Samuel Vance Sr.

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Samuel Vance, Sr.

Birthdate: (97)
Birthplace: Ireland
Death: March 31, 1788 (97)
Abington, Washington, Virginia
Place of Burial: Abington, Washington, Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Andrew Vance; Jane Vance and Jane Hoge
Husband of Sarah Vance
Father of Joseph Colville Vance; Samuel Vance, Jr.; Capt. Robert Vance; Elizabeth Lusk; David Vance and 10 others
Brother of John James Vance; Ann Vance; Ephraim Vance; William Vance; David Vance and 2 others

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About Samuel Vance Sr.

This is the correct Samuel Vance Sr.--his Find-A-Grave memorial gives correct links to our Samuel Vance Jr. and his wife, who is our Sarah Vance (Colville).

But if this is OUR Samuel Vance Sr., then his old uncorrected birth location is worthless. He is the issue of the first Irishman of this line who died in America. It is unlikely that his father and mother went back to their old ancestral stomping grounds in Scotland to have a child.

Timothy G. Vance provides UNDOCUMENTED information at

For what it is worth, he agrees with our date of birth, but says that Samuel was born in Coven, Ireland, which is a LOT better than the nonsense we used to be spouting about Wigtownshire, Scotland. And a location in Northern Ireland rather than the republic of Ireland is just fine by me. I have changed our birth location to what he suggests. However I am trusting our DOCUMENTED death information, rather than his, in matters related to Samuel Sr.'s death.

--Terry Teford Cooper


Samuel Vance l was born in 1691. Buried in the churchyard at Sinking Spring, Abingdon, VA. His will dated March 31, 1778, recorded at Abingdon August 18, 1778.

  • son of Andrew Vance & Jane Hoge


  1. Sarah Colville in Ireland


  1. John, 1736 m Jane Black
  2. Elizabeth m George Blackburn
  3. Margaret m John Lusk
  4. Joseph m Mary
  5. David,1745 m Priscilla Brank
  6. Samuel, Jr., 1749 m Margaret Lauglin
  7. Andrew
  8. James
  9. Robert


  1. Link, Paxson,. Incidental history of families from which Paxson Link and Louise Cole Link are descended. Paris, Ill.?: P. Link?, 1964. Page 52-53.

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Samuel Vance Sr.'s Timeline

Age 11
Scotland, United Kingdom
Age 33
Abingdon, Washington County, Province of Virginia
December 10, 1728
Age 37
March 1730
Age 39
Frederick County, Province of Virginia
Age 41
Abingdon, Washington County, Province of Virginia
Age 41
Abingdon, Washington, VA, USA
February 12, 1736
Age 45
Opekin Run, Winchester, Virginia, USA
Age 46
Virginia, USA