Elizabeth Wiley Nash

Brief Life History of Elizabeth Wiley

When Elizabeth Wiley Nash was born in 1820, in Virginia, United States, her father, Wiley B. Nash, was 21 and her mother, Nancy Naish, was 21. She married William M. Reavis on 1 October 1846, in Davie, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Davie, North Carolina, United States in 1880 and Calahaln Township, Davie, North Carolina, United States in 1900. She died in June 1910, at the age of 90, and was buried in New Union Methodist Church Cemetery, Mocksville, Davie, North Carolina, United States.

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William M. Reavis
Elizabeth Wiley Nash
Marriage: 1 October 1846
Mary E. Reavis
Daniel Wesley Reavis
John W Reavis
Samuel W Reavis
Rachel F Reavis
Frances Ann Reavis

Sources (20)

  • Elizabeth Reavis in household of Wm Reavis, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Elizabeth Nash, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
  • Elizabeth Wiley Nash Reavis, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1820 · Making States Equal

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.

1824 · """Mary Randolph Publishes """"The Virginia Housewife"""""""

“The Virginia Housewife” was published by Mary Randolph. It was the first cookbook published in America. 

1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.

Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived by an ash tree, a variant of Ash by misdivision of Middle English atten ash ‘at the ash’, or a habitational name from any of the many places in England and Wales named Nash, from this phrase, as for example Nash in Buckinghamshire, Herefordshire, or Shropshire. The name was established from an early date in Wales and Ireland.

Jewish: possibly an Americanized form of one or more similar (like-sounding) Jewish surnames.

History: The surname Nash was taken to Ireland from England or Wales by a family who established themselves in County Kerry in the 13th century, during the second wave of Anglo-Norman settlement. — Abner Nash (c. 1740–86), governor of NC, was of Welsh origin, his parents having emigrated to VA from Wales in 1730. His brother Francis (c. 1742–77) was a general in the Continental army; the city of Nashville, TN, was named in his honor.

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

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