Henry was the husband of Alice Unknown.
Henry was the son of Elijah Alexander Vance and Mary Jane Beavers.
Mrs. Vance in this case was Henry's wife she was wife of Henry's Uncle Bob or Robert Beavers of Sinking Waters @ Bandy, Virginia Bob's 2nd wife Bob died of a heart attack and it is said that Henry talked her into marriage as to take care of her and the children. He supposedly came home drunk and beat Alice severely and left upon returning he threatened to kill the children and make her watch when he finally broke in the door Alice shot at him twice the first missing him the second a fatal shot to the head.
Story by Mary Jane Beavers Bob Beavers Daughter.
CLINCH VALLEY NEWS
JULY 24TH 1936
JOE H. PEERY IS HELD FOR KILLING -- Alleged to Have Mortally Wounded Dewey Vance and Injured His Brother, Henry Vance. Joe Howard Peery, son of J.H. Peery, well known Tazewell county farmer, who lives near North Tazewell, is alleged to have killed Dewey Vance and injured his brother, Henry Vance, following an altercation near Peery's home last Sunday afternoon about five o'clock. Peery went to the home of his father after the shooting and surrendered to sheriff Hilton shortly afterwards and was brought to jail Sunday night. He has made no statement since the shooting. The details of the tragedy cannot be stated, other than a statement by Henry Vance who asserted that the trio had been drinking Sunday. In the afternoon, according to the statement of Vance, Peery went to the home of a neighbor and borrowed a shot gun, which he said he wanted to use in killing a sheep killing dog of the community. When he returned to where the Vance brothers were sitting on the side of the road, he is said to have remarked that he was going to shoot them. He soon put the word to action, and shot Dewey Vance dead and critically injured Henry Vance. Henry Vance stated in the Bluefield sanitarium, where he was taken Sunday evening, the Peery shot him twice, reloading his gun in order to do so, and that he left them lying in the road. Someone passing picked up the wounded man and brought him to Dr. Witten's office at North Tazewell, where he received emergency treatment. It is stated that he will recover
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Record added: Oct 30, 2009
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