James Vance Sr

24 November 1826–31 May 1900 (Age 73)
Morgan, Morgan, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of James

When James Vance Sr was born on 24 November 1826, in Morgan, Morgan, Illinois, United States, his father, John Vance, was 32 and his mother, Sarah Lavina Gant Perkins, was 25. He married Susannah L Benson on 11 February 1853, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Fairview, Sanpete, Utah, United States in 1870 and St. George, Washington, Utah, United States in 1880. He died on 31 May 1900, in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Vance Sr
Susannah L Benson
Marriage: 11 February 1853
William Isaac Vance
James Vance Jr.
Martha Alvira Vance
John Thomas Vance
Susanna Lavina Vance
Mary Elizabeth Vance
Sara Amelia Vance
Lewis Messenger Vance
Almira Ann Vance
Orson Pratt Vance
Samuel Penquite Vance

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 February 1853Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 4
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
    1830 · The Oregon Trail
    Age 4
    Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.
    Age 20
    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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    Comments about Brothers Vance

    (The following text is from the Hyrum Golden Vance Family webpages at the now-defunct MyFamily.com website about the picture. —Cary Holmquist, Frenchtown, Montana.) Hyrum Golden Vance Family Web Sit …

    Sources (35)

    • Jas Vance, "United States Census, 1860"
    • James Vance in entry for William I. Vance, "Idaho Death Certificates, 1911-1937"
    • James Vance, "United States Census, 1870"

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