L. J. Nash Sabine Parish, Louisiana
L. J. Nash
was born at Columbus, Lowndes Co., Mississippi, April 22, 1832,
his parents being Valentine and Mary Nash, natives of South
Carolina, who moved from Mississippi to Natchitoches parish in
in 1838, and soon thereafter settled on Toro, Sabine parish.
Valentine Nash died in 1894, at the age of 98 years.
consisted of the following children: John, Abie, Elizabeth (wife
of L. B. Gay), Eveline (Mrs. Nicholas McNeely), Ludlow J.,
(living), Leonora (Mrs. Mitchell Carnahan), America (Mrs. John
Carnahan), Columbus C. (living), Isabella (died in infancy),
Valentine, Jr. (living); Victoria (Mrs. A. H. Hogue, died 1880).
L. J. Nash was first married to Caroline B. Sibley, eight
children being born to them: Francis Marion (died in infancy),
John V. (died in 1906), Virginia L. (wife of Dr. S. H. Cade),
Samuel Adrain (deceased) (Coleman S. (deceased), Columbus C,
Mary Jane (Mrs. W. E. McNeely), Elizabeth (Mrs. Joseph D. Stille).
Nash's death he was married to Leonora Koontz and two children
were born to them, Ludlow and Leonora. Mrs. Nash and Leonora
died in January, 1911, their deaths occurring the same week.
L. J. Nash
(familiarly known as captain) is now making his home in Many,
and still retains much of the vigor of his youth. He is a
splendid type of the old-time Southern gentleman. His father
established the first post office (Nashboro) in the southern
part of the parish, which was discontinued during the war,
reopened after that period and continued until the railroad was
built through the parish in 1906. The Nashes ran a store and
plantation there for half a century.
went to school to Samuel G. Lucius in 1841, studied Walker's
Dictionary and Smiley's Arithmetic, later attended grammar
school and took a course In penmanship and bookkeeping in New
Orleans, and taught schools. He was a member of the Parish
School Board in the '70s.
He served in
the Civil War as lieutenant of the Sabine Rebels, and brought
home with him the company's flag. Captain Nash has been one of
the parish's most useful citizens, defending the right and
condemning the wrong.
knows him is his friend, and his kind heart and and unique
gentlemanly manners will be ever remembered by all who have had
the pleasure of knowing him.
Source: History of Sabine Parish,
Louisiana, by John G. Belisle, Sabine Banner Press, 1913.