Nancy Downs

Female4 July 1810–1863

Brief Life History of Nancy

When Nancy Downs was born on 4 July 1810, in Monongalia, Virginia, United States, her father, Robert Downs, was 32 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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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

Sources (25)

  • Nancy Snider in household of Elisha Snider, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Nancy Downs - birth: 4 July 1810; Monongalia, Marion, Virginia, United States
  • Nancy Down, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 March 1827Harrison, West Virginia, United States
  • Children (10)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (7)

    +2 More Children

    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

    English and Irish: variant of Downes .

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

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