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Nancy Ann "Granny Paw" Tucker Clevenger
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Birth: Mar., 1832
Fayette County
Ohio, USA
Death: Aug. 13, 1905
Rushville
Rush County
Indiana, USA

Nancy is my 2nd maternal Gr-Grandmother, through her son Ira Clevenger Sr (1856-1921).

The last of eight children born to Thomas and Jane (Gibson) Tucker of Ripley Co IN, Nancy married Martin James Clevenger Sr on 29 Mar 1855 in Osgood, Ripley Co IN.

Ripley Co IN Marriage Records, Vol 6, p. 145:
"Martin [Clevenger] and Nancy Ann Tucker were married by Philip Anthony, Justice of the Peace in Ripley Co IN by virtue of a license issued the day before on 28 Mar 1855; a Civil wedding."

The elusive "Granny Paw".... Growing up, we kids always heard stories about Granny Paw who sat in a rocker on the front porch and smoked a corn-cob pipe and was married to an Indian. During a recent conversation with my cousin, a granddaughter of Ira Sr, she said her father told her Nancy was known as Granny Paw. So, part of the mystery is solved, but to date, no Indian husband has been located. :)

1840 Census-Johnson Twp, Osgood, Ripley Co IN, pg. 110
1850 Census-Johnson Twp, Osgood, Ripley Co IN, pg. 235
1860 Census-Center Twp, Indpls, Marion Co, pg. 52:
"Martin, 23 yrs
Nancy, 22 yrs
Ira, 4 yrs
Albert, 1 yr"

1870 Census- not yet found
1880 Census-Rushville, Rush Co IN:
"CLEVENGER-
*Nancy, Self, W(idow), F, W, 39 yrs, b: OH, Occup: Sewing-Washing, (Father b:) VA, (Mother b:) NC.
*Ira, Son, S(ingle), M, W, 23, IN, Day Laborer, IN, OH.
*Martin, Son, S, M, W, 12, IN, At Home, IN, OH.
*Cora Alice, Dau, S, F, W, 14, IN, Keeps House, IN, OH.
*Orra, Son, S, M, W, 8, IN, At Home, IN, OH.
*William PEA, Son-in-Law, M(arried), M, W, 25, IN, Day Laborer.
*Josaphine PEA, Dau, M, F, W, 18, IN, Washing-Ironing, IN, OH."
Note: Martin is deceased, Nancy is Head of Household and daughter Josephine is married to William Pea.

1890 Census- not yet found
1900 Census-Rushville, Rush Co IN:
Son Ira lives with Nancy. She also has boarders, one of whom is a teacher from Germany. On this Census, Nancy states her birthdate is Mar 1835 and her age is 65 yrs old.

Note: It seems every Census shows a different age for Nancy. By 1860, Nancy's birth year calculates to 1838. In 1880 it is 1841. In 1900 it is 1835. When Nancy died in 1905, her age was listed as "about 90 years old", making her birth year 1815. Although the date 1835 had been used, based on the findings of Tucker historian R. Denardo, the 1850 Census record indicates it is 1832. This year lines up with the births of her siblings before and after her birth, so this will be the date used.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Thomas Tucker (1792 - ____)
  Jane Gibson Tucker (1796 - 1884)
 
 Spouse:
  Martin James Clevenger (1837 - 1878)
 
 Children:
  Ira Clevenger (1856 - 1921)*
  Josephine Clevenger Pea (1863 - 1901)*
  Martin Clevenger (1865 - 1953)*
  Joseph Clevenger (1870 - 1880)*
  Ora Clevenger (1871 - 1945)*
 
 Siblings:
  Samuel Tucker (1813 - 1871)*
  Levi Tucker (1820 - 1902)*
  Rebeckah Tucker Lafary (1822 - 1910)*
  Hugh Tucker (1829 - 1863)*
  Nancy Ann Tucker Clevenger (1832 - 1905)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
East Hill Cemetery
Rushville
Rush County
Indiana, USA
 
Created by: Bonnie's Daughter
Record added: Mar 15, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 49772248
Nancy Ann Granny Paw <i>Tucker</i> Clevenger
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