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The photograph above shows Dr. Newman Waldrop Nanney’s newly constructed house located on Church Street south of the Methodist Church in Mantachie during 1913. Pictured with Dr. Nanney are his wife Vivian Alora, and children Sybil and Halovee. Dr. Nanney and his family are listed in the 1910 census in Mantachie living on the Mantachie and Tupelo Public Road, and in the 1920 census the family is living in Verona, Lee County. During the 1930 census, Dr. Nanney is listed in the Fulton census as living on Robins Street with his wife Vivian and children Sybil (teacher at the high school), Halovee and Ruth.
Dr. Newman Waldrop Nanney was born March 1, 1880 in Itawamba County and died during 1937 (buried in Fulton Cemetery). On December 3, 1905 he married Vivian Alora Ballard (born February 4, 1887, the daughter of Thomas Coggins and Sarah Elizabeth Cooper Ballard) in Itawamba County. He was the son of John Uriah and Sarah Jane Christian (daughter of Thomas F. and Mary Christian) Nanney and the grandson of John Howard (born December 5 1823, died before 1870) and Susan Carroll Nanney.
Dr. Newman Waldrop Nanney was the great grandson of Uriah Holland (born January 17, 1799 in Rutherford County, N.C., died August 25, 1875 in Itawamba County) and Mary McCarty Nanney, early pioneers of the newly organized Itawamba County during 1836, coming to this region from Lauderdale County, Alabama.