Margaret M. Vance

19 November 1820–10 June 1906 (Age 85)
Jackson, Tennessee, United States

The Life Summary of Margaret M.

When Margaret M. Vance was born on 19 November 1820, in Jackson, Tennessee, United States, her father, John Vance, was 26 and her mother, Sarah Lavina Gant Perkins, was 19. She married John Lawson in 1849, in Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Sanpete, Utah, United States in 1850 and Utah, United States in 1870. She died on 10 June 1906, in Coalville, Summit, Utah, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Saint George City Cemetery, St. George, Washington, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Lawson
Margaret M. Vance
Marriage: 1849
Isabella Lawson
Ruth Eliza Lawson
Ann Elizabeth Lawson
Margaret Maria Lawson
Mary Adilaide Lawson
Hyrum Lawson
Sarah Ellen Lawson
Joseph Lawson
John Vance Lawson
Rebecca Deseret Lawson

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  • Marriage
    1849Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land
    Age 1
    A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.
    1835 · The Hermitage is Built
    Age 15
    The Hermitage located in Nashville, Tennessee was a plantation owned by President Andrew Jackson from 1804 until his death there in 1845. The Hermitage is now a museum.
    Age 26
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    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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    Story Highlight

    John Vance History- from minutes of High Priest Quorum meeting In St. George, Utah

    Genealogy of John Vance St. George 26 Mar.1872 I, John Vance was the son of James and Margaret Vance and was born in East Tennessee, Cock County, in the forks of the French Broad and Pigeon …

    Sources (29)

    • Margaret Lawson, "United States Census, 1900"
    • Unknown in entry for Annie Elizabeth Lawson, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Margt Lawson, "United States Census, 1880"

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