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William Vanderford (4100)

Father: William Vanderford (3040)
Mother: Delila Miligan


b. Oct. 6, 1829 in Georgia [AlC cem]

d. before 1892, from a broken back resulting from being tossed by his mule [Eller Drew], buried in Juliette Baptist Church Cemetery, Road 432, Corinth, Mississippi [AlC cem]

m. March 11, 1852 in Alcorn County, Mississippi, Mary Olive Butler [AlC mar 1852-55:17], daughter of Austin and Francis Butler, b. Feb. 18, 1835 in Tennessee [Eller Drew]

Issue: [census-Miss]

Christopher Pleasant (5050), b. Apr. 6, 1853, d. Feb. 20, 1915

Francis N. "Frank" (5051), b. Feb. 1860

Mary Elizabeth "Mollie" (5077), b. May 1862, d. March 26, 1944

William B. "Willie" (5052), b. Nov. 14, 1866, d. 1950

m2. Martha E. Moore, bc. 1834 in Tennessee [Eller Drew]

Issue: [census-Miss]

Matthew "Hook"(5053), b. Sept. 15, 1879

Mark (5054), b. Sept. 15, 1879, d. Oct. 13, 1938

Description:

William was a small, red-headed man with bow-legs. [Eller Drew]

Information:

1850:
William was living with the A. Vawter family in Tishomingo County, Mississippi. [census-Miss]

September 7, 1850:
William purchased the South East Quarter of Section 28, Township 3, Range 8 East of the Chickasaw Survey in Tishomingo County (now Alcorn County), Mississippi for $100.00. [AlC deed N:422]

July 17, 1851 (recorded July 22, 1851):
William purchased 30 acres in the South East Quarter of Section 28, Township 3, range 8 East of the Chickasaw Survey for $21.50 at a public auction. [AlC deed O:139-140]

1857:
William, H. C. Hymeman, Josiah Vanderford (3043), Robert Scott and George Henry were appointed to locate a road from Corinth to Jacinto. [Eller Drew]

1860:
William was farming in Tishomingo County, Mississippi. Helping him on the farm was his 22 year old brother, Thomas. [census-Miss]

1864-1866:
William served as a Justice of the Peace. He performed the marriage of Julia Vanderford (4077) and Almetha Vanderford. [Eller Drew & AlC mar 1865-7]

1864:
William paid $1.04 in state taxes based on $400 in cash, a clock valued at $12 and 4 head of cattle. [AlC pers prop tax]

1880:
William was farming in Alcorn County, Mississippi. [census-Miss]

February 16, 1880:
William bought 6 acres in the south west quarter of Section 27, Township 3, Range 8 adjacent to his own property for $20. [AlC deed 8:92-3]

May 2, 1882:
William sold the pine timber on his land in Sections 22, 26 and 27, Township 3, Range 8 for $100. [AlC deed 9:255]

1885:
William's sons Matthew and Mark were attending the Sandess School House in Alcorn County, Mississippi. [AlC sch]

November 30, 1892:
Martha, William's widow, paid a state tax of $0.84, a county tax of $1.29 and a poll tax of $2.00. [AlC cash book]

1897:
Martha was living in Jacinto's District No. 2. She paid 32.5 cents in state taxes based on 2 head of cattle valued at $40 and a carriage valued at $10. Her exempt property included a cow, 10 sheep and 6 hogs. [AlC pers prop]


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