Relationship: Reuben Nance was my fourth great grandfather
Philpotts and Nances lived in the beautiful western part of Virginia in Henry County. Reuben is said to have had a total of 27 children by his two wives.
He lived just northeast of what is today Martinsville, Virginia and was a neighbor of Patrick Henry, for whom the county was named. Upon his return from the convention for the adoption of the Federal Constitution, Patrick Henry said to Mr. Nance that it, the Constitution, would prove a road of sand.
His daughter, Sarah Nance, married my 3rd great grandfather, David Philpott. The Philpott family migrated to western Georgia to Troup County.