Nancy Sorrells

about 1806–1856 (Age 50)
Georgia, United States

The Life of Nancy

When Nancy Sorrells was born about 1806, in Georgia, United States, her father, George Washington Sorrells, was 22 and her mother, Marie B. “Mary” Chambers, was 20. She married Asa O'Neal in 1825, in Pike, Arkansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She died in 1856, in Pike, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 50.

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Asa O'Neal
Nancy Sorrells
Marriage: 1825
Asa O'Neal
Elmira O'Neal
Harriet Elmina O'Neil

Spouse and Children

    Asa O'Neal



Pike, Arkansas, United States


    Asa O'Neal


    Elmira O'Neal


    Harriet Elmina O'Neil


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World Events (7)


Age 2

Atlantic slave trade abolished.
1811 · The Savannah Riots

Age 5

A barroom brawl in Savannah on Tuesday, November 12, 1811, had international impact. An American seaman boasted of having joined the crew of a French vessel, likely named La Vengeance. Others became upset at the idea of the American joining a foreign nation and a brawl erupted. The county coroner asked for peace but was beaten with clubs. A second clash occurred the following day when French sailors attacked five American seaman. A day after the second attack, twenty French sailors attacked six Americans. Four of them escaped but two were beaten and stabbed. Jacob Taylor died on the scene and a rigger named Collins died the following day. By Friday, a full scale riot erupted when the French crewmen arrested on murder charges were released. Many were arrested and French ships La Vengeance and La Franchise were burned. In the end, the incident caused disruptions in French-American relations and affected shipping and trade.
1820 · Making States Equal

Age 14

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Sorrell .

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

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