Joseph William Nance

Brief Life History of Joseph William

When Joseph William Nance was born in 1830, in Virginia, United States, his father, John W Nance, was 48 and his mother, Mildred Faulkerson, was 46. He married Emeline D Butler on 4 June 1853, in Caswell, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. He lived in Pittsylvania, Virginia, United States in 1850 and Yadkin, North Carolina, United States in 1860.

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Joseph William Nance
Emeline D Butler
Marriage: 4 June 1853
Mildred S Nance
Nettie Cora Nance
Lula B Nance

Sources (19)

  • J W Nance, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Joseph W Vance, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
  • William Nance in entry for Cora Nettie Orr, "North Carolina, Department of Archives and History, Index to Vital Records, 1800-2000"

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

1830 · Trail of Tears

In the 1830's, President Jackson called for all the Native Americans to be forced off their own land. As the Cherokee were forced out of North Carolina many of them hid in the mountains of North Carolina.

1861 · The Battle of Manassas

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

Americanized form of German Nantz .

Cornish: habitational name from any of the places so-named in Lelant, Saint Clement, Illogan, or Saint Martin in Meneage. The placenames derive from Middle Cornish nans ‘valley’.

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

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