Enslaved People of the Vance Family

Haywood, Macon, or Cherokee Counties, NC

Esther (b? - d?)

In David Vance, Sr.'s will of 1813, Celia Vance was given the option to take either "young Leah" or Esther and the other girl was to belong to Priscilla.[12] It appears that Celia chose Esther.[31] She was probably living with Celia and Benjamin Brittain after 1817 in Buncombe County and after 1822 in Haywood, Macon, or Cherokee Counties.[49] No other information is known.

Isham (b? - d?)

Isham was willed to Priscilla Brank Vance in her husband's 1813 will.[12] He was then willed to Zeb's aunt Celia in 1835, but listed as already in her possession.[42] Therefore, he was probably living with the Brittains after 1817 in Buncombe County and after 1822 in Haywood, Macon, or Cherokee Counties.[49] No other information is known.

Washington (b? - d?)

Washington was willed to Priscilla Brank Vance in her husband's 1813 will.[12] He was then willed to Zeb's aunt Elizabeth Vance Davidson in Priscilla's 1835 will.[42] He was listed as already in her possession, so he was probably living in Cherokee County before 1835.[50] No other information is known.


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