Nancy Stephens

1819–1855 (Age 36)
Ohio, United States

The Life of Nancy

When Nancy Stephens was born in 1819, in Ohio, United States, her father, Benjamin Stephens, was 24 and her mother, Elizabeth Ann, was 19. She married Alfred Strong on 7 June 1844, in DeKalb, DeKalb, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. She lived in Genoa, DeKalb, Illinois, United States in 1850. She died in 1855, at the age of 36.

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Family Time Line

Alfred Strong
Nancy Stephens
Marriage: 7 June 1844
Benjamin Franklin "Frank" Strong
Cyrus Alfred Strong
J. H. Strong

Spouse and Children

7 June 1844
DeKalb, DeKalb, Illinois, United States


    Benjamin Franklin "Frank" Strong



    J. H. Strong


Parents and Siblings

    Benjamin Stephens


    Elizabeth Ann




    John Stephens


    Samuel Stephens


    Harriet A Stephens


    Benjamin Franklin Stephens


    Thomas Stephens


+6 More Children

World Events (7)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 0

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1819 · State Capital moves to Vandalia

Age 0

Vandalia was founded in 1819 as a new capital because Kaskaskia was under the threat of floods. The history of the name Vandalia is uncertain. Under the law which Vandalia was founded states that the title of capital would not be moved from there for twenty years. Even though it was the capital it was never the most populous area in Illinois.
1832 · Black Hawk War

Age 13

"The Black Hawk War was a brief conflict between the United States and Native Americans led by Black Hawk, a Sauk leader. The war erupted soon after Black Hawk and a group of other tribes, known as the ""British Band"", crossed the Mississippi River, into Illinois, from Iowa Indian Territory in April 1832. Black Hawk's motives were ambiguous, but records show that he was hoping to avoid bloodshed while resettling on tribal land that had been given to the United States in the 1804 Treaty of St. Louis."

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the personal name Stephen ( see Steven ).

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

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Sources (2)

  • Nancy Strong in household of Alfred Strong, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Nancy Stephens in entry for Alfred Strong, "Illinois Marriages, 1815-1935"

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