Nancy D Swank

18 July 1827–January 1909 (Age 81)
Hamilton Township, Warren, Ohio, United States

The Life of Nancy D

When Nancy D Swank was born on 18 July 1827, in Hamilton Township, Warren, Ohio, United States, her father, John R. Swank, was 42 and her mother, Sara G. Wallace, was 36. She married Joseph A. Bales on 18 October 1846. They were the parents of at least 10 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Walnut Township, Bourbon, Kansas, United States in 1900 and Fort Scott, Bourbon, Kansas, United States in 1902. She died in January 1909, in Lansford, Bottineau, North Dakota, United States, at the age of 81.

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Joseph A. Bales
Nancy D Swank
Marriage: 18 October 1846
John Wesley Bales
William Samuel Beals
Phebe J. Beals
Martha Beals
Curtis J Bales
Lauriette Beals
Laura E. Bales
James Arthur Bales
Joseph Delos Bales
Jesse E. Bales
Gertrude Beals
Ulysses Grant Beals
Henry C Bales
Charles Eldridge Beals
Lloyd C Beals

Spouse and Children

18 October 1846


    John Wesley Bales




    Martha Beals


    Curtis J Bales


+10 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 3

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1832 · Black Hawk War

Age 5

The Black Hawk War was a brief conflict between the United States and Native Americans led by Black Hawk, a Sauk leader. The war erupted soon after Black Hawk and a group of other tribes, known as the "British Band", crossed the Mississippi River, into Illinois, from Iowa Indian Territory in April 1832. Black Hawk's motives were ambiguous, but records show that he was hoping to avoid bloodshed while resettling on tribal land that had been given to the United States in the 1804 Treaty of St. Louis.
1851 · Constitution of 1851

Age 24

Due to the state’s financial crisis during the previous decade and growing criticism toward state government. Voters approve the Constitution of 1851 which forbade the state government from going into debt.

Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Schwank or Schwenk .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Nancy Bales in household of Joseph Bales, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Nancy Bayles in household of Joseph Bayles, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Nancy D Bales in household of Joseph A Bales, "United States Census, 1900"

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