Flourished: 1832-1840 New Salem, Illinois
In 1831, Nance lived in Morgan County, Illinois. By 1832, he lived in a part of Sangamon County, Illinois, that would later become Menard County. In 1839, he married Sarah Dick in Cass County.
Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales, Cass County, 68:113, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; Election Returns for the New Salem Precinct in Sangamon County, Illinois; U.S. Census Office, Sixth Census of the United States (1840), Menard County, IL, 292; Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, Cass County, 29 August 1839, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL.