Nancy Elizabeth Head

9 May 1832–3 August 1860 (Age 28)
Fayetteville, Fayette, Georgia, United States

The Life of Nancy Elizabeth

When Nancy Elizabeth Head was born on 9 May 1832, in Fayetteville, Fayette, Georgia, United States, her father, Daniel Baldwin Head, was 29 and her mother, Harriett Barron Pearson, was 27. She married John Wade Tomlinson on 2 November 1856, in Coweta, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She died on 3 August 1860, at the age of 28, and was buried in Bremen, Haralson, Georgia, United States.

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John Wade Tomlinson
Nancy Elizabeth Head
Marriage: 2 November 1856
Zephaniah Harvey Tomlinson
Daniel Head Tomlinson
Nancy Elizabeth Tomlinson

Spouse and Children

2 November 1856
Coweta, Georgia, United States


    Zephaniah Harvey Tomlinson


    Daniel Head Tomlinson


    Nancy Elizabeth Tomlinson


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World Events (4)

1835 · Treaty of New Echota

Age 3

A minority group of Cherokees including John Ridge, Major Ridge, Elias Boudinot, and Stand Waite, signed the Treaty of New Echota which ceded all Cherokee territory east of the Mississippi in exchange for five million dollars. The majority of Cherokees did not agree and 16,000 Cherokee signatures were gathered to protest the treaty. Boudinot and both Ridges were killed several years later by angry Cherokees for signing the treaty.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 4

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Age 14

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

Name Meaning

English (chiefly Kent): from Middle English heved ‘head’, applied as a nickname for someone with some peculiarity or disproportion of the head, or a topographic name for someone who lived on a hill or at the head of a stream or valley. This surname has long been established in Ireland.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Nancy E. Head, "Georgia, County Marriages, 1785-1950"
  • Nancy Elizabeth Head Tomlinson, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Nancy E. Head, "Georgia Marriages, 1808-1967"

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