1811–1887
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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