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Joseph Vincent (1815 - 1904)

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Joseph Vincent
Born in Francemap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 11 Nov 1838 in Vitrey Sur Mance, Francemap
Descendants descendants
Died [location unknown]
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Joseph was born in 1815.

He died in 1904 in Christian County, Illinois. A memorial with his tombstone can be found on Find A Grave.


About April 1815 - Birth - France

June 20, 1855 - Immigration - On the John Hancock from France.[1]

1860 - United States Federal Census - Ancestry indexes him as Vossan and the image indeed does look like that - but the family ages, places of birth and members are correct. In this census, Joseph Vossan, 45, and his wife Generoa Vossan, 45, are living near Owaneco, in Pana Township, Christian County, Illinois. Living with them are their sons Edward Vossan, 21, and Zoa Vossan, 13. Joseph is listed as a farmer.[2]

1900 - U.S. federal census - In 1900, Edward Vincent is 59, and married to his second wife, Bell S., 41. They are living in Pana, Christian Co., Illinois, with their sons Albert L., 18. and Arthur W., 16. Also living in the household is Edward's father, Joseph, 85. This census shows that Edward immigrated in 1855 but as of 1900 was still not a naturalized citizen.[3]


  1., New York Passenger Lists, 1851-1891 [database online] (, Inc.), Roll: 153, List 525, pg 8.
  2. 1860 U.S. census, Christian, Illinois, population schedule, Owaneco, p. 809 written, dwelling 1153, family 1061, Joseph Vossan; digital images, (; citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm M653, roll 161.
  3. 1900 U.S. census, Christian, Illinois, population schedule, Pana, enumeration district (ED) 13, sheet 1B, p. previous page 147 stamped, dwelling 21, family 21, Edward M Vincent; digital images, (; citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm T623, roll 241.

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