Descendants of Robert Vance
8. Robert J.3 VANCE (John William2, Robert1) was born in 1815 in Pennsylvania and married Catharine DWIGGINS 24 November 1839 in Guernsey County, Ohio. He died 19 September 1849 in Guernsey County at age 34, and was buried on the farm of his uncle Robert Vance.
Catharine was born circa 1820. She had a sister Elizabeth “Betsy” Ann Dwiggins, born circa 1827, and a sister Mary Ann Dwiggins, born 17 August 1821 and died in 1873 in Knox County, Ohio. Mary Ann Dwiggins married 16 April 1838, in Guernsey County, Joseph Hill, a chair maker who was born in January 1818 in Trumbull County, Ohio. In the 1850 census, Betsy Dwiggins was enumerated with Joseph and Mary A. (Dwiggins) Hill, and there was a John Vance, age 9 (born circa 1841) who might possibly be a child of Catharine and Robert who at the time of this census was not living with Catharine. In 1870, a John Vance, age 27, was living in Wayne Township, Knox County with wife Elizabeth, age 20, and son Charles, age 11 months. Nearby, also in Wayne Township, Knox County was Joseph Hill and family.
Catharine married second William Scott, a carpenter, 9 June 1853 in Guernsey County. They were in the 1870 federal census in Londonderry Township, with their children Cora, age 15, and Narissa, age 12.
Known children of Robert J.3 VANCE and Catharine DWIGGINS, all born in Guernsey County, Ohio, were as follows (out of birth order):
45 i. Mary Elizabeth4 VANCE was born 18 Nov 1839 and died 21 July 1909 at age 69. She was buried in McCoy Cemetery, Londonderry Township, Guernsey County, Ohio. Mary Elizabeth married John JOHNSTON 23 May 1861 in Guernsey County. He was born 9 August 1836, the son of Thomas and Elizabeth Johnston, and died 15 March 1916 at age 79. John also was buried in McCoy Cemetery. The couple had children Thomas Marsh, born 12 May 1862 and died in Akron, Summit County, Ohio 9 January 1953 at age 90; Myrtle Lora, born 8 December 1863 and died 28 March 1934 at age 70; Elizabeth Catherine, born 23 May 1866 and died 11 Nov 1955 at age 89; William Bennet, born 5 January 1868 and died September 1950 in Pennsylvania at age 82; George Armstrong., born 5 November 1869 and died 1 Oct 1889 at age 19; Joseph Alexander, born 5 June 1873 and died in Franklin County, Ohio 9 November 1934 at age 61; Mary Maude, born 27 May 1875; and Frances Wintermute, born 26 May 1880 and died in January 1955 at age 74.
46 ii. Margaret VANCE was born circa 1846 and married William MARLING 3 October 1871 in Guernsey County. She died 20 October 1923, at age 77 in Guernsey County, and was buried in Old Washington Cemetery. William was born circa 1844 in Guernsey County, the son of James and Lucy Marling. In the 1870 federal census for Cambridge, Guernsey County, he was listed as a journeyman carpenter living with the James Adamson family. In that census Margaret was working as a domestic servant for the James Willis family in Monroe Township.
+ 47 iii. William Bennet VANCE, born 14 April 1848; married Martha Ann MEREDITH.
+ 48 iv. Frances A. VANCE, born 1850; married Austin Craig WINTERMUTE.
v. John VANCE was born 16 March 1843 and died 7 June 1920 in Knox County, Ohio at age 77. He married Charlotte Elizabeth INKS 13 August 1865. Elizabeth, as she was known, was born 25 February 1849 in Mount Vernon, Knox County, the daughter of John and Elizabeth (Selner) Inks. She died 28 August 1886 in Knox County at age 37. The couple had children Charles Edgar born in July 1869; John Arthur, born 6 April 1872 and died 2 October 1933 in Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio at age 61; Harry B., born 7 April 1875 and died 11 September 1875; Cora Mae, born 4 February 1877 and died 9 February 1952 at age 75; Carrie Bernice, born 14 April 1882 and died 11 September 1960 at age 78; George, born 14 April 1882 and died in 1882; and James Blaine, born 4 August 1884 and died 25 July 1923 at age 38 in San Francisco, California.
10. Elizabeth Ann3 VANCE (John William2, Robert1) was born 14 April 1822 in Guernsey County, Ohio and died in that county 16 March 1897 at age 74. She was buried in Clearfork Baptist Cemetery, Monroe Township, Guernsey County.
Elizabeth, who was known as Betsey, married Davis KIMBALL 20 June 1844 in Guernsey County. Davis was born in May 1822 in Ohio, the son of Adam and Mary “Polly” (Huffman) Kimball. He died in May 1863 age 41 in Guernsey County, and was buried in Clearfork Baptist Cemetery.
Known children of Elizabeth Ann3 VANCE and Davis KIMBALL, all born in Jefferson Township, Guernsey County, Ohio were as follows:
49 i. Mary E.4 KIMBALL was born in July 1845. On 16 March 1868 in Guernsey County she married James R. SMITH who was born in June 1843 in Ohio, the son of Jesse and Winifred (Reaves) Smith. Winifred Reaves was the sister of Nancy Reaves who married James Reed, and their son Jesse married Ruth Ann Vance, the daughter of James and Mary (Wilkin/s) Vance (see #34). Shortly after marrying Mary and James moved to Clay Township, Sullivan County, Missouri where their first child Charles E. was born in May 1870. They had three more children: John E., a twin, born 1 June 1872; Winnie J., a twin, born 1 June 1872 and died 19 August 1925 at age 53 who married William Edward CRUMPACKER; and Bessie O., born in February 1875. James died between 1920 and 1930 in Sullivan County and widow Mary lived alone in Clay Township in the 1930 federal census.
+ 50 ii. John A. KIMBALL, born 6 November 1847; married Delilah A. MCNEELY.
51 iii. Adam KIMBALL was born 6 December 1853 and died 2 January 1929 in Guernsey County, Ohio at age 75. He was buried in Clear Fork Baptist Church Cemetery, Monroe Township, Guernsey County. Adam married first Johanna HAZLETT 4 December 1873 in Guernsey County. Johanna was born circa 1856 in Guernsey County, the daughter of James and Catharine Hazlett of Ireland, and died 19 January 1882 in that Guernsey County at age 26. She was buried in Irish Ridge Cemetery, Monroe Township, Guernsey County. Adam and Johanna had two sons. James A. Kimball was born in July 1875 and in 1900 resided in Polk Township, Sullivan County, Missouri. He married circa 1902 Rosa F. [--?--] who was born circa 1881 in Kansas and they had children Forest, born circa 1904; Wannita, born circa 1906; Lloyd C., born circa 1908; and Wanda, born in 1910, all in Missouri. In the 1910 federal census the family resided in Medford, Grant County, Oklahoma where James worked as a carpenter. By 1930 he, Rosa and Lloyd were in Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas and James was a building inspector for the city. Galien/Galen F. Kimball was born in March 1881 and married Bertha M. WEBB circa 1901 in Sullivan County, Missouri. She was born in May 1880 in Missouri, the daughter of William and Ruth E. Webb of New York. The couple had children Vaughn A., born 10 May 1904 and died 7 March 2004 in Kansas at age 99; daughter Verrill, born circa 1907; Vivian B., born in 1910; and daughter Valle, born circa 1912. Galen was a medical doctor in Easton, Buchanan County, Missouri. Adam Kimball married second Mary Evaline TEDRICK circa 1888 in Guernsey County. Mary was born 8 April 1860 in Ohio and died 24 December 1940 at age 80. Adam and Mary had a son and two daughters. Adam Kimball was born 15 December 1888 and died at birth. Anna May Kimball was born 28 August 1892 and died 31 August 1981 at age 89. She married Roll Grover MYERS, the son of Elmer E. and Martha Myers, on 22 November 1910. He was born in June 1892 and died 14 September 1963 at age 71. The couple had a daughter Margaret born circa 1912 in Guernsey County. Cora Edna Kimball was born 7 January 1891 and died 12 August 1974 at age 83. She married Charles F. CASTERLINE 30 September 1907. The son of George and Emma Casterline, he was born 18 June 1885 in Ohio and died in July 1962 in that state at age 77. Their children were Mary A., born circa 1909; Ralph K., born in November 1912 and died 22 March 1995 at age 82; and Helen Viola, born circa 1919.
+ 52 iv. Daniel Broom KIMBALL, born 10 December 1859 in Guernsey County, Ohio; married Mary Kathryn RICKEY.
11. John R.3 VANCE (John William2, Robert1) was born 22 April 1823 in Guernsey County, Ohio and married Jane BRUMLEY 25 April 1844 in Washington Township, Guernsey County. She was born 28 January 1822 in Washington Township, Guernsey County and died 24 October 1883 at age 61 in Perry Township, Tuscarawas County, Ohio. John married second Helen S. Everett 22 December 1886. She was likely the daughter of A.B. and Roenna Everett of Urichsville who was born circa 1868.
Known children of John R.3 VANCE and Jane BRUMLEY were as follows:
+ 53 i. Hiram J.4 VANCE, born 26 September 1843 in Washington Township, Guernsey County, Ohio; married Anna Eliza DECKER. (Based on his date of birth, he may not be Jane Brumley’s son.)
54 ii. William E. VANCE was born 5 May 1846 in Washington Township, Guernsey County, Ohio, and died of consumption at age 26 on 1 January 1872 in Tuscarawas County, Ohio. He was a shoemaker.
55 iii. Mary E. VANCE was born 25 February 1848 in Guernsey County, Ohio, and married James H. MCCUE 12 August 1868 in Tuscarawas County, Ohio. They had a son Robert born in September 1869.
56 iv. Sarah B. VANCE was born 28 June 1850 in Guernsey County, Ohio.
57 v. Robert Dales VANCE was born 8 December 1855 in Tuscarawas County, Ohio and died between 1920 and 1930, likely in Wyoming. He married Margaret R. LITTLE, the daughter of George and Nancy Little, 11 March 1875 in Guernsey County. Margaret was born in July 1855 in Guernsey County, Ohio and died after 1930, perhaps in California. Some time after 1880 Robert, Margaret and their family moved west, settling first in Nebraska and then by 1900 in Idaho Falls, Idaho. They returned to Nebraska where they were found in the 1910 federal census in Gothenburg, Dawson County, and by 1920 had moved on to Wyoming. Robert and Margaret had five children, four of whom were still living in 1900. Uriah F. Vance was born 30 January 1876 in Guernsey County. James Harvey Vance was born in April 1878 in Guernsey County and married Mrs. Cora SCOTT circa 1906 in Nebraska. They had a son Robert R., born circa 1909 in Gothenburg, Dawson County, Nebraska. Cora died before 1920 and James and Robert settled in Laramie, Albany County, Wyoming where James was a carpenter. In the 1930 federal census father and son, and James’ mother Margaret were enumerated in Alturas, Modoc County, California. George L. Vance was born in January 1880 on Guernsey County, Ohio. John M. Vance was born in September 1885 in Nebraska and married Rachel G. [--?--] circa 1907 in that state. They had at least three children, one of whom was Gerald G., born 11 May 1913 in Weld County, Colorado and died 14 April 1994 at age 80. By 1920 the family resided in Laramie County, Wyoming. Ida Fern Vance was born in March 1887 and married Louis A. LUTZ circa 1920 in Wyoming. Louis was born circa 1885 in Utah and was a carpenter. The couple had a son Louis G., born 11 January 1921 in Wyoming and died 24 July 2005 at age 84; and a daughter Bonnie L., born in Colorado. In the 1930 federal census the family was enumerated in Alturas, Modoc County , California where Louis operated a grocery.
58 vi. Nelson C. VANCE was born 31 May 1857 in Tuscarawas County, Ohio.
59 vii. Mahala A. VANCE was born 10 November 1858 in Tuscarawas County, Ohio and died 16 October 1875 in Perry Township, Tuscarawas County, Ohio at age 16.
60 viii. Uriah McLane VANCE was born 31 August 1865 in Tuscarawas County, Ohio.
12. Amy3 VANCE (John William2, Robert1) was born 16 April 1825 in Guernsey County, Ohio and died 17 February 1910 in Cambridge, Guernsey County at age 84. She married Daniel OWENS 18 March 1847 in Guernsey County.
Daniel was born in 1818 near Waterford, Erie County, Pennsylvania, the son of John and Elizabeth (Beavers) Owens. John Owens was born in Wales and came to the United States circa 1780. He and Elizabeth married in 1813, had 10 children, and settled in Guernsey County in 1844. Daniel died 27 April 1893 in Guernsey County at age 75.
Known children of Amy3 VANCE and Daniel OWENS, all born in Guernsey County, Ohio, were as follows:
61 i. Mary Elizabeth4 OWENS was born 29 March 1848 and died 15 May 1926 at age 78. Circa 1865 she married David L. DOUGHERTY who was born 19 July 1843 in Ohio, and died 17 July 1926 at age 83. They had a daughter Nettie, born circa 1866, who married [--?--] SMITH and had a son Perry D., born 12 September 1893 and died in June 1972 at age 79; and a daughter Nina M., born in November 1896 who married J. W. Davis. Mary and David also had a son Frank W., born in December 1872. He married circa 1896 Arminda [--?--] who was born in February 1876 in Ohio. The couple had a son Alfred F., born 30 July 1898 and died in December 1969 at age 71.
62 ii. Arabella M. OWENS, known commonly as Belle, was born in June 1854 and died after 1930 in Idaho. Circa 1882 she married Joseph HILL, who was born circa 1836 in Ohio and had been married previously to Susan [--?--]. The couple had resided in Idaho City, Boise County, Idaho, and that was where Belle and Joseph lived with son James Luther, born in November 1884 in Ohio. Joseph was a gold miner, and his son Luther, as he was called, also mined. Joseph died between 1920 and 1930 in Idaho City.
63 iii. Orra B. OWENS, a daughter, was born circa 1852.
64 iv. James C. OWENS was born in December 1861 and was a shipping clerk for a tin mill. He married Ella C. ROWNDS 29 June 1892 and they resided in Cambridge, Guernsey County, Ohio. Ella was born in May 1859 in Ohio. The couple had a son Clarence Dean, known as Dean, born 3 February 1893 who circa 1916 married Della [--?-] , born in 1893 in Iowa. Dean and Della had a son James.
13. Joseph D.3 VANCE (John William2, Robert1) was born 25 December 1832 in Washington Township, Guernsey County, Ohio. He died of dropsy and heart disease 30 December 1892 in Guernsey County at age 60, and was buried in Center Baptist Cemetery, Cambridge Township in Guernsey County.
Joseph was a soldier in the Civil War serving under General William Tecumseh Sherman. Following his war service he settled on a 27-acre farm in Cambridge Township, east of the city of Cambridge, and built a log cabin.
On 19 November 1854 in Harrison County, Ohio Joseph married Mary Elizabeth PEREGOY, the daughter of John and Anna (Webb) Peregoy. Elizabeth, as she was known, was born 3 August 1835 in Stock Township, Harrison County, and died 19 January 1884 in Cambridge Township, Guernsey County at age 48. She was buried in Center Baptist Cemetery.
Known children of Joseph D.3 VANCE and Mary Elizabeth PEREGOY were as follows:
65 i. John Craig4 VANCE was born 20 February 1856 in Harrison County, Ohio, and married Sarah Elizabeth BLACKBURN 5 January 1881 in Guernsey County, Ohio. John, who also went by the name of Craig, died 15 July 1909 in Guernsey County at age 53, and was buried in Center Baptist Cemetery, Cambridge Township, Guernsey County. He and his wife had no children. Sarah, born circa 1861 in Ohio, died 3 May 1919 and was buried in Center Baptist Cemetery.
66 ii. Lemmon Oscar Vance was born 24 March 1859 in Guernsey County, Ohio. He died 21 April 1940 in Phillipsburg, Phillips County, Kansas at age 81, and was buried in Fairview Cemetery, Phillips County. Lemmon married Isadore Mary CHURCHILL 24 May 1887 in Corwith, Hancock County, Iowa. Isadore was born 13 February 1867 in Glen Ellyn, Du Page County, Illinois, and died 22 July 1962 at age 95 in Grand Junction, Mesa County, Colorado where her daughter resided. She was buried in Fairview Cemetery. Lemmon and Isadore had four children. Iona M. Vance was born 2 February 1889 in Iowa and died in Decmeber 1972 at age 83 in Grand Junction, Mesa County, Colorado. She married Earnest S. FREEMAN 9 June 1918 in Phillips County, Kansas. Earnest was born 15 April 1880 in Kentucky, and died in March 1971 at age 90 in Grand Junction. Leland O. Vance was born 24 December 1891 and died 1 May 1918 in Arcade Township, Phillips County, Kansas at age 26. He was buried in Fairview Cemetery. Chester D. Vance was born circa 1898 in Missouri and married circa 1924 Edith RYAN, the daughter of William W. and Margaret Ryan, who was born 19 December 1898 in Pennsylvania and died in August 1886 at age 87. The couple resided in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri where Chet, as he was called, was an attorney. The couple had children Patricia and Chester, Jr. Lloyd P. Vance was born 27 April 1900 in Missouri and died 27 September 1949 in Phillipsburg, Kansas at age 49. He was buried in Fairview Cemetery in Phillips County. Lloyd married circa 1918 Thelma G. [--?--] who was born circa 1900 in Kansas, and in the 1930 federal census the couple resided with their daughter Cleo M. in Alma, Harlan County, Nebraska where Lloyd was a barber.
+ 67 iii. William Sherman VANCE, born 16 November 1866 in Guernsey County, Ohio; married Zura Belle PETTIT.
+ 68 iv. Alva Alston VANCE, born 2 January 1869 in Guernsey County, Ohio; married first Dessie M. POTTS; married second Laura Florence BELL.
+ 69 v. James Elmer VANCE, born 29 January 1871 in Cambridge Township, Guernsey County, Ohio; married Mary Eliza ROLLER.
70 vi. Ida Myrtle VANCE was born 4 March 1873 in Guernsey County, Ohio and may have married William Finley MCALLISTER, the son of Thomas and Jane (Moore) McAllister, 11 February 1899 in Guernsey County.
+ 71 vii. Robert Franklin VANCE, born 6 May 1875 in Guernsey County, Ohio; married Clara Leota NICHOLSON.
14. Mary Agness3 VANCE (John William2, Robert1) was born 8 March 1838 in Guernsey County, Ohio, and married Edward M. LEWIS 13 December 1855 in that county. She died 30 January 1911 in Guernsey County at age 72, and was buried in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Washington Township, Guernsey County.
Edward was born 19 May 1833 in Ohio, and died 7 March 1876 at the age of 42. He was buried in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
Known children of Mary Agness3 VANCE and Edward M. LEWIS, all born in Guernsey County, Ohio, were as follows:
72 i. Alvaretta4 LEWIS was born in August 1856 and married James L. PARKER 4 October 1876 in Guernsey County. He was born in April 1856 in Ohio. The couple had daughters Rosetta, born circa 1878, and Amanda M., born circa 1879, as well as a son Edward M., born in February 1881. James, Alvaretta and Edward were in the 1900 federal census in Elyria, Lorain County, Ohio, and James and Alvaretta continued to reside there through 1920.
73 ii. Thomas H. Lewis was born in November 1857 and died in 1944 in Guernsey County, Ohio at age 87. He married first Viola D. GRIMLSEY 25 November 1877, and their children were Hattie L, born in September 1879; Eva L., born in October 1881, and Lemuel E., born 26 May 1885 and died in July 1968 at age 83. Viola was born circa 1861 in Guernsey County, Ohio, the daughter of Silas and Emeline Grimsley, and died between 1885 and 1900 in Guernsey County. Thomas married second circa 1907 Dora P. Wilson MITCHELL who was born circa 1877 in Ohio. It was also her second marriage and she had a daughter Cora A. Mitchell by her first marriage. Thomas and Dora had a son Raymond H., born 8 September 1908 and died in May 1976 at age 67; and a daughter Dorene or Donna I., born circa 1910.
74 iii. John A. B. LEWIS was born in June 1859 and died before 9 June 1911 when his will was probated. He married first Matilda J. BEAN 8 March 1882 in Guernsey County. Matilda was born circa 1858 in Freeport, Harrison County, Ohio, the daughter of James and Sarah Bean. She died and John married second Alvira MYERS 2 August 1884. Alvira was born in August 1861 in Ohio. The couple had children Mary A., born in June 1885, and Martin Luther, born in November 1895.
75 iv. Benonia LEWIS was born 24 September 1861 and died 6 October 1875 in Guernsey County, Ohio at age 14. She was buried in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Washington Township, Guernsey County.
76 v. Edward M. LEWIS, Jr., was born in July 1865 and married Mary A. GRIMSLEY 22 September 1892. She was born in September 1870 in Ohio. Edward and Mary supposedly moved to Montana after 1900 and then returned to Ohio before the 1910 census, however, they have not been located in any census after 1900.
77 vi. Mary A. LEWIS was born in May 1867 and died in 1952 at age 85. She was buried in Greenmont Union Cemetery, Freeport, Harrison County, Ohio. Mary married 26 February 1885 William MALLERNEE, the son of Henry S. and Alice (Forney) Mallernee, who was born in May 1862. He died in 1929 at age 67 and was buried in Greenmont Union Cemetery. The couple had children Oliver F., born in September 1887 and died in 1985 at age 98 who married Myrtle I. CUNNINGHAM; Edward C., born 26 March 1890 and died 6 April 1976 at 86 who married Sadie E. [--?--] ; Nettie Pearl, born in April 1893; Charles C., born in June 1896 and died in 1958 at age 62 who married Azalia O. JENKINS; and a daughter born in March 1900.
78 vii. Lydia B. LEWIS was born 15 January 1874 and married Henry C. MILLER 6 August 1896 in Guernsey County. Henry was born in January 1869 in Ohio. He and Lydia had no children and resided in Washington Township, Guernsey County where Henry was a farmer. Between 1920 and 1930 they moved to New Philadelphia, Tuscarawas County, Ohio where Henry worked as a pressman in an enameling plant.
19. Robert3 VANCE, Jr., (Robert2, Robert1) was born 12 July 1824 in Guernsey County, Ohio. He died 31 May 1912 in Guernsey County at age 87, and was buried in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Washington Township, Guernsey County.
Robert married Eliza Jane CAMPBELL 10 October 1845 in that Guernsey County. Eliza was born in 1823 in Ohio, the daughter of John and Mary (Rainey) Campbell. She died 9 May 1888 in Guernsey County at age 65, and was buried in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
Known children of Robert3 VANCE, Jr., and Eliza Jane CAMPBELL, all born in Guernsey County, Ohio, were as follows:
79 i. Jasper S.4 VANCE
+ 80 ii. William O. VANCE, born 26 September 1847; married Mary Jane BEAM.
+ 81 iii. Jesse Thomas VANCE, born in February 1849; married Susan DOUGHERTY.
+ 82 iv. Robert VANCE, born in February 1849, a twin to Jesse; married Mary Ann CUNNINGHAM.
83 v. Margaret A. VANCE was born in June 1851. She married Thomas A. BOYER 11 March 1883 in Guernsey County. Thomas was born in April 1824 in Maryland and died between 1900 and 1910 in Washington Township, Guernsey County, Ohio.
84 vi. Mary C. VANCE was born in May 1853. She married Hugh R. MORRISON 20 February 1873 in Guernsey County. The son of Joseph and Elizabeth (Griffin) Morrison, he was born 10 October 1849 in Guernsey County and died 10 October 1893 at age 44 in that county. Their children included Jessie Elizabeth, born 6 December 1873; William H., born 30 May 1876; Robert Marshall, born 6 June 1878 who married Angeline TUTTLE; and Bailey C., born 3 April 1891. They also may have had children Mahlon, born in October 1880; Emma P., born in February 1884; Taylor Timothy, born in April 1886; Floyd Hugh, born in March 1888; and Clarence, born in March 1889.
85 vii. Martha E. VANCE, a twin to Mary, was born in May 1853 and died in 1938 age 85. She was buried in Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Washington Township, Guernsey County. Martha married John H. HASTINGS 4 June 1871 in Guernsey County. John, who was born circa 1844 in Ohio, had been married previously and had a daughter Nancy V. born circa 1867. John died between 1886 and 1900 in Guernsey County. The known children of Martha and John were Eva, born circa 1873; Garfield, born in January 1881; and Frank, born in April 1885 who married Bertha M. [--?--] and had children Ernest, born 22 April 1909 and died in December 1980 at age 71; and Margaret, born circa 1912.
86 viii. Alice J. VANCE was born in March 1856 and died 14 September 1904 at age 48 in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. She was buried in Chartiers Cemetery, Carnegie, Allegheny County. Alice married James S. BELL 11 October 1879 in Guernsey County. He was born in June 1852 in Pennsylvania and died 10 February 1903 at age 50 in Allegheny County. James was buried in Chartiers Cemetery. Their children were Viola Emma, a twin, born 27 September 1883 in Ohio who married Robert E. LAFFEY; Mary B., a twin, born 27 September 1883 in Ohio; Laura A., born 4 February 1886 in Ohio and died 2 March 1957 at age 71 who married Joseph F. VOGEL; Margaret A., born in April 1888 in Ohio who married [--?--] GALLEGHER and was widowed by 1910; James C., a twin, born in April 1896 in Pennsylvania; and Alice J., a twin, born in April 1896 in Pennsylvania.
20. Dailey3 VANCE (Robert2, Robert1) was born 22 September 1826 in Guernsey County, Ohio. On 12 April 1851 in Guernsey County he married Jane WATT, the daughter of Joseph and Barbara (Williams) Watt, he of Ireland and she of Virginia. Jane was born in October 1824 in Ohio and was married on the same day as her brother Charles M. Watt who married Dailey’s sister Catherine Vance (see #21 below).
Dailey and Jane appeared on the federal census of 1870 in Liberty Township, Van Wert County, Ohio, with Jane’s parents next door. The couple remained in Van Wert County through the 1900 federal census when they resided with their son Joseph in Ohio City.
Known children of Dailey3 VANCE and Jane WATT were as follows:
87 i. Robert Dallas.4 VANCE was born circa 1855 in Guernsey County, Ohio.
88 ii. Joseph A. VANCE was born in June 1857 in Guernsey County, Ohio. He married circa 1881 Irene [--?--] who was born in March 1859 in Ohio. The couple resided in Van Wert County, Ohio where in the 1920 federal census Joseph was enumerated as marshall for the village of Ohio City.
21. Catherine3 VANCE (Robert2, Robert1) was born 24 March 1829 in Guernsey County, Ohio and died in that county in 1861 at age 32. She married Charles M. WATT who was born 24 September 1826, the son of Joseph and Barbara (Williams) Watt. Their marriage was 12 April 1851, the same day as the marriage of Charles’ sister Jane Watt to Catherine’s brother Dailey Vance (see #20 above).
After Catherine’s death Charles married second Harriet M. Kirk 26 August 1863 in Belmont County, Ohio, and the couple had five known children. Charles, Harriet and family moved to Van Wert County, Ohio and Charles was a saw mill operator with his brother William N. Watt in Pleasant Township.
Known children of Catherine3 VANCE and Charles E. WATT, all born in Guernsey County, Ohio, were as follows:
89 i. Minerva4 WATT was born circa 1852.
90 ii. William S. WATT was born circa 1854.
91 iii. James H. WATT was born circa 1856.
92 iv. Barbara WATT was born 9 March 1859. She resided with her grandparents Joseph and Barbara Watt in Liberty Township, Van Wert County, Ohio in the 1870 federal census.
22. Lydia Ann3 VANCE (Robert2, Robert1) was born 5 September 1831 in Guernsey County, Ohio and died between 1910 and 1920, likely in Licking County where she resided with her daughter Loda and family in the 1910 federal census. She married Thomas H. CARSON, a cabinetmaker and farmer, in May 1853 in Guernsey County. He was born in July 1927 in Ohio and died between 1900 and 1910.
Known children of Lydia Ann3 VANCE and Thomas H. CARSON, all born in Ohio, were as follows:
93 i. Raville O.4 CARSON was born circa 1855.
94 ii. Keziah CARSON was born circa 1858.
95 iii. Loda CARSON was born in June 1861 and circa 1878 married William H. GALBRAITH. He was born in April 1851 in Ohio and died between 1920 and 1930 in Hanover Township, Licking County, Ohio. The couple had children Charles F., born in September 1879; Lydia, born in September 1881; Carson E., born in October 1883; Darwin W., born 14 July 1895 and died in April 1974 at age 78; Ada F., born in November 1898; and Merrill, born 25 March 1901 and died in January 1978 at age 76.
96 iv. Samantha CARSON was born circa 1866.
26. Sarah Adeline3 VANCE (Robert2, Robert1) was born 4 December 1841 in Guernsey County, Ohio, and died of typhoid at age 67 on 1 December 1909, likely in Bristol Township, Trumbull County where she was enumerated in the 1900 federal census. She married William M. BEAR 5 December 1867 in Guernsey County. The son of George and Ann (Chaney) Bear, he was born 7 September 1841 in Guernsey County and died 22 February 1888 at age 46.
Known children of Sarah Adeline3 VANCE and William M. BEAR, all born in Guernsey County, Ohio, were:
97 i. Dolly4 BEAR was born circa 1869.
ii. Jacob A.R. BEAR was born circa 1872.
iii. Harriet A. was born in April 1877 and was a twin to Thomas.
iv. Thomas N. was born in April 1877 and was a twin to Harriet. In the 1900 federal census he was enumerated in Bristol Township, Trumbull County, Ohio as a servant in the household of C. P. Moore.
v. Georgia A. was born circa 1879.
27. Lucretia3 VANCE (Robert2, Robert1) was born 15 August 1844 in Guernsey County, Ohio. She died 1 March 1900 in Champion, Chase County, Nebraska at age 55, and was buried in Hiawatha Cemetery, Dundy County, Nebraska.
Lucretia married David Francis BENSON 19 November 1865 in Guernsey County. David was born 10 January 1842 in Urichsville, Tuscarawas County, Ohio, the son of William, Sr., and Clarissa (Ball) Benson. He served in the Civil War for nine months as a private in Company I, 80th Ohio Infantry, and was honorably discharged. Lucretia and David and their family were in Belmont County, Ohio for the 1870 federal census, and then left for Illinois and by 1873 were in Nebraska. After Lucretia’s death, David married Ella Patterson McDonald in Harrisonville, Cass County, Missouri. By 1930 Ella had died a David, a widow, resided with his daughter Elizabeth, also a widow, in Champion Precinct, Chase County, Nebraska. David died 6 April 1932 at age 90 in Champion Precinct and was buried in Hiawatha Cemetery.
Known children of Lucretia3 VANCE and David Francis BENSON were as follows:
+ 98 i. Clarissa Catherine4 BENSON, a twin, born 13 March 1867 in Uniontown, Belmont County, Ohio; married Robert Warren HENDERSON.
99 ii. Elizabeth Ann Belle BENSON, a twin, was born 13 March 1867 in Uniontown, Belmont County, Ohio and died 22 March 1935 in Chase County, Nebraska at age 68. She married first Frank HIGGINS 1 April 1886. Then on 11 June 1892 in Phillips County, Colorado she married second Theodore Clark SPANGLER. He was born 11 July 1850 in Bureau County, Illinois, the son of Jacob Young and Janette (Clark) Spangler. Theodore died in Chase County 16 November 1905 at age 55 and was buried in Hiawatha Cemeter y, Dundy County, Nebraska. Elizabeth and Theodore had children Leroy Carson, born 5 December 1893 and died 1 December 1948 at age 54 who married Sadie JOHNSON; Addie Pearl, born 14 May 1896 and died 15 August 1978 at age 82 who married Elmer L. BRADLEY; Janie Belle, born 10 December 1898 and died 26 July 1945 at age 46 who married Victor H. KILPATRICK; and William E., born circa 1901. Elizabeth married third Frederich Wilhelm WICKENKAMP 20 May 1911 in Champion Precinct, Chase County, Nebraska. Fred, a shoemaker, was born 7 March 1861 in Germany and died 5 July 1916 in Chase County at age 55. He was buried in Hiawatha Cemetery.
100 iii. William Robert BENSON was born 10 September 1868 in Belmont County, Ohio and married Armelia Thankful BALL 5 October 1892 in Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska. Armelia was born 1 June 1871 in Nebraska, the daughter of Franklin Joseph and Sarah Jenette (Young) Ball, he of New Hampshire and she of Illinois. The couple resided in Palmyra Precinct, Otoe County, Nebraska where they had five children before moving to Saskatchewan, Canada around 1902. These children were Jenette Lucretia, born 8 October 1893 and died 11 June 1986 in Alberta, Canada at age 92 who married James STROUD; Laura Armelia, born 15 December 1894 and died 6 May 1988 at age 93 in British Columbia, Canada who married Richard FOXCROFT; David William, a twin, born 30 June 1896 and died 15 January 1985 at age 88 in Ontario, Canada who married Eva Mae HILL; Delta Josephine, a twin, born 30 June 1896 and died 13 August 1993 at age 97 in Saskatchewan, Canada who married Lee Marion YOUNG; and Gilbert Franklin, born 15 January 1899 and died 28 January 1972 at age 73 in Saskatchewan, Canada who married Hattie CROSS and Mabel Edna ELLINGSON. The couple had two more children in Saskatchewan: Annie Ellen, born 11 October 1904 and died 31 January 1991 at age 86 in Pierce County, Wisconsin who married Henry JOHNSON; and Alpha Elizabeth who married Samuel Russel TREEN. William died 30 August 1955 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada at age 86. Armelia died 21 April 1856 in Saskatoon at age 84.
101 iv. John Wesley BENSON was born 21 February 1870 in Belmont County, Ohio and died 11 November 1936 in Olathe, Montrose County, Colorado at age 66. Circa 1896 in Nebraska he married Elizabeth ‘Lizzie’ Belle RUGGLES who was born in March 1871 in Mahaska County, Iowa, the daughter of Lemuel G. and Martha Ruggles. Lizzie’s brother Lewis married Martha Malissa Benson (see #102 below). She died 30 July 1922 at age 51, likely in Nebraska where she and John were enumerated in the 1920 federal census with children Lois M., born circa 1901; Hugh W., born 17 December 1902 and died in September 1964 at age 61; and Irvin R., born 7 December 1909 and died 16 December 1964 at age 45. The couple also had a son Jay Francis, born 9 September 1898 and died in May 1978 at age 79 in Montrose County, Colorado. In addition, they took in his sister Martha Ruggles daughter May Belle after Martha’s death in 1903 and she was enumerated in John’s household as Belle M. Benson, niece, age 10.
102 v. Martha Malissa BENSON was born 19 August 1872 in Illinois, and married first George Thomas MCQUOWN 2 September 1890 in Champion, Chase County, Nebraska. George was born in January 1862 in Clayton Adams County, Illinois. The couple had two sons, both born in Nebraska. James D. McQuown was born in March 1891 and married Lola [--?--] circa 1918. She was born 30 August 1890 in Nebraska and died in December 1989 at age 100. Her last known residence was Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin. James and Lola had children Elizabeth, born circa 1919; Katerina, born in 1920; David B., born 21 April 1922 and died 25 March 1989 at age 66 in Georgia; Lillian F.; and Marguerite D. The family resided in Havelock, Lancaster County, Nebraska. George T. McQuown was born 23 July 1892 and died in October 1964 at age 72. He married circa 1915 Iva E. [--?--] who was born circa 1896 and they had children George G., born circa 1916; Albert R., born circa 1918; Marvin C., born circa 1922; Melvin D., born 10 October 1924 and died 7 December 1999 at age 75 in Colorado; and Rolland D. Martha Malissa Benson married second Lewis B. RUGGLES circa 1896 in Nebraska. Lewis was born in March 1861 in Mahaska County, Iowa, the son of Lemuel G. and Martha Ruggles. His sister Lizzie married Martha’s brother John Benson (see #101above). The couple had a daughter May Belle, called Belle, born in 9 May 1899. Martha died 11 October 1903 in Imperial, Chase County, Nebraska at age 31, seven days after giving birth to her second daughter Lillie Eileen. Martha's sister Adaline adopted Lillie, and her brother John adopted Belle. In the 1910 census Lewis was enumerated as a widower and hired hand in Box Elder Precinct, Red Willow County, Nebraska. He was enumerated in 1920 with his daughter Belle, her husband Percy C. BROWN, and their children in Grant, Perkins County, Nebraska. Percy was born 20 March 1890 in Kansas and died 15 November 1968 in Montrose, Montrose County, Colorado at age 78. Belle died in April 1979 in Montrose at age 79. The couple had children Lewis E., born circa 1917; Lois D., born circa 1919; Lillie M., born circa 1921 and Leonard C., born 16 October 1922 and died 20 May 1993 in Montrose at age 70.
103 vi. Daniel Carson BENSON was born 20 December 1873 in Harvard, Clay County, Nebraska and died in Imperial, Chase County, Nebraska 20 November 1959 at age 85. He married Anna Eliza MADER 28 March 1900 in Champion Precinct, Chase County, Nebraska. Anna, the daughter of George Edward and Lavina (Flickinger) Mader, was born 26 March 1882 in Illinois and died 24 February 1971 at age 88 in Imperial. They had children Agnes Lavina, born 2 October 1901 and died in September 1987 at age 85 who married Raymond William YAW; Glenn Russell, born 24 August 1903 who married Florence Anna BRETTHAUER; and Opal Fern, born 10 July 1912 and died 17 October 1992 at age 80 who married Kermit Clay KILPATRICK.
104 vii. Ida May BENSON was born 18 October 1875 in Harvard, Clay County, Nebraska, and died 2 July 1962 in Fort Collins, Larimer County, Colorado at age 86. She was buried in Grandview Cemetery in that county. Ida married Forest Grant DOWNS circa 1894 in Nebraska. Forest was born in Iowa on 2 October 1873. Their children were Audrey D., born in December 1896; Cecil D., born 17 July 1898 and died in April 1986 at age 87 in California; Elwood, b. 14 November 1899 and died in June 1980 at age 80 in California; Lela, born circa 1903; Sylvia, born circa 1905; Robert, born 13 April 1907 and died in October 1968 at age 61; Forest E., born 22 June 1909 and died 16 June 1994 at age 84 in Wyoming; and Geraldine, born circa 1912. The family resided in Loveland, Larimer County, Colorado in the 1900 federal census. By 1910 they were in Fort Collins in Larimer County and Forest was proprietor of a cigar factory. He worked in a sugar factory in 1920.
105 viii. Adaline BENSON, a twin, was born 31 October 1877 in Palmyra Precinct, Otoe County, Nebraska, and married William Edward REYNOLDS 28 September 1898 in Chase County, Nebraska. She died 10 March 1964 in Imperial, Chase County at age 86. William was born in May 1874 in Canton, Franklin County, New York to Irish parents. The couple had no children, but adopted Adaline’s niece Lillie Eileen, daughter of Martha Malissa (Benson) Ruggles, and she resided with the couple in Logan Precinct, Chase County in the 1910 and 1920 federal censuses.
+ 106 ix. Caroline Benson, a twin, born 31 October 1877 in Palmyra Precinct, Otoe County, Nebraska; married Oscar White TERWILLIGER.
107 x. Francis David BENSON was born 25 January 1880 in Palmyra Precinct, Otoe County, Nebraska, and died 22 February 1958 in Imperial, Chase County at age 78. Frank, as he was known, married Suzie Evelyn WILLIS 24 August 1899 in Chase County. She was born 20 January 1880 in Blockton, Taylor County, Iowa, the daughter of Peter Vandorn and Amanda Mary (Freeman) Benson. Suzie died 13 February 1970 at age 90 in Imperial. Their children were Bessie Evelyn, born 15 July 1901 and died 9 August 1997 at age 96 who married Gust DASCHOFSKY; Ethel Pearl, born and died in 1903; Alice Mable, born 6 September 1906 and died 27 December 1986 at age 80 who married Bert Leon MUNSON; Hartsel Otto, born 18 August 1908 and died 29 December 1997 at age 89; Frances Tiny, born 26 July 1917 who married Edward John MOLZAHN; and Viola Maxine, born 13 February 1924 and died 20 February 1924.
33. Ozias3 VANCE (James2Vance, Robert1) was born circa 1823 in Guernsey County, Ohio. He married first on 12 October 1843 in Guernsey County Nancy ENGLE, the daughter of Levi and Drusilla (Reed) Engle, who was born in 1826 in Ohio. By 1851 Ozias, a boot- and shoemaker, was in northern California, as were several other young men from Guernsey County, trying to make money, either by panning gold or plying their trades. It is not known what became of wife Nancy when Ozias went west. Perhaps she was already deceased, or she died while he was gone. She may even have made the journey west with him. Ozias and Nancy had no known children.
Ozias married second Elizabeth FINDLEY circa 1867 in California. Elizabeth’s maiden name was McConville according to her son John Findley’s death certificate. She was born circa 1846 in Ireland and married John C. Findley, also from Ireland, a gold miner who died in 1866 in Nevada City, California. They had at least three children: Sarah, born circa 1855, who married Camille Bremond in February 1876; Elizabeth, born circa 1859; and John Washington, born circa 1862. Ozias, Elizabeth, her children by her first marriage, and their two sons were in Nevada Township, Nevada County, California in the 1870 census.
Known children of Ozias3 VANCE and Elizabeth FINDLEY, both born in Nevada County, California, were as follows:
108 i. James J.4 VANCE was born circa 1868 and died between 1910 and 1920 in Los Angeles County, California. On 30 October 1890 in Los Angeles County he married Katherine G. 'Kate' KENNEY who was born 25 December 1870 in Ohio. She died at age 80 on 18 August 1951 in Los Angeles County. James and Kate had a son Raymond Dewitt who was born 8 March 1892 and died 26 October 1952 in Los Angeles County at age 60. He and his wife Elsie, born circa 1904 in Pennsylvania, had sons Frank and Jack and resided in Alhambra, California where Rayond was a fireman for the city. James and Kate also had a daughter Marjorie, born in August 1894, and a daughter Ruth P., born 21 March 1902, who married circa 1920 Frank BOVET, fire chief of Alhambra. Ruth died 7 July 1945 at age 43 in Los Angeles County. Frank, who was born 3 March 1898, died in California in October 1982 at age 84.
109 ii. George W. VANCE was born in July 1869 and died between 1910 and 1920 in California, likely Riverside County. He married 22 January1895 in Los Angeles County, California Susannah 'Susie' ALEXANDER who was born 26 November 1872 in California and died 19 November 1971 at age 98 in Los Angeles County. Her parents were born in Arkansas. The couple had two children. Wendell R. Vance was born 10 December 1895 and died 6 October 1985 in Los Angeles County at age 89. He married Edith WOOD 8 December 1917 in Los Angeles County and the couple had a son Wendell W. born 23 April 1919 and died 15 February 2008 at age 88, last address Fort Belvoir, Fairfax County, Virginia. Wendell and Edith divorced before 1930 and she married second James M. Hayes. Florence H. Vance, the daughter of George and Suie, was born in February 1899. In the 1900 federal census the family was enumerated in the city of Los Angeles where George was a flagman for the railroad. By 1910 they resided in Valley Center Township, San Diego County. Susie, a widow, was in Riverside Township, Riverside County, California in both the 1920 and 1930 censuses.
34. Ruth Ann3 VANCE (James2Vance, Robert1) was born circa 1824 in Guernsey County, Ohio. She died 3 September 1875 in Guernsey County and was buried in Birmingham Cemetery, Monroe Township, Guernsey County.
Ruth supposedly married Jesse E. REED 9 May 1850 in Guernsey County. However, in the 1850 federal census taken 27 April 1850 she was enumerated with him as Ruth Reed in the household of his mother’s second husband Lewis B.Kingsbury, a Justice of the Peace, and their family in Washington Township, Guernsey County. Jesse was born 22 April 1824 in Ohio, the son of James and Nancy (Reaves) Reed/Read. Following Ruth’s death, Jesse married 26 December 1877 Emily M. Swann who was born in February 1829 in Virginia. He died 10 May 1897 at age 73 and was buried in Birmingham Cemetery.
Known children of Ruth Ann3 VANCE and Jesse E. REED, all born in Guernsey County, Ohio, were as follows:
110 i. Isaac Newton4 REED, a journeyman wagon maker, was born 30 April 1851 and died 13 June 1933 at age 82 in Freeport, Harrison County, Ohio. He was buried 16 June 1933 in Greenmont Cemetery in Freeport. Newton, as he was commonly known, married first Ruth Ann BEVIN 24 September 1872 in Harrison County. She was born circa 1853 in that county, the daughter of Joseph and Maria Bevin, and died between 1880 and 1883 there. The couple had a son Franklin born circa 1873. Newton married second circa 1883 Jane A. BARRETT who was born in April 1861 in Harrison County and died in Freeport between 1904 and 1910. They had a daughter Clara M., born in September 1896 who married James Forest STEWART 4 August 1919; and a son Jesse B., born circa 1903. Newton's death certificate gives his name as I. Newton Read, but his surname was spelled Reed in federal censuses.
111 ii. Mary Jane REED was born 9 March 1853. She died 5 October 1915 at age 62 in Sacramento, Sacramento County, California, and was buried in Odd Fellows Lawn Cemetery in that city. Mary married 28 March 1871 in Guernsey County, Ohio James Carr MCGREW who was born 12 May 1846 in Guernsey County and died 9 March 1895 in that county at age 48. He was the son of Finley Walker and Sarah (Engle) McGrew. The couple had children Fidelia May, born and died 22 March 1872; Jesse Oliver, born 5 April 1873 and died 21 April 1873; Anna Belle, born 30 December 1874 and died 12 March 1925 at age 50 in Sacramento who married William Stewart LOVETT 7 June 1900; Frank Lawson, born 18 June 1878 and died 10 June 1951 in Sacramento County at age 72; Clara Iona, born 26 February 1880 and died at age 18 on 26 July 1898 in Guernsey County; Ura George, born 30 November 1886 and died 20 April 1942 in Sacramento County at age 55; and Fred Read, born 14 March 1892 and died 28 June 1963 in Yolo County, California at age 71.
112 iii. Clarissa REED was born circa 1857 and died 21 March 1880 in Guernsey County. She was buried in Birmingham Cemetery, Monroe Township, Guernsey County.
113 iv. John A. READ was born circa 1861. He used the surname spelling "Read" from 1900 onward. John married circa 1892 in California Katharine INGHAM who was born in September 1869 in that state. They had a daughter Jessie M., born in April 1893; a son John Charles, born in June 1897; and a son Justus Addison, ron 21 July 1901 and died 25 August 1962 at age 61 in Sacramento County, California.
114 v. Nancy Emaline REED was born circa 1863 and died 10 April 1877 in Guernsey County, Ohio. She was buried in Birmingham Cemetery, Monroe Township in that county.
115 vi. Lenora B. REED was born circa 1867.
35. Elizabeth3 VANCE (James2Vance, Robert1) was born circa 1828 in Guernsey County, Ohio and died between 1870 and 1878. She married James VANSICKLE 1 April 1851 in Guernsey County, Ohio.
James was born circa 1834 in Ohio, the son of Samuel Vansickle and Elizabeth Reaves, the sister of Nancy Reaves whose son Jesse married Ruth Ann Vance, Elizabeth’s sister (see #34 above). Samuel and Elizabeth died at a young age and their children – Augusta, Julian, William and James – were divided between Nancy Reaves Reed and her sister Winfred Reaves Smith. James, Elizabeth and family resided in New Birmingham, Guernsey County where James was a master wagon maker. After Elizabeth died, James married Susanna Danafen 7 April 1878.
Known children of Elizabeth3 VANCE and James VANSICKLE, all born in Guernsey County, Ohio, were as follows:
116 i. Mary4 VANSICKLE was born circa 1858.
117 ii. Harriet Ann VANSICKLE was born 21 April 1861 and died 27 August 1934 in Warren Township, Belmont County, Ohio at age 73. She was buried 29 August 1934 in Crestview Cemetery, Barnesville, Belmont County. On 23 February 1886 in Belmont County Harriet married John TOOHEY who was born 2 November 1843 in Ireland and died 16 November 1912 in Warren Township at age 69. He had been married previously. Harriet and John had children Katie, born in November 1887; James Michael, born 2 October 1888; George Henry, born 2 April 1890; Winnie, born in November 1892; Fred Augusta, born 29 March 1895; Harry Dennis, born 23 March 1897; Joseph, born in January 1900; and Walter born circa 1903.
118 iii. Winifred Jane VANSICKLE was born 3 February 1866 and died 8 October 1948 in Sacramento County, California at age 82. She married Edward KEAGY 18 November 1886 in Coshocton County, Ohio. He was born in August 1855 in Ohio and died between 1920 and 1930 in Sacramento County.
119 iv. Ida Bell VANSICKLE was born in October 1868 and died in 1933 in Alachua County, Florida at age 65. On 27 September 1888 in Guernsey County, Ohio she married Wilbert Alva LITTLE who was born in June 1867 in Ohio and died in 1951 at age 84 in Alachua County. The couple had children Clarence Olney, born 10 December 1890; William Cecil, born 20 August 1892; and Wilbur, born circa 1905.
36. James Henry3 VANCE (James2Vance, Robert1) was born 14 May 1831 in Guernsey County, Ohio. He died of Bright’s disesase 9 May 1904 in Springhills, Champaign County, Ohio at age 72, and was buried in Presbyterian Cemetery, Springhills.
James Henry served in the Civil War in the 192nd Regiment, Company I, Ohio Volunteer Infantry from 14 February 1865 until 1 September 1865. The war ended in April 1865 so he very likely did not see service in battle. In the regiment’s book James is described as 6’1” tall, with a dark complexion, gray eyes and dark hair. On 25 November 1889 James executed a Declaration for an Original Invalid Pension that stated that while a member of the infantry and in the line of duty at Winchester, Virginia, on or about 1 May 1865, “from exposure and cold and hard service he contracted catarrh of head. Also at the same time and place contracted piles. Now claims pension for said catarrh of head and disease of head and eyes, result of said catarrh of head. Also at Winchester, Virginia, about June 1865 from vaccination from impure virus he contracted blood poisoning and disease of left arm and loss of use of left thumb.” At various times in his life James worked as a shoemaker, a farmer and a day laborer.
He married Mary Jane SAPP 25 November 1852 in Bellefontaine, Logan County, Ohio. She was born 11 June 1832 in Mt. Vernon, Knox County, Ohio, and died 24 February 1905 at age 72 in Springhills, Champaign County. She was buried in the Presbyterian Cemetery. Mary’s parents were Absalom and Mary Apt (Krouskop) Sapp. Absalom, a millwright, died before 1850, and his wife Mary, who was born in 1805 in Delaware County, New York, died 19 September 1866 in Logan County , Ohio.
Known children of James Henry3 VANCE and Mary Jane SAPP were as follows:
120 i. Albert A.4 VANCE was born 24 February 1853 in Logan County , Ohio and died at birth.
121 ii. Mary E. VANCE was born 23 September 1855 in Logan County, Ohio and married Benjamin Franklin LOOKER 3 March 1881 in Champaign County, Ohio. Benjamin was the son of Gibson R. and Eleanor ‘Ellen’ Sarah (Blackford) Looker and was born in January 1845 in Palestine, Darke County, Ohio. He died at age 61 on 22 January 1906 in Middletown, Butler County, Ohio. Benjamin married first Sarah A. Wooley in Shelby County 29 January 1870. As B.F. Looker he also married Margaret Collins 10 November 1870 in Shelby County. Mary and Benjamin had children Blanche, born 16 September 1882 in Springhills, Champaign County who married Lewis M. HALL 3 April 1898 in Logan County, Ohio; Goldie, born 2 September 1886 in Tawawa, Shelby County; Harley E., born 29 January 1888 in Upland, Grant County, Indiana and died 24 November 1937 in Proviso Township, Cook County, Illinois at age 49 who married first 12 March 1918 in Newport, Campbell County, Kentucky Cora Alice LUTZ and second Lucinda Frances COLE 2 June 1925 in Butler County ; Pearl Alice, born 8 August 1892 in Blackford County, Indiana who married Guy Chester COWGILL 8 August 1907 in Butler County; and Albert James, born 9 October 1892 in Blackford County and died in July 1964 at age 71 who married Nora Belle KNOWLES 25 May 1918 in Kalamazoo County, Michigan. In 1900 the family resided in Bellefontaine, Logan County, Ohio, a few houses from Mary’s aunt Francinah Costin and her family and Mary’s uncle Zohar Sapp.
122 iii. Franconia Vance was born circa 1857 in Logan County, Ohio, and died before 1870.
+ 123 iv. John Clarence VANCE, born 25 December 1859 in Logan County , Ohio; married first Emaline JULIAN; married second Nettie F. FULLER.
124 v. Olive C. VANCE was born 22 March 1868 in Harrison Township, Champaign County, Ohio, and married Augustus W. SHELKETT 21 April 1883 in Champaign County. He was born 23 September 1842 in Virginia, based on his age at death in Springhills, Champaign County on 16 January 1894 of 51 years, 3 months and 22 days. Augustus served as a private in Company G., 95th Ohio Volunteer Infantry in the Civil War, enlisting 4 August 1862. He was absent without leave from 15 January 1863, and by 30 April 1863 was listed as a deserter. It is not known what action was taken against him as a result. In the 1870 federal census Augustus was enumerated in the household of Barnhart/Barnard Kepner and wife Matilda J. who was a widow of Reuben Barnes, killed in the Civil War. In the household were her seven children including 20-year-old daughter Justina Barnes. Augustus and Justina had a son Antrim Earl, born out of wedlock 22 August 1874. This child was in the 1880 census for Fall Creek, Hamilton County, Indiana living with ‘Barney’ and Jane Kepner, his grandmother. His name was enumerated as ‘Anthom Schocket.” At some point Antrim dropped his father’s surname and became Antrim Barnes, possibly in 1880 when his grandmother died and he returned to Coesse, Whitely County, Indiana to live with his mother who had married James Graves in 1877. Antrim lived most of his adult life in Montana. It would appear that Augustus returned to Champaign County around 1874-1876; certainly before the 1880 census for Harrison Township in that county where he was listed as single and working as a farmer. Augustus and Olive had two sons. Joseph Spencer Shelkett was born 2 June 1883 in Champaign County. He cannot be located in the 1900 and 1910 censuses, but by the time he registered for the draft in 1917 he was residing in Benewah County, Idaho. In the 1920 federal census he was enumerated in St. Marie Precinct, Shoshone County, Idaho, and in 1930 was still single and in Idaho, residing in Helmer Precinct, Latah County. Gilbert Clarence Shelkett was born 5 June 1888 in Champaign County. He, also, cannot be located in the 1900 and 1910 censuses, but 17 June 1914 he married Stella May ALLEN in Ellsworth County, Kansas. Stella was born 13 May 1891 in that county, the daughter of Charles W. and Dorothy Ann (Carney) Allen. The couple had children Clarence Allen, born 1 October 1915 in Ellsworth County and died in that county 10 July 1981 at age 65; Dorothy Virginia, born 3 June 1917 in Ellsworth County, who married Steve TRUHLAR, Jr. 14 September 1937 in that county and died there 10 March 1983 at age 65; and Robert, known as Bobby, born 14 November 1922 in Ellsworth County and died 9 August 1938 at age 15. Olive married second 7 June 1894 in Champaign County James H. STOUT who was born circa 1862 in Ohio, the son of Cornelius and Anna (Brennan) Stout. James and Olive cannot be located in the 1900 census or beyond.
125 vi. Cora Alice VANCE was born 17 September 1872 in Harrison Township, Champaign County, Ohio. She married Robert M. HUSTON 25 December 1888 in Champaign County. He was born 19 January 1853 in Logan County, Ohio, the son of Andrew Carothers and Sarah Jane (McFarland) Huston. In the 1900 federal census Robert was enumerated in the County Hospital Poor Farm in Arvilla Township, Grand Forks County, North Dakota, married 12 years; however, Cora was not with him. His nephew Joseph Shelkett in the World War I draft registration in 1917 named his uncle Robert Huston as his nearest relative . Joseph was in Benewah County, Idaho and Robert was in Lansford, Bottineau County, North Dakota.
42. Joshua W.3 VANCE (Isaac2, Robert1) was born circa 1839 in Pennsylvania and died in 1905 in Gallipolis Township, Gallia County, Ohio. He was buried in Middleport Hill Cemetery in Meigs County, Ohio. Circa 1861 in Meigs County he married Clara FIFE who was born 30 January 1842 in Middleport, Meigs County, the daughter of Abram and Emily (Mayes) Fife. She died 10 July 1934 at age 92 in Gallipolis Township.. According to the 1910 federal census for Gallipolis Township, the couple had 10 children, seven of whom were still living. Joshua was a ship carpenter in Gallia County.
Known children of Joshua W.3 VANCE and Clara FIFE included:
126 i. Francis M4 VANCE was born 4 July 1862 in Salisbury Township, Meigs County, Ohio, and died 12 May 1926 in Middleport, Meigs County at age 63. He married circa 1887 Louise DEWISE who was born 19 July 1867 in West Virginia and died 17 May 1935 in Middleport at age 67. Frank, as he was known, was a boat and house carpenter. In the 1900 federal census he was in Middleport with wife of 13 years Louisa, and daughter Stella, age 15, born in November 1884 in West Virginia (in the 1920 census her name given as Carrie), and son Edgar, age 2 months, born in February 1900 in Ohio. Neither Stella/Carrie nor Edgar were enumerated with the couple in the 1910 census.
127 ii. Flora VANCE was born circa 1864 in Salisbury Township, Meigs County, Ohio.
128 iii. Joseph VANCE was born 23 September 1866 in Salisbury Township, Meigs County, Ohio and died 6 December 1938 at age 72 in Gallipolis, Gallia County, Ohio. He was a ship carpenter and later a house painter. Circa 1891 he married Ella B. [--?--] who was born in May 1875 in West Virginia and died in 1931 at age 56 in Gallipolis. Joseph and Ella were buried in Pine Street Cemetery in that city. The couple had four children. Leola Neva Vance was born 16 April 1892 and died 27 June 1927 in Gallipolis at age 35. She was buried in Pine Street Cemetery. Leola married first [--?--] BAYS and they had a son Joseph W. born circa 1906 in Gallia County. She either divorced or her husband died and she married second Albert G. SWISHER, born circa 1885 in Kentucky. The couple and Leola’s son Joseph Bays were enumerated in Netro, Postalico District, Putnam County, West Virginia in the 1920 federal census. Joseph and Ella Vance also had children Clara L., born in March 1894 in West Virginia; William Lewis, born 14 March 1897 in Ohio; and Florence, born circa 1908 in West Virginia who married circa 1924 Hugh JORDAN, a printer, who was born circa 1898 in Ohio.
iv. Carrie VANCE was born circa 1869 in Salisbury Township, Meigs County, Ohio.
v. Erma M. VANCE was born 23 September 1871 in Salisbury Township, Meigs County, Ohio. She married first M. Allen REIFSNYDER, the son of General Washington and Emily Reifsnyder, who was born 24 April 1866 in Pennsylvania and died 25 November 1905 in Gallipolis, Gallia County, Ohio at age 38. He was a druggist and café owner. The couple had a daughter Olive, born circa 1904, who may have been adopted. Erma married second circa 1907 Francis ‘Frank’ BASHORE, an engineer. He was born in October 1876 in Ohio and also had been married previously and had daughters Nellie and Margaret. Erma and Frank adopted a son Frank, Jr., who was born circa 1919 in West Virginia, likely Kanawha County where the couple resided in the 1920 census. In 1930 the couple and their son resided in Gallipolis.
vi. Edwin Arthur VANCE was born 21 February 1874 in Salisbury Township, Meigs County, Ohio. He died in 1954 in Gallia County, Ohio at age 78 and was buried in Pine Street Cemetery in Gallipolis, Gallia County. Edwin, a ship corker, married Mary E. COX circa 1904. Mary was born in 1884 in West Virginia and died in Gallia County in 1929 at age 45. She was buried in Pine Street Cemetery. Edwin and Mary had children Earl, born circa 1908; Robert W., born 13 December 1909 and died 11 February 1983 at age 73; Inez, born circa 1913; Orville, born circa 1914; Alfred Edwin, born 15 March 1918 and died 13 February 1999 at age 80; Marjorie, born circa 1920; and Gladys.
v. William VANCE was born 8 November 1876 in Salisbury Township, Meigs County, Ohio
vi. Madge VANCE was born circa 1879 in Salisbury Township, Meigs County, Ohio.
vii. Nannie Viva VANCE was born 30 August 1881in Gallipolis Township, Gallia County, Ohio. She died 16 January 1964 at age 82 in Gallia County, and was buried in Pine Street Cemetery, Gallipolis, in that county. Nannie married William Leslie ROTHGEB 24 December 1899 in Gallia County. William, the son of John and Susan (Leslie) Rothgeb, was born in Addison Township, Gallia County 19 January 1876 and was a carpenter in a shipyard. He died 17 January 1929, a victim of a hit and run driver, and was buried in Pine Street Cemetery. The couple had children Leslie Leo, born and died 19 February 1901; William Vance, born 6 August 1902 and died of double pneumonia 18 April 1909 at age 6; Evelyn Blanche, born 23 January 1907 and died 13 February 1998 at age 91 who never married; and Irene, born circa 1910.
viii. Leola VANCE was born in January 1885 in Gallipolis Township, Gallia County, Ohio.
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