Samuel Vance Jr.

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Samuel Vance, Jr.

Birthdate: (89)
Birthplace: Frederick, Virginia
Death: December 8, 1838 (89)
Abingdon, Washington, Virginia, USA
Place of Burial: Abingdon, Washington, Virginia, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Samuel Vance Sr. and Sarah Vance
Husband of Margaret Vance
Father of William Vance; Sarah Marney; Mary Vance; Samuel Vance, III; Margaret Laughlin Fulkerson and 1 other
Brother of Joseph Colville Vance; Samuel Vance, Jr.; Capt. Robert Vance; Elizabeth Lusk; David Vance and 7 others
Half brother of Alexander Coleville Vance

Occupation: Plantation owner
Managed by: Patti Kay Gourley
Last Updated:

About Samuel Vance Jr.

Rev Johannes Jacob Deckard II's memorial says that he (Rev. Jake) was married to Mary Elizabeth Vance, b: 1760, Botetourt County, Virginia, d: 1840 Monroe County. It further states that her father and mother were Samuel Vance and Margaret Laughland / Laughlin.

This Samuel Vance has a spouse named Margaret Laughton Vance, so YES, WE DO HAVE THE RIGHT SAMUEL VANCE JR. !!!

Turning now to Samuel Jr. himself, his Find-A-Grave memorial reaffirms his own date and place of death, and enables us to fix his date and place of birth. His DOB is 1749, not December 10, 1728. Had the old date been correct, he would have lived to be 109. That is possible, but it is far more probable that he lived to be 88.

His place of birth is Frederick County, Virginia, USA, not Wrightstown, Bucks, Pennsylvia, USA, and his memorial is entirely correct, instead of our old information. Samuel Jr. is the issue of two Virginians who were born in Virginia and died in Virginia. It is highly unlikely that they would have travelled to Pennsylvania and back for the sole purpose of seeking the assistance of a Pennsylvania midwife.

Samuel's Find-A-Grave memorial says that he and Margaret Vance (Laughlin) had twelve children. and this profile has twelve children. Some of the children have reasonable data, whereas others do not. Note that a certain ex-user named "Unknown" who abandoned his / her tree tree years ago probably contributed to the development of this profile, as manifested by the fact that he / she is following the profile. At least some good data has unquestionably been destroyed by "Unknown's" presence. We should believe what we can document--and only what we can document.

--Terry Teford Cooper


  • parents: son of Samuel Vance (1691-1778) & Sarah Colville (1706-1772)


  1. Margaret Laughlin born 1756 in Chester County, PA

Children born in Washington County, VA:

  1. Samuel, born 1784, died TN. Married Elizabeth Brown.
  2. Robert. Married Steele.
  3. Harriet. Married Sharpe.
  4. David. Married Katie Davis.
  5. James, born July, 1792. Married Mildred Balfour.
  6. Margaret. Married Abram Fulkerson.
  7. John. Married King.
  8. Elizabeth. Married Bradley.
  9. Jane. Married Keller.
  10. Andrew. Married Sherman.
  11. Sarah (Sally). Married Brunson.
  12. and an infant who died shortly after birth.


  1. Link, Paxson,. Incidental history of families from which Paxson Link and Louise Cole Link are descended. Paris, Ill.?: P. Link?, 1964. Page 53, page 54.
  2. "History of Virginia From Settlement of Jamestown to Close of the Civil War" Volume II
  3. Findagrave Memorial # 28299085
  4. Find A Grave Memorial# 43305704
  5. DAR Ancestor #: A117403

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Samuel Vance Jr.'s Timeline

Frederick, Virginia
April 11, 1768
Age 19
Bush River, Harford, Maryland, USA
May 8, 1770
Age 21
August 30, 1770
Age 21
Bush River, Harford, Maryland, USA
Age 33
Age 35
Abington, Washington County, Virginia
Age 42
December 8, 1838
Age 89
Abingdon, Washington, Virginia, USA
December 1838
Age 89
Abingdon, Washington, Virginia, USA