Maj Frederick King Nance, Sr

Maj Frederick King Nance, Sr

Birth
Amelia County, Virginia, USA
Death 10 Feb 1840 (aged 69)
Newberry, Newberry County, South Carolina, USA
Burial Newberry County, South Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 35019856 · View Source
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"A native of Amelia County, Va d. 2/10/1840 aged about 70 years. He came to this State a youth without means or friends, but by a course of industry and prudence and a correct deportment, among those with who his lot was cast, he acquired wealth."

The first settler within the village limits of Newberry was Major Frederick Nance, In 1814 a tract of land was granted to Major Nance by the Governor of South Carolina, at that time Joseph Aiston. In 1857 William Nance, grandson of Frederick, built a two story house on this land. He called his new home Gildercrest. It is of Doric style and has eight rooms. Looking towards the front of the house, one sees six large columns and a front door inlaid with colored glass. The design in the glass is that of flowers with very rounded petals. The glass design is also repeated above the staircase in the interior of the house. When William Nance built the house, there were three slave houses built behind the main house. Two of these houses still stand. James R. Leavell owned Gildercrest after William Nance, and it is now owned by Mrs. Otto F. Armfield



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  • Created by: Donna Brummett
  • Added: 20 Mar 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial 35019856
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Maj Frederick King Nance, Sr (13 Aug 1770–10 Feb 1840), Find a Grave Memorial no. 35019856, citing Nance Family Graveyard, Newberry County, South Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Donna Brummett (contributor 46855809) .