Nancy Sophia Brown was born Mar 1 1850 to James Henton and Sophia (Hussey) Brown and later that year, her parents James H. and Sophia (Hussey) Brown went over the Oregon Trail with three wagons. Her father survived a bout of cholera, and her brother James survived broken legs. She married William F. Sleppy 9 August 1870 in Polk County, Oregon, per marriage certificate provided by Trish Roark. After William's death in 1889, Nancy ( Brown )Sleppy married Samuel Buell on October 18, 1893.
Note: some family members spelled the name Buel, others Buell. The father and grandfather of Nancy's husband, and her gravestone, use the Buell spelling.