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Published by Pierre Menard Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, Petersburg,, Illinois Imogene Weaver Vogt, Chapter Regent
610 No. 9th
Petersburg, Il
Compiled by Lois D. Forden
Historian and Librarian
415 S. 9th
Petersburg, Il 62675

Transcribed by: Jeanie Lowe.


Born: May 5, 1760 in Charles City, Virginia.
Died: December 22, 1835 in Sangamon (now Menard) County, Illinois.
Buried: At Farmers Point Cemetery, south of Petersburg, Illinois.
Married: (1) Jane Wilkins, December 31, 1785 at New Kent County, Virginia. She was born 1767. She died December 17, 1800 at Charles City County, Virginia. (2) Elizabeth Morris Bingley, widow of Lewis Bingley. They were married December 15, 1802 at James City County, Virginia. She was born 1771. She died January 2, 1850.

Zachariah's grave was marked by Pierre Menard Chapter DAR, Petersburg, Illinois.
He enlisted in the Continental Army at Williamsburg, when about 16 years of age and served as a private in the Virginia Troops. He was a member of the famous Virginia Company of young men who displayed remarkable bravery on the occasion of the storming of Stony Point, July 15, 1779. He served under Captain James Pendelton and Col. Charles Harrison. He was also in the Battle of Monmouth. He was discharged February 22, 1780. He was allowed pension on his application executed March 6, 1833, at which time he was living in Sangamon (now Menard) County, Illinois, aged 72 years and 10 months.

Children of Zachariah and Jane Nance
Elizabeth; born August 21, 1786, died infant.
Robert: born February 22, 1788.
James: born November 24, 1789.
Sally: born October 29, 1791.
William: born March 17, 1793
Eaton: born September 14, 1794
George Washington: born March 29, 1798
Zachariah H.: born December 17, 1800
Family data for the above named children taken from Revolutionary pension claim - Lewis Bingley No. W24315.

Children of Zachariah and Elizabeth Nance
Otway: born November 19, 1803, died August 19, 1804
Otway Bird: born July 21, 1805
Joshua: born July 11, 1807
Cary: born March 26, 1809; died August 25, 1840.
Thomas Jefferson: born September 17, 1811
Allen: born September 16, 1813.
Parthena Williams; born August 13, 1816; their only daughter, she married Samuel Hill on June 8, 1835
Family data for the above named children taken from Revolutionary pension claim - Zachariah Nance No. S31272.

References: "The Nance Memorial," compiled by George W. Nance, Bloomington, Ill. Published by J.E. Burke & Company, Printers, Bloomington, Ill. In the year 1904. Rev. Pension claim - S31722, Vol. 36, Walker, DAR Paatriot Index, Illinois DAR Report, Illinois State Archives Honor Roll, NSDAR Report, National numbers, 178097, 305404, 117336 and 255524.


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