Nancy C Berry

1835–1915 (Age 80)
Alaska, Fayette, Virginia, United States

The Life of Nancy C

When Nancy C Berry was born in 1835, in Alaska, Fayette, Virginia, United States, her father, Richard Berry, was 36 and her mother, Catherine, was 26. She had at least 4 sons and 1 daughter with William R Chaney. She lived in Springfield, Hampshire, West Virginia, United States in 1870 and Frankfort Magisterial District, Mineral, West Virginia, United States in 1880. She died in 1915, in Virginia, United States, at the age of 80.

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William R Chaney
Nancy C Berry
Edgar Walter Chaney
John Webster Chaney
George Washington Chaney
Charles Scott Chaney

Spouse and Children

    William R Chaney





Parents and Siblings

    Richard Berry






World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 1

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.
1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

Age 9

In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.
1861 · The Battle of Manassas

Age 26

The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 

Name Meaning

1 Irish (Galway and Mayo): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Béara or Ó Beargha ( see Barry 1).2 Scottish and northern Irish: variant spelling of Barrie .3 English: habitational name from any of several places named with Old English byrig, dative case of burh ‘fortified manor house’, ‘stronghold’, such as Berry in Devon or Bury in Cambridgeshire, Greater Manchester, Suffolk, and West Sussex.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Nancy Cheney in household of Wm R Cheney, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Nancy Cheney in household of William Cheney, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Nancy Chaney in household of William R Chaney, "United States Census, 1900"

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