Nancy Addison

about 1820–
Kentucky, United States

The Life of Nancy

When Nancy Addison was born about 1820, in Kentucky, United States, her father, Richard Addison, was 23 and her mother, Lydia Smith, was 16. She married Robert Fleming on 7 March 1861, in Jefferson, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Jefferson, Illinois, United States in 1850 and Township 1 S. Range 1 E., Jefferson, Illinois, United States in 1860.

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Nancy Addison
Robert Spencer
Henry Spencer
Lydia F. Spencer

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    Robert Spencer


    Henry Spencer


    Lydia F. Spencer


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World Events (8)

1820 · Making States Equal

Age 0

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.
1830 · Louisville and Portland Canal Opens

Age 10

The Louisville and Portland canal opened in 1830. It was a 2 mile canal. It helped with the barrier caused by the Falls of the Ohio River at Louisville by making a route around them.
1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 36

William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

Name Meaning

Scottish and English: patronymic from the Older Scots or northern Middle English personal name Addie, a pet form of Adam .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Nancy Addison, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Nancy Addison in household of Robert Fleming, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Nancy Adson im Eintrag für Harrison Wilson und Lydia Fleming, „Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007“

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