Casefile Clues

14 November 2007

Nancy Jane Newman (1846-1923)

They must have made them sit forever to have their picture taken.

Nancy Jane Newman Rampley (1846-1923) is pictured in this post. The photo appears to have been taken not too long before her death. At the time of the picture, Nancy was living in West Point, Hancock County, Illinois, but it is possible the picture was taken elsewhere. Nancy is known to have occasionally visited her daughters in southern Minnesota.

Nancy was born near Milroy, Rush County, Indiana, in 1846, the daughter of William and Rebecca Tinsley Newman. The Newmans came to Hancock County, Illinois in 1863, initially settling in Walker Township. This is where she met her husband, Riley Rampley whom she married after the war. The Rampleys spent their married life on a farm in Walker Township and Nancy retired to nearby West Point. She and Riley are buried in the Buckeye Cemetery in Walker Township.