February 12, 1769, East Bridgewater, Massachusetts.

August 1, 1853, East Bridgewater, Massachusetts.

Central Cemetery, East Bridgewater, Massachusetts.


Nahum was the son of Cushing Mitchell and Janet Orr, and husband of Nabby Lazell.

He attended Harvard College (BA & MA), then studied law at Plymouth. He served as a state representative (1803–05 & 1839–40), judge of the Court of Common Pleas (1811–21), state senator (1813–14), member of the Governor’s Council (1814–20), Massachusetts State Treasurer (1822–27) and in the U.S. House of Representatives. His works include:

  1. Brattle Street
  2. Heavenly Flight
  3. Pilesgrove
  4. The Pilgrims