Nancy was brought from Missouri to Coloma by her owner, who was in search of gold, in 1849. Her three-year-old son was considered too young for the gold mines and was sold to another family. When California, a free state, was admitted into the Union Gooch's slaves were freed. Nancy and her husband, Peter, worked to save money in hopes of one day seeing their son again. Nancy took domestic jobs and Peter worked as a carpenter among other things. In 1871 Nancy bought her stolen son's tenant farm debt and brought him, his wife and children to Coloma.
Portrayed by Sarina Krastev