H. H. Nance was born in the state of Tennessee in the year 1838. He came to Hopkins County with his parents in the year 1857. Two years later he married Miss Susan Wells, a daughter of a Methodist preacher from the state of Georgia. From this union six children were born. Charles E. is a farmer and a good citizen of the county.
He married Miss McGinnis. Elizabeth married J. K. Lewis. Joseph R. married Miss Lulu Bevis, an Alabama girl of good family. Miss Tealy married C. A. Bland and lives in Fannin County. Chester married Nora Harrison. Olga married Miss Roxey. Mr. Nance’s family are all good citizens of the county, are doing well, and are respected. They are honest and upright in their dealings. He suffered a great loss in the death of the mother of these children. He, however, married Mrs. P. H. Richey, a splendid lady, with whom he is spending his life pleasantly. They have two children living: Allen B. and Annie Bertha. They are living with their parents at home.
He has given his attention to farming and raising stock, and is in easy circumstances, able to meet with promptness all his liabilities. He is a taxpayer in the county, and believes in upholding and supporting the government that protects his life and property. He is a member of the Methodist church-has lived a devoted Christian for forty years. He helps the churches in a substantial way. Besides feeding many visitors to his church yearly, his doors are always open to tie meritorious and the worthy. He comes from a good family, of Irish extraction, and advocates liberality in all things. His example has been good all through life-sober, honest, just and upright. He always has plenty to divide with his less fortunate neighbor, and manifests a disposition of generosity in all of his donations to churches and other needed enterprises.