Nancy A. Beam

21 March 1842–27 May 1917 (Age 75)
Illinois, United States

The Life of Nancy A.

When Nancy A. Beam was born on 21 March 1842, in Illinois, United States, her father, David Beam, was 38 and her mother, Rosanna Ebey, was 28. She married John Lewis Williams on 27 December 1869, in Sangamon, Illinois, United States. She lived in Sangamon, Illinois, United States in 1850. She died on 27 May 1917, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Virden, Macoupin, Illinois, United States.

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John Lewis Williams
Nancy A. Beam
Marriage: 27 December 1869

Spouse and Children

    John Lewis Williams



27 December 1869
Sangamon, Illinois, United States

Parents and Siblings

    David Beam





    George W. Beam


    Jacob Beam






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World Events (8)


Age 4

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1848 · Chicago Board of Trade

Age 6

Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and is open 22 hours per day . 

Age 21

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

1 English: from Old English bēam ‘beam’, ‘post’, a term with various applications. It denoted the beam of a loom and was therefore in some cases a metonymic occupational name for a weaver. In others it was a topographic name for someone who lived by a post or tree, or by a footbridge made from a tree trunk.2 Americanized form of German Boehm , or sometimes of Baum .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Nancy A Dugger in household of Marion Dugger, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Nancy Beam in household of David Beam, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Nancy Deani in entry for Marion H. Dugger and Mary Engle Tait, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

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