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Eli Vanderford (2013)

Father: John Vanderford (1014)
Mother: Minta Vanderford

b. 1784 in North Carolina [census-NC&Mo]

d. 1856 in Dallas County, Missouri [Stanley,1982]

m. Feb. 12, 1807 Ross Co., Ohio, Susannah Ratcliff [Bowers,1989]

b. Feb. 11, 1787 in North Carolina, d. July 13, 1865 in Buffalo, MO. [Schieble]

Issue: [census-Ohio]

John Vanderford(3011), b. Mar. 25, 1808, d. Mar. 12, 1869

Joseph Vanderford(3012), b. 1807-10

Enos Vanderford(3013), b. 1812, d. 1866

Rhesa Maynard Vanderford(3014), b. 1814

Eli Vanderford(3015), b. 1816

Asa Ratcliff Vanderford(3016), b. Mar. 3, 1818, d. Sept. 27, 1889

girl, b. 1815-1820

Jesse Vanderford(3018), b. Nov. 11, 1822, d. Sept. 22, 1878

Sarah Jane Vanderford, b. 1825-1830

Alexandra Vanderford, b. 1830 [census-Mo]


April 4, 1808:
It was reported in the Scioto Gazette that Eli had a letter at the post office in Chillicothe, Ohio. [Green,1988]

February 13, 1811:
It was reported by John Ratcliff, Ross County, Jefferson Township, in the Scioto Gazette that Eli Vanderford and John Wilkinson appraised a mare found by George Lants, living on Racoon Creek. [Green,1986]

April 24, 1811:
Eli and John Ratliff, Senior witnessed a will for Jacob Gregg in Ross County, Ohio. [Abs Ross Wills]

Dec. 29, 1815:
Eli sold his 37 1/2 acre inheritance (Lot No. 1 which was worth $75) on Cedar Creek, Chatham County, North Carolina to his brother-in-law, John Elkins. Since Eli was in Ohio the transaction was done by power of attorney to his brother-in-law, John Craven. [CC deed Z:77]

May 21, 1817:
Eli witnessed the will of Lawrence Raines of Ross County, Ohio. [Bowers,1989]

Eli appeared on the Jackson County, Ohio tax list for NE 1/4, Section 6, Township 9, Range 19. [Powell,1985]

Eli lived in Harrison Township, Jackson County (now Vinton County), Ohio with his wife, 6 sons and 1 daughter. They were farmers. [census-Ohio]

Eli appeared on the Hocking County, Ohio tax list. [Powell,1985]

Eli lived in Swan Township, Hocking County (now Vinton County), Ohio with his wife, 7 sons and 3 daughters. [census-Ohio]

Eli and his family moved from Ohio with the Haines, Cox, Gregg and Wilkinson families. They came by covered wagon and the journey took a month. He settled a place two miles southwest of Buffalo, Missouri. [ancestry-bio]

Eli entered his land claim in Township 33, Range 20 in Dallas County, Missouri. [Hemphill,1954]

Eli lived in Polk (now Dallas) County, Missouri with his wife, youngest son and three daughters. He was a farmer. [census-Mo]

Eli was a farmer and lived in Dallas County, Missouri with his wife and daughter. Also living in his household was his son Jesse, his wife Harriet and their two little children. The value of his real property was $520.

September 13, 1856:
The Bolivar Courier announced the final settlement for Eli Vanderford of Dallas County, Missouri, by his sons, Asa R. (3016) and Jesse (3018) Vanderford. [Stanley,1982]

Eli's wife, Susannah, was living in Benton Township, Polk County, Missouri. [census-Mo]

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