John Wilson Vance (1782 - c.1847)

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Birthplace: Washington County, PA
Death: Died in Vermilion County, Il
Occupation: Salt works, farmer, statesman
Managed by: Patrick Janis
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"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

1782
March 17, 1782
Washington County, PA
1808
September 6, 1808
Age 26
Champaign County, Ohio
1810
June 23, 1810
Age 28
1812
July 26, 1812
Age 30
Urbana, Champaign County, OH
1815
March 10, 1815
Age 32
1817
April 10, 1817
Age 35
Urbana, Champaign County, OH
1835
March 21, 1835
Age 53
Vermilion County, Il
1837
April 23, 1837
Age 55
Vermillion Co, IN
June 3, 1837
Age 55
Vermilion County, Il
1839
August 6, 1839
Age 57
Vermilion County, Il