Nancy Ann Eliza Joyce Towery

5 December 1831–26 February 1867 (Age 35)
North Carolina, United States

The Life Summary of Nancy Ann Eliza

When Nancy Ann Eliza Joyce Towery was born on 5 December 1831, in North Carolina, United States, her father, James Patrick Joyce, was 27 and her mother, Lucinda Hopkins, was 23. She had at least 1 son and 5 daughters with Shelton M. Towrey. She died on 26 February 1867, in Crittenden, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 35, and was buried in Shady Grove, Crittenden, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

Shelton M. Towrey
1828–1866
Nancy Ann Eliza Joyce Towery
1831–1867
Margaret L Towery
1853–1857
Mary L. Towery
1853–1857
John Wright Towery
1856–1886
Nora Towery
1859–
Nancy
1859–
Rosanna Lee Towery
1862–1941

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World Events (7)

1832 · The Black Hawk War
Age 1
Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1836 · Remember the Alamo
Age 5
Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1846
Age 15
U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

(1997: 13460;2007: 26406; 2010: 34132)Some characteristic forenames: Irish Brendan, Bridie, Declan, Eamon, Kieran, Liam, Brian Patrick, Conor, Cormac, John Patrick, Nuala, Siobhan.English: principally from the Middle English and Old French personal name Joce, Josse, Joice, a Romance form of Old Breton Iuthoc, a pet form of a name in Iuth- ‘lord’ with the hypocoristic suffix -oc. Joce became popular as a personal name, especially in medieval Picardy, Artois, Normandy, and Flanders, through the cult of Saint Josse. According to legend, he was the brother or son of the 7th-century Breton king Judhael (see Jewell ), and gave up his inheritance to become a hermit in the place recorded in the 8th century as Sanctus Jodocus, now Saint-Josse-sur-Mer, near Étaples in Pas-de-Calais. The cult was promoted in the second half of the 8th century by the Frankish king Charlemagne, and was brought to England (Winchester) in the early 10th century by refugees from Saint-Josse, the centre of the cult, but use of the personal name in England is not known until after the Norman Conquest. Middle English Joce also was sometimes used as a female name (as Joyce is in modern times) and this may have also given rise to a surname.

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

Possible Related Names

Joice
Choice
Choyce
Jewell
Jost
Joss
Jossart

Sources (8)

  • Nancy Ann Joyce in entry for Nancy Towny, "Kentucky Births and Christenings, 1839-1960"
  • Nancy A Joice in household of James P Joice, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Nann E. Joyce in entry for Rosonna Lee Tucker, "Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1965"

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