Nancy Jane Singleton

Documented History

Nancy J Singleton married Victor Thomas Buchanan on 15 August 1847 in Lawrence County, Illinois according to Illinois Marriages to 1850.  Victor was 31 years old when he married Nancy J. 

There is a fourth marriage record, Illinois, Marriage Index, 1860-1920, that I think was transcribed wrong because it lists her name as Nancy I. Singleton instead of Nancy J. and the date of marriage is 18 August 1846 instead of 15 August 1847.

1850 United States Federal Census

In 1850, Nancy lived with her husband Victor and their 3 children in Lawrence County, Illinois according to the Census. 

1850 United States Census

Victor was 34 and Nancy was 21 years old.  Their children were Priscilla age 8, Mary C age 3, and William age 1.  Victor was born in Kentucky.

In 1860, Victor and Nancy lived in Lawrence County, Denison, Illinois according to the Census.  Victor was 43 and Nancy was 30 years old. 

1860 United States Federal Census

Their children were Priscilla age 18, Mary C age 12, William age 10, and Serelda A. age 8. 

1860 United States Census

Victor was a Farmer, his real estate value was $2600 and his personal estate value was $850 at this time. 


According to U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current and Web: Ireland, Calendar of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1920, Nancy Jane Singleton passed away on 8 December 1866 in Lawrence County, Illinois.  She reportedly rests at the Buchanan Cemetery in Lawrence County, Illinois.

Now, I’ve figured out so far that shortly after Nancy J. passed away, Victor Thomas Buchanan married another Nancy. She was Nancy Dillon Cochran and a lot of her records are mixed up with the records of Nancy J which has led to much confusion on my part. So I’ve got them separated for now and will come back at a later time to see if I can find additional information on both Nancy J and Nancy D.

In the meantime, I would love for you to share what you know! Just drop me a few lines in the comments section and let me know what you’ve learned about Nancy and Victor or their family. I’ll be sure to share it here, of course.

Until next time,


Nancy Jane Singleton’s Family Tree

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