NancyCrawfordBrayNancy Crawford Bray was born on February 16, 1801 in Virginia (possibly Greenbrier, which is now West Virginia).  Her mother died when Nancy was but seven years old — family histories and newspaper articles record that she helped raise her three young brothers.  Her father, William, moved his family to Ohio in the early 1820’s, possibly 1823.

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