Nancy East

20 April 1848–4 July 1855 (Age 7)
Brenham, Washington, Texas, United States

The Life Summary of Nancy

When Nancy East was born on 20 April 1848, in Brenham, Washington, Texas, United States, her father, Edward Wallace East, was 33 and her mother, Willmirth Matilda "Margaret" Greer, was 23. She lived in Washington-on-the-Brazos, Washington, Texas, United States in 1850. She died on 4 July 1855, in Marysville Township, Marshall, Kansas, United States, at the age of 7, and was buried in Thayer, Nebraska, United States.

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Family Time Line

Edward Wallace East
Willmirth Matilda "Margaret" Greer
Sarah Mariah Texana East
William H East
Mary Ann East
Nancy East
Willmirth East
Julia East
Mira Carolina East
Edwin Martin East
Joseph Fielding East
Martha East
Thomas Nathaniel East
Carl Greer East

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World Events (4)

1850 · Compromise of 1850
Age 2
The United States Congress passed a package of five separate bills in an attempt to decrease tensions between the slave states and free states. The compromise itself was received gratefully, but both sides disapproved of certain components contained in the laws. Texas was impacted in several ways; mainly, the state surrendered its claim to New Mexico (and other claims north of 36°30′) but retained the Texas Panhandle. The federal government also took over the public debt for Texas.
Age 6
Bleeding Kansas was a time period between the years 1854 and 1861 with a series of violent confrontations over whether slavery would be legal in Kansas Territory.
Age 6
On May 30, 1854, the Kansas-Nebraska Act was passed. It allowed people in the territories of Kansas and Nebraska to decide whether or not they wanted to allow slavery within their borders. This Act repealed the Missouri Compromise of 1820.

Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who came from the east or who lived on the eastern side of a settlement. Compare Estes .Americanized form (translation into English) of North German Ost and Swedish Öst.

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

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Story Highlight

E W East Journal "Reminiscences" cont. by D Curtis

This text of Edward Wallace East’s “Reminiscences by E. W. East” was prepared by Danelle Curtis using scans of the original hand written journal. The original journal is now at the BYU-Provo Ha …

Sources (3)

  • Nancy East in household of E M East, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Nancy East - Company record: death: 4 July 1855; Marysville Township, Marshall, Kansas, United States
  • Nancy East - Pioneer Overland Travel

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