Peyton Walker Nance

Male12 March 1829–5 February 1878

Brief Life History of Peyton Walker

When Peyton Walker Nance was born on 12 March 1829, in Monroe, Kentucky, United States, his father, Peyton Skipper Nance, was 34 and his mother, Ellinor Simms, was 34. He married Amaryllis Bomar Earle on 1 February 1857, in Hopkins, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Trigg, Kentucky, United States in 1860 and Madisonville, Hopkins, Kentucky, United States in 1870. He died on 5 February 1878, at the age of 48, and was buried in Trigg, Kentucky, United States.

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Peyton Walker Nance
Amaryllis Bomar Earle
Marriage: 1 February 1857
Mary Nance
Peyton Walker Nance

Sources (8)

  • Peyton Nunce, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Peyton W Nance, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Peyton W. Nance, "Find A Grave Index"

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  • Marriage
    1 February 1857Hopkins, Kentucky, United States
  • Children (2)

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    Siblings (13)

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    World Events (8)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening

    Age 1

    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

    1830 · Louisville and Portland Canal Opens

    Age 1

    The Louisville and Portland canal opened in 1830. It was a 2 mile canal. It helped with the barrier caused by the Falls of the Ohio River at Louisville by making a route around them.


    Age 17

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    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’.

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

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