Nancy Briscoe

1823–16 December 1852 (Age 29)
Hawkins, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Nancy

When Nancy Briscoe was born in 1823, in Hawkins, Tennessee, United States, her father, Isaac H. Briscoe, was 35 and her mother, Hester “Hettie” Kyle, was 27. She married Henry H. Turner about 1844, in Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She died on 16 December 1852, in Rockwall, Texas, United States, at the age of 29, and was buried in Peck Cemetery, Rockwall, Texas, United States.

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James Thompson Jr
Nancy Briscoe
Marriage: 23 August 1850
Mildred C. Thompson

Spouse and Children

23 August 1850
Rockwall, Texas, United States


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World Events (7)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 2

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

Age 7

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.
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 9

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

Name Meaning

Northern English: habitational name from any of various places so named. Briscoe in Cumberland is named with Old Norse Bretaskógr ‘wood of the Britons’ ( see Brett ). Brisco in Cumberland and Briscoe in North Yorkshire are named with Old Norse birki ‘birch’ + skógr ‘wood’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Nancy Thompson in household of James Thompson, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Nancy Turner, "Texas, Marriages, 1837-1973"
  • Nancy Briscoe listing in

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