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Nancy Gibbs Sommerville
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Birth: Nov. 3, 1809
Martinsburg
Berkeley County
West Virginia, USA
Death: Jul. 4, 1828
Martinsburg
Berkeley County
West Virginia, USA

The eldest of five children. Named for the long deceased fiancee of her father William. In his diary there are references to the great joy her father felt upon the occasion of her birth. Her baptism is also described in detail. Nancy's Presbyterian father from Londonderry, had her baptized by the local Catholic priest. The Presbyterian minister refused to come to the house for the baptism and her protective father William refused to take Nancy to the church in the winter weather. Her clever mother recruited the services of the priest while on a social visit to a Catholic friend who was arranging a baptism for her child. William also describes the stir he caused as he anxiously wiped away the water from Nancy's brow as the baptism took place. The cause of Nancy's death is not known. Fortunately, it was not during her father's lifetime. 
 
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 Parents:
  William Sommerville (1756 - 1826)
  Margaret Brown Sommerville (1787 - 1840)
 
 Siblings:
  Nancy Gibbs Sommerville (1809 - 1828)
  Elizabeth Alexander Sommerville Edwards (1812 - 1886)*
  Margaretta Brown Sommerville (1815 - 1826)*
  Robert Alexander Sommerville (1817 - 1877)*
  William Augustus Sommerville (1819 - 1846)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Norbourne Parish Cemetery
Martinsburg
Berkeley County
West Virginia, USA
Plot: old ground w/no marker
 
Created by: connie jansen
Record added: May 19, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 37277259
Nancy Gibbs Sommerville
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You only outlived your father by 2 years. You are mentioned frequently in his diary.
- Connie Sommerville Jansen
 Added: Jun. 15, 2011
 
 
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