Nancy Jane Prather

Female 1833 - 1895  (61 years)


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  • Name Nancy Jane Prather  [1
    Born 12 Sep 1833  , Clark, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    Gender Female 
    Occupation See Notes 
    • Nancy Jane was orphaned by age 17, and taught school to support herself from 1850 in Liberty township, Jeff. Co., Iowa. Being the wife of a preacher in the wilds, she also taught all of her own children until they were ready for college. She wa s very active in the prohibition movement and was a organizer for the Women's Temperance Union every time they moved.
    Stories and Notes Evidence of Parentage  [9
    Stories and Notes Taught school to support herself from 1850 when father died until married in 185 
    Died 4 Aug 1895  Wymore, Gage County, Nebraska, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [10, 11
    • She had been infirmed for many years. She died peacefully in the rocking chair on her daughter's porch
    Buried Wymore Cemetery, Wymore, Gage, Nebraska, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I167  Enchanted Family Tree
    Last Modified 20 Mar 2012 

    Father James Russell Prather,   b. 17 Nov 1807, Jeffersonville, Clark, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jan 1850, Libertyville, Jefferson County, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years) 
    Mother Louvica Caroline Veatch,   b. 1810, , , Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jul 1841, Blue River Township, Harrison County, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years) 
    Married 11 Feb 1830  Utica Township, Clark County, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19
    Family ID F72  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Rev. Oliver Perry Light,   b. 7 Apr 1828, New Richmond, Clermont County, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Mar 1904, Wymore, Gage County, Nebraska, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 6 Sep 1853  Shelbyville, Shelby County, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [20
    • Oliver Perry light and Nancy Jane Prather were married in the home of her Aunt Fannie and Zephaniah Porter.
    Children 
     1. Mary Catherine Light,   b. 2 Jul 1854,   d. 7 Aug 1855  (Age 1 years)
     2. Minnie Light,   b. 1 Mar 1858,   d. 7 Mar 1858  (Age 0 years)
    +3. Laurie Mathilda Light,   b. 9 Mar 1859,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +4. William Russell Light,   b. 3 Apr 1861, , Olmsted, Minnesota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jan 1934, Canadian, Pittsburg, Oklahoma, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     5. David Franklin Light,   b. 23 Jun 1863, Saint Louis, St. Louis (city), Missouri, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Sep 1863, Saint Louis, St. Louis (city), Missouri, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    +6. Harriet Caroline Light,   b. 21 Apr 1866,   d. 22 Feb 1927  (Age 60 years)
    +7. Frances Dickenson Light,   b. 17 May 1873,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +8. Olive Jennie Light,   b. 17 Mar 1877,   d. 11 Feb 1899  (Age 21 years)
    Last Modified 14 Mar 2012 
    Family ID F71  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 12 Sep 1833 - , Clark, Indiana, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 6 Sep 1853 - Shelbyville, Shelby County, Illinois, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 4 Aug 1895 - Wymore, Gage County, Nebraska, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Wymore Cemetery, Wymore, Gage, Nebraska, United States Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Headstones
    Wymore Cemtery
    Wymore Cemtery

  • Sources 
    1. [S10] Ancestry Family Trees, (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com. Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members.;), Ancestry Family Trees (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S43] - City, County, State, or Church Records, census - Harrison Co., Indiana (Reliability: 3), 1840.
      (with parents)

    3. [S43] - City, County, State, or Church Records, census - Jefferson Co., Iowa, page 94 (Reliability: 3), 1850.
      (both her parents had died and she was in the home of Aaron and Jane Edwards of Des Moines (aged 17)

    4. [S43] - City, County, State, or Church Records, state census - Anoka Co., Minn., page 26 (Reliability: 3), 1857.

    5. [S43] - City, County, State, or Church Records, census - Louisa Co., Iowa (Reliability: 3), 1870.

    6. [S43] - City, County, State, or Church Records, census - Henry Co., Iowa, page 327 (Reliability: 3), 1880.

    7. [S43] - City, County, State, or Church Records, state census of Nebraska (Reliability: 3), 1885.

    8. [S43] - City, County, State, or Church Records, Territory of Oklahoma census (Reliability: 3), 1890.

    9. [S236] - Newspaper Obituarys.
      Oliver Perry's notes Her Obituary

    10. [S43] - City, County, State, or Church Records, Husbands pension records (Reliability: 3).

    11. [S236] - Newspaper Obituarys, Wymore News (Reliability: 3), 8 Aug 1895.

    12. [S43] - City, County, State, or Church Records, Clark County, Indiana Marriage record book C., page 38 (Reliability: 3).

    13. [S116] U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900, Yates Publishing, (Original data - This unique collection of records was extracted from a variety of sources including family group sheets and electronic databases. Originally, the information was derived;), Source number: 3997.022; Source type: Family group sheet, FGSE, listed as parents; Number of Pages: 1; Submitter Code: . (Reliability: 3).
      Birth date: 1807
      Birth place:
      Marriage date: 1830
      Marriage place: IN

    14. [S116] U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900, Yates Publishing, (Original data - This unique collection of records was extracted from a variety of sources including family group sheets and electronic databases. Originally, the information was derived;), Source number: 170.002; Source type: Pedigree chart; Number of Pages: 1; Submitter Code: . (Reliability: 3).
      Birth date: 1808
      Birth place:
      Marriage date:
      Marriage place: of IN

    15. [S116] U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900, Yates Publishing, (Original data - This unique collection of records was extracted from a variety of sources including family group sheets and electronic databases. Originally, the information was derived;), Source number: 170.002; Source type: Pedigree chart; Number of Pages: 1; Submitter Code: . (Reliability: 3).
      Birth date: 1807
      Birth place:
      Marriage date:
      Marriage place: of IN

    16. [S116] U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900, Yates Publishing, (Original data - This unique collection of records was extracted from a variety of sources including family group sheets and electronic databases. Originally, the information was derived;), Source number: 23866.002; Source type: Pedigree chart; Number of Pages: 3; Submitter Code: . (Reliability: 3).
      Birth date: 1808
      Birth place: KY
      Marriage date:
      Marriage place: of IN

    17. [S118] Indiana Marriage Collection, 1800-1941, Ancestry.com, (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005.Original data - Works Progress Administration, comp. Index to Marriage Records Indiana: Indiana Works Progress Administration, 1938-1940.Jordan Dodd, Liahona Research, comp. Electronic;), Title: , , ; Book: Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT; Page: 1415852. (Reliability: 3).
      Marriage date: 11 Feb 1830
      Marriage place: Clark, Indiana

    18. [S118] Indiana Marriage Collection, 1800-1941, Ancestry.com, (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005.Original data - Works Progress Administration, comp. Index to Marriage Records Indiana: Indiana Works Progress Administration, 1938-1940.Jordan Dodd, Liahona Research, comp. Electronic;), Title: , , ; Book: Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT; Page: 1404749 - 1404750. (Reliability: 3).
      Marriage date: 27 Jan 1842
      Marriage place: Harrison, Indiana

    19. [S118] Indiana Marriage Collection, 1800-1941, Ancestry.com, (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005.Original data - Works Progress Administration, comp. Index to Marriage Records Indiana: Indiana Works Progress Administration, 1938-1940.Jordan Dodd, Liahona Research, comp. Electronic;), Title: , , ; Book: Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT; Page: 1316696. (Reliability: 3).
      Marriage date: 11 Feb 1830
      Marriage place: Orange, Indiana

    20. [S43] - City, County, State, or Church Records, Shelby County, Ill. Misc. record book #1, page 28 (Reliability: 3).



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