Nancy Safronia Vance

20 May 1870–16 July 1911 (Age 41)
Carter, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Nancy Safronia

When Nancy Safronia Vance was born on 20 May 1870, in Carter, Tennessee, United States, her father, David Thomas Vance, was 25 and her mother, Chaney Lucinda McClurd, was 24. She married James Ulysses Grant Von Cannon on 16 September 1888, in Antonito, Conejos, Colorado, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 8 daughters. She lived in Linville Township, Mitchell, North Carolina, United States in 1880 and Paisaje, Conejos, Colorado, United States in 1910. She died on 16 July 1911, in Antonito, Conejos, Colorado, United States, at the age of 41, and was buried in Fox Creek, Conejos, Colorado, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Ulysses Grant Von Cannon
Nancy Safronia Vance
Marriage: 16 September 1888
Myrtle Anne Von Cannon
May Ella Von Cannon
Freda Pearl Von Cannon
Sadie Rae Von Cannon
Ada Jane Von Cannon
Nola Fay Von Cannon
James Ralph Von Cannon
Roy Verges Von Cannon
Augusta Ruth Von Cannon
Bessie Lorraine Von Cannon

Spouse and Children

16 September 1888
Antonito, Conejos, Colorado, United States


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World Events (8)

1876 · Colorado becomes a State

Age 6

On Aug 1, 1876, The United States Congress passed an act making the Territory of Colorado the 38th state.
1878 · Yellow Fever Epidemic

Age 8

When a man that had escaped a quarantined steamboat with yellow fever went to a restaurant he infected Kate Bionda the owner. This was the start of the yellow fever epidemic in Memphis, Tennessee. By the end of the epidemic 5,200 of the residence would die.
1882 · The Big One

Age 12

On Nov 7 1882, Denver was hit with a 6.6 magnitude earthquake. It was the largest earthquake to hit in the history of Colorado.

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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Story Highlight

James Grant Voncannon from The Mormons 100 Years in San Luis Valley

The Mormons 100 Years in San Luis Valley in Colorado 1883- 1983- Book in the Burley Family History Library. page 216-217 transcribed 19 Sep 2012 TLS James Grant Voncannon and Nancy Safronia Vance Von …

Sources (3)

  • Nancy S Voncanon in household of J J Voncanon, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Nancy S Vance in household of David Vance, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mary S Vance in household of David Vance, "United States Census, 1880"

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