Nancy Hornsby

4 February 1799–25 November 1846 (Age 47)
Kershaw, South Carolina, United States

The Life of Nancy

When Nancy Hornsby was born on 4 February 1799, in Kershaw, South Carolina, United States, her father, John Henry Hornsby Sr., was 46 and her mother, Elizabeth Tidwell, was 44. She married Joseph Hardy Stroud on 5 February 1824, in Chester, South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She died on 25 November 1846, in Chester, South Carolina, United States, at the age of 47, and was buried in Chester, South Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Hardy Stroud
Nancy Hornsby
Marriage: 5 February 1824
John Hornsby Stroud

Spouse and Children

5 February 1824
Chester, South Carolina, United States


    John Hornsby Stroud




Parents and Siblings

    John Henry Hornsby Sr.


    Elizabeth Tidwell




+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 1

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.

Age 4

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

Age 13

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Cumbria, so called from the genitive case of the Old Norse byname Ormr ‘serpent’ ( see Orme 1) + Old Norse býr ‘farm’, ‘settlement’. The form of the name seems to have been influenced by confusion with Hornby . The surname is widespread in northern England.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Nancy Hornsby Stroud, "Find A Grave Index"
  • John Hornsby in the 1820 United States Federal Census
  • John & Elizabeth Hornsby  family in the 1810 United States Federal Census

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