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Richard Vanderford (3007)

Father: William Vanderford (2012)
Mother: Sarah (Sally) Comer


b. October 1, 1816 in Eagle Township, Hocking County (now Vinton County), Ohio [ancestry-Gerberich]

d. November 5, 1891, aged 75 years 1 month 4 days buried in Adams Cemetery, Troy Township, Whitley County, Indiana [Whitleynet.org]

m. December 19, 1839 in Ross County, Ohio, Delilah Ratcliff [Ross,1979]

b. December 1814 in Ohio, daughter of Jesse Ratcliff [Ross,1979]
d. September 11, 1900, aged 85 years 8 months 14 days, buried next to her husband in Adams Cemetery, Troy Township, Whitley County, Indiana. [Whitleynet.org]

Issue: [census-Ind]

Simon W. Vanderford(4052), b. 1838, d. February 28, 1875

John C. Vanderford(4053), b. September 17, 1840, d. December 25, 1910

William Riley Vanderford(4054), b. 1841, d. March 7, 1885 [PenApp#224418]

Jesse R. Vanderford(4055), b. August 3, 1844, d. August 27, 1922 [Tinkham]

Rachael Vanderford, b. July 1849 in Indiana

m. October 10, 1889 in Whitley County, Indiana, John Delano, b. September 1855 Book4:458 [Whitleynet.org] Son of Abel and Margaret Delano

Richard Franklin Vanderford (4057), b. 1852

Delilah "Della" Vanderford, b. 1857 in Indiana

m. April 15, 1880 in Whitley County, Indiana, Henry W. Trumbull Book3:273 [Whitleynet.org]

Information:

August 5, 1837:
Richard bought from the Bureau of Land Managment in Fort Wayne, Indiana 160 acres consisting of the SE quarter of Section 11 in Township 32 north of Range 8 east.

1840:
Richard lived in Jackson Township, Hocking County (now Vinton County), Ohio with his wife and baby boy. He was a farmer. [census-Ohio]

1842:
Richard settled in Troy Township, Whitley County, Indiana. [Goodspeed,1882]

1849:
Richard pledged $5 in materials towards the construction of the Methodist Episcopal Church. It was the first church in the township.[Goodspeed,1882]

1850:
Richard was a farmer and lived in Troy Township, Whitley County, Indiana.[census-Ind]

1860:
Richard was a farmer and lived in Whitley County, Indiana with his wife, 5 sons, 2 daughters and 26 year old Elizabeth Roberts. The value of his real property was $4,000 and his personal property was $689.

November 1862:
Richard went to Mitchelville, Tenneessee to bring home his son William who was striken with spinal fever. [PenApp#224418]

1870:
Richard and his wife were farming in Troy Township, Whitley County, Indiana. His real property was valued at $5000 and his personal property at $1000. Rachel, Franklin, and Delilah were still living at home.

1880:
Richard and his wife were farming in Troy Township, Whitley County, Indiana. His daughter Rachel, son John, and grandson Elmer were living with them.

October 13, 1891, recorded November 11, 1891 Book 3 Page 211:
Richard Vanderford of Columbia City, Whitley County, Indiana. To Delilah Vanderford, wife in lieu of dower and at her decease the remaining estate to my children. John C. Vanderford, Jesse Vanderford, Rachel Delano, Richard Franklin Vanderford, Delila Trumbull, The 3 children of Simon W. Vanderford deceased, the 2 children of William Riley Vanderford, deceased. Estate settlement to be made by Delila Vanderford and Richard Franklin Vanderford without bond or intervention of the laws of Indiana. [Whitleynet.org]

1900:
Delilah, Richard's widow was living in Troy Township, Whitley County, Indiana with her daughter Rachel Delano. [census-Ind]


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