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Monroe Vanderford (4016)
Father: Asa Ratcliff Vanderford (3016)
b. November 24, 1844 in Buffalo, Dallas County,
d. March 25, 1915 in Benton Township, Polk County,
Missouri, buried March 26, 1915 in New Belthel Cemetery
m. December 25, 1864 in Newton County, Missouri and
divorced, Belinda Britton [Vineyard,1965], b. September 19, 1845 in
Missouri, d. June 23, 1913 in Springfield, Greene County, Missouri, buried June
24, 1913 Daughter of George W. Britton and Carline Unoody
Flora Vanderford, daughter, b. 1866
Beverly Vanderford, b. 1867 in Missouri, d.
Viola Vanderford, b. 1869
m. --- Scott
Vanderford(5033), b. 1871, d. 1905-7
Walter Vanderford, b. 1874
Pearl Murte Vanderford
(5222), b. May 1876
In 1861 Monroe was 5 foot 8 inches, fair complexion,
blue eyes, light hair. He was a farmer. [PenApp#808850]
June 24, 1861 to September 24, 1861:
Monroe enlisted at Buffalo, Missouri and served in Capt. Eldridge's Cavalry
Company G, Dallas County Regiment of Missouri Home Guards. He was paid $24.74
for his service on June 18, 1864. [NA - mil
April 7, 1862:
Monroe enlisted at
Springfield, Missouri in Company H - 14th Missouri S. Mil. Cavalry. His horse
was valued at $66.40 and he owed the government $31.40 for his horse
NA - mil rec]
June 21 - 24, 1862:
Monroe was absent
without proper authority. "The charge of disertion of June 21, 1862, against
this man is removed under the provisions of the act of Congress approved July
5, 1884." [PenApp#808850]
March 3, 1863:
Monroe transfered to
Company M - 8th Missouri State Militia Cavalry. The value of his horse and
equipment was listed at $100.[PenApp#808850
& NA - mil rec]
April 18, 1865:
Monroe was discharged
from Company M. He owed the government 25 cents for a lost gun sling. [PenApp#808850 & NA
- mil rec]
Monroe, with his wife and three
youngest, was farming in Neosho Township, Newton County, Missouri.
January 14, 1876:
About nine o'clock on a
winter night at a Spelling School near Buffalo, Dallas County, Missouri,
Monroe's brother, Beverly, was involved in a fight with Frank Coffer. Frank's
brother Elbert was standing over the two fighting and when Monroe went up to
Elbert to request he "stand back and let there be a fair fight" Elbert stabbed
Monroe. He was stabbed in the nose, back (near the left kidney) and arms.
The family was farming in Morgan
Township, Dade County, Missouri.
Monroe was listed in the Civil War
Veteran's census from Springfield, Greene County, Missouri.
May 22, 1891:
Monroe lived at 2204 N.
Lyon St., Springfield, Missouri. [PenApp#808850]
Belinda was living at 223 East Chase
Street, North Campbell Township, Greene County, Springfield, Missouri with her
daughter and son-in-law, Pearl (5222) and George Bigelow.
Monroe was living in Hayden,
Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory and was diagnosed as having catarrh,
deafness, knife wound in back and arm and general disability.
Belinda was living at 936 E.
Division, Springfield, Missouri. [Springfield Dir]
Monroe was divorced and living with
his nephew, A. W. Vanderford (5015) in Weaubleu Village,
Hickory County, Missouri. His ex-wife, Belinda was renting rooms at 936 East
Division in Springfield, North Campbell township, Greene County, Missouri. Her
daughter Pearl Bigalow (5222) and her family was living with her.
June 1, 1912:
Monroe was living in
Nowata, Oklahoma. [PenApp#808850]
February 3, 1913:
Monroe was living in
Centralia, Craig County, Oklahoma. [PenApp#808850]