Nancy Mourning Lewis

27 February 1794–21 August 1885 (Age 91)
Basking Ridge, Somerset, New Jersey, United States

The Life Summary of Nancy Mourning

When Nancy Mourning Lewis was born on 27 February 1794, in Basking Ridge, Somerset, New Jersey, United States, her father, James Zacharias Lewis, was 36 and her mother, Winnifred Mustain, was 38. She married James McCown on 28 November 1812, in Pittsylvania, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Indiana, United States in 1870 and Monroe Township, Washington, Indiana, United States in 1880. She died on 21 August 1885, in Monroe, Indiana, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Chambersville Cemetery, Washington Township, Owen, Indiana, United States.

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James McCown
Nancy Mourning Lewis
Marriage: 28 November 1812
Evaline McCown
Eliza A. McCown
Nancy J McCown
Elijah Thomas McCown
Mary J. McCown
Sarah Ann McCown
William M McCown
Margaret Jane McCown

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World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.
Age 6
While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
Age 8
Post office est Sept 18, 1802
Age 24
Historical Boundaries 1818: Monroe, Indiana, United States

Name Meaning

1 English (but most common in Wales): from Lowis, Lodovicus, a Norman personal name composed of the Germanic elements hlod ‘fame’ + wīg ‘war’. This was the name of the founder of the Frankish dynasty, recorded in Latin chronicles as Ludovicus and Chlodovechus (the latter form becoming Old French Clovis, Clouis, Louis, the former developing into German Ludwig). The name was popular throughout France in the Middle Ages and was introduced to England by the Normans. In Wales it became inextricably confused with 2.2 Welsh: from an Anglicized form of the personal name Llywelyn ( see Llewellyn ).3 Irish and Scottish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Lughaidh ‘son of Lughaidh’. This is one of the most common Old Irish personal names. It is derived from Lugh ‘brightness’, which was the name of a Celtic god.

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

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Sources (7)

  • Mourning Mc Cown in household of Sarah A Neal, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Morning Mccown in household of James Mccown, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mourning Mccowan in household of James Mccowan, "United States Census, 1850"

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