Person:William Vance (14)

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William Vance
d.Bef. 2 October 1792 Frederick County, Virginia
m. Est. 1734
  1. Samuel Vanceest 1734 - 1799
  2. Mary VanceEst 1739 -
  3. Joseph VanceEst 1742 -
  4. William VanceEst 1746 - Bef 1792
  5. Sarah VanceAbt 1749 -
  6. James David Vance1751 - 1816
  • HWilliam VanceEst 1746 - Bef 1792
m. bef. 1779
  1. Margaret Mary Vance1779 - 1845
  • HWilliam VanceEst 1746 - Bef 1792
  • WAnn Glass1765 - 1846
m. 18 August 1791
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Name William Vance
Gender Male
Birth? Est abt. 1746 Poss. Opeken, Frederick County, Virginia
Marriage bef. 1779 to
Marriage 18 August 1791 Frederick County, Virginiato Ann Glass
Death? Bef. 2 October 1792 Frederick County, Virginia

Information on William Vance

From "Pioneers of Old Frederick County, Virginia", by Cecil O'Dell, pg. 299:

William Vance (son of James and Elizabeth) was deceased by 2 October 1792 when his will (dated 25 August 1792) was proved in Frederick County Court. He bequeathed the section of the 407 acres south of the road (Frederick County Highway 642) to son John and the section north of the road to son William... He willed a tract of land called Chrissman Spring to son James. He listed daughters Margaret, Elizabeth and Mary. William appointed his wife, brother James David Vance and John Gilkison to serve as executors. Witnesses were: Samuel Vance, William R. Vance, James D. Vance and James Feely. [Frederick County Virginia Will Book 5, pg. 392].
James, William, Elizabeth, Polly and Betsy were listed as orphans of William Vance in an accounting record of the Court on 4 June 1811. [Frederick County Virginia Will Book 9, pg. 45].


From "Bowen's CENTINEL AND GAZETTE -WINCHESTER POLITICAL REPOSITORY (Frederick County, Va.), (Winchester, Va. newspaper) Selected items of genealogical value:


To be sold on Tues the 6th Day of November next... at the Plantation on which William Vance, deceased, resided within two miles of Newtown... a part of the Personal property of the said William Vance, consisting of horses, cows, sheep, hogs, one waggon, one Cart and Geers complete, bar shear and shovel ploughs. One 83 gallon still, nearly new, Distill Tubs, a large quantity of hackled Flax, a considerable quantity of Wool, homemade Flax and Tow linen, Flaw and Tow Yarn, some excellent old Whiskey, per the gallon, cherry Bounce, per the gallon, one Chest and Drawers, one Desk and Book Case, two goo Weaver's Looms, a number of Reeds and Geers for ditto, one good Pipe Stove, Household and kitchen Furniture, Hay, corn, and a number of other Articles too tedious to enumerate.....John GILKISON and James D. VANCE, executors. Oct. 22, 1792.