Nancy Jane Gates was born 11/22/1843 in Shelby Co., TN. Her father was John Gates (b. 2/19/1812 d. 3/14/1870) and her mother was Mary Adeline Benge (b. 1821, d. 1897, m. 1840). Nancy had a twin sister, Susan Francis Gates; she also had 5 brothers and 3 other sisters.
Nancy married William Dee Boxley before 1868 in Cass Co., MO. She had 3 sons between 1868-1875. She married BALTON BUTLER sometime after 1875.
Nancy's maternal grandfather was Reverend Richard Benge (b.1769, d.1860 in Panola, MS) and her maternal grandmother was Jane Hinshaw of Wilkes Co., NC. Her grandparents had 12 children (Rebecca, Mary, Thomas, William P., Alfred, Rev. Martin Lewis, Presley, Richard Jr., James M., Joel, Susuan, Baxter).
The Reverend Richard Benge was the son of Thomas Benge (b.1740 in Albemarle, VA; d. abt 1811 in Wilkes Co., NC) and Susanna Lewis (b. 1742 in Hanover Co., VA; d. 1825 in Brushy Mountain, NC). The Reverend was one of 13 children (Elizabeth, George, Micajah L., DAvid, James, Thomas, Ricahrd, William L., Nancy, Mary, Anna, Sarah, Susannah).
Susanna Lewis' parents where William Terrell Lewis and Sarah Martin.
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