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Vance, Browning, Noel, Byrd, Morrison, Hickman of Bath Co.
Posted by: kathy Buss (ID *****4988) Date: September 16, 2004 at 18:48:27
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Vance Noel
son of Samuel Bance Byrd Noel wife Elizabeth Browning
son of Smallwood Noel wife Sarah Vance

Elizabeth L. Browning dau of Edmund Browning
Sarah Vance dau of Samuel Vance and Sarah Bird

Samuel Vance
son of David Vance and Mary Wolsey
Son of Samuel Vance of PA and Agnes Penquite
Son of John Vance and Rachel Primrose

Sarah Bird Dau of Pioneer John Bird and Margaret Dean dau of William Dean and Sarah
son of John Byrd and Elizabeth Williams

Pioneer John Byrd
son of Andrew Thomas Byrd and Ann
son of John Byrd and Grance Stegg
son of Thomas Le Byrd and Elizabeth Budd
son of John LeByrd and Elizabeth Bins
son of Thomas LeByrd and Ales Palyn

Will of Samuel Vance dated Nov 20, 1806 P. 377
Wit: none named
Probated Oct 1807 court
Exec: none named
Beq: to Son James the lower part of the plantation he now lives on, at Samuel Vance Jr.'s line, to include land on Both sides of the river
to son Benjamin the upper end of the plantation from Saw Pit Run, with other plantation on little Back Creek, comprising 150 acres.
to beloved wife Sarah remaining land, dwelling house and orchards. Negro boy Bob and girl Poll, for life, then the land and Bob to Benjamin, and Poll to be given by his wife "to any of the children she may see fit."
to daughters who are or have been married $1 in addition to what has been given to them heretofore except Ally Allen who is to return Grace to Patsy and have Agy instead.
to daughter Sarah Vance, Carter a Mulatto boy.
to daughter nancy girl Sarah
to daughter Elizabeth girl Jude.

Marriage and probate records show this name as William B. Vance . His parents are listed as Samuel & Eliza in his brother John's 1876 Bath death record. The Vance children are by his first wife Nancy V. Hickman (d/0 James and Margaret Hickman), per estate records & their 1836 Bath marriage record
Census 69-64 1860
William P. Vance 49 M Wagonmaker, R=100, P=60
Elizabeth 64 F (widow of John Merritt)
James W. 19 M apprentice wagonmaker
Charles S. 17 M Laborer
Henry Merret 26 M insane from fits
Julia 20 F

512-458 1860 Census Bath Co. VA
Mary H. Hickman 55 F R=100, P=1,000
Margaret 45 F Idiot
Mary S. Vance 16 F school
Joseph S. Gillespie 25 M Laborer, P=500
Per Estate Records, Mary H. & Margaret Hickman are daughters of James Hickman & Margaret Bird.or Byrd. (d/9 John & Mary kByrd, per her 1854 death record). and Mary S. Vance is the daughter of William B. Bance & Nancy V. Hickman (d/0 James & Margaret Hickman)

In 1801 Will Wit: James Vance Sr and Samuel Vamce Jr.
1800 Store Balances due: List: James Vance Jr., John Bird Sr. James Vance Sr. , Sally Vance , Alley Vance
1797 Bond of 1,000 by Robert Kinkeade and John Dean to Samuel Vance.

By way of North Carolina we are told thay Zebulon B.,Robert B., Robert E. Vance of NC, are of the Vance family of Back Creek All three served in Congress The first was also a famous governor of NC, and the second was a brigadier general in the Confederate army.

Samuel Vance came to Mountain Grove by 1765, and lived there till his death in 1807, His children were: James, Benjamin, Ally, Allen, patsy, Nancy, Sarah, and Elizabeth. John would appear to be a brother to Samuel

Settlement of estate of Samuel Vance, Dr. Benjamin Vance, exec Submitted 18 Oct 1811 by Alexander McClintic, William McC. Dean and Andrew L. Warwick.
Payments to Thomas Kinkead, John H. Peyton, John Bollar, John McCutchins (forcoffin), Smallwood Noel, Sarah, Eliza, Patsey and Benjamin Vance, Jacob Hull.

Samuel Vance Byrd Noel
The name that stands at the head of this sketch has been as familiar to the writer, for forty-four years, as that of any person now living, and his acquaintance, like wine, has improved by time.
Vance Noel, as he is generally known to the old citizens of this city, is a native of Bath kCounty Virginia. At the age of three years his parents removed to Harrodsburgh, Mercer Co, kY, and from the latter place they came to Indianapolis in the fall of 1825.
In 1828 Vance engaged with Messrs, Douglass & Maguire to learn the printing business, in the office of the "Indiana Journal." He continued in the office, boy man, apprentice and journeyman, foreman, partner, and finally sole proprietor, for nearly twenty years.
It was while he dwas engaged in the "Journal" office he earned and acquired the reputation he is so justly entitled to for in tegrity, industry and perseverance.
After he retired from the printing business he engaged in merchandising and the produce business, and owing to his too confiding nature and disposition he lost heavily. he shipped a large quantity of grain to a firm that failed, owing him several thousand dollars . Nothing daunted, he still persevered, and never seemed to lose any of his youthful energy being always readyto pick his flint and try again."
Vance was one of the "bloody three hundred" that went forth in 1832 to fight the bloody "Ingeans," and returned with a record as bright as any that were engaged in the memorable campaign, and unstained with blood.
He was, also, one of the seventeen "Wild Oats of Indianapolis" that journeyed to Tippecanoe Battle Ground in May. 1840, and shouted as loud as the loudest for "Tippecanoe and Tayler too; " and the few of that seventeen now living with remember the first night out at Eagle Village, where we met that veteran dancer Ezikel Benjamin, who danced in the rain to the tune of.
"We'll dance all night, till broad day light, &c."

Then , in 1844, Vance, with the Clay Glee Club, sang-
"The moon was shining silver bright,
The stars with glory crowned the night;
High on a limb that'same old coon,"
was singing to himself this tune-
Get out of the way, you're all unlucky,
Polk can't come it with old Kentucky,"

In 1841 he married to Miss kElizabeth L. Browning who was one of the belle's of Indianapolis, and daughter of Edmund Browning, Esq.,. one of our most respectable citizens.
Mr. and Mrs. noel have thur far floated down the stream of time together, and their hearth-stone has been ever cheered by the voices of Little ones. "A babe in a house is a wellspring of joy," and they have had their full share of joy in this way.
When i saythere is no man in Indianapolis more respected by the old citizens than Samuel V.B. Noel, I but say what everybody knows that is acquainted with him.

son Vance of Samuel V. B. Noel Moved to Washington State.

I could not connect the Noel family of Mercer Co. KY to Ours.

Edmund Browning
Mr. Browning is a Native of Culpepper Co., VA, but came to Mason Co, Ky, when a child, and was there raised.
After keeping a hotel in West Union, Columbus, an Dayton, OH, he came to this place in the fall of 1836, and for about thirteen years kept the Washington Hall.
Mr. Browning was ever a popular hotel Keeper, and his house was the Whig headquarters of this place and for members of the Legislature, so long as he kept it.
He retired from hotel-lee[omg sp,e twemtu uears somce. amd jas fpr severa; uears been the Register of the Land Office in this place.
Although he has passed his three-score and ten years, he is yet quite active, and my be seen on our streets daily, as has been his wont for the last thirty-four years.

I am doing this record for my adopted son he wanted to know what nationality he was it looks like it is Dutch or French

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