Nancy Henry

19 December 1850–21 June 1932 (Age 81)
Opelousas, St. Landry, Louisiana, United States

The Life of Nancy

When Nancy Henry was born on 19 December 1850, in Opelousas, St. Landry, Louisiana, United States, her father, Jean Baptiste Henry, was 39 and her mother, Elisabeth Anderson, was 35. She married Charles N Richmond on 31 March 1868, in Opelousas, St. Landry, Louisiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Ward One, Calcasieu, Louisiana, United States in 1910 and Ward Five, Allen, Louisiana, United States in 1920. She died on 21 June 1932, at the age of 81, and was buried in Evangeline, Acadia, Louisiana, United States.

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William Billy Johnson
Nancy Henry
Edmonia Or Lona Johnston
William Walter Johnston
Alzena Johnson
Eva Johnston
Mary Johnston
Rufus R Johnston
Nathaniel B Johnston

Spouse and Children

    William Billy Johnson





    Edmonia Or Lona Johnston


    William Walter Johnston


    Alzena Johnson


    Eva Johnston



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World Events (8)


Age 13

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1868 · Louisiana Is Readmitted Into the Union

Age 18

Louisiana was readmitted into the Union.
1872 · The First National Park

Age 22

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

Name Meaning

1 English and French: from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements haim, heim ‘home’ + rīc ‘power’, ‘ruler’, introduced to England by the Normans in the form Henri. During the Middle Ages this name became enormously popular in England and was borne by eight kings. Continental forms of the personal name were equally popular throughout Europe (German Heinrich, French Henri, Italian Enrico and Arrigo, Czech Jindřich, etc.). As an American family name, the English form Henry has absorbed patronymics and many other derivatives of this ancient name in continental European languages. (For forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988 .) In the period in which the majority of English surnames were formed, a common English vernacular form of the name was Harry, hence the surnames Harris (southern) and Harrison (northern). Official documents of the period normally used the Latinized form Henricus. In medieval times, English Henry absorbed an originally distinct Old English personal name that had hagan ‘hawthorn’. Compare Hain 2 as its first element, and there has also been confusion with Amery.2 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hInnéirghe ‘descendant of Innéirghe’, a byname based on éirghe ‘arising’.3 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Éinrí or Mac Einri, patronymics from the personal names Éinrí, Einri, Irish forms of Henry. It is also found as a variant of McEnery .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Nancy Johnston in household of Wm O Johnston, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Nancy Johnson in household of William Johnson, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Nancy Richmond in household of C N Richmond, "United States Census, 1870"

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