Nancy Caroline Finch

North Carolina, United States

The Life of Nancy Caroline

When Nancy Caroline Finch was born in 1845, in North Carolina, United States, her father, John Finch, was 50 and her mother, Jerusha Shankle, was 40. She married Richard Monroe Nance on 8 August 1867, in Henry, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Henry, Tennessee, United States in 1860 and Civil District 16, McNairy, Tennessee, United States in 1880.

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Richard Monroe Nance
Nancy Caroline Finch
Marriage: 8 August 1867
Henry Nance
Mary Elizabeth Nance
Agnes Tennessee Nance
John Nance
Richard Bates Nance

Spouse and Children

8 August 1867
Henry, Tennessee, United States


Parents and Siblings

    John Finch


    Jerusha Shankle




    James Willington Finch


    Manerva Finch


    Henry F. Finch


    Mary A. Finch


    Aramintha Finch


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World Events (8)


Age 1

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1853 · First State Fair

Age 8

The first state fair in North Carolina was held in Raleigh and was put on by the North Carolina State Agricultural Society in 1853. The fair has been continuous except for during the American Civil War and Reconstruction and WWII.
1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 31

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.

Name Meaning

English: nickname from Middle English finch ‘finch’ (Old English finc). In the Middle Ages this bird had a reputation for stupidity. It may perhaps also in part represent a metonymic occupational name for someone who caught finches and sold them as songsters or for the cooking pot. The surname is found in all parts of Britain but is most common in Lancashire. See also Fink .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Caroline Finch in household of H F Finch, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Nancy C Finch in household of John Finch, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Caroline Nance in household of Richard Nance, "United States Census, 1880"

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