Nancy Caroline "Nannie" Stockton

1848–1902 (Age 54)
McMinnville, Warren, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Nancy Caroline "Nannie"

When Nancy Caroline "Nannie" Stockton was born on 19 May 1848, in McMinnville, Warren, Tennessee, United States, her father, Thomas Lockhart Stockton, was 42 and her mother, Caroline Matilda Henderson, was 36. She married Alexander Stephen Williams on 21 December 1869, in Morgan, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Lawrence, Alabama, United States in 1860. She died on 2 October 1902, in Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, United States, at the age of 54.

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Family Time Line

Nancy Caroline "Nannie" Stockton
Alexander Stephen Williams
Marriage: 21 December 1869
Maud V Williams
Claude Williams
Della Williams
Elmer Williams
Clyde Williams
Carl Williams

Spouse & Children

21 December 1869
Morgan, Alabama, United States


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World Events (8)

1849 · Capitol Building Destroyed by Fire

Age 1

The capitol building in Montgomery was destroyed by fire on December 14, 1849, the 30th anniversary of the state.

Age 12

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

Age 15

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the places, for example in Cheshire, County Durham, Hertfordshire, Norfolk, Shropshire, Warwickshire, Wiltshire, Worcestershire, and North and West Yorkshire, so called from Old English stocc ‘tree trunk’ or stoc ‘dependent settlement’ + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. It is not possible to distinguish between the two first elements on the basis of early forms.

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

Sources (3)

  • Nancy C Stockton in household of Thomas L Stockton, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Nannie Williams in household of Alexander S Williams, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Nancy Stockton in entry for Della W Mason, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"

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