Biography of Theodore M. Nance
Tipton County, IN Biographies





THEODORE M. NANCE, furniture dealer, of the firm of Young & Nance, was born in Franklin, Johnson Co., Ind. His father, James H. Nance, now a resident of Indianapolis, was born in South Carolina January 23, 1819. When James was sixteen years of age, his father removed to Johnson County, Ind.; there, in 1843, he was married to Miss Elizabeth Lay, of that place, the mother of our subject. The issue of their marriage consists of three children, namely: Theodore M., Mrs. Jennie Young, and Mrs. Katie Bowlin, all residents of Tipton. Theodore M. was reared in Johnson County. In 1860, he was sent to school at Greencastle, Ind. In 1861, he enlisted in Company I. Twenty seventh Indiana Volunteers. His company was organized under Banks, First Division, First Brigade. Twelfth Army Corps, and was afterward under Slocum. He participated in the following battles: Ball's Bluff, Winchester, Cedar Mountain, Antietam, Chancellorsville, Fredricksburg, second battle of Bull Run, Lookout Mountain, Mission Ridge, Goldsboro, Peach Tree Creek, and all the battles fought during Sherman's campaign to the sea. He acted as scout from Atlanta through to Savannah, and went to attend the grand review of all the troops at Washington, and was mustered out of service July 5, 1865. He was also in the battle of Gettysburg, where he was wounded in the throat, which has ever since obstructed his speech. After his discharge, he returned to Edinburg, whence, after remaining a few days, he came to Tipton. In September of 1865, he engaged in the saloon business, and has continued it ever since, with the exception of one or two years. In July of 1882, he connected himself with Mr. S. G. Young in the furniture and undertaking business. They carry a stock of $4,500, and are doing a good business. Mr. Nance was married at Tipton, January 1, 1868, to Miss Lavica E. Parker, daughter of Dr. Isaac Parker (deceased). They have two daughters, namely, Capitola and Maud. Politically, he is a Democrat, and is a member of the I. O. O. F., both of the subordinate lodge and the Grand Lodge at Indianapolis. He is the owner of a brick business building, two fine dwellings, and two good farms, approximating $12,000 in value. He is also a member of Knights of Honor.

From:
Counties of Howard and Tipton, Indiana
Historical and Biographical
Charles Blanchard, Editor
F. A. Bettey & Co.
Chicago 1883.


Privacy Policy for OnlineBiographies

NAVIGATION
Tipton County, IN
Biographies

Indiana
Biographies

Online
Biographies

New York
Histories

New York
Biographies

Maine
Histories

Pennsylvania
Histories

Pennsylvania
Biographies

For all your genealogy needs visit Linkpendium

Family Tree Maker 2012