Nancy Harding

26 December 1824–5 February 1887 (Age 62)
Eatonville, Eaton Township, Wyoming, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Nancy

When Nancy Harding was born on 26 December 1824, in Eatonville, Eaton Township, Wyoming, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Elisha Harding Jr, was 34 and her mother, Amy Jenkins, was 29. She married Rufus Carver on 20 October 1846. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Kingston Township, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States in 1860 and Wyoming, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States in 1880. She died on 5 February 1887, at the age of 62, and was buried in Forty Fort, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Rufus Carver
Nancy Harding
Marriage: 20 October 1846
Amy Elizabeth Carver
Mary Jane Or Jennie Carver

Spouse and Children

    Rufus Carver



20 October 1846


    Amy Elizabeth Carver


    Mary Jane Or Jennie Carver


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World Events (7)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 1

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 6

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Age 22

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

Name Meaning

1 English (mainly southern England and South Wales) and Irish: from the Old English personal name Hearding, originally a patronymic from Hard 1. The surname was first taken to Ireland in the 15th century, and more families of the name settled there 200 years later in Tipperary and surrounding counties.2 North German and Dutch: patronymic from a short form of any of the various Germanic compound personal names beginning with hard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Nancy Carver in household of Rufus Carver, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Nancy Carver in household of Rufus Carver, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Nancey H Hunlock in household of Jameson Hunlock, "United States Census, 1880"

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