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 Nancy Bruster <I>Gustin</I> Appleby

Nancy Bruster Gustin Appleby

Vernon, Van Buren County, Iowa, USA
Death 20 Dec 1926 (aged 84)
Lander, Fremont County, Wyoming, USA
Burial Lander, Fremont County, Wyoming, USA
Memorial ID 33719310 · View Source
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Buried 22 Dec 1926

S= "James Calvin Sly Story", Lenore Sly Waite.
S= "Anna Jane Holden, Her Ancestors and Descendants", Viettia Newcomb, P.O. Box 1411, Ukiah, CA 95482., 1994.
S= "The Gustin Family", Mrs. B. L. (Blanche Hall) Neff, p. 14
b. Vernon, IN
S= JEAN-AUGUSTINE-GUSTIN GENEALOGY - Compiled by Minerva E. Bushnell, 635 West 109th Place, Los Angeles, CA - p 25 Family 117
m1- James Calvin Sly, husband of sister Susannah, he died
m2- Unknown Agers
m3 - Richard Sopher, he died
m4 - Charles Appleby
S= JEAN-AUGUSTINE-GUSTIN GENEALOGY - Compiled by Minerva E. Bushnell, 635 West 109th Place, Los Angeles, CA - p 44
Lists Thomas, Samuel, and Eliza Josephine? With note that Eliza Josephine and family lived somewhere in Utah?

S=Bette Fuller, 3111 N. 250 E., Ogden, Utah, 84414;
I then show Richard married Nancy Bruster Gustin Sly in 1869 in Ophir, Tooele Co., UT. I show the two of them residing in Levan Juab Co., UT (1870 US census) There are 3 children bearing the Sly surname residing in the household. Nancy, Soloman, Cahana and a child, age 6/12 by the name of William Soper. I have not been able to locate any record of this child William elsewhere. I can only assume he was a child of Nancy Gustin and Richard Soper.

Credit this to Lenore Sly Waite, descendant of James Calvin Sly :

James Calvin Sly died 31 Aug 1864 at Chicken Creek, Juab Co., UT.
(Ency. Biog. Vol 3 pg 514)
1865 - Jan 22 Susannah Gustin Sly married a widower, Seth Ollerton,
formerly of England. He had several children. They were married at
Chicken Creek, Juab Co., UT

Nancy Bruster Gustin married James Calvin Sly 19 Jan 1856. He died.
She married ______ Agers, 1868, one year.
She married Richard P. Soper 1869
She married Curles Shim Appleby, 28 Jan 1872 Died : 20 Dec 1926.

Nancy Brewster Appleby remained on the ranch after the death of her husband, and her obituary in the Wyoming State Journal, 29 December 1926, describes the ordeal of those years in Wyoming.
"The widow with the children, continued to ranch, struggling as only pioneers do to make both ends meet, educating and providing for her children. She was called into many homes in times of sickness and her ministering hands saved many lives in the days when doctors were few and of nurses there were none.
In addition to this, her great heart went out in sympathy for a helpless babe left alone by the mother whose life was the price of her birth. This child, named Ethel, she adopted and took as her own."
Nancy lived until 20 December 1926. She, too, is buried in the Mount Hope Cemetery.





  • Maintained by: Tom Hoot
  • Originally Created by: Sally (Winegar) Flaherty
  • Added: 10 Feb 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 33719310
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Nancy Bruster Gustin Appleby (21 Mar 1842–20 Dec 1926), Find A Grave Memorial no. 33719310, citing Mount Hope Cemetery, Lander, Fremont County, Wyoming, USA ; Maintained by Tom Hoot (contributor 46823363) .