Nancy Akers

1831–
Virginia, United States

The Life of Nancy

When Nancy Akers was born in 1831, in Virginia, United States, her father, Emery Akers, was 22 and her mother, Elizabeth Betsy Graham, was 27. She married Eli Lusk Sr on 10 March 1868, in Wyoming, West Virginia, United States. She lived in Wood, West Virginia, United States in 1870 and Wyoming, West Virginia, United States in 1880.

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Nancy Akers
1831–
Eli Lusk Sr
1798–1880
Marriage: 10 March 1868

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
10 March 1868
Wyoming, West Virginia, United States

Parents & Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 1

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

Age 13

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.
1862 · The Battle of Fredericksburg

Age 31

The Battle of Fredericksburg involved 200,000 troops with General Ambrose Burnside of the army of the Potomac against General Lee’s Army of the North.

Name Meaning

English, Dutch, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): topographic name for someone living by a piece of arable land, from the plural or genitive singular of Middle English aker ‘acre’, i.e. arable land.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Nancy in household of Eli, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Nancy Acres in household of Betsey Acres, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Nancy Akers in household of Elizabeth Akers, "United States Census, 1860"

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