The Nance Memorial: A History of the Nance Family in General, But More Particularly of Clement Nance, of Pittsylvania County, Virginia, and Descendants, Containing Historical and Biographical Records with Family Lineage (Google eBook)

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J.E. Burke & Company, printers, 1904 - Nance family - 354 pages
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This is an excellent book for Nance information. Much of it is right her in New Albany, Floyd County, where Clement Nance came about 1803. This book covers seven generations.

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Page 14 - Now if there be no lawful cause to obstruct the said marriage then the above obligation to be void, else to remain in full force and virtue.
Page 344 - In the name of God, Amen : I, William Nance, of the Parish of Antrim, county of Halifax, and state of Virginia, being weak in body but of sound mind and memory, thanks be to Almighty God, for the same, do make this my last will and testament...
Page 168 - A bowing, burdened head, That only asks to rest, Unquestioning, upon A loving breast. My good right hand forgets Its cunning now ; To march the weary march I know not how. I am not eager, bold, Nor strong — all that is past; I am ready not to do At last, at last. My half day's work is done, And this is all my part; I give a patient God My patient heart, And grasp his banner still, Though all its blue be dim ; These stripes, no less than stars, Lead after him.
Page 32 - I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith : henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give to me at that day : and not only to me, but also to all them that have loved his appearing.
Page 344 - Testament, that is to say, first of all, I recommend my Soul to God that gave it, and my body to the Earth, to be buried in...
Page 345 - Item- I give and bequeath to my son, Mann Sims, One Dollar to him and his heirs forever. Item- I give and bequeath to my daughter, Ann Hendly Cowen , One Dollar to her and her heirs forever.
Page 345 - Item: I give and bequeath to my daughter Mary Hines one feather bed and furniture to her and her heirs forever.
Page 345 - Jeny, likewise feather bed and furniture to her and her heirs forever . Item: I give and bequeath to my son Charles one negro to be bought to him and his heirs forever. Item...
Page 94 - ... and faithful speaks the word. Then shall we ever be with those we love — Then shall we be for ever with the Lord. The shout is heard ; the archangel's voice goes forth ; The trumpet sounds ; the dead awake and sing ; The living put on glory ; one glad band, They hasten up to meet their coming King. Short death and darkness ! Endless life and light ! Short dimming ; endless shining in yon sphere, Where all is incorruptible and pure ; — The joy without the pain, the smile without the tear.
Page 195 - Tireless energy, keen perception, honesty of purpose, a genius for devising and executing the right thing at the right time, joined to every-day common sense, guided by resistless will power, are the chief characteristics of the man.

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