Nancy Dilliston

about 1837–
New Jersey, United States

The Life Summary of Nancy

When Nancy Dilliston was born about 1837, in New Jersey, United States, her father, Moses Snover, was 40 and her mother, Phoebe Dillistin, was 41. She lived in Sandyston Township, Sussex, New Jersey, United States in 1850.

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World Events (3)

Age 7
The 1844 revision of the New Jersey State Constitution made some significant changes. Suffrage rights were revoked from women and non-whites, meaning that only white men could vote. A separation of powers was established between executive, legislative, and judicial branches. A new bill of rights was provided, and the state now had the right to elect the governor.
Age 9
U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
Age 26
Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

English or Scottish: unexplained. This has the form of a habitational name, but no such place has been identified. It may be an altered form of Willison , or possibly a habitational name from Willesden, now part of North London.

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

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Sources (2)

  • Nancy Snover in household of Phebe Snover, "United States Census, 1850"
  • 1850 US Census, Phebe Snover household

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