Descendants of Robert Vance
47. William Bennet4 VANCE (Robert3, John William2, Robert1) was born 14 April 1848 in Guernsey County, Ohio. He died 25 March 1929 in Guernsey County at age 80, and was buried in Old Washington Cemetery, Wills Township, in that county.
William married Martha Ann MEREDITH 10 March 1869 in Guernsey County. Martha Ann was born 6 November 1851 in Ohio, the daughter of William Wallace and Margaret (Hill) Meredith. She died 22 January 1928 at age 76, and was buried in Old Washington Cemetery.
Known children of William Bennet4 VANCE and Martha Ann MEREDITH, all born in Guernsey County, Ohio, were as follows:
129 i. Margaret Catharine5 VANCE was born 5 January 1870 and died 17 July 1926 at age 56, in Cambridge, Guernsey County, Ohio. She married Byron Clark HIXSON 2 January 1889 in Guernsey County. Byron, also known as Clark, was the son of Samuel and Malinda (Tedrick) Hixson. He was born 14 February 1857 in Madison Township, Guernsey County, and died 16 August 1944 at age 87 in Adams Township in that county. Their children were Byron Clark, Jr., born 10 January 1890; Ralph Samuel, born 12 September 1891 and died 10 June 1960 at age 68; Ward Vance, born 22 June 1893 and died 4 August 1983 at age 90 who married his first cousin Burlena E. MARLOW (see # 134 below); and Joseph Homer, born 4 May 1896 and died 16 February 1937 at age 40.
130 ii. Amanda J. VANCE was born circa 1872 and died before 1897 in Guernsey County, Ohio. On 11 March 1891 she married Thomas C. CASTERLINE, the son of Thomas and Ruth (Williams) Casterline, who was born 6 August 1860 in Guernsey County, and died 14 August 1945 in Oxford Township, Guernsey County at age 85. He was buried in Pisgah Cemetery in that county. The couple had children Harry Vance, born 10 May 1891 and died 14 September 1986 at age 95; Joseph, born 3 September 1893 and died 29 January 1984 at age 90; and George Albert ‘Bert’, born 12 November 1895 and died 10 November 1979 at age 83 in California. After Amanda’s death Thomas married second Rosa Vienna Todd 14 September 1898 in Belmont County, Ohio. She was born in September 1867 in Ohio. Thomas and Rosa had children Blanch, born in January 1900; Mary E., born circa 1902; Emma L., born 8 April 1904; Charles Raymond, born circa 1907; William Halton, born circa 1909; and Loren R., born 8 June 1911 and died in September 1981 at age 70.
131 iii. Jenny VANCE was born 5 January 1874 and died before 1880. Her existence has not been confirmed.
+ 132 iv. Robert Wallace VANCE, born 3 March 1875; married Margaret Jane LEES.
133 v. Alice Maud VANCE, called Maud, was born 16 May 1877 and died at age 77 on 14 December 1954 in Guernsey County, Ohio. She married David Seymour LONG 7 February 1895 in Guernsey County. David, the son of David and Elizabeth Long, was born 28 April 1869 in Oxford Township, Guernsey County, and died 23 February 1941 at age 71. Both Alice and David were buried in Cambridge Cemetery, Guernsey County. Their children, all born in Oxford Township, were George Cletis, born 31 July 1895 and died 15 September 1965 in Reno, Washoe County, Nevada at age 70 who married Estella Margaret PARRY; Delbert Bennett, born 23 January 1897 and died 7 December 1964 in Akron, Summit County, Ohio at age 67 who married Catharine May SMYERS; Florence Faye, called Faye, born 30 November 1898 and died 27 June 1895 in Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida at age 86 who married first Stanley S. WHEATON and second Lloyd Leroy MCCLOUD; John Paul, born 20 June 1904 and died 14 May 1905 in Guernsey County; and Martha Lucille, born 7 November 1908 and died 17 July 1974 in Reno, Washoe County, Nevada at age 65 who married William BAILEY, Raymond DARBY and Marvin M. KERLING.
134 vi. Elizabeth L. VANCE, known commonly as Lizzie was born 9 October 1878 and died at age 84 on 25 July 1963 in Guernsey County. She married Leroy MARLOW, the son of John and Mary (Ables) Marlow, 18 November 1896. Leroy was born 6 March 1872 in Guernsey County and died 18 September 1958 in that county at age 86. Their children, all born in Oxford Township, Guernsey County, were Burlena E., born 17 December 1897 and died 10 May 1983 at age 85 in Guernsey County who married her first cousin Ward Vance HIXSON (see #129 above); Robert V., born 7 January 1900 and died 17 January 1976 at age 76 in Guernsey County; and Eva Mae, born 29 January 1903 and died 6 January 1970 at age 66 in Guernsey County who never married.
135 vii. John Johnson VANCE was born 19 April 1882 and died 2 January 1960, age 77, in Tucson, Puma County, Arizona. He married Ora Elizabeth HAYS 24 December 1912 in Guernsey County. Ora, the daughter of Harry and Mary Jane (Boyd) Hays, was born 2 March 1890 in Middlebourne, Guernsey County, Ohio, and died 29 April 1964, at age 74, in Tucson. They had a son William B., born 17 February 1915 in Tuscarawas County, Ohio, and died 14 April 1969 in Guernsey County at age 54.
136 viii. Wade B. VANCE was born 15 April 1891 and died at age 14 on 4 February 1906 in Guernsey County, Ohio. He was buried in Antrim Presbyterian Cemetery, Guernsey County.
137 ix. George Aultman VANCE was born 5 June 1893 and died 17 December 1968 in Cambridge, Guernsey County, Ohio at age 75. He was buried in Northwood Cemetery. George married Anna D. SPENCE 18 February 1918 and had a daughter Martha. For many years in operated a grocery store in Guernsey County, and later worked at a pottery plant and in insurance.
x. Fannie W. VANCE was born 1 February 1881 and died 17 June 1881 in Guernsey County. She was buried in Antrim Presbyterian Cemetery, Guernsey County.
xi. Minnie or Millie L. VANCE was born 21 March 1884 and died 19 March 1888 at age 3 in Guernsey County. She was buried in Antrim Presbyterian Cemetery, Guernsey County.
xii. William G. VANCE was born 9 October 1887 and died 4 March 1890 at age 2 in Guernsey County. He was buried in Antrim Presbyterian Cemetery, Guernsey County.
48. Frances A.4 VANCE (Robert3, John William2, Robert1), called Fannie, was born 12 April 1850 in Guernsey County, Ohio, and died at age 83 in 1933 in Grandview, Jackson County, Missouri where she resided. She married Austin Craig WINTERMUTE 28 December 1876 in Guernsey County. He was born 11 May 1847 in New Jersey, the son of Hugh Shotwell and Mercy (Luce) Wintermute, and was married first to Charity A. Ayers 17 January 1869. Austin died in 1925 in Grandview, Jackson County, Missouri at age 78. In the 1900 federal census the family was enumerated in West Point Township, Bates County, Missouri where Austin was a dry goods merchant. In 1910 they were in Washington Township, Jackson County, Missouri.
Known children of Frances A.4 VANCE and Austin Craig WINTERMUTE, both born in Union Township, Montgomery County, Ohio, were as follows:
138 i. Henry Scott5 WINTERMUTE was born 11 March 1883, and died 19 July 1976 in Kansas City, Missouri at age 93. He married 20 January 1912 Lucia CRAIG in Hickman Mills, Missouri. She was born circa 1890 in Missouri, the daughter of Robert and Docie Craig. The couple had daughters Lucia Lee, Frances Mae and twins Nadine and Maxine.
139 ii. Jessie Mae WINTERMUTE was born 13 July 1884 and died 19 May 1863 in Coffeyville, Montgomery County, Kansas at age 78. She married Charles H. FORTNER in 1910 in Amsterdam, Bates County, Missouri. Charles was born in July 1872 in Howard County, Indiana, the son of Edgar L. and Nancy B. Fortner. He was a physician in Coffeyville. The couple had no children.
50. John A.4 KIMBALL (Elizabeth3Vance, John William2, Robert1) was born 6 November 1847 in Jefferson Township, Guernsey County, Ohio. He married Delilah A. MCNEELY 17 March 1868 in Guernsey County and they divorced in 1890. John died 13 December 1912 in Springfield, Clark County, Ohio at age 65, and was buried in Clear Fork Cemetery, Guernsey County.
Delilah was born 12 May 1847 in Monroe Township, Guernsey County, Ohio, the daughter of Robert and Nancy McNeely of Pennsylvania. She died at age 74 on 30 January 1922 in Cambridge, Guernsey County, and was buried in Northwood Cemetery in that county.
Known children of John A.4 KIMBALL and Delilah A. MCNEELY, both born in Monroe Township, Guernsey County, Ohio, were as follows:
+ 140 i. Robert Frank5 KIMBALL, born 16 December 1868; married Hattie Rebecca YEO; married Mary A. MILLER.
141 ii. Davis KIMBALL was born 29 June 1870 and died 2 December 1871 in Monroe Township, Guernsey County, Ohio at age 1. He was buried in Clear Fork Cemetery, Monroe Township.
52. Daniel Broom4 KIMBALL (Elizabeth3Vance, John William2, Robert1) was born 10 December 1859 in Guernsey County, Ohio, and died 3 April 1931 in Tuscarawas County, Ohio at age 71. He was buried in Clearfork Baptist Cemetery, Monroe Township, Guernsey County. Daniel married Mary Kathryn RICKEY 23 November 1882 in Guernsey County, Ohio. She was born 6 August 1866 in Guernsey County, the daughter of John and Susan V. Rickey, and died 12 March 1955 at age 88.
Known children of Daniel Broom4 KIMBALL and Mary Kathryn RICKEY, all born in Jefferson Township, Guernsey County, Ohio, were as follows:
142 i. Charles Edward 5 KIMBALL was born 17 January 1884 and married Rebecca G. GATES circa 1909 in Guernsey County, Ohio. The daughter of John R. and Rebecca J. Gates, she was born circa 1883 in Kentucky. Edward, as he was sometimes known, and Rebecca resided with her parents, who may have been her adopted parents, in the 1920 federal census for Cambridge, Guernsey County. In 1930 they were enumerated in the household of Rebecca’s widowed mother. Edward worked for the railroad as a brakeman and carpenter. By 1930 he was employed in a tin mill. The couple had no children.
143 ii. Mary Evelyn KIMBALL also called Eva, was born 2 February 1885, and died 24 November 1946 at age 61. She married 23 November 1910 Harry Willis SIMMERMAN, who was born 10 December 1886 in Tuscarawas County, Ohio, the son of Orsbern and Alvaretta C. Simmerman and brother to Miller Simmerman who married Eva’s sister Ella (see #144 below). He died 10 May 1966 at age 79. The couple had children Hazel M., born circa 1912; Floyd K., born 26 November 1913 and died 23 May 1988 at age 74; Fannie F., born circa 1916; and Charles, born 23 October 1918 and died 14 August 1990 at age 71.
144 iii. Margaret KIMBALL was born 8 June 1887, and died 26 June 1911 in Washington Township, Guernsey County, Ohio at age 24. She was buried in Clearfork Baptist Cemetery, Monroe Township, Guernsey County.
145 iv. Ella Mae KIMBALL was born 23 January 1890 and died 21 July 1970 in New Philadelphia, Tuscarawas County, Ohio at age 80. She married circa 1912 Miller K. SIMMERMAN who was born 22 May 1885 in Tuscarawas County, the son of Orsbern and Alvaretta C. Simmerman and brother to Harry Simmerman who married Ella’s sister Mary Evelyn (see #143 above). He died in December 1963 at age 78. The couple had children George H., born 13 August 1912 and died 14 November 1991 at age 79; Mary L., born circa 1914; Rosa, born circa 1917 and died before 1930; Alice C., born circa 1918; Elinor S., born circa 1923; and Clyde M., born 4 October 1926 and died 4 March 2006 in Guernsey County at age 79.
53. Hiram J.4 VANCE (John3, John William2, Robert1) was born 26 September 1843 in Washington Township, Guernsey County, Ohio, and died 21 February 1910 in Tuscarawas County, Ohio at age 66. He was buried in Union Cemetery, Ulrichsville, Tuscarawas County.
Hiram married Anna Eliza DECKER 20 August 1863 in Guernsey County. Anna was born 20 October 1840 in Ohio, the daughter of Lewis and Sarah B. (Moore) Decker. She died 12 February 1915 in Tuscarawas County at age 74, and was buried in Union Cemetery.
Known children of Hiram J.4 VANCE and Anna Eliza DECKER, all born in Ohio, were as follows:
+ 146 i. Charles5 VANCE, born in July 1869; married Margaret E. OWENS.
147 ii. Sarah Jane VANCE was born 9 December 1871 in Perry Township, Tuscarawas County, Ohio and died before 1880 in that county.
148 iii. Nora B. VANCE was born in 1875 in Perry Township, Tuscarawas County, Ohio.
149 iv. Harry Lewis VANCE was born 4 May 1880 in Perry Township, Tuscarawas County, Ohio. He died 10 December 1949 at age 69 in Tuscarawas County, and was buried in Dover Burial Park, Dover, in that county. Harry married Emma G. GINTZ in 1910. She was the daughter of Casimere Gintz, a stone mason who came to the United States from Germany in 1855. Her mother Elisabeth was from Bavaria and died before 1900. Emma was born in Ohio in July 1883 and died 2 April 1951 at age 67. She was buried in Dover Burial Park. Harry and Emma had daughters Alice Ruth, born circa 1913; and Eunice, born circa 1914, both in Tuscarawas County. Harry was enumerated as a traveling salesman for an oil and gas company in the 1910 federal census, a salesman for a bread company in the 1920 census, and a baker in the 1930 census.
67. William Sherman4 VANCE (Joseph3, John William2, Robert1) was born 16 November 1866 in Guernsey County, Ohio. He died 27 September 1938 in Guernsey County at age 71, and was buried in Center Baptist Cemetery, Cambridge Township, Guernsey County. William settled in the log cabin built by his father Joseph and traveled around the county for many years making sorghum molasses for various farmers in the area.
On 8 October 1901 in Noble County, Ohio William married Zura Belle PETTIT who was born 7 March 1880 in Noble County, Ohio, the daughter of a tobacco farmer, Matthew and Mahala (Dollison) Pettit. Zura died at age 76 on 18 June 1956 in Cambridge, Guernsey County, Ohio, and was buried in Center Baptist Cemetery.
Known children of William Sherman4 VANCE and Zura Belle PETTIT, all born in Cambridge Township, Guernsey County, Ohio, were as follows:
150 i. Bernice Louella5 VANCE was born 2 January 1902 and died 28 April 1978 at age 76 in Canton, Stark County, Ohio. On 26 August 1922 she married Charles Brown CLARY who was born 4 May 1899 in Belmont County, Ohio, and died 27 January 1981 at age 82 in Canton. He was the son of Andrew and Hila (Hunt) Clary. The couple had sons Jackson and Raymond.
151 ii. Oscar W. VANCE was born 2 May 1903 and died 16 January 1991 in Akron, Summit County, Ohio at age 87. He was a public school teacher in the 1930 federal census in Cuyahoga Falls, Summit County. Oscar was said to have married several times.
152 iii. Helen Estella VANCE was born 29 June 1904 and died 26 February 1989 in Cambridge, Guernsey County, Ohio, at age 85. She was buried in Union Cemetery, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. Helen married Winfield BUSH who was born 4 August 1898 and died at age 75 in March 1973 in Columbus.
153 iv. Mildred E. VANCE was born 28 June 1906 and married Frank S. CLAYTON circa 1928. He was born in 1900 in Minnesota. In the 1930 federal census the couple was enumerated in Jersey Township, Licking County, Ohio where Frank was an automobile repairman.
154 v. William Harrison VANCE was born 16 January 1908 and died 23 July 1936 in Guernsey County, Ohio, at age 28. In the 1930 federal census he was a baker, single, lodging in the home of George H. Carlisle in Cambridge, Guernsey County. He married Roberta HAMMOND, who was likely the daughter of John H. and Ellen J. Hammond, born circa 1917 in Guernsey County and living in Cambridge with her parents in 1930.
155 vi. Ralph Cliften VANCE was born 26 January 1911 and died 8 July 2003 at age 92 in Cambridge, Guernsey County, Ohio He was buried in Guernsey Memory Gardens. Ralph married first Enid E. JOHNSON and after she died he married Viola Josephine Whitsell HAFER 12 June 1964. She was born 12 December 1912 in Madison Township, Guernsey County, Ohio, and was the widow of Robert Hafer. Viola died 16 November 1996 at age 84 in Guernsey County.
156 vii. Robert Pettit VANCE was born 31 July 1913 and died 21 June 1984 in Guernsey County, Ohio at age 70. He married Eileen Maxine CRANSTON, the daughter of Carl M. and Margaret (Jordan) Cranston, on 3 August 1940 and had a son Robert Pettit, Jr. Eileen, born 5 April 1919 in Canton, Ohio, remarried after Robert died. Robert served with the U.S. Navy from April 1945 until December 1946, and operated the Vance Sporting Goods Store at 116 East 8th St. in Cambridge until his retirement in 1975.
157 viii. Myrtle M. VANCE was born 23 May 1915 and married Charles William TANDY in 1941. Myrtle died at an early age in a car accident and was buried in Old City Cemetery, Cambridge, Guernsey County, Ohio. Charles, who remarried, was the son of Joseph William and Emelia Pauline (Kreikenbaum) Tandy. He was born 8 March 1910 and died July 1972 at age 62.
68. Alva A.4 VANCE (Joseph3, John William2, Robert1) was born in May 1869 in Guernsey County, Ohio, and died in 1948 at age 79. He was buried in Northwood Cemetery, Guernsey County. Alva, a coal miner, married first Desdemona ‘Dessie’ M. POTTS 16 November 1898 in Guernsey County. She was born in April 1877 in Richland Township, Guernsey County, the daughter of John D. and Margaret (Braden) Potts. Dessie died at age 35 in 1911 in Cambridge, and was buried in Northwood Cemetery. Alva married second Laura Florence BELL 24 December 1913 in Guernsey County. She was born 21 July 1876 in Ohio, the daughter of James R. and Mary (Campbell) Bell, and died 3 August 1966 in Cambridge, Guernsey County at age 90.
Known children of Alva Alston4 VANCE and Dessie M. POTTS were:
158 i. John Randall5 VANCE was born 3 August 1900 in Cambridge, Guernsey County, Ohio, and died in May 1862 at age 62.
There were no children of Alva Alston4 VANCE and Laura Florence BELL.
69. James Elmer4 VANCE (Joseph3, John William2, Robert1) was born 29 January 1871 in Cambridge Township, Guernsey County, Ohio, and died 24 October 1941 in Guernsey County at age 70. He was buried in Center Baptist Cemetery, Cambridge Township in that county.
James married Mary Eliza ROLLER 25 December 1893 in Guernsey County. Mary Eliza, James’ wife, was born 7 April 1873 in Cambridge Township, Guernsey County, Ohio, the daughter of Samuel A. and Catharine Ann (Collins) Roller. She died 22 January 1944 and was buried in Center Baptist Cemetery in Guernsey County.
Known children of James Elmer4 VANCE and Mary Eliza ROLLER, all born in Byesville, Guernsey County, Ohio, were as follows:
159 i. Ross Edgar5 VANCE was born 4 October 1894. A World War I veteran, he died 16 August 1954 in Arcadia, Los Angeles County, California at age 59. Ross married Margaret G. BAYLY 16 July 1921, and they later divorced. She was born 6 September 1901 in Maryland, the daughter of Peter and Jane Williamson (Price) Bayly. Margaret died 11 March 1951 at age 49. The couple had children Eileen B., Martha E. and Billy N.
+ 160 ii. Hazel Catherine VANCE, born 4 August 1899 in Byesville, Jackson Township, Guernsey County, Ohio; married Arthur Halton KIMBALL.
+ 161 iii. Mary Beulah VANCE, born 28 October 1902 in Guernsey County, Ohio; married Cecil Grange MILLER.
71. Robert Franklin4 VANCE (Joseph3, John William2, Robert1) was born 6 May 1875 in Guernsey County, Ohio. Frank, as he was known, died 23 July 1952 in Guernsey County at age 77, and was buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Byesville, Jackson Township, Guernsey County. He was a meat cutter and by 1930 a retail grocer in Cambridge.
Frank married Clara Leota NICHOLSON 8 October 1900 in Guernsey County. Clara was born 23 January 1880 in Ohio, the daughter of Benjamin and Nancy (Groves) Nicholson. She died 19 August 1920 in Guernsey County at age 40, and was buried in Greenwood Cemetery.
Known children of Robert Franklin4 VANCE and Clara Leota NICHOLSON, all born in Guernsey County, Ohio, were as follows:
162 i. Thelma5 VANCE was born circa 1903.
163 ii. Harold VANCE was born 21 May 1904 and died in June 1967 at age 63. His last known residence was Guernsey County, Ohio.
164 iii. Wilmer VANCE was born circa 1908 and married Zelda YONTZ. They had a son Junis Dee, born and died 21 April 1948 in Guernsey County of hycrocephalus.
165 iv. Rema VANCE was born circa 1910.
166 v. John VANCE was born in 1919.
80. William O.4 VANCE (Robert3, Robert2, Robert1) was born 26 September 1847 in Guernsey County, Ohio, and died in March 1904 at age 56 in that county. He married Mary Jane BEAM 13 May 1869 in Guernsey County.
Mary Jane, who was known as Jennie, was born 8 September 1850, the daughter of Richland and Sarah Beam of Antrim, Madison Township, Guernsey County, Ohio. She died at age 60 on 29 December 1910 in Cambridge and was buried in Northwood Cemetery.
Known children of William O.4 VANCE and Mary Jane BEAM, both born in Guernsey County, Ohio, were as follows:
167 i. Leonidas R.5 VANCE was born 28 January 1870 and died 12 May 1918 in Cambridge, Guernsey County at age 48. He was buried in Northwood Cemetery, Guernsey County. Leonidas was a traveling salesman. According to his obituary in the Cambridge Daily Jeffersonian, he became connected with the sheet mill at Warren five years before his death, and was survived by his wife; Mrs. Charles Booth (his daughter Genette); Miss Marguerite, member of the graduating class of Cambridge High School of 1918; Katherine, age 9; Leonard R., age 6; and Mrs. Fred H. Loper of Columbus (who was his sister Bertha G.). Leonard married Estella E. [--?--] who was born circa 1874 in Ohio. Son Leonard was born 10 October 1911 and died 15 February 1990 at age 78.
168 ii. Bertha G. VANCE was born 15 March 1878 and married Fred H. LOPER circa 1896 in Guernsey County, Ohio. Fred, the son of Cyrus H. and Ettie Loper, was born in September 1878 in Guernsey County. The couple had a son Fred W., born 20 November 1897 in Guernsey County. Fred, Sr. was a barber in Zanesville, Muskingum County, Ohio in the 1910 federal census and by 1920 practiced his trade in Columbus Franklin County, Ohio. Son Fred died 10 August 1961 at age 63 in Waco, McLennan County, Texas at age 63, and was buried in Sunset Memorial Park, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas. He resided in Ft. Worth, Tarrant County, Texas where he was a mechanic.
81. Jesse Thomas4 VANCE (Robert3, Robert2, Robert1) was born 19 February 1849 in Guernsey County, Ohio, a twin of brother Robert. He married Susan DOUGHERTY 13 September 1873 in Guernsey County. Jesse died 28 Mar 1924 in Guernsey County, at age 75, and was buried in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Washington Township, in that county.
Susan, Jesse’ wife, was born 13 December 1849, and was the daughter of James and Susan (Niles) Dougherty. Her brothers were David of Cambridge and John of New Philadelphia, and sisters Margaret Hastings and Eliza Bair, both of Freeport, Harrison County, Ohio. She died of dropsy 27 October 1914, at age 65, and was buried in Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Guernsey County.
Known children of Jesse Thomas4 VANCE and Susan DOUGHERTY, born in Guernsey County, Ohio, were as follows:
+ 169 i. Oliver Ulysses5 VANCE, born 21 November 1877, Harrison County, Ohio; married Julia Mae TAYLOR.
+ 170 ii. Clarence Edson VANCE, born 18 October 1889, Guernsey County, Ohio; married Minnie Florence INGLISH.
iii. James Robert VANCE was born 8 August 1874 in Guernsey County, Ohio, and died 2 August 1948 at age 73. He married Estella M. [--?--] who was born in December 1875 in Ohio, and they had a son Charles, born circa 1915. They also had an infant daughter who died in 1902 and was buried in Antrim Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Madison Township, Guernsey County. James was a farmer and later a blacksmith in a coal mine in Goshen Township, Tuscarawas County, Ohio. He was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, New Philadelphia, Tuscarawas County.
82. Robert4 VANCE (Robert3, Robert2, Robert1) was born in February 1849 in Guernsey County, Ohio, a twin of brother Jesse. At the time of Jesse’s death in 1924 he was living in New Philadelphia, Tuscarawas County, Ohio. He married Mary Ann CUNNINGHAM 19 February 1873 in Guernsey County, Ohio. Mary was born in May 1847 in Ohio.
Robert and family appeared on the federal census for 1880 in Madison Township, Guernsey County, and on the federal census for 1900 in New Philadelphia, Tuscarawas County, Ohio. He was a carpenter.
Known children of Robert4 VANCE and Mary Ann CUNNINGHAM, all born in Guernsey County, Ohio, were as follows:
171 i. George M.5 VANCE was born 8 February 1875 and married Clara SCHLARB circa 1900 in Tuscarawas County, Ohio. Clara, the daughter of Philip and Mary Schlarb, was born in March 1878 in that county. The couple had children Earl R., born 17 May 1902 and died 27 April 1994 at age 91; Viola M., born circa 1907; Mildred M., born in 1910; Ralph G., born 24 February 1912 and died 6 February 2006 at age 93; and Robert P., born 16 January 1914 and died 6 June 1995 at age 81. In 1910 the family was enumerated in Canton, Stark County where George was a motorman for the city street rail system.
172 ii. Flora M. VANCE was born 13 August 1878.
173 iii. James Franklin VANCE was born in July 1880 and married Flora D. [--?--] circa 1901 in Tuscarawas County, Ohio. She was born circa 1880 in Ohio. The couple had children Walter G., born 27 January 1903 and died in June 1986 at age 83; Martha A., born circa 1909; Donald, born circa 1911; and John, born circa 1914. The family was enumerated in New Philadelphia, Tuscarawas County in the 1910 federal census and James worked in a rolling mill. By 1920 they were residing in Warren, Trumbull County, Ohio and James worked in a steel mill.
174 iv. Hattie VANCE was born 6 May 1883.
175 v. Thomas B. VANCE was born 20 October 1885.
98. Clarissa Catherine4 BENSON (Lucretia3Vance, Robert2, Robert1), known as Clara, was born 13 March 1867 in Uniontown, Belmont County, Ohio, and died 13 March 1930 in Imperial, Chase County, Nebraska at age 63. Clara married Robert Warren HENDERSON 4 September 1884 in Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska. He was born 8 June 1856 in Edgington, Rock Island County, Illinois, the son of James Lanty and Margaret (Mahaffey) Henderson. Robert died 31 January 1922 in Imperial, Nebraska at age 65.
Known children of Clarissa Catherine4 BENSON and Robert Warren HENDERSON were as follows:
176 i. Effie Mabel5 HENDERSON was born 23 November 1885 in Nebraska and married James M. ENDSLEY. She died 21 September 1924 at age 38 in Dundy County, Nebraska, and was buried in Hiawatha Cemetery in that county. James was born in 1882 in Iowa.
177 ii. Bert Lee HENDERSON was born 27 March 1888 in Imperial, Chase County, Nebraska and died 6 December 1979 at age 91 in Yuma, Yuma County, Colorado. Bert married Emma NELSON who was born 1 October 1889 and died in Yuma in April 1982 at age 92.
178 iii. James David HENDERSON was born 1 July 1890 in Nebraska and died at age 80 in November 1970 in Denver, Denver County, Colorado. He married Josephine ESSIG who was born 12 June 1896 and died in November 1982 in Denver at age 86.
179 iv. Ida May HENDERSON was born 11 April 1892 in Dundy County, Nebraska. On 12 August 1916 she married Edgar Ralph MARBLE who was born 28 February 1893 in Colorado. Ida died 26 December 1967 at age 75 in San Bernardino County, California and Edgar died in that county 7 February 1978 at age 84.
180 v. Joseph George HENDERSON was born 22 April 1894 in Dundy County, Nebraska and died in August 1967 at age 73. His last known residence was Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona.
181 vi. Lucretia Bell HENDERSON was born 3 June 1896 in Dundy County, Nebraska and died 6 July 1983 at age 87. Her last known residence was Olympia, Thurston County, Washington. Lucretia married George F. PERCY who was born in 1891 in Missouri.
182 vii. Margaret Eleanor HENDERSON was born 9 June 1900 in Dundy County, Nebraska and died in 1961 at age 6a in California. Her last known residence was Fontana, San Bernardino County. Margaret married Justin T. BREWER circa 1919. He was born circa 1893 in Iowa.
183 viii. Ella Gertrude HENDERSON was born 30 June 1903 in Dundy County, Nebraska and married Henry Lester PICKETT who was born 9 July 1900 and died in July 1969. Ella died 21 December 1988 at age 85 in San Bernardino County, California.
106. Caroline4 BENSON (Lucretia3Vance, Robert2, Robert1) was born 31 October 1877 in Palmyra, Otoe County, Nebraska, and died 29 June 1960 at age 82 in Sutherland, Lincoln County, Nebraska. She was buried in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Imperial, Chase County, Nebraska. Caroline married Oscar White TERWILLIGER 28 September 1898 in Champion, Chase County. The son of George and Clarissa Terwilliger, he was born 16 February 1876 in Ringgold, Fremont County, Iowa, and died in October 1969 at age 93. His last know residence was Ogallala, Keith County, Nebraska. He was buried in Mt. Hope Cemetery.
Known children of Caroline4 BENSON and Oscar White TERWILLIGER were as follows:
184 i. Nile B.5 TERWILLIGER was born 21 September 1899 in Payne County, Oklahoma and died at age 70 in October 1869 in Montana. His last known residence was Phillips County. Circa 1921 he married Esther [--?--] who was born 27 December 1897 and died in February 1985 in Montana at age 87.
185 ii. Adeline Clarissa TERWILLIGER was born 10 March 1903 in Oklahoma and died in December 1995 at age 92. Her last known residence was Ogallala, Keith County, Nebraska. Addie, as she was called, married William Jennings STOUTIMORE who was born 12 April 1897 and died in January 1976 at age 78.
186 iii. Oscar Warren TERWILLIGER was born 2 September 1905 in Oklahoma and died 3 May 1997 at age 91 in Nebraska. His last known address was Imperial, Chase County in that state.
187 iv. Velma L. TERWILLIGER was born circa 1908 in Oklahoma and died in 1958. She married [--?--] PERRY.
188 v. Stella TERWILLIGER was born circa 1912 in Oklahoma. She married [--?--] WHITELY and resided in Fort Collins, Larimer County, Colorado in 1969 at the time of her father’s death.
189 vi. Ella TERWILLIGER was born circa 1915 in Oklahoma. According to her father’s 1969 obituary, she married [--?--] GREVIER and resided in San Diego, California.
190 vii. Charlie W. TERWILLIGER was born 19 April 1917 in Oklahoma and died 2 January 1995 in Nebraska at age 77. His last known residence was Morrill, Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska.
191 viii. David TERWILLIGER was born 30 January 1910 in Perkins County, Nebraska and died 11 June 2006 at age 86 in San Diego County, California.
123. John Clarence4 VANCE (James3, James2Vance, Robert1) was born 25 December 1859 in Logan County , Ohio. He died at age 83 on 3 July 1943 at the home of his son Curtis Vance in Butler Township, Montgomery County, Ohio. The cause of death was arterioscleratic heart disease with cardiac failure. He was buried 5 July 1943 in Forest Hill Cemetery, Piqua, Miami County, Ohio, next to his two wives Emaline and Nettie. Nettie has a simple marker, but there are no markers on the graves of John and Emaline.
John first married Emaline JULIAN 30 November 1880 in Springhills, Champaign County, Ohio. John was 21 years of age and Emaline 19. Emaline was divorced earlier in the day from her husband Samuel S. Chapman whom she married 2 November 1876 in Champaign County. The court found that Samuel “had been found guilty of willful absence from the plaintiff for more than three years prior to the filing of the petition” and the divorce was granted. Samuel was ordered to pay Emaline $400 and court costs, and Emaline’s maiden name was restored. The 2 December 1880 edition of the Urbana Daily Citizen and Gazette newspaper contained an interesting item regarding the divorce and marriage. “Tuesday, Emaline Julian was granted a divorce from her husband. About the same time John C. Vance obtained a license to marry the same Emaline. Emaline was evidently shrewd – giving up one man only when she was sure of another.” No mention was made of Emaline’s abandonment by her first husband!
Emaline Julian was born in January 1861 in Ohio. She supposedly had a twin sister Caroline who married John J. Flowers 8 November 1876 in Champaign County, and was found in the 1880 federal census in Perry Township, Shelby County, Ohio with her husband and their one-year-old son Albert L. John Flowers apparently died between 1885 and 1900 and Carolyn, or Carrie as she was also known, married Luther Clouse in 1900. In the census for that year she was enumerated with Luther, born February 1851, a paper hanger, in Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, with son Albert L. Flowers, born July 1878, and son Samuel G. Flowers, born May 1885. Carrie is shown to have had six children, with just two still living.
On 7 January 1887 John's and Emaline’s house together with their household goods were destroyed by fire. The loss was placed at $500, and the family had no insurance. According to the 11 January 1887 edition of the Urbana Daily Citizen, "Mr. Vance is a poor man and not able to sustain the loss. His neighbors placed a paper in circulation to raise money and assist him. At last accounts there were one hundred dollars subscribed."
Emaline died at age 32 on 9 October 1893 in Miami County, Ohio. The cause of death is not known. She was buried 11 October in Forest Hill Cemetery, Piqua, Miami County, Ohio. After her death, on 12 June 1894, her daughters Mellie Grace, Bessie Florence, Learna Ellen, and Mary Elizabeth Caroline were placed in the Miami County Children’s Home.
John Clarence Vance married second Nettie F. FULLER 30 June 1895 in Miami County, Ohio. John was 35 years of age and Nettie 21. Nettie was born May 1874 in Shelby County, Ohio. Her father John Henry Fuller, a farm laborer and drayman, was born 22 November 1846 in Houston, Shelby County, Ohio, the son of John and Sarah (Williams) Fuller. He died 16 May 1920 in Springfield, Clark County, Ohio age 73. Nettie’s mother Margaret Elizabeth Weddle was born 28 March 1849 in Frederick County, Maryland, and died 1 April 1920 in Springfield, Clark County age 71. Margaret and her parents, James and Mahala (Gilbert) Weddle, and siblings came to Ohio around 1858, eventually settling in Shelby County. John Henry and Margaret married 2 October 1873 in Miami County, Ohio and had five children in addition to Nettie: William A. (1878-1917), Hudson (1880-1902), Charles (1884 - ), Mary Ann (1888-1903) and Emma M.(1890- ).
John and Nettie were in West Virginia at least by March 1898 and until at least February 1900 when daughter Elsie Jane was born there. The family story is that he worked in a mattress factory. However, by June of 1900 they had returned to Piqua and were living on Covington Avenue when the census was enumerated. John was listed as an engineer.
Nettie died in August 1906 in Piqua, Miami County, Ohio – like Emaline at age 32 -- and was buried 14 August 1906 in Forest Hill Cemetery in that city. Her cause of death is not known.
John Clarence was not found in the 1910 federal census for Ohio, but his minor children were dispersed around Miami County. Curtis, age 14, was living with his half-sister Bessie Cook and family in Union Township; Elsie Jane, age 10, was in Piqua with her grandparents Henry and Maggie Fuller, and Edna, age 9, and James Henry, age 11, were enumerated with the John Lehman family. John Clarence Vance also was not found in the 1920 federal census.
John moved in with his son Curtis Vance and his family on their rented farm on Furnas Road, near Frederick, in Butler Township, Montgomery County, Ohio, some time before the 1930 census and remained there until his death in 1943.
Known children of John Clarence4 VANCE and Emaline JULIAN, all born in Springhills, Champaign County, Ohio, were as follows:
+ 192 i. Estella Mae5 VANCE, born 17 June 1881; married Estie Clyde PEARSON.
193 ii. Mellie Grace VANCE was born 1 August 1882 in Springhills, Champaign County, Ohio. After her mother died in October 1893 she was placed along with her sisters Learna, Bessie and Mary in the Miami County Children’s Home 12 June 1894. Mellie was released 14 March 1898 at age 15 and transferred to her father in West Virginia where he lived for a short time with his second wife Nettie. By 1900 Mellie was back in Ohio, a servant in the household of David Wilkins in Harrison Township, Champaign County. Mellie married first William H. PEARSON 27 September 1901 in Miami County. He was born 12 September 1869 in Miami County, the son of Eli and Eliza O. (Macy) Pearson. The couple divorced and 1 August 1903 in Montgomery County, Ohio Mellie married second Grant H. CRAIG. He was born 22 September 1873 in Rising Sun, Ohio County, Indiana, the son of William and Rebecca (Sloan) Craig and brother of Frank Sloan Craign who married Mellie's sister Learna Ellen (see #195 below). The couple was enumerated in the 1910 federal census in Troy, Miami County, Ohio living on Race Street. Grant was a laborer in a cemetery and Mellie was shown to have had one child, now deceased. In the 1911-1912 Piqua and Troy Directory, Grant and Mellie were listed at 22 North Mulberry Street in Troy. The couple likely divorced before 1920 and it was from East Cleveland, Cuyahog County, Ohio on 11 August 1921 that Mellie wrote to her father a postcard picturing her son Norman on a kiddie car. In the card she said that she was going to Ellen’s [sister Learna Ellen who lived in Perrysburg, Wood County, Ohio] on 20 August and then to Detroit, Michigan for at least a year. Mellie’s name was frequently incorrectly written as ‘Nellie’ and thus she may be the Nellie Craig, age 38, widow and unemployed saleswoman, lodging in the home of William J. Miller in East Cleveland in the 1920 federal census. (Her son, however, was not enumerated with her, so this as easily may not be her.) In November 1923 Mellie, as Nellie, appeared in her half-sister Edna’s obituary with her residence given as Deshler, Henry County, Ohio. She cannot be located in the 1930 federal census but appeared on the 1940 census in Maumee, Lucas County, Ohio. In July 1943at the time of her father's death she was a resident of Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio and by 1949 resided on Bushnell Avenue in Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio. Mellie died 19 February 1950 in St. Elizabeth Hospital in Dayton at age 67 of pulmonary thrombosis resulting from a hernia operation and partial bowel obstruction. Her death certificate, in which her name appeared as Mellie Grace Craig, stated that she was a widow and the informant was Norman Curtis, relationship unknown. Mellie was buried 22 February 1950 in Forest Hill Cemetery, Piqua, Miami County, Ohio.
+ 194 iii. Bessie Florence VANCE, born 3 November 1883; married Christian Adam COOK.
195 iv. Learna Ellen VANCE was born 23 December 1888 in Springhills, Champaign County, Ohio and died of a cerebral hemorrhage 10 November 1949 in Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio at age 60. She was buried 14 November 1949 in Toledo Memorial Park Cemetery.and Mausoleum in Sylvania, Lucas County. After the death of her mother in October 1893 Ellen was placed along with her sisters Mellie, Bessie and Mary in the Miami County Children’s Home 12 June 1894. She was released 18 March 1897 at age 8. In the 1900 federal census Learna and sister Mary were enumerated in the home of Joseph Franklin Hill Darnell in Clinton Township, Shelby County, Ohio. Circa 1907 Ellen, as she was commonly called, married Frank Sloan CRAIG, the son of William and Rebecca (Sloan) Craig and brother of Grant Craig who married Ellen's sister Mellie Grace (see #193 above). Frank was born 6 February 1880 in Switzerland County, Indiana. Ellen and Frank, a farm laborer, were enumerated in Concord Township, Miami County, Ohio in the 1910 federal census, and by 1920 were living on First Street in Perrysburg, Wood County, Ohio. They moved to Toledo in 1923. Their children were Adeline M., born circa 1909 who was still unmarried in 1949; William F., born 31 May 1911 and died 30 September 1987 in Toledo at age 76; Della G., born 25 May 1915 and died 14 September 1986 in Amherst Township, Lorain County, Ohio at age 71, who married first Francis D. HENKE and second Albert MORI; Irene B., born 14 July 1919 and died 13 February 2008 in Florida at age 88, who married Earl LeRoy CUNNINGHAM; Donald; and Robert. Frank supposedly died in Toledo 6 January 1966 at age 85. He and Ellen may have been separated or divorced although her marital status on her death certificate was given as married.
196 v. Mary Elizabeth Caroline VANCE was born 31 July 1891 in Piqua, Miami County, Ohio. After her mother died in October 1893 she was placed along with her sisters Mellie, Learna and Bessie in the Miami County Children’s Home 12 June 1894. Mary was released 6 February 1896 at age four to Joseph Franklin Hill Darnell and his wife Savilla. In the 1900 federal census she and her sister Learna Ellen were incorrectly enumerated at daughters of the couple in Clinton Township, Shelby County, Ohio. Mary was enumerated in the 1910 federal census as a servant in the Darnell household in Bartlow Township, Henry County, Ohio. With Mary was her son William G. Vance, the surname indicating that he was born out of wedlock 8 February 1909 in Henry County. Next door to the Darnells was Orastus Fredrick and his wife Mary, the grandparents of Mary’s future husband Orastus J. FREDRICK whom she married 29 June 1910. Orastus was born 15 November 1891 in Deshler, Henry County and was the son of James L. and Ida A. (Brown) Fredrick. The couple had children Florence Irine Rozella born 25 April 1911 and died 13 June 1911 in Henry County; Ledora May, born 28 May 1912 and died 21 February 1985 at age 72 in Perrysburg, Wood County, Ohio, who married Frederick A. THOMPSON 4 June 1928 in Bowling Green, Wood County and had children Ethel J., Frederick A., Jr., James, Thelma and Carol; Beatrice Marie, born 26 December 1914 and died of measles 27 April 1915 in Henry County; Clarence Virgil, born 13 June 1916 and died 17 February 2001 at age 84 in Toledo; and Pauline June, born 20 June 1918 and died 15 March 1985 at age 66 in Sylvania, Lucas County, Ohio, who married Carl Marvin WILSON and had sons Michael, Marvin and Byron. Mary and Orastus divorced between 1921 and 1925, probably in Wood County, Ohio, and she married second William Elmer DODDS 30 December 1926 in Lucas County. Elmer, as he was known, was born 16 February 1894 in Benton Township, Osage County, Missouri, the son of William J. and Susan E. (Stephens) Dodds. He was married previously 16 October 1918 in Lucas County to Bertha E. Hillard and in the 1920 federal census they were in Toledo where Elmer worked as an auto mechanic. Mary died 15 July 1951 in Toledo at age 59 during an operation for a hernia. The cause of death was intestinal obstruction and pulmonary embolism due to obesity. She was buried 19 July 1951 in Toledo Memorial Park Cemetery and Mausoleum. Elmer, who married a third time, died 20 September 1973 in Toledo at age 79 and was buried in Hockman Cemetery, McClure, Henry County, Ohio. William G. Vance, Mary’s son, married Virginia WALTERS, the daughter of Virgil Charles and Dorothy (Sharp) Walters, and was a dockhand for Great Lakes Terminal Warehouse for 22 years, retiring in 1970. He died 9 December 1982 in Toledo at age 73, and was buried 13 December 1982 in Forest Cemetery in Toledo.
Known children of John Clarence4 VANCE and Nettie F. FULLER were as follows:
+ 197 i. Curtis5 VANCE, born 22 September 1896 in Piqua, Miami County, Ohio; married Lyda PENNY.
+ 198 ii. James Henry VANCE, born 19 March 1898 in Piqua, Miami County , Ohio; married Helen F. GEBHART.
+ 199 iii. Elsie Jane VANCE, born 4 February 1900 in West Virginia; married Gainor Jennings WEAVER.
+ 200 iv. Edna Marie VANCE, born 15 July 1901 in Piqua, Miami Co., Ohio; married Frank APPLEGATE.
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