Mary Ann Nance

11 February 1822–4 April 1864 (Age 42)
Virginia, United States

The Life of Mary Ann

When Mary Ann Nance was born on 11 February 1822, in Virginia, United States, her father, Peyton Skipper Nance, was 26 and her mother, Ellinor A Jennings Simms, was 27. She married Spottswood Alexander Nance on 17 September 1840, in Trigg, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 4 April 1864, in Trigg, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 42, and was buried in Trigg, Kentucky, United States.

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Spottswood Alexander Nance
Mary Ann Nance
Marriage: 17 September 1840
John Peyton Nance
Albert D Nance
Virginia C Nance
Mary Augusta Nance
Spotswood Alexander Nance
Edwin Walker Nance
Oney Lillian Nance
Emma Forest Nance

Spouse and Children

17 September 1840
Trigg, Kentucky, United States


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World Events (8)

1824 · """Mary Randolph Publishes """"The Virginia Housewife"""""""

Age 2

“The Virginia Housewife” was published by Mary Randolph. It was the first cookbook published in America. 
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 3

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 14

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Nantz .

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

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Sources (3)

  • M A Nanci in household of S A Nanci, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Mary A Nance in household of Spotswood A Nance, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Mary Ann Nance, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"

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