Thomas Jefferson Vann & Elizabeth Elva Mitchell

great – grandparents of R A Holloman III

Thomas Jefferson Vann ca 1850 – | his parents
& 1874 Elizabeth [Bettie] Elva Mitchell 1853 – 1939 | her parents
of Hertford County, NC

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

Thomas Jefferson Vann married Elizabeth (Bettie) Mitchell 12 Dec 1874.

bettie tjvann
Bettie and TJ Vann
snapshots by
Shirley Wersinger

Thomas Jefferson Vann of Aulander [Harmon’s X-roads] was the son of Jesse W Vann and Nancy, a daughter of Luke McGloughon [McGlohn] and grandson of John Vann who came to the county about 1800 from Gates County and died in Sept 1850 in his 83rd year.

Bettie Elva Mitchell was born 5 Oct 1853. She was the fifth child of W W Mitchell and his third wife Mary Elizabeth Winnefred Mitchell.
Bettie Mitchell Vann died 14 Jan 1939.

Children of Thomas Jefferson Vann and Elizabeth (Bettie) Mitchell:
1. Herman Shelley Vann [died at age of 6 yrs]
2. Jesse John [Jack] Vann 26 Feb. 1879 – 9 Mar 1957 dsp
3. Pauline Roberta Vann Sept. 1882 – 1970
married Robert Abner “Rob” Holloman 1874 – 1951
4. Belauh B. Vann Feb. 1882 – no issue
married E. Clifton Early
5. Mary Hasseltine Vann Oct. 1889 (never married)
grad Chowan 1907 taught science there 1909/10
6. Nancy Thomas Vann Feb 1894 –
married Lambert H Winborne
a. Hannah Thomas Winborne
b. Edith Winifred Winborne 1918 – 1982
c. Betty Vann Winborne

1880 census in Hertford co St Johns twsp is found in one household
Paulene A Holomon 27
Susan N – 4,
John M 3
William D 2
{I assume she is a widow at this time]
also in her household is
Thomas J Vann 30 her brother-in-law farm manager
Bettie Vann 25 her sister
Jesse J. nephew

In 1870 St Johns twsp
Mitchell, W W 59 farmer
his wife Marie E W 47
James L 22 student
John P 21 farmer,
Almirah H 19
Pa–lea– A 18
Bettie 16,
Wm J 12,
Ba–er, Nancy 87 [no relation given]

1870 also living in the household of
Mitchell, G H of St Johns 41 farmer
Nancy 40,
Jesse H T 13
Marie E 4
James — S 1
Vann, Thos 20 at school

1860 Hertford County census
Nancy Vann head of a household, age 28
Thomas J. Vann, age l0
J. J. Vann, age 8
Nancy McGlaughon [obviously her mother], age 56
James Northcutt, age 22 overseer

Ref: The Vann Family by Louise Boone 1938
Abstracts of US Census of Hertford County

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