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Thomson Vanderford (3051)

Father: James Vanderford (2032)
Mother: Polly Hollingsworth

b. 1823 in South Carolina [census-SC]

d. 1862-5 in the Civil War [NA Claim 3,159]

m. Cynthia, b. 1838 in South Carolina [census-Ala], d. Nov. 10, 1910, buried in Lynn Cemetery, Winston County, Alabama [USGENNET]

Issue: [census-Ala]

Mary Vanderford, b. 1854 in South Carolina

Frances Vanderford, b. 1856 in Alabama

m. ---- McHenry
information: 1878 Francis resided in Atlanta, Georgia [UC Box 64:18]

Elizabeth Vanderford, b. 1858 in Alabama, d. 1883 buried at Union Grove Missionary Baptist Church, Winston County, Alabama [USGENNET]

Polena "Lena" Vanderford, b. 1861 in Alabama, d. Oct. 5, 1911 in Lynn, Winston County, Alabama [WiC deaths], never married

John Vanderford, b. 1862 in Alabama

Grandchildren: [census-Ala]

Walter Robert Vanderford (5223), b. August 5, 1874, d. August 5, 1971

Thomas Vanderford, b. 1874 in Alabama

James S. "Jim" Vanderford (4121), b. August 1, 1876, d.c. 1970


Thomson and his two brothers James and Perry moved their families to Alabama. [NA - PenApp#20481]

Thomson was a farmer and living in Cherokee County, Alabama. [census-Ala]

March 3, 1862:
Thomson enlisted at Gladstone, Cherokee County, Alabama in Company A, 31st Alabama Infantry for 3 years or the duration of the war. [NA - Mil Rec]

Thomson's widow Cynthia was living in Township 12, Range 7 East of Etowa County, Alabama. The value of her real property was $200 and personal property was $150. [census-Ala]

July 16, 1878 and August 19, 1878:
Cynthia (as trustee for Lena and John) and her daughters, Mary and Elizabeth appointed Robert Macbeth as their attorney to collect their share of James Vanderford's (2032) estate in Union County, South Carolina. [UC Box 64:18]

August 1878:
Cynthia received $22.50 from her father-in-law's estate. Mary and Elizabeth both received $9. [UC Box 64:18]

Cynthia was living in Township 12, Range 7 East of Etowa County, Alabama. Living with her were two of her daughters, Mary and Lena, and 3 grandsons, Walter (age 7), James (age 3) and Thomas (age 4). [census-Ala]

Cynthia was living in Double Springs, Winston County, Alabama with her grandson Henry. [census-Ala]

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