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Christopher Pleasant Vanderford (5050)

Father: William Vanderford (4100)
Mother: Mary Olive Butler


b. Apr. 6, 1853 in Old Tishomingo County, Mississippi [Eller Drew]

d. Feb. 20, 1915 in Alcorn County, Mississippi, buried in the Jones Cemetery [Eller Drew]

m. 1878, Mary Ruth Williams, daughter of Joseph Williams & Sarah Jane Allen, b. Jan. 7, 1853 in Old Tishomingo County, Mississippi, d. Sept. 12, 1889 in Alcorn County, Mississippi, buried in the Jones Cemetery [Eller Drew]

Issue: [Eller Drew]

Isaac, b. 1878 in Alcorn Co., Miss., d. before 1900, buried in the Jones Cemetery

m. Dec. 6, 1896 in Alcorn County, Miss., Annie Jones, daughter of William Jones, b. 1878 [AlC mar 1898-1902:403]
information:
1897: Isaac paid a poll tax of $2.00. [AlC pers prop]

Emeratha (6033), b. Nov. 21, 1880, d. July 22, 1943

Olive (6034), b. Sept. 23, 1884, d. Feb. 23, 1967

Albert (6035), b. April 29, 1887, d. Sept. 17, 1969

Sefronia, b. Feb. 2, 1889, d. Feb. 12, 1975, buried in Sardis Cemetery

m. Dec. 1, 1906, Marcus "Mark" Maness, b. Jan. 18, 1885 in Alcorn County, Miss., d. April 26, 1950, buried in Sardis Cemetery
no issue [Eller Drew]

m2. Dec. 17, 1891 in Alcorn County, Mississippi, Mary Letha Bell Driver [AlC mar 1889-92:227], b. Sept. 2, 1865 in Old Tishomingo County, Mississippi, d. April 15, 1940 in Alcorn County, Mississippi, buried in the Jones Cemetery [Eller Drew]

Issue: [Eller Drew]

Oscar Elmer (6036), b. Nov. 22, 1895, d. 1965

Leathia Elizabeth (6037), b. June 11, 1897

David Pleasant (6038), b. May 18, 1899

William Leonard (6039), b. May 31, 1904, d. Aug. 11, 1980

Description:

Chris was about six feet tall, weighed 190 pounds with black hair and blue eyes. [Eller Drew]

Information:

December 12, 1872:
Chris bought the west half of the south east quarter of Section 27, Township 3, Range 8 in Alcorn County, Mississippi for $100. [AlC deed 1:345]

March 6, 1875:
Chris' real property consisted of the 80 acres of the west half of the SE 1/4 of Section 27, Township 3, Range 8 valued at $1.25 per acre. [AlC prop list]

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

1885:
Chris' son Isaac was attending the Sandess School House in Alcorn County, Miss. [AlC sch]

November 30, 1892:
Chris paid a state tax of $1.08, a county tax of $1.62 and a poll tax of $2.00. [AlC cash book]

1897:
Chris was living in Jacinto's District No. 2. He paid 22.7 cents in state taxes based on a horse valued at $25, 10 sheep valued at $5 and a carriage valued at $5. His exempt property consisted of 2 cows, 10 sheep, 6 hogs and 10 goats. [AlC pers prop]

1900:
Chris was farming in Alcorn County, Mississippi. [census-Miss]

1908:
Chris gave 2 acres of land to the Macedonia Methodist Church where his father had preached. He changed the name to Free Will Baptist Church, tore down the log church and with the help of the community built a plank church. [Eller Drew]

1910:
Chris was farming in Alcorn County, Mississippi. [census-Miss]

September 1, 1915 (recorded September 3, 1915):
Mary, Chris' widow, was awarded the East half of the NW 1/4 and West half of the NE 1/4 of Section 27, Township 3, Range 8. [AlC homestead 1:17]

1920:
Mary and sons David and Leonard were farming the family farm in Alcorn County, Mississippi. [census-Miss]

1930:
Mary and her son Leonard were farming on Corinth & Jacinto Road in Alcorn County, Mississippi. [census-Miss]


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