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Nancy Ann Decker Hoover Harper
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Birth: Oct. 13, 1836
Mississippi, USA
Death: Feb. 28, 1917
Upshur County
Texas, USA

Daughter of John "Hopping Johnny" DECKER 1811 1866 and his first wife Leave Ann VAUGHN 1796 1839

"HARPER, Nancy Ann Decker Hoover, born 1836, not sure where. One census lists Miss. another Lousiana. Died Feburary 28, 1917 and is buried in Hoover Cemetery of Upshur County. Her father was John Decker. It is believed that her mother was Susan Ivey Decker but John has possibly three wives and there is some confusion as to when he and Susan Ivey married.

Nancy Ann married Abraham Hoover Jr. Febuary 3,1853 in Upshur County. To this union was born ten children; John (Little John), Mary Jane, Margaret Ann, Andrew Savana, Sara Adaline, William Robinson, Elizabeth America, George Jefferson, Medy, and Nancy Ella.

Nancy Ann married David Harry Harper January 6, 1880 and they had one son, Jesse Hughes Harper. David is also buried in Hoover Cemetery.

Nancy Ann's husbands were buried side by side at her feet. The following verse is on her stone.
Remember friends as you go by,
As you are now, so once was I.
As I am now, so must you be.
Prepare for death and follow me. " 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  John Decker (1811 - 1866)
  Susan Ivey Decker (1825 - 1888)
 
 Spouses:
  Abraham Hoover (1823 - 1876)
  David Harry Harper (1835 - 1900)
 
 Children:
  John Hoover (1853 - 1914)*
  Mary Jane Hoover Marsh (1856 - 1928)*
  Margaret Ann Hoover Bauman (1859 - 1920)*
  Sarah Adeline Hoover (1863 - 1864)*
  William Robinson Hoover (1867 - 1869)*
  Elizabeth America Hoover Stegall (1869 - 1940)*
  Medy Media Hoover (1872 - 1874)*
  Nancy Ella Hoover Ellison (1875 - 1961)*
 
 Siblings:
  Nancy Ann Decker Hoover Harper (1836 - 1917)
  Mary Adaline Decker McGary Thornton (1845 - 1916)*
  Lorenzo Dow Decker (1861 - 1906)**
  California Jane Decker Lester (1866 - 1940)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Inscription:
Remember friends as you go by,
As you are now, so once was I.
As I am now, so must you be.
Prepare for death and follow me.
 
Burial:
Hoover Cemetery
Big Sandy
Upshur County
Texas, USA
 
Maintained by: Edwinna Fennell
Originally Created by: janicet
Record added: Jun 29, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 92779206
Nancy Ann <i>Decker</i> Hoover Harper
Added by: Edwinna Fennell
 
Nancy Ann <i>Decker</i> Hoover Harper
Added by: Edwinna Fennell
 
Nancy Ann <i>Decker</i> Hoover Harper
Added by: Jackie M. Isham, Sr.
 
 
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- Paulene Coen
 Added: Oct. 26, 2015

- Davine Harding
 Added: Jun. 27, 2014

- Jackie M. Isham, Sr.
 Added: Nov. 30, 2012
 
 
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