Nancy Blackwood

6 April 1834–28 June 1888 (Age 54)
Fillmore, Montgomery, Il

The Life of Nancy

When Nancy Blackwood was born on 6 April 1834, her father, Johnston Blackwood, was 33 and her mother, Sarah Downing Craig, was 29. She married Caleb A Bost on 20 August 1857, in Montgomery, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in East Fork Township, Montgomery, Illinois, United States in 1870. She died on 28 June 1888, in Montgomery, Illinois, United States, at the age of 54.

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Family Time Line

Caleb A Bost
1832–1875
Nancy Blackwood
1834–1888
Marriage: 20 August 1857
Effie Frances Bost
1858–1916
Henry W Bost
1860–1862
Mary Henrietta Bost
1863–1961
Sarah E Bost
1866–1867
Frederick Aaron Bost
1867–
Bost
1869–1869
Alaxander Caleb Bost
1869–1946

Spouse and Children

    Caleb A Bost

    Male1832–1875Male

    Female1834–1888Female

MARRIAGE
20 August 1857
Montgomery, Illinois, United States
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(7)

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Parents and Siblings

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World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 2

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.
1839 · From Swamp to Beautiful Place

Age 5

By 1829 Venus, Illinois had grown sufficiently and in 1832 was one of the contenders for the new county seat. However, the honor was awarded to a nearby city, Carthage. In 1834 the name Venus was changed to Commerce because the settlers felt that the new name better suited their plans. But during late 1839, arriving members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bought the small town of Commerce and in April 1840 it was renamed Nauvoo by Joseph Smith Jr., who led the Latter-Day Saints to Nauvoo to escape persecution in Missouri. The name Nauvoo is derived from the traditional Hebrew language. It is notable that by 1844 Nauvoo's population had swollen to around 12,000 residents, rivaling the size of Chicago at the time. After the Latter-Day Saints left the population settled down toward 2,000 people.
1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 22

William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

Name Meaning

Scottish and English: habitational name from any of various places, for example in Dumfries, Strathclyde, and Yorkshire, named Blackwood, from Old English blæc ‘black’, ‘dark’ + wudu ‘wood’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Nancy Blackwood in household of Johnson Blackwood, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Nancy J Bost in household of C A Bost, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Nancy Jane Blackwood, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

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