|Birth: ||Sep. 13, 1817|
|Death: ||Oct. 28, 1893|
Obituary printed in:
"Weimar Mercury", November 4, 1893, page 2
Died at her residence in Colorado county, some six miles below Alleyton, Saturday October 28, 1893, Mrs. Nancy Alley, aged 76 years...... Mrs. Alley was the second child of Dr. John and Mrs. Elizabeth Payne Miller, was born in Tatnel county Ga., Sept. 13, 1817. While she was yet an infant her parents moved to Morgan county, near Decatur, Ala. Dr. Miller came with his wife and five children to Texas in 1831- Nancy, the subject of this sketch, 14 years old. Arriving in Colorado county in the summer they settled on the west side of Colorado river, seven miles below Columbus at a crossing then known a Atasca Sita, (pronounced Tuskyseet.) Here, amidst the dangers, privations and exposure of a new and thinly settled county; the family were stricken down with smallpox, the servants having contracted the disease when they came through New Orleans. They all suffered terribly from this disease. Two of the children-William and Julia Miller-died with it. Dr. John Miller, the father, died Oct. 21, 1831, of hardship and exposure. His widow married Jacob Betts, who did not live long afterward, and his wife soon followed him.
Nancy Miller and Abraham Alley (brother of Ross Alley of Texas history) were married April 26th, 1835. In 1836, when the Mexicans were invading the country, Mr. Alley removed his family to the Trinity, where they were encamped when the battle was fought. Mr. Alley and Daniel Miller, Mrs. Alley's brother, were both in the battle of San Jacinto.
Soon after the battle Mr. Alley returned with his family to Colorado county and settled on the east side of the river, near their first home. Here he died in 1862, respected and esteemed by all who knew him. And here, in the presence of her children, grandchildren and many friends, the remains of Mrs. Nancy Alley were laid to rest October 29, 1893 in the family graveyard, near father, mother, brothers and sisters, husband and children, who had preceded her-
**Mother of 9 children
**Note: Nancy's mother married Jacob Betts after the death of her husband(Nancy's father) Dr. Miller.
**(Note: A marriage certificate indicated Maiden name spelled MILLAR...however, bible records and other handwritten documents show Maiden Name MILLER..research on this still ongoing. One cannot always count on information on headstones or census, or documents produced by officials to always be accurate. We must remember phonic spelling was so common in those days..that is one reason Family Researchers have discovered so much deviation in name spelling.
Abraham Alley (1803 - 1862)*
Mary E Alley Dawson (1844 - 1903)*
John Ross Alley (1847 - 1926)*
William W Alley (1849 - 1944)*
Amenda L Alley (1852 - 1862)*
Daniel Payne Alley (1854 - 1928)*
Created by: flgrl
Record added: Mar 09, 2010
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