Maj. John Wilson Vance

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John Wilson Vance

Birthplace: Washington County, PA
Death: Died in Vermilion County, Il
Place of Burial: God's Acre Catlin, IL
Immediate Family:

Son of Joseph Colville Vance and Sarah Vance
Husband of Deziah Lucretia Vance and Margaret Rutherford Vance
Father of Horace Wilson Vance; Marion W Vance; Hellen Marr Vance; Bridget A. Vance; Joseph Colville Vance and 9 others
Brother of Gov. Joseph Vance, US Congress; William Vance; Wilson Vance; Bridget Muzzy and Moses Baird Vance

Occupation: Salt works, farmer, statesman
Managed by: Patrick John Janis
Last Updated:

About Maj. John Wilson Vance

"He was a veteran of the War of 1812. He came to Vermilion County in 1824 and operated the old salt works. He established the first tavern. He was known as the Father of Champaign County. He was a member of the state senate in 1832 when the building of the Wabash Railroad was authorized. He was a friend of Abe Lincoln and always a good citizen."

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Maj. John Wilson Vance's Timeline

March 17, 1782
Washington County, PA
September 6, 1808
Age 26
Champaign County, Ohio
June 23, 1810
Age 28
July 26, 1812
Age 30
Urbana, Champaign County, OH
March 10, 1815
Age 32
April 10, 1817
Age 35
Urbana, Champaign County, OH
Age 44
March 21, 1835
Age 53
Vermilion County, Il
April 23, 1837
Age 55
Vermillion Co, IN
June 3, 1837
Age 55
Vermilion County, Il