From my notes pages, I have this information:
William Nance Brunswick Co., Va. Will dated Nov. 7, 1770; prob.. Feb. 1771.Sons Reuban, Isham and John; son-in-law John Lanier; land in Mecklinburg. Daughters: Tabitha Nance, Elizabeth Glover, Mary Lanier and Sarah Lanier. Isham 200 a. Mecklenburg Co., adjoining Reubin and Wm. Fox. John land I now live on 390a. Mecklenburg Co. adjoining Drury Malone and Edward Epps, etc. Reuban 200 a. where he now lives adjoining Richard Warthim, etc, etc., new Newmarket Coat (?). http://members.nbci.com/kinbacks1/nancewills.htm
Children of William: Thomas 2/9/1736-1756
Sarah 1/30/1742-3- m. 1763/4 John Lanier 1738-1804 NC
Reuban c1744-1812 m. /1-1766 Amy Williamson
m. /2-1790 Nancy Brown
Isham c1747-c1818 m. Francis
John c1748-1813 m. Mary
Mary----- m. Frederick Lanier, to NC then SC
Elizabeth ----m. ----Glover
Tabitha ---- m. 1775 Stephen Mabrey http://members.nbci.com/kinbacks1/nancestuff.htm
WILLIAM and ANN NANCE -- Children:
1) Thomas (b. 29 Feb. 1736 - d. 1756)
2) Sarah (b. 30 Jan. 1742/43) m. John Lanier
3) Reuben m.(1) Amy Williamson, (2)Nancy Brown
4) Isham m. Francis ?
+5) JOHN m. Mary
6) Mary m. Frederick Lanier, rem. to NC, then to
SC. He was a Revolutionary soldier.
7) Elizabeth m. ? Glover.
8) Tabitha m. Stephen Maybrey 1775, Mecklenburg Co.
Sec. Isham Nance, brother of bride.
JOHN NANCE (b. ca. 1748, Brunswick Co, VA - d. 1813
Jefferson Co, TN) md. Mary ? -- Children:
+1) JOHN JR. (JACKIE) (b. ca. 1783 - d. 1852)
m. 1812, SARAH ORR (b. Sep. 1786 - d. 15 DEC. 1872)
2) Reuben m. Rosana
3) Polly m. ? Roach
4) Betsy m. Allen Nance
5) Eleanor m. Obediah Garner
6) Jane m. Ignatious Simms
7) Peggy md. Clement Nance
JOHN NANCE (JACKIE) (b. 1783 - d. 1882) m. 25 FEB. 1812
Sally Orr. Res: Jefferson Co, TN. Children:
+1) CALVIN B.(b. 1813 - d. 1879) m. MARY SHIELDS
2) William E. (b.1815 - d.1879)
m. Jarnagan Mcanally
3) Claiborne (d. about 1844)
4) Greenville P. (b. 1822) m. Mary Williamson
5) Noah 1st m. Catherine Jane,
2nd m. Alice Williamson
6) Mary Elizabeth (b. 1830) m. Calaway McBee
CALVIN B. NANCE (b. 1813 - d. 1879)
m. MARY S. ? (b. 1824) Children:
1) Samuel S. (b. 1846 - d. 1862)
2) John (Cal.) (b. 1849 - d. 1925)
m. Hattie Crumley Children:
c) Cedric m. Jennie Northern
d) Ralph m. Iva Bowen
3) Eliza P. (b. 1851 - d. 1931) m. John (Noah) Nance
4) Mary Elizabeth (b. 1854 - d. 1858)
5) Franklin T. (b. 1863 - d. 1927)http://www.fortunecity.com/classification/topsites/English/f...
Will of William Nance, 1770 - Brunswick Co. VA
WILL OF WILLIAM NANCE In the name of God Amen: November the 17th, 1770. I, William
Nance, of the Parish of Meherrin in the County of Brunswick, being of sound disposing
mind and memory, thanks be to Almighty God for the same, calling to mind the uncertainty
of death and that all men must yield thereto when by God required, do make and ordain this
my Last Will and Testament as followeth towit: I bequeath my soul to God who gave, hoping and
trusting in the Merit and Advocacy of my Blessed Lord and Savior Christ for the remission of
all my first follies and offenses, and my body I commit to the Earth to be decently interred
at the discretion of my executors hereinafter mentioned, and as touching such worldly estate
as it hath pleased God to bestow on me I shall dispose in manner following, after all my lawful
debts are paid.
Item: I give and bequeath unto my son Isham Nance and his heirs forever, two hundred acres
of land lying in Mecklenburg County adjacent to Reuben Nance and William Fox, also one negro
fellow named Harry, one pott, two chairs, bed and furniture, thirty pounds in money and the
third part of my stock of cattle.
Item: I give unto my son John Nance and to his heirs forever the tract of land I now live on,
also three hundred and ninety acres of land lying in Mecklenburg County adjacent to Drury
Malone and Edward Epps, also my negro wench Winney, a negro girl named Judy, one brass lock
gun, one feather bed and furniture, two chairs, one chest and the third part of my stock of
Item: I give unto my son Reuben Nance and to his heirs forever two hundred acres of land
whereon he now lives being the upper part adjacent to Richard Warthin, also my negro boy
named Cook, a negro girl named Luse, one cuba gun, a mare named Pigion, also a new market
coat and the third part of all my stock of cattle.
Item: I give unto my daughter Elizabeth Glover and to her heirs forever one negro girl named
Phillis, a white horse, a fourth part of a negro girl named Hannah (when sold) and five sheep.
Item: I give unto my daughter Tabitha Nance and to her heirs forever one negro fellow named
Frank, one bed and furniture, five head of sheep, a mare named Poll, a fourth part of a negro
girl named Hannah (when sold).
Item: I give unto my daughter Mary Lanier and to her heirs forever one negro boy named
Emmanuel, five sheep, and the fourth part of what my negro girl sells for, also eleven geese.
Item: I give unto my daughter Sarah Lanier twenty pounds money, one negro girl named Doll
(now in her possession), a negro girl named Sarah, also five sheep, and a fourth part of my
negro Hannah (when sold) to her and her heirs forever.
Item: I give my Sagathy coat to John Lanier. My will and desire is that my crop of corn and
tobacco be sold to pay my debts, like I desire that all the remainder of my estate (except
my hoggs) that I have not heretofore mentioned be sold, and after my debts and funeral
charges is paid, that the remainder part be equally divided amongst my three sons; Isham,
John and Reuben.
Item: I give all my stock of hoggs to my son John Nance. I do hereby appoint make and ordain
my three sons, Isham, John and Reuben my sole executors of this my last will and testament.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal the day and year above
his William X Nance mark (Signed, sealed,
published and declared by the said William Nance as and for his last will and testament,
in the presence of us who were present at the signing, sealing and publishing thereof.
John Nipper Benjamin Walker) -----------
At a court held for Brunswick County the 25th day of February, 1771: This will
was presented in court by Isham Nance and John Nance, two of the executors therein named who
made oath thereto according to law, and the same being proved by the oaths of Joseph Floyd
and Benjamin Walker, two of the witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. And on the
motion of the said executors, who together with Charles Collier, Joshua Winfield and
Josiah Floyd their securities entered into and acknowledged their bond in the penalty
of three thousand pounds with conditions as the law directs. Certificate is granted them
for obtaining a probate thereof in due form, and Reuben Nance, the other executor therein
named personally in court refused to take upon himself the burden of the execution thereof
or to join in the probate. Teste: P. Pelham, Jr. Clerk of Court.