Tag Archives: Sam Vance

Building a Home

HOMESTEADING IN THE CANADIAN WEST: ‘Hit or Miss’ Choosing Like our great-grandpa and grandpa Vance, a number of Easterners came to friends or family out West and from there they looked around and chose the quarter section (160 acres) they wanted … Continue reading

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The Smith Family Starts From Scratch

As I said in an earlier post, great-great-grandpa John was kidnapped by a press gang when he was nine and forced to serve on board one of His Majesty’s ships until he escaped at age 14. He jumped ship in … Continue reading

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