Nancy Jane Shay

14 September 1848–24 March 1880 (Age 31)
Ohio, United States

The Life Summary of Nancy Jane

When Nancy Jane Shay was born on 14 September 1848, in Ohio, United States, her father, Isaac Shay, was 25 and her mother, Mary Hawkins, was 26. She married Riley William Comer on 14 August 1864, in Creston, Union, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Adams Township, Coshocton, Ohio, United States in 1850 and Sullivan, Missouri, United States in 1860. She died on 24 March 1880, in Harrison, Missouri, United States, at the age of 31.

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Riley William Comer
Nancy Jane Shay
Marriage: 14 August 1864
John Comer
Ada May Comer
Gilead W. Comer
Stella Comer
Orville Comer

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    14 August 1864Creston, Union, Iowa, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (6)

    Age 12
    In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.
    1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War
    Age 12
    Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.
    Age 17
    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

    Name Meaning

    Irish: variant of Shea ; compare O'Shea (where Shea is pronounced as Shay).Scottish and English (Yorkshire and Lancashire): variant of Shaw 1.Chinese: variant Romanization of the surname 佘, see She 1.

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

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    Sources (10)

    • Nancy J Shay in household of Isaac Shay, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Nancy Jane Shay, "Iowa Marriages, 1809-1992"
    • Jane Shay in household of Isaac Shay, "United States Census, 1850"

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