Nancy Ann Poland

Female1842–16 February 1877

Brief Life History of Nancy Ann

When Nancy Ann Poland was born in 1842, in Nash, North Carolina, United States, her father, Joseph Poland, was 42 and her mother, Elizabeth Vick, was 37. She married Edwin D. Sherrod on 5 May 1860, in Nash, North Carolina, United States. She lived in Coopers Township, Nash, North Carolina, United States in 1880. She died on 16 February 1877, at the age of 35.

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Orren Hillsman Joyner
Nancy Ann Poland
Marriage: 2 March 1866
Nicodemus Joyner
Mollie Joyner
Exodus Lee Joyner
Noah Joyner
Dudley Rodbush Dutton Joyner
Amanda May Joyner
Joseph James Nathaniel Joyner

Sources (25)

  • Nancy Joyner in household of Hillman Joyner, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Nancy Sherrod, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
  • Janise Poland in entry for Nick D. Joynn, "North Carolina Deaths and Burials, 1898-1994"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 March 1866Nash, North Carolina, United States
  • Children (7)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

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    World Events (6)


    Age 4

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

    1853 · First State Fair

    Age 11

    The first state fair in North Carolina was held in Raleigh and was put on by the North Carolina State Agricultural Society in 1853. The fair has been continuous except for during the American Civil War and Reconstruction and WWII.

    1862 · Battle of Roanoke Island

    Age 20

    On February 7, 1862, General Burnside's expedition started with the Battle of Roanoke Island. The battle was mostly fought by the Union and Confederate Navy's. This was a Union victory.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from a place in Hampshire called Poland, which probably derives from Old English Pōling or Pulling ‘pool place’. Alternatively, it may be a variant of any of the similar (like-sounding) English surnames, such as Pulham and Pullen , altered by folk etymology to conform to the name of the country in central Europe.

    Irish (County Offaly, also Armagh and Down): variant of Polin . Compare Polan .

    German: ethnic name from Middle High German Polan ‘Poland’ + excrescent -d, denoting an ethnic Pole or someone with Polish connections.

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

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