Nancy “Nance” Legins Costley

Maryland, USA
Death 6 Apr 1892 (aged 78)
Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, USA
Burial Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 197488338 · View Source
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Undertaker Report: Nancy Costley, 104 years, born in Maryland, she lived at 226 N Adams in Peoria where she died of old age. Burial in Moffatt Cemetery.

- Source: Peoria County Genealogical Society, Peoria County Undertaker Records Book 2B (1891 - 1899), published 2018
Note: Her age as reported to the undertaker is much older than what historically is know about her.

The 226 N Adams st address was the home of her daughter Amanda and son in law:

Name: Edward W. Lewis
Residence Year: 1891, 1892
Residence Place: Peoria, Illinois, USA
Business Address: 226 N. Adams
Occupation: Cook

Children on census records: Amanda E, Eliza Jane, William H, Mary Jane, Leander, Harriet E, Eliza Ann, James.

See her son's memorial for some biography of Nancy: William Henry Crossley

Please see this website for a detailed account of her early life:

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  • Created by: Debra
  • Added: 12 Mar 2019
  • Find a Grave Memorial 197488338
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Nancy “Nance” Legins Costley (Dec 1813–6 Apr 1892), Find a Grave Memorial no. 197488338, citing Moffatts Cemetery (defunct), Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Debra (contributor 47324320) .