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Gen Robert Brank Vance
Birth: Apr. 24, 1828
Burke County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Nov. 28, 1899
Weaverville
Buncombe County
North Carolina, USA

Civil War Confederate Brigadier General, US Congressman. Prior to the Civil War, he was a clerk of the court of pleas in North Carolina, 1848 to 1856. During the Civil War, he served as Colonel of the 29th North Carolina Regiment and was appointed Brigadier General in 1863, serving until the war's end. In 1873, he was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-third Congess and to the five succeeding Congresses, serving until 1885. Not a candidate for renomination, he served in the North Carolina State House of Representatives, 1894 to 1896. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Parents:
  David Vance (1792 - 1844)
  Elmira Margaret Baird Vance (1802 - 1878)
 
 Spouse:
  Harriet Valencia McElroy Vance (1837 - 1887)*
 
 Children:
  David Vance (1854 - ____)*
  James Noel Vance (1862 - 1926)*
  Zebulon Foster Vance (1867 - 1929)*
  Mary Laura Vance Wilbar (1871 - 1918)*
 
 Siblings:
  Robert Brank Vance (1828 - 1899)
  Zebulon Baird Vance (1830 - 1894)*
  James Noel Vance (1832 - 1855)**
  Sarah Priscilla Vance Hale (1838 - 1914)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Riverside Cemetery
Asheville
Buncombe County
North Carolina, USA
 
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Record added: Jul 16, 2000
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For services rendered the Confederacy during our American Civil War. May you rest in peace, sir.
- Daniel Moran
 Added: Apr. 24, 2016
Brigadier General Robert B. Vance of North Carolina. Vance recruited a infantry company which came to be called the Buncombe Life Guards and was elected captain of that company before being elected colonel of the 29th North Carolina Infantry. He fought in...(Read more)
- Russell Kasper
 Added: Jan. 1, 2016

- Jreb
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