Nancy Shreve

about 1826–
Rockingham, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Nancy

When Nancy Shreve was born about 1826, in Rockingham, North Carolina, United States, her father, William Shreve, was 33 and her mother, Judith Orrs, was 33.

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Family Time Line

William Shreve
1793–1860
Judith Orrs
1793–1872
Mary Shreve
1823–
Nancy Shreve
1826–
Tabitha Shreve
1830–
David C Shreve
1832–1912
Julia Shreve
1834–
James S Shreve
1837–1862

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(6)

+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 4

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1830 · Trail of Tears

Age 4

In the 1830's, President Jackson called for all the Native Americans to be forced off their own land. As the Cherokee were forced out of North Carolina many of them hid in the mountains of North Carolina.
1862 · Battle of Roanoke Island

Age 36

On February 7, 1862, General Burnside's expedition started with the Battle of Roanoke Island. The battle was mostly fought by the Union and Confederate Navy's. This was a Union victory.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a sheriff, from Middle English schiref, shreeve, shryve ‘sheriff’, from Old English scīr ‘shire’, ‘administrative district’ + (ge)rēfa ‘reeve’ ( see Reeve ). In some cases it may have arisen from a nickname.

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

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Sources (2)

  • Nancy Shreeve in household of William Shreeve, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Nancy Shreve - Government record: birth-name: Nancy Shreve

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