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Nancy Jane Wells Ritchey
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Birth: Aug. 3, 1841
Walker County
Alabama, USA
Death: Jun. 2, 1915
Palestine
Anderson County
Texas, USA

Nancy Jane Wells was the daughter of John Wiley Wells and Sarah Dickens. Her family, originally from South Carolina, moved to Alabama and eventually to Texas about 1850. Her parents helped established the Primitive Baptist Church at Antioch near Ratcliff, Texas.

The children of John Wiley Wells and Sarah Dickens were:

Sarah Ann Wells born in 1826, died in 1856.
John Elijah Wells born in 1827, died in 1906
Richard Pickens Wells born in 1832
James "Jimmie" Oliver Wells born about 1832, died in 1906
Mary Ellen Wells born in 1836
Newton Wells born in 1838
Nancy Jane Wells born in 1841, died in 1915
Martha Ann Wells born in 1844, died in 1914
Frances Orlanda Wells born in 1846, died in 1909
Nan Wells

Sometime before 1860 Nancy married William S. "Billy" Vaughn. Nancy and Billy had two daughters, Mary S. "Molly" Vaughn born in 1860, and Sarah A. "Sally" Vaughn born in 1862. There are some records that seem to indicate that Billy Vaughn was killed while fighting in the Civil War, but his burial place is unknown.

About 1865 Nancy married John Robert "Bob" Ritchey. Nancy and Bob had seven children.

Margaret H. "Maggie" Ritchey born in 1866
Nancy Helen Ritchey born in 1868, died in 1950
Newton Wiley Ritchey born in 1870, died in 1934
Robert Erving Ritchey born in 1871 died in 1949
Arthur L. Ritchey born in 1875
Dora E. Ritchey born in 1880, died in 1953
Zona Ellen Ritchey born in 1882, died in 1969.

Bob Ritchey died in 1895. Nancy was a widow until her death in 1915 in Palestine, Anderson County, Texas, at the age of 74.
 
 
Burial:
Davis Cemetery
Grapeland
Houston County
Texas, USA
 
Maintained by: Brenda Ashford
Originally Created by: Joel Farringer
Record added: Jul 16, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9106313
Nancy Jane <i>Wells</i> Ritchey
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