Nance Family-VA-IN-NC-1745 to 1843

Slaveowners Name: William M. NANCE
Name of Slave: GEORGE
Age of Slave: 22 (in 1813)
Sex of Slave: M
Source Document: Document filed in court confirming the
"importation" of a
slave to the county (Pittsylvania Co. VA Records, Bk. 18, p.
283)
State: VA
County: Pittsylvania
Year of Source Document: 1813
How to Access Source Document: In Pittsylvania Co records?
(Pittsylvania
Co. VA Records, Bk. 18, p. 283.)

Other Information: 
1813 - "I, William M. Nance of  Pittsylvania, have brought
into the county one negro man named GEORGE, aged  ca. 22,
who descended to me from my father, who is deceased in the
state of  North Carolina".  June 22, 1813.
Pittsylvania Co. VA Records, Bk. 18, p. 283.

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Slaveowners Name: William M. NANCE
Name of Slaves: EDITH, KITTY, DOLLY
Sex of Slaves: F
Source Document: Document filed in court confirming the
"importation" of
slaves to the county. Pittsylvania Co. VA Records, Bk. 19, 
p. 109.
State: VA
County: Pittsylvania
Year of Source Document: 1815
How to Access Source Document: In Pittsylvania Co records?
(Pittsylvania
Co. VA Records, Bk. 19,  p. 109.)

Other Information: 
1815 -  "I, William M. Nance have  brought into Pittsylvania
out of North Carolina, three Negroes from the division of my
father's estate, viz., EDITH, KITTY, DOLLY".  March 20,
1815.  Pittsylvania Co. VA Records, Bk. 19,  p. 109.

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Slaveowners Name: William M. NANCE
Name of Slaves: GEORGE, CELIA
Sex of Slaves: M, F
Source Document: Document establishing exemption from tax on
two Negro
slaves. Pittsylvania Co. VA Records, Bk. 37, p. 216.
State: VA
County: Pittsylvania
Year of Source Document: 1843
How to Access Source Document: In Pittsylvania Co records?
(Pittsylvania
Co VA Court Orders    Bk. 37, p. 216)

Other Information: 
June 19 1843 - William M. Nance exempt in the future from
taxes on his negroes, GEORGE and CELIA.  Pittsylvania Co VA
Court Orders    Bk. 37, p. 216. [NOTE: This is the same
William M. Nance as is mentioned in the 1813 record of the
"importation" from North Carolina of the slave GEORGE, and
the George mentioned may well be the same man]

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Slaveowners Name: William NANCE
Name of Slave: LEWIS NANCE
Sex of Slaves: M
Source Document: Record of Trial and Conviction of a Negro
slave for
stealing. Halifax Co. VA Records, Bk. 11, p. 295.
State: VA
County: Halifax
Year of Source Document: 1785
How to Access Source Document: In Halifax Co records?
(Halifax Co VA
Records, Bk.  11, p. 295. )

Other Information: 
1785 - Trial and conviction of LEWIS NANCE, a negro slave
belonging to William Nance.  LEWIS NANCE, together with
several other slaves, is charged with stealing, found
guilty, and to receive 25 lashes on bare back. Halifax Co VA
Records, Bk.  11, p. 295.  [NOTE: In the abstract of this
record, the slave LEWIS is referred to by the full name
"LEWIS NANCE"].

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Slaveowners Name: William Nance
Name of Slaves: LEWIS and BESS
Sex of Slaves: M, F
Source Document: Will of William Nance (slaveowner), noting
desire to free
two slaves. 
State: VA
County: Halifax
Year of Source Document: 1801
How to Access Source Document: In Halifax Co records?

Other Information: 
Oct. 22 1801 - Will of William Nance.  Halifax Co VA. 
...includes a request that two of his Negroes (LEWIS and
BESS)  be freed.   Probated Dec. 28, 1801.  Exec: Peter
Barksdale.  Wit: Wm. and Anthony Snyder, Josiah Clay. 
[NOTE: This is the same William Nance as is mentioned in the
1785 record concerning the Trial and conviction of Lewis
Nance, and seems at least possible that the Lewis mentioned
may also be the same man].

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Slaveowners Names: Joel Lane, George Nance
Name of Slave: DAVID
Sex of Slaves: M
Source Document: Record of sale of slave. Wake Co NC Deed
Book Q, p. 33.
State: NC
County: Wake
Year of Source Document: 1799
How to Access Source Document: In Wake Co records? (Wake Co
NC Deed Book
Q, p. 33)

Other Information: 
March 18, 1799 -- Wake Co NC --  Joel Lane sells George
Nance, 3/18/1799, for 100 pds Virginia currency or
equivalent in NC currency, a Negro man named DAVID.  Witn:
Andrew McDonough. "Abstracts of the early deeds of Wake Co
1785-1802", J. W. Watson (1978)

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Slaveowners Name: Martha Nance
Name of Slaves: WILL
Sex of Slave: M
Source Document: Inventory of estate of Martha Nance
(slaveowner).
Pittsylvania Co VA Wills Bk 2 p.331
State: VA
County: Pittsylvania
Year of Source Document: 1797
How to Access Source Document: In Pittsylvania Co records?
(Pittsylvania
Co VA Wills Bk 2 p.331)

Other Information: 
Jan 16, 1797 -- Pittsylvania Co VA -- Inventory of the
estate of Martha Nance, includes "Negro man named WILL". 
Inventory By: Robert Bullington, Isham Lansford, William
Mitchell.  Wm. Payne, Admr.  Recorded 16 Jan 1797.
Pittsylvania Co VA Wills Bk 2 p.331 ("Pitts. Co VA,
Inventories & Accts Currnt 1770-1797", L. C. Payne/Axton,
VA); "Pitts. Co VA, Inventories & Accts Currnt 1770-1797",
L. C. Payne/Axton, VA) 

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Slaveowners Name: Clement Nance
Name of Slaves: WILL
Sex of Slaves: M
Source Document: Statement filed in court confirming
emancipation of
slave. 
State: IN
County: Harrison
Year of Source Document: 1801
How to Access Source Document: In Harrison Co IN records?

Other Information: 
1809 -- A document authored and filed in court by Clement
Nance of Harrison Co IN in 1809: "In the year 1799, when I
was an inhabitant of Pittsylvania County, Virginia, for and
in consideration of the sum of $200.00 to me in hand paid by
a certain Negro man named 'WILL', as a compensation to me
for the services I was entitled to receive from him as a
slave, ... I did then and there emancipate or set free the
said Negro, WILL, who has ever since enjoyed the blessings
of freedom, and the said Negro man is now a resident in this
territory". [NOTE: It is very probable that this Clement
Nance is the son of the Martha Nance whose 1797 Pittsylvania
Co VA estate inventory included a Negro man named 'Will',
and it thus seems likely that this Will is the same man].

Contributed by: nance@danenet.wicip.org "Dave Nance"