Nancy Duff

May 1858–1952 (Age 93)
Clay, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Nancy

When Nancy Duff was born in May 1858, in Clay, Kentucky, United States, her father, Andrew Jackson Duff, was 34 and her mother, Elizabeth Napier, was 24. She married Silas Benton Shell in 1878, in Leslie, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Ajax, Gilliam, Oregon, United States in 1920 and Wallowa, Wallowa, Oregon, United States in 1930. She died in 1952, in Oregon, United States, at the age of 94, and was buried in Enterprise, Wallowa, Oregon, United States.

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Family Time Line

Silas Benton Shell
1859–1925
Nancy Duff
1858–1952
Marriage: 1878
Elisabeth B Shell
1880–
Abijah "A.B." Shell
1882–1960
Fannie Shell
1883–1980
Minty M Shell
1885–1903
Allen L Shell
1887–1966
Rebecca Shell
1888–
Mccoy Shell
1890–1971
Daniel Boone Logan Shell
1893–1992
James F Shell
1893–1918
Dosha Shell
1895–1896
William McKinley Shell
1897–1918
Mollie Shell
1899–1900
May Shell
1903–

Spouse and Children

    Silas Benton Shell

    Male1859–1925Male

    Female1858–1952Female

MARRIAGE
1878
Leslie, Kentucky, United States
children

(13)

+8 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(10)

+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1863

Age 5

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1873

Age 15

Historical Boundaries - 1873: Union, Oregon, United States; 1887: Wallowa, Oregon, United States
1886

Age 28

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Name Meaning

Scottish and Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Duibh (‘descendant of Dubh’), Mac Giolla Duibh (‘son of the servant of Dubh’), or a short form of Duffin 2 (County Wexford), MacElduff (County Tyrone; see Kilduff ), Mac Duibh, and Duffy , all of which are formed from personal names containing the element dubh ‘dark’, ‘black’ (widely used as a nickname or byname for a dark-haired man or man of dark temperament and as an element of personal names).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Nancy Shell in household of Silas B Shell, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Nancy Duff in household of Andrew Duff, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Nancy Duff in household of Elizabeth Duff, "United States Census, 1860"

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