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Posted: 960811200000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1010168050000
After the death of my great-grandmother (Margaret Annie THURMOND WEST b. 1871 in Edgefield, SC d. 1947 Alamance Co., NC) a book on the dedication of a statue of Zebulon Baird VANCE was found among her personal belongings. The statue is in Statuary Hall of the Capital Building in Washington, DC. The book was printed by the Sixty-Fourth Congress in limited edition and covers the dedication 1. Proceedings Statuary Hall on June 22, 1916, 2. Proceedings in the Senate, 3. Proceedings in the House. NOW ... for the question ... why does my family have this limited edition book. My great-grandmother Margaret Annie THURMOND was the daughter of Pleasant Doolittle THURMOND 1829-1887 of Edgefield, SC and his wife Mary Ison VANCE 1842-1921. Margaret Annie married William Joseph WEST, Jr. in Edgefield, SC on Oct. 11, 1857. It would seem that Mary Vanve was related to Zebulon but, I just haven't a clue. All I know about Mary is that she was born in Kentucky, the dau of William VANCE. By 1850 William and his family were living in Edgefield, SC. Does anyone have any idea how these people connect? (p.s. Margaret Annie THURMOND is of the same family as James Strom THURMOND, U. S. Senator-South Carolina.) Any help is greatly appreciated. Mary


Posted: 1003379028000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1005626149000
Hi there,
I really don't at this time know where or if your Grandmother ties into the Vance's. I'am at this time collecting all the information I can to work up our family tree. I'am related to David Vance who was a brother to Zebuleon Vance. I have not come acoss anything as of yet that has your grandmothers name.

Is there anyway you can copy the book so that I may see it? I would love to see it. If in my research of the Vance Tree I should come across anything that pertains to your message, I will immediately contact you.

Its interesting to me that you have this book..........

Yours Truly,

Nancy (Vance) Glover


Posted: 1366211200000
Classification: Query
We have some genealogy informaion on site here 911 Reems Creek Rd Weaverville, NC and you can also find information at Old Buncombe Genealogy, Asheville, NC.

Here is the one for Vance Birthplace:
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