Phoebe Vannoy Colvard, daughter of Elder James Vannoy 1792-1857 and Sarah 'Sallie' Shepherd 1795-1880 was born in Wilkes county, North Carolina. She married Wade Hampton Colvard on November 2, 1831. To this union eleven children were born. Eight of her eleven children preceded her in death. Two of her sons were killed in the Civil War. She was a loving wife and mother.