Nancy Jane Beam

Female21 March 1842–27 May 1917

Brief Life History of Nancy Jane

When Nancy Jane 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 City Cemetery, Virden Township, Macoupin, Illinois, United States.

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George W. Dugger
Nancy Jane Beam
Marriage: 6 February 1873
Marion Harvey Dugger

Sources (13)

  • Nancy Dugger in household of George W. Dugger, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Nancy A. Dugger, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"
  • Nancy Jane Beam, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

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  • Marriage
    6 February 1873Sangamon, Illinois, United States
  • Children (1)

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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

    English: from Middle English bem ‘tree; beam, post, piece of timber’ (Old English bēam), 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 denoting someone who lived by a post or tree, or by a footbridge made from a tree trunk, as in Beam Bridge in Dagenham, Essex.

    Americanized form of German Boehm , or sometimes of Baum .

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

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