|Above: A section of the National Road in 1908. |
Below: Henry and Nancy's marriage certificate.
The National Road (known today as U.S. 40) had been built by that time, so perhaps they would have used that route to travel from Marion County to Wayne County to be married. Henry and Nancy were married on the 13th of March, 1843. She was 16 years old, and he was 22.
Nancy Elizabeth McLaughlin was born in Marion County, Indiana, on May 11, 1826. Her parents were James McLaughlin and Elizabeth Huggins, both natives of Kentucky. Nancy was the second of 13 McLaughlin children.
Henry and Nancy had ten children: seven girls and three boys. One of their daughters, Minerva, born in 1848, lived to be 100 years old. Their fifth daughter, Rebecca, was my great-great grandmother.
Nancy Fisher died on December 20, 1895. She is buried at Weston Cemetery in Rensselaer, Jasper County, Indiana.
I found a letter written by my grandmother that mentions a photograph of Henry and Nancy with one of their grandsons, Noble Fisher. I've looked through all my family files and haven't been able to find the picture. In the back of my mind, I feel like I may have seen the picture before, but maybe it was just a dream. (Yes, I do dream about genealogy sometimes!)