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(Number 67 on the 1958 Highland map - 4600 W. 11000 N.)

Louis (Lewis) Jefferson & Mary Frances Ferrell Vance

Lewis Jefferson VanceJeff Vance was mentioned in other histories and I couldn't find anyone by that name but this man and his son were both named Jefferson so I am assuming he was called Jeff. The Vance's lived in Highland for many years and after Lewis died his son lived here with his family for a while (probably Number 67 on the 1958 Highland map).

Lewis was born July 5, 1857, in Alpine, Utah Territory to John Wesley and Angelia Vail Vance. Mary was born October 25, 1872, in Sugar Grove, Kentucky to John Bell and Frances Jemima Sweatt Ferrell. They married February 25, 1891, in the Logan Temple and had eight or more children: John Lewis, Wilford Jefferson, Frances, Harmon Taylor, Kimball, Angus, Zina Gygi, and Welton Farrell. Lewis is listed as a farmer in each census. In the 1880 census, Lewis is with his family in the Alpine precinct, which included part of Highland so it's uncertain if they lived in Highland at that time. In 1900, 1910, 1920 and 1930 they are in Highland with different family members. Lewis died September 10, 1913. His son John Lewis married Julia Leah Hopkins May 11, 1927, and in the 1930 census they had two children, Clifton and Leah May, and were living with his mother. Mary died October 18, 1948, in Salt Lake City and she and Lewis are buried in the Alpine City Cemetery.

Mary Frances Vance

Wesley Vance family

Source: HIGHLAND HISTORY: A compilation by Charles T Greenland II for the Highland Historical Society

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