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Linda Goebel (#46610261)
 member for 12 years, 6 months, 12 days
Phyllis Nelson
Permission to use photo
I would like your permission to use Headstone photo from Find A Grave #22649598 Edna Ray McManis Emerson for our family ancestry records. She is a 2nd cousin 1Xremoved of my husband. Will certainly give you the credit for the photo. Thank you for your work on Find A Grave. If I find other relatives for your photos could you agree for me to use them for the same purposes. Phyllis Nelson

Added by Phyllis Nelson on Jul 18, 2016 10:47 AM

joseph/john v ance
It's interesting that my grandfather John was born and died the same years as your Joseph. IF you look at john's wife Nancy's memorial 135976668 there is the Nancy's app for John's revolutionary war pension and he was born and died the same yrs. Also I notice that your Joseph was married to 2 Nancys? Can you help me? Thanks.

Added by Kathy on Oct 29, 2014 1:31 PM

John /Joseph Vance
Can I please ask why when I am at John Vance's memorial 54125675 and click on son John D Vance's name it brings up John D Vance with an article that says he is the son of JOSEPH and Nancy Bradley Vance. I know my John Vance who is the father of my great, great, great grandfather Robert Vance was married to a Nancy, but she wasn't Nancy Bradley Vance. Tom Boelling has a lot of erroneous information about my Vances that I'm trying to get findagrave to correct since he won't.
Kathy Vance Leonard

Added by Kathy on Mar 19, 2014 10:23 AM

Katie Smith
Cora Vance Obit
Do you have a copy of Cora Vance Obituary
Katie Smith

Added by Katie Smith on Mar 11, 2014 11:26 AM

Nicole Bass
Hi Linda, just browsing around on find a grave and saw all the work you have done. Thanks so much!! Makes it a bit easier for us newbies :). Here is my line up:
G.W. Long- mother
Betty W. Long- grand mother
Hazel W. Woodard (Mathison)- Great Grandmother
William N. Woodard- GG Grandfather
B V Woodard- GGG Grandfather
Elizabeth Vance- GGGG Grandmother
Again thanks for all the hard work you have done :)

Added by Nicole Bass on Jul 29, 2013 10:50 AM

Wm F Vance
Can you tell me if this is William Fentress Vance, father of Claude Fentress Vance and Grandfather of Colene Fentress Vance? Thank you.

Added by Kathy on Feb 07, 2013 8:01 AM

Sarah Vance Morgan Memorial
I just wanted you to be aware that the memorial for Sarah Vance Morgan is a duplicate. There is actually 2 listings for the same cemetery. The memorial you are maintaining is under "Leuins Point Cemetery" but the original name of the cemetery is "Old Middletown Cemetery" which already has over 140 memorials including Sarah Morgan. I do not know how 2 listings where created for the same cemetery but yours is a duplicate. I have also sent a message to the original creator of Sarah's memorial. If you have any questions please send me a message. GT

Added by GraveTracker on Jun 24, 2012 10:13 PM

Joel and Ella Everett
I just posted photos for Joel and Ella Everett at the Berry City Cemetery in Berry, Alabama. I created a memorial for Ella and if you would like me to transfer it over to you, just let me know and I will be happy to do so.

I tried to find Aldolphus Baker at the Alta Church Cemetery instead of the Mt. Joy Cemetery. Sorry about that! We all have our mixed up direction days! I will try and go over to Mt. Joy in about a month or so. I will also at that time try and get your requests at the Gibson Hill Cemetery.

Take care and God Bless you and your family!


Added by rebekahpaw on Mar 19, 2011 2:26 AM

Scot Lady
Harrison Connection?
We are trying to locate our GG-Grandparents, John Berry LYON & Lelilia "Lettie" HARRISON LYON. Are you connected to these HARRISON family members? If not do you know of anyone who is researching these families?



Added by Scot Lady on Feb 24, 2011 12:56 PM

Jayme Popejoy
Thanks for all your hard work. I'm the granddaughter of Ruth Leona, the child of Sufica and Jim Wheeler.

Added by Jayme Popejoy on Feb 15, 2011 1:29 PM

Albert Weston Fenner

I know you said you were related to the Fenners. Almer Weston Fenner is our maternal grandfather. Find A Grave Memorial# 30032043, I am requesting to have his memorial transferred but would like to know how you are related to our Fenner line.

Thank you,
Sharon Garrison

Added by segarrison on Dec 28, 2010 12:33 PM

kim hayes
Claude Vance
After i got your email, I did add a photo of Claude vance stone. I assume he is one of your Vances? Thanks Kim

Added by kim hayes on Nov 13, 2010 8:32 PM

kim hayes
Vance marker
After I emailed you I looked on the cemetery site and someone has already put it up. So its there already. I should have checked before i asked if you wanted it. Thanks, Kim

Added by kim hayes on Nov 13, 2010 8:17 PM

kim hayes
There was a matching marker by the Vance you requested. I assume maybe his wife? Do you want it also? I took a pic just in case.

Added by kim hayes on Oct 07, 2010 7:30 PM

Pat Kiser
Elizabeth Ogle
my ancester is probably a half sister to your Elizabeth Ogle. Just a few of us stayed in Iowa. Do you belong to the Ogle association? I just joined, although I have been sharing info for a long time. I just found elizabeth's marriage to send them. I got tired of looking at land records. e-mail me at

Added by Pat Kiser on Aug 28, 2010 4:37 PM

RE: Gravestone photos in Agency Cemetery
Yes, the person I am helping is Ellen Sterner. Thanks!


Added by Geniereese on Aug 24, 2010 5:46 PM

Gravestone photos in Agency Cemetery

I am helping another researcher and came across your photos in the Agency Cemetery. Could I have permission to send copies of the Emanuel Sterner & family gravestone photos to the other researcher to use?


Added by Geniereese on Aug 24, 2010 5:03 AM

Nancy Jean {Wolf} Ostrander
RE: Homer Sterner
Hi Linda, in the future, with me, you really don't have to explain why I need to delete. Just tell me my entry is a duplicate. I will be glad to remove it. We want to keep Find A Grave simple for everyone.

Thank you, Nancy

Added by Nancy Jean {Wolf} Ostrand... on Aug 15, 2010 9:24 AM

RE: Joseph & Nancy Vance
Family links:
This was one of the sources:
Mary Christina Vance Harper (1778 - 1829)*
Robert Vance (1780 - 1853)*
Sarah Vance Morgan (1786 - 1861)*
David Vance (1787 - ____)*
Jane Vance (1789 - ____)*
Martha Vance Gest (1790 - 1833)*
Samuel Vance (1791 - ____)*
Joseph C Vance (1792 - 1840)*
James Vance (1794 - 1866)*
Alexander Vance (1795 - ____)*
Hiram Vance (1796 - 1876)*
Abraham Vance (1797 - 1833)*
John Vance (1798 - 1866)*
Elizabeth Vance Woodard (1799 - 1879)*
Solomon Vance (1801 - 1872)*
Bradley Vance (1802 - 1833)*

Nancy Bradley Vance (1764 - 1857

Added by Kathy on Jun 23, 2010 6:54 PM

RE: Nancy Bradley Vance/Joseph Vance
Hi Bonnie

It turns out that we are related to Joseph and not John and Nancy Bradley Vance

My grandfather Claude Vance is the son of William S. Vance, son of Wilson Vance, son of Robert Vance, son of Joseph and Nancy Bradley Vance. People were listing Wilson's father as Hiram or John.

My question is who was Joseph's father and how can I obtain the book that you were talking about in a previous correspondence?

I tracked everyone through the US Censuses on instead of trying to copy other's info. I appreciate you pointing me in the right direction. If I ever have time I'm going to write each of them and tell them they are wrong. There was one posting where they had picked someone to be our relative but the one they picked was only 7 years older than his son. I asked where she got her info and she said it was obviously wrong and would delete it.

Thanks for your help.

Kathy Vance Leonard

Added by Kathy on Jun 23, 2010 3:50 PM

RE: Nancy Bradley Vance/Joseph Vance

Added by Kathy on Jun 23, 2010 3:45 PM

Joseph & Nancy Vance
Hi Linda It's me again. After totally ignoring the posted family trees on we went back throug the censuses over the years.

My grandfather Claude's parents were William S and Alice Bland Vance
William S. is the son of Mary Magadalene Harper and Wilson Vance
Wilson is the son of Robert and Catherine Barnhouse Vance
Robert is the son of Joseph and Nancy Bradley Vance - NOT JOHN!!
Now that we actually are related do you know who Joseph's parents?

Thanks - (wow this has given me a two day headache!!)
Kathy Vance Leonard

Added by Kathy on Jun 21, 2010 6:28 PM

RE: Nancy Bradley Vance
That's fine Linda. I just threw my hands up when i found different information on a couple of others and asked and the Morman Geneology to see if they could help me. It seems odd Nancy and Joseph have some of the same chidren and birth dates as Nancy and John.

That's interesting you're a Goebel. My Aunt Eloise Vance married a Goebel.


Added by Kathy on Jun 20, 2010 9:57 AM

RE: Nancy Bradley Vance
John Vance Pioneer
Pendleton County, West Virginia 1788

Family History Library
35 North West Temple
Salt Lake City, Utah 84150

JOHN VANCE, b ca. 1746, Frederick County, VA, moved to Fayette County, PA. with his
family ca 1769. Married October 1773 to Nancy (?) near Ft. Pitt. In 1776, he joined the 8th
Virginia Regiment and in 1777 the 13th Virginia Regiment. (Note: He was a Sergeant Major.)
He was wounded and honorably discharged November 1777. John was a farmer and a schoolmaster
according to an affidavit filed with his application for a Revolutionary War pension. He
received a Virginia state pension and two land grants, one north of Mouth of Seneca and one n.e.
of Harpers Gap consisting of 120 acres.

By 1780, John and Nancy were living at the Morral
place. John's final resting place is a single grave on top of a small hill on land owned by the late Otis Lambert. His grave is marked by two stone slabs with JV, dec Feb th 8, 1826, AG 82 carved on the headstones.

Children: Mary "Polly" (Adam Harper), Robert (Catherine Barnhouse), Elizabeth (Abraham
Skidmore), John Jr., Nancy, Hiram (Phoebe Skidmore). (Note: This is a partial list of children. Others include John, Samuel, James, David, Jane, Alexander, Sarah and Solomon.)

CHILDREN OF HIRAM VANCE, Roaring Creek, b. Feb. 8, 1796, d. ay 3, 1876, buried Jonson
Cemetery, Clinton , Illinois, married Phoebe Skidmore, 1802-1861, buried Davis/Day Cemetery,
Onego, daughter of John Skidmore (Nancy Pringle), John A. (Mahala Hedrick), Reuben
(Melinda Raines), Solomon (Mary Mullenax), Levi (Mary J. Buckbee Illinois, Elias (Mary
Simpson) Illinois, Hiram Jr., Elijah (Mary Elizabeth Harman) Missouri, Elizabeth (Jesse Davis,
Absalom Long), Perry (Mary Jane Waybright) Illinois, Nancy.
CHILDREN OF REUBEN VANCE, Roaring Creek, b 182, d 1896, m. 1850 Melinda Raines,
daughter of Barnett Raines (Susanna Tingler0 b. May 18, 1829, d. September 14, 1912. Both
buried Vance Cemetery: Messalina (Noah Hartman), Elizabeth (John S. Painter), Elijah (Phoebe
Jane Morrall), Sylvester (Sarah F. Morrall), Issac (Ellen Arbogast), Rebecca (George Burns).
CHILDREN OF SYLVESTER VANCE, Roaring Creek, b. May 30, 1860, d. April 9, 1940, m.
Jan. 19, 1888 Sarah F. Morrall, b. May 2, 1870, d. May 3, 1934, daughter of James and Polly
Ann Bible Morrall. Both buried in Vance Cemetery: Mason, b. 11-11-1888, d. 8-16-1979, m.
Berta Vance; Arthur, b. 11-30-1890, d. 10-21-1979, m. Nellie Phares; Jason, b. 4-12-1893, d. 5-
19-1983, m. Emmatie Long; Effie, b. 7-22-1895, d. 4-28-1985, m. Walter Miley; Alston, b. Jan
1989, deceased, m. Annie Roy; Annie, b. 10-28-1900, d. 11-18-1950, m. Adam Vance; Dennis,
b. 9-22-1902, d. 10-15-1973, single; Denver, lives Maysville, WV, b. April 5, 1905, m. Virginia
Thompson; Clara, b. 11-23-1907, married (1) Earl Arbogast, d. July 24, 1949, (20 Burrell
Ketterman, deceased, lives Harrisonburg, VA.; Frank, b. Feb. 22, 1911, m. Mae Hartman, lives
Vance family homeplace in Roaring Creek; Blake, b. July 7, 1913, m. Blanch Ann Arbogast,
lives Dayton, VA. (Submitted by: Bonny Vance Miller

Added by Kathy on Jun 20, 2010 6:35 AM

John Vance & Nancy Bradley
Hi Linda

My John Vance that married Nancy Bradley was born 1/10/1753 in Virginia; they married October 1773; and he died 2/8/1826. We also apparently have a book. And my original family tree is hand written and passed down from my father, from his father William S from his father Wilson, from his father Robert, son of John & Nancy Vance.

Are you related to Eddie Goebel?

Added by Kathy on Jun 20, 2010 6:31 AM


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