Amanda Allis Nazelrode

22 November 1852–
Pendleton, Louisa, Virginia, United States

The Life of Amanda Allis

When Amanda Allis Nazelrode was born on 22 November 1852, in Pendleton, Louisa, Virginia, United States, her father, William Jonas Nesselrodt, was 20 and her mother, Rachel Turner, was 22. She married Henry Adam Nazelrode on 27 October 1881, in Hardy, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Pendleton, West Virginia, United States in 1880 and South Fork Magisterial District, Hardy, West Virginia, United States for about 10 years.

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Henry Adam Nazelrode
Amanda Allis Nazelrode
Marriage: 27 October 1881
John H Harper
Mary Jane Nesselrodt
William Frederick Nazlerod
Samuel H Nazelrod

Spouse and Children

27 October 1881
Hardy, West Virginia, United States


    John H Harper


    Mary Jane Nesselrodt


    William Frederick Nazlerod



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World Events (8)

1861 · The Battle of Manassas

Age 9

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. 

Age 11

West Virginia was given statehood status with the "agreement" the citizens would phase out slavery. On January 1, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln approved the Statehood Bill for West Virginia. West Virginia was proclaimed a state on April 20, 1863, with the bill becoming effective 60 days later, June 20, 1863. When West Virginia first entered statehood in 1863, there were only 46 counties. That same year, four other counties voted themselves into West Virginia. Today, there are 55 counties in the Mountain State. The oldest county in the state is Hamsphire County formed in 1754 as part of Virginia. The youngest county is Mingo formed in 1895. The smallest county is Hancock located in the northern panhandle of the state with Randolph being the largest. When the Legislature convened for its first session, there were only 47 members of the House of Delegates and 18 members of the State Senate. Through the years, the number has increased to 100 members of the House of Delegates and 34 members of the State Senate.

Age 34

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Nesselroth, a variant spelling of Nesselrodt .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Amanda A Nazelrod in household of Samuel J Nazelrod, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Amanda Neslerod in household of William Neslerod, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Amanda A Nazlerod in household of William Nazlerod, "United States Census, 1880"

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