Nancy Sunset W. Yates

1829–from 1857 to 1923 (Age 28)
Monroe, Georgia, United States

The Life of Nancy Sunset W.

When Nancy Sunset W. Yates was born in 1829, in Monroe, Georgia, United States, her father, Stephen Yates, was 24 and her mother, Nancy Jane Tomlinson, was 24. She had at least 1 son and 3 daughters with William Henry Thomas. She lived in Titus, Texas, United States in 1870 and Justice Precinct 1, San Saba, Texas, United States in 1880. She died from 1857 to 1923, at the age of 94.

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William Henry Thomas
Nancy Sunset W. Yates
Nancy Delila Ann Thomas
James Franklin Thomas
Amanda M. Thomas
Susan V. Ella Thomas

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    Nancy Delila Ann Thomas


    James Franklin Thomas


    Amanda M. Thomas


    Susan V. Ella Thomas


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World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 1

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.
1832 · Worcester v. Georgia

Age 3

In 1830, U.S. President Andrew Jackson signed the Indian Removal Act which required all Native Americans to relocate to areas west of the Mississippi River. That same year, Governor Gilmer of Georgia signed an act which claimed for Georgia all Cherokee territories within the boundaries of Georgia. The Cherokees protested the act and the case made its way to the U.S. Supreme Court. The case, Worcester v. Georgia, ruled in 1832 that the United States, not Georgia, had rights over the Cherokee territories and Georgia laws regarding the Cherokee Nation were voided. President Jackson didn’t enforce the ruling and the Cherokees did not cede their land and Georgia held a land lottery anyway for white settlers.

Age 32

Civil War History - Some 11,000 Georgians gave their lives in defense of their state a state that suffered immense destruction. But wars end brought about an even more dramatic figure to tell: 460,000 African-Americans were set free from the shackles of slavery to begin new lives as free people.

Name Meaning

English: from Middle English yates ‘gates’, plural of yate, Old English geat ‘gate’, hence a topographic name for someone who lived near the gates of a walled town, or a metonymic occupational name for a gatekeeper.

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

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  • Nancy Thomas in household of William Thomas, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Nancy W Thomas in household of Wm H Thomas, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Nancy W Thomas in household of William H Thomas, "United States Census, 1870"

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