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May Nason

Female 1859 - 1932  (~ 73 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  May Nason was born Mar 1859, New York, New York (daughter of Joseph Nason and Sarah Clark Darracott); died 17 May 1932.

    Notes:

    Also called Martha Mary Nason.

    May married Harry Hartshorne Seabrook 2 Nov 1881, Montclair, Essex, New Jersey. Harry (son of Henry Hendrickson Seabrook and Therese Walling) was born 23 Oct 1859, Keyport, Monmouth, New Jersey; died 9 Apr 1930, New York, New York. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. Alice Darracott Seabrook was born 30 Jul 1890, White Plains, Westchester, New York; died 2 Mar 1979, Nantucket, Massachusetts.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Joseph Nason was born 31 Dec 1815, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts (son of Leavitt Nason and Nancy Guild); died 11 Dec 1872, Montclair, Essex, New Jersey; was buried , Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 31 Dec 1815, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts

    Notes:

    Manufacturer and inventor. Said to have coined the term "radiator," he received a number of U.S. patents for hot water and steam heating.

    "NASON.--On Wednesday, 11th inst., at Montclair, N.J., in the 57th year of his age, JOSEPH NASON, of the firm of Joseph Nason & Co., New-York, and formerly of the firm of Walworth, Nason & Co., Boston. The remains will be taken to Boston for interment. Funeral services will be held at his late residence in Montclair, N.J., on Thursday, Dec. 12, at 3 1/2 P.M. Carriages will await the arrival of 2 P.M. train from foot of Barclay st. Return trains at 5 and 5:55 P.M. Boston papers please copy." [New York Times, 13 Dec 1872, p. 5]

    "Mr. [James Jones] Walworth was first married in 1837 to Miss Elizabeth C. Nason, daughter of Leavitt Nason, and sister of Joseph Nason, his early partner." [Men of Progress: One Thousand Biographical Sketches and Portraits of Leaders in Business and Professional Life in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, compiled by Richard Herndon, ed. Edwin M. Bacon. Boston: New England Magazine, 1896.]

    Joseph married Sarah Clark Darracott 18 Jun 1844, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts. Sarah (daughter of George Darracott and Sarah "Sally" Clark) was born 13 Nov 1815, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts; died 11 May 1892, New York, New York; was buried , Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]


  2. 3.  Sarah Clark Darracott was born 13 Nov 1815, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts (daughter of George Darracott and Sarah "Sally" Clark); died 11 May 1892, New York, New York; was buried , Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts.
    Children:
    1. 1. May Nason was born Mar 1859, New York, New York; died 17 May 1932.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Leavitt Nason was born 1782, Walpole, Norfolk, Massachusetts (son of Nathaniel Nason and Abiah Hartshorn); died 9 Dec 1866, Pepperell, Middlesex, Massachusetts; was buried , Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: of Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts

    Leavitt married Nancy Guild 3 Apr 1808. Nancy (daughter of Jacob Guild and Chloe May) died 3 Mar 1482; was buried , Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]


  2. 5.  Nancy Guild (daughter of Jacob Guild and Chloe May); died 3 Mar 1482; was buried , Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts.
    Children:
    1. 2. Joseph Nason was born 31 Dec 1815, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died 11 Dec 1872, Montclair, Essex, New Jersey; was buried , Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

  3. 6.  George Darracott was born 6 Oct 1784, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts (son of William Darracott and Mary Lowell); died 13 Jul 1865, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts.

    Notes:

    Shared with his son-in-law Joseph Nason, U.S. patent 1,261, 26 Jul 1839, for an "Argand Gas-Burner."

    The handwritten registry that records his death in Boston on 13 Jul 1865 calls his occupation "gentleman" and names his parents William and Mary.

    "George Darracott, one of our Directors, died on the 13th day of July last, in his 81st year. He was born Oct. 6, 1784, and was of Norman-English descent, his ancestors having resided for many generations in Devonshire, England. Commencing business on a moderate scale, he soon developed a taste for mechanical ingenuity and improvements. In 1826, he projected the Marine Railway for the merchant service of Boston, the construction and management of which during a period of nine years were intrusted to his care. He superintended the affairs of the Boston Gas-Light Company for sixteen years. He was a member of the Board of Health at a time when the visitation of the yellow fever at this port caused a serious alarm, and he assisted in adopting the most efficient measures to stay its ravages. He served at another time of excitement, in the introduction of the Voluntary Fire Department, as an assistant engineer. He was a Director of one of the public institutions of the city, a Representative to the General Court, and President of the Massachusetts Charitable Mechanic Association. Of the latter, he was one of its early and prominent members; he was long associated in the management of its affairs, displaying great intelligence and persevering industry. He exhibited the same devotion to the interests of the Bunker-Hill-Monument Association, of which he was Director for thirty-four years, and, in 1840-1843, was a member of the Building Committee; in 1835, with Mr. Thorndike and Mr. Hammond,he made a long and laborious calculation of the cost of the work remaining to be done, on two different plans, by calculating the contents of each stone in every course to be laid, and estimating the cost thereof, for which service the Committee received a special vote of thanks on the part of the Corporation." [Proceedings of the Bunker Hill Monument Association at the Annual Meeting on Monday, June 18, 1866, citation details below.]

    George married Sarah "Sally" Clark 18 Jan 1807. Sarah (daughter of James Clark and Mehitable Lambert) was born 6 Aug 1787; died 16 Jun 1859, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts; was buried , Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]


  4. 7.  Sarah "Sally" Clark was born 6 Aug 1787 (daughter of James Clark and Mehitable Lambert); died 16 Jun 1859, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts; was buried , Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 27 Aug 1784, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts

    Notes:

    The birthdate of "August 6, 1787" is clearly visible on her gravestone at Mount Auburn.

    Children:
    1. 3. Sarah Clark Darracott was born 13 Nov 1815, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts; died 11 May 1892, New York, New York; was buried , Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Nathaniel Nason was born 6 Aug 1740, Walpole, Norfolk, Massachusetts (son of Thomas Nason and Sarah Perkins).

    Nathaniel married Abiah Hartshorn 26 Apr 1764, Walpole, Norfolk, Massachusetts. Abiah was born Abt 1747, of Walpole, Norfolk, Massachusetts; died 16 May 1833, Walpole, Norfolk, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]


  2. 9.  Abiah Hartshorn was born Abt 1747, of Walpole, Norfolk, Massachusetts; died 16 May 1833, Walpole, Norfolk, Massachusetts.

    Notes:

    Possibly a daughter of Joseph Hartshorn and Hannah Foster, although she appears in no records of their children.

    Children:
    1. 4. Leavitt Nason was born 1782, Walpole, Norfolk, Massachusetts; died 9 Dec 1866, Pepperell, Middlesex, Massachusetts; was buried , Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

  3. 10.  Jacob Guild was born 23 Apr 1760, Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts (son of Aaron Guild and Anna Coney); died 6 Apr 1839, Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts; was buried , Old Parish Cemetery, Norwood, Norfolk, Massachusetts.

    Jacob married Chloe May 1 Jan 1781. Chloe (daughter of Nathaniel May and Sarah Blackman) was born 6 Sep 1764, Stoughton, Norfolk, Massachusetts; died 27 Mar 1848, Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts; was buried , Old Parish Cemetery, Norwood, Norfolk, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]


  4. 11.  Chloe May was born 6 Sep 1764, Stoughton, Norfolk, Massachusetts (daughter of Nathaniel May and Sarah Blackman); died 27 Mar 1848, Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts; was buried , Old Parish Cemetery, Norwood, Norfolk, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 26 Mar 1848

    Children:
    1. 5. Nancy Guild died 3 Mar 1482; was buried , Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

  5. 12.  William Darracott was born 24 Apr 1754, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts (son of William Darracott and Sarah); died 16 Oct 1806, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1753

    Notes:

    Delmar Lowell's 1899 Historic Genealogy of the Lowells of America says of William Darracott, second husband of Mary Lowell, that:

    * He and Mary were married 25 Dec 1783.

    * He was previously married to Sarah Earle, and after the death of his second wife Mary Lowell, he married again a third time.

    * He died 16 Oct 1806.

    * He "came to this country about 1742. Before this, he commanded a packet, plying between Hull, England and Boston, Massachusetts. His father was Sir _____ Darracott of Biddeford, Devonshire County, England. The same coat, now used by the family, is carved over the door of the Knight Templars in Malta, which indicated nobility."

    A John Darracott was in fact mayor of Bideford, Devon in 1687 -- see Alexander G. Duncan, "Bideford under the Restored Monarchy," Report and Transactions of the Devonshire Association for the Advancement of Science, Literature and Art 47:306, 1915, page 331. So there may be something to gentry origins for the Darracotts.

    Also, for what it's worth, the Bunker Hill Monument Association obituary for George Darracott, son of William Darracott and Mary Lowell, says he was "of Norman-English descent, his ancestors having resided for many generations in Devonshire, England."

    But the dates here seem out of kilter.

    The Boston record of the Wm Darracott who died 16 Oct 1806 says he was 53 years old, thus born about 1753.

    The 1894 Report of the Record Commissioners of the City of Boston, Containing Boston Births from A.D. 1700 to A.D. 1800 shows a William Darracott born in Boston 24 Apr 1754, son of William and Sarah Darracott. This seems much more likely to be the William Darracott who died in 1806.

    If Mary Lowell had married the first William Darracott, and we're to believe that he came to New England around 1742 after a period of commanding a cross-Atlantic packet, then Mary Lowell would have been marrying a man roughly 30 or more years older than her. Possible, but (to our mind) less likely than marrying a man four years younger than her.

    It seems to us far more likely that Mary Lowell's husband was the second William Darracott, and that the first wife named Sarah attributed to him by Delmar Lowell was in fact this William Darracott's mother. Whatever the case, it seems crystal-clear that only the older William Darracott could have been born in Devon, as the birth of the younger one is shown by multiple records to have happened in Boston.

    William married Mary Lowell 25 Dec 1783. Mary (daughter of Michael Lowell and Abigail Coney) was born 14 Jan 1750, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts; died 24 Jun 1785, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]


  6. 13.  Mary Lowell was born 14 Jan 1750, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts (daughter of Michael Lowell and Abigail Coney); died 24 Jun 1785, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts.
    Children:
    1. 6. George Darracott was born 6 Oct 1784, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts; died 13 Jul 1865, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts.

  7. 14.  James Clark was born 1758.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 1756

    James married Mehitable Lambert 21 Dec 1783, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]


  8. 15.  Mehitable Lambert

    Notes:

    Not the Mehitable Lambert who was a daughter of Thomas Lambert and Anna Lord. That Mehitable married Samuel Lancaster on 24 Aug 1784.

    Children:
    1. 7. Sarah "Sally" Clark was born 6 Aug 1787; died 16 Jun 1859, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts; was buried , Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts.