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Notes on Abner VANCE and Jane PERRY

Posted: 25 Apr 2005 3:29PM GMT
Classification: Census
Edited: 28 Aug 2005 8:43AM GMT
Surnames: Vance - Burgess - Howard - Toler - Perry - Brown - Steel - Hinchman - McDonald - Trent - Bailey - Cook
Abner VANCE was born in Russell County, Virginia in 1796 the son of Abner VANCE and Susanna HOWARD. Abner died before 1870 in Logan, West Virginia.

Abner married Jane Perry about 1825 in Logan County, Virginia, about 1825.

Jane died after 1870 in Logan, West Virginia.

Jane PERRY was born about 1807 in Monroe or Greenbrier County, Virginia the daughter of Joseph PERRY and Isabel SHIRKEY. Jane died after 1870 in Logan County, West Virginia. Jane is not listed in the 1880 Logan County, West Virginia Census.

Abner VANCE was living (1870 age 76) with his wife Jane PERRY (1870 age 64) In Logan County, West Virginia dwelling 110 Tridelphia District 1870 Logan County, West Virginia Census.

History of Logan County, Virginia by Henry Clay Ragland 1896 rewritten by George T. Swain 1927 page 75.
As we stated in our last chapter, Francis Browning married a daughter of Abner Vance of Tazewell. This Abner Vance was hung for killing a man named Horton, a justifiable killing, as was afterwards shown; he had four sons and four daughters who came to Logan early in the century and settled on the waters of Tug, and who are the progenitors of the Vance family of this county. Abner Vance, the father spoken of, was a native of North Carolina, and after serving through the Revolutionary War, settled in Russell County, Virginia, and married a Miss Howard. His sons spoken of above were James, who married a Miss Miller; John, who married a Miss Rader; Richard, who married a Miss Sutherland, and Abner, who married a Miss Perry. His daughters married, respectively, Francis Browning, Joseph Dempsey, James Brown and John McCloud. There was another daughter, Bettie, who was never married, but who had tow children of who John was the reputed father. These were Mrs. Ephraim Hatfield and the late James Vance.

Burgess, Mullins, Browning, Brown and Allied Families, James A Burgess McClain Printing, 1978.

Ferrell, Vance and Allied Families of Logan County by Fred C. Thompson Junior. 1991

Abner VANCE and Jane PERRY had the following children:

1. Isabel "Ibbie" Vance was born about 1826 in Logan County, Virginia.

Isabel married (1) Isaac BROWN about 1846 in Logan County, Virginia.

Issac was born about 1824 on Huff Creek, Logan County, Virginia the son of James Brown and Millie Mary Vance Issac BROWN died 1861 in Wyoming, Virginia.

Children of Issac BROWN and Isabel VANCE:

After Issac BROWN died in 1861 Isabol, Isabel, or Isabella married (2) Isaac M. TOLER 24 Aug 1866 in Logan County, West Virginia

When Issac M. TOLER died Isabella married (3) Lewis HINCHMAN 1 AUG 1875 in Logan County, Virginia.

Lewis M.D. HINCHMAN (age 25 of Logan) married Rebecca M STEEL (age 20 of Pike County, Kentucky 1 Oct 1875 in Logan County, Virginia. Lewis was he son of Ulysses HINCHMAN and Rebecca MCDONALD.

Rebecca was born about 1837 the daughter of Ralph STEEL and Levisa FERRELL of Logan County, West Virginia marriages, 1853-1861. Rebecca STEEL died between
1870 and 1875 in Logan County, West Virginia

Children of Isaac BROWN and Isabel VANCE:

a. Abner BROWN was born about 1848 in Logan County, Virginia. Abner BROWN Married Agatha TRENT 4 Aug 1870 in Logan County, Virginia

Agatha TRENT was the daughter of Elijah TRENT and Mahala ELKINS

b. James Dolliver BROWN was born about 1849 in Logan County, Virginia. James Dolliver BROWN married (1) Nancy H TOLER 1 Jan 1869 in Logan County, West Virginia James Dolliver BROWN married Bethena Alice TOLER
Both Nancy H. TOLER and Bethena Alice TOLER were daughters of Issac M TOLER and Courtney .

c. Charles Lewis BROWN was born about 1852 in Logan County, Virginia.

d. Nancy J. BROWN was born 1854 in Logan County, Virginia. Nancy married James BAILEY son of Thomas BAILEY and Priscilla COOK

e. Rhodes Ballard BROWN was born about 1856 in Logan County, Virginia

f. Virginia C. BROWN was born 18 Jan 1859 in Logan County, Virginia.

Children of Isaac M. TOLER (husband of Issac M. TOLER and Courtney)

a. Bethena Alice TOLER was born about 1862 in Logan County, West Virginia
Bethena TOLER married James Dolliver BROWN 12 Sep 1882.

b.Isaac TOLER was born in 1863 in Logan County, West Virginia

Children of Issac M. TOLER and Isabella VANCE (daughter of Abner VANCE and Jane

a. Arminta TOLER was born in 1869 in Logan County, Virginia

1860 Logan County, Virginia Census Dwelling 258
1870 Logan County, West Virginia Census Dwelling 150 Tridelphia District

Children of Rebecca STEEL and Lewis HINCHMAN
a. Leander Ulysses HINCHMAN
b. Mary B HINCHMAN
c. Amanda HINCHMAN

1880 Logan County, West Virginia Census Dwelling 156
Lewis HINCHMAN 47 White Male Virginia
Isobel HINCHMAN 52 White Female Virginia
Ulysses HINCHAMN 19 White Male Virginia
Louisa HINCHMAN 25 White Female Virginia
Isaac HINCHMAN 17 White Male Virginia
Minta HINCHMAN 11 White Female Virginia
Manda HINCHMAN 10 White Male Virginia

2. Jane Vance was born about 1827 in Logan County, Virginia. Jane died before 1870 in Logan, West Virginia. Jane is not listed in the 1870 Logan County, West Virginia. Jane VANCE died before 1870 in Logan County, West Virginia.

Jane VANCE married Calvin M Burgess in Logan County, West Virginia about 1851.

Calvin was born May 1826 Buffalo Creek, Logan County, Virginia. Calvin was the son of Tandy Burgess and Elizabeth Browning. Calvin BURGESS died after 1910 in Logan County, West Virginia He is buried in the Man Cemetery, Man, Logan County, West Virginia.

Children of Calvin M. BURGESS and Jane VANCE
a. Evaline BURGESS was born about 1852 in Logan County, Virginia

b. Sarah Elizabeth BURGESS was born about 1856 in Logan County, Virginia.

c.Aaron A BURGESS was born 27 Apr 1857 in Logan County, Virginia.

Aaron BURGESS married Cally GUTHRIE 17 Mar 1878 in Logan County, West Virginia. Aaron BURGESS and Cally GUTHRIE are buried at the Cemetery near
The Man Junior High School, Man, Logan, West Virginia.

d. Infant BURGESS was born 2/12 1860 in Logan County, Virginia. Ulysses G. BURGESS (infant in 1870 Census) was born in 1860 in Logan County, Virginia.

e. Calvin Graves BURGESS was born 24 Sep 1863 in Logan County, Virginia

Calvin Graves BURGESS married Nancy MAYNOR 9 Apr 1888 in Logan County, West Virginia. Nancy MAYNOR was the daughter of J MAYNOR and H. SHIELDS.

f. Marion BURGESS was born in 1866 in Logan County, Virginia.

1870 Census Logan County, West Virginia Dwelling 114 Logan District

1880 Logan County, West Virginia Census Dwelling 69 Chapmanville District
Calvin BURGESS White Male 50 Virginia
Charlotte BURGESS White Female 33 Virginia
Charles BURGESS White Male 13 West Virginia
John BURGESS White Male 7 West Virginia
Almeda BURGESS White Female 4 West Virginia
Edward BURGESS White Male 1/12 West Virginia

3. Charles Harrison Vance was born about 1828 in Logan, Virginia. Charles died before 1870 in Logan, West Virginia. Charles Harrison VANCE is not listed in the 1870
Logan County, West Virginia Census. His last child was Patterson VANCE was born in 1865; therefore, Charles Harrison VANCE died just after 1865 in Logan County, West Virginia.

Charles Harrison VANCE married Rebecca Jane CHRISTIAN 25 Aug 1853 in Logan County, Virginia. Charles and Rebecca lived on Elk Creek, Logan County, West Virginia.

Rebecca CHRISTIAN was the daughter of James CHRISTIAN and Mary Ann MOORE. Rebecca CHRISTIAN was the widow of Grayson WHITE.

Children of Charles Harrison VANCE and Rebecca CHRISTIAN
a. Penelope VANCE was born 23 May 1854 on Elk Creek, Logan County, Virginia Penelope married Greenville Lee PERRY
b. Juda VANCE was born 1 Apr 1860 on Elk Creek, Logan County, Virginia. Juda VANCE married Leander Spurlock HATFIELD 21 Nov 1878 in Logan County, West Virginia
c. Araminta VANCE was born in 1860 (5/12) in Logan County, Virginia. Araminta Married James H. TRENT 12 Jul 1877 in Logan County, West Virginia. James H. TRENT was the son of Alexander TRENT and Elizabeth MOUNTS.
d. Charles Franklin VANCE was born in 1862 in Logan County, Virginia Charles VANCE married Harriet EmelineMITCHELL 11 Dec 1885 in Logan County, West Virginia. Harriet was the daughter of James P MITCHELL and
Jane LEWIS.

e.Patterson VANCE was born in 1865 in Logan County, West Virginia.

f.Grayson VANCE was born in 1865 in Logan County, West Virginia. Grayson died in Sep 1875 in Logan County, West Virginia of a sore throat at the age of 11 years and 11 months.

1860 Logan County, Virginia Census Dwelling 498
1870 Logan County, West Virginia Census Dwelling 71 Tridelphia District.
1880 Logan County, West Virginia census Where is this family?


4. Eli “Blackburn” VANCE was born about 1832 in Logan County, Virginia. Eli VANCE is not living in the 1870 Logan County, West Virginia census dwelling 152 Tridelphia District. Eli VANCE died before 1870 in Logan County, West Virginia.

Eli VANCE married Nancy BROWN 30 Mar or Aug 1855 in Logan County, Virginia.

Nancy BROWN was the daughter of James BROWN and Millie VANCE

Children of Eli VANCE and Nancy VANCE

a. James Marion VANCE was born 3 Jun 1856 in Logan County, Virginia. James M. VANCE married (1) Mary R BROWN daughter of James BROWN and Mary VANCE
James Marion VANCE married (2) Martha Ann MCCOURTNEY 16 Jan 1897

James Marion VANCE died 17 Sep 1833 in Logan County, West Virginia. James Marion VANCE is buried in the Claypool Cemetery, Davin, Logan County, West Virginia.

b. Ulysses Blackburn VANCE was born 24 Jul 1856 in Logan County, Virginia. Ulysses married Mary Ann HINCHMAN daughter of Lewis M HINCHMAN and Rebecca STEELE.
Ulysses died 10 Apr 1920 in Logan County, West Virginia and is buried in the Claypool Cemetery, Davin, Logan County, West Virginia.

c. George Riley VANCE was born in 1859 in Logan County, Virginia. George married Frances BROWN.

Jane VANCE (1870 age 56) widow of Abner Vance is listed twice in the 1870 Logan Census Dwelling 152 Tridelphia District.

Jane VANCE is also living in 1870 census Dwelling 170 110 Tridelphia District
Did Abner VANCE die while the Census taker was traveling around?

1860 Logan County, Virginia Census Dwelling #256

1880 Logan County, West Virginia Census Dwelling 97 Tridelphia District
Other Children listed in this Census
Frances VANCE White Female 20 Virginia
Frances married E. BLANKENSHIP 14 Mar 1886
William VANCE White Male 14 West Virginia
Martha VANCE White Female 9 West Virginia
Martha VANCE married Robert H. BROWNING


5. Joseph N VANCE was born about 1834 in Logan County, Virginia.

Joseph N VANCE married (1) Elizabeth BURGESS on 17 Dec 1857 in Logan County, Virginia.

Joseph N. VANCE married (2) Malinda STULTZ 21 Oct 1894 in Logan County, West Virginia

Elizabeth BURGESS was the daughter of Tandy BURGESS and Elizabeth BROWNING.

Children of Joseph VANCE and Elizabeth BURGESS
a. Margaret E. VANCE was born 18 Sep 1857 Elk Creek, Logan County, Virginia.

Margaret E. VANCE married James HARLESS 17 Sep 1873 in Logan County, West Virginia. James HARLESS was the son of L.D. HARLESS and Milly
Margaret E VANCE died 24 Jan 1889 in Logan County, West Virginia.

b. Martha Jane VANCE was born 31 Aug 1860 on Elk Creek, Logan County, Virginia. Martha married twice:
(1) David RYAN son of William RYAN and Nancy ALIFF on 10 Feb 1880 Logan County, West Virginia
(2) Loren BROWNING son of Levi BROWNING and Venila TOLER

Martha Jane VANCE died 11 Apr 1922 at Earling, Logan County, West Virginia

c. Demaris Ann VANCE was born in Oct 1861 in Logan County, Virginia.
Demaris VANCE married Colbert C. JUSTICE 22 Nov 1882 in Logan County, West Virginia.

d. Sarah Elizabeth VANCE was born 27 May 1864 on Elk Creek, Logan County, West Virginia. Sarah married Micajah H. CHRISTIAN 22 Nov 1882 in Logan County, West Virginia. Micajah CHRISTIAN was the son of Patterson CHRISTIAN and Mary Ann MITCHELL.

e. Mahaley C VANCE was born about 1865 Elk Creek, Logan County, West Virginia. Mahaley died of a sore throat 6 July 1876 in Logan County, West Virginia. (See Logan County Death Records)

f. Susannah F VANCE was born in 1866 in Logan County, West Virginia Susanna VANCE married Edward S. HARLESS 23 July 1883. Edward was the son of Lorenzo Dow Harless and Elizabeth P KELLY

g. Charles L. VANCE was born 11 Feb 1869 on Elk Creek, Logan County, West Virginia. Charles L. VANCE married Marcella J BROWNING 27 Dec 1893 in Logan County, West Virginia the daughter of Levi BROWNING and Vanila TOLER.

h. William H. VANCE was born 1 July 1871 on Elk Creek, Logan County, West Virginia. William married Laura Alice BAILEY. William died in 1964 and is buried in the Claypool Cemetery, Davin, Logan County, West Virginia.

i. Ida Stella VANCE was born in 4 Apr 1873 on Elk Creek, Logan County, West Virginia. Ida Stella VANCE married Frederick TRENT 16 May 1889 in Logan County, West Virginia

j. James J. VANCE was born 19 May 1877 Elk Creek, Logan County, West Virginia.

Larkin B VANCE was born 1 Nov 1879 on Elk Creek, Logan County, West Virginia.


1860 Logan County, Virginia Census Dwelling 379
1870 Logan County, West Virginia Census Dwelling 111 Tridelphia District
1880 Logan County, West Virginia Census Dwelling 104 Tridelphia District



5. Margaret E Peggy Vance was born about 1837 in Logan County, Virginia.

Margaret E Peggy VANCE married Evan Ferrell BROWN 7 or 27 Dec 1855 in Logan County, Virginia.

Evan was born about 1834 on Huff Creek, Logan County, Virginia.

Evan BROWN was the son of James Brown and Millie Mary Vance.

Children of Evan BROWN and Margaret BROWN

a. Almira BROWN was born about 1857 in Logan County, Virginia. Almira BROWN married James BROWNING 11 May 1876 in Logan County, West Virginia.

James BROWNING was the son of Nathaniel BROWNING and Margaret BROWING

James BROWNING married (2) Amanda GRIMMETT about 1882 in Logan County, West Virginia

b. Minerva BROWN was born 4 Jan1859 in Logan County, Virginia. Minerva married Charles O PAINER 28 Sep 1878 in Logan County, West Virginia. Charles was the son of John PAINTER and Martha TILLER.

c. Sidney BROWN was born 1860 in Logan County, Virginia.
d.Samuel J BROWN was born 1861 in Logan County, Virginia.

e.James R. BROWN was born 1863 in Logan County, West Virginia

f. Viola BROWN was born 1865 in Logan County, West Virginia

g.Arminta BROWN was born in 1868 in Logan County, West Virginia. Arminta married James J PERRY 19 Jan 1888 in Logan County, West Virginia.
James J PERRY was the son of Rhodes Ballard PERRY and Mahulda MULLINS.

Mary Millie BROWN was born in 1795 in Russell County, Virginia. Millie was the daughter of Abner VANCE and Susanna HOWARD. Millie was the widow of James BROWN whom she married 10 Aug 1815 in Russell County, Virginia.

Rachel BROWN was born abut 1836 age 24 1860 in Logan County, Virginia Rachel BROWN was the daughter of James BROWN and Millie VANCE Also living with the Evan BROWN family was A. W. JOHNSON age 19 in the
1860 Logan County, Virginia Census Dwelling 259
1870 Logan County, West Virginia Census Dwelling 150 Tridelphia District

Rachel BROWN was now 36 in 1870 living with Evan and Margaret. Rachel was the daughter of James BROWN and Millie VANCE (with Rachel is Thomas N. BROWN age 6/12) Is Thomas her son?

1880 Logan County, West Virginia Census Dwelling 72 Tridelphia District
Evan BROWN 47 White Male Virginia
Margaret BROWN 45 White Female Virginia
Lemuel BROWN 19 White Male Virginia
James BROWN 16 White Male West Virginia
Vida BROWN 14 White Female West Virginia
Arminta BROWN 12 White Male West Virginia
Sarah BROWN 10 White Female West Virginia
Brook H. BROWN 7 White Female West Virginia
Mary BROWN 1 White Female West Virginia
Sidney BROWN 30 White Male Virginia
Wilson BROWN 11 White Male West Virginia

6. John Patterson VANCE was born in October 1839 in Logan County, Virginia.

John Patterson VANCE married twice:
(1) John Patterson VANCE married Lucinda BURGESS about 1860 in Logan County, Virginia daughter of Tandy BURGESS and Elizabeth BROWNING

(2) John Patterson VANCE married Melissa TOLER 25 Dec 1884. Melissa was the daughter of William BAILEY and Amanda of Wyoming County, West Virginia

Children of John Patterson BURGESS and Lucinda BURGESS

a. Marcilla Frances VANCE was born in 1861 in Logan County, Virginia Marcella VANCE married (1) Allen D CHRISTIAN 22 Jan 1882 in Logan County, Virginia. Allen D CHRISTIAN was the son of Byron CHRISTIAN and Elizabeth WHITE

(2) Burwell S CHRISTIAN

b.Rhodes Ballard VANCE was born 1864 in Logan County, West Virginia

c. James Issac VANCE was born in Mar 1868 in Logan County, West Virginia. James married Sarah E CHRISTIAN 22 Sep 1887 in Logan County, West Virginia. Sarahe E CHRISTIAN was the daughter of Byron CHRISTIAN and Elizabeth WHITE

d. Elvira N. VANCE was born 1871 in Logan County, West Virginia. Elvira N. VANCE married Grant WALLS 25 Oct 1889 in Logan County, West Virginia

e. Eli Nelson VANCE was born in 28 Nov 1873 in Logan County, West Virginia. Eli Nelson VANCE married Maggie PERRY 22 Oct 1898 in Logan County, West Virginia

f. Rose L. VANCE was born in 1880 (11/12) Logan County, West Virginia. Rose L. VANCE married Harmon JOHNSON 13 Nov 1901 in Logan County, West Virginia

Children of John Patterson VANCE and Melissa LUSK
a. John C. VANCE
b. William P VANCE
c. George A VANCE

John P VANCE was living with his parents in the 1860 census Logan County, Virginia Dwelling 257

1880 Logan County, West Virginia Dwelling 38 Tridelphia District

6. Franklin Vance was born about 1842 in Logan County, Virginia. Franklin VANCE was living with Abner VANCE and Jane PERRY in the 1860 Logan County, Virginia Census age 18

Franklin VANCE not found in the 1880 Logan County West Virginia census


8. Sarah Ann Vance was born in May 1846 in Logan County, Virginia.

Sarah Ann VANCE married (1) James P Burgess about 1863 in Logan in Logan County, West Virginia.

James P BURGESS was born about 1843 on Buffalo Creek, Logan County, Virginia the son of Tandy BURGESS and Elizabeth BROWNING.

James P BURGESS died 4 Nov 1875 in Logan County, West Virginia.

Children of James P BURGESS and Sarah VANCE
a. M BURGESS

Sarah VANCE was living with her parents in the 1860 Census in Logan County, Virginia dwelling 257

James P BURGESS and Sarah VANCE are not in the 1870 Logan County, West Virginia census

Sarah Ann VANCE married (2) Floyd MULLINS 25 Oct 1877 in Logan County, West Virginia

Floyd MULLINS was the son of Henry Harrison MULLINS and Levicy ELLIS

1880 Logan County, West Virginia Census do not find James P BURGESS.

9. James Marion VANCE was born about Jan 1849 in Logan County, Virginia.

James Marion VANCE died 31 Mar 1854 in Elk Creek, Logan County, Virginia of Scarlet Fever





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