Nash, Frederick K

Nash, Frederick K.

a Presbyterian minister, was born at Hillsborough, N.C., February 14, 1813. He was a child of the covenant, and many of his relatives were ministers of the Gospel. With such associations and counsellors, he soon identified himself with God's people. During his college course at the University of North Carolina he became converted, and on returning he united himself with the Hillsborough Church. Though young, he was soon after elected a ruling elder. He studied law in his father's office; was admitted to the bar, but while practicing he was led to consider the claims of the ministry. Convinced that it was his duty thus to serve God, he placed himself under the care of Orange Presbytery, N.C., April 24, 1835, and immediately commenced his studies in the Union Theological Seminary at Prince Edward, Virginia. In 1837 he was licensed, and in 1838 was ordained pastor of Unity Church. This relation was dissolved in 1842. In 1843 he was without any regular charge. During 1844-45 he labored as stated supply for Rutherford and Little Britain churches, in the bounds of Concord Presbytery. In 1846 he began preaching in Centre Church, and there he labored until he died, December 31, 1861. Mr. Nash was an active member of the presbytery and synod. He was chairman of the committee to prepare the resolutions adopted by his presbytery when they seceded from the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church. He was also appointed as a commissioner to the Southern Assembly. As a preacher, he was clear, practical, and pungent, with the special ability of saying the right word at the right time. See Wilson, Presb. Hist. Almanac, 1863, page 193.

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