My grandmother Bertha Louise Nugent
George Washington and Mahalia Nugent,
(they are the brother and sister of my gg grandfather
These Nugent family
photos courtesy of Tom Nugent
This page is a collection of
over the past few years about my Nugent
It is very far from complete
and will continue
to have additions as they are found.
If you have Nugent Ancestors as
please feel free to contact me.
Any Nugent/Deal pictures would be
fully credited and greatly
Many thanks to Patrick Huff for the
unknown birth info for some of my Nugent's:
Indicates my line of the Nugent Family*
Robert Nugent was the first of
my family line to come
to America in the
1700's from Ireland and he soon
became a land owner in St.
Mary's County, Maryland.
George and Mahalia Nugent, siblings of
whom my line of Nugents
are children of William and
Hannah Merritt Nugent.
Historical Research of Catholic Churches & Ancestors
"Maryland, Delaware, Virginia and West Virginia,
Maryland, home to the Conoy Indians, was the location
of the English settlement of Lord Baltimore's
It began with the arrival of the passengers who had set
sail on the
Ark and the Dove from the Isle of Wight on November 22,
They landed at St. Clement's Island in the Potomac River
southwestern side of present-day St. Mary's County on
March 25, 1634.
The date is commemorated annually as Maryland Day.
St. Mary's, the first Maryland county, was established
probably by an order of the Governor.
was named in honor of Mary, the mother of Jesus."
John Nugent came to Shelby County,
before 1850 with
his 2 brothers George Washington
and Jefferson and
their sister Melissa.
He is listed on the 1850
census for that county.
THE PIONEER FAMILIES OF
CLARK COUNTY INDIANA
"The Nugent’s whose name is found both on the Silver
Creek church roll,
and some of the tombstones here, are originally from
From Maryland they came to Kentucky in an early day.
brothers came from Kentucky to Indiana, and settled at Springville.
elder of these three brothers was a wheel-wright by trade,
but he soon died.
His brother, John R. then took possession of his
shop and continued the
business for a number of years.
John R. giving up the occupation of wheel-wright,
turned his attention to farming, and finally bought the farm
George Nugent, his son, now lives.
Here he reared quite a large family, of
whom are Conner,
Thomas, Clayborn, Jefferson, George and Richard."
Robert Nugent died 12/26/1774,
married Ann Fadery died
1/16/1778, before 1728
in St. Mary's Co., Maryland
Will: 1775 St. Mary's County, Maryland
*Robert William*, Elizabeth,
Willoughby, Mary, and Susannah
Robert William Nugent, born
in Maryland about 1750's
son of Robert Nugent and Ann Fadery
living in St Mary's County, Maryland.
Nugent b. 1765-1784
Nugent b. 1778
Nugent* b. 1784
Robert Nugent b.
William Nugent was born 1784 in
Nelson County, Kentucky and died in 1850.
He married Hannah
Merritt in 1810 in Kentucky.
They had 12 children:
Nugent b. 1811
Nugent b. 1-21-1813
Hardinsburg, Breckenridge, KY)
*John Nugent* b. about 1815 KY*
Nugent b. 1817 KY
Nugent b. 1819
Hamilton Nugent b. 1821 KY
Louisa Nugent b. 1822
Nugent b. 1825 KY
Nugent b. 1828 KY
Washington Nugent b. 6-23-1830
(born Shelby Co. IN)
*John Nugent married Mary Elizabeth
July 21, 1842, in Union County, Indiana.
John Nugent was born in 1815 Kentucky
and had 11 siblings.
Mary Elizabeth was born in 1824 in Fayette, Union
and was said to be part Native American, probably Choctaw.
Mary Elizabeth and John Nugent's children:
Mary J. born 1843
*William J. born Oct. 1845 died Jan. 1908
Shelby Co. IN*
(my great grandfather)
John Wesley born 1846 died 1916
Eliza Adelaide born 1848
George Washington born 1849
Sarah Ellen born 1852 died March 23, 1888 Shelby Co., IN.
(married David Wells)
Celia A. born 1854
Oliver Philander born Feb. 1856 died
Charles Omer born Aug 9, 1861 died Nov. 23, 1936 Smithland, IN.
(married Harreit "Hattie" Emma Suber Sep. 4, 1885, he is
buried at Miller Cemetery)
On the 1860 Indiana Census
John: 45 Farmer 2, 600 180 KY
Mary Elizabeth Brumage: IN
*William J 15 - (my g grandfather)*
John W 14 M IN
Eliza A 12 F IN
Sarah Ellen 8 F IN
Celia 6 F IN
Oliver P 4 M
*A note about Sara Ellen Brumage Nugent, who was my g
Although there are conflicting dates as to her actual
death, when Sarah did die,
she was not allowed to be buried in the local "white cemetery"
where her husband would
(David was born in Virginia August 6, 1844 and died
March 3, 1920 in Shelby County, Indiana.)
An email sent with this news clipping from a Nugent
relative said that
she was denied this right, because she was an
Many of my Deal and Nugent ancestors are buried in
this same cemetery with unmarked graves.
Thanks to the kindness of Mary Mc New my newly found
Indiana Deal/Nugent cousin,
I was able to learn more about my Ancestors and visit
the cemetery where they are buried.
I have stood at their graves and was saddened that
there was nothing
over them to even acknowledge that they ever existed.
Were their relatives ashamed or afraid to mark them?
Have we changed much as a Nation?
Is prejudice still alive and well in our society?
Of course it is, only the objects of it have changed~
The Daily Republican
Friday March 23, 1888
Page 1 column 3
Ellen, wife of David Wells of
died at 10:30 on March 22, aged 38 years and
will be buried at the London cemetery.
Services at the M. E. church at 2 p.m. today,
the Rev. Jones officiating.
D. B. Wilson funeral director.
London Cemetery, Moral Township
Sarah Ellen Wells died March 21, 1888
Wife of David Wells
Daughter of John Nugent & Mary E. Brumage
William J Nugent
was born October 1844 in Indiana
and died in Moral Township at 4 PM on January 27, 1908.
He was 63 and died of what was then called tuberculosis.
He was survived by his wife and seven children.
William was buried in the London cemetery.
Mary Elizabeth Deal on August 19, 1878
in Shelby County, Indiana and
they are the parents
of my grandmother Bertha Louise Nugent.
Bertha Louise Nugent
My grandmother Bertha Louise Nugent
Summer of 1962 in Spencer, Indiana
My grandmother Bertha Louise Nugent was born on December 5, 1886
near Shelbyville, Indiana.
Her mother, Mary Elizabeth Deal was born in Illinois and
lived near Shelbyville,
her father William Nugent, who was born in Kentucky, was a
and was also living near Shelbyville.
On December 8, 1905, Gramma married William Wright, a farmer,
who was born in October
1878, in Johnson County Indiana.
His father James Wright was born in Johnson County,
his mother Elizabeth Mc Clarin ? was born in Johnson
Zeph Deal and Mary Nugent were witnesses for this
It was a first marriage for both.
Gramma died on March 17, 1971 and William died in 1922.
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