Nancy Maria Avery

Brief Life History of Nancy Maria

When Nancy Maria Avery was born on 25 December 1830, in Troy Township, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Hezekiah Avery, was 21 and her mother, Henrietta Nelson, was 19. She married Joseph Henry Byington on 25 December 1849, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 25 January 1913, in Rockland, Power, Idaho, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Valley View Cemetery, Rockland, Power, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Henry Byington
Nancy Maria Avery
Marriage: 25 December 1849
Nancy Maranda Byington
Joseph Hezekiah Byington
Oliver Milton Nelson Byington
Sarah Augusta Byington
Hyrum Elliot Byington
Elizabeth Ann Byington
John Henry Byington
Jeannette Sophia Byington
Noah Samuel Byington
Ira Zina Byington
William Alma Byington

Sources (45)

  • Nancy M Byington in household of Joseph Byington, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Nancy Maria Avery Byington, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Nancy Byuigton in entry for Christain Sorrenson and Jennette Byuigton, "Idaho, County Marriages, 1864-1962"

World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.


Historical Boundaries: 1850: Utah Territory, United States 1851: Utah, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Utah, Utah, United States


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

Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English and Anglo-Norman French personal name Aevery, a Norman form of Alfred . Among the 17th-century Puritan settlers in New England, there was some confusion with Averill . Compare Averett .

Altered form of French Canadian Hévey (see Hevey ). Compare Avey 3.

History: Christopher Avery emigrated from England to Salem, MA, in or before 1630. — William Avery (alias Averill) was one of the Puritan settlers who emigrated from England to Ipswich, MA, in or c. 1637. — Some of the American bearers of the surname Avery are descendants of Nicolas Hévé/Devé from France, who was in QC by 1672 (see Hevey ).

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

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          Nancy Maria Avery was born on Christmas day 25 December 1830 in Troy Township, Bradford,Pennsylvania to Hezekiah and Henrietta Nelson Avery.  Her mother joined the Church of Jesus Christ of …

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