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Jim "Bad Jim" Vance

Jim "Bad Jim" Vance

Posted: 12 Jun 2012 5:11PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Vance
Upon researching Jim's family history and his connection to Devil Anse I am led to another question. it was told that Jim was Anse's uncle. However, I thought that Elizabeth, Jim's mother, was a sister to Nancy Vance, Anse's mother. If Elizabeth and Nancy were sisters that would make Jim and Anse cousins. So do I have this tree line wrong or what is the confusion?

Re: Jim "Bad Jim" Vance

Posted: 28 Jun 2012 10:13AM GMT
Classification: Query
Elizabeth Vance had 7 illegitimate children:
Mary VANCE b. 1831
Nancy A. VANCE b. 1813 "Devil Anse's Mother"
James "Bad Jim" VANCE b. 1832
Richard VANCE b. 1822
Zeb VANCE b.
Phoebe VANCE b. 1812
Sarah VANCE b. 1815

So to answer your question Anse's Mother was Jims's sister.
Here is some good info on the subject.

Re: Jim "Bad Jim" Vance

Posted: 28 Jun 2012 1:12PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thank you for clarifying this for me. Now I am searching for the name of the man that fathered Elizabeth's children. One post suggested a John "Baptist" Ferrell.

Re: Jim "Bad Jim" Vance

Posted: 11 Jan 2013 8:12PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 12 Jan 2013 12:00AM GMT

A descendant of Richard Vance ("Bad" Jim's brother) has matched DNA with a descendant of John Ferrell's, indicating that Ferrell was at least the biological father of Elizabeth's son Richard. That doesn't necessarily prove he fathered all of her children of course, but it seems likely he was the father for one or more of the others if not all.


Dave Vance
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