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Edwin and Dollie Nash: They're Not Who We Thought They Were (Tombstone Tuesday)

Well, they're not who I thought they were, at least. At first.

Dollie V. Nash
Nov 5, 1861 - Apr 3, 1924
She Was A Blessing In Our Homes.
(Photo © 2013 S. Lincecum)
Edwin and Dollie Nash are both buried at Sardis Cemetery in Bibb County, Georgia. At first blush, it appears their relationship would have been that of husband and wife. In fact, that is how I initially began researching them. After a bit of digging, however, that relationship didn't make sense. Turns out they are cousins. Both were grandchildren of Reuben A. Nash (according to online family trees). Edwin was the son of E. A. and Emma Nash (per obituary below and census records). Dollie, who never married and died of breast cancer, was the daughter of Rev. A. E. Nash and Roxie Chappell (per her death certificate).

E. D. Nash
Sept 23, 1861 - Dec 31, 1909
(Photo © 2013 S. Lincecum)
"Deaths and Funerals
The funeral services of Mr. Edwin D. Nash were held yesterday from the residence of Mr. T. M. Nash, at Whiteside, Ga. Mr. Nash was formerly from Baxley, Ga., and his large circle of friends learn with deep regret of his death. Besides his wife he is survived by his father, E. A. Nash, of Athens, Ga., four brothers and three sisters. Interment was made in Sardis Church burying ground." [Macon Telegraph (Georgia) 2 January 1910, Pg. 3]

This isn't the first time I've written about possible incorrect relationship assumptions. Almost four years ago, I discussed David E. Corder and the women buried beside him.


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