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Nathan Nash “probably moved with his father and step-mother to Utica, Ohio. It is supposed that he was married to Elizabeth Morr, a woman of high German ancestry, at this place. To this union were born eleven children… Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Nash (b. April 1, 1810) moved from the farm near Marenge, Iowa to Mitchell County, Kansas in about 1875. Mrs. Nash wished to be near her children who were all in Kansas, except John, at that time. Nathan Nash died in Kansas February 28, 1886 and was buried there. Elizabeth Morr Nash (wife of Nathan Nash) was born April 6, 1815 in Pennsylvania. She lived until July 23, 1898, several years after the death of her husband, and was very lonely without him. Mrs. John Nash of Williamsburg, Iowa, visited with Mr. Nathan Nash Junior who lived with his mother for awhile. Later she moved with him to Oklahoma where she died in 1898. She is buried in Oklahoma (probably in Stroud). Both Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Nash smoked pipes and so did all of the children, except one boy and one girl. — source: Lyla Nash Wartnebe

Most of the information I have located about Elizabeth is from family stories and census records.  While I haven’t found mention of Elizabeth in Oklahoma, the family tradition indicates that she lived with her son Nathan in Lincoln County and that she is buried there.  The Chandler News for Lincoln County, Oklahoma dating back to 1896 mentions Nathan Nash, Jr and by Christmas 1897 he had made his final proofs for his homestead.

1897 The Chandler NewsResearchers have indicated that Elizabeth’s father was Thomas Morr.  While there were often neighbors with the Moore surname living near Elizabeth and her family, so far I haven’t substantiated anything about her parents or siblings.  I have not found a birth, marriage, death or burial record for Elizabeth yet.  However, on her son Edward’s death certificate it does provide his father’s and mother’s names and state of birth.  Often the surname Morr is spelled Moore or Moor.

1933 Ed death certificate

Elizabeth Moore is my biological 3rd great grandmother on my father’s side.


No Story Too Small offered a challenge: have one blog post each week devoted to a specific ancestor. It could be a story, a biography, a photograph, an outline of a research problem — anything that focuses on one ancestor. 
 
Each of my posts for this challenge will include in the title “52 Ancestors Challenge” and will have the tag of 52Ancestors.
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