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Header Image – The identification on the header is: (left to right) Joyce Turner, Gladys Turner, Steve Vance, Willie Boyd and Reta Boyd. circa 1913.


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  1. Nancy Gilmore says:

    I’m Nancy Vance in West Virginia my ancestors came out of Pennsylvania was told from Germany but not sure , my father George O Vance-William G Vance -John D Vance- Phillip Wantz(Wentz-Vance) married Sarah Barton(Married 1821 Virginia-Johan Adam Wentz-Johan Phillip Wentz/Wintz/Wentzen-Johann Adolph Wentzen/Weintz – 1712 Germany. That is all I know if that is right .
    Nancy E. Vance Gilmore

    • Sorry I missed this comment when you left it. This V-T blog has been chilling for quite awhile as my cousin and I are both dealing with health issues. I was taking chemo-therapy for my leukemia when you left your comment. However, I’m really interested in what you said — especially since I read about the Anson Hatfield family in WV. His mother & grandmother were both Vances — Barbara & Nancy, if I recall correctly. I wonder if your branch connects with theirs at all? I’d just assumed they were of Scottish origin, like our branch. Supposedly our Scottish ancestors originated in France and were named Vaux.

      I have heard of Wentz morphing into Vance, which is easy enough to imagine, given the W as V substitution. Sounds like you’ve collected a nice bit of family tree info already. I understand there were quite a few Germans that settled in PA, especially after the American Revolution. My mother’s Harmon ancestor (likely originally Harman) came from Germany and settled there, too.

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