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Nancy Harper

Female 1796 - 1880  (84 years)


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  • Name Nancy Harper 
    Born 12 June 1796  Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 27 August 1880  Ashland, Ashland County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Ashland Cemetery Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • http://ashlandohio.pa-roots.com/Obituaries/ObitsS.html
      Sheets, Nancy (Harper) - DIED -- After a brief illness at the residence of Mr. Samuel Sheets, a son in South Ashland, August 26, 1880, Mrs. Nancy Sheets, aged 84 years, two months and fourteen days. Mrs. Nancy Sheets, whose name before marriage was Nancy Harper, was born in Fairfax County, Virginia, June 12, 1796. Her parents emigrated to Jefferson County, Ohio, in the summer of 1812. While residing there in November, 1814, she married Mr. Joseph Sheets and removed to Uniontown, now Ashland, in November, 1817, where she has resided almost continuously ever since. It was then a mere village, and had but three families residing in it. These were the families of William Montgomery, David Markley and John Croft. Mr. Markley owned a small stock of goods, Mr. Montgomery had a small tavern, and Mr. Croft a small tannery where Whiting & Shearer's manufactory now stands. Its population did not exceed one dozen. Since that time great changes have taken place, as this was sixty-three years ago. The human mind can hardly comprehend it. Yesterday, a wilderness full of wild animals and red men, now the Indian has gone, and luxuriant fields occupy his place in the forest. Mrs. Sheets lived through administration of seventeen Presidents, from Washington to Hayes. At her birth we had thirteen States in the Union, and a population of three and a half millions, now we have thirty-seven States and a population of fifty million in this great republic. Its internal improvements, canals, railroads, pikes, telegraphs, and the like, fill the land. The red man that often visited our village then now finds a home in the far West; well cultured fields are now found where the native forest then was. Ashland, with slight variations, is what the pioneers have made it, and will continue through the generations to come, until by some catastrophe, chaos and the wilderness shall return again. These things attracted the attention of Mrs. Sheets during her lifetime, and she often recapitulated them in her clear way. She often dwelt upon the times of the pioneers and their hardships, and seemed to take a deep interest in the welfare of their posterity. ASHLAND PRESS: 02 September 1880, Vol. XXXV, No. 7 Submitted by Amy
    Person ID I143206  Schirado
    Last Modified 18 June 2014 

    Father William Harper,   b. about 1764, Fairfax, Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 April 1832, Vermillion, Ashland County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 68 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Dove,   b. about 1763, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 August 1859, Hayesville, Ashland County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 96 years) 
    Married about 1788 
    Family ID F82458  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse Joseph Sheets,   b. 21 January 1792, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 March 1866, Ashland County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 10 November 1814  Saline, Jefferson County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F94876  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart


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