Leo Francis Lentz

M, b. 16 February 1929, d. 29 February 1992
FatherLeo Frances Lentz b. 2 Jan 1897, d. Jul 1967
MotherBessie Klotzsche b. c 1897, d. bt 1941 - 1990
     Leo Francis Lentz was Marriage; Person Source.1 He Rt 5, Box 150, Belleville, IL, 62220 (in 1986.) Unrecognized GEDCOM data: Unknown GEDCOM tag: _UID FC04BB327CFE0A41B944E652AB3703531F73. He was born on 16 February 1929 at Belleville, Saint Clair County, Illinois.2 He died on 29 February 1992 at Belleville, Saint Clair County, Illinois, at age 63.2

Citations

  1. [S633] Unknown author, John Paul Lentz, LENTZ HERITAGE (Meridional Publications, Wake Forest, NC 27587, 1986, reprinted 1990, LOC Catalog Card No. 85-081714), Chap IV, p. 63 addendum.
  2. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, US Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014.

Esta C. Lentz

F, b. 23 July 1894, d. 12 July 1993
FatherDaniel Lentz b. 6 Nov 1863, d. 31 Jan 1944
MotherNettie Treece b. 14 Sep 1867, d. 5 Jan 1916
     Esta C. Lentz was Marriage; Person Source.1 Unrecognized GEDCOM data: Unknown GEDCOM tag: _UID 7E99A39C99D8304E98E9A693F4A81D6D2510. She was born on 23 July 1894 at Union County, Illinois.2,3 As of say 1915,her married name was Clark.3 She married Arthur Elmer Clark at Union County, North Carolina, say 1915.3 Esta C. Lentz died on 12 July 1993 at La Puenta, Los Angeles County, California, at age 98.3

Family

Arthur Elmer Clark b. 17 Jan 1893, d. 10 Jul 1961

Citations

  1. [S633] Unknown author, John Paul Lentz, LENTZ HERITAGE (Meridional Publications, Wake Forest, NC 27587, 1986, reprinted 1990, LOC Catalog Card No. 85-081714), Chap IV, p. 63.
  2. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, 1900 United States Federal Census for Ada Lentz.
  3. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Listman.

Leo Frances Lentz1

M, b. 2 January 1897, d. July 1967
FatherDaniel Lentz b. 6 Nov 1863, d. 31 Jan 1944
MotherNettie Treece b. 14 Sep 1867, d. 5 Jan 1916
     Leo Frances Lentz was Marriage; Person Source.2 Unrecognized GEDCOM data: Unknown GEDCOM tag: _UID 09437D2E19B851438CA9158EB6CE0A44061F. He was born on 2 January 1897 at Anna, Union County, Illinois.3,4,1 He married Bessie Klotzsche at Saint Clair County, Illinois, in 1923.5 Leo Frances Lentz died in July 1967 at Belleville, Saint Clair County, Illinois, at age 70.4

Family

Bessie Klotzsche b. c 1897, d. bt 1941 - 1990
Children

Citations

  1. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Leo Frances Lentz in the US World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918.
  2. [S633] Unknown author, John Paul Lentz, LENTZ HERITAGE (Meridional Publications, Wake Forest, NC 27587, 1986, reprinted 1990, LOC Catalog Card No. 85-081714), Chap IV, p. 63.
  3. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, 1900 United States Federal Census for Ada Lentz.
  4. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Listman.
  5. [S53] 1930 census, online www.ancestry.com, Bessie K Lentz.
  6. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Hugh D Lentz in the US Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014.
  7. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, David F Lentz in the US Obituary Collection, 1930-2015.

Gladys Beatrice Lentz1

F, b. 19 June 1899, d. 25 March 1989
FatherDaniel Lentz b. 6 Nov 1863, d. 31 Jan 1944
MotherNettie Treece b. 14 Sep 1867, d. 5 Jan 1916
     Unrecognized GEDCOM data: Unknown GEDCOM tag: _UID 027345414885BD43A4C2A5A85E7D66E09CF3. Gladys Beatrice Lentz was Marriage; Person Source.2 She was born on 19 June 1899 at Anna, Union County, Illinois.3,1 As of 1900, Gladys Beatrice Lentz was also known as Gladdie B Lentz.3 As of 30 July 1919,her married name was Chase.1 She married Frank Manley Chase on 30 July 1919 at Granite City, Madison County, Illinois.1 Gladys Beatrice Lentz died on 25 March 1989 at Baldwin Park, Los Angeles County, California, at age 89.1

Family

Frank Manley Chase b. 1 Jun 1895, d. 6 Oct 1961

Citations

  1. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Lentz Family Tree.
  2. [S633] Unknown author, John Paul Lentz, LENTZ HERITAGE (Meridional Publications, Wake Forest, NC 27587, 1986, reprinted 1990, LOC Catalog Card No. 85-081714), Chap IV, p. 64.
  3. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, 1900 United States Federal Census for Ada Lentz.

Hualpha Maximus 'Max' Lentz1

M, b. 20 April 1851, d. 11 September 1902
FatherJacob Lentz b. 26 Mar 1827, d. 23 Jun 1919
MotherKatherine Lentz b. 23 Oct 1826, d. 31 Jul 1861
     Hualpha Maximus 'Max' Lentz was Marriage; Person Source.2 He B7111- Rev. Hualpha Maximus Lentz (also D4231-), was born 20 Apr 1851 and died 9 Sep 1902.
He married FIRST on 20 Jun 1882 at Mr. Morris, Ogle, Co., IL, to Mary Serena Long, who was born ___, died 30 Sep 1892, Boone Co., KY, while serving Hopeful Church, installed there 22 May 1890.
He married SECOND 25 Oct 1894 to Mrs. Laura M. LaMotte, of Terrytown, MD, widow of Rev. D. M. LaMotte of Woodsboro, MD. Max Lentz had been 'Best Man' at their wedding. He made one trip to see Mrs. LaMotte, and, on the second trip, he brought her back. Laura died in 1922 and was buried in Woodsboro, Frederick Co., MD. He was known as H. Max and called 'Max.' He drowned in the Potomac River while teaching young people how to swim, including his own children Hualpha and Ruth, a niece Bessie Fair, a neighbor's daughter Louise Anna Snyder, with Mrs. Lentz at the Toll-House. He was an excellent swimmer with much experience in his father's mill pond at Stony Point, NC, but he suddenly went under and never surfaced. He is buried at Elmwood Cemetary, Shepardstown, WV. His father went to the funeral.
He lived in the times of Kit Carson, Wild Bill Hickok when people were going West and restless. In 1887, hens were 25 cents each, eggs 15 cents a dozen, corn 50 cents a bushel, oats at 40 cents, and flour $2 a sack.
His father had a second family and offered the first children the choice of an education or a farm. Max took the education. His two brothers took the farms. The deeds to them were for their natural lives, so all of them would have their inheritance until they died.
Max attended local schools near the farm, and at age 15 walked four miles to an academy, missing only two of the 100 days. This was the first year after the Civil War and times were tough. Next year he attended an academy near the home of his step-mother at Newton, Catawba Co., NC, and later there at Catawba College. He taught school for several sessions and was listed as 'Prof. Lentz' in a Commencement Program. He entered Pennyslvania College, Gettysburg, in 1874, got his degree in 1878 and was out of the Seminary in 1881 to become a Lutheran minister. A friend and fellow minister was Rev. John R. Ingle, of China Grove, NC. In 1874, the fall quarter at Catawba College cost $23.50 for room, board, and tuition.
He became a licensed minister at Westminster, Carroll Co., MD. in 1880, he was ordained at Mr. Morris, Ogle Co., IL in 1881, moved to Eureka, Greenwood Co., KS, in Mar 1883, where he found wrecklessness and a bad climate, and moved onward to Fairfield, Jefferson Co., IA, 1 Nov 1884. He resigned on 1 Apr 1888 and became the financial secretary of Carthage College, where he had been Vice-President of the College Board of Trustees. He was installed at Hopeful Church, Boone Co., KY on 22 May 1890. He started a local paper, 'The Boone County (KY) Banner' in 1896, and became Assistant Manager of 'The Lutheran World.' He wrote a book, 'A History of the Lutheran Church in Boone County, Kentucky,' in it stating that family and local history were being destroyed and neglected and that historians are careless in preserving facts for the future.
In Feb 1897 he had pneumonia and came to Stony Point, NC, to recover. During this period he shows in the family picture at his farther's 70th birthday, on 26 March.
His death left a widow with four children ages 6 to 16 with scarce means of support. His youngest son, Major General John Max Lentz said that his father was well educated, held responsible positions, but had maximum pay of $75 per month and never lived in a house with indoor plumbing or electricity. His children soon took employment to help support the mother and younger children.3 Unrecognized GEDCOM data: Unknown GEDCOM tag: _UID 85172A87BC122A458CDDFA4E762E43476973. He was born on 20 April 1851 at Statesville, Iredell County, North Carolina.3 He married Mary Serena Lang at Mount Morris, Ogle County, Illinois, on 20 June 1883.4,5 Hualpha Maximus 'Max' Lentz married Laura ? on 25 October 1894 at Terrytown, Baltimore County, Maryland. Hualpha Maximus 'Max' Lentz died on 11 September 1902 at Shepherdstown, Jefferson County, West Virginia, at age 51; Drowned in the Potomic River while teaching young people how to swim, including his children Hualpha and Ruth, a niece Bessier Fair, a neighbor's daughter Louise Anna Snyder, with Mrs. LENTZ at the Toll-House. He was an excellent swimmer with much experience in his father's Mill Pond at Stony Point, NC, but suddenly went under and never surfaced. His father went to the funeral.3,6 He was buried at Elmwood Cemetery, Sherperdstown, Jefferson County, West Virginia.

Family 1

Mary Serena Lang b. s 1860, d. 30 Sep 1892
Children

Family 2

Laura ? b. Oct 1860, d. 1922
Child

Citations

  1. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Lentz Famiy Tree.
  2. [S633] Unknown author, John Paul Lentz, LENTZ HERITAGE (Meridional Publications, Wake Forest, NC 27587, 1986, reprinted 1990, LOC Catalog Card No. 85-081714), Chap IV, p. 87, V, p. 62.
  3. [S7] James Lance, Ancestors and Descandants of Bastian & Dewalt Lentz,.
  4. [S1365] Unknown author, Ongoing Project of the Illinois State Archives & the Illinois State Genealogical Society. Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900. See. <http://www.sos.state.il.us/archives/arc_home.html>
  5. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Hualpha M Lentz in the Illinois Marriages 1851-1900.
  6. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Hualfa Lentz in the West Virginia Deaths Index, 1853-1973.

Milan LaBerry Lentz

M, b. 26 April 1853, d. 7 June 1919
FatherJacob Lentz b. 26 Mar 1827, d. 23 Jun 1919
MotherKatherine Lentz b. 23 Oct 1826, d. 31 Jul 1861
     Milan LaBerry Lentz was Marriage; Person Source.1 He B7112- Milan Laberry Lentz (also D4232-) was born 26 Apr 1853 and died 7 Jun 1919.
He married on 19 Aug 1875 to Margaret Jane Sloan, who was born 20 May 1853 at Stony Point, Alexander Co., NC.and died on 1 Jan 1925. They are both buried in Troutman, NC, She was a daughter of Azor Monroe Sloan and Mary Louise White Sloan, descendents of Nancy Stevenson of Loray, NC, and listed in Stevenson Family History Book, both editions, about 1926 and about 1960. He was a farmer. They had nine children.
Milan and his father Jacob made brick on his farm between the Old Mountain Road and Third Creek with Milan hauling them to Statesville, NC, to build the Federal Court House and Post Office. In Apr 1898, while he was helping to dig a well, a timber fell in on his head making a hole in his skull. He outlived three doctors who said he could not survive and saw his own brains in a mirror. No plate was used over the hole. A younger brother kept watch at his bedside to removed splinters and hair as it worked to the surface. He moved to Troutman to farm where descendents are to be found today. Unrecognized GEDCOM data: Unknown GEDCOM tag: _UID 44D2FE10442E164FB81A70CB3816E665A16F. He was born on 26 April 1853 at Stony Point, Alexander County, North Carolina.2 He married Margaret Jane Sloan at Iredell County, North Carolina, on 19 August 1875. Milan LaBerry Lentz died on 7 June 1919 at Statesville, Iredell County, North Carolina, at age 66.2 He was buried at Troutman, Iredell County, North Carolina.

Family

Margaret Jane Sloan b. 20 May 1853, d. 3 Jan 1925
Children

Citations

  1. [S633] Unknown author, John Paul Lentz, LENTZ HERITAGE (Meridional Publications, Wake Forest, NC 27587, 1986, reprinted 1990, LOC Catalog Card No. 85-081714), Chap IV, pp. 88, 111; V, p. 62.
  2. [S123] Findagrave.com, online www.findagrave.com, Milan Laeberry "Millow' Lentz, Sr.

Louisa Jane Alvira Lutz

F, b. 10 January 1835, d. 27 January 1903
FatherJacob Lutz b. 6 Mar 1808, d. 15 Dec 1888
     Unrecognized GEDCOM data: Unknown GEDCOM tag: _UID E3ED958A82ED534987730EFD727FE3FFD2FD. Louisa Jane Alvira Lutz was Marriage; Person Source.1 Her married name was Lentz. She was born on 10 January 1835 at Catawba County, North Carolina. She married Jacob Lentz, son of Charles Lentz and Susannah Simmone, on 23 October 1862 at Catawba County, North Carolina; 'Married by the Rev. J. L. Smithdeal, on the 23rd inst., Mr. Jacob Lentz to Miss Jane E., daughter of Jacob and H. E. Lutz, all of Catawba Co., NC.2 Louisa Jane Alvira Lutz died on 27 January 1903 at Alexander County, North Carolina, at age 68. She Person Source.1 She was E3ED958A82ED534987730EFD727FE3FFD2FD.3 She was buried at Stony Point, Alexander County, North Carolina.

Family

Jacob Lentz b. 26 Mar 1827, d. 23 Jun 1919
Children

Citations

  1. [S633] Unknown author, John Paul Lentz, LENTZ HERITAGE (Meridional Publications, Wake Forest, NC 27587, 1986, reprinted 1990, LOC Catalog Card No. 85-081714), Chap IV, p. 64.
  2. [S1527] Unknown author, 'Marriage and Death Notices from the Lutheran OIbserver 1831-1861 and the Southern Lutheran 1861-1865' by Brent H. Holcomb, C.A.L.S..
  3. [S7] James Lance, Ancestors and Descandants of Bastian & Dewalt Lentz,.

Katie R Bergmann1

F, b. 25 December 1870, d. 19 August 1948
     Katie R Bergmann was Marriage; Person Source.2 Unrecognized GEDCOM data: Unknown GEDCOM tag: _UID BD65B56CAAB0EA41845ED611869BC544BBD4. Her married name was Lentz. She was born on 25 December 1870 at Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina.3,4 She married Jacob Franklin ('J. Frank') Lentz at South Carolina on 22 December 1929.5 Katie R Bergmann died on 19 August 1948 at Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina, at age 77; Burial: Magnolia Cemetery, Charleston, Charleston County, SC.4

Family

Jacob Franklin ('J. Frank') Lentz b. 30 Aug 1870, d. 19 Aug 1944

Citations

  1. [S123] Findagrave.com, online www.findagrave.com, J Frank Lentz.
  2. [S633] Unknown author, John Paul Lentz, LENTZ HERITAGE (Meridional Publications, Wake Forest, NC 27587, 1986, reprinted 1990, LOC Catalog Card No. 85-081714), Chap IV, pp. 89, 124.
  3. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Katie R Lentz in the 1940 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S123] Findagrave.com, online www.findagrave.com, Katie R Bergmann Lentz.
  5. [S7] James Lance, Ancestors and Descandants of Bastian & Dewalt Lentz,.

Alfred Burton Ridley

M, b. 1828, d. 1853
     Alfred Burton Ridley was Marriage; Person Source.1 Unrecognized GEDCOM data: Unknown GEDCOM tag: _UID E95E1B6B05335144955B96B0A13EF1FE9E2D. He was born in 1828 at Burke County, North Carolina.2 He married Catherine Selina Lentz at Georgia in 1848.2 Alfred Burton Ridley died in 1853 at Murray County, Georgia; Date of death is estimate based on birth date of his last known child
and the birth date of the first known child of his widowed wife's
second husband.2

Family

Catherine Selina Lentz b. 28 Jul 1830, d. 30 Nov 1916
Children

Citations

  1. [S633] Unknown author, John Paul Lentz, LENTZ HERITAGE (Meridional Publications, Wake Forest, NC 27587, 1986, reprinted 1990, LOC Catalog Card No. 85-081714), Chap IV, p. 65.
  2. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Donna Lautrell Ridley Family Tree.

Commodore Decatur Epps1

M, b. 1836, d. 20 December 1863
     Commodore Decatur Epps was Marriage; Person Source.2 He Commodore Decatur Epps, Private, Butt's Co. F, 6th Regt, Confederate Cavalry, GA. Received 13 Jul 1864, report of 15 Dec 1864, corresponded with Mrs. C. S. Epps, Spring Place, Murray Co., GA. Other records show that he enlisted for 3 years or for the duration of the war on 20 June 1862, Roll for 31 Dec 1862 to 6 Mar. 1863, signed 13 Apr 1863, shows him absent in hiospital at Loudon, TN. He enlisted at Blairsville, GA, was still in hospital 30 Apr. Report dated 4 Feb 1864 shows him 'absent, wounded at Chickamauga 19 Sep 1863, sent to hospital, supposed to be dead,'
On 5 Feb 1864, his widow Catherine S. Epps stated to Justice of the Peace William Carter that Commodore D. Epps was wounded at the Battle of Chickamauga and died, and she claimed his pay and allowances for his service to the Confederacy. Also appeared Charles Lance (Lentz, her father) and made oath to the truth of the statements. The J.P., William Carter made a note that he knew the parties and knew the facts to be true.
ABSTRACTS from Pension Applications from 1891 to 1907 show: Mrs. C. E. Epps, widow of C. D. Epps, soldier of 6th Regt, Cavalry, GA Volunteers, enlisted 6 May 1863, wounded 19 Sep 1863 at Chicamauga, minnie ball in right knee joint, fractured at the joint, died 20 Dec 1863. She stated, 'I went to the battlefield and brought him home to his house before he died. The doctors wishing me to come after him. We were living in the county where we now live.' Married 2 May 1859, in GA since 1847. Signed: Catherine S. Epps.
The history book says the first day of battle was 19 Sep, fighting was furious, losses on both sides were very heavy.
The war passed over the farm of B71- Charles Lentz in GA.
Mrs. Richardson says that B7134- Alfred B. Ridley, Jr., married Synthia Reed. She also says that in late summer of 1864, Wheeler's Cavalry came to Dalton, GA. The winter was cold and hard, and smallpox broke out among the troops. A smallpox hospital (Pest House) was established on the Antioch Road and many soldiers were buried nearby on what is known as the Worthy farm. The bodies were never removed. (Source: History of Whitfield Co., GA.)
This may be the pert house where B71- Charles Lentz was confined, and he may be buried among the soldiers, perhaps along with a son who seems to have died at about the same time. We were told that Charles was buried by the Union troops.
He should show up on the 1860 census of Morray or Whitfield Co., GA. Unrecognized GEDCOM data: Unknown GEDCOM tag: _UID D95BEC405751614285526FEC8404DB7EBEA4. He was born in 1836 at North Carolina.1 He married Catherine Selina Lentz at Georgia on 2 May 1859.1 Commodore Decatur Epps was Type: Civil War on 19 September 1863. He died on 20 December 1863 at Murray County, Georgia; Wife "went to the battlefield [Chickamauga] and returned home with him. While at home he died 20 December 1863 from those wounds."1

Family

Catherine Selina Lentz b. 28 Jul 1830, d. 30 Nov 1916
Children

Citations

  1. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Donna Lautrell Ridley Family Tree.
  2. [S633] Unknown author, John Paul Lentz, LENTZ HERITAGE (Meridional Publications, Wake Forest, NC 27587, 1986, reprinted 1990, LOC Catalog Card No. 85-081714), Chap IV, pp. 65, 91, 92.

Sarah Brasnell

F, b. 6 July 1839, d. 7 April 1914
     Sarah Brasnell She was an English immigrant; she survived him. She was Marriage; Person Source.1 Unrecognized GEDCOM data: Unknown GEDCOM tag: _UID 45AE562C91F65949935C32CDB6C1ED35254E. She was born on 6 July 1839 at Staffordshire, England.2 She married Jesse E Lentz at Union County, Illinois, on 11 December 1859.3 As of 11 December 1859,her married name was Lentz.3 Sarah Brasnell died on 7 April 1914 at Jonesboro, Union County, Illinois, at age 74; Burial: Anna Cemetery, Anna, Union County, IL.2

Family

Jesse E Lentz b. 2 Dec 1831, d. 17 Jul 1913

Citations

  1. [S633] Unknown author, John Paul Lentz, LENTZ HERITAGE (Meridional Publications, Wake Forest, NC 27587, 1986, reprinted 1990, LOC Catalog Card No. 85-081714), Chap IV, p. 65.
  2. [S123] Findagrave.com, online www.findagrave.com, Sarah Brasnell Lentz.
  3. [S1365] Unknown author, Ongoing Project of the Illinois State Archives & the Illinois State Genealogical Society. Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900. See <http://www.sos.state.il.us/archives/arc_home.html>, Union Co., IL.

Nancy Caroline Self1

F, b. 25 December 1836, d. 12 June 1880
FatherThomas R Self b. Apr 1816, d. bt 1881 - 1900
MotherNancy Elizabeth Cook b. 25 Dec 1813, d. Oct 1878
     Nancy Caroline Self and Michael Lance Family Source.2 Nancy Caroline Self was Marriage; Person Source.3 She was buried at Rhinehardt Chapel (Briarpatch), Waleska, Cherokee County, Georgia; Her exact gravesite has not been found. The old headstones in this cemetary are mostly small fieldstones now so badly weathered as to be completely unreadable. I feel confident that she is buried there, however, for two reasons:
(1) The headstone for what appears to be her mother is still legible.
(2) Herald Lance wrote that his father said that she was buried in Rhinehardt's Chapel Cemetary. His father definitely would have known the fact since he was old enough when she died to remember. She In Herald L. Lance's 1974 letter (LANCE DOC 45), he stated that Michael Lance married Carline SELF, and that when the CW started, they were living in Cherokee Co. Carline was born 25 Dec 1836 and died 12 June 1880. She was buried in Rhinehardt's Chapel Cem., Waleska, GA. (This cem. is also called Briarpatch Cem.)
What I have found supports most of what Herald said.
LENTZ HERITAGE (p. 66) states, 'Michael Lance married Caroline Self on 12 Jul 1853 at age 20, in Union Co, GA, Marriage Book A, page 199. (JP Lentz found them in the 1880 Soundex, ED 21, Cherokee Co., 1008 Hardin Twp.
I looked up the actual census record. The microfilm was extremely poor and hard to read but, aided by foreknowledge of what I was looking for, I was able to make it out. The actual census record contains more info than the Soundex, of course. Probably the most important information I found was that Caroline (as the name is carried on this census) had suffered from dropsy at the time of the census and apparently had already died from it. Family Bible records show that she died 12 Jun 1880. Apparently the date this census was taken was 19 Jun 1880. The 1880 census included everybody alive as of 1 June 1880. (Dropsy is the old term for edema--the abnormal excess accumulation of of fluids in connective tissues, often caused by kidney and/or heart disease.) (FOR DETAILS, SEE CENSUS RECORDS)
Due to his last muster roll of the CW saying that his residence was in Walhalla, SC, I decided to check the 1870 census for Walhalla, Oconee Co., SC, but did not find them there.
Due to the LENTZ HERITAGE story (p. 88) about her 'Uncle Mike' meeting B7114- Addie Jarrett LENTZ in 1874 in Atlanta when she went there to get a brace for her back, I decided to check the Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA, census but found nothing there. Now I suspect that B715- went there from, maybe Union Co, to meet and help her out while she was in Atlanta. Therefore, I have ordered the 1870 Census for Union Co
. In the 1860 censuses of Towns, Murray, and Union Cos., I had pretty good luck. I found, in Towns Co. a Thomas SELF, wife Nancy, and 10 children. As you will see later, in the 1850 census of Towns Co., I found the same family but including their daughter Carline, age 13. By 1860 she was no longer living in the Thomas SELF household, because she was married to Michael LANCE by that time. I found her in the 1860 Towns Co., census as the wife of Michael LANTZ with the first three of their children.
See entry on Caroline SELF's mother, Nancy. I found a tombstone in the Rhinehardt Chapel Cemetary made of field stone that is (or was) remarkably readable. You may examine the photograph yourself; see Nancy SELF. Nancy Caroline Self was also known as Caroline (aka Carline) Self. Unrecognized GEDCOM data: Unknown GEDCOM tag: _UID B092D9C834A2594F94BBEB039B7FCF5FE66F. She was born on 25 December 1836 at Union County, Georgia; A 1974 letter from Herald L. Lance states that she was born on
25 Dec 1836. This letter also states that they were living in
Cherokee Co., GA, when the Civil War began. Some of the family did,
but B715- Michael LENTZ/LANCE and his wife, Carline (SELF) LANCE and
their children were living in Towns Co., GA, at the time.
The 1850 Census of Union Co., GA, p. 248, dwelling no. 646,
shows:
SELF, Thomas, age 34, b. in NC
Nancy, wife, age 35, b. in NC.
William, son, age16,
Sally, dau, 15
Carline, dau, 13 (future wife of B715-)
John, son, 12,
Elizabeth, dau, 10
Francis, son, 9
John, son, 7
Monroe, son, 6
Newton, son, 5
Thomas, son, 3
Infant, 2-1/2, no name
The 1860 Census of Towns Co, written page no. 159, Dwelling
No. 305, Family No. 305, shows:
LANTZ, Michael, age 36, farmer, value of RE owned $37, b.
in NC
Caroline, wife, age 24, b. in GA (illiterate)
John, son, age 6, b. in GA (in school)
Susan, dau, age 4, b. in GA
Leander (?), son, age 6 mos., b. in GA.4,5,6,7,8,1 She married Michael Lance at Union County, Georgia, on 12 July 1853.2,4,9,1 As of 12 July 1853,her married name was Lance.2,4,9,1 Nancy Caroline Self died on 12 June 1880 at Cherokee County, Georgia, at age 43; The 1974 letter from Herald L. Lance states that she died 12 Jun
1880 and that she was buried at Rhinehardt's Chapel, Waleska, GA.
We have not yet located her grave.
One cemetary to check would be Sardis Ch. Cem. To reach it, go
to Canton, Cherokee Co., GA and take road to Waleska. About 5 miles
from Canton on the right is a sign for Sardis Ch. It was formed in
1848, according to a cornerstone of the church. William P. Garner is
buried there with his wife; the latter apparently later remarried to
Thomas SELF at about age 59. Thomas SELF was Carline/Caroline's
father with his first wife. She (William P. Garner's wife who
remarried to Thomas SELF) lived to age 79. She is buried with William
P. Garner on the opposite side of the tombstone of his. It's possible
that Carline/Caroline Self Lance is buried in that cemetary.
Another cemetary to check would be the Rhinehardt Chapel Cem.,
Waleska, GA.
This cemetary was checked by Leroy Lance in about 1982. There he
found other Lance and Self graves but none for Carline/Caroline. He
did, however, find one for Nancy N. Self, 1813-1878 (Dec 25th,
probably). This, I believe, is Thomas SELF's first wife and the mother
of Carline/Caroline Self Lance.
A third cemetary to check for Carline/Caroline Self's grave
would be at the cemetary, or cemetaries, at Ball Ground, GA.10,11,12

Family

Michael Lance b. 24 Apr 1833, d. 31 Mar 1901
Children

Citations

  1. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, RESelf Family Tree.
  2. [S1528] Unknown author, Union Co, GA, Marriage Book A, p 199.
  3. [S633] Unknown author, John Paul Lentz, LENTZ HERITAGE (Meridional Publications, Wake Forest, NC 27587, 1986, reprinted 1990, LOC Catalog Card No. 85-081714), Chap IV, p. 66.
  4. [S1381] Unknown author, Herald L. Lance, Transcription of a letter from Herald L. Lance, dated 1974.
  5. [S41] 1850 census on Ancestry, online www.ancestry.com, Page 248, Dwelling No. 646, Family No. 646.
  6. [S66] 1860 census, online www.ancestry.com, Page 159, Dwelling No. 305.
  7. [S56] 1880 US census, online www.ancestry.com, page 26.
  8. [S1410] Unknown author, Steve Carswell, as submitted to LDS, Chart showing descendents of Thomas SELF, which includes Carline SELF,
    first wife of B715- Michael Lentz/Lance.
  9. [S66] 1860 census, online www.ancestry.com, Written page 159, Dwelling No. 305, Family No. 305.
  10. [S1381] Unknown author, Herald L. Lance, Transcription of a letter from Herald L. Lance, dated 1974., 1974 letter from Herald L. Lance.
  11. [S650] Dewye W. Portwood, Lance History--From Germany Until Now', Section 1, p. 4.
  12. [S56] 1880 US census, online www.ancestry.com.

John Calvin ('Calvin') Lance

M, b. 25 May 1854, d. 26 September 1878
FatherMichael Lance b. 24 Apr 1833, d. 31 Mar 1901
MotherNancy Caroline Self b. 25 Dec 1836, d. 12 Jun 1880
     John Calvin ('Calvin') Lance According to Herald L. Lance, Calvin Lance was born 25 May 1854. I believe he probably obtained this date from the Family Bible of Herald's mother, Katie Stayton Lance.
Perhaps, however, he was referring to the Family Bible of Harlie Michael and Bessie Ruth (Melton) Lance when he stated that the family Bible in possession of Harold Lance in Lubbock, TX, says that Calvin died 26 Sep 1878. Herald made special mention that he believed this date of death is erroneous because he remembered his father, Charles Henry Lance, telling him that Calvin died at the age of 16, which would make it 1870 instead of 1878.
Calvin shows on the 1860 census of Towns Co., GA, with the family.
John C. (for Calvin) also appears with the family on the 1870 census of Hiawassee, Towns Co., GA. He is shown on the 1870 census as 16 years old. If he died at age 16, he died soon after the 1870 census was taken.
I found the family on the 1880 census of Cherokee Co., GA. John Calvin was not among the family members in 1880.
NOTE: There was a J.C.,Lance who married M.J. Carson in Towns Co., GA, on 8 Jun 1873, according to the GA. Marriage Index, 1851-1900. Unrecognized GEDCOM data: Unknown GEDCOM tag: _UID 93C2EA339CD8254DBC357CF7D4E9DB95E914. He was born on 25 May 1854 at Hiwassee, Towns County, Georgia.1,2,3,4 He married Matilda J Carson on 8 June 1873 at Towns County, Georgia.5 John Calvin ('Calvin') Lance died on 26 September 1878 at Hiwassee, Towns County, Georgia, at age 24; This Bible is now probably in the possession of either Dwight Lance or
Gary A. Lance.2,6,4

Family

Matilda J Carson b. 17 Jan 1856, d. 17 Jan 1893

Citations

  1. [S1411] Unknown author, Katie (Stayton) Lance, This bible is in the possession of Mrs. Patsy DeMerritt in Tulsa, OK.
  2. [S1381] Unknown author, Herald L. Lance, Transcription of a letter from Herald L. Lance, dated 1974.
  3. [S66] 1860 census, online www.ancestry.com, Written page 159, Dwelling No. 305, Family No. 305.
  4. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Lee Family Tree.
  5. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, SamRogersFamily.
  6. [S1412] Unknown author, unknown short title.

Susan Catherine ('Catherine') Lance

F, b. 7 February 1856, d. 1923
FatherMichael Lance b. 24 Apr 1833, d. 31 Mar 1901
MotherNancy Caroline Self b. 25 Dec 1836, d. 12 Jun 1880
     Susan Catherine ('Catherine') Lance I found Susan Catherine in the 1860 and 1870 censuses of Towns Co. and the 1880 census of Cherokee Co., GA.
According to Herald L. Lance's 1974 letter 'Michael Lance, along with his sons Henry (Charles Henry), William, Ed, London, and daughters Catherine, Basha, and Mary moved to the west. At the time they moved west (in about 1887), all were married except Henry, Ed, and William.'
Herald said that Catherine had married William THOMPSON, a veteran of the Confederate navy. So this marriage must have taken place in GA before they left.
Apparently the whole group first settled in Eastland Co., TX. The Lance family moved from Eastland Co. to Greer Co., OK Territory, in 1897 and 1898. In OK, William THOMPSON and Catherine Lance THOMPSON filed on a claim northwest of Lugert, OK. To date, I have not found William and Catherine in any Eastland Co., TX or OK censuses.
I plan to check out TX and OK land records on them. Perhaps I should also try to find them on the 1880 GA census.
Mary Lance of Rockwall, TX, found them on the 1910 and 1920 censuses, whose lead led me to I found them there also. She was Marriage; Person Source.1,2,3,4 Her married name was Thompson. Unrecognized GEDCOM data: Unknown GEDCOM tag: _UID CC13701297C4334A9F9F07ED444E9BED8538. She was born on 7 February 1856 at Hiwassee, Townes County, Georgia.5,6,7,8,9 She married William L. Thompson at Oklahoma in 1895.9 Susan Catherine ('Catherine') Lance died in 1923 at Yuma County, Arizona.9

Family

William L. Thompson b. 7 Jun 1839, d. 16 Dec 1919
Child

Citations

  1. [S1372] Unknown author, Not stated, probably Herald L. Lance as attachment to his 1974 letter., Regarding the family of B7159- Charles Henry Lance and Katie (Stayton)
    Lance.
  2. [S633] Unknown author, John Paul Lentz, LENTZ HERITAGE (Meridional Publications, Wake Forest, NC 27587, 1986, reprinted 1990, LOC Catalog Card No. 85-081714), Chap IV, p. 66.
  3. [S55] 1910 census on Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com.
  4. [S52] 1920 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations Inc 2010, January 1920 Internet Resources Available on line.
  5. [S66] 1860 census, online www.ancestry.com, Written p. 159, dwelling no. 305, family no. 305.
  6. [S1411] Unknown author, Katie (Stayton) Lance, This bible is in the possession of Mrs. Patsy DeMerritt in Tulsa, OK.
  7. [S1381] Unknown author, Herald L. Lance, Transcription of a letter from Herald L. Lance, dated 1974.
  8. [S56] 1880 US census, online www.ancestry.com, page 26.
  9. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Lance Family.

Sarah J. Lance

F, b. 12 November 1857, d. July 1860
FatherMichael Lance b. 24 Apr 1833, d. 31 Mar 1901
MotherNancy Caroline Self b. 25 Dec 1836, d. 12 Jun 1880
     Sarah J. Lance Herald L. Lance did not mention Sarah moving west with the family, neither did he mention her marrying a Johnson. According to Dewey Portwood's work, she married a Mr. Johnson. Presumably, the latter information came from the Family Bible of Katie Stayton Lance. If the latter is true, of course, she did NOT die ca. 1860 as I show here.
A note in, I think, Dad's handwriting and maybe Dorothy's, shows her with a middle initial 'J.'
Sarah did not appear with the family in the 1860 census. This is strange, because, the 1870 census shows her as Sarah J., age 11, living with the family.
18 Apr 2000 -- I found in Ancestry.com the Georgia Marriage Index, 1851-1900. In it, listed under Towns County, was the marriage of one Alfred B. Johnson and Sarah J. Lance, marriage date 26 Apr 1874. Unrecognized GEDCOM data: Unknown GEDCOM tag: _UID 018CCEBA1F990249A2CDAC1384200FB0A9F6. She was born on 12 November 1857 at Union County, Georgia.1 She died in July 1860 at Union County, Georgia, at age 2; Unknown GEDCOM info: of dysentery.2

Citations

  1. [S1381] Unknown author, Herald L. Lance, Transcription of a letter from Herald L. Lance, dated 1974.
  2. [S1415] Unknown author, Name: Sarah J. Lance
    Gender: Female
    Place of Birth: GA
    Estimated birth year: Abt. 1856
    Age: 4
    Cause of Death: Dysen (Probably an abbreviation for Dysentery)
    Place of Death: City (not stated; Union County, GA
    Census Year: 1860
    Image Source: Roll 7655_8; Page 685; Enumeration District: (Not shown)
    Line Number: 27.

London Newberry Lance

M, b. 11 January 1860, d. 8 May 1941
FatherMichael Lance b. 24 Apr 1833, d. 31 Mar 1901
MotherNancy Caroline Self b. 25 Dec 1836, d. 12 Jun 1880
     London Newberry Lance was Marriage; Person Source.1 He Even I, from dim childhood memory, remember the name London, or, I guess 'Uncle London.'
I have also found him on the 1860 and 1870 censuses in Towns Co. and the 1880 census of Cherokee Co., GA.
I also have a copy of his court record settling his estate and his death certificate. London is the progenitor of quite a few descendents in the west. I also have a few photographs of him.
A note in apparently Dad's or Dorothy's handwriting shows him with the initials 'L. V..' I believe someone read the middle initial as 'V.' in someone else's handwriting, when they should have read it 'N.2' Unrecognized GEDCOM data: Unknown GEDCOM tag: _UID A94C8BF8FE485D419895F804BC8DB664E83F. He was born on 11 January 1860 at Towns County, Georgia; The Death Certificate names only GA as the birthplace.3,4,5,6,7 He married Emma Jane Mullins, daughter of Martin B. Mullins and Thalia Anne Forrester, circa 1884 at Cisco, Eastland County, Texas; Marriage date and place is an estimate based on birthdate and place of
their first child.4 London Newberry Lance died on 8 May 1941 at Kim, Las Animas County, Colorado, at age 81.3 He was buried on 11 May 1941 at Kim (CO) Cemetery, Kim, Los Animas County, Colorado.3

Family

Emma Jane Mullins b. 20 Apr 1867, d. 1 Feb 1938
Children

Citations

  1. [S633] Unknown author, John Paul Lentz, LENTZ HERITAGE (Meridional Publications, Wake Forest, NC 27587, 1986, reprinted 1990, LOC Catalog Card No. 85-081714), Chap IV, p. 66.
  2. [S7] James Lance, Ancestors and Descandants of Bastian & Dewalt Lentz,.
  3. [S1416] Unknown author, Colorado State Bureau of Vital Statistics, Death Certificate for London N. Lance, 8 May 1941, State of Colorado Bureau of Vital Statistics State of Colorado, File No 7746. Certified copy in possession of James W, Lance.
  4. [S1417] Unknown author, I have received much correspondence from Hubert and interviewed him in my home in Manassas, VA, in July of 1995. The information received from him came from his direct knowledge and official family records.
  5. [S1381] Unknown author, Herald L. Lance, Transcription of a letter from Herald L. Lance, dated 1974.
  6. [S66] 1860 census, online www.ancestry.com.
  7. [S56] 1880 US census, online www.ancestry.com, page 26.

Mary L. Lance

F, b. 14 April 1861, d. between 1919 and 1920
FatherMichael Lance b. 24 Apr 1833, d. 31 Mar 1901
MotherNancy Caroline Self b. 25 Dec 1836, d. 12 Jun 1880
     Mary L. Lance To date, except for the 1880 census of Cherokee Co., I have little on Mary. According to Herald Lance's letter of 1974, Mary must have already been married when they moved west, but unfortunately Herald does not provide the name of her husband.
I have a note written in apparently my father's handwriting showing Mary with the initials 'M. L.'
The 1870 census of Towns Co., GA, shows her as 'Mary L.'. She was Marriage; Person Source.1 Unrecognized GEDCOM data: Unknown GEDCOM tag: _UID 6656B1EC991C6C438BB18FAC150246992A6B. She was born on 14 April 1861 at Hiwassee, Towns County, Georgia.2,3,4 As of say 1878,her married name was Haithcock.4 She married James Wesley Haithcock say 1878 at Tennessee.4 Mary L. Lance died between 1919 and 1920 at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma.5

Family

James Wesley Haithcock b. c 1865, d. bt 1911 - 1917

Citations

  1. [S633] Unknown author, John Paul Lentz, LENTZ HERITAGE (Meridional Publications, Wake Forest, NC 27587, 1986, reprinted 1990, LOC Catalog Card No. 85-081714), Chap IV, p. 66.
  2. [S1381] Unknown author, Herald L. Lance, Transcription of a letter from Herald L. Lance, dated 1974.
  3. [S56] 1880 US census, online www.ancestry.com, page 26.
  4. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Lee Family Tree.
  5. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Mary L Haithcock in the US City Directories, Oklahoma City, 1918.

Francis Cicero Lance

M, b. 14 April 1866, d. 25 February 1938
FatherMichael Lance b. 24 Apr 1833, d. 31 Mar 1901
MotherNancy Caroline Self b. 25 Dec 1836, d. 12 Jun 1880
     Francis Cicero Lance was Marriage; Person Source.1,2 He was buried at Rhinehardt Chapel Cemetery, Waleska, Cherokee County, Georgia; This cemetary is known locally as Briarpatch Cem.3,4 Unrecognized GEDCOM data: Unknown GEDCOM tag: _UID 6AB3CEC6A87C2347807DBCAD898821A17853. He 'Cicero' is another one whose name I can remember being spoken of when I was a small child. His full name was Francis Cicero Lance. He appears in the 1870 census of Hiawassee, Towns Co., as age 4. He also shows on the census of Cherokee Co. with the rest of the family. I have a copy of his death certificate. He was born on 14 April 1866 at Union County, Georgia; A note in apparently Harlie Michael Lance's handwriting shows Francis Cicero's initials as F. C. and birthdate of April 13, 1866. Francis Cicero's Death Certificate shows his birthdate as April 14, 1866.3,4,5 He married Lydia Elizabeth Cline at Cherokee County, Georgia, on 17 February 1889.6 Francis Cicero Lance died on 25 February 1938 at Cherokee County, Georgia, at age 71; His death cert says he died 2/25/1938, but his headstone says
2/25/1918. I suspect that 1938 is correct.3,4

Family

Lydia Elizabeth Cline b. 22 Jan 1868, d. 16 Sep 1932
Children

Citations

  1. [S1369] Unknown author, Ada Lance Little, LANCE DOC 36--Ada Lance Little letter. Contains her undated letter, a
    lists of births and deaths in the family, and transcription of a
    newspaper clipping about hers and her husband's 50th wedding
    anniversary.
  2. [S633] Unknown author, John Paul Lentz, LENTZ HERITAGE (Meridional Publications, Wake Forest, NC 27587, 1986, reprinted 1990, LOC Catalog Card No. 85-081714), Chap IV, p. 66.
  3. [S1418] Unknown author, Minnie Moore, a daughter, was informant., Death Certificate for Francis Cicero Lance, 25 Feb 1938., File No. 2962, Registered No. 41, Georgia Department of Public Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics. Certified copy in possession of James W. Lance.
  4. [S1419] Unknown author, See LANCE DOC 39--24Oct1985 letter from Leroy Lance. The name of the
    cemetary is Rhinehardt Chapel Cem., or Briarpatch Meth. Ch. Cem.
  5. [S56] 1880 US census, online www.ancestry.com, page 26.
  6. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Liddia Cline in the Georgia Marriage Records from Select Counties, 1828-1978.

Lydia Elizabeth Cline

F, b. 22 January 1868, d. 16 September 1932
     Lydia Elizabeth Cline was Marriage; Person Source.1 Unrecognized GEDCOM data: Unknown GEDCOM tag: _UID B3E0F405A4C81040A5C90429A360B765021C. Her married name was Lance. She was born on 22 January 1868 at Georgia.2,3 She married Francis Cicero Lance at Cherokee County, Georgia, on 17 February 1889.4 Lydia Elizabeth Cline died on 16 September 1932 at Cherokee County, Georgia, at age 64; The GA Death Index shows that she died 14 Sep 1932, certificate no. 23497. I believe we should take the tombstone date as more reliable, but who knows for sure?2,5,3

Family

Francis Cicero Lance b. 14 Apr 1866, d. 25 Feb 1938
Children

Citations

  1. [S1369] Unknown author, Ada Lance Little, LANCE DOC 36--Ada Lance Little letter. Contains her undated letter, a
    lists of births and deaths in the family, and transcription of a
    newspaper clipping about hers and her husband's 50th wedding
    anniversary.
  2. [S1419] Unknown author, See LANCE DOC 39--24Oct1985 letter from Leroy Lance. The name of the
    cemetary is Rhinehardt Chapel Cem., or Briarpatch Meth. Ch. Cem.
  3. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Lee Family Tree.
  4. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Liddia Cline in the Georgia Marriage Records from Select Counties, 1828-1978.
  5. [S1420] Unknown author, The Georgia Death Index, Friday, Jan 1, 1932 shows that he died 11 May 1931. Death Certificate No. 27357., 1 Jan. 1933.

Vashti Lance1

F, b. 2 February 1868, d. between 1901 and 1910
FatherMichael Lance b. 24 Apr 1833, d. 31 Mar 1901
MotherNancy Caroline Self b. 25 Dec 1836, d. 12 Jun 1880
     Vashti Lance Basha appears with the family on the 1880 census of Cherokee Co., GA, with the name 'Vashti.' She, too, apparently was already married when they moved west, according to Herald L. Lance's 1974 letter, having married Mr. John Edwards. John and Basha EDWARDS filed a claim in 1897, which was 3-1/2 miles east of Blair, Greer Co., OK.
I found them in the 1900 census of Greer Co., OK. On it, her name appears as 'Vasha.' At that time, they had four children, whose names are almost impossible to read from the microfilm. They apparently were Nellie, born in Aug 1889 in GA, age 10; Willine(?), Willis(?), a daughter, born March 1892 in TX, age 8; Roy, a son, born Jul 1894 in TX, age 6; and Hoyle(?), a son, born May 1898 in OK, age 2.
I have a note in my father's handwriting which shows her with a middle initial of 'A.'
The 1870 census of Towns Co., GA, shows her as Basha A. She was Marriage; Person Source.2,3,4 Her married name was Edwards. Unrecognized GEDCOM data: Unknown GEDCOM tag: _UID 631874612806834F8ED3D2253CD7AA8AEF11. She and John S Edwards Family Source.5 Vashti Lance was born on 2 February 1868 at Union County, Georgia; 1900 Census, Greer Co., OK, Mangum Twp., printed page no. 162A,
written sheet no 24, shows her as born in Feb 1872 in GA. Also see
LANCE DOC NO. 44.6,7 She married John S Edwards at Cherokee County, Georgia, on 29 November 1885.8,9 Vashti Lance died between 1901 and 1910 at Jackson County, Oklahoma; John S widowed by 1910 census.10

Family

John S Edwards b. Mar 1862, d. bt 1911 - 1920
Children

Citations

  1. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Vashti Lance in the 1880 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S1372] Unknown author, Not stated, probably Herald L. Lance as attachment to his 1974 letter., Regarding the family of B7159- Charles Henry Lance and Katie (Stayton)
    Lance.
  3. [S1376] Unknown author, , compiler, ''; ancestral file number(s), Ancestral File, Family History Library [FHL], Salt Lake City, Utah, Dwelling No. 447, Family No 452.
  4. [S633] Unknown author, John Paul Lentz, LENTZ HERITAGE (Meridional Publications, Wake Forest, NC 27587, 1986, reprinted 1990, LOC Catalog Card No. 85-081714), Chap IV, p. 66.
  5. [S1376] Unknown author, , compiler, ''; ancestral file number(s), Ancestral File, Family History Library [FHL], Salt Lake City, Utah.
  6. [S56] 1880 US census, online www.ancestry.com, page 26.
  7. [S148] 1900 United States Census, online www.ancestry.com.
  8. [S1376] Unknown author, , compiler, ''; ancestral file number(s), Ancestral File, Family History Library [FHL], Salt Lake City, Utah, Census states that they had been married 12 years.
  9. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Bashie Lance in the Georgia Marriage Records from Select Counties, 1828-1978.
  10. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, John S Edwards in the 1910 United States Federal Census.

Arminta ('Mintie?') Lance

F, b. 4 July 1870, d. 20 December 1906
FatherMichael Lance b. 24 Apr 1833, d. 31 Mar 1901
MotherNancy Caroline Self b. 25 Dec 1836, d. 12 Jun 1880
     Arminta ('Mintie?') Lance She apparently remained in GA when Michael and some of his children moved west. I have found her only in the 1880 Cherokee Co., GA., census, with the name 'Mintie.'
She may have had a middle initial 'C.' This is shown in Dewey Portwood's book and in a note I have in what appears to be my father's handwriting.
She, her husband James R. WALKER, and children, Betsie L, Edna C. ,
Iza M., Maggie J., and Alvin show on the 1900 census of Eastland Co., TX, Justice Precinct No. 5. Their next door neighbors in this census are her father. Michael LANCE, his (2nd)wife, Nancy J. , son Harlie M. and step-son Ansel G. DUNCAN. She was Marriage; Person Source.1 Her married name was Walker. Unrecognized GEDCOM data: Unknown GEDCOM tag: _UID 64DB020D6EF71741B0083C5ADBBD470139E2. She was born on 4 July 1870 at Union County, Georgia.2,3 She married James R. Walker on 8 December 1887 at Cherokee County, Georgia. Arminta ('Mintie?') Lance died on 20 December 1906 at Clovis, Curry County, New Mexico, at age 36. She was buried circa January 1908. Unrecognized GEDCOM data: Unknown GEDCOM tag: _TODO Unknown GEDCOM info: Call Clovis, NM to check on Arminta (Lance) WALKER'S gravesite. Unknown GEDCOM info: 1 on 3 July 2006.

Family

James R. Walker b. 20 Mar 1859, d. 15 Jul 1935
Children

Citations

  1. [S633] Unknown author, John Paul Lentz, LENTZ HERITAGE (Meridional Publications, Wake Forest, NC 27587, 1986, reprinted 1990, LOC Catalog Card No. 85-081714), Chap IV, p. 66.
  2. [S1381] Unknown author, Herald L. Lance, Transcription of a letter from Herald L. Lance, dated 1974.
  3. [S56] 1880 US census, online www.ancestry.com, page 26.

Charles Henry ('Henry') Lance

M, b. 16 February 1873, d. 27 August 1962
FatherMichael Lance b. 24 Apr 1833, d. 31 Mar 1901
MotherNancy Caroline Self b. 25 Dec 1836, d. 12 Jun 1880
     Charles Henry ('Henry') Lance was Marriage; Person Source.1,2,3,4,5,6 He B7159- Charles Henry ('Henry') Lance was born 16 Feb 1873 in Towns Co., GA, in or near the town of Hiawasee, the 9th child of B715- Michael Lentz/Lance and Caroline/Carline Self. By 1880, the family had moved to Cherokee Co., GA, where his mother died on 12 Jun 1880. At some time in the period 1888-1892, his widower father migrated westward, taking with him his sons Henry, William, Ed, and London.and his daughters Catherine, Basha, and Mary. The first lap of their migration ended in Eastland Co., TX .

(NOTE: The following long passage is quoted almost verbatim from 'The Sandlappers (Pioneer Life in the Sand-hills, 1972 by Herold Leslie Lance, and The Lance History, from Germany Until Now by Dewey W. Portwood.)

On 14 Jun 1894, Henry married Katie Stayton in Eastland Co., TX. They apparently remained there until some time in 1897, when they were pulled to an area north of them known as Old Greer County, OK. In 1860, the area was a vast expanse of more than one and a half million acres, most of it unsettled, bounded on the north by the Wichita Mountains and the North Fork of the Red River, on the west by gyp hills and the 100th Meridian, on the south by the Red River and on the east by the North Fork of the Red River. Since the land in the middle was very fertile, it attracted Texas ranchers for cattle-grazing but very few settlers. Prior to 1896, Greer County was part of the State of Texas. On March 16, 1896, the Supreme Court decided that these lands were no longer part of Texas but now part of the Oklahoma Territory. Shortly thereafter, the Homestead Act opened up Old Greer County to settlers who wished to come and file for homesteads.
In 1907, the boundaries of the county were reduced when the old county was divided into Greer, Jackson, Harmon, and a portion of Beckham counties. Greer County's county seat was Mangum.

And come they did--from Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas--a determined breed of pioneers who braved all the hardships, traveling in wagons, ox-carts, on horseback, and on foot, to build communities such as Blair and Warren. Names such as Butchee, Zinn, Boyd, Hunter, Black, Payne, Lance, Hinton, Portwood, Stayton, Chaney, Stidham, Watson, Hawkins, Riddle, Taylor, Walker, and many others.

Yes, Katie and Henry came to Old Greer County in 1897--but not without tragedy. Their first son, Troy, became ill and died near Doan's Crossing, a common ford across Red River used by both settlers and cattle drivers. They buried Troy in the cemetary at the old town of Frazier (now known as Altus). They spent their first year or so on a farm about five miles north of Dot (later named Blair), but in 1899 they filed for a homestead on 160 acres 3-1/2 miles west of Warren community.

Other kin who settled in Old Greer County included: (1) Michael Lance and family, three miles east and 1/2 mile north of Dot (Blair); (2) John Edwards & Basha (Lance) Edwards, 3-1/2 miles east of Dot; (3) William and Catherine (Lance) Thompson, northwest of Lugert; (4) James and Annie Stayton, 4 miles east and 1 mile north of Dot; (5) Sam Stayton, 4 miles east of Dot; (6) Scott and Anna (Stayton) Edwards; and (7) George and Ollie (Stayton) Maxwell.

Soil & Water

Soil in western Old Greer County was generally deep, black and productive, producing wheat, oats, maize, hay and cotton. The land was easily cultivated and cattle thrived on the abundant native grasses. The only problem in this part was the water, which was often gyppy or salty, or both, and sometimes scarce. Many times water had to be hauled from the sand-hills or caught in cisterns.

In the eastern part, where Katie and Henry homesteaded, was deep, drifting sands, covered by heavy brush and blackjack trees. The clearing of land for cultivation was a slow and difficult chore. Even harder was maintaining it, because of high winds and sandstorms, but the well-water was sweet and plentiful and the clay subsoil helped hold moisture. As a result, orchards and vineyards thrived in the sandy soil, as did potatoes, peas, onions, melons and peanutes

Housing

Very few 'painted' houses existed outside of towns or communities, and the few that did served as landmarks for directions to strangers. Most of the houses that existed then were two- or three-room affairs, unpainted, built on boxing plank or clapboard with either shingle or sheet-iron roof. They might have a front and back door but seldon more than one window per room.

The half-dugout was the most common type of home because it could be built of materials on hand at little cost. Katie and Henry's dugout cost 35 cents for a set of door hinges, plus a lot of hard work. It was dug into the side of a hill, requiring excavation of about 8 feet deep by 12 feet by 18 feet. Wall and ceiling supports were blackjack logs. Smaller logs, branches and grass were placed on top of the rafters and then covered with 2 feet of red clay. It had a door made from a pine box but no window. The rafters were a haven for all the bugs and spiders plus an occasional snake. The roof leaked during heavy rainstorms but it was wam in the winter, cool in the summer and provided a refuge from frequent tornadoes.

After several years, Henry built a 2-room house, each room about 14 feet square and with a shed room and back porch. The house was made of boxing plank with no ceiling and no screens over the windows. Batten boards were nailed over the plank seams on the outside and strips of rags were stuffed in the cracks on the inside while old newspapers served as wallpaper. The house was cold in the winter, full of flies in the summer but a mansion compared to the dugout. The old dugout was still used for food storage and for refuge from an occasional tornado.

Food and Fuel

Food was no problem for the pioneers. Gardens and orchards provided plenty of fruits and vegetables. Excess beans, peas, beets, peaches, plums and jellies were put up in mason jars and stored in the dugout along with potatoes, onions, pumpkin, and apples. There were always chicken, dove, quail, squirrel, rabbit and in the winter a hog was killed for sausage, hams, shoulders, bacon and lard.

Fuel was another matter. Coal was available only at Vernon, Texas, the nearest rail-head, and very expensive. What timber there was had already been cleared for cultivation, already used up or left for protection against wind erosion. Cow chips, corn cobs, and cotton seed hulls were used only for emergencies. This shortage often necessitated forays into Kiowa Indian country for wood and sometimes these could be a little tense.

Religion and Education

Mastering the elements was not the only concern of these pioneers, for soon there were small buildings dotting the prairie devoted either to religion or education or both. The Baptists formed a church under a tree that gave Cottonwood School its name in 1888. The Cumberland Presbyterians organized in 1890. The Church of Christ and the Methodists began about 1892. As more settlers arrived and communities grew, more churches started until eventually nearly all the Protestant denominations were present.

Records show that in 1902 Old Greer County had 90 school houses, built at a cost of $31,443.34 or an average of $349.37 each. Most of them were one room, but a few had 2, 3, or 4 rooms. Katie and Henry's oldest son attended Cottonwood School which was about 1-1/2 miles from the homestead. The schoolhouse was fairly new but still spartan. They ran out of money during construction, so only the girls had a privy. Classes were conducted for the first eight grades and it was not uncommon that some of the students were as old or older than the teacher. At that time, anyone who had completed the eighth grade qualified to take an examination and become a teacher.

Medicine

There were too few doctors available for such a large area so most of them were on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, rain or shine. In many cases, they could only rely on their little black bag with its few instruments, pills, and tonics. Any surgery, whether at the doctor's office or in the home, was always risky at best. Too often the doctor's services were too little, too late. Nevertheless, it was and is widely known that the pioneer doctor was truly dedicated to the service of humanity.

Usually, the pioneers didn't send for the doctor untless their home remedies failed. Katie and Henry had a shoe box containing castor oil, turpentine, camphor, Sloan's liniment, Grove's 'Tasteless' Chill Tonic and various other patent medicines. Kerosene was used after stepping on a rusty nail and bluing or backing soda was good for an insect bite.

Entertainment

The pioneers worked hard but they did have occasional good times such as church socials, ice cream socials, box suppers or barn raisings. Usually, after crops were laid by, there would be week-end campouts on nearby creek banks for fishing, reminiscing and general relaxation. Later on, as the towns grew, there would be an occasional circus or traveling medicine shows such as Haverstocks.

The Pioneer Family

Life was not easy on the homestead. Henry had to construct the dugout and later the 2-room house, clear the land, do the farming and all the orher heavier chores. Katie tended to the dugout or house, trying to keep it as neat and clean as possible, but between dirt floors or a sandstorm, it was a never-ending job. She also cooked the meals, made lard and soap, washed (and made) clothes, helped tend the stock, canned, nursed the sick and bore the children. Katie and Henry had three sons born while they lived on the homestead and they each helped as soon as they were big enough.

The Move

In 1907, Oklahoma became a State and after 10 years of farming, Henry realized he was $400.00 in debt and had 3 sons to raise. His possessions consisted of a few horses, cows, chickens, pigs, some furniture and worn-out farm equipment.

He took the examination for rural mail carrier and in February 1907 was notified he had made one of the highest scores ever made. The job paid $60 a month plus transportation. The length of the route was 24 miles and served 100 families. So, on 16 Mar 1907, Henry started out on a career that was to last more than 32 years.

They rented a 2-room house in Blair (previously Dot) for $10 a month and moved their belongings from the farm. This wasn't too difficult since they moved everything in two wagonloads.

The move into town was an overall improvement; the regular monthly paycheck represented security. Katie and Henry didn't have to work as hard but the boys had lost some of the freedom they had enjoyed on the farm.

The Family Grows

Katie and Henry had a son and two daughters born after they moved to town; unfortunately, the youngest girl lived only six days. All the other children grew up and went their respective ways:

Herald attended Oklahoma City University. He was initially a school-teacher but later became an accountant in Oklahoma City.

Marlin became a mailman in Dallas but died in 1938 from complications after a rabid dog bite while delivering the mail.

Woodrow was Superintendent of Schools at Warren at one time but later went into construction, both in the mainland United States and Alaska (which was not then a State).

Aileen became a housewife and married three times. Her first husband died in 1931, her second died in 1947, and her third in 1992.

Dewey attended Oklahoma University and was an accountant for Halliburton Oil Well Cementing Company for 35 years.

The New Home

Since the family had grown after moving to Blair, Henry decided it was time for a new house, and this new house located at 224 East 5th Street seemed like a mansion: Two bedrooms, living room, dining room, kitchen, dinette, bath, built-ins, linoleum floors, a front porch, a rear screened-in sleeping porch, basement, cellar, garage, and wash-house.

Behind the garage and wash-house, Henry had a fenced-in garden and on the east and west sides of the house he had provided flower beds for Katie. It also had a bermuda grass lawn and eight shade trees.

Businesses

While Katie and Henry lived on the homestead, they used nearby stores very little; usually just for flour, salt, sugar, shoes, tools and an occasional item of clothing or material. In later years, as roads improved and more settlers moved in. the number of stores increased and business thrived. Katie and Henry still relied on their garden but times were changing and the stores made everything much more convenient.

There have been many businesses with different owners throughout the years in both Blair and Warren but the ones most remembered include: Orient Drug, Hawkins Drug, Moorad and Taylor Drygoods, Palace Theater, Zinn's Feed Store, DeShong's Barber Shop, Rounds and Porter Lumber, Carl's Cleaners, Pfeiffer's Blacksmith Shop, and many more long since forgotten.

Also, over the years, Blair had cotton gins, automobile dealers and several banking and newspaper ventures.

The Mail Route

During the 32 years Henry carried the mail, he made over 9000 trips, covering some 250,000 miles; by horseback, buggy, hack, motorcycle, and car. Legend has it that he never lost a single piece of mail. In 1915, while on the mail route, he chased down and killed a wolf without missing a mailbox and brought the wolf back to town draped across the motorcycle.

But after 32 years he just couldn't quit all at once so every day for many years, he would walk uptown to the depot and meet the mail train. He would then walk past the stores to the Post Office where he would stop and chat with the Postmaster before returning home.

SHORT STORIES OF THE FAMILY

The Motorcycle Tale...


Delivering mail day after day on a motorcycle can get kind of boring; even if you did have a side-car. So, Henry and three of his cronies cranked up their Harleys for the very first Oklahoma-to-Galveston motorcycle trip. Now there were only a few roads back then, none of which were surfaced, just to give you an idea of what a fun trip this must have been. Anyway, things went along pretty well until on the trip home...as they were going through Alvord, TX (about 20 miles northwest of Ft. Worth), the noise of the motorcycles caused a team of horses to run away and the whole bunch of motorcyclists were thrown in jail.

The Goat Tale (or, 'The Goat Gets Katie')...


One year Katie and Henry visited their daughter, her husband, and their grandson on the ranch near Cherokee, TX. Henry liked to hunt, and Katie liked to putter around the house and corral. Now, it seems he had gone hunting and she had put on her poke bonnet to go find the eggs the hens had laid in hidden places. But she didn't know her grandson had a pet billygoat with a big set of horns! Now, what must have happened is this: Katie finds an egg...bends over to get it...the goat sees Katie...well, the next thing we know, there's Katie with a hoe, chasing the goat around and around the house. She never caught the goat, but Henry got two squirrels and a fox.

The Gardener...


Since Henry was born in Georgia where they raise those good Vidalla onions, it's only natural his bermuda onions would be the best in the county. In fact, everything he planted grew just a little better and tasted better than most. Maybe it was the loving care he gave his garden that made the difference--except how do you explain those hot peppers?

The Canner and the Cook...


Katie had relied on food from the garden all her life so whatever Henry grew, she would either cook or can (or both). Going down into the basement was like going to the store; row upon row of Mason jars with peas, beans, beets, corn and pickled peaches plus braids of onions and sacks of potatoes. Anyone who ever sat down to eat at Katie's table never got up hungry!

The Fisherman...


When Henry wasn't gardening, he was fishing; in fact, if there had been professional fishermen back then, he would have been the 'old pro'. He could catch nearly anything, nearly anywhere; at Lake Altus, at the low water bridge on the North Fork of the Red River or in some little obscure creek. It just didn't seem to make any difference to him; he could catch crappie, catfish, carp, bass or perch on worms, minnows or grasshoppers. He was widely known and respected by all the other fishermen and the game wardens. He was especially popular with people in town who he kept supplied with fish. You see, he really didn't like to eat fish but he dearly loved catching them and either releasing them or giving them to someone. In fact, he liked home-made ice cream and soda crackers better than fish!

The Quilter...

Now Katie could sew and she could crochet but her specialty was quilting. She would sit for hours piecing quilts while Henry napped in his rocker. He had hung a quilting frame in the back bedroom and she and some of her lady friends would turn out some of fhe prettiest quilts you ever did see! In fact, one of her quilts won second prize at the Oklahoma State Fair. She had a quilt box about four times the size of a cedar chest that was full of crochet work, quilts and pillow cases she had made.

On Being Good Neighbors...

In later years, when Henry became ill and Katie could no longer do her chores and take care of him, a housekeeper was hired to live with them and care for them. On a trip to Blair, one of their sons found a Mrs. Graham, a neighbor who was about Katie's age scrubbing floors, washing dishes, and just about anything else she could help with. The son thanked her for all she was doing but politely told her she should 'let the housekeeper do it since she was younger'. At this point, Mrs. Graham told him just why she was there: 'In 1897 my first husband came to the sandhills and homesteaded on a claim near your parents' claim. He built a small house and returned to Texas for me and the children. Soon after we got here, he got sick and later died. Katie and Henry nursed him during his illness and helped me in every way possible, both while he was sick and for many months afterward. I stayed on the claim and later remarried. I have been waiting more than fifty years to repay Katie and Henry for what they did for me. This is the the first and probably the only chance I will ever have to do so. Don't worry about me or what I'm doing; I just want to them to know I have never forgotten what they did for me so many years ago.'


He moved west with his father and brothers William, Ed, London, and sisters Catherine, Basha, and Mary, from GA to Cisco,EASTLAND Co,TX, in about 1887/88, thence in 1897/1898 to Greer Co,OK. His father, Michael and wife Nancy Jane DUNCAN, with their infant son Harlie, bought 80 acres 3 mi east and 1/2 mi n of Blair (NOTE: HERALD LANCE REMEMBERED IT AS 3 MI E OF BLAIR IN WHAT IS NOW JACKSON CO, OK). William J. and his wife Lucy bought the 80 acres adjoining his father's place on the north. Michael's daughter Basha and her husband, John Edwards, filed a claim in 1897, which was 3-1/2 miles east of Blair. Michael's daughter Catherine and her husband, William Thompson, filed a claim northwest of Lugert (OK); Thompson was a veteran of the Confederate Navy. Henry and his wife Kate homesteaded land in 1897, a quarter section 3-1/2 miles west of Warren, OK. Their first son, two years old when he died, died on the way from Texas (Eastland Co., probably--Cisco,TX) to Greer Co., OK, and was buried in the Frazier Cem. He died while the family stopped overnight in the wagon yard at Altus, OK). Three sons were born to Henry and Kate while they lived on the homestead -- Herald, Marlin, and Woodrow. One son, Dewey, and a daughter, Aline (Mrs. Paul Deckard), were born to them after they moved to Blair. In 1907, they moved nearby to Blair, OK, and for 32 years he carried mail on Rural Route 1. He died in Aug 1962, at the age of 90. Kate died in Oct 1962, age 89. They both are buried in the Blair Cemetary. (His death certificate is unclear whether he died at home on E. Pecan St., Blair, OK, or in the Memorial Hospital in Altus, OK. He died of senility at 89 years, 6 months and 11 days. The informant was Dewey LANCE of Duncan, OK.)7 Unrecognized GEDCOM data: Unknown GEDCOM tag: _UID DF2A1D32DB9040459C4D43ECB5D44C598E51. He was born on 16 February 1873 at Towns County, Georgia.8,9,10,11 He married Katie M. Stayton at Eastland County, Texas, on 14 June 1894.2,7 Charles Henry ('Henry') Lance emigrated in 1897.2 He died on 27 August 1962 at Memorial Hospital, Altus, Jackson County, Oklahoma, at age 89.8,9 He was buried on 18 November 1962 at Lance Family Plot, Blair, Jackson County, Oklahoma; According to Death Certificate.8

Family

Katie M. Stayton b. 4 Jul 1874, d. 9 Oct 1962
Children

Citations

  1. [S1372] Unknown author, Not stated, probably Herald L. Lance as attachment to his 1974 letter., Regarding the family of B7159- Charles Henry Lance and Katie (Stayton)
    Lance.
  2. [S650] Dewye W. Portwood, Lance History--From Germany Until Now.'
  3. [S55] 1910 census on Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com.
  4. [S52] 1920 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations Inc 2010, January 1920 Internet Resources Available on line.
  5. [S1376] Unknown author, , compiler, ''; ancestral file number(s), Ancestral File, Family History Library [FHL], Salt Lake City, Utah.
  6. [S633] Unknown author, John Paul Lentz, LENTZ HERITAGE (Meridional Publications, Wake Forest, NC 27587, 1986, reprinted 1990, LOC Catalog Card No. 85-081714), Chap IV, p. 66.
  7. [S7] James Lance, Ancestors and Descandants of Bastian & Dewalt Lentz,.
  8. [S1422] Unknown author, Informant was Dewey Lance, a son, of Duncan, OK, LANCE DOC 61--Death Certificate for B7159- Charles Henry Lance, 27 Aug 1962, State File No. C19575,OK Dept of Health, OK City 73152.
  9. [S1381] Unknown author, Herald L. Lance, Transcription of a letter from Herald L. Lance, dated 1974.
  10. [S56] 1880 US census, online www.ancestry.com, page 26.
  11. [S148] 1900 United States Census, online www.ancestry.com.

William Judson Lance

M, b. 15 July 1876, d. 8 May 1960
FatherMichael Lance b. 24 Apr 1833, d. 31 Mar 1901
MotherNancy Caroline Self b. 25 Dec 1836, d. 12 Jun 1880
     William Judson Lance was Marriage; Person Source.1,2,3 Unrecognized GEDCOM data: Unknown GEDCOM tag: _UID 49E315E08C159D42BD34E491372665AC7593. He was born on 15 July 1876 at Georgia; 1875 is shown on 1900 Census, Greer Co., OK, Mangum Twp.1,4,5,6 He He moved west from GA in about 1887 with his father (Michael), his brothers (Charles Henry, Ed, and London Newberry), and his sisters Catherine, Basha, and Mary. His wife's name was Lucy.
He appears in the 1880 census for Cherokee Co., GA. He also appears, with his wife in the 1900 census of Greer Co., OK, along with two children: Callie M. dau, born March or May 1897, age 3, born in TX, and Allis M., dau, born May 1900, age 3 months, born in OK. He, his wife, and by then six children appear on the 1910 census of Martha Twp., Jackson Co., OK. They have not been found on the 1920 census, but that's not saying they are not there somewhere.
His WWI Draft Registration Card dated 12 Sep 1918 shows his middle name as Judson and that he was then living then living at '4 Hobart, Kiowa, Okla'. He shows his age as 43, occupation farmer, He shows his nearest relative as Elmer Lance [Elmer was his son]; that he was of medium build, medium height, and that his 'Left Arm Been Broke.' at Oklahoma.7 He married Lucy Mae Whatley on 3 June 1896 at Comanche, Texas; Marriage date is based on 1900 census of Greer Co., OK, showing he was
married 4 years.8 William Judson Lance lived circa 1898 at Greer County, Oklahoma; Type: HOMES Source box has info.1,9 He died on 8 May 1960 at Ringling, Jefferson County, Oklahoma, at age 83; I received this date of death from Hubert L. Lance, when Hubert
visited our home in Manassas, VA on 22 Jul 1994.10,4,11 He was buried at Warren Cemetery, Warren, Jackson County, Oklahoma; grave no. 113A.12,1,11

Family

Lucy Mae Whatley b. Sep 1878, d. 1916
Children

Citations

  1. [S1372] Unknown author, Not stated, probably Herald L. Lance as attachment to his 1974 letter., Regarding the family of B7159- Charles Henry Lance and Katie (Stayton)
    Lance.
  2. [S1376] Unknown author, , compiler, ''; ancestral file number(s), Ancestral File, Family History Library [FHL], Salt Lake City, Utah, Dwelling No. 398, Family No. 398.
  3. [S633] Unknown author, John Paul Lentz, LENTZ HERITAGE (Meridional Publications, Wake Forest, NC 27587, 1986, reprinted 1990, LOC Catalog Card No. 85-081714), Chap IV, p. 66.
  4. [S1381] Unknown author, Herald L. Lance, Transcription of a letter from Herald L. Lance, dated 1974.
  5. [S56] 1880 US census, online www.ancestry.com, page 26.
  6. [S148] 1900 United States Census, online www.ancestry.com.
  7. [S7] James Lance, Ancestors and Descandants of Bastian & Dewalt Lentz,.
  8. [S1376] Unknown author, , compiler, ''; ancestral file number(s), Ancestral File, Family History Library [FHL], Salt Lake City, Utah.
  9. [S650] Dewye W. Portwood, Lance History--From Germany Until Now.'
  10. [S1417] Unknown author, I have received much correspondence from Hubert and interviewed him in my home in Manassas, VA, in July of 1995. The information received from him came from his direct knowledge and official family records.
  11. [S123] Findagrave.com, online www.findagrave.com, William J Lance.
  12. [S1380] Unknown author, Warren Cemetary, Warren, OK, Tombstone of Michael Lance.

Edward L. ('Ed') Lance

M, b. 5 April 1880
FatherMichael Lance b. 24 Apr 1833, d. 31 Mar 1901
MotherNancy Caroline Self b. 25 Dec 1836, d. 12 Jun 1880
     Edward L. ('Ed') Lance died at Yuma County, Arizona.1 He was buried at Yuma County, Arizona. He was Marriage; Person Source.2 Unrecognized GEDCOM data: Unknown GEDCOM tag: _UID 67C8059D3912F94781DE1A9ED4D7CD5944A6. He According to Herald L. Lance's 1974 letter, Ed was one of the children who moved west from GA with Michael. He appears on the 1880 Cherokee Co., GA, census as 'Edward L.' He was not married when they moved west.
I noticed that the death of their mother occurred just two months after he was born. It's possible that her poor health during pregnancy may have contributed to his problems. According to Harold Clyde ('Clyde') LANCE in a letter to James W. Lance dated 19 Sep 1994: Clyde's grandfather, Francis Cicero ('Cicero') LANCE, was visited by Ed Lance once for about a month. This visit was after Clyde's mother and father were married in about 1916, according to Clyde, and they told Clyde about him.
According to Clyde's understanding, Ed was something of a 'black sheep' or family outcast. Clyde's letter says that Herald L. Lance, before Herald's death, told Clyde that Ed was buried in California, but Herald did not know the location.
Ed's being an outcast fits with something Hubert L. Lance found out, according to a letter Hubert wrote to my brother, Ernest, on 27 Sep 1982, from which I quote the following: 'Great Uncle Ed evidently took a snooze on the RR tracks near Yuma, AZ, and lost one arm to the wheels. Best I can find out, it sobered him up--forever more, tho. I haven't got much else on him. Didn't even know about him until last month.'
Yuma, AZ, of course, in right on the Arizona-California border, so it's quite possible he was buried in California.
In a phone call with me on 25 Sep 1994 Clyde said that Herald L. Lance told Clyde in about 1976 that Ed was a hobo, who would spend his time in the summers jumping freight trains all over the country and in the winters he would freeload off of relatives, mostly Uncle Henry in Blair. Herald said that Ed was married to some woman for a short period (probably around the turn of the century), and one day she asked him to go down to the spring to fetch some water, whereupon he went and never came back. 'No woman's gonna tell me what to do,' he said.
During the Lance Reunion in June 1996 held in Boaz, AL., Clyde told me that Ed lost his arm long before he lost his life. According to Clyde's understanding, Ed's arm was missing when Ed visited Clyde's parents. He was born on 5 April 1880 at Cherokee County, Georgia.3,4,5

Citations

  1. [S1423] Unknown author, Hubert L. Lance, A very short letter in which Hubert describes info we just learned
    about Edward L. Lance (B715A-).
  2. [S633] Unknown author, John Paul Lentz, LENTZ HERITAGE (Meridional Publications, Wake Forest, NC 27587, 1986, reprinted 1990, LOC Catalog Card No. 85-081714), Chap IV, p. 66.
  3. [S650] Dewye W. Portwood, Lance History--From Germany Until Now.'
  4. [S1381] Unknown author, Herald L. Lance, Transcription of a letter from Herald L. Lance, dated 1974.
  5. [S56] 1880 US census, online www.ancestry.com, page 26.

Nancy Jane Duncan

F, b. 20 March 1854, d. 9 May 1937
FatherAnsell Cunningham Griffin Duncan b. 1827, d. bt 1896 - 1900
MotherCatherine Cook b. 1827, d. 28 Nov 1887
     Nancy Jane Duncan was Marriage; Person Source.1,2,3,4 She She had another son, Ansel G. DUNCAN, who, according to what I have been told, was born out of wedlock. The source of this was Ernest R. LANCE, my brother, who said that when either Mother or Dad died, they found a letter, I think among Mother's effects, stating that this was so. Aunt Nell also said she had heard this. We all knew him personally, and as 'Uncle Ansel.' He shows in the 1900 census of Eastland Co., TX, with the family, and also on the 1910 census, Curry Co., NM, with his wife Minnie. He apparently was never adopted by Michael LANCE; if he ever was, his surname was not changed.

I believe the following census information shows her parents, herself, and at least three of her siblings. Notice that this family was a neighbor in Cherokee Co., GA, of Michael LENTZ/LANCE, his first wife and their children. This is strong circumstantial evidence that she and Michael Lance knew one another before Michael Lance's first wife died on 12 Jun 1880 and her and Michael's marriage in 1895, in Eastland Co., TX.

(1) 1880 Census, Cherokee Co., GA, Enumeration District 21, Local Community 1008th District, Hardin Twp., census taken 19 Jun 1880, Family No. 28(?)
DUNCAN, A. G., white, male, age 53, farmer, born in GA, father b. in SC, mother b. in GA.
Elizabeth, wife, white, female, age 53, housekeeper, born in SC, father b. in SC, mother b. in SC
William H., son, white, male, age (21 or 27?, looks like 21), farm laborer, b. in GA, father b. in GA, mother b. in SC
Nancy, daughter, white, female, age 26, helping mother at home, b. in GA, father b. in GA, mother b. in SC.
Martha, daughter, white, female, age 12, b. in GA, father b. in GA, mother b. in SC

(2) 1880 Census, Cherokee Co., GA, Enumeration District 21, Local Community, 1008th Dist, Hardin Twp., page 26
LANCE, Michael, white, male, age 48, farmer, born in NC, father born in NC, mother b. in NC.
Caroline, wife, white, female, age 44, housekeeper. Died in 1880 had been ill of dropsy. Born in NC, father b. in NC, mother born in NC.
(Their names are followed by 9 of their children.)

(3) 1900 Census, Eastland Co., TX, shows her with her husband Michael LANCE and son Harlie MichaeL LANCE. The information on her shows: born March 1854, age 46, married, married 4 years. Mother of 2 children, two of whom still living. Born in GA, father born in GA, mother b. in SC. Spoke, read and wrote English.

(4) 1910 Census, Curry Co., NM, shows her in Dwelling 187, Family No. 187:
LANCE, Nancy J., head of household, age unclear, widowed, mother
of 2 children, both living. She was b. in GA, father b. in GA, mother b.
in SC, she was farming, literate, owned farm free of mortgage, No. of
Farm Schedule 107.

Harlie M., son, age 13, single, b. in OK, father b. in NC, mother b. in
GA, literate, had been attending school.

On 23 Jun 1997, I received from the Texas Archives a package containing correspondence concerning Nancy Jane (Duncan) Lance's Widow's Application for Confederate Pension, which, among other things, shows that one William H. Duncan, (whose wife's name was Mary) was living in Hidalgo Co., TX in 1929, signed an affidavit attesting to his and his wife's knowledge that Michael Lance was a Confederate veteran. I believe this William H. (Henry) Duncan to be identical with the William H. Duncan seen in the above census record. In other words, this William H. Duncan was Nancy Jane (Duncan) Lance's brother.

Apparently. judging by the text of a letter written by Ansel Duncan on 6 Jun 1937 which is included in the papers received with Nancy J. (Duncan) Lance's application for pension for a widow of a Confederate soldier, William H. Duncan and his wife Mary had children who lived in Sentinel, OK. (I remember when I was a child that my father had relatives from OK visiting our home in Clovis, NM, and I believe they were from Sentinel.) This town is located in Washita Co., OK, which is not far north of Blair, OK. As of circa 1937 they were living there and may have lived there in 1920, so it would be worth while to check the 1920 census for record of any Duncans living in Sentinel. It would also be worth while to check the 1920 census of Hidalgo Co., TX, for William H. Duncan and his wife Mary.

Also, in the Application for Confederate Pension papers, there is an affidavit signed by a man named J. R. Walker, in which he states that he (Walker) married a daughter of Michael Lance's first marriage. At the time, Walker was living in Brazoria Co., TX, which lies just south of Houston. Walker states that he knew Michael Lance in GA before Michael (and Walker) moved to TX. He states that Michael was wounded three times in battle. We should check the 1910 and 1920 censuses for this J. R. Walker and wife in Brazoria Co., and, if necessary, elsewhere in these censuses of TX.5 Unrecognized GEDCOM data: Unknown GEDCOM tag: _UID 3DDA9905240597438A5AD214C5E8E63F544A. She was born on 20 March 1854 at Cherokee County, Georgia.6,7,8,9,2,10 Catherine, Ann, Mary, John, Nancy, Susan and William was listed as a household member living with Ansell Cunningham Griffin Duncan in the 1860 Census at Coosawattee, Gordon County, Georgia; 1032 1004 Ansel Duncan 32 male farmer 0 real estate 300 personal estate Georgia
Catherine 32 female domestic S Carolina cannot read write
Ann 10 female Georgia attending school
Mary 8 female "
John 7 male " attending school
Nancy 6 female "
Susan 5 female "
Henry 1 male.11 " Nancy Jane Duncan married Michael Lance, son of Charles Lentz and Susannah Simmone, on 15 July 1895 at Eastland County, Texas.12,2 Nancy Jane Duncan died on 9 May 1937 at Clovis, Curry County, New Mexico, at age 83; Harlie Michael Lance's house, while visiting him - "on the 28th of March on Sunday they had canned string beans out of the store for lunch at noon. All who ate of the beans got a poisoning from eating same. She was not able to be moved till May 7th of which time by step brother C H Lance secured an ambulance at Altus Okla bringing her to Clovis in the ambulance, arriving there tghe 8th. She passed away the following day, May 9th, at 2:40 pm.6,7,10 She was buried on 11 May 1937 at Clovis, Curry County, New Mexico.6

Family 1

Child

Family 2

Michael Lance b. 24 Apr 1833, d. 31 Mar 1901
Child

Citations

  1. [S55] 1910 census on Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com.
  2. [S1379] Unknown author, Texas State Archives, On 23 Jun 1997, I received from the Texas State Archives a package of correspondence concerning Nancy Jane (Duncan) Lance's application for pension for widows of Confederate soldiers; this package contains this and other valuable genealogical information. This package is filed in my LANCE documents. (Texas State Archives).
  3. [S69] 1870 US Census, online www.ancestry.com.
  4. [S53] 1930 census, online www.ancestry.com.
  5. [S7] James Lance, Ancestors and Descandants of Bastian & Dewalt Lentz,.
  6. [S1427] Unknown author, B715B- was informant., Death Certificate for Nancy J. (Duncan) Lance, May 9, 1937, File No. 472558, State of New Mexico Bureau of Public Health. Certified Copy in possession of James W. Lance. (DUNCAN DOC NO. 1)
    (State of NM--Bureau of Public Health).
  7. [S1381] Unknown author, Herald L. Lance, Transcription of a letter from Herald L. Lance, dated 1974.
  8. [S56] 1880 US census, online www.ancestry.com, Family No. 28 (Also see DUNCAN DOC 2).
  9. [S148] 1900 United States Census, online www.ancestry.com.
  10. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Alabama, Texas and Virginia Confederate Pensions, 1884-1958, for Mrs. Nancy Jane Lance.
  11. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Catheriene Duncan in the 1860 United states Federal Census.
  12. [S1372] Unknown author, Not stated, probably Herald L. Lance as attachment to his 1974 letter., Regarding the family of B7159- Charles Henry Lance and Katie (Stayton)
    Lance.

Harlie Michael Lance

M, b. 8 August 1896, d. 11 August 1966
FatherMichael Lance b. 24 Apr 1833, d. 31 Mar 1901
MotherNancy Jane Duncan b. 20 Mar 1854, d. 9 May 1937
     Harlie Michael Lance was Marriage; Person Source.1,2,3 He Personal History
of Harlie Michael Lance (B715B-)


SSN 525-66-2612, issued in NM, according to Social Security Death Index.

B715B- Harlie Michael, my father, who was born 8 Aug 1896, always seemed puzzled as to whether he was born in Texas, or Oklahoma, or the Oklahoma Territory, of Indian Territory. Perhaps his problem is easier to understand when we consider the fact that:
(1) The Territory of OK was organized in 1890, prior to which it was Indian Territory. In 1901, all Indian Territory Indians became citizens of the USA. In 1906, The OK Territory and Indian Territory were merged, and in 1907 OK became a state.
(2) Prior to 1896 Greer Co., OK, (the land between the North Fork and main branch of the Red River) was part of the State of Texas. On 16 Mar 1896 Greer Co. was awarded to the OK Territory, a decision which established the south branch of the river as the boundary between TX and OK. In 1907, the boundaries of Greer Co. were reduced when the old county was divided into Greer, Jackson, Harmon and a portion of Beckham counties. The county seat is and was Mangum.
(3) He always told me that he was only five years when his father died, and this is supported by the date on Michael Lance's gravestone. He grew up, therefore, basically without benefit of having a father, from whom he would have learned a lot. Also, at some point after his father's death, he, his mother, and half-brother Ansel, moved to Curry Co., NM, which removed him from the area where he was born.
(4) Most important, none of these states were issuing birth certificates in those days, so he never had such a document to consult.

Today, the puzzle is compounded for us by that fact that I have never yet found on any of the OK censuses Michael LANCE, his wife Nancy, his son Harlie LANCE, and his stepson Ansel ('Lance') DUNCAN. I did, however, find them on the 1900 census in Eastland Co., TX. This surprised me. I had expected to find them in the 1900 census in OK, because, according to family legend (source Herald L. LANCE), his father, Michael, and several children migrated from GA to Eastland Co., TX, in about 1887 and soon thereafter migrated to OK. Also, Michael LANCE died and was buried in OK in 1901. It appears now that they must have moved back and forth between Eastland Co., TX, and OK between 1887 and 1900. Their son Harlie Michael LANCE was born on 8 Aug 1896 in Marsden, Love Co., OK. (Marsden no longer exists; there was a post office there as late as 1922.)

B715- Michael LANCE/LENTZ and Nancy Jane DUNCAN were married on 15 July 1895 in Eastland Co., TX. Then, in 1897 and 1898, they supposedly moved to Greer Co., OK, where Michael and some of his children homesteaded.

For a while, I believed that all this supported the idea that Eastland Co., TX, was where Harlie Michael was born. However, I also distinctly remembered that when I was applying for a job with the Federal government, I had a lengthy form to fill out for the security investigation, at which time I wrote or telephoned Dad to find out what I should enter for his place of birth. He told me it was Marsden, OK. Therefore, in my recent research, I looked at many different books and maps trying to locate Marsden, OK. For a long time, it appeared that it simply never existed. One day, however, I was browsing in a good-sized genealogy book store where I spotted a book about old place names in Oklahoma. I hurriedly opened it and quickly found Marsden! The place name no longer exists, but, of course, its location does. It was located in present-day Love Co. about 15 miles west of the present-day town of Overbrook. There was a Marsden post office from 1895 to 1922. I am satisfied, therefore, that Marsden, OK, was indeed his place of birth. Present-day Love Co., OK, is a good bit out of the way from more direct routes between Greer Co., OK, and Eastland Co., TX, so that presents us with another little mystery. (Apparently he always knew where he was born, but to him it seemed unimportant until I was filling out this kind of job application, which seemed to him to demand accurancy.)

In December of 2005, I found the record of his WWI Draft Card in which is says that he was born in 'Stringtown, Texas, U.S.A.' At that time he was employed by one C. H. Powell near Groom, Texas, and his mother, 'Mr.' N. J. Lance, was
living in Tucumcari, NM.

We know for certain that B715- Michael LANCE and some of his children migrated from GA to Eastland Co., TX, in about 1887/1888. They lived in the Eastland Co., TX area for a few years and then apparenlty decided in about 1895/1896 to take advantage of land opportunities in OK and took a meandering route between Eastland Co., TX and Greer Co., OK, passing through the tiny town of Marsden, OK, where Harlie Michael was born. Then they must have homesteaded in Greer Co., OK, but then for some reason decided to return to Eastland Co., TX, where they appear in the 1900 census on a rented farm. (Unfortunately, most of the 1890 census records were destroyed by a fire, so they are not available.)

Also, it seems likely that it may have been in Eastland Co., TX, where his father. Michael, fell from a windmill platform and died. Of course, it could have been on a farm near House, NM, as family legend in New Mexico had it, or, perhaps it was in OK where he fell from the windmill. Family legends have a way of getting garbled over the years and between generations.

Anyway, Harlie Michael LANCE was five years old when his father died at age 67, and sometime between 1900 and 1910 accompanied his widowed mother and half-brother to Curry Co., NM, where they show up on the 1910 census. On the 1910 census, he is age 13, nearly 14, living with his widowed mother on a farm she owned. At a neighboring farm was his half brother, Ansel DUNCAN, age 27, and his wife Minnie, age 21. The census indicates that Harlie had been attending school in the past year.

This census must have been at about the time when he saw the end of his formal schooling, because eighth grade was as high as you could go in New Mexico schools in those days, and he was at about that age. In those days, people pretty much had to educate themselves.

Today, when we visualize a farm, what we see in our mind is very different from a farm in eastern New Mexico in those days. The farm houses were not houses in today's sense at all. They were 'dugouts.' A dugout was constructed by digging a rectangular hole about seven feet deep, placing boards across the top for a roof, and covering the boards with dirt. There was a slanted or stepped entrance going down to the door. Inside would be a wood or coal stove with a tin smokestack poking out through the roof. Floors were usually dirt floors, but the 'wealthy' would have wood floors, and the dirt walls may have been covered with wood for paneling.

Although the soil would grow good crops, there was no irrigation in those days, and rainfall was scarce. Travel was either by train, horse, or horse-pulled wagons or carriages. When a farmer became prosperous enough, he had a well drilled and erected a windmill. Otherwise, he had to buy water from a neighbor's well and transport it by wagon to his farm. With the coming of statehood and the establishment of the town of Clovis in Curry Co., a thriving railway hub, many families on surrounding farms moved into town where they could make a better living.

We know little detail about his life in the years between 1910 and 1920. I do recall, however, his telling about having a Harley Davidson motorcycle, which he enjoyed very much when he was a teen-ager or young man. Then at a church revival meeting one night in 1913 he met a girl named Bessie Ruth MELTON whose family had moved from Missouri to New Mexico in about 1908. They were married on 21 Feb 1915.

The 1920 Curry Co. census shows Harlie and Bessie and two boys, Harold and Ernest, living on a farm near Clovis. Bessie must have been pregnant with their third son, Charles Vernon LANCE, at the time, because Vernon was born 10 May 1920. By that time, their farm house apparently was more like a house than a dugout, because my brother Ernest told me that he fell out of a window of their house when he was very small. This census shows that he was born in TX (FALSE; as I previously stated, he was born in Indian Territory in a town then called 'Marsden'), and that his father was born in Ireland (FALSE; he was born in NC), and his mother was born in GA (TRUE).

In July 1923 Harlie obtained a job with the post office in Clovis, where he first became a letter carrier, and they moved off the farm and into town. By 14 April 1928, they were living with their children in a small house on Prince Street at what would have been about 314 or 316 Prince St.), when their fourth son, James, or 'Jimmie' (myself) was born, their first and only son to be born in a hospital. (I never liked spelling my name as 'Jimmie,' which I regarded as a girl's name, preferring 'Jimmy,' but I never won that battle; they always preferred spelling it 'Jimmie.')

In about 1930, they moved to 320 Ross Street, one block away, where they raised all their four sons to adulthood and continued to live there until Harlie retired in 1956. In 1935, he was promoted to mail clerk and in 1944 appointed examiner in charge of the Civil Service Board and held this post until retirement. After retirement, they moved to a neighboring town, Portales, Roosevelt Co., NM.

Harlie was a very religious man and he served for many years as a deacon in the First Baptist Church in Clovis, and his wife Bessie was also very active in the church and totally supportive of Harlie in his postal career and church activities. Needless to say, their four sons never lacked for religious training. The church, prayer, and Bible-reading were virtually full-time activities.

When Bessie died on 19 Oct 1959, life quickly became unbearably lonesome for him and he was unacccustomed to taking care of himself and doing his own cooking. It was, therefore, no great surprise to me when he met a widow in the church in Portales, Jettie SHERROD, who was also lonesome and needed companionship. They married in probably late 1960.

In his later years, he had a prostate operation and, on 11 Aug 1966 suffered a fatal heart attack while mowing his lawn. His second wife, Jettie, died on 17 Mar 1993 in Alamogordo, NM.

One fascinating story is that Harlie always told his sons that the Lances were Scotch-Irish and English and never mentioned to them that the name was originally spelled LENTZ or that original immigrant family was ethnic German. We know now for a fact that he knew this, however. After we learned recently about the original name and ethnic background of the family, we also learned that our mother, Bessie Ruth, responding to a direct question asked her by one of their grandsons, Jerry Walter Lance, a son of Ernest Ralph Lance, told him that the name was originally spelled LENTZ, and that the LENTZes were German. It boggled our minds that neither our father nor mother ever told us about this, because I do not believe it would have mattered to us. I know for certain that I and my brother Ernest did ask our father such questions. Probably nobody except Jerry ever asked our mother this direct question. Harlie probably reasoned this way: His first two sons, Harold and Ernest, were born in 1915 and 1917 respectively. This was at the time of WWI, and, during WWI in some communities there was much prejudice and discrimination against ethnic Germans. I believe that he wanted to prevent such discrimination against his sons, so he never told anyone except his wife about the original name or ethnic background of the family.

It is also possible that he did not know about the LENTZ name and Germanic background until I was about 10 years old, because I remember an occasion when Dad, Mother and I took a trip to visit Uncle Henry and Aunt Kate in Blair, OK. I remember that one day in Blair the grown-ups (specifically my Dad and Uncle Henry) were talking a lot between themselves without particularly wanting to share their conversation with young ones like me, perhaps believing I was too young to understand or to be interested. Whatever, they left the house and were gone for a few hours. I believe they probably went to visit the gravesite of B715- Michael Lance, which was not far away. I suspect that it was also at that time that Dad himself learned that our name was originally spelled LENTZ. My guess is that by this time there had been some correspondence between the LANCEs in Oklahoma and the LANCEs in Georgia who knew about the LENTZ surname.

Mother and Dad were wonderful, loving, kind parents who, I think, did a wonderful job raising their four boys. Well, perhaps we were a bit disappointing to them, because all four of us learned to smoke and of course became addicted.
I myself struggled with it for more than 50 years and finally managed to quit in 1995.4 Unrecognized GEDCOM data: Unknown GEDCOM tag: _UID 91DEECAD8AB8654BAC1A2D1C65122C5703E1. He was born on 8 August 1896 at Marsden, Love County, Oklahoma.5,6,7,8,9,10 He married Bessie Ruth Melton on 21 February 1915 at Curry County, New Mexico.11 He married Jettie K Thornton at San Bernardino County, California, on 12 June 1960.12 Harlie Michael Lance died on 11 August 1966 at Portales, Roosevelt County, New Mexico, at age 70.5,6 He was buried on 13 August 1966 at Lawn Haven Mem. Park, Clovis, Curry County, New Mexico.5

Family 1

Bessie Ruth Melton b. 9 Jan 1893, d. 19 Oct 1959
Children

Family 2

Jettie K Thornton b. 4 Feb 1905, d. 17 Mar 1993

Citations

  1. [S1368] Unknown author, Social Security Administration, Social Security Death Index Records. (LDS Family Search Computer, SSDI CD's.).
  2. [S1372] Unknown author, Not stated, probably Herald L. Lance as attachment to his 1974 letter., Regarding the family of B7159- Charles Henry Lance and Katie (Stayton)
    Lance.
  3. [S1428] Unknown author, Texas Archives, In 1997, I discovered the existence of a Widow's Application for a Pension in the Texas Archives, which was filed by Nancy Jane (Duncan) Lance on 7 Dec 1929 for a Confederate Pension on the basis of her deceased husband's service in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. It was No. 47489.
  4. [S7] James Lance, Ancestors and Descandants of Bastian & Dewalt Lentz,.
  5. [S1367] Unknown author, Informant was Ernest R. Lance, LANCE DOC 53--Certified Copy of New Mexico Death Certificate for
    Harlie Michael Lance, 11 Aug 1966, File No. 5191(there may be additional digits).
  6. [S1381] Unknown author, Herald L. Lance, Transcription of a letter from Herald L. Lance, dated 1974.
  7. [S55] 1910 census on Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com.
  8. [S148] 1900 United States Census, online www.ancestry.com.
  9. [S52] 1920 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations Inc 2010, January 1920 Internet Resources Available on line.
  10. [S1429] Unknown author, WWI Draft Registration Card.
  11. [S1349] Unknown author, Marie Moody Foster and Erma Melton Smith, The James F. Moody Family History, Library of Congress No. 79-104057 (Adams Press), p. 282.
  12. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Jettie T Sherrod in the California Marriage Index, 1960-1995.

Ansel Griffin Duncan

M, b. 6 September 1882, d. 2 September 1960
MotherNancy Jane Duncan b. 20 Mar 1854, d. 9 May 1937
     Ansel Griffin Duncan was Marriage; Person Source.1 He 1910 Census, Curry Co., NM; Reel T624, Roll No. 914, (mixed photographic quality), Local Community Lewis (?--not entirely legible), Precinct 6, SD NM, ED 58, (page?) 181, sheet No. 5. shows him and Minnie, his wife, living in Dwelling No. 186, Family No. 186:
DUNCAN, Ansel G. age 27, married 5 years, b. in GA, father b. in GA, mother b. in GA., English speaker, farmer, literate, owned farm, free of mortgage, No. of Farm schedule 106.
Minnie, wife, age 21, married 5 years, (illegible.) children, none living,
b. in MS, father b. in US, mother b. in US. Literate.

As of 1918, he and his wife Minnie were living at 1251 Ohio, El Paso, TX, according to his WWI Draft Registration Card, which also provided his middle name Griffin. At this time he was working as a Railway Mail Clerk, U.S. Government, Train Service.

1930 Census, El Paso County, El Paso City, Texas, District 48, Justice Precinct, No. 1.Sheet No. 13A, stamped 203. Ancestry.com, image No. 25 of 40: Ansel, wife Minnie, daughter Olla, and his mother, Nancy J. Lance, were living at 2207 Pittsburg St., where they owned the house, value of house $2,650. The home had a radio.
DUNCAN, Ansel G., head of family, owned the house, value $2650, Radio. Male, White, age 47, married, age 22 at first marriage, did not attend school recently, literate, born in GA, father b. in GA, mother b. in GA, employed, Railway mail clerk, not a veteran.
DUNCAN, Minnie, wife, homemaker, female, white, age 42, married, age 17 at first marrage, did not recently attend school, born in Mississippi, father b. in MS, mother born in MS, literate, unemployed
DUNCAN, Olla M., daughter, female, white, age 17, attended school recently, literate, b. in NM, father b. in GA, mother b. in MS.

By about 1938-40, thereabouts, they had moved to a house in El Paso, which I believe they owned, on Ochoa Sreet -- North Ochoa Street.. I had the house number memorized for many years when I was a child but can no longer remember it. Unrecognized GEDCOM data: Unknown GEDCOM tag: _UID 499D8F2AA838AF4DB161A33F87B9453A2ED1. He was born on 6 September 1882 at Canton, Cherokee County, Georgia.2,3,4,5 He married Minnie Luella Thrasher at Texas circa 1905.6 Ansel Griffin Duncan died on 2 September 1960 at Edinburg, Hidalgo County, Texas, at age 77.5

Family

Minnie Luella Thrasher b. 25 Mar 1888, d. 25 Jul 1972
Child

Citations

  1. [S55] 1910 census on Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com.
  2. [S148] 1900 United States Census, online www.ancestry.com.
  3. [S53] 1930 census, online www.ancestry.com.
  4. [S1430] Unknown author, Ancestry.com reproduction of WWI Draft Registration Card, City Board El Paso City No. 1, El Paso, Texas, 42-1-21-C Serial No. 3932, WWI Draft Registration card.
  5. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Ansel Griffin Duncan in the Texas Death Certificates, 1903-1982.
  6. [S123] Findagrave.com, online www.findagrave.com, Minnie L Duncan.