Nancy Burruss

1 May 1821–1893 (Age 71)
Preble, Ohio, United States

The Life of Nancy

When Nancy Burruss was born on 1 May 1821, in Preble, Ohio, United States, her father, Edmund Burruss Jr., was 37 and her mother, Sally A. Willson, was 32. She married Benton Phillips on 13 May 1838, in Berrien, Michigan, United States. She died in 1893, at the age of 72.

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Benton Phillips
Nancy Burruss
Marriage: 13 May 1838

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    Benton Phillips



13 May 1838
Berrien, Michigan, United States

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World Events (7)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 4

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.
1836 · Kirtland Temple Dedicated

Age 15

On March 27, 1836, the Kirtland Temple was dedicated.

Age 25

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

Name Meaning

English: unexplained; perhaps a variant of Burrows . Compare Burris .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Nancy Burris, "Michigan, County Marriages, 1820-1940"
  • Nancy in entry for Benton Phillips, "Michigan Marriages, 1822-1995"
  • Nancy Burns, "Michigan, Marriages, 1822-1995"

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