Vance, John C.

Flourished: 1834-05-05 Sangamon County, Illinois

Vance lived on a farm north of new New Salem, Illinois, when Abraham Lincoln walked to his house to borrow his copy of Kirkham's Grammar.

Benjamin P. Thomas, Lincoln's New Salem (Springfield, IL: Abraham Lincoln Association, 1934), 48; The History of Menard and Mason Counties, Illinois (Chicago: O.L. Baskin & Co., 1879), 252.