Nancy Jane Persinger

1 January 1832–17 September 1898 (Age 66)
Monroe, Missouri, United States

The Life of Nancy Jane

When Nancy Jane Persinger was born on 1 January 1832, in Monroe, Missouri, United States, her father, Lewis Persinger, was 24 and her mother, Mary Ann Jennings, was 23. She married Andrew Burton on 19 April 1852, in Gentry, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She lived in Gentry, Missouri, United States in 1860 and Iowa, United States in 1870. She died on 17 September 1898, in Van Meter, Dallas, Iowa, United States, at the age of 66.

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Family Time Line

Richard Rile Gilliam
Nancy Jane Persinger
Marriage: 21 November 1860
Emily Emma Gilliam
William Morgan Gilliam
Alexander Gilliam
Robert George Gilliam I
James Sherman Gilliam
George Washington Gilliam
Charles Edward Gilliam

Spouse and Children

21 November 1860
Winterset, Madison, Iowa, United States


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings




    John W Persinger


    William W Persinger


    Martha Persinger


    Isaac Persinger


+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 0

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1834 · Zion's Camp

Age 2

Joseph Smith, Jr. and a group of 200 volunteers departed Kirkland, Ohio, to aid scattered Latter-day Saints. The group known as Zion's Camp arrived to the Fishing River on June 19. A mob had gathered to attack and disjoin the group. A storm swept through the area and the river rose over 30 feet, which caused the mob to scatter.

Age 28

In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.

Name Meaning

Variant spelling of the Swiss German family name Bersinger, a variant of Pirsing, from a Germanic personal name formed with bero ‘bear’ + the clan suffix -ing(er).

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

Sources (3)

  • Nancy Berton in household of Mary Persinger, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Nancy J Gillam in household of Richard Gillam, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Nancy J Persinger in household of Lewis Persinger, "United States Census, 1850"

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