Re: McGen : SCT --> VT --> IL
Visited the grave of Mary McGen (McGann) in Chicago's Oakwoods Cemetery and discovered her maiden name was Vance. Mary McGen nee Vance born Scotland 4 June 1823, died Chicago 10 December 1894. Have much info on James and Mary's children born both in VT & IL. Believe Mary was related to the Vances of Groton, VT, but suspect the connection is from the early 1700s, possibly to Hugh Vans (Vance), of Boston, born 1699, possible in Scotland, emigrated 1722.