New Market Twp.
Highland County, Ohio

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  • ID: I215
  • Name: William VANCE
  • Surname: Vance
  • Given Name: William
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 8 Feb 1779 in Fayette, Pa
  • Death: 20 Nov 1854 in Highland County, Ohio
  • Burial: New Market Baptist Church Cemetery, New Market Township., Highland County, Ohio
  • _UID: F20A79CBB20B6640B3F22C79C862C839185A
  • Note:

    "set up all night at old man Vance?s wake. Robert Harris Diary, Nov.20, 1854

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    A History of Highland County, Ohio, from the Earliest Days, with
    Special Chapters on the Bench and Bar, Medical Profession
    Educational Development, Industry and Agriculture
    and Biographical Sketches
    By REV. J. W. KLISE
    A. E. HOUGH, Editor

    Page 500

    The Vance family has been identified with Highland county affairs from a very early period an d the members of this widely diffused social connection include a strong element of the count y's citizenship. William Vance, who was born in Fayette county, Pa., February 8, 1779, was ma rried about 1800 to Rachel Minton, one of the neighboring girls of his native county. In on e respect the record of this pioneer pair was unique and perhaps unequaled even in those day s of fruitful marriages. They had twenty children, all of whom but two reached maturity, an d one of them, Mrs. Margaret Vance, widow of Thomas Vance, is still living in Washington town ship. William Vance died in Highland county in September, 1852, and his wife passed away Janu ary 12, 1867. Their son, Jacob Vance, who was born in Pennsylvania, September 18, 1806, cam e with his parents to Highland county in 1826. Before leaving his native state he married Lyd ia, daughter of Isaac and Nancy (Zerley) Conn. The Conns were also Pennsylvanians, who reside d in Virginia a while, and reached their new homes in Ohio about the same time that witnesse d the advent of the Vances. Jacob Vance died September 10, 1885, and his wife, who was born O ctober 16, 1814, survived until October 3, 1893. Their family, though not so numerous as tha t of the father's parents, was quite up to the standard in number as will appear from the app ended list: William C., a farmer of Clinton county; Anna, who died about the age of forty yea rs; Electa, widow of Col. Van. B. Hibbs; Isaac K., farming on part of the old homestead in Wa shington township; Lemuel W. and Griffith L., noticed more fully below; Clara E., wife of Wil liam C. Larkin, of Hillsboro; and three children who died in infancy. Griffith L. Vance, wh o resides upon the farm where his father first settled on coming to Ohio and remained until h is death, was born in Highland county, Ohio, April 20, 1851, and had the usual difficulty o f the farmers' boys in those days in procuring- an education. By going to school in winter an d assisting on the farm in summer he arrived at adult years with sufficient learning for busi ness purposes, which he has since greatly increased by observation and reading. He lived sing le for forty years, and was regarded by his friends as a confirmed bachelor, but finally wise ly concluded to take a wife and in June, 1891, was married to Lizzie, daughter of John Glaze , whose parents formerly resided one mile south of the Infirmary farm. Mrs. Vance's grandfath er was one of the early pioneers of Highland county, born about 1776 and died in 1857. Mr. an d Mrs. Vance lost their first child, Leslie, who died at an early age, but have one bright an d promising boy whom they have named Lester G., born September 30, 1894. Lemuel W. Vance, ano ther of the sons of Jacob and Lydia (Conn) Vance, was born in Hillsboro, Ohio, March 1, 1847 , and was first married to Lucy Crow, of Fayette county, who died August 26, 1890. Unto thi s union were born Anna G., Clarence E., Emmitt G., and Lucy, all attending school in Highlan d county. January 26, 1898, Mr. Vance married Sarah E., daughter of Samuel and Nancy (Arledge ) Edingfield, a highly respectable family of Highland county. William Arledge, the father o f Nancy Edingfield, was born February 27, 1779, and his wife, whose maiden name was Sarah Bra dley, was born June 12, 1784. They were parents of twelve children and came to Highland count y in 1809. Mrs. Vance's mother died July 17, 1871, and her father June 3, 1892, their other c hildren being William J., Elizabeth A., Mary J., James H., John, Samuel, and Charles. Mrs. Va nce is the youngest of the Edingfield family and a lady of many excellent traits of character ., A notable event of August 27, 1902, was the reunion of the Vance family, at the grove of G riffith L. Vance. It was looked forward to with great interest by many members of the family , and on the day set a large attendance gratified the hospitable intentions of all concerned . The day was one long to be remembered and was thoroughly enjoyed as a famous social event y ear after year this reunion will be maintained, as an organization has been perfected for tha t purpose.

    NOTE: date of deaths for William and Rachel in this reference is incorrect according the th e McBride's Cemetery book.
  • Change Date: 30 Mar 2011 at 01:00:00

    Father: Thomas VANCE

    Marriage 1 Rachel MINTON b: 26 Jan 1783 in New Jersey
    • Married: 6 Oct 1800 in Fayette Co., PA 1
    1. Has Children Isaac VANCE , Sr. b: 7 Sep 1801 in Uniontown, Pennsylvania
    2. Has No Children Rebecca VANCE b: 11 Dec 1802
    3. Has No Children Thomas VANCE b: 1 Feb 1804
    4. Has Children Ann VANCE b: 1805
    5. Has Children Jacob VANCE b: 19 Sep 1806
    6. Has Children William F. VANCE b: 1807 in Pa
    7. Has No Children Rachel VANCE b: 1809
    8. Has Children Comfort VANCE b: 1812
    9. Has Children Mary VANCE b: 24 Nov 1814 in Pennsylvania
    10. Has Children Mintun VANCE b: 1816
    11. Has Children Brownfield VANCE b: 16 Dec 1817 in Uniontown, Pa
    12. Has Children Mehetable VANCE b: 1820 in Pennsylvania
    13. Has Children Davis VANCE b: 1820 in PA
    14. Has Children Lemuel K. VANCE b: 21 Nov 1821 in Washington Township. Highland County, Ohio
    15. Has No Children Leusy VANCE b: 1824
    16. Has Children Margaret VANCE b: 1827
    17. Has Children Ruth VANCE b: 1828

    1. Title: William Vance & Rachel Mintun
      Early Settlers in New Market Township, Highland County, Ohio
      Author: William A. Vance and Bruce V Vance
      Publication: 2011
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