About Nancy (Quesenberry)
Research_Notes: I have found a Nancy C. Stuart W(idow) age 68 born in Virginia living by herself in the 1880 Muscatine, Iowa Census. I do not know if this is the correct Nancy as of yet, but I haven't been able to find her anywhere else in 1880. The age reported here is appropriate for a birthdate of May 1812. This census can be found in the Family History Library, Film 1254358; NA Film Number T9-0358 page 22c.
Research_Notes: In the 1900 Lee Co. Census Nancy is reported to have one child and one still living which seems strange because Alexander died in the Civil War 1863.
Research_Notes: In Nancy's Application of a Widow of a Deceased Soldier, Sailor or Marine for a Pension William's death date is recorded as May 3rd, 1863 the day that Alexander died. I think she was confused and gave the wrong date thinking of her son.
Research_Notes: It is hard to determine the exact birth date of Nancy. According to her marriage record and the 1860 census she was born abt 1825. According to the 1850 census, she was born abt 1820. According to the 1870, 1900, and possibly 1880 census, she was born 1812.
According to 1850 Washington Co, VA Census, Nancy could not read and write.