Nancy Zerviah Hendershot

5 October 1838–24 October 1919 (Age 81)
Euclid, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States

The Life of Nancy Zerviah

When Nancy Zerviah Hendershot was born on 5 October 1838, in Euclid, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States, her father, Olive Hazard Perry Hendershot, was 24 and her mother, Sophronia Parks, was 19. She married Asa S Hudson on 6 April 1856, in Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States for about 20 years and Chardon Township, Geauga, Ohio, United States in 1900. She died on 24 October 1919, at the age of 81, and was buried in Painesville, Lake, Ohio, United States.

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Asa S Hudson
Nancy Zerviah Hendershot
Marriage: 6 April 1856
Asa Kolon Hudson
Herbert Edson Hudson
Robert Anderson Hudson
Vila Sophronia Hudson
Thomas Sutton Hudson
Clarence Willard Hudson
Howard G Hudson
Chancy Oliver Hudson
Delphia P Hudson
Gertrude E Hudson
Florence Z. Hudson

Spouse and Children

6 April 1856
Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 8

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1851 · Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati Railroad

Age 13

The Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati Railroad started running in February 1851, 15 years after it was charted for construction. It later absorbed a small bankrupt railroad in 1861 to help expand its services beyond just Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati. In May 1868, the railroad merged with the Bellefontaine Railway to connect the current cities with Indianapolis.
1860 · Perry Monument on Public Square

Age 22

The Perry Monument was erected at the center of Public Square to commemorate the victory of the Battle of Lake Erie by Oliver Hazard Perry. It was Ohio's first monumental sculpture. It has since been moved to Fort Huntington Park.

Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Hinderschied, a habitational name from an unidentified place (probably in the Middle Rhine area).

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Venia Hudson in household of Asa Hudson, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Nancy Z Hudson in household of A S Hudson, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Nancy L Hendershot in household of O H P Hendershot, "United States Census, 1850"

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