John Vance

8 November 1794–24 January 1882 (Age 87)
Cocke, Tennessee, United States

The Life Summary of John

When John Vance was born on 8 November 1794, in Cocke, Tennessee, United States, his father, James Vance, was 30 and his mother, Margaret Reno, was 32. He married Sarah Lavina Gant Perkins on 10 February 1817, in Jackson, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Winter Quarters, Douglas, Nebraska, United States in 1846 and St. George, Washington, Utah, United States in 1870. He died on 24 January 1882, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Vance
Sarah Lavina Gant Perkins
Marriage: 10 February 1817
Isaac Young Vance
Uteri Perkins Vance
Margaret M. Vance
William Perkins Vance
Nancy Ann Vance
James Vance Sr
Lewis Perkins Vance
John R Vance Jr

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 February 1817Jackson, Tennessee, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1796 · Tennessee Becomes a State
    Age 2
    On June 1, 1796, Tennessee became the 16th state.
    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.
    Age 6
    While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 25
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

    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 (45)

    • John Vance in entry for John Vance, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • John Vance, "United States Census, 1870"
    • John Vance in entry for Margaret Vance Lawson, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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