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Andrew Vance (son of John Vance and Mary Williamson)739 was born in Coagh, County Tyrone, Ireland740, 741, and died April 02, 1754 in Lancaster Co. PA742. He married Jane Hogue (or Hogge, Hoge) on Bef. 1710 in Ireland743.

 Includes NotesNotes for Andrew Vance:
ID: I7076
Name: VANCE
Reference Number: 1372
Sex: M
Note:
!Notes and Queries, Histo., Bio., and Gen., by William Henry
Egle, Fourth Series Vol. 1, Harrisburg Publ. Co., Harrisburg,
Pa. 1893, pp 288-97 !Tawna Brown on Fido Sep., 1995 "Will
11/11/1754 proved 10/7/1760 Frederick Co., Va." !Notes and
Queries, Historical, Biographical and Genealogical, by William
Henry Egle, Fourth Series Vol. 1, Harrisburg Publ. Co.,
Harrisburg, Pa. 1893
Change Date: 14 OCT 2000

Marriage 1 Spouse Unknown
Children
John VANCE
William VANCE

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OCCUPATIONS AND RESIDENCES
Most of what we have concerning Andrew Vance and his family is a compilation from two sources: Notes by Roberta Crawford Smith of Cincinnati, OH and from Wm. Lusk Crawford, Sr., Ancestors and Friends, History and Genealogy, Dallas TX 1978. From this last, the following relates to Andrew: "We do not know how early Andrew Vance arrived in America, but we find him in Chester Co, PA, 19 April 1732 when he was appointed administrator of the estate of David McCuiston.
"About the year 1735 William Hoge removed from Pennsylvania and settled on the Opeckon, about three miles south of Winchester, VA. Opeckon Meeting House stands upon his tract of land. The families of Glass, Vance, Allen, Colvin (possibly Colvill), White and others soon joined him and formed the Opeckon Congregation, the oldest congregation west of the Blue Ridge.
"In about 10 or 12 years of settlement of Opeckon which was 1735 congregation of Irish origin, more or less direct had settled at---etc. NMew Providence in Rockbridge (Co.)"from Foote, William Henry, Sketches of Virginia, p. 102.
"This was apparently the second emigration of Andrew Vance to America as we find in a letter dated 19 June 1955. Dr. Charles A. Vance of Lexington, Ky., a descendant of Andrew Vance wrote as follows:

"The fourth son of John and Mary Vance of Coagh, was Andrew Vance. He brought his bride, Jane Newell, to America in 1692 coming to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, and set up a mercantile establishment. When their third child was born the mother and infant died and were buried there near their home in Lancaster Co., Pa. Then he took Willie and Sarah home to his parents in Ireland. While there he like other pioneers, took another wife, Jane Hogue, and she bore him eight children, among them being Samuel..."

Andrew Vance was in Frederick Co. Va. in 1743, according to Norris, History of Lower Shenandoah Valley, p. 85.

"According to Dr. Charles Vance, Andrew Vance had two children by his first marriage, Willie and Sarah; and eight by his marriage to Jane Hogue.

"Andrew Vance lived near Zane's Iron Works, Va., but he died in Lancaster Co., Pa. and is buried there in the Donegal Churchyard.

"The will of Andrew Vance, date 19 Dec. 1750, probated 2 April, 1754, Frederick Co., Va. Will Book 2, page 114:
"In the nameof God Amen. I, Andrew Vance, of the County of Frederick and Colony of Virginia, being weak in body but good sense and memory -- Blessed to God for it -- do this 19th day of December in the year of our Lord 1750 do publish this as my last will and testament.
That is to say, I give to my three sons, Samuel and Alexander and Andrew, all And singular my lands and tenements whereon I now live, stock and block. First paying all my debts and excepts to my wife Jane Vance, her part, to have and to hold for themselves, their heirs and assigns.
Perfectly--I do likewise give to my loving wife, Jane Vance, one rideing horse and two cows, her bed and her household goods.
I do leave to mu son John Vance five shilling sterling and no more.
And I leave to my wife, Jane Vance, the mansion house in which I now live and five acres of land during her natural lifetime, and then the same to remain to the use of my sons Samuel, Alexander and Andrew Vance.
I do leave my beloved wife, Jane Vance, and my beloved son Samuel Vance to be whole and solid executors of this my last will and testament.
In witness whereof, before these present, I the said Andrew Vance have hereunto set my hand and seal to this my last will and testament. Dated the day and year above. (signed) Andrew Vance"

The will of Andrew Vance quoted above was witnessed by Thomas Butler, John Cook and William Huston. Bond of executors, Jane Vance and Samuel Vance, was provided 2 April 1754 with Thomas Butler and William Ewing, securities."
Ancestors of Forrest Roger Garnett pp. 1820.3-1820.5

The will of Andrew Vance mentions only the following children: Samuel, Alexander, Andrew and jOHN. We therefore need some documentation for the other children.
Ancestors of Forrest Roger Garnett p. 1820.5

At present all we know of this family comes from the following: William Lusk Crawford, Ancestors and Friends: History and Genealogy, Dallas TX 1978, Farmer Gen. Co., pp. 105-111.


"Andrew the fourth son of John Vance, emigrated to America and here became the founder of a family; one of his sons was an officer in the American Revolutionary War and was killed in action fighting under Washington." [Balbirnie, William. Historical Account of the Vance Family].
Ancestors and Friends by William Lusk Crawford pg. 103.

Andrew Vance the emigrant to America; John Vance; James Vance who married Mary Hogg; Patrick Vance; and William Vance who married Elizabeth Wilkinson, dau. of Zechariah Wilkinson of County Antrim. [The sources of the information for the descent of the Vance family from Harold de Vaux was taken from -[Balbirnie, William of Cork. Transcript of MSS, an Historical Account of the Vance Family]. The descent from King Robert Bruce was compiled by Wm. J. Simpson from the above transcript and published in Irish Pedigrees by John O’Hart.

We do not know how early Andrew Vance arrived in America but we find him in Chester Co. , Pa. 19 April 1732 when he was appointed administrator of the estate of David McCuiston.

"About the year 1735 William Hoge removed from Pennsylvania and settled on the Opeckon, about three miles south of Winchester, Va. Opeckon Meeting House stands upon his tract of land. The families of Glass, Vance, Allen, Colvin (possibly Colvill), White and others soon joined him and formed the Opeckon Congregation, the oldest congregation west of the Blue Ridge."

"In about 10 or 12 years of settlement of Opeckon which was 1735 congregation of Irish origin, more or less direct had settled at _____ etc. New
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Providence in Rockbridge (Co.)." [Foote, William Henry. Sketches of Virginia, p. 102].

This was apparently the second emigration of Andrew Vance to America as we find in a letter dated 15 June 1955, Dr. Charles A. Vance of Lexington, Ky., a descendant of Andrew Vance wrote as follows:

"The fourth son of John and Mary Vance of Coagh, was Andrew Vance. He brought his bride, Jane Newell, to America in 1692 coming to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, and set up a mercantile establishment. When their third child was born the mother and infant died and were buried there near their home in Lancaster Co., Pa. Then he took Willie and Sarah home to his parents in Ireland. While there he like other pioneers, took another wife, Jane Hogue, and she bore him eight children, among them being Samuel who married Sarah Colvill. Andrew II, whom I am descended from married twice, Ann Ramey and Mary Cook." [Ropp, P. H. Notes on the Vance, Piper, Parrott, Ropp and Allied Families of Washington Co., Va. Unpublished manuscript found in Washington Co. Historical Society Library, Abingdon, Va.

Andrew Vance was in Frederick Co., Va. in 1743. [Norris. History of the Lower Shenandoah Valley, p. 85].

According to Dr. Charles Vance, Andrew Vance had two children by his first marriage, Willie and Sarah; and eight by his marriage to Jane Hogue.

Andrew Vance lived near Zane’s Iron Works, Va., but he died in Lancaster Co. , Pa. and is buried there in the Donegal Churchyard.

The will of Andrew Vance dated 19 Dec. 1750, probated 2 April 1754, Frederick Co., Va. Will Book 2, p. 114:

‘In the name of God Amen. I Andrew Vance of the County of Frederick and
Colony of Virginia, being weak in body but of good sense and memory -
Blessed to God for it — do this 19th day of December in the year of our
Lord 1750 do publish this as my last will and testament.

That is to say, I give to my three Sons, Samuel and Alexander and Andrew, all and singular my lands and tenements whereon I now live, stock and block. First paying all my debts and excepts to my wife Jane Vance, her part, to have and to hold for themselves, their heirs and assigns.

Perfectly - I do likewise give to my loving wife, Jane Vance, one riding horse and two cows, her bed and her household goods.

I do leave to my son John Vance five shillings sterling and no more.

And I leave to my wife, Jane Vance, the mansion house in which I now live and five acres of land during her natural lifetime, and then the same to remain to the use of my sons Samuel , Alexander and Andrew Vance.

I do leave my beloved wife, Jane Vance, and my beloved son Samuel Vance to be whole and solid executors of this my last will and testament.

In witness whereof, before these present, I the said Andrew Vance have hereunto set my hand and seal to this my last will and testament. Dated the day and year above."

(signed) Andrew Vance.
• The will does not account for four of the eight children Dr. Charles Vance stated Andrew and Jane Vance supposedly had. Gibson Vance of Abingdon, Va. in his unpublished History of the Vance Family (1967) adds the names of David, James, Robert and Mary Vance which completes the ten children of Andrew Vance and his wives Jane Newell and Jane Hogue. He states son David Vance m. Elizabeth Colville and died in Frederick Co., Va. in 1767. Also, son James m. Mary Gamble Glass and when she died m. her sister, Elizabeth Glass. They were the daughters of Robert Glass. [Ropp, P. H. Notes].

The will of Andrew Vance quoted above was witnessed by Thomas Butler, John Cook and William Huston. Bond of executors, Jane Vance and Samuel Vance,
- was provided 2 April 1754 with Thomas Butler and William Ewing, securities.

We have no definite proof of the movements of sons Robert, Alexander and John Vance but I find the following concerning Vances of these names:

[Western Pennsylvania Historical Magazine, Vol. 16, p. 28, 1933]. "The guiding spirits in early Presbyterian meetings were often made ruling elders when a congregation was formally organized."

"Meetings for social worship began in 1776 on Irish Ridge and in the home of Major Vance in Washington Co., Pa."

"Indian raids frequently drove the settlers to seek protection within Vances and Wells forts, where religious services were continued."

[Ibid, p. 31]. "As early as 1778 settlers seeking shelter in Vances fort felt the stir of revival."

[Ibid. Vol. 18, p. 184, 1935]. "The following year (1774) Messrs. Vance and Black were sent in response to a similar plea to preach at Fort Pitt, and other places at their discretion."

[Ibid. p. 307]. "A marker in honor of Captain Robert Vance, pioneer set- I tier, was unveiled on Sept. 2 at the Montour Church by members of the congregation. Captain Vance, who is buried in the Montour Cemetery, bought land and built a fort on the site of Coraopolis shortly after the fall of Fort Duquesne and in 1788 helped to build the first log building of the church."

In the Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Will Book 1729-1850 Index we have the following entries: Vance, John, 1734, Book A, Vol. I, p. 13. Vance, John, 1754, Book B, Vol. I, p. 38. Intestate Record; Vance, Alexander, 1751; Vance, John, 1734; Vance, John, 1748.


Ancestors and Friends by William Lusk Crawford. pg. 106






More About Andrew Vance:
Burial: Unknown, Donegal Churchyard, Lancaster Co PA..744
Immigration: Abt. 1700, Came to America.
Residence: 1735, Opecquon Creek, Winchester, VA.745
Will: Prob. Frederick Co. VA.746

More About Andrew Vance and Jane Hogue (or Hogge, Hoge):
Marriage: Bef. 1710, Ireland.747

Children of Andrew Vance and Jane Hogue (or Hogge, Hoge) are:
  1. +John Vance, b. 1712, Ireland?748, d. July 10, 1760, Frederick Co. VA, Lancaster Co. VA?749.
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