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Minerva Nugent
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Minerva Nugent was born around 1833 in Roark's Cove, Franklin County, Tennessee. Her father was John Nugent and mother was Elizabeth Neighbors. I have found no records that she ever married and she was in all the census records living with her father until his death. Minerva and her sisters were assulted as is shown in the 1852 court case. She is listed as an heir in the John Nugent estate in 1876. I have found no information since the 1880 census were she lived with her sister Musadora. She probably died in Franklin County but I have found no record of her death or marked grave.

Any documentation or additional information is welcome.
Thank You




The following are census records of Minerva Nugent


State: TN Year: 1840
County: Franklin County Record Type: Federal Population Schedule
Township: No Township Listed Page: 036
Database: TN 1840 Federal Census Index

NUGENT, John
1 - male 40 to 50 - John
3 - female 5 to 10 - Mary Ann, Minerva, Musadora
2 - female 10 to 15 - Elizabeth, Jane
2 - female 15 to 20 - Martha, ???C
1 - female 20 to 30 - ???B
1 - female 50 to 60 - Elizabeth (Wife)

Note: Margaret married in 1838. ???C Relative or border?


State: TN Year: 1850
County: Franklin County Record Type: Federal Population Schedule
Township: 9th District Page: 075
Database: TN 1850 Federal Census Index

NUGENT, John - 65 - M - Blacksmith - SC
Martha - 34 - F - TN
Elizabeth - 28 - F - TN
Jane - 25 - F - TN
Mary Ann - 21 - F - TN
Minerva - 18 - F - TN
Musadora - 16 - F - TN

Note: The listed ages are not in line with other census records. Daughter ???B left, married or died. Wife Elizabeth died.


State: TN Year: 1860
County: Franklin County Record Type: Federal Population Schedule
Township: District 9 Page: 187
Database: TN 1860 Federal Census Index

NUGENT, John - 65 - M - Farmer - SC
Jane - 30 - F - TN
Mary A - 26 - F - TN
Minerva - 23 - F - TN
Musadora - 21 - F - TN


State: TN Year: 1870
County: Franklin County Record Type: Federal Population Schedule
Township: District 9 Page: 27
Database: TN 1870 Federal Census Index

NUGENT, John - 77 - M - Farmer - SC
Martha - 41 - F - TN
Mary A - 33 - F - TN
Narvy - 30 (Minerva) - F - TN


State: TN Year: 1880
County: Franklin County Record Type: Federal Population Schedule
Township: 9th District Page: 24
Database: TN 1880 Federal Census Index

USREY, Alexander - M - 45 - TN-TN-TN
Dora - F - 37 - Wife - TN-SC-SC
Nugent, Jane - F - 44 - Sis-in-law - S - TN-SC-SC
Manervia - F - 37 - Sis-in-law - S - TN-SC-SC
George W. - M - 16 - Nephew - S - TN-TN-TN