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JOHN VANCE

Highland Cemetery
Wapello County, Iowa
Uploaded 10/17/2004 by
bratlinda47 [Email]

Gravesite of John Vance, born January 14, 1789 in Kentucky County, Virginia. Died, December 1, 1866 in Eddyville, Iowa.

The message on the stone reads as follows:
FAREWELL DEAR WIFE AND CHILDREN ALL FROM YOU A FATHER CHRIST DOTH CALL
MOURN NOT FOR ME TIS ALL IN VAIN
TO CALL ME TO YOUR SIDE AGAIN
MY COURSE IS RUN, MY DAYS ARE SPENT
GO HOME MY FRIENDS AND BE CONTENT
GO HOME DEAR FRIENDS AND DRY YOUR TEARS
I MUST LIE HERE TILL CHRIST APPEARS

John Vance is the first son of Joseph and Nancy Bradley-Vance and the brother of my 5th greatgrandfather, James Vance.

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