Ann Nancy <I>Chiles</I> Vance

Ann Nancy Chiles Vance

Abbeville County, South Carolina, USA
Death 10 Dec 1891 (aged 77)
Abbeville County, South Carolina, USA
Burial Greenwood County, South Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 83775345 · View Source
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Ann Nancy Chiles was born on the 4th day of January 1814, the daughter of John Chiles and the former Miss Ann Nancy Tillman.

In the 28th of May 1835, Ann married Dr. John Wardlaw Hearst, son of John and Sarah Wardlaw Hearst. After Dr. Hearst died in 1873, Ann married Major James Kincaid Vance on February 21, 1882.

Ann Nancy Chiles Hearst Vance departed this life on the 10th of Decemeber 1891 at the age of 77 years. She is buried beside her first husband, Dr. Hearst in the churchyard cemetery at Cedar Springs A. R. P.

Entered into the Minutes of the
Horeb Baptist Church
Bradley, South Carolina
"Memorial of Sister Ann C. Vance"
On the 10th of December, 1891, the gracious and gentle spirit of Ann C. Vance was borne to her heavenly home, leaving behind her a fragrant memory, gentle in manner and kindly in speech, she looked out on the world with the loving eye of charity. Contemplating only the good, she spoke only of it. Thinking no evil, she spoke evil of no one. There was in her life that charity which "suffereth long, and is kind, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; believeth all things, endureth all things."

For long months, she had been a sufferer, greater perhaps than anyone ever knew, yet there was no token of impatience, and was unswervingly devoted to this church; and always earnestly depreciated its extinction. Through the vicissitudes of a long and eventful life, she exhibited in a marked degree, vigor of conviction. Her hospitality was bountiful with its open door of kindness. She stretched out her hand to the poor. She was "addicted to the ministry of the saintly" and notably to the ministers of the Gospel. She was ever found among the true witnesses, who came to do right. For 51 years of service in this Church and with characteristic modesty, she cultivated those higher graces, which beautify and add luster to the Christian life. And when death came "like as a shock of corn cometh in his session", sustained by an unfaltering trust, she went to the bosom of her Heavenly Father.

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In Memory
daughter of
Col. John & Nancy Tillman Chile
Jan. 4, 1814
Married to
May 28th 1835
Married to
Feb. 21, 1882
Dec. 10, 1891


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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Ann Nancy Chiles Vance (4 Jan 1814–10 Dec 1891), Find a Grave Memorial no. 83775345, citing Cedar Springs A.R.P. Church Cemetery, Greenwood County, South Carolina, USA ; Maintained by GMG (contributor 47391530) .