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Isham Nance
Birth: Oct. 25, 1804
Randolph County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Feb. 7, 1871
Richardson County
Nebraska, USA

I started my husband's NANCE research in 1982 with Isham Nance. I located Isham, his wife Sarah Nance and grandson George Isham Nance buried in the old Archer Cemetery in Richardson County, NE. It had been abandoned for 60 years. We cleared the years of debris, and positioned the broken headstones. We recorded all the headstones that remained visable, and took photos of the three Nance headstones
Shirley Price Nance
*****NOTE.. ANY PUBLIC TREE that lists THIS ISHAM as ISHAM MCNEIL NANCE IS INCORRECT. I have the death certificate of ISHAM MCNEIL NANCE as documentation.****

Isham Nance was the son of Marshall and Elizabeth Ivey NANCE. He was one of the original settlers of Archer, Richardson County, NE. He crossed the Missouri River from St. Joseph, Buchanan County, MO and settled in Richardson County. His original land grant dated 1846 was in Clinton County, NE.

He was a Justice of the Peace and Circuit Minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church. His first wife was Rebecca Brookshire Ridge, m. 24 Apr 1830, Randolph County, NC, Absilla Nance Powell. b Aug 1833, NC was their only child.

His second wife was Sarah Hill, m. 21 Feb 1842, Shelby, IL. They had 3 sons: James Marshall b. 7 Oct 1843, Buchanan County, MO, d. 8 May 1884, Chetopa, Labette, KS; William George b. 30 Jul 1846, Buchanan County, MO, d. 11 Nov 1909, Columbus, Cherokee, KS; and John J. b. abt 1849, Buchanan County, MO. He is listed in the 1870 U.S. census Richardson County, NE, living in the household of his father, Isham Nance. Eliza B. (Elizabeth), b. 1841, Virginia, spouse.



To Isham Nance from his mother, Elizabeth Ivey Nance. The letter was transcribed as closely to the original as possible with the spelling intact.

State of No Carolina Randolph City Aug 29th 1859
Dear Son & Daughter
I once more by the permission of kind providence Imbrace the opportunity of writing you a few lines to let you know that I am still in the land of the living although with sorrow I have to inform you that your father is no more he has gone to try the realities of a world of spirets he was severly afflicted for a bout five months so that he could not help himself any more than a young child except a few days during that time he got so that he could walk alone a little but that did not last long before he was confined to his bed again and remained so untell the 8th day of last month July he closed his eyes in death bid a final farwell to all time things and has gone home to live with that God who he has been so long trying to serve he bore his affliction with all the patience and fortitude that it is possible for any one to do he seemed to be perfectly resigned to the will of the Lord al though his toungue was chalsied in some way so that he could not talk plain for a long time before his death I have no doubt that it is now loose and he is praising God in heaven as to myself a good part of the time that your father was helpless I was very bad off so that it was hard telling which would die first but I thank God that I have got so that I am able to git about a little and I feel very thankful that I have been spared to see the last of him and see that he was well taken care off and decently put away. Your father made a will several years ago and appointed myself & your brother Benjamin Exectors you no Benjamin is dead and I am not able to do the business. your brother Daniel has undertaken to do it and will have a sale tomorrow. he made I think a very Equitable will and they all appear to be very well satisfied but Eli Pearce he is tring to make a geart disturbance if he can but the will says that those that had no land shall have one hundred Dollars apiece. but Eli says his claim is five hundred Dollars for caring and waiting on us for the last thirteen years. but I think they do not deserve any more than the other heirs. I think I have well paid them. I gave them things and hope them work when they were hear. besides I gave them Thirty Dollars in money. Eli says he wants me to leave hear and come and live with him my lifetime. he says he will take care of me for the third of the produce made on the place. but my choice is to stay hear and I want to know what you think about it. I think I have said enough about that. One more thing, I want to no if you think James ought to pay rent my life time. Eli says he ought too. I will tell you something about crops, Wheat is plenty and good and is selling at One Dollar per bushel. corn crops are light, but I think we will make enough to do us. we have plenty of everything else to eat. Beacon is worth 12 1/2 cts. per pound, other things in proportion. James and his family is well, he has three children, one daughter & two sons. one by the name Isham Hill. one by the name of Alexander Birckett. all the family connections is well as far as I no. Sarah has gotten married and left me. she married John W. Wood, son of Jones Wood. and has got the finest boy you ever saw. Vinah wants you to write something about Thomas. she wants to know where he is and what he is doing. Your Brother Jordon's son Henry is married to Miss Sarah Miller daughter of Martin Miller. Daniel Lindsey is now without a home. Jesse Thornburg is dead. he is now at John W. Woods and is looking for a home. Mary Ann is still staying with me. I want to no something about Martha Dunbar . you mus to write something about her. Exum Davis has got back to his old home and Elizabeth M. Davis has another son. Jones K.(H? ) Wood is very unwell at this time he is not able to be up but very little. they has been a great deal of sickness and a great many Deaths. Sarah C. Woods Boy 's name is Marquis Lafayett. I will close by subscribing myself. Your affection Mother Elizabeth Nance
To Isham Nance & Family

Family links: 
  Marshall Nance (1771 - 1859)
  Elizabeth Kinchen Ivey Nance (1787 - 1865)
  Sarah Hill Nance (1807 - 1868)
  Rebecca Brookshire Nance (1800 - 1842)*
  Absilla Nance Powell (1833 - 1925)*
  James Marshall Nance (1843 - 1884)*
  William George Nance (1846 - 1909)*
  Isham Nance (1804 - 1871)
  Benjamin Nance (1805 - 1856)*
  Jordan Nance (1807 - 1842)*
  Ana Nance Pierce (1816 - 1899)*
  Mary "Polly" Nance Hoover (1818 - 1900)*
  Daniel Chrisenberry Nance (1820 - 1902)*
  Elizabeth Matilda Nance Davis (1827 - 1885)*
  James Marshall Nance (1833 - 1880)*
*Calculated relationship
Archer Cemetery
Falls City
Richardson County
Nebraska, USA
Created by: S PRICE Nance
Record added: Sep 13, 2008
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Isham Nance
Isham Nance
Added by: S PRICE Nance
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