c . 1844.

vii. ELIZABETH NAISH (w5- 35), b. 1846, d. 1850-56?.

viii. MARTHA NAISH (w5- 36), b. 1837, d. 1850-56?.

ix. ROBERT NAISH (w5- 37), b. 1849, d. 1850-56?.

3. LUVENIA NAISH (w5-6) (ELIZABETH2, WILLIAM1) b. abt. 1806. Marr. John Chavous 24 Feb. 1829 in Mecklenburg Co. VA. Her date of death is unknown. ___ Generation 4 and 5 4. (w5-31) ELIZABETH ANN NAISH (IRBEY3, ELIZABETH2, WILLIAM1) , b. 1831 in Mecklenburg VA/m. James F. Chavous in Mecklenburg Co. VA. They lived in Pike Co. Ohio in 1870 –had 2 children. Children of Elizabeth Ann Naish and James F. Chavous - per 1870 census- Ohio: 5. i. James W. Chavous, (w5-38), b. 1856 in Virginia, d. after 1860. ii. Virginia Ann Chavous, (w5-39), b. 1858 in Ohio, d. after 1860. 4. (w5-7) GEORGE ADMIRAL NAISH (IRBEY3, ELIZABETH2, WILLIAM1) , b. 1832 in Mecklenburg VA., d. aft. 1880, marr. Rebecca F. in Ohio about 1870. Children of GEORGE ADMIRAL NASH and Rebecca F.: 5. i. IDA E. NASH, (w5-19 ) b. 1873 in Ohio. ii. CORDA I. NASH, (w5-20)b. 1875 in Ohio. iii. RICHARD S. P. NASH, (w5-21) b. 1879 in Ohio.

4. (w5-11) JOHN IRBEY NASH (IRBEY3, ELIZABETH2, WILLIAM1) b. 1840 in Mecklenburg; marr. Mary J. She was born in VA.. He died after 1880. The 1880 Pike Co. Ohio census shows this man listed 1 page away from his brother George A. Nash (w5-7).

Children of John Irbey Nash and Mary J.:

5. i. RICHARD C. NASH (w5 -22), b. 1872 in Ohio.

ii. JOSEPH H. NASH (w5 -23), b. 1875 in Ohio.

iii. JOHN C. NASH (w5-24), b. 1877 in Ohio.

iv. ANDREW E. NASH (w5-25), b. 1878 in Ohio.

4. (w5-15)EDWARD HENDERSON NAISH (BANNISTER3, ELIZABETH2, WILLIAM1) b. 1837, m. Charity A., Both died after 1880 (in Ohio?). 1870 census he is shown to have real estate value of $350, Also personal prop. of $200/ Ross Co. In 1880 he is listed as an Omnibus driver in Ross Co. Ohio. Children of Edward Henderson Nash and Charity A.:

5. i. LEWIS NASH (w5-26), b. 1864 in Ohio.

ii. CHARLES NASH (w5-27), b. 1871 in Ohio.

iii. WALTER NASH (w5-28), b. 1774 in Ohio.

4. (w5-17) RICHARD BANNISTER NAISH (BANNISTER3, ELIZABETH2, WILLIAM1) b. 1840; m. Florence, in Ohio. She was born: 1857, Ohio. He died after 1910 in Ohio. He was a janitor in a church in 1910 -Scioto, Ohio.

Children of Richard Bannister Naish and Florence: According to 1910 census data this couple had had a total of 9 children. Only 2 were still living in 1910.

5. i. NORA NASH (w5-29), b. 1892 in Ohio.

ii. LAWIA NASH (w5-30), b. 1897 in Ohio. 5. (w5-26) LEWIS NASH (EDWARD HENDERSON4, BANNISTER3, ELIZABETH2, WILLIAM1) was born 1864 in Ohio, died after 1910. Was a widower in 1910, in Perry Co, Ohio. _______________________________________________________________________ References for this family line -

> Heinegg, Paul, Free African American's of North Carolina, Virginia, and South Carolina, 5 th Edition.

> Mecklenburg County, VA Personal Property Tax List 1782-1820, 1812 list of Joseph Banister Clausel.

> Marriage Records 1811-1853 Mecklenburg County, Virginia and Marriage Records 1765-1853 Mecklenburg County, Virginia .

> ‘Mecklenburg County, Virginia – Register of Free Negroes, 1841-1865, book 2' - published in the book Life by the Roaring Roanoke: A history of Mecklenburg County, Virginia, p. 522.

> Also data from the 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 and 1910 U. S. Census', Ohio and Virginia


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