John Daniel Vanderford (4091)
Father: Barzillai Vanderford (3038)
Mother: Milberry Taylor
b. Sept. 27, 1828 in Georgia
d. July 17, 1893 buried in Prairie Grove Cemetery,
Aquilla, Hill County, Texas [McDonald]
m. Feb. 22, 1855 in Alcorn County, Mississippi,
Mary Hollin Jobe, [AlC mar 1852-55:519],
b. July 28, 1838 in Mississippi, d. Nov. 24, 1912 buried in Prairie Grove
Cemetery, Aquilla, Hill County, Texas [McDonald]
Georgia Ann (5141), b.
Dec. 27, 1855
Edward Taylor (5046),
b. Oct. 18, 1860, d. Jan. 5, 1935
Paralee (5136), b. Dec.
Mary Mollie (5137), b.
Jan. 6, 1864, d. April 28, 1936
John Fletcher (5047),
b. Feb. 21, 1866, d. Oct. 23, 1925
December 4, 1850:
John sold, as attorney
in fact for his father, the remaining 260 acres in Madison County, Georgia for
January 7, 1856 (recorded February 15,
John and W. J. Conner and T. D. Barifort posted the $1000 bond
to allow E. F. Harris to engage in the sale of "vinous and spiritous liquors."
[AlC bond 1848-9:loose]
July 5, 1863:
John enlisted at Fulton,
Mississippi in Company A, Davenport's Battallion, Mississippi Cavalry for 12
months. His horse was valued at $400. [NA - Mil
April 8, 1864:
John enlisted at Tupelo,
Mississippi in Company A., Ham's Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry for two years.
He recieved (on March 31, 1865) a $50 bounty for enlisting.
[NA - Mil Rec]
February 23, 1870 (recorded March 8,
John's wife Mary along with her brothers and sisters sold 336
acres in Alcorn County for $450. [AlC deed
John was farming in Alcorn County,
December 16, 1874 (recorded March 25,
Mary, John's wife, along with Sarah E. Vanderford, wife of
John B. (4094), J. T. Jobe and T. F. F. Jobe bought 180
acres lying east of the Mobile and Ohio Railroad in Section 24, Township 2,
Range 7 East for $1,200. [AlC deed 4:204]
July 24, 1876:
John and his family left
Mississippi for Texas. John took a job with his old commander and friend
General Sullivan Ross and his wife cooked for the hands building the railroad.
April 28, 1879 (recorded June 14, 1879):
John and his wife, Mary, who were living in Hill County, Texas, sold their
quarter interest in the 180 acres on the east side of the Mobile and Ohio
Railroad in Section 24, Township 2, Range 8 East in Alcorn County, Mississippi
for $150 to John B. Vanderford (4094).
[AlC deed 7:261]
John was farming in McLennan County,
Texas. His daughter Paralee and her husband were living with them.
John bought a farm and was an early
settler in Aquilla, Hill County, Texas. [Bailey,1966]
Mary, John's widow was living with
her daughter Mary Byrum's family in Bosque County, Texas.