Nancy Ann Shelley

Brief Life History of Nancy Ann

When Nancy Ann Shelley was born in 1825, in Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Isaac Shelley, was 41 and her mother, Magdalena Meyer, was 38. She had at least 3 sons and 5 daughters with Samuel Hood Milligan. She lived in Dauphin, Pennsylvania, United States in 1860. She died in 1880, in Middletown, Dauphin, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 55, and was buried in Middletown, Dauphin, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Samuel Hood Milligan
Nancy Ann Shelley
Ann E Millegan
Mary Milligan
James M Milligan
Samuel M Milligan
Emma Milligan
Rebecca Milligan
Clara M Milligan
Edward Clayton Milligan

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  • Ann Millegan in household of Samuel Millegan, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Nancy Milligan in household of Samuel Milligan, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Ann Milligan in household of S H Milligan, "United States Census, 1870"

World Events (7)

1825 · The Crimes Act

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

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.


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

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the three places called Shelley (Essex, Suffolk, Yorkshire) or from Shelley Plain in Crawley (Sussex). The placenames all derive from Old English scelf ‘rock, ledge, shelf’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’.

Irish (Laois): shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Sealbhaigh ‘descendant of Sealbhach’, a byname from the adjective sealbhach ‘having possessions, wealthy’.

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

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