Agnes Nancy Carney

about 1816–about 1870 (Age 54)
Ulster, New York, United States

The Life of Agnes Nancy

When Agnes Nancy Carney was born about 1816, in Ulster, New York, United States, her father, Stephen Carney, was 42 and her mother, Alelia "Leah" Terwilliger, was 40. She married William Creemeens on 26 September 1839. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She died about 1870, in Walker Township, Rush, Indiana, United States, at the age of 54, and was buried in Asbury Cemetery, Morristown, Shelby, Indiana, United States.

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William Creemeens
Agnes Nancy Carney
Marriage: 26 September 1839
Dora E Creemeens

Spouse and Children

26 September 1839


    Dora E Creemeens


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World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 3

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. 
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 11

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 16

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Catharnaigh ‘descendant of Catharnach’, a byname meaning ‘warlike’.2 Irish: reduced form of McCarney .3 Irish: variant of Cairney .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Nancy A Carney in entry for Dora E Alexander, "Georgia Deaths, 1928-1943"
  • Nancy Carney, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
  • Nancy Agnes Carney Cremeens, "Find A Grave Index"

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