Mrs. Nancy Agnes Shirts

26 January 1797–4 February 1869 (Age 72)
Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Nancy Agnes

Mrs. Nancy Agnes Shirts was born on 26 January 1797, in Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States. She married Peter Shirts about 1813, in West Buffalo Township, Union, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 12 daughters. She lived in Wayne Township, Knox, Ohio, United States in 1850 and Rockford Township, Caldwell, Missouri, United States in 1860. She died on 4 February 1869, in Columbiana, Ohio, United States, at the age of 72.

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Family Time Line

Peter Shirts
1788–1862
Mrs. Nancy Agnes Shirts
1797–1869
Marriage: about 1813
Margaret Shirts
1815–
Anney Shirtz
1816–
Lydia Shirts
1817–1893
Elizabeth Shirts
1819–
Mary Shirts
1819–
Susannah Shirts
1820–1857
John H Shirts
1822–1880
Sarah Shirts
1824–1892
Louise Shirts
1826–
Marie Shirts
1826–
Michael Shirts
1827–
Eva Ann Shirts
1831–
Mary Ann Shirts
1834–
William Shirts
1836–1906
Nancy Jane Shirts
1838–1907

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1813
West Buffalo Township, Union, Pennsylvania, United States
children

(15)

+10 More Children

World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 3

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1808

Age 11

When Knox County was established in 1808 it was divided into four large townships - Wayne, Clinton, Morgan and Union.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 22

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Name Meaning

1 Americanized spelling of German Schertz .2 Possibly a variant of English Shirt, a topographic name for someone who lived on a detached piece of land, Middle English shurte, from Old English scyrte ‘skirt’, ‘cut off piece’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Nancy Shirts in household of Peter Shirts, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Nancy Shirts in household of Peter Shirts, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Missouri Probate Records, 1750-1998; https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G9LM-HHTB?cc=2399107&wc=QZM8-W39%3A1327789301%2C1328585384

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