Sunday, May 5, 2013
Though she married into one of the richest families in the world, she was buried with a Confederate flag...quite a lady!
I'm a Virginian. Virginians are the most conceited people on earth. There's nothing higher you can aspire to. Lady Nancy Astor
(Nancy Langhorne (Astor) came into the world on May 19, 1879 in Danville Virginia, one of 11 children )
At the age of 18, Nancy married Robert Gould Shaw, the nephew of Robert Gould Shaw who commanded the all-black 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. After divorcing the adulterous Shaw she married the son of William Waldorf Astor (cousin of Titanic victim John Jacob Astor IV)
Nancy died on May 2, 1964 just before her 85th birthday, a confederate flag was buried with her.
J.E.B Stuart was a cousin to the Langhorne family.