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John J. Vanderford (4096)

Father: John Vanderford (3035)
Mother: Mary Mooneyham

b. March 1830 in Georgia [census-Miss]

dc. 1912, buried in Malone Cemetery, near Strickland, Mississippi. [Hughes,1971]

m. Sarah E., b. 1842 in MS [ancestry-Cathey]

m2. Dec. 24, 1866 in McNairy, TN, Hannah Phillips, b. 1833 in Mississippi, d. before 1900 [census-Miss]

Issue: [census-Miss]

Robert E. L., b. Aug. 1868, d. July 20, 1932, buried in Malone Cemetery near Strickland, Mississippi

m. Oct. 18, 1899 and div. before 1910, Cena Wood [AlC mar 1898-1902:198 & census Miss]
1920: Robert was single and farming in Alcorn County, Miss. [census-Miss]
1930: Robert was farming with his brother John on Park Road in Alcorn County, Miss. [census-Miss]

Albert Sydney Jackson (5048), b. July 6, 1871, d. Jan. 10, 1945

John T. (5057), b. July 1, 1872, d. March 4, 1938

Mary Frances, b. 1875 in Mississippi


In 1865 John J. was 5' 61/2" with brown eyes, black hair and a dark complexion. [NA - Mil Rec]


John J. was a farmer and living with his sister Frances E. (4112) and her family in Murray County, Georgia. [census-GA]

John J. was farming in Tishomingo County (now Alcorn County), Mississippi and living with the Pattans. [census-Miss]

May 25, 1861:
John J. enlisted at Corinth, Mississippi in Company F, 12th Mississippi Infantry Regiment, 6th Division, Longstreet's Division. This Division was involved in many battles in the early part of 1862. [NA - Mil Rec]

August 10 to September 23, 1862:
John J. was in the hospital at Camp Winder, Richmond, Virginia with Febris Remiitt. [NA - Mil Rec]

July 2, 1863:
John J. was in Anderson's Division, A. P. Hill's Corp, but missed the heavy fighting at Cemetery Ridge at Gettysburg. [Coddington,1979]

October 1, 1864:
John J. took part in the battle at Fort McRae. [NA - Mil Rec]

December 1, 1864:
John J. was transferred to Company F, 26th Mississippi Infantry. [NA - Mil Rec]

February 6, 1865:
John J. took part in the battle at Hatcher's Run. [NA - Mil Rec]

April 2, 1865:
John J. was captured by Union Forces. On April 30, 1865 he was at City Point, Virginia and was released from Point Lookout, Maryland on June 21, 1865. [NA - Mil Rec]

August 8, 1865 (recorded October 5, 1865):
John J. and his brother K. Y. bought the SE 1/4, Sec. 23, Twp. 2, Range 8 in Alcorn County, Mississippi from their father for $500. [AlC deed X:768]

November 22, 1865:
John J. and his brother K. Y. sold the south east quarter of Section 23, Township 2, Range 8 East they bought from their father a few months earlier for $1000. [AlC deed Y:293]

December 8, 1865 (recorded January 29, 1866):
John J. bought the W 1/2 Sec. 9, Twp. 31, Range 8 and a small slit of NW 1/4, Sec. 9 in Alcorn County, Mississippi from the Seller's estate for $350. [AlC deed X:788-9]

October 25, 1869 (recorded November 24, 1869):
John J. sold the north half of the North West Quarter of Section 9, Township 3, Range 8 East for $200. [AlC deed AA:428]

March 5, 1875:
John J.'s real property consisted of the 160 acres of the SW 1/4 of Section 9, Township 3, Range 8 valued at $1.50 per acre and the 80 acres of the South half of the NW 1/4 of Section 9, Township 3, Range 8 valued at $1.50 per acre. [AlC prop list]

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

John J.'s children Robert, Albert, John and Mary were attending the Sandess School House in Alcorn County, Mississippi. [AlC sch]

November 30, 1892:
John J. paid $4.25 in state and county taxes. [AlC cash book]

John J. was living in Eagle's District No. 2. He paid a state tax of 22.7 cents based on 1 horse valued at $35. He owned a cow, 3 sheep and a hog which were exempt from taxes. [AlC pers prop]

John J. was farming in Alcorn County, Mississippi with his sons, Albert, Robert (and his wife Cena) and John (and his wife Josiphine). [census-Miss]

John J. and his son Robert were farming in Alcorn County, Mississippi. [census-Miss]

John J. collected a pension for his service in the Civil War in 1910 and 1911, but failed to collect his pension in 1912. [AlC pen rolls]

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