Nancy Brown's Daughter Mary McCurley married James Ball Woolard / Wollard
This comes from the Book "History of Wayne and Clay County,Illinois"
In it you will see Nancy Brown listed as the Niece of "JUDGE BROWN"
F. M. WOOLARD was born January 29, i
1835, near where the village of Mulberry Grove now stands, in Bond County, Ill. He is the son of Rev. James B. “foolard, a Methodist minister, well .known in Southern Illinois. James B., the son of Willoughby and Rebecca (Fatheree) Woolard, was born December 16, 1.804, in Beaufort County, N. C.; removed with his parents to Tennessee in 1810, and settled soon after on Leeper’s Creek in Maury County, where he married Mary, daughter of Abraham and Nancy (Brown) McCurley, March 15, 1827; removed to Greenville, Ill., with a “ spike team ” (the wheel horses were oxen) in 1829, and to his present location in- 1831. He was a Bugler in the Black Hawk war; represented Bond County in the Legislature in 1844-45; and was Chaplain in the One Hundred and Eleventh Illinois Volunteer Infantry in the late war. His brothers, Churchell, of Tennessee; William, of Missouri, and Seth, of Mississippi, all served their country in J ackson’s wars. His sister, Winifred, married Henry Gardner, of
Montgomery County, Ill. Mary (mater) was born March 24, 1805, in Allen County, Ky., and with ‘her parents moved to Tennessee, wherelshe was married. She lived with her husband for more than fifty-six years, and died August 20, 1883, having been amember of the Methodist Episcopal Church over sixty-six years. To James and Mary were born six children—Nancy R. (Vest), of Greenville; Eveline C. [(Harris), of Hillsboro; Washington W. (deceased); our subject; Mary S. Elliott (deceased); Margaret I. (Harris), of Greenville, Ill.-, W. W., a Captain in the Twenty-sixth Illinois Volunteers, died J annary 9, 1882, and his wife, Lucy (Stites), with Lilian, Estella, Samuel F., Winifred and James, their children, live in Wichita, Kan. Abraham’s father, was of Scotch descent, and slain in the Revolutionary war. Nancy was a neice of Judge Brown, of Kentucky. Wiloughby, thelson of John, was born in North Carolina in 1761, and died at the age of eighty-five years, in Fayette County, Ill. His brothers were John, Jr., Absalom and Jeremiah. John (pater), the sun of John, was born in 1695, and died in 1800. His nephew, Aligood, of Lebanon, Tenn., died in 1868, aged one hundred and fifteen years. The first John was an Englishman, an early settler in North Carolina, and a tradition has been handed down in the family that he sold his pelt-ries, the result of one winter’s hunting, for his hat full of silver. His brother settled in the northern colonies, and his descendants are called “Willard.” Rebecca, born in Massachusetts in 1771, was the daughter of Maj. Fatheree, who was killed in the Revolutionary war. She remembered the British soldiers plundering her mother’s house, leaving the family destitute. She was for seventy years a Regular Baptist, and died in Polk County, Mo., in 1862, amid trying scen'es, very similar to those of her early