Nancy Fay

20 November 1791–14 January 1851 (Age 59)
Southborough, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Nancy

When Nancy Fay was born on 20 November 1791, in Southborough, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, her father, David Fay, was 36 and her mother, Jane Ward, was 34. She married Sgt Sylvanus H Bowen on 31 March 1811, in Grafton, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. She died on 14 January 1851, in Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 59.

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Sgt Sylvanus H Bowen
Nancy Fay
Marriage: 31 March 1811
Infant Bowen
William Sylvanus Bowen
Nancy Harrington Bowen
Charles Leander Bowen
Sarah Eliza Bowen
Mary Louisa Bowen
Infant Bowen
Mary Louisa Bowen
Harriet N Bowen
Lydia M Bowen
Infant Bowen

Spouse and Children

31 March 1811
Grafton, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States


+6 More Children

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+3 More Children

World Events (7)

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 3

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 9

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Age 17

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname for a person believed to have supernatural qualities, from Middle English, Old French faie ‘fairy’ (Late Latin fata ‘fate’, ‘destiny’).2 English: nickname for a trustworthy person, from Middle English, Old French fei ‘loyalty’, ‘trust’.3 English (of Norman origin) and French: habitational name from any of various places in France named with Old French faie ‘beech’, or a topographic name from someone living by a beech wood. Compare Lafayette .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Nancy N Bowen in household of Cha N Comus, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Nancy H. Boro in entry for Nancy H. Parker, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"
  • Nancy in entry for William Flanders and Lydia M. Bowen, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"

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