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 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.
Americanized form of German Nantz .
Cornish: habitational name from any of the places so-named in Lelant, Saint Clement, Illogan, or Saint Martin in Meneage. The placenames derive from Middle Cornish nans ‘valley’.