Nancy Rowlett was born in 1831 in Kentucky to John Rowlett and Arena Ford Rowlett.
On Aug 1 1847 in Stewart County, Tennessee (at the age of 16) she married William Dunbar from Texas. Shortly after she moved with her husband to Bastrop County, Texas. She had two children, John Samuel Dunbar and Sarah Arena Dunbar. On Dec 20 1855 William Dunbar died and she became a widow at the age of 24.
Nancy Rowlett Dunbar she married William C Bevill on Mar 19 1864 in Bastrop County, Texas. She died in 1908, five days after William Bevill and is buried in McDade Cemetery next to William Bevill and her daughter Sarah Arena Dunbar Rutherford.