Born Amanda Melvina Fitzallen Battle, she was the daughter of Reuben Taylor Battle and Bethia Alexander Battle. She was also the neice of GA Governor William Rabun and Mary Battle Rabun. She attended Powelton Academy in Hancock County, GA and Moravian College, Winston-Salem, NC. She married Eugenius Aristides Nisbet on April 12, 1825. Marriage was performed by Rev. Jesse Mercer ( Mercer Univesity).
The love of Eugenius and Amanda could be compared an innocent storybook romance. At the age of 14, Eugenius met and fell in love with Amanda. For the next 8 yrs, Eugenius would correspond with Amanda expressing his continual undying love for her. In 1821, at the age of 18, Eugenius graduated valedictorian of his class from Franklin College. Amanda was present for the ceremony services. Afterwards they took a short stroll to the banks of the Oconee River, where Eugenius asked her to marry him. It would be 4 additional years before they married. During these years they saw very little of each other and corresponded by letters only. Eugenius insured her their delay in marriage was to allow him to secure their financial security. Amanda grew ever impatient, but their love increased in proportion to their absence from one another. Eugenius teased her in letters with a litany of his expectations from her as his soon to be wife. However, He eventually narrowed them to 2 duties; That she love him and bake him pumpkin pies.
They had 12 children. They included:
Charles Eugene Nisbet, b. 08 Apr 1826, Madison, Morgan Co., GA, d. 16 Sep 1870, Houston Co., GA.
James Taylor Nisbet, b. 20 Feb 1828, Madison, Morgan Co., GA, d. 29 Apr 1894, Wingfield, Bibb Co., GA.
Reuben Battle Nisbet, b. 06 Feb 1830, Madison, Morgan Co., GA, d. 10 Apr 1901, Eatonton, GA.
Richard Henry Nisbet, b. 02 Mar 1832, Madison, Morgan Co., GA, d. 26 Jul 1870, Eatonton, GA.
Laura Josephine Nisbet, b. 04 Mar 1834, Madison, Morgan Co., GA, d. 25 Mar 1900, Macon, Bibb Co., GA.
Ophelia Ellen Nisbet, b. 22 Jan 1836, Madison, Morgan Co., GA, d. date unknown, New York City, NY.
Mary Frances Nisbet, b. 20 May 1838, Madison, Morgan Co., GA, d. 08 Jul 1911, Macon, Bibb Co., GA.
Ella Amanda Nisbet, b. 08 May 1840, Macon, Bibb Co., GA, d. 20 Jul 1841, Macon, Bibb Co., GA.
Frank LeConte Nisbet, b. 04 Nov 1842, Macon, Bibb Co., GA, d. 26 Jul 1879, Macon, Bibb Co., GA.
Eugenia Amanda Nisbet, b. 30 Sep 1844, Macon, Bibb Co., GA, d. 25 May 1861, Macon, Bibb Co., GA.
Lelia May Nisbet, b. 26 Feb 1846, Macon, Bibb Co., GA, d. 29 Oct 1882, Macon, Bibb Co., GA.
Corrine Alexander Nisbet, b. 21 Jul 1848, Macon, Bibb Co., GA, d. 24 Sep 1849, Macon, Bibb Co., GA.