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 Nancy Elizabeth, daughter of John B. and Naoma A.Turner, was born Jan. 17, 1843, in Patrick county, Va. She grew up inured to domestic avocations, ease and leisure seldom came into her girl life. She was bright, portly and good looking. She had aspirations, but opportunities were wanting. Times were gloomy, the public mind distracted, the horrors of Civil War approaching, the crisis came and finally passed.

In Jan., 1866, she married Wm. Dickens, a late U. S. veteran of the Civil War; a quiet, industrious farmer. They raised a respectable large family, all grown up and doing for themselves. She and her husband are living still in Raleigh county, W. Va., enjoying a good living; both devoted members of the M. E. church, but old, well stricken in years; have many friends and no known enemies. Good old people, abiding quietly their time.

Tribute to William Dickens by Rev. W. W. Workman