Nancy Jane Michael

September 1854–
Mississippi, United States

The Life of Nancy Jane

When Nancy Jane Michael was born in September 1854, in Mississippi, United States, her father, Jeremiah Franklin Michael, was 27 and her mother, Leah B. Smart, was 19. She married Philip D. Rushing on 21 November 1875, in Tippah, Mississippi, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Beat 3, Alcorn, Mississippi, United States in 1920 and Beat 5, Alcorn, Mississippi, United States in 1940.

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Family Time Line

Philip D. Rushing
1857–
Nancy Jane Michael
1854–
Marriage: 21 November 1875
Martha Elizabeth Rushing
1883–1956
Mary E Rushing
1887–
Belle Rushing
1889–
Ider M Rushing
1891–
Addie M Rushing
1892–
Thomas Richard Rushing
1894–1970
J R Rushing
1896–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
21 November 1875
Tippah, Mississippi, United States
children

(7)

    Female1883–1956Female

    Mary E Rushing

    Female1887–Female

    Belle Rushing

    Female1889–Female

    Ider M Rushing

    Female1891–Female

    Addie M Rushing

    Female1892–Female

+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Jeremiah Franklin Michael

    Male1827–1928Male

    Leah B. Smart

    Female1835–1937Female

siblings

(9)

+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1861

Age 7

Mississippi became the second state to leave the Union at the start of the Civil War in 1861.
1863

Age 9

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1886

Age 32

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Name Meaning

English, German, Dutch, and Jewish: from the personal name Michael, ultimately from Hebrew Micha-el ‘Who is like God?’. This was borne by various minor Biblical characters and by one of the archangels, the protector of Israel (Daniel 10:13, 12:1; Rev. 12:7). In Christian tradition, Michael was regarded as the warrior archangel, conqueror of Satan, and the personal name was correspondingly popular throughout Europe, especially in knightly and military families. In English-speaking countries, this surname is also found as an Anglicized form of several Greek surnames having Michael as their root, for example Papamichaelis ‘Michael the priest’ and patronymics such as Michaelopoulos.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Nancy Rushing in household of Tom Rushing, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Nancie Rushing in household of Philip Rushing, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Nancy Jane Rushing in household of P D Rushing, "United States Census, 1920"

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