Nancy M. Hale

2 May 1842–16 April 1885 (Age 42)
Greene, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Nancy M.

When Nancy M. Hale was born on 2 May 1842, in Greene, Tennessee, United States, her father, John Heile, was 45 and her mother, Jane Cimery, was 33. She married Paul Neas on 30 April 1862, in Greene, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Washington, Tennessee, United States in 1850. She died on 16 April 1885, in Greene, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 42, and was buried in Saint James, Greene, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

Paul Neas
Nancy M. Hale
Marriage: 30 April 1862
William N Neas
Isaac Neas
Lydia E Neas
James Henry Neas
Philip Neas
John Cain Neas

Spouse and Children

    Paul Neas



30 April 1862
Greene, Tennessee, United States


    William N Neas


    Isaac Neas


    Lydia E Neas


    James Henry Neas


    Philip Neas


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings



+5 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 4

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Age 4

Tennessee was known as the Volunteer State because during the Mexican War the government asked Tennessee for 3,000 volunteer soldiers and 30,000 joined.
1862 · Battle of Shiloh

Age 20

The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.

Name Meaning

1 English (also well established in South Wales): topographic name for someone who lived in a nook or hollow, from Old English and Middle English hale, dative of h(e)alh ‘nook’, ‘hollow’. In northern England the word often has a specialized meaning, denoting a piece of flat alluvial land by the side of a river, typically one deposited in a bend. In southeastern England it often referred to a patch of dry land in a fen. In some cases the surname may be a habitational name from any of the several places in England named with this fossilized inflected form, which would originally have been preceded by a preposition, e.g. in the hale or at the hale.2 English: from a Middle English personal name derived from either of two Old English bynames, Hæle ‘hero’ or Hægel, which is probably akin to Germanic Hagano ‘hawthorn’ ( see Hain 2).3 Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Céile ( see McHale ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Nancy M Hale in household of John Hale, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Nancy Neas in household of Paul Neas, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Nancy Hale in household of John Hale, "United States Census, 1860"

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