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A Life for Nancy - The Daughter of Frankie Silver

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Frankie Silver was convicted and hanged in Morganton, North Carolina, for the murder of her husband in 1833. She left behind a 13-month-old daughter named Nancy, who was kidnapped by Frankie's family, the Stuarts, and taken to Franklin, North Carolina, to live. Several years later, her maternal grandmother sought custody of her and took her back to Yancy County. A LIFE FOR ...more
Paperback, 258 pages
Published August 1st 2012 by Bookstand Publishing
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Carol
Mar 21, 2014 Carol rated it it was amazing
Since I read the story of Frankie Silver years ago and wondered what became of her baby daughter Nancy after NC hanged Frankie, this was a must read for me! Danita Stroudemire did an excellent job of bringing this history to life! She captured place so well I felt I was there watching Nancy struggle just to survive the hardships of being a woman both before and after the Civil War. I loved Nancy and cheered her on as she fought to live down her Mothers reputation among callous gossiping people. ...more
Sherry
Nov 03, 2013 Sherry rated it it was amazing
Interesting history of Western North Carolina. Especially interesting since I can look out my window and see the mountains they are telling the story about.
Elaine Bain
Sep 27, 2016 Elaine Bain rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ok story






Familiar with the FRankie Silver story. I was hoping to read a happier story of her daughter. Sad story but interesting. A lot of history. Didn't know that they had family still living in the 50's. I plan to read again .

Tammie
This tale of the sad life of Frankie Silver's only child, Nancy, who was 13 months old when her father was murdered and just months older when her teenaged mother was hanged for the crime, is simply written, but intriguing and true-to-era, time and tale. Told from the Stuarts side of the story, and based upon the research and passed down family history of Nancy's Great Great Grand-daughter, this story fleshes out and completes the sad tale of a young married Mountaineer family and the horrific ...more
Teresa Silvers
Dec 19, 2014 Teresa Silvers rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A Life for Nancy

I loved this book. I couldn't put it down. I didn't like the way my Silver ancestors treated Nancy. It will be a book I will read again.
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