Descendants of Thomas Chance
Please note: The lineage shown on this page of Thomas & Margaret Jones Chance is only a theory of
what we think is their lineage and has
not been proven. I have posted it in hopes someone can help us
verify it. My direct lineage of Bedford Chance has been proven by me.
My special "Thanks" to James Chance for sharing his direct lineage of the Chance family.

Generation No. 1

1.  THOMAS1 CHANCE was born Abt. 1765 in Caroline Co., MD, and died November 24, 1824.  He married
MARGARET JONES.  

Children of THOMAS CHANCE and MARGARET JONES are:
i.        WILLIAM2 CHANCE, b. Bef. 1800.
2.        ii.        DANIEL CHANCE, b. Abt. 1800, Rockingham Co., NC; d. Abt. 1875, Green Co., TN.
3.        iii.        REV. THOMAS CHANCE, b. October 31, 1801, Rockingham Co., NC; d. January 27, 1855, Henry
Co., TN.
4.        iv.        TILLMAN CLARK CHANCE, b. Abt. 1803, Rockingham Co., NC; d. Abt. 1885.
5.        v.        ALFRED M. SR CHANCE, b. August 13, 1810, Rockingham Co., NC.
6.        vi.        BEDFORD J. CHANCE, b. May 13, 1813, Rockingham, NC; d. March 04, 1875, Cherokee Co., NC.


Generation No. 2

2.  DANIEL2 CHANCE (THOMAS1) was born Abt. 1800 in Rockingham Co., NC, and died Abt. 1875 in Green
Co., TN.  He married (1) UNKNOWN Bef. 1837.    He married (2) NANCY OLIVER January 05, 1838 in Carter
Co., TN.  She was born Abt. 1810 in Carter Co., TN, and died Aft. 1885 in Carter Co., TN.

Child of DANIEL CHANCE and UNKNOWN is:
i.        JAMES HOUSTON SR3 CHANCE, b. March 30, 1837, Carter Co., TN; d. Abt. 1922, Jackson Co., AL.


Children of DANIEL CHANCE and NANCY OLIVER are:
ii.        CHRISTOPHER3 CHANCE, b. Abt. 1842.
iii.        JOHN CHANCE, b. Abt. 1844.
iv.        MARGARET E. CHANCE, b. Abt. 1846, Carter Co., TN; d. January 11, 1916, St. Bonaventure Cemetery,
Jachson CO., AL.
v.        WILLIAM CHANCE, b. Abt. 1846, Carter Co., TN.
vi.        AMANDA E. CHANCE, b. Abt. 1850, Carter Co., TN.
vii.        MARY C. CHANCE, b. Abt. 1852, Washington Co., TN.
viii.        NANCY CHANCE, b. Abt. 1860.
ix.        DANIEL M. CHANCE, b. Abt. 1863.
x.        ALICE J. CHANCE, b. Abt. 1869.
xi.        ROBERT ALEXANDER CHANCE, b. May 05, 1871, Carter Co., TN; d. April 29, 1918, Jackson Co., AL.


3.  REV. THOMAS2 CHANCE (THOMAS1) was born October 31, 1801 in Rockingham Co., NC, and died January
27, 1855 in Henry Co., TN.  He married (1) SARAH BOYLES April 19, 1821 in Rockingham Co., NC.  She was born
October 12, 1801 in Rockingham Co., NC, and died December 05, 1844 in Rockingham Co., NC.  He married (2)
MARTHA SHARP January 27, 1847 in Rockingham Co., NC.  She was born July 23, 1802 in VA, and in Henry Co.,
TN.

Children of THOMAS CHANCE and SARAH BOYLES are:
i.        CAROLINE MATLIDA3 CHANCE, b. February 16, 1822, Rockingham Co., NC; d. August 31, 1854, Henry
Co., TN.
ii.        DANIEL FOSTER CHANCE, b. December 02, 1823, Rockingham Co., NC; d. January 25, 1853, Carroll Co.,
TN.
iii.        JOHN WESLEY CHANCE, b. October 22, 1825, Rockingham Co., NC; d. February 11, 1857, Carroll Co.,
TN.
iv.        SUSANNAH B. CHANCE, b. September 06, 1827, Rockingham Co., NC; d. February 11, 1857, Henry Co.,
TN.
v.        TILLMAN HENRY CHANCE, b. August 25, 1830, Rockingham Co., NC.
vi.        MARGARET ELIZABETH CHANCE, b. May 01, 1832, Rockingham Co., NC.
vii.        SARAH ANN CHANCE, b. June 06, 1834, Rockingham Co., NC; d. October 28, 1880, Henry Co., TN.
viii.        ELIZA JANE CHANCE, b. April 06, 1836, Rockingham Co., NC; d. July 07, 1876, Henry Co., TN.
ix.        THOMAS J. CHANCE, b. August 22, 1838, Rockingham Co., NC.
x.        MARY A. CHANCE, b. November 11, 1840, Rockingham Co., NC.
xi.        THOMAS COKE CHANCE, b. January 19, 1843, Rockingham Co., NC; d. September 12, 1890, Rockingham
Co., NC.
xii.        EMILY RICH CHANCE, b. August 18, 1844, Rockingham Co., NC; d. 1881, Henry Co., TN.


4.  TILLMAN CLARK2 CHANCE (THOMAS1) was born Abt. 1803 in Rockingham Co., NC, and died Abt. 1885.  
He married SARAH ANN "SALLY" WILLIAMS April 10, 1831 in Rockingham Co., NC.  She was born May 09,
1809 in Surry Co., NC, and died May 16, 1873 in Rockingham Co., NC.

Children of TILLMAN CHANCE and SARAH WILLIAMS are:
7.        i.        ANDREW JACKSON3 CHANCE, b. 1833, NC; d. May 03, 1863, Battle of Chancelorsville, VA (Civil
War).
8.        ii.        WILLIAM ANDERSON CHANCE, b. April 10, 1837, Rockingham Co., NC; d. October 17, 1862,
Staunton, VA (Civil War).
iii.        TILLMAN FRANKLIN CHANCE, b. 1841; m. MARY A. FTIZGERALD, September 22, 1863,
Rockingham Co., NC.
iv.        MARY ANN CHANCE, b. November 11, 1844, Rockingham Co., NC; m. JAMES SWIFT, March 09, 1882,
Surry Co., NC.
v.        CAROLINE B. CHANCE, b. 1847; m. WILLIAM C. ROGERS.
vi.        JOHN WESLEY CHANCE, b. 1849; d. April 1899, Bristol, Washington Co., VA; m. ISABELLE
MARSHALL CHEEK, March 17, 1878, Caswell Co., NC; b. December 17, 1854, Caswell Co., NC; d. November 11,
1901, Bristol, Washington Co., VA.


5.  ALFRED M. SR2 CHANCE (THOMAS1) was born August 13, 1810 in Rockingham Co., NC.  He married
HANNAH ALLEN March 16, 1828 in Rockingham Co., NC.  She was born Abt. 1807 in Rockingham Co., NC.

Children of ALFRED CHANCE and HANNAH ALLEN are:
i.        JAMES3 CHANCE, b. February 07, 1829; d. Halifax, VA.
9.        ii.        DAVID CHANCE, b. October 11, 1830, Rockingham Co., NC; d. May 20, 1904, Morse Mill, MO.
iii.        MARTHA CHANCE, b. April 17, 1833, Caswell Co., NC.
iv.        BEDFORD CHANCE, b. October 08, 1835, Rockingham Co., NC.
v.        ALFRED M. CHANCE, b. January 26, 1838, Rockingham Co., NC.
vi.        NANCY CHANCE, b. April 08, 1840, Caswell Co., NC.
vii.        YANCY CHANCE, b. June 15, 1842.


6.  BEDFORD J.2 CHANCE (THOMAS1) was born May 13, 1813 in Rockingham, NC, and died March 04, 1875 in
Cherokee Co., NC.  He married NANCY MARIAH HALL October 23, 1833 in Rockingham Co., NC.  She was born
May 17, 1814 in Rockingham, NC, and died December 12, 1898 in Prob. Clay/Cherokee Co., NC.

Children of BEDFORD CHANCE and NANCY HALL are:
10.        i.        MARY ANN3 CHANCE, b. March 27, 1833, Rockingham, NC; d. July 08, 1922, Monroe Co., TN.
ii.        ALBERT (P?) CHANCE, b. Abt. 1834, Rockingham, NC.
iii.        ELIZABETH CHANCE, b. Abt. 1836, Rockingham, NC.
11.        iv.        ANDREW M CHANCE, b. Abt. 1838, Rockingham, NC.
v.        ELIZA CHANCE, b. Abt. 1839.
vi.        MARTHA CHANCE, b. Abt. 1842, Rockingham, NC.
vii.        MARAGRET B. CHANCE, b. Abt. 1844.
viii.        AMANDA ROSANAH CHANCE, b. Abt. 1847, Cherokee Co., NC.
12.        ix.        WILLIAM NELSON CHANCE, b. Abt. 1849, Cherokee Co., NC.
13.        x.        JOHN STANLEY CHANCE, b. July 1851, Cherokee Co., NC; d. Aft. June 1900.
14.        xi.        JAMES H. CHANCE, b. Abt. 1853, Cherokee Co., NC.
15.        xii.        DAVID J. CHANCE, b. Abt. 1854, Cherokee Co., NC.


Generation No. 3

7.  ANDREW JACKSON3 CHANCE (TILLMAN CLARK2, THOMAS1) was born 1833 in NC, and died May 03,
1863 in Battle of Chancelorsville, VA (Civil War).  He married MARTHA JANE GUTHRIE October 28, 1858 in
Rockingham Co., NC.  She was born October 11, 1839 in Caswell Co., NC, and died December 11, 1911 in Reidsville,
Rockingham Co., NC.

Children of ANDREW CHANCE and MARTHA GUTHRIE are:
i.        MARY VIRGINIA4 CHANCE, b. November 30, 1859, Reidsville, Rockingham Co., NC; d. February 19,
1944, Reidsville, Rockingham Co., NC; m. JAMES J. JOHNSON, December 14, 1882, Caswell Co., NC; b. Abt.
1855, Caswell Co., NC.
16.        ii.        ROBERT BAILEY SR CHANCE, b. October 02, 1862, Reidsville, Rockingham Co., NC; d. January
13, 1928, Reidsville, Rockingham Co., NC.


8.  WILLIAM ANDERSON3 CHANCE (TILLMAN CLARK2, THOMAS1) was born April 10, 1837 in
Rockingham Co., NC, and died October 17, 1862 in Staunton, VA (Civil War).  He married ELIABETH JANE
ALLEN June 14, 1860 in Reidsville, Rockingham Co., NC.  She was born 1837 in Rockingham Co., NC, and died
1907 in Reidsville, Rockingham Co., NC.

Child of WILLIAM CHANCE and ELIABETH ALLEN is:
i.        SARAH A.4 CHANCE, b. September 11, 1862.


9.  DAVID3 CHANCE (ALFRED M. SR2, THOMAS1) was born October 11, 1830 in Rockingham Co., NC, and
died May 20, 1904 in Morse Mill, MO.  He married FRANCIS SIMPSON?.  She was born Abt. 1832.

Child of DAVID CHANCE and FRANCIS SIMPSON? is:
i.        ANNA E.4 CHANCE, b. Abt. 1856.


10.  MARY ANN3 CHANCE (BEDFORD J.2, THOMAS1) was born March 27, 1833 in Rockingham, NC, and
died July 08, 1922 in Monroe Co., TN.  She married (1) WILLIAM BAYLESS BREEDEN Abt. 1853 in Cherokee
Co., NC.  He was born Abt. 1830 in Monroe Co., TN, and died March 07, 1865 in Ft. Delaware, DE.  She married (2)
JOHN HUSKINS Aft. 1853.  

Children of MARY CHANCE and WILLIAM BREEDEN are:
i.        SUSAN MELINDA4 BREEDEN, b. Abt. 1853, Cherokee Co., NC.
ii.        MARY BREEDEN, b. Abt. 1854, Cherokee Co., NC.
iii.        REUBEN C. BREEDEN, b. Abt. 1857, Cherokee Co., NC.
iv.        PELENA ADELINE BREEDEN, b. Abt. 1859, Cherokee Co., NC.
v.        WILLIAM BAYLESS BREEDEN, b. Abt. 1864, Cherokee Co., NC.
vi.        MARY JANE BREEDEN, b. December 07, 1866, Cherokee Co., NC.


11.  ANDREW M3 CHANCE (BEDFORD J.2, THOMAS1) was born Abt. 1838 in Rockingham, NC.  He married
JANE UNKNOWN.  

Children of ANDREW CHANCE and JANE UNKNOWN are:
i.        CHARLES4 CHANCE, b. Abt. 1863, Cherokee Co., NC.
ii.        HARVEY CHANCE, b. Abt. 1867, Cherokee Co., NC.
iii.        JOHN CHANCE, b. Abt. 1868, Cherokee Co., NC.
iv.        JEFFERSON M. CHANCE, b. December 04, 1870, Cherokee Co., NC.
v.        MARY CHANCE, b. Abt. 1876, Cherokee Co., NC.


12.  WILLIAM NELSON3 CHANCE (BEDFORD J.2, THOMAS1) was born Abt. 1849 in Cherokee Co., NC.  He
married SUSAN ELIZABETH "LIZZIE" LEATHERWOOD February 25, 1871 in Clay Co., NC.  She died October
1926.

Children of WILLIAM CHANCE and SUSAN LEATHERWOOD are:
i.        JAMES M4 CHANCE, b. Abt. 1874, Clay Co., NC.
17.        ii.        LAURA CHANCE, b. October 13, 1876, Clay Co., NC; d. March 04, 1915, Cobb Co., GA.
iii.        JULIA CHANCE, b. Abt. 1878, Clay Co., NC; m. UNKNOWN SMITH.
iv.        ALBERT PINKNEY CHANCE.
v.        JOHN CHANCE.
vi.        ROXIE CHANCE, m. UNKNOWN SMITH.
vii.        NORA L. CHANCE, b. December 24, 1884, Clay Co., NC; d. October 11, 1936, Clay Co., NC.


13.  JOHN STANLEY3 CHANCE (BEDFORD J.2, THOMAS1) was born July 1851 in Cherokee Co., NC, and died
Aft. June 1900.  He married NARCISSUS MATILDA "TILDA" NORWOOD December 12, 1872 in Clay Co., NC,
daughter of THOMAS NORWOOD and ELIZABETH WARD.  She was born January 1851 in NC, and died Aft.
June 1900.

Children of JOHN CHANCE and NARCISSUS NORWOOD are:
i.        IRA V.4 CHANCE, b. January 1878, Clay Co., NC; m. ROSA LYON, December 23, 1897, Clay Co., NC; b.
Abt. 1875.
ii.        EGEL H. CHANCE, b. June 1881, Clay Co., NC; d. Clay Co., NC; m. NORA LANCE, February 12, 1903,
Clay Co., NC.
18.        iii.        ELIZA "LOUSIA" M. CHANCE, b. June 1886; d. Bef. 1909.


14.  JAMES H.3 CHANCE (BEDFORD J.2, THOMAS1) was born Abt. 1853 in Cherokee Co., NC.  He married
MARGARET ZIMMERMAN January 08, 1876 in Clay Co., NC.  She was born Abt. 1852 in NC.

Children of JAMES CHANCE and MARGARET ZIMMERMAN are:
i.        WILLIAM4 CHANCE, b. Abt. 1887, NC.
ii.        EMMA (M?) CHANCE, b. Abt. 1879, NC.


15.  DAVID J.3 CHANCE (BEDFORD J.2, THOMAS1) was born Abt. 1854 in Cherokee Co., NC.  He married
MARY JANE "MATTIE" ANDERSON September 02, 1875 in Clay Co., NC.  She was born September 05, 1858,
and died May 27, 1943 in Union Co., GA.

Children of DAVID CHANCE and MARY ANDERSON are:
i.        THOMAS4 CHANCE, b. Abt. 1876.
ii.        WILLIAM CHANCE, b. Abt. 1878.
iii.        PINKNA CHANCE, b. Abt. 1879.
iv.        MARIAH CHANCE, b. Abt. 1880.


Generation No. 4

16.  ROBERT BAILEY SR4 CHANCE (ANDREW JACKSON3, TILLMAN CLARK2, THOMAS1) was born
October 02, 1862 in Reidsville, Rockingham Co., NC, and died January 13, 1928 in Reidsville, Rockingham Co., NC.  
He married ANNIE STANELY BURNETT December 02, 1890 in Reidsville, Rockingham Co., NC.  She was born
October 18, 1869 in Ridgeway, VA, and died March 10, 1950 in Reidsville, Rockingham Co., NC.

Children of ROBERT CHANCE and ANNIE BURNETT are:
i.        WILLIAM HENRY5 CHANCE, b. July 29, 1892, Reidsville, Rockingham Co., NC; d. April 02, 1954,
Winston-Salem, Forsyth Co., NC; m. MARY ANNETTE WILSON, April 21, 1920, Winston-Salem, Forsyth Co.,
NC; b. December 20, 1892, Winston-Salem, Forsyth Co., NC; d. December 25, 1960, Winston-Salem, Forsyth Co.,
NC.
ii.        RUTH BURNETTE CHANCE, b. August 08, 1894, Reidsville, Rockingham Co., NC; d. March 29, 1961,
Reidsville, Rockingham Co., NC; m. MARION RUSSELL PIPKIN, January 22, 1917; b. May 25, 1895, Marlboro
Co., SC.
iii.        ROBERT BAILEY JR CHANCE, b. March 12, 1897, Reidsville, Rockingham Co., NC; d. October 13, 1972,
Reidsville, Rockingham Co., NC; m. EDNA ELIZA HARRLESON, October 16, 1927, Home, Caswell Co., NC; b.
August 21, 1906, Home, Caswell Co., NC; d. March 08, 1992, Burlington, Alamamce Co., NC.
iv.        ETHEL CLYDE CHANCE, b. September 12, 1900, Reidsville, Rockingham Co., NC; d. March 1983,
Reidsville, Rockingham Co., NC; m. JOHN ROSS PRICE; b. March 1892, NC; d. April 04, 1936, Reidsville,
Rockingham Co., NC.
v.        LILA GRACE CHANCE, b. April 28, 1903, Reidsville, Rockingham Co., NC; d. October 25, 1980,
Thomasville, Davidson Co., NC; m. CLIFTON RAY REED; b. March 14, 1902, Stanely Co., NC; d. November 09,
1965, Thomasville, Davidson Co., NC.
vi.        JOHN TILMAN CHANCE, b. July 17, 1905, Reidsville, Rockingham Co., NC; d. May 11, 1942, Reidsville,
Rockingham Co., NC.
vii.        MARIAN ESTELLE CHANCE, b. September 20, 1907, Reidsville, Rockingham Co., NC; d. December 13,
1987, Reidsville, Rockingham Co., NC; m. JAMES FRANKLIN ORREN, April 16, 1933; b. March 12, 1909,
Troutman, Idrell Co., NC; d. August 01, 1981, Reidsville, Rockingham Co., NC.
viii.        SAMUEL FRANKLIN CHANCE, b. August 19, 1910, Reidsville, Rockingham Co., NC; d. March 20,
1974, Louisville, Jefferosn Co., KY; m. VIRGINIA SHARP THOMAS; b. February 22, 1910; d. 2001.


17.  LAURA4 CHANCE (WILLIAM NELSON3, BEDFORD J.2, THOMAS1) was born October 13, 1876 in Clay
Co., NC, and died March 04, 1915 in Cobb Co., GA.  She married HARVEY HENSON HEFNER March 15, 1896 in
Clay Co., NC.  He died 1960.

Child of LAURA CHANCE and HARVEY HEFNER is:
i.        WILLIAM PENKEY5 HEFNER, b. 1903.


18.  ELIZA "LOUSIA" M.4 CHANCE (JOHN STANLEY3, BEDFORD J.2, THOMAS1) was born June 1886, and
died Bef. 1909.  She married JOHN SIDNEY BEARFIELD January 03, 1903 in Cherokee Co., NC, son of JAMES
BEARFIELD and AGNES NORWOOD.  He was born September 09, 1879 in Monroe Co., TN, and died June 24,
1943 in Hamilton Co., TN.

Children of ELIZA CHANCE and JOHN BEARFIELD are:
i.        MAGGIE5 BEARFIELD, b. March 1905; d. February 1982, Hamilton Co., TN; m. RAYMOND SIMPSON.
ii.        WILLIAM JAMES BEARFIELD, b. September 1906, NC/TN; m. (1) BERTHA MAE HENSON, August 06,
1927, Polk Co., TN; b. August 23, 1909, Isabella (Polk) TN; d. March 01, 2003, Cleveland (Bradley) TN; m. (2)
THELMA WILSON.
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