From family bibles and grave stones, the Nance family knew James as James Henry Nance II. In the bible of Ada Nance Wages, his daughter, he is shown as son of James Henry Nance I and Mary Ann Nance . However, James Henry Nance I has yet to be located and Mary A Nance, wife of T.D.Nance, by her marker, is buried in the same cemetery as the presumed James Henry Nance II
The 1850 Census of Newberry county shows Mary A and known siblings of James Henry II along with a James B Nance of the same age as the presumed James Henry II in the household of Thomas D. Nance. The 1870 and later censuses show other known siblings of the presumed James II in a household headed by Mary A Nance (widow) It is suspected that Thomas D died as a result of the civil war.
I highly suspect that it is a mistake to say that James Henry's father is other than Thomas D Nance. There may be some other explanation for the family's addition of the " II " to his name but as yet I have not found it. I further suspect that this James is in fact the James B shown in the 1850 census. The B could have been a clerical error or James birth name might have been James B. I have found no 1860 census entry for the family which would be a great help.
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Family site: Nance Web SiteFamily tree: 187852722-1 Type: Smart Matching Media: 187852722-1 Record ID Number: MH:S500002 Page: James Henry Nance, II. Quality or Certainty of Data: 3 Data: Date: 26 JUL 2013 Text: Added by confirming a Smart Match
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