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Nancy Jane Walker Brand
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Birth: Mar. 13, 1839
West Union
Adams County
Ohio, USA
Death: Aug. 6, 1920
Pike County
Ohio, USA

Pipe-smoking, "Full-blooded" Native American Indian,* remarried widow, & illiterate homemaker. Seven children—two sons to first husband, James Sturgeon, & three sons & two daughters to second, John Jacob Brand. Twenty-seven grandchildren. Referred to herself as a "Yankee" or "Yanktease."* Whether she was referring to the name of her Indian tribe or her allegiance to the Union is uncertain. Facial features resembled those of Western Indian tribes such as the American Blackfeet, but photographed circa 1915 wearing a calico tear dress unique to the Cherokee. First husband, a Union soldier, died in 1864 serving in the Civil War.** Remarried in 1866 to another Union soldier, her husband of 54 years, "Jacob" Brand. Died, 81, of dysentery & senility. ---- SOURCES: *2005 interview of Estelle Nagel Kerr (1922-2006), Nancy's last surviving grandchild. **WIDOW'S CLAIM FOR [Civil War] PENSION: Document #85.203; Act of July 14, 1862, Nancy Jane Sturgeon, Scioto County, Ohio, Widow of James Sturgeon; Pvt. Co. D 56OVI; filed November 10, 1865. 
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  James Sturgeon (1832 - 1864)
  John Jacob Brand (1835 - 1925)
  John William Sturgeon (1860 - ____)*
  George Brinton Sturgeon (1864 - 1946)*
  Hannah Brand Martin (1868 - 1891)*
  John Adam Brand (1871 - 1955)*
  Jacob Webster Brand (1873 - 1945)*
  Charles Brand (1876 - 1878)*
  Sarah Florence Brand Nagel (1879 - 1957)*
*Calculated relationship
Bailey Chapel Cemetery
Pike County
Ohio, USA
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Record added: Nov 18, 2010
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Nancy Jane <i>Walker</i> Brand
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Nancy Jane <i>Walker</i> Brand
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My husbands 2nd great grandmother
- Linda Cutlip
 Added: Aug. 18, 2012

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