Nancy Woolley

17 June 1795–1855 (Age 59)
New York, United States

The Life of Nancy

When Nancy Woolley was born on 17 June 1795, in New York, United States, her father, Jared Woolley, was 52 and her mother, Joanna Hulse, was 50. She married Peter Smith on 3 February 1816, in Blue Point, Brookhaven, Suffolk, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Brookhaven, Brookhaven, Suffolk, New York, United States in 1850. She died in 1855, in Blue Point, Brookhaven, Suffolk, New York, United States, at the age of 60, and was buried in Blue Point, Brookhaven, Suffolk, New York, United States.

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Peter Smith
Nancy Woolley
Marriage: 3 February 1816
Nancy Catherine Smith
Catherine Smith
James Smith
Maria Jayne Smith
Mary Elizabeth Smith
Charlotte Smith
William Marshall Smith
Pheobe Ann Smith
Sarah Frances Smith
Charles Edmond Smith

Spouse and Children

3 February 1816
Blue Point, Brookhaven, Suffolk, New York, United States


+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Jared Woolley


    Joanna Hulse




    James Woolley


    Jared Woolley



World Events (7)

1797 · Albany is Named Capital of New York

Age 2

Albany became the capital of New York in 1797. Albany is the oldest continuous settlement of the original 13 colonies.
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.

Age 17

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 any of various places so called. Most, including those in Berkshire, Cambridgeshire, and West Yorkshire, are named from Old English wulf ‘wolf’ or perhaps the personal name or byname Wulf ( see Wolf ) + lēah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’. One example in Somerset, however, has as its first element Middle English wolle, wulle ‘spring’, ‘stream’ ( see Wool 2).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Nancy Smith in household of Peter Smith, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Nancy Woolley Smith, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Nancy Woolley Smith (1795 - 1855) - Find A Grave Memorial

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