AfriGeneas Brick Wall Forum
Allen Nance - Crockett Co TN
Selia/Cely Nance born 1815 and had three children that I know. I find Selia first in 1870 with her daughter. She is recorded as “Cely Davidson.” Davidson is her daughter’s married name in the 1870 census in Gibson County, TN. Selia’s real last name is Nance. Her husband is unknown. She had three children that I have been able to find, Anne, George and Allen.
1870 – Gibson County TN, Seila is 55 living with daughter Ann Davidson and husband Henry. Ann is 25 years old. With them is Selia’s son, George age 18 and Allen age 14.
1880 – Crockett County, TN, Selia is living with her son, Allen Nance and daughter in law Mary Robertson Nance. Allen is age 23 and Mary is 16. In the household are children Mattie, Julia and baby Selia.
1880 – Crockett County, TN, Selia’s son George is found in 1880 with his wife Idabell Robertson Nance. George is age 27 and Bell is 19. With them are children John 3, George W. age 2 and Samuel age 3 months.
1880 – Crockett County, TN, Selia’s daughter Ann(a) has remarried to Nelson Avery. Anna is 34 and Nelson is 34.
Selia passed away sometime between 1880 and 1900 possibly in Crockett County, TN.
1st BRICKWALL is I am unable to find Allen Nance after the 1880 census. It has been said that his wife, Mary left him and his children. Alan is nowhere to be found. It is unknown when he passed away of if he left the state. Some say he went to Arkansas or Missouri. Allen was born about 1855 in Crockett County.
2nd BRICKWALL is I have not been able to locate Mary Nance. She was born about 1864 in Gibson County, TN to Aaron Robertson and Martha Avery Robertson.
3rd BRICKWALL is I don’t know who Selia’s husband was. Some say his name was George. I have not been able to prove that since he does not appear on the 1870 census.
I ordered Anna’s death certificate, but it does not have her father’s name on it.
Any help would be appreciated.