Nancy Upshaw

1807–
Elbert, Georgia, United States

The Life of Nancy

When Nancy Upshaw was born about 1807, in Elbert, Georgia, United States, her father, Forrester Upshaw, was 35 and her mother, Ann Faulkner, was 36.

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Family Time Line

Forrester Upshaw
1772–1850
Ann Faulkner
1771–1836
LeRoy Upshaw
1785–1841
Haston Upshaw
1800–1848
Nancy Upshaw
1807–
David Hasten Upshaw
1794–1848
Tinsley Upshaw
1796–1878
John Allen Upshaw
1798–1862
Adkins Upshaw
1801–1885
Mary Elizabeth Upshaw
1803–1865
William Upshaw
1804–1892
Nancy Ann Upshaw
1806–1896
Sarah Or Sally Upshaw
1807–
Allen Jones Upshaw
1811–1866
James Upshaw
1814–1895
Middleton Upshaw
1817–1884

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World Events (3)

1808

Age 1

Atlantic slave trade abolished.
1811 · The Savannah Riots

Age 4

A barroom brawl in Savannah on Tuesday, November 12, 1811, had international impact. An American seaman boasted of having joined the crew of a French vessel, likely named La Vengeance. Others became upset at the idea of the American joining a foreign nation and a brawl erupted. The county coroner asked for peace but was beaten with clubs. A second clash occurred the following day when French sailors attacked five American seaman. A day after the second attack, twenty French sailors attacked six Americans. Four of them escaped but two were beaten and stabbed. Jacob Taylor died on the scene and a rigger named Collins died the following day. By Friday, a full scale riot erupted when the French crewmen arrested on murder charges were released. Many were arrested and French ships La Vengeance and La Franchise were burned. In the end, the incident caused disruptions in French-American relations and affected shipping and trade.
1812

Age 5

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

Name Meaning

English (East Anglia): probably a habitational name from a lost or unidentified place named with Old English upp ‘up(per)’ + sc(e)aga ‘copse’, or a topographic name with the same meaning.

Possible Related Names

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

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