About the Book
Patriot Sons, Patriot Brothers
by Hugh O. Nash, Jr
Perfect Bound; 6.14 x 9.21 inches; 412 pages
Patriot Sons, Patriot Brothers is the story of a Prince Edward County, Virginia family and two
sons who became North Carolina heroes of the American Revolution:
Francis Nash (1742-1777) was a hero of the American Revolution, who gave his life for his
country and his name to Nashville, Tennessee; Nashville, North Carolina; Nash County, North
Carolina; and Nashville, Georgia. He died on a Pennsylvania battlefield at the age of 35 serving
under George Washington while in command of 2000 men.
Abner Nash (1740-1786) was the first Speaker of the North Carolina House of Commons,
second patriot Governor of North Carolina, and member of the Second Continental Congress.
His contribution to the patriot cause during the early years of the revolution and during the
Southern Campaign of 1780-1781 is no less significant than his brother’s. Francis and Abner
Nash were the shining lights of a Virginia and North Carolina family that became prominent in
the birth of our nation.
With thoroughly researched, detailed notes, an extensive bibliography, and a text that is
unparalled in its documentation of correspondence by the Nash brothers with historical
figures of the period, Patriot Sons, Patriot Brothers will be a valuable addition to your
American history collection.
About the Author
Hugh O. Nash, Jr. is a native of Savannah, Georgia. His paternal grandparents are from
North Carolina, and his father was born in Charleston, SC. As fate would have it, the author
entered Vanderbilt University in Nashville in 1963. Hugh is a partner in the Nashville
engineering firm, Nash Lipsey Burch, LLC. He is a Hereditary Member of the North
Carolina Society of the Cincinnati and a Member of the Tennessee Society of Mayflower