Western Pennsylvania Genealogy
Compiled by Douglas H. Lusher


Family Group Record



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Joseph Vance and Rachel Alexander




Husband Joseph Vance 1 2

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           Died:  - Berkeley Co, WV
         Buried: 
       Marriage: 1763 1



Wife Rachel Alexander 1 2

           Born:  - County Armagh, Ireland
     Christened: 
           Died:  - Berkeley Co, WV
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         Father: John Alexander (Abt 1700-      ) 3 4 5
         Mother: Margaret Glasson (      -      ) 3 4 5




Children
1 M Samuel Vance 2 6

           Born: 1767 7
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           Died: 2 Aug 1831 7
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         Spouse: Rosannah Brown (1784-1844) 8


2 M Alexander Vance 2

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3 F Rachel Vance 2

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         Spouse: Gen. George Porterfield (      -      ) 9


4 M John Vance 2

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5 M Joseph Vance 2

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6 F Jane Vance 2

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General Notes: Husband - Joseph Vance

Martinsburg, Berkeley Co, WV

After marriage, his brother-in-law, James Alexander, of Kishacoquillas Valley, Pennsylvania, granted them a valuable tract of land, on the east side of Spring Run, on condition that they would come and live near to him. They accepted the offer, and removed to Pennsylvania, but after receiving a deed for the land, and residing on it one year, they returned to Virginia, through fear of the Indians, who were then troublesome in that part of Pennsylvania.
They finally settled on a plantation near Honeywood Mills, on the Potomac, about six miles north-east of Martinsburg, Berkeley County, Virginia. The county records contain a deed of a plantation in that vicinity, from Hannah Vance to Joseph Vance, dated in 1783. The family had, however, resided there many years before the date of that deed.

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Sources


1 John E. Alexander, A Record of the Descendants of John Alexander (Philadelphia, PA: Alfred Martien, 1878), Pg 189.

2 Commemorative Biographical Record of Washington County, Pennsylvania (Chicago, IL: J. H. Beers & Co., 1893), Pg 31.

3 John E. Alexander, A Record of the Descendants of John Alexander (Philadelphia, PA: Alfred Martien, 1878), Pg 11.

4 Commemorative Biographical Record of Washington County, Pennsylvania (Chicago, IL: J. H. Beers & Co., 1893), Pg 30.

5 Commemorative Biographical Record of Central Pennsylvania, Including the Counties of Centre, Clearfield, Jefferson and Clarion. (Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co., 1898), Pg 444.

6 John E. Alexander, A Record of the Descendants of John Alexander (Philadelphia, PA: Alfred Martien, 1878), Pg 125, 190.

7 John E. Alexander, A Record of the Descendants of John Alexander (Philadelphia, PA: Alfred Martien, 1878), Pg 190.

8 John E. Alexander, A Record of the Descendants of John Alexander (Philadelphia, PA: Alfred Martien, 1878), Pg 123, 190.

9 John E. Alexander, A Record of the Descendants of John Alexander (Philadelphia, PA: Alfred Martien, 1878), Pg 191.


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