Chesterfield County,
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Charles Frederick Vanderford (2015)

Father: John Vanderford (1011)
Mother: Lydia Goodale

b. 1780-1790 [census-Ma]

d. November 13, 1845 in Cheraw, Chesterfield County, South Carolina [Tompkins,1977]

m. unkown

m2. 1832 in South Carolina, Eliza Duett, b. 1815 in South Carolina, daughter of Charles Duett [census-SC]

Issue: [census-SC]

Charles F. Vanderford (3047), b. 1833, d. January 3, 1899

Alonzo A. Vanderford (3056), b. 1834, d. July 28, 1864

James A. Vanderford (3058), b. 1839


April 4, 1809:
Charles was listed as master of the schooner Success. [Hutchins]

August 8, 1810:
Charles was listed as master of the schooner Elizabeth. [Hutchins]

Captain Charles owned a one twenty-fifth share in the privateer Fame. The Fame captured and brought back to Salem at least four British ships and Charles shared in the 'prize' returns. For the full story:

Charles' house was valued at $300 and his personal estate at $400 for tax purposes. He paid town, county and state taxes ranging from $5.47 to $6.46 in Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts. [Salem,Tax]

November 20, 1817:
Charles bought for $5,200 the steamboat Massachusetts which he sold on November 30th to Franklin H. Story of Salem for the same sum. [Essex, Vol.50]

December 5, 1817:
Charles sailed for North Carolina and Mobile, Alabama as master of the steamboat Massachusetts. [Essex, Vol.50]

January 8, 1818:
The New York Evening Post reported that the Massachusetts ran aground at Little Egg Harbor, New Jersey and broke up. Her engine and most of her rigging and hull were saved. It is surmised that she was either repaired or she was incorporated into the new steamboat Massachusetts. [Essex, Vol.55]

Due to the War of 1812 and an unsuccessful marriage, Charles left Salem and sailed down the Atlantic coast and up the Pee Dee River, "as far up as his boat would go" according to reports. He established a store and trading post in Cheraw, South Carolina. there he met and married Eliza Duett the young daughter Charles Duett, also a ship captain. [Monograph]

Charles was living in Chesterfield County, South Carolina.

Charles was living in Chesterfield County, South Carolina with his wife and 3 small sons.

December 12, 1845:
The Highland Messenger reported that Captain Charles Vanderford, a merchant and one of the oldest inhabitants of Cheraw, South Carolina, was stabbed and killed by Angus Taylor (aged about 25), November 13, 1845 in Cheraw. [Tompkins,1977]

Eliza, Charles' widow, was living in Chesterfield County, South Carolina with her son James.

Eliza was living in Cheraw, South Carolina with her son Alonzo.

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