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William Harden Nance
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Birth: Jan. 22, 1831
Henry County
Virginia, USA
Death: Mar. 22, 1909
Holly
Kitsap County
Washington, USA

William Harden Nance married Rebecca Ann Taylor. Their first child, Virginal, was born in Virginia. By 1868, the couple had removed to Adair County, Kentucky. Their children James H, William M., Thomas H., George, Mary L. and Valla were born in Kentucky. Their son Don Salvador Nance was born about 1876 in Virginia. The couple may have returned there to visit family members. Two remaining sons, Putnam Wheeler and an unnamed infant, were also born in Kentucky.

The family was living in Columbia, Adair County, Kentucky in 1870. By 1900, the family had moved to Dewatto, Mason County, Washington. A son, Wheeler, born May 1877, age 23 in Kentucky, is listed as living with them.

Mr. Nance's obituary is from the Mason County Journal dated March 26, 1909, pg. 5.

W. H. NANCE DIES AT HOLLY --- W. H. Nance, the second oldest settler in the Dewatto valley, died at the home of his son, at Holly, on Monday, aged 77 years. Although in rather poor health for several yeas past, he has continued to take active interest in affairs around him, and was around as usual until a few days of his death. He was born in Harvey County, Va., Jan. 22nd, 1831, and came to Hood Canal in 1883. He was a staunch Democrat of the old school and took a lively interest in the political affairs of the County, serving one term as a Commissioner. During his term he devoted considerable attention to improving the roads of his district and developing the country around him. Since the death of his wife and the sale of the old homestead, he has lived with his children. Deceased leaves seven children, five sons and two daughters, to mourn his loss. The funeral was held at the Harrison school house, which stands on the old homestead, and the interment was made there. The service was conducted by Rev. J. E. Maley, of the Shelton Baptist Church, and generally attended by the people of that section, many of whom were old friends.

[Obituary courtest of Ask A Librarian - Washington (online)]. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Harden Nance (1798 - 1876)
  Mary B. Nance (1797 - 1879)
 
 Spouse:
  Rebecca Ann Taylor Nance (1841 - 1903)
 
 Children:
  James Harden Nance (1861 - 1946)*
  William Monroe Nance (1863 - 1954)*
  Valla Dona Nance Cunningham (1871 - 1946)*
  Putman Wheeler Nance (1877 - 1950)*
 
 Siblings:
  Fountain Nance (1821 - 1891)*
  William Harden Nance (1831 - 1909)
  Mary R. Nance King (1843 - 1903)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Born in Henry Co., Virginia
Died at Dewatto, Washington
 
Burial:
Dewatto Cemetery
Tahuya
Mason County
Washington, USA
Plot: Fenced area - Nance Family graves (4)
 
Maintained by: NCGenSeeker
Originally Created by: Margie & Bob
Record added: Apr 19, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 36050913
William Harden Nance
Added by: Margie & Bob
 
William Harden Nance
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William Harden Nance
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