Nancy Banks

1761–1850 (Age 89)
Amherst, Amherst, Virginia, United States

The Life of Nancy

When Nancy Banks was born in 1761, in Amherst, Amherst, Virginia, United States, her father, Linn Banks, was 22 and her mother, Sarah Proctor, was 21. She married William George Wilson on 19 February 1780, in Garrard, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 9 daughters. She lived in Garrard, Kentucky, United States in 1820 and Washington, Indiana, United States in 1850. She died in 1850, in Marion, Missouri, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Marion, Missouri, United States.

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William George Wilson
Nancy Banks
Marriage: 19 February 1780
Hugh Wilson
William Wilson
Thomas Wilson
Elizabeth Wilson
Mary Polly Wilson
Garrard Wilson
Micajah W Wilson
Narrity Wilson
Nellie Wilson
Elizabeth Wilson
Sarah Wilson
Horatio Wilson
Martha Leanna Wilson
Matilda Wilson
Lucinda Wilson

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19 February 1780
Garrard, Kentucky, United States


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Age 15

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 15

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 25

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: topographic name for someone who lived on the slope of a hillside or by a riverbank, from northern Middle English banke (from Old Danish banke). The final -s may occasionally represent a plural form, but it is most commonly an arbitrary addition made after the main period of surname formation, perhaps under the influence of patronymic forms with a possessive -s.2 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Bruacháin ‘descendant of Bruachán’, a byname for a large-bellied person. The English form was chosen because of a mistaken association of the Gaelic name with bruach ‘bank’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Nancy Wilson in household of Armstard Calvin, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Nancy Wilson in entry for Wm. McMurry, "Kentucky Marriages, 1785-1979"
  • Nancy Wilson in entry for Robert Jones and Lucinda Wilson, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"

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