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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Family Time Line

Asa O'Neal
1802–
Nancy Sorrells
1806–1856
Marriage: 1825
Asa O'Neal
1827–
Elmira O'Neal
1828–
Harriet Elmina O'Neil
1861–1929

Spouse and Children

    Asa O'Neal

    Male1802–Male

    Female1806–1856Female

MARRIAGE
1825
Pike, Arkansas, United States
children

(3)

    Asa O'Neal

    Male1827–Male

    Elmira O'Neal

    Female1828–Female

    Harriet Elmina O'Neil

    Female1861–1929Female

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(11)

+6 More Children

World Events (7)

1808

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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