Nancy Tarrant1,2

ID# 2562, (1783 - 1852)

Key Events:

Birth: 6 Sep 1783, Virginia3,4
Marriage: Henry Ballinger Machen, 16 Jul 1802, South Carolina5,6
Death: 18527,8

Spouse:Henry Ballinger Machen (8 May 1776 - 11 Apr 1861)
     Children:

The number of unknown children in the 1820, 1830, and 1840 census suggest that there were many more children of Henry and Nancy. Some unsourced online family trees report a total of eight children.

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Narrative:

     Nancy Tarrant was born on 6 Sep 1783 in Virginia.3,4
     Nancy married Henry Ballinger Machen on 16 Jul 1802 in South Carolina.5,6
     Nancy and Henry moved in 1809 from South Carolina, locating on a farm in Caldwell Co., Kentucky.9 She was probably the female over age 45 listed in the household of her husband in the 1820 Federal Census of Caldwell Co., Kentucky.10
     She was probably the female age 40 to 50 listed in the household of her husband in the 1830 Federal Census of Caldwell Co., Kentucky, though she was actually about 57.11 She was probably the female age 50 to 60 listed in the household of her husband in the 1840 Federal Census of Caldwell Co., Kentucky.12
     Nancy and Henry appeared on the 1850 Federal Census of Caldwell Co., Kentucky, enumerated 30 Aug 1850, reporting real estate of $6,000, and 21 slaves. Their granddaughter, Ellen Mary Cobb, was listed as living with them.13,14
     Nancy died in 1852.7,8

Citations

  1. [S49] Freeman, Family File "David and Deborah.GED," 31 Jul 1998, shows full name; reports Battle, Perrin & Kniffin, Kentucky: A History of the State 2nd ed., (Caldwell Co.: 1885) shows name as Nancy (Tarrant) Machen.
  2. [S1825] Henry Machen household, 1850 U.S. Census, Caldwell Co., Kentucky, shows name as Nancy Machen.
  3. [S2964] Christenson, Elroy Christenson, "Sgt. Henry Machen Family," shows date.
  4. [S1825] Henry Machen household, 1850 U.S. Census, Caldwell Co., Kentucky, shows age 77 and state.
  5. [S2964] Christenson, Elroy Christenson, "Sgt. Henry Machen Family," shows date, and state, citing records of Laura Cleveland Edwards and records of Mrs. Robert L. Adams.
  6. [S1825] Henry Machen household, 1850 U.S. Census, Caldwell Co., Kentucky, shows them in same household, apparently as man and wife.
  7. [S49] Freeman, Family File "David and Deborah.GED," 31 Jul 1998, and reports Battle, Perrin, Kniffin, Kentucky: A History of the State 2nd ed., (Caldwell Co.: 1885) shows same.
  8. [S1813] Henry Machen household, 1860 U.S. Census, Lyon Co., Kentucky, shows her husband living alone.
  9. [S49] Freeman, Family File "David and Deborah.GED," 31 Jul 1998, reports Battle, Perrin & Kniffin, Kentucky: A History of the State 2nd ed., (Caldwell Co.: 1885) shows this information.
  10. [S2962] Henry Machen household, 1820 U.S. Census, Caldwell Co., Kentucky.
  11. [S2963] Henry Machen household, 1830 U.S. Census, Caldwell Co., Kentucky.
  12. [S1801] Henry Machen household, 1840 U.S. Census, Caldwell Co., Kentucky.
  13. [S1825] Henry Machen household, 1850 U.S. Census, Caldwell Co., Kentucky.
  14. [S1747] Henry Machen, owner, 1850 U.S. Census, Caldwell Co., Kentucky, slave schedule.
  15. [S870] Cobb, "Jefferson Davis Cobb's family," e-mail to author, 23 Apr 2005, citing letter in 1930's from Ruth, wife of Frank A. Cobb, grandson of Thomas Jefferson Cobb, reporting she said Mary was the sister of Willis B. Machen.
  16. [S49] Freeman, Family File "David and Deborah.GED," 31 Jul 1998.
  17. [S49] Freeman, Family File "David and Deborah.GED," 31 Jul 1998, and reports Battle, Perrin & Kniffin, Kentucky: A History of the State 2nd ed., (Caldwell Co.: 1885) shows same.