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Vansant, David M.

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Vansant, David M.
March 14, 2007 06:14PM
Kentucky: A History of the State, Battle, Perrin, & Kniffin, ed. 8-B, 1887
Fleming County

DAVID M. VANSANT was born in Fleming County, Ky., October 9, 1833, and is a
son of James and Rebecca (McGavic) Vansant. He was reared on the home farm,
but for twenty-one years has been in the dry goods and grocery trade at
Flemingsburg. He married Miss Susan F. Amos, a native of Bath County, Ky.,
and is the father of five children: Ernest, Daisy, Ayett E., May L. and
David. Mr. Vansant is a Knight Templar and a Democrat. The paternal
grandfather of our subject, Adam Vansant, came from Pennsylvania to Kentucky
at a very early day, and settled on a farm one and one-half miles southeast
of Flemingsburg. The maternal grandfather, William McGavic, came from
Maryland about the same time, and both these gentlemen were farmers. James
Vansant was born in Fleming County in 1802, was a farmer, and died in 1844.
David M. Vansant's grandmother McGavic, whose maiden name was Echols, was
born in Pennsylvania near Philadelphia, and was brought, at the age of eight
years, to Kentucky, by relatives, stopping at the mouth of Limestone, where
the city of Maysville is located, and then traveling an unbroken wilderness
to the stockades in what is now Fayette County, and where stands the city of
Lexington. She met and married William McGavic and settled in Fleming
County, where she passed the remainder of her days. James Vansant was a
consistent and faithful member of the Presbyterian Church of Flemingsburg,

Vansant McGavic Amos Echols
Bath-KY PA MD Fayette-KY

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