Edward Vann & Mary

Sally’s family ties – 5-great – grandparents of R A Holloman III

Edward Vann ca 1715 – 1762 | his parents
& Mary ? | her parents
of Chowan County, NC


This is my working hypothesis – the way I see it as of this moment!!


This Edward Vann who was married to a Mary and who with a William Vann were Executors of Edward’s Will in 1762 appears to be the son of another Edward who died in 1752 and his wife Mary.

1762 – 15 Oct – Will of Edward Vann granted to William Vann and Mary Vann.
Hertford Co wills and administrations list filed with Sec of State
[I think this is the son of the first Edward died 1752]

Children of Edward Vann and Mary:
1. William Vann ca 1742 – 1788 Gates Co
was a constable May 1779 had been one before
May 1st 1788 William Vann made his will as follows:
To his wife Rachel Vann all his property, care, schooling, etc of their young children, provided she live single,
if she marries, Jesse Vann to take care of the rest
and do as he thinks best with it.
Dividing property among children when they come of age
selling only to one another.
Constitute my loving wife Rachel Vann, Jesse Vann and son William Vann exec.
– Their land was divided in 1808 –

married Rachel ?
a. William Vann ca 1767 –

b. Edward Vann dec bef 1809
c. Elisha Vann
d. Charles Vann
e. Ely Vann
f. James Vann
married Gates County NC 22 Sept 1797 Leah Hays
marriage bond signed by James Vann and William Hays
children were all born between 1768 and 1788

2. Jesse Vann ca 1746 – 1815/17
married 1767 [Ann] Arline
dau of James Arline

3. Thomas Vann ca 1750 –
1768, 21 June – Received from Thomas Vann four lard barrels Turpentine for Gibson & Granberry — signed for by Sam’l Donaldson. [John Vann Papers -NC Archives as reported in “The Gen. of Jacob Vann” by Story & Wilsey p 194]
1786 Gates County State Census
Thomas Vann 1 wm 21-60, 4 wm under 21 or over 60, 3 wf, 1 b 12-50, 6 b under 12 or above 50
1790 Gates County Thomas Vann 2 – 3 – 4 – 0 – 8 total 17

4. Charles Vann died bef/ca May 1785 intestate
was a constable May 1779 had been one before
also July 1784
Feb 1784 had resigned as overseer of the road
In 1785 Jesse Vann was appointed admr. of the estate of Charles Vann and the receipts exist from Charles’ daughters as they came of age.

married Ann ?
a. Jesse Vann ca 1785 – 2 Sept 1825 Hertford Co [Dr. O’Dwyer’s Diary]
married Jane Jenkins 1790 NH Co NC – aft 1860
youngest child after husband’s death
i. Charles Vann 1810 – aft 1880 census
married 1st Miss Britt
1. Jesse Thomas Vann ca 1840 – 5 Jan 1856 only child
was student at UV at the time
married 2nd Marie Benthell ca 1816 – aft 1880 census
sister of Jack Benthall

ii. John Vann
iii. Mary Ann Vann
married Richard Parker
iv. Lazarus Vann
v. Martha Vann ca 1814 –
married William E Britt near Union
1. James E Britt
2. sister
married Darden
a. James H Darden

vi. Marinda Vann 1824 – 1882
married Mills Junius Brett Sr.
1. Lazarus Vann Brett 1849 – 1915
2. Charolette Virginia Brett 1851 -1910
married Paul Brett 1851 – 1924
a. Clifton Mills Brett 1876 – 1952
b. Bettie Alice Brett 1878 – dec.
c. Seymour Ward Brett 1881 – 1947
d. Mariah Roberta Brett 1883 – 1928
e. Paul Elder Brett 1885 – 1937
married Lavenia Arelia Cowan 1888 – 1965
i. Sarah Elizabeth Brett 1913 – 2002
ii. Paul Albert Brett 1915 – 1992
married Julia Ray Nelson 1919 – 1982
1. Jessie Rae Brett 1940 – 2015
2. Pauline Brett 1945 – 2015
iii. Martha Jane Rice Brett 1921 – 2005
iv. Richard Curtis Brett 1929 – 1988

3. Elijah Thompson Brett 1853 – 1903
4. Roberta A Brett 1855 – 1930
5. Mills Junius Brett Jr. 1859 – 1916
vii. Jenkins Vann
viii. Jane Vann
married Wiley Brown
ix. William Vann
b. sisters?
5. John Vann bef 1755 – bef Feb 1815 Gates Co
married ca 1783 Edith Parker dau of Demsey son of Daniel Parker
1790 Gates Co John Vann 5 m 0-16, 1 m 16+, 2 f, 2 slaves
1800 ” John Vann, Sr 2m 0-10, 1 m 10-16, 1 m 45+, 1 f 10-16, 1 f 45+, 2 slaves
1810 ” John Vann 1 m 10-16, 2 m 16-26, 1 m 45+, 3 slaves
a. Jesse Vann 1784 – 1860/70
married Cinthia ? ca 1791 –
i. Lewis Vann ca 1825 –
married Elizabeth Anne Wright ca 1826 –
1. Roxanna Vann ca 1848 –
2. James Jesse Vann 1849 –
3. William Vann ca 1853 –
4. John Vann ca 1854 –
5. Lavenia Vann ca 1856 –
6. Harrison Vann ca 1858 –
7. Martha Vann ca 1864 –
ii. Sarah Vann ca 1826 – bef 1882
married 1849 Joseph Brooks
married 1856 John W Hofler
b. Harrison Vann 1790 – 1871 MS rem to MS in 1870
married bef 1822 Miss Parker dau of Mills Parker
married 20 Feb 1827 Julia Ann Fields 1800 – spring 1870 MS
dau. of Mills R Fields
i. John O Vann 1828 –
moved to Water Valley, MS at some point
ii. Mills Vann 1830 –
married Nancy ? 1821 –
1. Timothy Vann 1856 –
2. Ellen Vann 1858 –
iii. Quinton Vann 1832 –
iv. Thomas Vann 1834 –
married Louise Cohoee
1. Henry Clay Vann ca 1872 Big Creek Miss –
v. Mary L Vann 1837 –
married William B Loper
ggrandparents of Barbara Strban
vi. William Vann 1839 –
vii. Milly Ann Vann 1839 –
viii. Sarah [Sallie] C Vann 1841 –
ix. James Edward Vann 1844 –
c. Dempsey Vann 1797 – ca 1863
living in Nansemond Co in 1850 and 1860 – all children born in NC
married ca 1824 Sarah 1800 – bef 1860
i. Alfred Vann ca 1825 –
ii. Dempsey Vann Jr ca 1834 –
iii. William Henry Vann ca 1838 –
iv. Sarah Eliza Vann ca 1841 –

??6. Dempsey Vann died 1790 Edgecombe
??7. Henry Vann died 1801 Edgecombe

Hi there, I was referred by a distant cousin. Thanks so much for the extra information concerning the Vann’s they had been a dead end for me for a long while. My paternal grandmother, Rosa Mae Vann was the daughter of Albert Vann, son of Lewis Vann DOB 1825, Grandson of Jesse Vann DOB 1784. I have some pictures of Rosa as a child and also of Albert as a young father, a picture of his first wife and also a picture of him and his second wife. I also have a picture of him around the Winton, NC area with a logging crew. I also have a picture of his son Edward Bryant Vann. And a picture of a Joe Vann at age 17, not sure but think this may be James Jesse Vann’s son by his second wife. Anyway would be glad to send you a copy of these pics if you are interested. Do you have any pictures of any Vann’s or do you know anyone who does that would share with me? Thanks again. Trudy Oakley

 

1756 – Edward Vann present when the lines of John Lewis were processioned by William Powell and Richard Felton. they also did the lines of John Vann, himself present and the lines of Mary Vann she present. the line between William Huggs and Mary Vann both present.
Edward Vann present when Jacob Odom and Jeames Bradey processioned
Edward Warren his land dun, Demsey Buckes his land dun
Edward Vann his land dun, James Bradey his land dun

1768-1770 William Murfree Tax Receipt Book [Hertford County] — T. Vann received money
from Aaron Mainer [1768 and 69] for B Wynns Jr. tax collector.
Charles Vann paid 1 tax in 1769 and 1770

Demsey Vann paid 1 tax in 1770
Jesse Vann paid 3 taxes for each of the years 1768, 1769, 1770
Mary Vann paid 1 tax in 1769 and 1770 [Thomas?]
William Vann paid 2 taxes in 1768, 2 in 1769 and 4 in 1770
William Vann Jr paid 1 tax in 1770

1772, May – Thomas Vann and Jesse Barnes signed a bond for Edward Howell to admin. the estate of John Watson -Hertford Co adm.

1786 Gates County State Census
p. 1 John Vann 1 wm 21-60
Thomas Vann 1 wm 21-60, 4 wm under 21 or over 60, 3 wf, 1 b 12-50, 6 b under 12 or above 50
Edward Vann 1 wm 21-60
—— p.2
Jesse Vann 1 wm 21-60, 3 wm under 21 or over 60, 5 wf, 4 b 12-50, 1 b under 12 or above 50
—– p 6
William Vann 2 wm 21-60, 4 wm under 21 or over 60, 3 wf, 1 b 12-50, 1 b under 12 or over 50
——p 14
Darcase Vann 3wf, 1 b under 12 or above 50
—– p 15
William Vann 1 wm 21- 60, 2 wm under 21 or over 60, 2 wf

1790 Gates County
Dorcas Vann 1m over 16, 1 f, 1slave total 3
Jesse Vann 2 – 1 – 5 – 0 – 6 total 14
John Vann 1 – 5 – 2 – 0 – 2 total 10
Rachel Vann 2 – 3 – 1 – 0 – 4 total 10
Thomas Vann 2 – 3 – 4 – 0 – 8 total 17

1756 –
Edward Vann his land dun, James Bradey his land dun
26 March 1756 George Vann his land dun, Jacob Vann his Land dun, present George Van, Jacob Rogers, Jacob Vann, Elizabeth Vann

1765, Oct – William Vann and Thomas Barnes signed a bond for Elizabeth Riddick to adm. the estate of William Riddick.

1768, 21 June – Received from Thomas Vann four lard barrels Turpentine for Gibson & Granberry — signed for by Sam’l Donaldson.[John Vann Papers -NC Archives as reported in “The Gen. of Jacob Vann” by Story & Wilsey p 194]

1772, May – Thomas Vann and Jesse Barnes signed a bond for Edward Howell to admin. the estate of John Watson -Hertford Co adm.
1790 Edgecombe County
Edward Vann 1 – 1 – 1 – 0 – 0 total 3
Elisha Vann 1 – 1 – 4 – 0 – 0 total 6
William Vann 1 – 3 – 2 – 0 – 0 total 6
1790 New Hanover County
William Vann 1 – 0 – 3 – 0 – 0
1790 Burke County
Jno Vann 2 – 1 – 3 – 0 – 0
1790 Cumberland County
William Van 2 – 1 – 7 – 0 – 4
1790 Sampson County
Elizabeth Van 0 0 1 0 0
John Van 1 2 1 0 0
Kedar Van 1 0 1 0 0
King Van 1 3 4 0 0
Needham Van 1 0 0 0 0
Stephen Van 1 2 4 0 0
William Van 2 2 5 0 1

1793 Will of Darkis Vann proven Nov Ct Gates Co

1800 Gates County
James Vann 00020-10010-04
Rachel Vann 01000-00010-01
John Vann Sen 21001-01001-02
Jesse Vann 00201-10201-09
John Vann [of Jesse] 01010-00000-02
1800 Martin County
Thomas Vann 11401-20301-03
1800 Edgecombe County
William Vann 10010-20010-00
Elisha Vann 10210-10010-00
1800 Buncombe County
John Vann 11010-40010-00
1800 Duplin County
John Vann [1806 tl]
William Vann [1806tl]
Stephen Vann 02001-10101-00
1800 Sampson County
William Vann 11101-00111-00
King Vann 21210-21110-00
William Vann 10100-10100-00
Charity Vann 01110-01301-00
Thomas Vann 00010-10100-00
Needham Vann 10010-00100-00
John Vann 22010-21010-01
John Vann 30010-22010-00

1810 Anson County
Lazerus, Thomas and William
1810 Cumberland Co
Mrs. , William, Ezekiel
1810 Gates Co
Charles Vann 00100-10011-01 son of William and Rachel
Edward Vann 00001-00000-03
John Vann 01201-00100-03
1810 Hertford Co [difficult to read]
Jesse Vann 00001-00011-08 Jesse and his son John
John Vann 20010-11110-05
1810 Northampton Co
James Vann 10010- 40010- 0110 son of William and Rachel
Jesse Vann 10100 – 00100-0100 aged 16-26
1810 Rutherford Co
Edward, James, Kidar, William Sr, Leonard, Thomas, John, William
1810 Dublin
John Van, Jr. 30100-00100-01

1820 Gates Co
1-10, 10-16, 16-18, 16-26, 26-45, >45, 0-10, 10-16, 16-26, 26-45, >45, slaves
Charles Vann 3 0 0 0 1 0- 1 1 0 1 1 0 son of William and Rachel
Dempsey Vann 1 1 0 1 0 0- 0 0 1 0 1 3 son of John and Edith
Harrison Vann 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 son of John and Edith
Jesse Vann 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 1 0 2 son of John and Edith
1820 Hertford Co
James Vann 0 0 1 1 0 1- 3 2 1 0 1 2 son of William and Rachel
John Vann 2 2 0 0 0 1- 1 0 1 1 0 12 [image 5] son of Jesse and Miss Arline
1820 Northampton Co
Jesse Vann 4 0 0 0 1 0- 3 0 0 1 0 04 son of ? aged 26-45
William Vann 1 1 0 0 0 1- 0 2 2 0 1 02 son of William and Rachel


Joseph Vann ca/bef 1705 – 1753


1728, 30 Oct – Patent to George Vann for 230 acres on East side of Knotty Pine Swamp – old Albemarle Records

1744, 18 March – Bk C Chowan Co – Joseph Vann of Chowan precinct to William Vann 200 ac. Wit: Edward Vann.

1749 -Bk C, page 177 – George Vann of Bertie to William Vann

Joseph Vann Chowan 27 April 1752 proved April Ct. 1753
Sons: George and Jacob
Daughters: Jude, Ann Langston, Elizabeth, Mary and Dorcas
Executors : son George and daughter Elizabeth
Test: Thos. Langstone, Jacob Odom, Sary Langstone

Children of Joseph Vann died 1753
1. George Vann
2. Jacob Vann
3. Jude Vann
4. Anne Vann
married Thomas Langston died 1780
a. Luke Langston
b. Judah Langston
c. Isaac Langston
i. Mary Langston
d. Dempsey Langston
5. Elizabeth Vann
6. Mary Vann
7. Dorcas Vann dsp Oct/Nov 1793

26 March 1756 George Vann his land dun, Jacob Vann his Land dun, present George Van, Jacob Rogers, Jacob Vann, Elizabeth Vann

1786 Gates County State Census
——p 14
Darcase Vann 3wf, 1 b under 12 or above 50
—– p 15
William Vann 1 wm 21- 60, 2 wm under 21 or over 60, 2 wf

1790 Gates County
Dorcas Vann 1m over 16, 1 f, 1slave total 3

Vann, Darkis, Gates Co, 21 Oct 1793 – proved Nov Ct 1793
Cousin Luke Langston, sister Ann Langston, Judah Langston, Cader Odom, Isaac Langston’s daughter Mary, Isaac Langston, Demsey Langston, Mary Mariner, Elizabeth Odom, Jemima Brayshear,
Exer: Luke and Isaac Langston.
Test: Lewis Sparkman, Chas. Rookes

 


John Vann ca 1717 – 1763


The marriage Bond of Mrs. Ann Peterson and John Vann, Feb 25th 1752
signed by John Vann and Peter Payne; witnessed by Joseph Cravin and Edward Hatch. [Could this have been a 2nd marriage for John Vann?]

1753 – Bk A page 348 – John Vann to John Corbin.

1754 – John Vann was in Militia.

1756 – Edward Vann present when the lines of John Lewis were processioned by William Powell and Richard Felton. they also did the lines of John Vann, himself present and the lines of Mary Vann she present. the line between William Huggs and Mary Vann both present.

1758 – Committee of Public Claims met at the house of John Vann – Col. Records of North Carolina.

1763, Jan – George Brownrigg, Esq and Will Halsey sign a bond for Ann Vann to adm. the estate of John Vann – – Chowan Co adm.

Louise Vann Boone apparently thought that John Vann and Jesse Vann of Gates County are the same person and had the name John Jesse Vann. She said her father insisted that his father told him he was the fourth John Vann in direct line.

All recorded instances of his name in Gates and Chowan and his signature is always “Jesse Vann.”

One thought on “Edward Vann & Mary”

  1. Sally,

    Many years ago I had occasion to write you regarding a family member of the Brett’s. Now, I write you regarding the Vann Family.

    Marinda Vann is one of my great grandmothers, which you include in your families above.

    Just desire to let you know, again, that you have a wonderful family site and that it helps many of your close relatives, as well as distant relatives also.

    Should you desire family information regarding the families of Marinda Vann and Mills Junius Brett, Sr, please do not hesitate to contact me. Giving you this information will also help those Brett family members finding their way to your site, as I have on several occasions.

    Thank you for helping me both in the past and present.

    Raymond L Britt (Brett)

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