Nancy Ferguson

1780–
Greensville, Virginia, United States

The Life of Nancy

When Nancy Ferguson was born in 1780, in Greensville, Virginia, United States, her father, William Ferguson, was 30 and her mother, Margaret Vivion, was 39. She married William Woodruff on 29 January 1796.

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Family Time Line

William Woodruff
1775–
Nancy Ferguson
1780–
Marriage: 29 January 1796

Spouse and Children

    William Woodruff

    Male1775–Male

    Female1780–Female

MARRIAGE
29 January 1796

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(6)

+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1780 · Richmond Becomes the Capital

Age 0

On April 18, 1780 Richmond became the capital of Virginia. It was the temporary capital from 1780-1788.
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 1

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.
1812

Age 32

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

Name Meaning

Scottish: patronymic from the personal name Fergus .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (2)

  • Nancy Furgison, "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940"
  • Nancy Fogerson, "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940"

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