Person:Samuel Vance (4)

Col. Samuel Vance, of Bath County, VA
m. WFT Est 1720-1724
  1. Col. John Primrose VanceAbt 1725 - Bet 1780 & 1782
  2. Benjamin VanceEst 1725 to 1740 -
  3. James VanceEst 1725 to 1740 -
  4. Col. Samuel Vance, of Bath County, VA1734 - 1807
  5. Mary Vance1743 - 1823
  • HCol. Samuel Vance, of Bath County, VA1734 - 1807
  • WSarah Bird1743 - 1815
m. 04 May 1763
  1. Margaret VanceAbt 1763 - Aft 1836
  2. James VanceEst 1765 to 1779 -
  3. Rachel Vance1766 - 1840
  4. Patsy VanceEst 1768 to 1779 -
  5. Sarah VanceEst 1768 to 1779 -
  6. Elizabeth VanceEst 1768 to 1779 -
  7. Benjamin Vance1780 -
  8. Alice VanceBef 1783 -
  9. Nancy VanceBef 1793 -
Facts and Events
Name Col. Samuel Vance, of Bath County, VA
Gender Male
Birth? 1734 Antrim, Ireland
Marriage 04 May 1763 Augusta County, Virginiato Sarah Bird
Death? Sep 1807 Bath County, Virginia

Samuel 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 378.--16th October, 1765. Robert Gay and Sarah ( ) to Samuel Vance and Wm. Hutcheson, £60, 364 acres on Back River, to Back Creek to Back River. (Note: Back Creek appears to be a tributary of the James River).
  • Page 121.--19th November, 1766. Same (From Robert Gay and Sarah) to Samuel Vance, £50 to the said Henry and Gay paid, 180 acres, part of 664 acres above, mouth of Naps Creek. (Note: Naps or "Knaps" Creek is a tributary of the Kanawha River).
  • Page 202 - Samuel Vance, 47 acres, Jackson River. October 9, 1772. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 73].


Will Abstract of Samuel Vance:
  • Pg. 377 - Will of Samuel Vance, dated Nov. 20, 1806
  • Wit: none named
  • Probated October 1807 Court
  • Exec: none named
  • Beg: to son James the lower part of the plantation he now lives on, at Samuel Vance Jr.'s line, to include land on both sides of the river
  • to son Benjamin the upper end of the plantation from Saw Pit Run, with other plantation on Little Back Creek, comprising 150 acres
  • to beloved wife Sarah remaining land, dwelling house and orchards, Negro boy Bob and girl Poll, for life, then the land to Benjamin, and Poll to be given by his wife to "any of the children she may see fit"
  • to daughters who are or have been married $1 in addition to what has been given to them heretofore except Ally Allen who is to return Grace to Patsy and have Agy instead
  • to daughter Sarah Vance, Carter a mulatto boy
  • to daughter Nancy girl Sarah
  • to daughter Elizabeth, girl Jude
[Abstract of Wills and Inventories of Bath County, 1791-1842, Bruns, pg. 48].

  • Pg. 386 - Inventory - Samuel Vance
  • Submitted Jan. 4, 1808 by Jacob Warwick, John Bird and Osburn Hamilton, Benjamin Vance, exec.
  • Negro boy Bob, girl Poll, girl Sarah, woman Suck; cattle 25, horses 8, sheep 11, hogs 15, wagon, kitchen furniture, farm implements, household furniture, set of books, 1 old gun.
[Abstract of Wills and Inventories of Bath County, 1791-1842, Bruns, pg. 49].

Will Abstract of Wife Sarah:
  • Pg. 136 - Will of Sarah (Sarrah) Vance (X), wife of Col. Samuel Vance, dated Oct. 30, 1811
  • Wit: Samuel V., Charles H. and James V. Hamilton
  • Probated September, 1815 Court
  • Exec: son Benjamin and Andrew S. Warwick
  • Beq: to 2nd daughter Rachel Hamilton, Negro woman Poll whose 1st child goes to her grandaughter Sarah H. Sutfin, and 2nd child goes to her grandaughter Sarah B. Hamilton.
  • the rest of her estate equally divided among the rest of her children.
[Abstract of Wills and Inventories of Bath County, 1791-1842, Bruns, pg. 81].

Records of Samuel Vance in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:

  • Page 353.--21st August, 1764. John Young's bond (with Jas. Young, Saml. Vance), as guardian (chosen), to Elizabeth Fulton, orphan of Jno. Fulton.
  • Page 211.--11th December, 1768. Joseph King's will (his mark) Eldest son Joseph left in care of wife; children Nicholas and Nelly left to Thomas Hugart; youngest son John left to John Carlile. All to be brought up to the rules of the Church of England. Teste: Saml. Vance, Mary Gregory. Proved, 20th June, 1769, by the witnesses. Administration granted Thos. Hugart, who qualifies with Wm. Hugart, Wm. Kinkead.
  • Page 414.--20th August, 1771. Mary M. Gregory's bond (with John McClenachan, Saml. Vance, Henry Gay) as administratrix of James Gregory.
  • Page 208.--2d July, 1771. James (his mark) Gregory's will--To mother, executrix; to brother, William. Teste: Saml. Vance, William Fulton (Fullen?). N. B.--My brother Naphtaly is to have £5 and Samuel and John £10 each. Proved, 15th March, 1774, by William Fuller and recorded (formerly proved by Vance).
  • Page 6.- (undated, appears to be abt. March 1785 -Test: Joseph Poythress, William Banks, John Cowordin, Andrew Donnally, Samuel Vance.
  • Page 375.--12th September, 1787. Jno. Bourland's estate appraised by Samuel Vance, John Byrd, Wm. Bourland--Certified to by Betsey Bourland, Executrix, 7th June. 1791.
  • Page 254.--3d September, 1788. Robert Hall and Isabella to Jacob Warrick (deed dated 14th July, 1788). Privy examination before James Wilson and Samuel Vance.
  • Page 290.--21st December, 1790. Recorded. John Lewis' appraisement by Samuel Vance, Jacob Warick, Jno. White.