Nancy Gothard

1842–1882 (Age 40)
Alabama, United States

The Life of Nancy

When Nancy Gothard was born in 1842, in Alabama, United States, her father, David Gothard, was 42 and her mother, Parmiline Ann Mabry, was 39. She married Alexander Brewer on 9 May 1858, in Shelby, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Shelby, Shelby, Alabama, United States in 1850. She died about 1882, in Madison, Louisiana, United States, at the age of 40.

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Family Time Line

Alexander Brewer
Nancy Gothard
Marriage: 9 May 1858
J Washington Brewer
Albert Brewer
Mary Ann Brewer
Sallie Brewer
William Peter Hant Brewer
Marshall Brewer
Fannie Brewer

Spouse and Children

9 May 1858
Shelby, Alabama, United States


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Parents and Siblings

    David Gothard


    Parmiline Ann Mabry




    Narcissa Gothard


    Charity Ann Gothard


    George M. Gothard


    John Marshall Gothard


    Melvin Gothard


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World Events (7)


Age 4

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1849 · Capitol Building Destroyed by Fire

Age 7

The capitol building in Montgomery was destroyed by fire on December 14, 1849, the 30th anniversary of the state.
1861 · Alabama Secedes From Union

Age 19

Alabama became the fourth state to secede from the Union during the Civil War on January 11, 1861. Several days later, they joined the Confederate States of America. Montgomery, Alabama, became the capital for the Confederate States of America.

Name Meaning

1 English: occupational name for a keeper of goats, Middle English gotherde, from Old English gāt ‘goat’ + hierde ‘herdsman’, ‘keeper’.2 German: from a personal name composed of the elements gōd ‘good’ or god, got ‘god’ + hard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Nancy Gothard in household of David Gothard, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Nancy Gothard, "Alabama Marriages, 1816-1957"
  • Nancy Gothard, "Alabama, Marriages, 1816-1957"

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