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Samuel VANCE

Male 1816 - 1898  (82 years)


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  • Name Samuel VANCE  [1
    Born 21 Feb 1816  George, Fayette, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Land Patent 01 Apr 1848 
    40 acres in Green County, Wisconsin NESW 33 2 N 8E No 4th PM 1831 
    Census 1850  Sylvester, Green, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Samuel 34, Lovina 36, James 7, George 5, John 3, Hugh J. 6/12, Rebecca Johns 74, & Ezekiel Vance 32, Farming. 
    Census 1880  Sylvester, Green, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Lavina, Ezekiel & Daniel 
    History 1884 
    History of Green County, Wisconsin Chapter XLII Town of Sylvester Samuel Vance, one of the pioneers ... 
    Occupation Farmer 
    Reference Number 58 
    Religion Baptist - First Baptist Church of Juda, Wisconsin, USA 
    Residence Sylvester, Green, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Oct 1898  Mount Vernon Cemetery, Sylvester, Green, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 11 Oct 1898  Sylvester, Green, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I58  Tree 1
    Last Modified 31 Jul 2012 

    Father Hugh VANCE,   b. 13 Jun 1784, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jan 1827, Fayette, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years) 
    Mother Margaret DIETRICK,   b. 20 Oct 1790, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 11 Aug 1881, , Highland, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Married 10 Aug 1810  , Fayette, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F53  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Lavina JOHNS,   b. 12 Nov 1814, , Fayette, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Apr 1883, Sylvester, Green, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 16 Feb 1841  , , Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. James Polk VANCE,   b. 02 Jan 1843, , , Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 May 1871, Brodhead, Green, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 28 years)
     2. George Dallas VANCE,   b. 19 Aug 1844, , , Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Dec 1927, Norwich, Kingman, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     3. John Bowell VANCE,   b. 26 Nov 1846, , , Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jan 1929, Warren, St Croix, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     4. Hugh J. VANCE,   b. Abt Feb 1850, , , Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [Natural]
     5. Ezekiel T. VANCE,   b. Abt 1851, , , Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Rebecca R. VANCE,   b. Abt 1852, , , Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [Natural]
     7. Daniel W. VANCE,   b. 13 Jan 1855, Sylvester, Green, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [Natural]
    Family ID F39  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    Samuel Vance Obituary
    Samuel Vance Obituary

    Headstones
    Samuel Vance Headstone
    Samuel Vance Headstone
    Mount Vernon Cemetery

  • Notes 
    • 1884 History of Green County Chapter XLII Town of Sylvester part of p. 1100-1101 Samuel Vance, one of the pioneers of the town of Sylvester, first located on section 6, of the town of Jefferson, in 1845, but the following year, sold out, and entered forty acres in Sylvester, on which he still resides, also purchased the northwest quarter of section 33, of Whitney and Ripley, for which he paid $200. he has been a large land holder, owning at one time, 468 acres. He paid $29 per acre for the last land that he purchased. He was married in Pennsylvania, Feb. 16, 1841, to Lavina Johns, a native of Fayette County of that state. They had seven children--James P., George D., John B., Hugh J., Exekiel T., Daniel W. and Rebecca R. His wife died April 4, 1883. She was, with her husband, a member in good standing, of the Baptist Church in Juda. Samuel Vance was born in George township, Fayette Co., Penn., Feb. 21, 1816. His father was a native of Ireland, and his mother was Switzerland. She came with her parents to America when three years old. Samuel obtained a common school education in his native county where his younger days were spent, and was engaged in farming previous to coming this this county.

    • From Commemorative Biographical Record of the Counties of Rock, Green, Grant, Iowa and Lafayette Wisconsin, publ. 1901 - page 559

      JOHN B. VANCE. Among the many excellent citizens and honest and prosperous residents of Sylvester township, Green county, none is more esteemed by his neighbors, or holds a higher degree of respect in every relation of life, than does our subject, who occupies a fine farm about four miles east of Monroe, Wisconsin.

      The grandfather of our subject, Hugh VANCE, was born in Pennsylvania, June 13, 1784, and died in 1827. In 1809 he married Margaret DEITRICK, who was born Oct. 20, 1790, and they reared a family of nine children: Mary, Malinda, Eliza, Samuel, Ezekiel, Keziah, Robert, George and Hugh, all of whom are deceased.

      Samuel VANCE, the father of our subject, was a native of Fayette county, Penn. In 1841 he married Lavina JOHNS, who was born Nov. 12, 1814, and died April 4, 1883. They came to Green county, Wis., about 1845, settling in Sylvester township. Mr. and Mrs. VANCE reared seven children: James P., deceased; George D., who resides in Kansas; John B., our subject; Hugh H., who resides in California; Ezekiel T., a retired farmer, of Monroe; Daniel W., a retired farmer, of Monroe; and Rebecca R., the wife of William RODERICK, a farmer of Jefferson. Samuel VANCE died Oct. 11, 1898. He was a well known citizen, and one of the first settlers in the township, where throughout life he followed agriculture. He was a consistent member of the Democratic party, and religiously one of the supporters of the First Baptist Church of Juda, Wisconsin.

      John B. VANCE, the subject proper of this sketch, was born Nov. 26, 1846, and grew to manhood on the farm, receiving his education in the district schools. As an agriculturist he has worked industriously all his life, and although he began as a poor boy his success has been as gratifying as that of many others who also began on a farm and later entered other professions. Mr. VANCE is now the owner of one of the fine farms of Green county, comprising 120 acres of well-improved land, with excellent buildings and fences, and a comfortable and substantial dwelling. All the buildings are new, both house and barn having been destroyed by fire and rebuilt since 1894.

      The marriage of our subject was celebrated on Nov. 26, 1871, to Mary E. West, who was born April 24, 1852, the daughter of George W. WEST, a retired farmer of Brodhead, Wis., and eleven children have been born of this union; Allie R., born in 1873, is now Mrs. W. J. HARPER; Jessie M., born in 1874, is the wife of Patrick H. WARD; Nettie L., born in 1875, is the wife of James L. STEVENSON; George N. was born in 1876; Clara Zoe, in 1880; Samuel J., in 1882; Susan Zell, in 1884; Kate W., in 1886; John G., in 1891; James B., in 1893 (died in 1894); and Mary G., in 1897. Both father and mother are still spared to this happy family.

      In politics Mr. VANCE has inherited his Democratic belief, all his family having been adherents of that party in the past. Although he does not belong to any particular religious denomination, our subject has always given his influence in the interests of morality, and lives up to the doctrine that honesty and fair dealing are necessary requisites in a man, whether he is bound by church discipline or not. He has reared a large family and has been blessed with prosperity, and he possesses the esteem not only of his relatives, but of the whole neighborhood in which he has founded his home.

  • Sources 
    1. [S87] History of Green County 1884 edition, P. 1101 (Reliability: 3).


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