John Alma Vance

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About John Alma 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
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=35470260

Son of James Vance and Margaret Reneau

Married Sarah Lavina Gant Perkins. She died 18 Dec 1836, McDonough, McDonough, Illinois.

Married Elizabeth Campbell, 7 Mar 1837, McDonough, Illinois

Ezekiel was a farmer and pioneer as he also came to Utah in the Jedediah M. Grant Company on October 2, 1847.

Their family home was in Salt Lake City, Utah. While in Winter Quarters, John Vance was a Bishop and assisted in bringing immigrants to Utah. He was a Councilor to Bishop Perkins at the 7th Ward in Salt Lake City. He was also a High Councilor and visiting teacher in the 7th Ward. John was a farmer, Salt Lake City School Commissioner and Justice of the Peace.


GEDCOM Note

DNA proven multiple times

Records are conflicting. As both sets of grandparents had moved from PA to TN. They left TN in 1826? and moved to Illinois where they became Mormans and then moved to Utah in 1847. Their son James Vance is listed as a member of the family that traveled to Utah. His birthdate is 1826 and he is said to have been born in Illinois??? This would not be my ancestor.

1847 is the same year that Alma Perkins Vance is born to James A Vance and Martha Gore in LA?

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John Alma Vance's Timeline

1794
November 8, 1794
Cocke County, Tennessee, United States
1817
October 12, 1817
Jackson, Madison, Tennessee
1818
December 28, 1818
Jackson County, Tennessee, United States
1820
November 19, 1820
Putnam, Jackson County, Tennessee, United States
1822
October 22, 1822
Jackson, Madison County, Tennessee, United States
1824
September 18, 1824
Saint Morgan, Madison County, Illinois, United States
1826
November 24, 1826
IL, United States
1826
Smith, Tennessee, United States
1826