Mary Elizabeth "Bettie" Hamby

from about 1842 to 1847–before 1898 (Age 56)
Morgan, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Mary Elizabeth "Bettie"

When Mary Elizabeth "Bettie" Hamby was born from about 1842 to 1847, in Morgan, Tennessee, United States, her father, James Mitchell Hamby, was 34 and her mother, Mary Louise Dyer, was 32. She married Jesse Bartholomew Nance on 18 February 1899, in Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in District 13, Grainger, Tennessee, United States in 1870 and No. 13 Kindricks Creek District, Washington, Tennessee, United States in 1880. She died before 1898, at the age of 55.

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Family Time Line

Jesse Bartholomew Nance
Mary Elizabeth "Bettie" Hamby
James Rubin Nance
Albert M. Nance
Charles Nance
William Thomas Nance
Octave Almeta Nance
Noah Lee Nance
Nora Ann Nance
Martha Jane Nance
Wade D. Nance
Gilbert Arthur Nance

Spouse and Children





    Octave Almeta Nance


    Noah Lee Nance


    Nora Ann Nance


+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+8 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 4

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Age 4

Tennessee was known as the Volunteer State because during the Mexican War the government asked Tennessee for 3,000 volunteer soldiers and 30,000 joined.
1862 · Battle of Shiloh

Age 20

The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from Hanby near Welton le Marsh, in Lincolnshire, which is named from the Old Norse personal name Hundi + Old Norse býr ‘farmstead’, ‘settlement’.2 Perhaps an altered spelling of French Hambye, a habitational name from a place in Manche.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Bettie Nance in household of Jesse Nance, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mary Nance in household of Jessee Nance, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Betty Hamby in entry for Arthur Nance and Nellie Mae Green, "Virginia, Marriage Certificates, 1936-1988"

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