Nancy Downs

4 July 1810–1863 (Age 52)
Monongalia, Virginia, United States

The Life Summary of Nancy

When Nancy Downs was born on 4 July 1810, in Monongalia, Virginia, United States, her father, Robert Downs, was 28 and her mother, Mary White, was 28. She married Elisha G. Snider on 2 March 1827, in Harrison, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Western District, Scott, Virginia, United States in 1850 and District 4, Mason, Virginia, United States in 1860. She died in 1863, at the age of 53.

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Family Time Line

Elisha G. Snider
Nancy Downs
Marriage: 2 March 1827
James Riley Snider
Elijah P. Snider
Serena Snider
Mary A Snider
Mary C. Snyder
Emery R. Snider
Nancy Laverna Snider
Rebecca Jane Snider

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 March 1827Harrison, West Virginia, United States
  • Children


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    +1 More Child

    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
    1812 · Monumental Church Built
    Age 2
    The Monumental Church was built between 1812-1814 on the sight where the Richmond Theatre fire had taken place. It is a monument to those that died in the fire.
    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 15
    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.

    Name Meaning

    (1997: 12254;2007: 25268; 2010: 33922)English and Irish: variant of Downes .

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

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    Sources (24)

    • Nancy in entry for Rebecca Jane Snider, "West Virginia Births and Christenings, 1853-1928"
    • Nancy Snider in household of Elisha Snider, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Nancy Snider in entry for Thomas J McDougal and Nancy L Snider, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"

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