When Emeline Frances Nance was born on 15 February 1836, in Lynchburg, Bedford, Virginia, United States, her father, John Ferdinand Nance, was 45 and her mother, Martha Ann Estes, was 46. She married Jubal James Wright on 29 November 1855, in Bedford, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Osborn, Clinton, Missouri, United States in 1900 and Clinton, Missouri, United States in 1920. She died on 11 February 1924, in Platte Township, Clinton, Missouri, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Lebanon Church Cemetery, Starfield, Clinton, Missouri, 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’.