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Frances Nisbet Woolward Nelson (1761 - 1831)

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Frances Nisbet (Woolward) Nisbet Nelson
1761 - 1831
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1761
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1831
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Frances Nisbet Woolward Nelson was born in 1761. Her maiden name is Woolward and she married into the Nisbet Nelson family. She died in 1831 at 70 years old.
Updated: August 26, 2011
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Frances Nisbet Woolward Nelson passed away in 1831 at 70 years of age. She was born in 1761. There is no information about Frances' family.
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1761 - 1831 World Events

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In 1801, when she was 40 years old, on November 10th, the state of Kentucky outlawed dueling. The oath of office for Kentucky has since said: ""I, being a citizen of this State, have not fought a duel with deadly weapons within this State nor out of it, nor have I sent or accepted a challenge to fight a duel with deadly weapons, nor have I acted as second in carrying a challenge, nor aided or assisted any person thus offending, so help me God."

In 1803, by the time she was 42 years old, the first public library in the United States - free to everyone - opened in Salisbury, Connecticut. Damage to books was most often caused by "greasing" - candle wax dripping onto the books. Candles were the only source of light in the evenings.

In 1814, she was 53 years old when in August, the British captured Washington, DC and set fire to the White House and the Capitol building. President James Madison and his wife, Dolley, couldn't return to the White House when the British were driven out. It wasn't until 1817 that the White House became habitable again.

In 1829, she was 68 years old when on March 4th, Andrew Jackson was sworn in as the seventh President of the United States. His wife, Rachel, had died 10 weeks before - Jackson blamed the slurs of his opponents for her illness and death and said "May God Almighty forgive her murderers, I never can."

In 1831, in the year of Frances Nisbet Woolward Nelson's passing, around July 15th, the volcanic island of Graham Island briefly emerged in the Mediterranean Sea. The island was discovered by Humphrey Fleming Senhouse, a British sea captain, on August 1st and claimed by the United Kingdom. The island still exists but is now once again underwater.

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