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Nancy Thompson Moorhead

Nancy Thompson Moorhead

Nancy Thompson Moorhead, b. abt 1780, d. 13 May 1856 Indiana Co., PA; m. 20 Aug 1799 in Indiana Co., PA, James Moorhead, b 23 Aug 1780 Waynesboro, Franklin Co., PA, d 9 Jan 1857 Indiana Co., PA, buried Oakland Cemetery, Indiana Co., PA.

Alexander Thompson Moorhead Jr. wrote a book History of the Moorhead Family from the latter part of the Sixteenth Century to the Present Time, Compiled and Published by A.T. Moorhead [Alexander Thompson Moorhead, Jr.], Indiana, PA August 23, 1901.

This source states the following: Nancy Thompson Moorhead, wife of James Moorhead, was a strong-minded lady, but mild and affectionate to a large degree. She was a most devout christian woman. She reigned by love as the queen in the home but her word was law; a kind and tender mother, requiring strict obedience from all her children, but careful not to impose too many laws. Her influence and control followed the children through life. Even after they had homes of their own a suggestion from "mother" was carefully observed. Her death, as her life, was calm and peaceful and occurred May 13, 1856, in the 77th year of her life.

Info taken from the book History of Moorhead Family compiled and published by A.T. Moorhead, Indiana, PA August 23, 1901 In the year 1799, James Moorhead erected a home upon the tract of land given him by this father and on August 20 of the same year he married Miss Nancy Thompson, a daughter of the family to which reference has been made. There they lived, according to his own language, as happy as king and queen. They were born to them ten children -- Alexander Thompson, Polly Parks, Margaret, William, Nancy Riddle, James Washington, Robert Brown, John Milton, Charlotte and Lavina.

Submitted by Karen Moorhead, great great great great granddaughter of James and Nancy Thompson Moorhead and great great granddaughter of Alexander Thompson Moorhead, Jr.

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