Nancy "Nannie" Bratcher

12 August 1858–8 November 1891 (Age 33)
Texas, United States

The Life of Nancy "Nannie"

Nancy "Nannie" Bratcher was born on 12 August 1858, in Texas, United States. She married Squire Robert Wells on 6 November 1879, in Campbell, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Civil District 8 Page, Campbell, Tennessee, United States in 1880. She died on 8 November 1891, in Claiborne, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 33, and was buried in Fincastle, Campbell, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

Squire Robert Wells
Nancy "Nannie" Bratcher
Marriage: 6 November 1879
Charles Wesley Wells
Rhoda Stella Wells
Joseph Simpson Wells

Spouse and Children

6 November 1879
Campbell, Tennessee, United States



    Rhoda Stella Wells


    Joseph Simpson Wells


World Events (8)

1861 · Texas Secedes from the United States

Age 3

On February 1, 1861, Texas seceded from the United States. On March 2, 1861, they had joined with the Confederate States of America.

Age 5

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1868 · Impeach the President!

Age 10

Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.

Name Meaning

1 English: variant of Brach 2, the suffix -er denoting an inhabitant.2 Probably a partly Americanized form of Swiss German Bretscher, an occupational name for a sawyer, from Brett ‘plank’, ‘board’ + scher, a reduced form of Scherer ‘cutter’, a derivative of scheren ‘to cut’, ‘sever’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Nancy Y Wells in household of Esqr Wells, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Nancy Bratcher, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"
  • Nannie D. Wells, "Find A Grave Index"

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