Nancy Kirkwood

Brief Life History of Nancy

When Nancy Kirkwood was born about 1814, in Mississippi, United States, her father, William Kirkwood, was 55 and her mother, Elizabeth Newcomer, was 38. She married John Picket about 1834, in Mississippi, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. She lived in Jackson, Mississippi, United States in 1850.

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John Picket
Nancy Kirkwood
Marriage: about 1834
Elizabeth H Pickett
Benjamin Picket
Marilla J. Picket
Margaret Picket
Alice May Picket

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  • Nancy Picket, "United States Census, 1850"

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Name Meaning

Scottish (central): habitational name from any of at least three places in Scotland called Kirkwood (Ayrshire, Dumfriesshire, Lanarkshire), named with Middle English kirk ‘church’ (Old Norse kirkja) + wode ‘wood’.

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

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