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Sylvester Vanderford (4004)
Father: Eli Vanderford (3003)
Margaret Barbara (Barbary) Swaim
b. July 21, 1833 in Elk Township, Vinton County, Ohio
d. May 21, 1886 at Pauls Valley, Oklahoma, buried at
Old Pauls Valley Cemetery, Garvin County, Oklahoma.
m. December 30, 1858 in Marion County, Iowa, Francina Brannon [Marriage,1980], b. July 28, 1838 in Union
County, Ohio [Hunt Fam&census-Iowa], d. between June 25, 1877 and
September 23, 1878 [JC], buried at Cedar Point,
Kansas [Hunt Fam] Daughter of
Joseph William Brannon (bran3001) and Nancy Ann
William Harrison Vanderford
(5001), b. December 3, 1859, d. 1922 [LDS]
Vanderford(5002), b. January 9, 1861, d. October 16, 1947
Eyra Craton Vanderford, b. July 13, d. July
21, 1862 in Knoxville, Marion County, Iowa [LDS&Hunt Fam]
Mary Ellen Colorado
Vanderford (5004), b. July 25, 1863, d. October 16, 1886
m2. December 14, 1878 in Jewell County, Kansas
, Florence Foote , b.
1856/7 in Illinois [census-Kan]
Fred Vanderford, b. 1877 in Kansas
Ida Vanderford, b. 1882 in Colorado
July 12, 1860:
Sylvester bought two
parcels from George and Sarah Miller for $200.[MC
Sylvester was a farmer and lived in
Swan Township, Marion County, Iowa with his wife and 7 month old son William.
The value of his personal property was $300.
July 15, 1862:
Sylvester deeded the
property he bought in 1860 to his father, Eli, for $200.
[MC deed L:794]
August 15, 1862:
Sylvester joined the
Union Army, enlisting as a private in Company A of the 40th Regiment.
September 26, 1862:
into service at Iowa City, Iowa. (No further military record is available. He
was most likely unofficially excused to return to his family.)
Sylvester, with his family, traveled
by prairie schooner to the Colorado Gold Rush. A chicken coop was tied on the
back of the wagon and they drove a pair of cows. At day's end they would graze
and milk the cows and let the chickens out of the coop. Mary Ellen was born
along the way. [Hunt Fam]
Sylvester lived in Swan Township,
Marion County, Iowa with his wife, 2 sons and daughter. The value of his
personal property was $420.
Sylvester lived in Big Timber
and Sinclair Townships in Jewell County, Kansas. [Jewell Co]
December 14, 1878:
On his marriage
license, Sylvester lists his age as 40 (he was 45 at the time).
Sylvester was living in Washington
Township, Jewell County, Kansas with his new wife, young son, and two boarders.
He was "braking prairie" as an occupation. [census-Kan]
Sylvester was a farmer and living in
Pitkin County, Colorado with his wife, son and daughter. Also living with them
was 25 year old S. A. Foot [Florence's brother?] [census-Co]