Nancy Hawkins Ross

28 January 1859–24 May 1945 (Age 86)
Wake, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Nancy Hawkins

When Nancy Hawkins Ross was born on 28 January 1859, in Wake, North Carolina, United States, her father, Richard S. Ross, was 38 and her mother, Sarah K. "Sally" Rochelle, was 36. She married Jasper Franklin Clements on 29 January 1880, in Wake, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Patterson Township, Durham, North Carolina, United States for about 30 years and Durham, Durham, North Carolina, United States in 1945. She died on 24 May 1945, in Durham Township, Orange, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Durham, North Carolina, United States.

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Jasper Franklin Clements
Nancy Hawkins Ross
Marriage: 29 January 1880
William Jasper Clements
Theodosia Sarah Clements
Lydia Clements
Viola Clements
Maud Clements
Edgar Thomas Clements
Richard High Clements
Clifford Clements
Lucelia Fern Clements
Z Blanche Clements

Spouse and Children

    Jasper Franklin Clements



29 January 1880
Wake, North Carolina, United States


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World Events (8)

1862 · Battle of Roanoke Island

Age 3

On February 7, 1862, General Burnside's expedition started with the Battle of Roanoke Island. The battle was mostly fought by the Union and Confederate Navy's. This was a Union victory.

Age 4

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 23

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish and English (of Norman origin): habitational name for someone from Rots near Caen in Normandy, probably named with the Germanic element rod ‘clearing’. Compare Rhodes . This was the original home of a family de Ros, who were established in Kent in 1130 .2 Scottish and English: habitational name from any of various places called Ross or Roos(e), deriving the name from Welsh rhós ‘upland’ or moorland, or from a British ancestor of this word, which also had the sense ‘promontory’. This is the sense of the cognate Gaelic word ros. Known sources of the surname include Roos in Humberside (formerly in East Yorkshire) and the region of northern Scotland known as Ross. Other possible sources are Ross-on-Wye in Herefordshire, Ross in Northumbria (which is on a promontory), and Roose in Lancashire3 English and German: from the Germanic personal name Rozzo, a short form of the various compound names with the first element hrōd ‘renown’, introduced into England by the Normans in the form Roce.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Nancy Rass in household of Richard Rass, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Nannie Clements in household of Richard H Clements, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Nannie H Clements, "United States Census, 1920"

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