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John Pope Vanzant

John Pope Vanzant

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  • Name John Pope Vanzant 
    Born 26 May 1862  Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Person ID I35432  Yatesville History & Genealogy
    Last Modified 19 Nov 2016 

    Family Ellen Elizabeth Holland,   b. 18 Apr 1834, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 14 Jan 2022 
    Family ID F11398  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • John Pope Vanzant Posted 16 May 2012 by MelissaNewcombDewar Kentucky: A History of the State, Battle, Perrin, & Kniffin, 3rd ed., 1886. Metcalfe County. JOHN POPE VANZANT is a native of "the dark and bloody ground," born in Metcalfe County, on the 26th of May, 1862. His father, Milton S. Vanzant, is also a native Kentuckian, and now resides on the farm where he was born, near Edmonton, in 1834; his life has been spent principally in agricultural pursuits, which he has followed with uniform success. He married, in the year 1860, Ellen, daughter of Robert and Malinda (Estes) Holland, who are of pure English lineage, and born in Maryland and Virginia, respectively. They are members of the Baptist Church. Mr. Vanzant was for some time postmaster at Edmonton. He is a son of Hugh and Dicie (Wilson) Vanzant, who were Kentuckians by birth. Hugh Vanzant died in 1859, aged sixty-two years. John P., Albert M., Henry S. and Leonara A. John P. early developed a love for books, and at an early age became proficient in mathematics, and well versed in the English classics. At the age of nineteen he engaged in the profession of teaching, which he followed for two years with excellent success. In January, 1883, he engaged in the profession of teaching, which he followed for two years with excellent success. In January, 1883, he engaged in the saddle and harness trade at Edmonton, and in July of the same year was appointed postmaster at Edmonton, which office he held until June, 1885. At that time he sold the saddle and harness trade and soon after took a partnership in the ax helve manufacturing business, and also a controlling interest in a milling business, under the firm name of Vanzant & Depew, with a capital of $2,000, in stock and machinery. December 2, 1885, Mr. Vanzant married Mollie Eubank, daughter of W. E. and Mary Eubank, one of the leading families of Edmonton. Politically he is an uncompromising Republican, and lends his influence in favor of his friends, but has no political aspirations for himself. He is prompt in business transactions, and is one of the rising young business men of Metcalfe County. In the fall of 1885 Mr. Vanzant sold out his ax helve and milling business and is in the saddlery trade, to which he has added groceries and hardware. Depew Estes Eubank Holland Vanzant Wilson = MD VA