Chauncey B Vance

30 June 1824–18 May 1912 (Age 87)
Yates, New York, United States

The Life of Chauncey B

When Chauncey B Vance was born on 30 June 1824, in Yates, New York, United States, his father, Samuel Byron Vance, was 42 and his mother, Martha Patty Raplee, was 33. He married Irene L Loomis on 17 October 1854, in Lebanon Township, Clinton, Michigan, United States. He lived in Lebanon Township, Clinton, Michigan, United States for about 20 years and Lyons, Ionia, Michigan, United States in 1900. He died on 18 May 1912, in Clinton, Michigan, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in East Plains Cemetery, Clinton, Michigan, United States.

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Chauncey B Vance
Mary Downham
Marriage: 9 February 1904

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    Mary Downham


9 February 1904
St. Johns, Clinton, Michigan, United States

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World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 1

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 3

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
1847 · Moving the State Capital

Age 23

The capital of Michigan was moved from Detroit to Lansing on March 17, 1847. The capital was moved to be further away from Canada, to encourage settlement and boost economy toward the inner regions of the state, and to make to capital more accessible to everyone statewide.

Name Meaning

English and Irish: topographic name for someone who lived by a fen or marsh, Old English fenn. Compare Fann .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Chancy Vance in household of Martha Titsworth, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Chancy Vance in household of Samuel Vance, "New York State Census, 1855"
  • Channey Vance Sr., "United States Census, 1900"

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