Nancy Brightman

about 1795–15 May 1886 (Age 91)
Hopkinton, Washington, Rhode Island, United States

The Life of Nancy

Nancy Brightman was born about 1795, in Hopkinton, Washington, Rhode Island, United States as the daughter of Hannah Paddock. She married Amasa Olin on 16 January 1820, in Brookfield, Madison, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She died on 15 May 1886, in Ripon, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 91.

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Amasa Olin
Nancy Brightman
Marriage: 16 January 1820
William H Olin
Hannah Mary Olin
Edgar W Olin
Stephen A Olin

Spouse and Children

16 January 1820
Brookfield, Madison, New York, United States


Parents and Siblings



    Amy Brightman




    Lucy Brightman


    Dorcas Brightman


+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 5

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1811 · USS Revenge

Age 16

On January 9, 1811, the USS Revenge hits a reef off of Watch Hill, Rhode Island. The load the ship is carrying is handed off to other ships and the USS Revenge is tied down by tow ropes. It brakes free from the ropes and later sinks. In 2011 divers find what are believed to be the remains of the ship.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 24

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a servant of a man called Bright', or a variant of Bright 1.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Nancy Olin in entry for Stephen Adison Olin and Mary Elisa Durkee, "Wisconsin, Marriages, 1836-1930"
  • New York, State Census, 1855
  • 1850 United States Federal Census

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