Nancy Jane Dunahoo

4 February 1844–16 November 1916 (Age 72)
Pontotoc, Mississippi, United States

The Life of Nancy Jane

When Nancy Jane Dunahoo was born on 4 February 1844, in Pontotoc, Mississippi, United States, her father, Rufus Pierce Dunnahoo, was 18 and her mother, Jane Catherine Atkinson, was 23. She married George Benjamin Covey on 6 January 1862, in Lockhart, Caldwell, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Justice Precinct 1, Hamilton, Texas, United States in 1900 and Justice Precinct 3, Fisher, Texas, United States in 1910. She died on 16 November 1916, in Calexico, Imperial, California, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in El Centro, Imperial, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Benjamin Covey
1839–1914
Nancy Jane Dunahoo
1844–1916
Marriage: 6 January 1862
John Morgan Covey
1863–1940
George M. Covey
1865–
Rabun J. Covey
1866–1913
Elizabeth Covey
1867–
Anna Covey
1870–
Edna Pearl Covey
1871–1963
Mattie L. Covey
1872–
Clara Covey
1875–
Arthur James Covey
1877–1948
Joseph Franklin Covey
1880–1960

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
6 January 1862
Lockhart, Caldwell, Texas, United States
children

(10)

    John Morgan Covey

    Male1863–1940Male

    George M. Covey

    Male1865–Male

    Rabun J. Covey

    Male1866–1913Male

    Elizabeth Covey

    Female1867–Female

    Anna Covey

    Female1870–Female

+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Rufus Pierce Dunnahoo

    Male1825–1889Male

    Jane Catherine Atkinson

    Female1820–1867Female

siblings

(10)

    Female1844–1916Female

    John Wesley Dunnahoo

    Male1846–1862Male

    Ann Pierce Dunnahoo

    Female1848–1875Female

    Rufus Henry Dunnahoo

    Male1849–1938Male

    Joseph Franklin Dunnahoo

    Male1852–1853Male

+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1846

Age 2

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1846 · Mexican-American War

Age 2

Known in the United States as the Mexican War. President Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna did not officially acknowledge the secession of Texas, and interpreted the US involvement with Texas as an invasion of borders. Mexican forces attacked American forces in an event called the Thornton Affair, prompting President James K. Polk to send a request for war to Congress. The war ended when the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo was signed on February 2, 1848, which required the Mexican Cession of the northern territories and acceptance of the Rio Grande as the southern border of the United States. At the same time, the U.S. committed to pay Mexico $15 million for war damages and assumed roughly $3.25 million of their existing debt.
1863

Age 19

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

Variant of Irish Donahue .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Jane Donnohoe in household of R P Donnohoe, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Nancy Coney in household of George B Coney, "United States Census, 1910"
  • M J Covey in household of George B Covey, "United States Census, 1900"

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