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John Daniel Vanderford (4091)

Father: Barzillai Vanderford (3038)
Mother: Milberry Taylor

b. Sept. 27, 1828 in Georgia [McDonald]

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]

Issue: [census-Miss] & [McDonald]

Georgia Ann (5141), b. Dec. 27, 1855

Edward Taylor (5046), b. Oct. 18, 1860, d. Jan. 5, 1935

Paralee (5136), b. Dec. 16, 1862

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 $337. [Darryl]

January 7, 1856 (recorded February 15, 1856):
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 Rec]

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, 1870):
John's wife Mary along with her brothers and sisters sold 336 acres in Alcorn County for $450. [AlC deed CC:196-7]

John was farming in Alcorn County, Mississippi. [census-Miss]

December 16, 1874 (recorded March 25, 1875):
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. [McDonald]

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. [census-Tex]

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. [census-Tex]

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