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William Vanderford (2012)

Father: John Vanderford (1014)
Mother: Minta Vanderford


b. June 23, 1782 in North Carolina [ancestry-Davis]

d. May 23, 1856 in Vinton County, Ohio [VC will 1:45]

m. 1796-1800 in North Carolina, Sarah (Sally) Comer[census-NC & Fanshier]

b. Feb. 10, 1779, d. June 5, 1844 in Sandusky County, Ohio [ancestry-CharlieV]

Issue: [census-Ohio;VC will 1:45]

Nancy Jane (3059), b. Sept. 20, 1800, d. Nov. 22, 1863

Eli (3003), b. Mar. 26, 1804, d. Apr. 27, 1870

Jesse (3002), b. Sept. 16, 1806, d. 1845

Mary (3060), b. 1807

William (3005), b. May 29, 1811, d. Apr. 29, 1896 [Fanshier]

Joel (3006), b. Nov. 5, 1813, d. Oct. 19, 1893

Richard (3007), b. Oct. 1, 1816

Austin Comer (3008), b. Jan. 11, 1821, d. before 1860

boy, b. 1820-25, d. before 1856

Alexander (3010), b. 1825/6

Information:

1800:
William lived in Chatham County, North Carolina with his wife and a small daughter. [census-NC]

November 29, 1800:
William bought for 100 pounds from his mother, Minta, the 100 acres on Cedar Creek, Chatham County, North Carolina she purchased in 1796. (Since this 100 acres was included in Minta's estate when she died in 1813, William must have sold the property back to her when he left for Ohio, although there is no recorded deed.) [CC deed L:294]

1804:
William was already in Ohio when his son Eli was born. [census-Iowa]

1812-1820:
William was listed as one of the first settlers of Eagle Township. He, along with John Ratcliff and Lawrence Rains, settled on Salt Creek and Pretty Run between the years 1812 and 1820. [Hocking,1883]

October 15, 1815:
Sarah had a letter at the Post Office in Chillicothe. [Green,1988]

December 29, 1815:
William sold his 37 1/2 acre inheritance (Lot No. 6 which was worth $84.37) on Cedar Creek to his brother John. Since William was in Ohio the transaction was done by power of attorney to his brother-in-law, John Craven. [CC deed Z:71]

1818:
William appeared on the Hocking County, Ohio tax list. [Powell,1985]

1820:
William lived in Eagle Township, Hocking County (now Vinton County), Ohio with his wife, 5 sons and 2 daughters. They were farmers. [census-Ohio]

1825:
William appeared on the Hocking County, Ohio tax list.[Powell,1985]

1830:
William lived in Eagle Township, Hocking County (now Vinton County), Ohio with his wife and 5 sons. [census-Ohio]

1840:
William lived in Eagle Township, Ross County (now Vinton County), Ohio with his wife and 2 sons. He was a farmer. [census-Ohio]

1850:
William was retired and still living on his farm in Eagle Township, Vinton County, Ohio. His son Alexander was working the farm. [census-Ohio]

February 21, 1856 (recorded June 9, 1856, Vinton County, Ohio):
Will listing sons: Eli, William, Joel, Richard, Austin, and Alexander; daughters: Nancy and Mary; grandson: William, son of son, Jesse. He left his farm of 110 acres, part NE 1/4 Section 23, Township 10, Range 19 to his youngest son, Alexander. Alexander was to pay, within a year, $100 to each of the other heirs. [VC will 1:45]


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