Nancy Howard

1826–31 December 1861 (Age 35)
Allentown Cemetery, Glen Aubrey, Nanticoke, Broome, New York, United States

The Life of Nancy

When Nancy Howard was born in 1826, her father, Samuel Howard, was 52 and her mother, Clarissa Strickland, was 40. She married John Riley on 27 May 1848. She died on 31 December 1861, at the age of 35, and was buried in Allentown Cemetery, Glen Aubrey, Nanticoke, Broome, New York, United States.

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John Riley
Nancy Howard
1826–1861
Marriage: 27 May 1848

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    John Riley

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MARRIAGE
27 May 1848
Broome, New York, United States

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World Events (4)

1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 1

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 4

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.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 10

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Name Meaning

1 English: from the Norman personal name Huard, Heward, composed of the Germanic elements hug ‘heart’, ‘mind’, ‘spirit’ + hard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’.2 English: from the Anglo-Scandinavian personal name Hāward, composed of the Old Norse elements ‘high’ + varðr ‘guardian’, ‘warden’.3 English: variant of Ewart 2.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Nancy A Riley, "New York, Cemetery Abstracts, 1800-1965"
  • Nancy A. Riley, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Nancy Howard, "New York, Marriages, 1686-1980"

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