Museum the New Llano Colony

James "Jimmie" Nash

Birth: He was born in 1912 in Texas.  


Pre-Colony History:  

Family Information: Son of Sena Swilley.

Married Josephine Glavincheff in 1933 while living in the colony.


Job in Colony:  

Home in Colony: In December 1932 those living at the Isle of Cuba Plantation (near Thibodeaux, LA) included: Sam Hall, Harry Morgan, Henry and Bennie Frahm, Beldon Lewis, F. Gossett, John Horney, Roy McLean, Mrs. Swilley and Mr. and Mrs. Perkins with their four children.

By the end of the month, the group had added Mrs. Gossett, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Shipman, Albert Wicks, Dolly McCullough, Jim Nash, Earl Swenson and Ranny Wells.  

Other Info: Just before Christmas 1932, Harry Morgan, James and more went hunting at the Isle of Cuba unit, one of the greatest deer hunts that Terrebonne parish has ever experienced. Dogs chased, howled and barked, the guns spit fire from every corner of the plantation. Four of the biggest bucks ever seen in that part of the country were brought in. Jimmie got the last one and thereby hangs a tale. Jimmy was in the ditch when the big beast ran into him. It was either fight or run -- he took it out in fighting.

Post-Colony History: The entire Glavincheff / Nash family left the colony in June 1935 to make their home in Chicago.

James and Josephine returned to the area in 1947 when they brought their two daughters to live outside DeRidder, LA near his family where he expected to raise stock while she taught English at DeRidder High School.  

Death: He died in 1995 and was buried at Lightsville Cemetery at Leaf River, Illinois.  

Sources: "Llano Colonist": December 10, 1932, December 24, 1932, April 8, 1933; "Freeport Journal-Standard" (Freeport, Illinois): Jun 22, 1935;  

Left: Josephine Glavincheff Nash and James Earl Nash around 1940.

Center: Clipping from the "Llano Colonist" dated April 8, 1933.