1811–1887
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Born: Ap­ril 21, 1811, Wren­tham, Mas­sa­chu­setts.

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

Buried: 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 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 (the church re­ceives its name not from its doc­trines, but from the Mys­tic Ri­ver that flows through the town).

Nason moved to Ex­e­ter, New Hamp­shire, in 1861, and North Bil­ler­i­ca, Mas­sa­chu­setts, in 1865.

His works in­clude:

  1. Jesus On­ly, When the Morn­ing