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James Henry Nance (1849 - 1893)

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James Henry Nance
Born in Maybinton, Newberry, SCmap [uncertain]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Santuc, Union County, South Carolina, USAmap
Nance-464 created 3 Jan 2014 | Last modified
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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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  • "South Carolina Deaths, 1944-1955," database, FamilySearch ( : accessed 14 April 2016), James Henry Nance in entry for Ada Elizabeth Wages, 01 May 1952; citing Chester, Chester, South Carolina, 10389, Department of Health and Environmental Control, Columbia; FHL microfilm 2,400,696.
  • Family bible of Ada Nance Wages
  • Census of Newberry county Maybinton District 1850, 1870 1880
  • Grave marker Gilliam Chapel Santuc SC


This biography was auto-generated by a GEDCOM import. It's a rough draft and needs to be edited.


Death: Y
Date: 18 JUL 1893
Place: Santuc, Union County, South Carolina, USA
Age: 43


Place: Gilliams Chapel Cemetery, South Carolina, USA

Record ID Number

Record ID Number: MH:I500034

User ID

User ID: 51F56E5980F6969F000248CAA125324C


  • Source: S500002 Author: Christopher Nance Title: Nance Web Site Text: family tree

    Family site: Nance Web Site

    Family 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
  • Source: S500003 Title: Find a Grave Publication: MyHeritage Text: When it comes to administrating, building and maintaining the site, Find A Grave is largely operated by its founder, Jim Tipton. Jim created the Find A Grave website in 1995 because he could not find an existing site that catered to his hobby of visiting the graves of famous people. He found that there are many thousands of folks around the world who share his interests. What began as an odd hobbybecame a livelihood and a passion. Building and seeing Find A Grave grow beyond his wildest expectations has been immensely satisfying for Jim. Every day, contributors from around the world enter newrecords, thousands use the site as an educational reference tool, long-lost loved ones are located and millions of lives are fondly remembered. In what other line of work would Jim have met one of the last living Munchkins, spoken to a gathering of grave enthusiasts in a Hollywood mausoleum and acquired treasures like his antique coffin screwdriver (it only screws in)? Type: Collection Media: 10013 Record ID Number: MH:S500003 Page: Quality or Certainty of Data: 4 Data: Text: James Henry Ii NanceBirth: Sep 27 1869Death: July 18 1893Cemetery: Gilliams Chapel Cemetery, South Carolina, USA


Thank you to Joseph Wages for creating WikiTree profile Nance-465 through the import of Gedcom.ged on Dec 8, 2013. Click to the Changes page for the details of edits by Joseph and others.

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