Possible 1st Gen. Ancestors: Gruffydd Nanney and Jane Verch Humphrey
Gruffydd was born 1520 in Dolgelley Merionethshire, Wales; He died in Nannau,
Merionethshire, Wales in 1609, at about 89 years of age. He married a Jane
Verch Humphrey (b. 1516) around age 20, or about 1540.
Possible 2nd Gen. Ancestors: Son Hugh Nannau/Nanney (Colonel)
and Annest Vaughn
Hugh (See Picture above) was born about 1542 in Wales. He married Annest in 1567. He
died in 1603 at the age of 61. Annest's dates were 1548 to 1627.
They had 2 sons (Gruffydd N. Nannau 1568-1609; Robert N. Nanny 1573-__)
and 2 daughters (Elin Nanney 1570-1600; Gwyn Nanney 1582-__).
Possible 3rd Gen. Ancestors: Son Robert Nannau/Nanney
and Catherine Wheelwright
Robert Nanny born in London Eng 2 November 1614 d. 27 August 1663.
In 1632 at the age of 22, he emigrated to America through Boston.
In 1652 at the age of 39, he married Catherine Wheelwright. Catherine was born
in England Nov. 1630.
In 1663 he died in Boston at the age of 50; Catherine died Apr 10, 1716 at the age of
Possible 4th Gen. Ancestors: Son Samuel Nanney.
Samuel, born 27 August 1659, abt. 4 years before his father's death in Boston.
Samuel lived till 1690. Samuel died in the West
Indies, supposedly on a business trip to Bermuda. Samuel married Chickahominy Tribe's Susanna Jenour in Isle of Wight VA, and they had John Wyatt Nanney in
Prince George County VA. Another "some say" is that a
"Hugh" Nanney was the father of John Wyatt Nanney. A
reader, Nadine Nanney, told me she understands the Nanney family originally came
from Wales, where the name was pronounced "Nannae," with the accent on the
second syllable. Oh well...and
the search goes on!
My original tree was:
Gen. Ancestors: Son John Wyatt Nanney and wife Francis Howard.
In 1689 (some list birth as 1719) John Wyatt Nanney was born in Prince George County
or Brunswick County, VA. He
married Francis Howard evidently at a very young age in 1735 if he were born in
1719. He died in
1789. Francis was born in 1715 and died in 1786 at the age of 71.
I do not have documented proof of this information. <==Their children are listed
to the left per West Kentucky Genealogy family tree on Ancestry.
joybenninghoven62 on Ancestry.com includes the following note
in her tree regarding John Wyatt Nanney:
Children of John Wyatt Nanny/Nanney (Sr.) and Francis Howard are:
Wyatt Nanny, Jr. 1746 -
1804 married about 1772 in Brunswick County
to Ellie Cator
(Moore) born abt. 1745 in VA..
Ellie also has been written as Alse and Aisley. John and Ellie had one
known son, DRURY NANNEY who was born in 1763.
Drury married Mellie Wesson
who was born in 1768, both in Brunswick County, VA. Mellie and Drury had a
girl, Middy Nanney who was also born in Brunswick about 1789. Per West
Kentucky Genealogy family tree on Ancestry, Middy married a Robert Whitby on Dec
11, 1809 in Brunswick. Other children per this family tree for Drury and
Mellie/Millie on Ancestry are ==>:
2) Elizabeth Nanny
born 1750 who married a
JOHN Cator in 1768;
John was born about 1747 in Greenville Co., VA and died in 1794 in same place.
Died at age 47. John had six known children 2 of whom may be
by another wife as Crissy and Charlotte are listed as born before
Elizabeth and John supposedly married in 1768 (per Majdan tree on Ancestry)
Crissy Cator, born about 1766 in Greenville County, VA
2) Charlotte Cator, born about 1767 in same location.
3) Priscilla Cator, born about 1769 same location.
4) Jennett Cator, born about 1771 same location.
5) John Cator, Jr., born about 1772, same location.
6) George Cator, born about 1774 same location.
Nanny born 1754 and died 1786.
She married a John Moore.
4) William Nanny
born about 1750; married (wife's name unknown)
5) Francis Nanny
who married FNU Massey
Amos Nanny born 1756 in VA
Uriah Howard Nanny (also called Hugh)
1745 Isle of Wight, VA -1831 Allen Cty, KY.
John Wyatt Nanney Land Record:
John's transcribed will from ancestry.com:
In John Wyatt Nanney Sr.'s Will dated 26th of
January 1789, he named his children:
John Nanny Jr.
(In John Jr,'s Will his wife is listed as "Elcy"
instead of Ellie Nanny)
ELIZABETH NANNY CATOR
Frances Nanny Massey
Silvanus Nanny Moore
Uriah Nanny (Executor) All children received 1 shilling each,
except Uriah who received the plantation of 246 acres, one slave named Hagan and
all livestock and household goods.
made his X mark in presence of Christopher Mason, DRURY NANNY (John Jr.'s son)
and SHADRACH NANNY (who made his mark; also John Jr.'s son).
Moore's 1784 Will named a daughter as Alse Nanny...and Mary Moore's son John
married Silvanus Nanny per a deed.
NOTE: When John Nanny Sr. gave 150 acres to his sons, William and John Jr., the wives
families witnessed the deeds -- in John's case it was a Moore.
NOTE: John Jr. named a son, Drury for his
wife's brother, Drury Moore.
Ancestors: Son John Wyatt Nanney Jr
and wife Ellie (Ellen) Cator or Ellie Moore
Ellie was born about 1745 in Virginia;
she died there in 1776 at age 31. John Wyatt Nanney, Jr. was born about
1804 in Brunswick and died at age 58 in same town. They wed in 1762.
Note: John Jr.'s Will was written in
Brunswick County, Virginia on February 11, 1804, and probated on September 24,
1804. The will names his wife Ellen, his sons Drury, Jordan, and Shadrack
Nanney. It list his daughters as Molly Whitey, Rody Moore, Salley Wasson, and
This link lists the following children, one of whom is born before they married.
times over the years I have read that Elizabeth
Nanny was the wife of John Cato (Cator) of VA. They are both of the same
county, Brunswick. John was born 1710 in Brunswick and died in his 90s
in 1806. One marriage was to Elizabeth Nanny; another to Jane
Cooke born about 1720 as the daughter of Henry Cooke and Mary Clarke.
Jane died 1803 in South Carolina. I am unaware at this time of any
children born to Elizabeth Nanny and John Cator. This possible line is
not sourced by me but has come from others on web. In John
Nanney's Will Elizabeth Nanny Cator is listed as his daughter and heir in
1789. The dates below indicate that John and Jane are more likely the
parents of all the children and that if this John Cator did in fact ever marry
Elizabeth Nanny Cator, he must have divorced his first wife, the mother of his
children, as Jane is still living after the alleged date of the marriage of
John and Elizabeth Nanney Cator. Help!!
Please share information....
Per Sue King
8/14/05: Many say John Nanny Jr. married Ellie Cator, but nobody shows
proof. The typewritten (printed) version of his Will says "Ellie"
Nanny, but on my copy of his actual Will (where the clerk scribbled between
the lines trying to add all the kids) the wife's name is spelled "ELCY."
Like everybody else I thought it was "Eley."
Then years later somebody challenged it by producing a Will of Mary Moore
dated 1784,.in which she named her daughter "ALSE" Nanny. Mary's son, John
Moore, also married John Jr.'s sister, Silvanus Nanny (proved by John Nanny
Sr.'s Will) and a deed of John Moore.
To top it all
off, John Jr.'s sons named a daughter, "Ailsey" for their mother. I
can't prove John Jr. was never married to an Ellie Cator, but I'm sure he
married "Ailsey" Moore by at least 1784...probably years earlier.
of names always depends on who's doing the writing...so Elcy, Alse or Ailsey...it's
all the same.....hope this helps...
Oh, John Jr. had a sister who did marry a Cator....Elizabeth Nanny Cator.
We're not positive which one she married. She was already
married to him when John wrote his Will in 1786. He didn't die until 1789...
1710 Born: John Cator of Brunswick VA
1720 Born Est: Jane Cooke born to Henry
and Mary Clarke Cooke.
1724 Born John Wyatt Nanney, Brunswick
VA (father of Elizabeth Nanney)
1750 Born Elizabeth Nanney of Brunswick
VA (her father abt 26 years old).
Children of John Cato(r) and
Jane Cooke Cato(r) supposedly are:
DANIEL CATO, Brunswick County, VA.
(Jane about 13; Elizabeth unborn)
MARY CATO, Samson County, N.C. (Elizabeth unborn)
BURWELL CATO, VA.(Elizabeth unborn)
CATO VA. (Elizabeth unborn)
GEORGE CATO, VA; d. 1831 NC (Elizabeth unborn)
Father of William Cato/Cator born 1757 who married Susannah Echols
William and Susannah are parents of Stephen Francis Cato/Cator b 1787
in SC. Stephen married an Elizabeth and they had children Phillip,
Jemima, Nancy, Sarah, Elizabeth and William.
HENRY CATO, Kernshaw County, SC (Elizabeth unborn)
STERLING CATO, Kernshaw County, SC (Elizabeth would be just 5)
WILLIAM CATO, Kernshaw County, SC (Elizabeth would be just
Cator and Elizabeth Nanney marry (He
would be 68 and she 28).
Note Jane Cook
still alive at age 58.
July 17, 1786 Will of John Nanney Sr
Mary Ann Nanney
1789 Date of Elizabeth's father Will (he
is 65 years old; Elizabeth is 39)
1803 Jane Cook died in South Carolina
(she is 83 years old)
1806 John Cator dies (he is age 96)