Nash, William J., New Haven, was born in New Haven, Vt., on November 26, 1852. He married Carrie E. Partch, a daughter of Nelson Partch. His parents were Joseph R. and Frances E. (Selleck) Nash. His paternal grandparents were William and Mary P. (Wright) Nash. His great-grandfather, William Nash, settled on the farm now occupied by William Nash, in 1799. His maternal grandfather, Seymour Selleck, was an early settler in the town of Middlebury, Vt., and was a prominent farmer. Joseph R. Nash was a prominent citizen of this town, and took an active part in public affairs; represented his town in the Legislature in 1874, and died in 1878 at the age of fifty-two years.