Nancy Free

25 April 1801–April 1880 (Age 78)
Abbeville, South Carolina, United States

The Life of Nancy

When Nancy Free was born on 25 April 1801, in Abbeville, South Carolina, United States, her father, Lewis Free, was 26 and her mother, Sarah Keziah Cheriah, was 31. She married John Mote in 1818, in Abbeville, South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Habersham, Georgia, United States in 1860 and Batesville, Habersham, Georgia, United States in 1870. She died in April 1880, in Blackville Township, Barnwell, South Carolina, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Providence Baptist Church, Habersham, Georgia, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Mote
Nancy Free
Marriage: 1818
Lewis Mote
Elizabeth Mote
Mary Mote
Anne Mote
Catherine Mote
William Mote
John Andrew Mote
Ezekiel Mote
Nancy Mote
John Mote
Franklin Roosevelt Mote

Spouse and Children

Abbeville, South Carolina, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 2

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

Age 17

Historical Boundaries: 1818: Habersham, Georgia, United States
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 24

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

Name Meaning

1 English (chiefly East Anglia): nickname or status name from Old English frēo ‘free(-born)’, i.e. not a serf.2 North German: topographic or habitational name from a place named Frede or Frede(n).3 North German: nickname from a variant of Middle Low German wrēd ‘crooked’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Nancey Mote in household of John R Spencer, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Nancy Mote in household of John Mote, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Nancy Motes in household of John Motes, "United States Census, 1870"

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