- Born: 25 Apr 1768, Granby, Mass.
- Marriage (1): Ruth Hopkins in 1793 in South Hadley, Mass.
- Marriage (2): Betsey Nettleton on 18 May 1843 in North East, Erie County, Pennsylvania
- Died: 15 Mar 1851, North East, Erie County, Pennsylvania at age 82
GEN: MASONVILLE, Delaware County, New York - was formed from Sidney, April 4, 1811. Its surface is a hilly upland, divided into 2 GEN: ridges by the valley of Bennetts Creek, which extends E. and W. through the N. part of the town. These ridges are subdivided GEN: by numerous lateral ravines, through which flow small brooks. The highest summits are 600 to 1000 feet above the valleys and GEN: 1800 to 2000 feet above tide. The surface is stony, and the soil a shaly loam, difficult of cultivation except in the valleys. GEN: Masonville (p.v.) is situated on Bennetts Creek, in the W. part of the town. Pop 234. The first settlement was commenced in GEN: 1795, on "Cookburns Gore," upon the W. border of the town, by immigrants from Mass.** In 1797, the State Road from Cherry GEN: Valley to Jericho was opened through the town. The first religious services were conducted by Rev. Joel Chapin, in 1797. the GEN: first church (Bap.) was formed Dec. 7, 1811. There are 3 churches in town; Bap., Presb. and M.E. GEN: *Named from the Rev. John M. Mason, of N.Y., principal owner of the Evans Patent in this town. GEN: **Among the early settlers were Wm. and Aden Wait, Danl. Scranton, Enos Goodman, JUSTIN NASH, Peres Moody and son Moses, Asa, GEN: Terry and Caleb Monson. The first birth was that of Sally, daughter of Daniel Wait, Aug. 10, 1797, and the first death was GEN: that of Wm. Wait, the same summer. Dr. Eli Emmons taught the first school; Simeon Wells kept the first inn; Fitch & Phelps the GEN: first store, in 1808; and Joseph Bicknell built the first saw and grist mill, in 1802.
Justin married Ruth Hopkins in 1793 in South Hadley, Mass. (Ruth Hopkins was born WFT Est 1757-1783 and died on 17 Jun 1841 in North East, Erie County, Pennsylvania.)
Justin next married Betsey Nettleton on 18 May 1843 in North East, Erie County, Pennsylvania. (Betsey Nettleton died on 3 Mar 1851 in North East, Erie County, Pennsylvania.)