Nancy A Fleming

Female7 October 1810–29 July 1890

Brief Life History of Nancy A

When Nancy A Fleming was born on 7 October 1810, in Fairmont, Marion, West Virginia, United States, her father, Benoni Fleming, was 42 and her mother, Mary Stephenson, was 40. She married Samuel Courtney on 18 March 1858, in Marion, West Virginia, United States. She lived in Fabius Township, Marion, Missouri, United States in 1860 and Liberty Township, Marion, Missouri, United States in 1870. She died on 29 July 1890, in Palmyra, Marion, Missouri, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Fleming Memorial Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Fairmont, Marion, West Virginia, United States.

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Samuel Courtney
Nancy A Fleming
Marriage: 18 March 1858

Sources (10)

  • Nancy Courtney in household of Samuel Courtney, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Nancy Fleming, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"
  • Nancy Courtney, "West Virginia Deaths and Burials, 1854-1932"

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  • Marriage
    18 March 1858Marion, West Virginia, United States
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    Siblings (19)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 2

    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

    1812 · Monumental Church Built

    Age 2

    The Monumental Church was built between 1812-1814 on the sight where the Richmond Theatre fire had taken place. It is a monument to those that died in the fire.

    1832 · The Black Hawk War

    Age 22

    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

    Name Meaning

    English: ethnic name for someone from Flanders, from Middle English fleming. The word reflects a Norman French form of Old French flamanc ‘Fleming’, from the stem flam- + the ancient Germanic suffix -ing. In the Middle Ages there was considerable commercial intercourse between England and the Netherlands, particularly in the wool trade, and many Flemish weavers and dyers settled in England. This surname is also common in south and east Scotland and in Ireland, where it is sometimes found in the Gaelicized form Pléamonn.

    German: variant of Flemming , cognate with 1 above.

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

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