John Vance

Brief Life History of John

When John Vance was born on 6 November 1809, in Tennessee, United States, his father, Samuel Vance, was 23 and his mother, Elizabeth Rockett, was 22. He died in August 1826, at the age of 16, and was buried in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States.

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Samuel Vance
Elizabeth Rockett
John Vance
William Frank Vance
David Vance
Milton W Vance
Susannah Vants
Sarah Vance
Elizabeth Peward Vance
Jane Vance
James Marion Vance

Sources (2)

  • John Vance, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Samuel Vance, "MyHeritage Family Trees"

World Events (7)


War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

1812 · War of 1812

Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.


Historical Boundaries: 1818: Tuscaloosa, Alabama Territory, United States 1819: Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States

Name Meaning

Scottish: apparently a spelling pronunciation of Vans, a misreading of Vaus (see Vause ), in which -u- has been miscopied as -n-. If true, it is probably limited to the Vans or Vaus family of Wigtownshire. It may be this surname that appears in Ireland from the early 17th century, especially in Ulster, but it could alternatively be the English name in 2 below.

English: if not a transcription error for Vause (a surname well evidenced in Warwickshire and Leicestershire), a variant of Vann , with post-medieval excrescent -s.

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

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