Nancy Eleanor Talley

1824–1915 (Age 90)
Virginia, United States

The Life of Nancy Eleanor

When Nancy Eleanor Talley was born in April 1824, in Virginia, United States, her father, William Anderson Talley, was 25 and her mother, Permelia Maryann or Polly Dowdy, was 20. She married Felix G Talley on 20 January 1851, in Sumner, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She lived in District 7, Grainger, Tennessee, United States in 1880 and Civil District 11, Sumner, Tennessee, United States in 1900. She died in 1915, in Sumner, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 91.

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Nancy Eleanor Talley
Felix G Talley
Marriage: 20 January 1851
Lucy C Talley
John T Talley
Permelia A Talley
Ella F Talley

Spouse & Children

20 January 1851
Sumner, Tennessee, United States


  • Lucy C Talley


  • John T Talley


  • Permelia A Talley


  • Ella F Talley


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World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 1

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1835 · The Hermitage is Built

Age 11

The Hermitage located in Nashville, Tennessee was a plantation owned by President Andrew Jackson from 1804 until his death there in 1845. The Hermitage is now a museum.
1861 · The Battle of Manassas

Age 37

The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 

Name Meaning

1 Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Taithligh ‘descendant of Taithleach’, a byname or personal name meaning ‘peaceable’.2 Possibly an altered spelling of German Tallig, from a short form of a Germanic personal name similar to Dietrich .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Eleanor Talley in household of John T Dugger, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Ellen Talley in household of John Duger, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Nancy Talley in household of James Talley, "United States Census, 1850"

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