Excerpt from Memoir of Rev. Elias Nason, A M Elias Nason, son of Levi and Sarah (Newton) Nason, was born in Wrentham, Massachusetts, April 21, 1811. In looking over the genealogical papers in our old family Bible, he says, I discover that I was introduced into this bright and beautiful world at two o'clock in the afteron of the first Sunday after Easter. The place of my birth was the southwestern chamber of an old farm house, situate about one mile east of the church and cluster of buildings, public and private, which form what is called the centre of the town. In his Gazetteer of Massachusetts, under Wrentham, he writes: The village at the Centre has an air of neatness, affluence, and unpretending beauty. His father, born in Walpole, Massachusetts, in 1779, was, at the birth of Elias, and about one year subsequently, an occupant of a farm in Wrentham, having carried on the business of a farmer from the time of his marriage in 1809. On the 7th of May, 1812, he removed to Hopkinton. In company with Mr. O.Gilmore, he purchased of Samuel Day, of Wrentham, a large lot of primeval timber, standing on Saddle Hill. The son says: They erected a dwelling house on the margin of Indian Brook, and occupied it for about two years, clearing up the forest, at the same time, and burning the timber into charcoal, or turning it into lumber at the sawmill of Dr. John Wilson, near by. In this house the father remained until the month of May, 1815, Mr. Gilmore having previously removed to the State of New York. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.