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Re: Torrance, Torrence origins
Posted by: colleen nelson (ID *****2062) Date: June 30, 2010 at 10:10:09
In Reply to: Re: Torrance, Torrence origins by J Raymond of 1443

This is years after your post but hopefully my information will still be valuable to you. I come from Joseph and Jane's son Jacob Boggs Torrence. The information you have is the same as mine except for the War of 1812. I'm quite sure this is not the same Joseph Torrence. My information comes from some other relatives who have done searching and from some records I have found myself.
Joseph and Jane are on the census 1830 - Byardstown, Allegheny county, Pennsylvania; 1840 - McArthur township, Logan County, Ohio; 1850 - Winchester township, Adams County, Ohio; can't find record for 1860; 1870 - Jane is listed with son Jacob Boggs Torrence. On the 1850 census the name has been transcribed on as "Tessince." Dates for Joseph are: b. 1791 - Ballymoney, Antrim County, Ireland; m. May 14, 1822 in Ireland; d. June 28, 1854 probably in Adams county because he is buried in Tranquility Cemetery in Scott township in Adams County. For Jane: Jane Boggs b. September, 1791; d. June 17, 1877 at the home of her son Jacob Boggs Torrence in Belle Center, Logan county. Ohio; Buried in Northwood Cemetery, Northwood, Ohio. I have a cousin of some sort who has pictures of these graves. I also have copies of land purchases in 1831 in Muskingam county, Ohio.
Joseph and Jane arrived in Philadelphia in 1822 after their marriage and before the birth of their first child (Jane)in Philadelphia on May 20, 1823.
I also have a copy of a copy of a page from a family Bible. The name is spelled "Torrance." This is the only source with that spelling that I have found and is probably the correct spelling.

I will email you pages of supporting documents if you wish. Or if I have anything you have not already found by some other means. I would appreciate any information I don't have.

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