Teniu Nachov Hristov, born February 1, 1850, in the town of Stara Zagora. There is no data for his parents. He is known to have been an orphan, and from a small boy, he lived with a shoemaker where he lived and worked as an apprentice. As a grown-up, he goes to Romania, where he connects with the оutcasts and takes part in the work of the Bulgarian Revolutionary Committee. At the announcement of the Russian-Turkish Liberation War, he went to Ploiesti, Romania, where volunteers were gathering and he took part in the war as a militiaman. The volunteers numbered more than 7,000 people, formed in companies assigned to General Stoletov's squad. In the fighting of Stara Zagora, 4,000 volunteers died, but they retained Suleyman Pasha's army for 6 hours and allowed General Gurko to organize the defense at the village of Shipka and stop the Turks. After the battles of Shipka, the surviving volunteers were only 300. Among them is Teniu Nachov. He also participated in the Balkan War as a volunteer. For his courage, he gets six orders from the Bulgarian state.
After the Liberation, T. Nachov became a justice of the peace, then а civil judge of a district and legal adviser of the Sofia Municipality. As one of the founders and booking-clerk of the Liberal Party, he is actively involved in Bulgarian political life and is close to Tsankov, Slaveykov, Karavelov, Balabanov, Stambolov and others. He knows very well Turkish, Russian and Romanian, he speaks German and English, he understands French and the other Balkan languages. He plays flute, clarinet and zither.