Nancy Kelley

27 November 1817–24 May 1884 (Age 66)
Randolph, Virginia, United States

The Life of Nancy

When Nancy Kelley was born on 27 November 1817, in Randolph, Virginia, United States, her father, Abel William Kelley, was 30 and her mother, Jemima W Kittle, was 29. She married Washington A Long in 1844, in Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She died on 24 May 1884, in Randolph, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 66.

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Washington A Long
Nancy Kelley
Marriage: 1844
Dorothy Alice Long
Bertha Jemima Long

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    Washington A Long



Virginia, United States


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World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 2

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1824 · """Mary Randolph Publishes """"The Virginia Housewife"""""""

Age 7

“The Virginia Housewife” was published by Mary Randolph. It was the first cookbook published in America. 
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 19

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Name Meaning

Irish: Cailleac, a woman in a hood. The calla was generally worn by the old, and hence the term cailleac came to signify an old woman.

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  • Nancy Kelley in entry for Dorothy Alice Murphy, "West Virginia Deaths, 1804-1999"

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