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Subject: Pleasant A. VANCE 8368, Todd Co KY
Date: Thursday, May 15, 2003
Surnames: Vance, Davidson, Chestnut, Thomas, Halsell, Wilkinson, Duke
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History of Kentucky, Illustrated, Edition 1, Todd/Perrin/Kniffen, Chicago:F.A.Battey Publishing Co., 1885. (Ballard Co).
“Pleasant A. Vance was born July 24, 1824 in Todd County, Ky., where he grew to manhood. In 1851 he removed to Muhlenburg County, and in 1857 came to Ballard County, where he now resides. His father, John Vance, a native of South Carolina, was born in 1767, removed to Todd Co., Ky., in 1801, was high sheriff there and died in 1834. He was the son of David, a Scotchman, who served in the American Revolution. John married Martha, daughter of Silas Davidson of South Carolina, and this union was blessed by the birth of Daniel W., William, Samuel, James, John, Andrew, Messena, subject, Elizabeth (Vance), Ruth (Chesnut) and Jane. Mrs. John Vance died in 1834, aged fifty-two years. In youth, , subject procured a common school education, but is an extensive reader of good books and standard literature. He was married March 9, 1849 to Miss Althea A., daughter of John and Cicely (Thomas) Halsell of Todd County, born in 1831 and died in 1875, and to them were born Olive A.(Wilkinson), Emma A. (Duke), Samuel A., William E., Buelah and Lena E. Subject is a farmer, having 100 acres of land in a good state of cultivation. He is a member of the Masonic fraternity, a Baptist and a Democrat".