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John Vance

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Cocke, Tennessee, United States
Death: Died in St. George, Wshngt, Ut
Place of Burial: St George, Washington, Utah, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of James Vance and Margaret Vance
Husband of Sarah Lavinia Vance and Elizabeth Vance
Father of Isaac Young Vance; Margaret "M" Lawson; William Perkins Vance; Nancy Ann Vance; James Vance and 6 others
Brother of Mary Vance; Elizabeth Young; Nancy Agnes Vance; Sarah Vance; Sarah Vance and 7 others

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About John Vance

Biographical Summary:

VANCE, JOHN (son of James Vance, born Sept. 30, 1761, and Margaret Reno, both of Tennessee). He was born Nov. 8, 1794, in Tennessee. Came to Utah Oct. 2, 1847, Jedediah M. Grant company.

Married Sarah Perkins Feb. 10, 1817, Jackson (now Putnam) county, Tennessee, (daughter of Ute Perkins and Sarah Gant of Tennessee), who was born Jan. 11, 1801.

Their children:


  1. Isaac Y.;
  2. Margaret, married John Lawson;
  3. William P., married Ann Hidson; m. Hannah Richardson;
  4. Nancy Ann, married William Wordsworth;
  5. James;
  6. three boys d. childhood;
  7. John, Jr., married Miss Bunting.

Married Elizabeth Campbell March 7, 1837, McDonough county, Illinois. (daughter of Ezekiel and Jane Campbell of McDonough county, former a pioneer Oct. 2, 1847, Jedediah M. Grant company). She was born Jan. 25, 1800.

Their children:

  1. Martha Jane born Sept. 25, 1839, m. William H. Kimball;
  2. Mary Elizabeth b. Nov. 2, 1844, m. John Thornton Gilmer;
  3. Lehi Moroni, d. child.

Family home Salt Lake City.

Bishop at Winter Quarters. Assisted in bringing immigrants to Utah. Counselor to Bishop Perkins of 7th ward, Salt Lake City; high councilor; visiting teacher of 7th ward.

School commissioner and justice of peace. Farmer. Died Jan. 24, 1882.

SOURCE: Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah

Biography:

"...I, John Vance was the son of James Vance and Margaret Reno, and was born in Cook County, East Tennessee, on the 8th day of November, 1794.

At the age of 2 years, my father moved to Davidson County, West Tennessee, near Nashville. Some two years after he move to Smith County, Middle Tennessee, where I had an Uncle Thomas Vance with a large family. Some two or three years afterwards my father moved to Jackson county, adjoining, where I grew to manhood and married Sarah Perkins, daughter of Ute and Sarah Gaunt Perkins, who lived in the adjoining (White) county. I married February 10, 1817 and remained in Jackson County till about the year 1824, then moved to Morgan County, Illinois, remaining there some five years. Then moved to McDonough County, Illinois, where in 1836 my wife died, having born me eight children: Isaac Y.; Margaret; William P.; Nancy Ann; James; Ute P.; Lewis R, and John Jr. (Ute P. and Lewis R. died in childhood) I then on the 2nd of March 1837 married Elisabeth Campbell, daughter of Ezekiel and Jane Campbell. She bore me three children - Martha Jane; Lehi Moroni and Mary Elisabeth. (Lehi Moroni died in childhood)

My Father James Vance was born September 30th 1764.

My Grandfather Samuel Vance was born in Ireland, but in childhood emigrated to Penn...."

SOURCE: http://mefford.org/genealogy/JohnAlmaVance.htm

-------------------- !TIB lists in church as baptism but all ordinances were reconfirmed 31 mar 1964 note says possibly in 1837

remarks on the TIB were 2-37-25 7C-281-16 2-38-17 7E-104-14 I don't know what they stand for

!The life history he wrote on 26 mar 1872 in St. George states that he was born in East Tennesse, Cocke County, in the forks of the French Broad and Pigeon Rivers on the 8th day of November, 1794.

!Early church membership card film # lists patriarcal blessing 29 Oct 1849 SLC Vol 11 page 54 number 125. Ordained a High Priest 12 or 13 Feb 1845 by Brigham Young and George Miller.

must have been baptized previously to 1846 as he was proxy for his wife in 1840.

!Listed in Salt Lake City 7th Ward in 1852

rebaptized 17 Jan 1846

listed buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery -Grave J-6-5-1/2-NO

1830 census Morgan county Illinois page 62 :1 male under 5, 1 male 5-10, 1 male 10-15, 1 male 30-40, 2 females 5-10, 1 female 30-40 ( roll M19_24) Ancestry image 15 of unknown townships in Morgan county

some groupd sheets have another male child born abt 1835 died as an infant sealed to parent 18 oct 1960 Arizona -------------------- !TIB lists in church as baptism but all ordinances were reconfirmed 31 mar 1964 note says possibly in 1837 remarks on the TIB were 2-37-25 7C-281-16 2-38-17 7E-104-14 I don't know what they stand for !The life history he wrote on 26 mar 1872 in St. George states that he was born in East Tennesse, Cocke County, in the forks of the French Broad and Pigeon Rivers on the 8th day of November, 1794. !Early church membership card film # lists patriarcal blessing 29 Oct 1849 SLC Vol 11 page 54 number 125. Ordained a High Priest 12 or 13 Feb 1845 by Brigham Young and George Miller. must have been baptized previously to 1846 as he was proxy for his wife in 1840. !Listed in Salt Lake City 7th Ward in 1852 rebaptized 17 Jan 1846 listed buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery -Grave J-6-5-1/2-NO 1830 census Morgan county Illinois page 62 :1 male under 5, 1 male 5-10, 1 male 10-15, 1 male 30-40, 2 females 5-10, 1 female 30-40 ( roll M19_24) Ancestry image 15 of unknown townships in Morgan county some groupd sheets have another male child born abt 1835 died as an infant sealed to parent 18 oct 1960 Arizona

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John Vance's Timeline

1794
November 8, 1794
Cocke, Tennessee, United States
1817
February 10, 1817
Age 22
Jackson, Madison, Tennessee, USA
1818
December 29, 1818
Age 24
Jackson, Tennessee, United States
1820
November 19, 1820
Age 26
Putnam, Jackson Co., Tn
1822
October 20, 1822
Age 27
South Pittsburg, Marion County, Tennessee, United States
1824
September 18, 1824
Age 29
Saint Morgan, Madison County, Illinois, United States
1826
November 24, 1826
Age 32
IL, USA
1828
1828
Age 33
Morgan, Il
1831
1831
Age 36
of McDngh, Il
1834
December 25, 1834
Age 40
of McDngh, Il