Nancy Reddick Greer

9 August 1805–9 October 1878 (Age 73)
Hillsboro, Jasper, Georgia, United States

The Life Summary of Nancy Reddick

When Nancy Reddick Greer was born on 9 August 1805, in Hillsboro, Jasper, Georgia, United States, her father, John David Greer, was 44 and her mother, Sarah Sally Hunt, was 40. She married Willis Snellen Johnson about 1824, in Hillsboro, Jasper, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Washington-on-the-Brazos, Washington, Texas, United States in 1850 and Utah, United States in 1870. She died on 9 October 1878, in Lincoln, Wyoming, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Laketown, Rich, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Willis Snellen Johnson
Nancy Reddick Greer
Marriage: about 1824
Sarah Ann Johnson
Snellen Marion Johnson Sr.
Nathaniel Johnson
Mary Willmirth Johnson
Alfred Summers Johnson Sr
James A. Johnson
Hannah Victoria Nolan Johnson
Nancy Willmirth Johnson
John Lycurgus Johnson
William Leonides Johnson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1824Hillsboro, Jasper, Georgia, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1811 · The Savannah Riots
    Age 6
    A barroom brawl in Savannah on Tuesday, November 12, 1811, had international impact. An American seaman boasted of having joined the crew of a French vessel, likely named La Vengeance. Others became upset at the idea of the American joining a foreign nation and a brawl erupted. The county coroner asked for peace but was beaten with clubs. A second clash occurred the following day when French sailors attacked five American seaman. A day after the second attack, twenty French sailors attacked six Americans. Four of them escaped but two were beaten and stabbed. Jacob Taylor died on the scene and a rigger named Collins died the following day. By Friday, a full scale riot erupted when the French crewmen arrested on murder charges were released. Many were arrested and French ships La Vengeance and La Franchise were burned. In the end, the incident caused disruptions in French-American relations and affected shipping and trade.
    Age 15
    Historical Boundaries: 1820: Jasper, Georgia, United States
    1832 · Worcester v. Georgia
    Age 27
    In 1830, U.S. President Andrew Jackson signed the Indian Removal Act which required all Native Americans to relocate to areas west of the Mississippi River. That same year, Governor Gilmer of Georgia signed an act which claimed for Georgia all Cherokee territories within the boundaries of Georgia. The Cherokees protested the act and the case made its way to the U.S. Supreme Court. The case, Worcester v. Georgia, ruled in 1832 that the United States, not Georgia, had rights over the Cherokee territories and Georgia laws regarding the Cherokee Nation were voided. President Jackson didn’t enforce the ruling and the Cherokees did not cede their land and Georgia held a land lottery anyway for white settlers.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish (Lanarkshire): from the medieval Scottish personal name Grier, a vernacular form of Gregor (see Gregory and compare Grierson ). This form of the surname is common in Ireland as well as Scotland.History: A Scottish family by the name of Grierson claim descent from Gilbert, a son of Malcolm MacGregor (died 1374), 11th Lord of MacGregor. Gilbert was known as both MacGregor and Gregorson. In 1400 he was granted lands by the Earl of March in the name Grierson. The numerous northern Irish bearers of the name Greer claim descent from this same Gilbert.

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

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    Nancy Reddick Greer

    Nancy Reddick Greer 1805-1878 Nancy the eleventh child of John Greer and Sarah Hunt was born August 9, 1805 in Jasper County Georgia. She was a pretty, lovable child with a brilli …

    Sources (16)

    • N R Johnson in household of Willis Johnson, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Nancy in entry for Wm L Johnson, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
    • Marriage Record for John Sprouse and Nancy Reddick Greer - unofficial

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