Nancy Rivers

5 December 1767–15 December 1853 (Age 86)
Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina, United States

The Life of Nancy

When Nancy Rivers was born on 5 December 1767, in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina, United States, her father, Frederick Rivers Sr, was 28 and her mother, Mary Boatwright, was 22. She married Thomas Lloyd Davis in July 1785, in Cheraw, Chesterfield, South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 6 daughters. She died on 15 December 1853, in her hometown, at the age of 86, and was buried in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Lloyd Davis
1760–1845
Nancy Rivers
1767–1853
Marriage: July 1785
William Davis
1788–1869
Sarah Jane Davis
1805–1875
Vashti Victoria Davis
1808–1880
Samuel Davis
1790–1853
Susannah Davis
1792–1875
Isaac Jacob Davis
1795–1877
Hulda Davis
1797–1830
Jonathan Danial Davis Sr
1799–1887
Margaret Elizabeth Davis
1800–1874
Michael Davis
1806–1883
Mary Polly Davis
1808–1890
John Calvin Davis
1812–1865

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
July 1785
Cheraw, Chesterfield, South Carolina, United States
children

(12)

    Male1788–1869Male

    Samuel Davis

    Male1790–1853Male

    Female1792–1875Female

    Isaac Jacob Davis

    Male1795–1877Male

    Hulda Davis

    Female1797–1830Female

+7 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(3)

    Isaac Rivers

    Male1765–1843Male

    James Rivers

    Male1767–Male

    Female1767–1853Female

World Events (8)

1776

Age 9

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · Battle of Sullivan's Island

Age 9

On June 28, 1776, the Battle of Sullivan's Island takes place on Sullivan's Island, South Carolina. Since it is so close to Charelston, the battle is sometimes referred to as the First Siege of Charleston. This is the first time that the Americans had a victory against a land and sea attack by the British.
1791

Age 24

Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.

Name Meaning

1 English (of Norman origin): habitational name from any of various places in northern France called Rivières, from the plural form of Old French rivière ‘river’ (originally meaning ‘riverbank’, from Latin riparia). The absence of English forms without the final -s makes it unlikely that it is ever from the borrowed Middle English vocabulary word river, but the French and other Romance cognates do normally have this sense.2 Common Americanized form of French Larivière .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Nancy Rivers Davis, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Nancy Davis (born Rivers), 'Geni World Family Tree' on MyHeritage
  • Legacy NFS Source: Nancy Rivers - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Nancy Rivers

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