Person:Johann Wentz (1)

Johann Diel Handle Wentz
m. 1750
  1. William Vance1752 - 1833
  2. Handel Vance1755 - 1821
  3. Christian Vance1760 - 1818
  4. Solomon Vance1760 -
  5. Christley Vance1761 - 1840
  6. Christopher Vance1761 - 1840
  7. Jacob Vance1765 -
  8. Phillip Vance1767 -
  9. John Vance1768 - 1847
Facts and Events
Name[1] Johann Diel Handle Wentz
Alt Name[2] Johann "Handel" Vance
Gender Male
Birth[2] 1728 Heidelberg, Germany
Marriage 1750 Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USAto Elizabeth Casner
Death[2] 1797 Rockingham County, Virginia

Johann "Handel" Wentz (Vance) was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA

Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Page 271.--9th July, 1772. Joshua Wright and Charity to Handel Vence (Vance), late of Lancaster County, Penna., but now of Augusta. Delivered: William Vance, June, 1776, part of patent of 1,200 acres to McCay Hite, &c., and conveyed to John Wright, deceased, who devised it to Joshua, his son.

Records of Johann "Handle" Wentz (Vance) in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:

  • Vol. 2 - Vance vs. Vance's administrator--O. S. 335; N. S. 121--Bill, 1813. Handle Vance of Rockingham died, intestate, leaving widow Elizabeth and 5 children, viz: Christey Vance, John, Solomon, and orators, William and Handle Vance. Widow Elizabeth died 1811, intestate, leaving said 5 children. Abraham Peery deposes, 23d July, 1822, Handle Vance died about 25 years ago. Elizabeth was about 80 when she died. John Wright moved from Rockingham to Redstone. Handle Vance went to Ohio and died there. Widow Elizabeth was a midwife and made every now and then a dollar. Mrs. Bowman was the principal midwife in the neighborhood. July, 1822, Philip Vance, son of Chrisley Vance, deposes. July, 1822, Solomon Vance, son of Solomon Vance, deposes, was 13 or 14 years old when his grandmother died. William and Solomon Vance left Rockingham. Deed, 15th September, 1808, by John Vance and Jane of Rockingham, heir and representative of Handle Vance, to Solomon and Christy Vance, part of two tracts, 186-1/2 acres on Linville's Creek, one of which was conveyed to Handle by Joshua Wright and the other purchased of Susannah Wright. Recorded in Rockingham, March, 1809. Deed, 8th June, 1772, by Joshua Wright of Augusta to Handle Vance. Recorded in Augusta. Deed, 15th July, 1801, by Susannah Wright (now Susannah Poulsell) and her son, John Wright, of Rockingham, to John, William, Handle, Christopher, Solomon Vance, heirs of Handle Vance and William Vance of Kentucky, 11-1/2 acres on Linville's Creek. Recorded in Rockingham, December, 1801. Deed, 17th August, 1801, by William and wife Barbara Vance of Kentucky, Garrett County, to Solomon and Christly Vance of Rockingham, William's interest in 186-1/2 acres. Recorded in Rockingham, December, 1801. Deed, 19th November, 1805, by Handle Vance of Rockingham to John Chrisman of Rockingham, Handle's interest in 186-1/2. Recorded in Rockingham, November, 1805.
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    Online publication - Edmund West, comp.. Family Data Collection - Individual Records [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA:, Inc., 2000.

  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 One World Tree (sm). (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., n.d.).

    Online publication - OneWorldTree [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA:, Inc.