Nancey Ledbetter

about 1791–
North Carolina, United States

The Life of Nancey

Nancey Ledbetter was born about 1791, in North Carolina, United States. She married James Murphey on 15 August 1812, in Burke, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 6 daughters. She died in McDowell, North Carolina, United States, and was buried in Bradley-Ledbetter Cemetery, Montford Cove Township, McDowell, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Murphey
Nancey Ledbetter
Marriage: 15 August 1812
William Albert Bertus Murphy
Elizabeth Murphy
Emily Murphy
Elizabeth Murphy
Mary Murphey
Sarah Emmeline Murphy
Rebecca Elizabeth Murphy

Spouse and Children

    James Murphey



15 August 1812
Burke, North Carolina, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 0

Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.
1792 · Capital City Moved

Age 1

New Bern had been the capital of North Carolina in its early days. In 1792, the capital was moved to Raleigh because it was more the center of the state.
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 34

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.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a worker in lead, Middle English ledbetere, from Old English lēad ‘lead’ + the agent noun from bēatan ‘to beat’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Nancy Ledbetter, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
  • Nancey Ledbetter Murphy, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Nancey Ledbetter, "North Carolina, Civil Marriages, 1763-1868"

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