James Vance

James Vance (1794 - 1866)

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James Vance
Born in Kentuckymap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Eddyville, Mahaska, Iowamap
Profile last modified 24 Feb 2015 | Created 1 Aug 2011
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James was coming home from a tavern one night when he was killed by a train. He had gotten drowsy and used the train rail as a pillow.[1]


  1. Gail Carruthers' Research

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On 23 Feb 2015 at 20:15 GMT Allan Carruthers wrote:

I'm not sure how to attach it, but one of James descendants have been tested. Results can be found at: http://www.vancegenealogy.com/

"120759 R-L193 1b Joseph (d.1838, IL) m.Nancy Bradley (son Jas.)"

On 20 Feb 2015 at 21:05 GMT Allan Carruthers wrote:

The information on FindAGrave is incorrect. Sarah, who married Hagerty was the daughter of John Vance, James' brother. There is so much mixed up information about this family. James' first wife was Margaret Ennis and his second Mary "Polly' Ennis. It is believed that they were aunt and niece.

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