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John Vandeveer (1015)

Father: Charles Vanderford/Vandever (244)
Mother: Sarah Delaney

b. 1750 in Kent County, Delaware [Vandaveer]

d. before 1835 [Van Dyke Baer]

m. Jan. 9, 1773 in Rowan Co., N.C., Amelia Speer[RC bond]

Issue: [Van Dyke Baer]

John, Jr., b. 1783 - #2 in Van Dyke Baer

Aaron, b. Feb. 7, 1785, d. Apr. 1857 - #3 in Van Dyke Baer

Charles - #4 in Van Dyke Baer

George, bc. 1792 - #5 in Van Dyke Baer

Joel, b. 1794 - #6 in Van Dyke Baer

Amelia, b. May 11, 1795, d. Mar. 2, 1860 - #7 in Van Dyke Baer

Nancy, - #8 in Van Dyke Baer

Polly, - #9 in Van Dyke Baer

Cynthia, b. Oct. 30, 1800 - #10 in Van Dyke Baer


It has been stated "that John and the brothers of Amelia Speer fought in the Revolutionary War under General Francis Marion, the 'Swamp Fox;' no documentary evidence has been found of this service." [Van Dyke Baer]

John appeared on the Rowan County, North Carolina tax list in Captain Johnston's District. His tax assessment was 1 pound, 18 shillings. [Linn,1980]

August 8, 1778:
John had neglected or refused to appear before the Justice of Captain Johnston's District and take the oath of affirmation or allegiance to the State. [Linn,1982]

January 23, 1783, recorded November 3, 1784:
John was granted 100 acres in Surry County, North Carolina on Forbisher Creek for 50 shillings. {Land Grant 774, Survey 631, Deed Book G, Page 122.} [SC deed C:277-8]

May 12, 1796:
Matthew Brooks willed to Joseph Phillips a bond of 500 pounds in deed to John for 580 acres on Forbishes Creek granted to Thomas Giles recorded May 1786. [Linn,1974]

July 25, 1797:
John sold the 100 acres on Forbes Creek to William Spillman. {Book G, Page 122}[Van Dyke Baer]

August 4, 1803:
John appeared on the tax list of Lincoln County, KY with a male over 16 and 3 blacks. [Van Dyke Baer]

John appeared on the tax list of Adair County, Kentucky. [Van Dyke Baer]

June 4, 1807:
John received a land grant of 166 acres on Wolf Creek in Adair County (now Russell County), Kentucky. {Deed Book 20, Page 544 at Columbia.} [Van Dyke Baer]

John moved to Stamper's Creek Township in Washington County (now Orange County), Indiana. [Van Dyke Baer]

March 1822:
The Adair Circuit Court ordered John to convey his property on Wolf Creek to Thomas Hughes. [Van Dyke Baer]

June 10, 1822:
Commissioner William Caldwell conveyed John's 166 acres on Wolf Creek by court order. John was living in Indiana at this time. {Adair County Court, Book E, Page 705.}[Van Dyke Baer]

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