Nancy Jane Mansfield, the daughter of James Mansfield and Sarah McDonald, was born in Washington Township, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. In the early 1850s, she moved with her father, his wife Nancy and several of her siblings to North Huntington, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. Nancy was living in Pittsburgh at the time of her first marriage to John Mansfield in 1857. This young couple, who made their home in Elizabeth, Pennsylvania, had three children: Melissa Jane, Anne, and Matilda Belle. Eight months following the birth of Matilda, John went off to war. About a year and nine months after receiving the news of John's death which occurred at Camp Sumter in Andersonville, Georgia, Nancy married Samuel Stewart Haney. Nancy and Samuel had four children, Sarah, Eliza (also known as Jennie), James and Samuel. According to the 1900 U.S. Census, Nancy had given birth to nine children. While five children grew to adulthood and had families of their own, two remain unidentified.
Around 1868-1869, Nancy and Samuel moved to Webster, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. They lived there for about thirteen years before moving to Apollo, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania. Nancy was now close to where she had been born and near her sisters, Charlotte and Elizabeth. About 1895, Nancy and Samuel moved to Saltsburg, Indiana County, Pennsylvania. They were still living in Saltsburg in 1910 (1910 U.S. Census). Nancy passed away at the home of her granddaughter, Ruth Slicker Hardwick, in present-day Oklahoma Borough which in 1917 was still a part of Washington Township, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.
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