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Below is a family biography from the book, History of Kentucky, Edition 7 by J. H. Battle, W. H. Perrin and G. C. Kniffin and published by F. A. Battey Publishing Company in 1887.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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DAVID N. VANCE, a native of Belfast, Ireland, was born in 1850, arrived at New York in 1869, located at Carrollton, Ky., in October, 1877, and took charge of John Howe & Sons’ Bank; in December, 1883, he became cashier of the National Bank of Carrollton, which bank, in 1886, was made a United States depository, N. M. Winslow being its president, and Mr. Vance its cashier, with $60,000 capital stock. The bank has now a surplus of $2,000, and its average deposits amount to about $55,000. Mr. Vance was married in New York in 1871, to Miss Hagan, a native of that city. He is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, is a Royal Arch Mason, an Odd Fellow and Knight of Pythias. He owns a fine residence in Carrollton, is a thorough business man, and an enterprising citizen.

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This family biography is one of 46 biographies included in the Carroll County, Kentucky section of the book, The History of Kentucky, Edition 7 published in 1887 by F. A. Battey Publishing Company.  For the complete description, click here: History of Kentucky, Edition 7

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