1811–1887
portrait

Ap­ril 21, 1811, Wren­tham, Mas­sa­chu­setts.

June 17, 1887, at his home Bright­side, in North Bil­ler­i­ca, Mas­sa­chu­setts.

North Ce­me­te­ry, Bil­ler­i­ca, Mas­sa­chu­setts.

A Con­gre­ga­tion­al min­is­ter, lec­tur­er, and wri­ter, Na­son was educated at the Wren­tham Academy (1828); the school in Marl­bo­rough (1829); and Brown Un­i­ver­si­ty, Pro­vi­dence, Rhode Is­land (1831–35). He taught in Georgia for some time, and in New­bur­y­port, Mas­s­achu­setts (1840–49).

He was licensed to preach in 1849, and was ordained as pastor of the Con­gre­ga­tion­al church in Na­tick, Mas­sa­chus­etts, in 1852. In 1856, he accepted a call from the Mys­tic Church in Med­ford, Mas­sa­chusetts (a church that receives its name, not from its doctrines, but from the river that flows through the town). He moved to Ex­e­ter, New Hamp­shire, in 1861, and North Bil­ler­i­ca, Mas­sa­chusetts, in 1865. Nas­on’s works in­clude:

  1. Jesus On­ly, When the Morn­ing