Enslaved People of the Vance Family

Asheville, NC

Isaac (after 1794 - d?)

Isaac was willed to Zeb's uncle Robert Brank Vance in 1813.[12][44] He probably lived in the town of Asheville with Robert in the 1820s. He was hired out to work for the Patton family during this time as well.[45] In Robert's will of 1827, it is stipulated that Isaac be sold to the Pattons as Robert believes this is what Isaac would desire. This sale, also including Robert's slaves Peter and Harry, is to be completed for a total of no less than $1,700.[46] No further information is known.

Peter Vance (after 1794 - after 1866)

In 1813, Peter was willed to Zeb's uncle Robert.[12][44] He probably lived in the town of Asheville with Robert in the 1820s. He was hired out to work for the Patton family during this time as well.[45] In Robert's will of 1827, it is stipulated that Peter be sold to the Pattons as Robert believes this is what Peter would desire. This sale, also including Robert's slaves Isaac and Harry, is to be completed for a total of no less than $1,700. [46] Peter married Harriet in 1826 and lived at least until 1866.[47] He may have died before 1870.[48]

Harry (after 1794 - d?)

Harry was also willed to Robert in 1813.[12][44] He probably lived in the town of Asheville with Robert in the 1820s. He was hired out to work for the Patton family during this time as well.[45] In Robert's will of 1827, it is stipulated that Harry be sold to the Pattons as Robert believes this is what Harry would desire. This sale, also including Robert's slaves Isaac and Peter, is to be completed for a total of no less than $1,700.[46] No other information is known.


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