Nancy W. Talley

Mecklenburg, Virginia, United States

The Life of Nancy W.

When Nancy W. Talley was born in February 1833, in Mecklenburg, Virginia, United States, her father, Robert Talley, was 43 and her mother, Nancy Morgan, was 43. She married Henry Coley on 23 January 1855, in Mecklenburg, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Virginia, United States in 1870 and Hawtree Township, Warren, North Carolina, United States in 1880.

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Nancy W. Talley
Henry Coley
Marriage: 23 January 1855
Ida Lillian Coley
Robert H Coley
Elizabeth Coley
N. R. A. Coley
Mary E. Coly
David T. Coley
Ella G. Coley

Spouse & Children

  • Female1833–Female

  • Henry Coley


23 January 1855
Mecklenburg, Virginia, United States


  • Female1854–1941Female

  • Robert H Coley


  • Female1860–Female

  • N. R. A. Coley


  • Mary E. Coly


+2 More Children

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+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

Age 11

In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.
1853 · First State Fair

Age 20

The first state fair in North Carolina was held in Raleigh and was put on by the North Carolina State Agricultural Society in 1853. The fair has been continuous except for during the American Civil War and Reconstruction and WWII.
1864 · Arlington Cemetery

Age 31

Arlington Cemetery is a military cemetery. It was originally a plantation owned by George Washington Parke Custis. This is the location of Robert E. Lee, 16,000 Civil War soldiers, William Howard Taft, John, Jackie, Robert, and Edward Kennedy. The tomb of the unknown soldier is also located here it was dedicated on November 11, 1921. It contains the remains of those soldiers unknown from WWI, WWII, Korea, and Vietnam.

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)

  • Nancy W Calaham in household of James Calaham, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Nancy Tally in household of Robert Tally, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Nancy W Coley, "United States Census, 1870"

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