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Nancy Hieronymus Davis Duff
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Birth: Jul. 9, 1829
Madison County
Kentucky, USA
Death: May 8, 1908
Lee County
Kentucky, USA

Nancy Hieronymus Davis Duff was born July 9, 1829 in Madison County, Kentucky. She was the daughter of Samuel Rector Hieronymus (1786 1866) and Sally (White) Hieronymus (1809 1871).

Nancy married first, Charles E. Davis, in Owsley County,Kentucky, May 14, 1846 at her father's home by Samuel P. Chandler, a Gospel Preacher. Samuel P. Chandler was Nancy's uncle who was married to her aunt, Nancy (White) Chandler.

Nancy and Charles had seven children:
James Samuel (1847-1904),
Charles Edward (1849 -1943),
Orlando Homer (1851-1939),
George F.C. (1852-?),
Alonzo Burse (1855 -1917),
Thomas Hill (1858 -1953)
Nancy Florence (Tutt) (1860 -1901).

Charles was a Corporal in Company D, 6th Kentucky Cavalry,Union, during the Civil War. He was captured after the Battle of Chickamauga, Georgia and taken to a prison camp, probably in Richmond, Virginia. Sometime after the Andersonville, Georgia prison camp opened he was transferred there, where he died of Scurvy June 17, 1863.

Nancy married second, Claiborne A. Duff on January 20, 1869. Again by her uncle, Samuel P. Chandler, in Breathitt County, Kentucky.

Nancy and Claiborne had one child; Creed Duff.

Claiborne Duff died September 6, 1888 in a well from the fumes of dynamite smoke in Breathitt County, Kentucky.

Nancy Hieronymus Davis Duff died May 8, 1908 in Lee County, Kentucky.

Her grave marker was erected by her descendants in 1984.

Links to Sibblings:
George W Hieronymus
Thomas F Hieronymus
Damaris (Hieronymus) Burrows


Sources:
Nancy Davis Duff pension applications for the service of Charles E. Davis during the Civil War.

Hieronymus History, a small book written by Sally Hobbs Hill in 1947.

Copy of a news article written by Mrs. Ola Davis in The Beattyville Enterprise, August 2, 1984.

Marvin E. Davis, great, great grandson of Nancy Hieronymus Davis Duff.
December 2012.
 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Samuel Rector Hieronymus (1786 - 1866)
  Sarah White Hieronymus (1809 - 1871)
 
 Spouse:
  Charles E. Davis (1826 - 1864)*
 
 Children:
  James Samuel Davis (1847 - 1904)*
  Charles Edward Davis (1849 - 1943)*
  Orlando Homer Davis (1851 - 1939)*
  Alonzo B Davis (1855 - 1917)*
 
 Sibling:
  Nancy Hieronymus Davis Duff (1829 - 1908)
  Damaris Hieronymus Burrows (1831 - 1860)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Buck Creech Cemetery
Williba
Lee County
Kentucky, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 37.62468, -83.57415
 
Maintained by: Marvin Davis
Originally Created by: Jerry Griffin
Record added: Sep 22, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 97576519
Nancy <i>Hieronymus</i> Davis Duff
Added by: Marvin Davis
 
Nancy <i>Hieronymus</i> Davis Duff
Added by: Marvin Davis
 
 
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- Janie Martin Mosley
 Added: Jul. 2, 2013
Beloved Cousin.
- Glen Davis
 Added: Nov. 28, 2012
 
 
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