Nancy Jackson Pleitt Fenner grew up in Sampson County, North Carolina and graduated from Salemburg High School, Salemburg, North Carolina in 1954. Shortly after graduation, she married Richard Joseph Pleitt from Chicago. While raising three children, she and Richard lived in Illinois, Pennsylvania, and South Carolina. After returing to the Chicago area in 1968, Nancy began her career with an educational non-profit organization that supported business education in various colleges and universities throughout the United States, nursing education and educational programs of several cultural organizations in the Chicago area.She began researching her family history in 1995. Her passion to leave a tangible Holland Family historical record for her close and extended family kept her researching and entering data for many hours each week since 1995.