Nancy Ann Ledford

6 January 1761–April 1850 (Age 89)
Rowan, North Carolina, British Colonial America

The Life Summary of Nancy Ann

When Nancy Ann Ledford was born on 6 January 1761, in Rowan, North Carolina, British Colonial America, her father, William Ledford, was 39 and her mother, Elizabeth, was 34. She married Samuel Davis in October 1779, in Rowan, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She died in April 1850, in Forsyth, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 89.

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Samuel Davis
Nancy Ann Ledford
Marriage: October 1779
Phebe Davis

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    October 1779Rowan, North Carolina, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1767 · Tryon Palace
    Age 6
    Built on August 26, 1767, the Tryon Palace became the capitol building for North Carolina. The building was named after William Tryon a British officer and colonial official.
    Age 15
    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
    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

    English: habitational name, probably from either of two places called Lydford, in Devon and Somerset. The first is named with the river name Lyd (from Old English hl̄de ‘noisy stream’) + Old English ford, i.e. ‘ford over the Lyd river’. Lydford in Somerset was named ‘ford over the noisy stream’, from Old English hl̄de + ford.

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

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    Sources (1)

    • North Carolina Probate Records, 1735-1970;

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