Anna Nurse Cramer

Brief Life History of Anna Nurse

When Anna Nurse Cramer was born in 1820, in Winchester, Frederick, Virginia, United States, her father, Ambrose Marmaduke Coghill Cramer, was 23 and her mother, Emily Rowan, was 21. She married William Edward Vandervort on 11 September 1845, in Marion, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in West Virginia, United States in 1870 and Edray, Pocahontas, West Virginia, United States in 1880. She died on 5 November 1894, in Marlinton, Pocahontas, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Marlinton, Pocahontas, West Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Edward Vandervort
1817–1902
Anna Nurse Cramer
1820–1894
Marriage: 11 September 1845
Thomas Cramer Vandervoort
1846–1847
Ambrose Vandervort
1849–1851
Francis Paul Vandervort
1851–1935
Mary Margaret Vandervort
1853–1915
William Edgar Vandervort
1856–1939
Edwin Vandervoort
1859–1892
Thomas C Vandervort
1860–1861

Sources (15)

  • Ann Vandervert in household of William Vandervert, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Ann M Cramer, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"
  • Anna Nurse Cramer Vandervort, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1820 · Making States Equal

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.

1824 · """Mary Randolph Publishes """"The Virginia Housewife"""""""

“The Virginia Housewife” was published by Mary Randolph. It was the first cookbook published in America. 

1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.

Name Meaning

German, Dutch, and Jewish: variant of Kramer ‘shopkeeper or trader’ and, in North America, (also) an altered form of this. The surname in this form is also found in some other parts of Europe, e.g. in Britain and France (mainly Alsace and Lorraine).

English: variant of Creamer 1.

Americanized form of Polish Kramarz , Czech Kramář, Slovak Kramár, Slovenian, Croatian, Ukrainian, and Belorussian Kramar , and Slovenian Kramer .

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

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