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
1840–1921
Nancy Mahan
1844–1927
Marriage: 6 August 1862
Sophia Richardson
1857–1902
Permelia E Richardson
1865–1957
Thomas C Richardson
1869–1916
Charles B. Richardson
1874–1919
John Edward Richardson
1877–1965
Ancil Adam Richardson
1880–1956
Flora Richardson
1883–1939
Arthur Richardson
1883–
Green Clay Richardson
1885–1972
Roxie Elizabeth Richardson
1888–1898

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
6 August 1862
Whitley, Kentucky, United States
children

(10)

    Sophia Richardson

    Female1857–1902Female

    Female1865–1957Female

    Thomas C Richardson

    Male1869–1916Male

    Charles B. Richardson

    Male1874–1919Male

    Male1877–1965Male

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

(10)

+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1846

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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