Ed Adams-- My Ed Vance was born in 1880 so anyone before that year would not tell me if he was in the household before that year. His Mother, Lucy Vance was in SC in 1870, so I know by 1880 she was in Monroe MS when he was born, according to all information I have been able to trace. The 20 year gap between 1880-1900 is a space I am trying to find information as to where Ed Vance was living since he wasn.t on the census. with Lucy in 1900.
Joseph--we keep bumping heads with the Vance surname. I have mailed letter's of inquiries to Vance researcher's who's address' were in the Columbus SC Historical Society Book dtd 1999(abt 30 letter's). So far I've received 4 email responses and 2 letters, saying my names of inquiry were not in their research records. I have found some Vance families in Westport MS. From my studies, the women Vance names I have discovered were not married or even had a male in the household at the time a census was taken. In SC my Vance surname search in Johnston SC seemed to have died out at the death of Elbert Vance, the last male of the family group. All other member's were females who married.
I found a 'white' Hugh Vance, in Panola Ms 1880. So far that's where I'm stuck. Could this be the father of Ed Vance, Lucy Vance's x-slaveholder? Lucy Vance gave information on Ed Vance's death certificate that his father was born in Mississippi. Ed died in 1929.