Nancy Mahan

10 December 1844–3 July 1927 (Age 82)
Whitley, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Nancy

When Nancy Mahan was born on 10 December 1844, in Whitley, Kentucky, United States, her father, Pleasant Wade Mahan, was 43 and her mother, Rachel Jones, was 40. She married Michael Richardson on 6 August 1862, in Whitley, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Magisterial District 6, Whitley, Kentucky, United States in 1900 and Bon, Whitley, Kentucky, United States in 1920. She died on 3 July 1927, at the age of 82, and was buried in Highland Cemetery, Williamsburg, Whitley, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

Michael Richardson
Nancy Mahan
Marriage: 6 August 1862
Sophia Richardson
Permelia E Richardson
Thomas C Richardson
Charles B. Richardson
John Edward Richardson
Ancil Adam Richardson
Flora Richardson
Arthur Richardson
Green Clay Richardson
Roxie Elizabeth Richardson

Spouse and Children

6 August 1862
Whitley, Kentucky, United States


    Sophia Richardson



    Thomas C Richardson


    Charles B. Richardson



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World Events (8)


Age 2

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1850 · 8th Most Populated State

Age 6

According to the 1850 census Kentucky was the 8th most populated state with 982,405 people.
1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

Age 22

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Macháin ‘descendant of Machán’, which Woulfe suggests is a variant of Mochán, a diminutive of moch ‘early’, itself a short form of a name formed with this element, of which there are several, and a variant of Mohan of Kilmacduagh in County Galway.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Nancy Mahan in household of P M Mahan, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Nancy Richardson in household of Micheal Richardson, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Nan Richardson in household of Michel Richardson, "United States Census, 1910"

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