Hello and welcome to the Croft and Nance Family Histories blog! Let me introduce myself. My name is Lucy Ann Nance Croft. I am a native Texan and live in the Texas Hill Country with my husband, Lloyd Koenning Croft. Genealogy has been a favorite pastime of mine for a number of years. My research inspired me to write and publish two books – Family Histories of Lloyd Ollie Croft and Gertrude Kathlena Koenning; and Family Histories of Bennett Allen Nance and Archie Carlisle LeBus.

The purpose of this site is to share narratives from two family history books I wrote about the Croft and Nance families. Should you share a common ancestor, I hope you will find information that is helpful in your own family research. Let me make it clear that these are not exhaustive family histories. There are “brick walls” to break down and mysteries to solve, so I look forward to making connections and sharing data with other researchers.

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Lucy Ann Nance Croft

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