EDGAR E. NASH is a son of Armpsted M. and Nancy E. (Purcell) Nash. In the sketch of Armpsted M. Nash, on another page of this work, with biography of William L. Nash, will be found ancestry, so far as it is now known. Edgar E. Nash was born February 7, 1868, in Haddon township, Sullivan county, Indiana. He was reared on his father's farm, receiving his education at the district schools and he remained at home until he reached the age of twenty-one years, when he embarked in farming on his own account, on the old Nash homestead. Subsequently, he removed into the same old farm house which his father had remodeled. Edgar E. Nash has come to be an enterprising agriculturist, who is alive to all new and modern farming methods, both as a grain and stock grower, in which calling he is highly successful. He usually feeds two carloads of hogs and cattle each year and handles the Poll-Angus and Shorthorn cattle. He owns two farms, one of two hundred and forty-six acres, and one of seventy-six acres.

Like all true American citizens. Mr. Nash is somewhat interested in politics, but not as an office seeker, for his time and attention is thoroughly wrapped up in his agriculture and stockraising. He votes with the Democratic party. As a protection to his family, in case of his death, he holds membership with that most thoroughly reliable beneficiary society, the Modern Woodmen of America, belonging to Camp No. 3332 at Carlisle.

He was married October 30, 1889, to Stella J. Purcell. born in Haddon township, October 2, 1871, daughter of W. W. and Rachel L. (Creager) Purcell, both of whom were natives of Sullivan county, Indiana. The father died June 7, 1894, and the mother still lives at Paxton. Their two children were: J. E. M. Purcell, who lives in Haddon township, and Mrs. Nash. Mr. and Mrs. Nash are the parents of six children, born in the following order: Dona Maude, born September 27, 1890, expects to graduate from the high school at Carlisle with the class of 1909; William Carlton, born October 4, 1892; Lillie Mabel, June 26, 1894; Rachel Naomi, December 15, 1896; Harold Eugene, July 24, 1901; Helen Louise, September 16, 1905. Mrs. Nash and her daughters, Dona Maude and Lillie Mabel and the son William are members of the Methodist Episcopal church in Paxton, Indiana.