Joseph B TURNER.
Spouse: Susa SUSIE MABEL GILE. CHAN22 Jan 1900
Margaret TURNER was born in 1762 in Virginia. She died on 25 Nov 1845 in Green Co., Tennesee. Parents: .
Spouse: Nicholas LONG 2. Nicholas LONG 2 and Margaret TURNER were married on 5 Nov 1783 in Culpeper County, Virginia. Children were: Elizabeth 'Betsy' LONG, William Otto\Otho LONG, Joel LONG, Nancy LONG, Sarah 'Sally' LONG, Rachel LONG, Hannah LONG, Margaret Peggy LONG, Nicholas LONG II, James LONG, Dicey LONG.
Sarah TURNER was born in 1756 in Culpeper, Virginia. She was buried in 1822 in 4.5 miles SE of New Castle, Liberty TWP, Henry Co., IA. She died on 11 Sep 1822 in Liberty, Clinton Twsp., New Castle, Henry Co. Indiana. Parents: .
Spouse: Christopher LONG. Christopher LONG and Sarah TURNER were married in 1773 in Culpeper County, Virginia.241 They Moved in 1807 in Jackson Co., Ohio. Children were: Reuben LONG II, Ellis LONG, Ellen Ella 'Nellie' LONG, Dicy LONG, Gabriel LONG, Benjamin LONG, Elisha LONG, Joel LONG.
Spouse: Dora LONG.
Leona TWAN. Parents: Dora Zelma DUNCAN.
Spouse: Fern BUCKNER.
Elizabeth TYSON was born about 1571 in All Saints, Childwell, Lancashire, England. She died on 13 Aug 1690. Aka, "TYRER".
Source includes, but is not limited to:
"Ancestral File" and the "IGI", "International Genealogical Index",
resource systems developed and solely owned by The Church of Jesus
Latter Day Saints.Surname also; "TYRER".
Minnie TYSSLING was born on 21 Jun 1883 in Knoxville, Marion, Iowa. She died on 19 Dec 1968 in Cook Co., Illinois.
Frank ULMER was born about 1890.
Spouse: Nina Lillian BETTY. Frank ULMER and Nina Lillian BETTY were married in 1915.
UNDERWOOD. Parents: Jesse J UNDERWOOD and Ezzie May GINN.
UNDERWOOD. Parents: Jesse J UNDERWOOD and Ezzie May GINN.
Spouse: Ray HITE.
Jesse J UNDERWOOD was born WFT Est. 1853-1880.1,2 He died WFT Est. 1904-1967.1,2
Margaret UNDERWOOD. Parents: Jesse J UNDERWOOD and Ezzie May GINN.
Sarah UPPEY was born about 1644 in Devonshire, England. She died about 1724 in Devonshire, England.
Spouse: Edna RICHEY.
Delilah UTTER died before 1852. Parents: Henry UTTER and Rachael HENDRICKS.
Spouse: John Hampton LORING.
Lucinda UTTER was born in Dec 1820 in Mt. Carmel, Walbash, Illinois. She died on 9 Sep 1883 in Rushville, Schuyler, Illinois. She was buried in Messerer Cem., Frederick Twp., Schuyler, Illinois. Information provided for this family was given me by Cindy
Heath-Smith, (Xochitl02@aol.com) Parents: Henry UTTER and Rachael HENDRICKS.
Hampton LORING. John Hampton LORING and Lucinda UTTER
were married on 27 Jun 1852 in Frederick, Schuyler,
Illinois. Information provided for this family was given
me by Cindy
Benjamine VAN ATTA was born on 28 Oct 1845 in Henderson Co., Illinois. Parents: Gershom VAN ATTA and Sarah Caroline PALMER.
Eli Cyrus VAN ATTA was born on 8 Dec 1847 in Mercer Co., Illinois. He died on 12 May 1915 in McMinnville, Yamhill, Oregon. Parents: Gershom VAN ATTA and Sarah Caroline PALMER.
Elizabeth VAN ATTA was born on 15 Dec 1834 in Rock Island, Rock Island or Henderson Co., Illinois. She died on 26 Oct 1891 in Brush Prairie, Clark, Washington. She was buried in Brush Prairie, Clark, Washington. Parents: Gershom VAN ATTA and Sarah Caroline PALMER. Parents: [-?-].
Spouse: John J. CLARK. John J. CLARK and Elizabeth VAN ATTA were married on 9 Dec 1852 in Sugar Grove, Mercer, Illinois. Children were: John Cline CLARK, Cephas Bennet CLARK, Miner Palmer CLARK, Mary Sarah CLARK, Martha Jane CLARK, Riley Hubbard CLARK, Ada Ellen CLARK, Annie Mariah CLARK, Gibbs Gershom CLARK, Emery Curtis CLARK, Nellie Malisa\Emaliza CLARK, Rhoda Adalia CLARK.
Eva Rebecca VAN ATTA was born on 8 Jan 1875 in Brush Prairie, Clark, Washington. She died on 17 Mar 1958 in Brush Prairie, Clark, Washington. She was buried in Brush Prairie Cemetery, Clark, Washington. Parents: Eli Cyrus VAN ATTA and Elmarine Jane BOWMAN.
Gershom VAN ATTA was born on 2 Jun 1813 in Beaver County, Pennsylvania. He died on 28 May 1896 in Brush Prairie, Clark, Washington. He Obituary on 18 Jun 1896 in Clark County Register, Clark Co., Washington.312 He was buried in Brush Prairie Cemetery, Clark, Washington. He DLC in Linn Co., Oregon.313 Moved to Sugar Grove, IL in 1849
(Source: Early Memories by Irene Clark Davis) Clark County Pioneers,
Clark County, WA
Settled in Oregon first then in Washington at Brush Prairie.
Claim no., 1573 OC
Here is some stuff I have extracted from Gearshum's pension file and
application for Bounty Land. "Tina " <firstname.lastname@example.org>
from Treasury Department, second auditor's office, Washington DC,
March 23, 1893 - "Respectfully returned to the Hon. Commissioner of
Pensions. The report from this office dated Nov. 28, 1851 in the case
of G. Vanatta, Pvte., Capt. Pikes Co., Ill volunteers is incorrect.
The report from this office dated March 2, 1893, same case, - service
from June 17 to July 2, 1831 - correct, with the exception of the
omission of his service in Capt. Peter Butler's Co., Ill volunteers,
as follows: - Gersham Vanata, Pvte, Capt Peter Butlers Co., Ill
volunteers enrolled June 4, 1832 an paid and mustered out June 10,
1832 - 7 days service, no travel pay allowed.
from General Affidavit, State of Washington, County of Clarke ss., In
the matter of relation of Graham Vanatta on this eighteenth day of
March A.D. 1893, personally appeared before me a notary public in and
for the aforesaid County and State duly authorized to administer
oaths Gershom Vanatta aged 79 years whose Post Office address is
Brush Prairie, Clarke County, Washington who, being duly sworn
declared in relation to said case as follows: That prior to
September 1891 I always signed my own name. That during the summer
of 1891 I partially lost my eyesight, presumably through old age, and
have not been able to see how to write since that time. That the
small paper hereto attached is taken from the family record and was
written by me shortly after my marriage in A.D. 1833. That I gain
knowledge of the facts presented or sworn to by personal knowledge.
Signed X (his mark)
Department of the Interior, Bureau of Pensions, Washington, D.C.,
February 18, 1893. Sir: This Bureau will esteem it a favor if you
will, at your earliest convenience, answer the questions enumerated
below. This information is desired for statistical purpose and it may
be of great value to your family in the future. Very respectfully,
Andrew David son. 1. Are you a married man, and if so, what is your
wife's full name, and what was her maiden name? I am. My wife's full
name is Sarah Vanatta madden name Sarah Palmer. 2. When and where were
you married? Married Oct 5, 1833, Nox County, State of Illinois 3.
What record of marriage exists? On record at Nox Co., Illinois. Also
my own bible record. 4. If you had been previously married state the
name of your former wife and the date of her death or divorce. No
answer. 5. If you have any children living state their names and
dates of birth. Mary Vanatta born Sept 30, 1840, Eli C. Vanatta born
Dec 9th, 1847, William Vanatta born Sept 15, 1851, Rosetta Sarah
Vanatta born March 3th, 1856, Phebe C. Vanatta born Feb 17th 1858,
Rebeca C. Vanatta Sept 3, 1868. Date of reply, March 4, 1893.
Post-office address, Brush prairie, Clark Co, Wash. Signed X.
Denied pension because he didn't serve 30 days (served 23 days). Did
receive Bounty Land Warrant No 72969 for 160 acres issued 1855. Parents: James VANATTA and Elizabeth HULL.
Spouse: Sarah Caroline PALMER. Gershom VAN ATTA and Sarah Caroline PALMER were married on 5 Oct 1833 in Henderson Co., Illinois.296 They Moved from Mercer Co, IL on 8 Aug 1853 in Halsey, Linn, Oregon.297 Moved from Mercer Co, IL Children were: Elizabeth VAN ATTA, Jane VAN ATTA, Margaret VAN ATTA, John VAN ATTA, Mary VAN ATTA, Benjamine VAN ATTA, Eli Cyrus VAN ATTA, Susan VAN ATTA, William VAN ATTA, Rosetta Sarah VAN ATTA, Phoebe Caroline VAN ATTA, Lincoln Gershom VAN ATTA, Irene Rebecca VAN ATTA.
Irene Rebecca VAN ATTA was born on 3 Sep 1863 in Washington Territory. Parents: Gershom VAN ATTA and Sarah Caroline PALMER.
Jane VAN ATTA was born on 8 May 1836 in Henderson Co., Illinois. She died on 27 Oct 1874 in Clark Co., Washington. Parents: Gershom VAN ATTA and Sarah Caroline PALMER.
Children were: Mary Elizabeth POE.
John VAN ATTA was born on 21 Aug 1839 in Henderson Co., Illinois. He died on 3 Oct 1839 in Millersburg, Mercer, Illinois. Parents: Gershom VAN ATTA and Sarah Caroline PALMER.
Lincoln Gershom VAN ATTA was born on 21 Nov 1861 in Linn Co., Oregon. Parents: Gershom VAN ATTA and Sarah Caroline PALMER.
Margaret VAN ATTA was born on 5 Feb 1838 in Henderson Co., Illinois. She died on 27 Nov 1838 in Millersburg, Mercer, Illinois. Parents: Gershom VAN ATTA and Sarah Caroline PALMER.
Mary VAN ATTA was born on 30 Sep 1840 in Mercer Co., Illinois. She died on 21 May 1929 in Brush Prairie Cemetery, Clark, Washington. Parents: Gershom VAN ATTA and Sarah Caroline PALMER.
Phoebe Caroline VAN ATTA was born on 17 Feb 1858 in Linn Co., Oregon. She died in 1937. Parents: Gershom VAN ATTA and Sarah Caroline PALMER.
Rosetta Sarah VAN ATTA was born on 31 Mar 1856 in Linn Co., Oregon. She died on 31 Oct 1934 in Miami, Ottawa, Oklahoma. She was buried on 2 Nov 1934 in GAR Cemetery, Miami, Ottawa County, OK. Parents: Gershom VAN ATTA and Sarah Caroline PALMER.
Susan VAN ATTA was born on 5 Jul 1850 in Mercer Co., Illinois. Parents: Gershom VAN ATTA and Sarah Caroline PALMER.
William VAN ATTA was born on 15 Sep 1851 in Henderson Co., Illinois. Parents: Gershom VAN ATTA and Sarah Caroline PALMER.
Sarah VAN SICKLE was born on 11 Sep 1775 in Essex, New Jersey. She died on 29 Nov 1810 in Washington, PA..
Spouse: William Boyd Blachley BLATCHLEY. William Boyd Blachley BLATCHLEY and Sarah VAN SICKLE were married on 9 Aug 1796 in Washington Co., Pennsylvania. Children were: Rebekah BLATCHLEY OR BLACHLEY, William Boyd BLATCHLEY OR BLACHLEY, Eleanor BLATCHLEY OR BLACHLEY, Rynear Elijah BLATCHLEY OR BLACHLEY, Sarah BLATCHLEY OR BLACHLEY, Mariah BLATCHLEY OR BLACHLEY, Miller BLATCHLEY OR BLACHLEY, Anna BLATCHLEY OR BLACHLEY.
<-?-> VAN VALKENBURGH.
Myrle Dively VAN VALKENBURGH. Parents: <-?-> VAN VALKENBURGH and Myrle DIVELY.
Spouse: Eliza MILLER. Jezreel VANATOR and Eliza MILLER were married on 9 Mar 1851 in Ft. Dearborn, Dearborn Co., Indiana.
James VANATTA was born on 2 May 1771 in Namanock, Sussex, New Jersey. He died on 7 Oct 1837 in North Beaver Twp., Beaver, Pennsylvania. Parents: John VANATTA and Lidia.
John VANATTA314 Jury Duty in May 1780 in Yohogania Co., VA. He Indictment in 1782 in Washington County. He appeared in the census in 1790 in Washington County. He Tax List in 1798 in Fayette Co., Virginia. He died in Mt. Jackson, North Beaver Twp. Lawrence, Pennsylvania. Information for John Vanatta provided by Dave Havens as prepared by
Robert B. Vanata in his summary of the "Vanatta Family Ancestry"
John VanAtta Posted by:
Dave Havens Message:
Wes, Here is some information about John VanAtta that was prepared by
Robert B. Vanata in his summary of the "Vanatta Family Ancestry". Good
luck in your search, Dave.
"John VanataNanatta is known to have been born between 1740 and 1750,
probably in 1748 or 1749. In May of 1780, he was called for jury duty
in Yohogania County, Virginia, the first public record found that
shows him. John was indicted in 1782 in Washington County for 1781
"deeds" in the Col. Cox case, involving assault in connection with
compulsory military operations but also possibly due to the duplicate
government-court system of the two states which claimed the area until
then. John obtained a land warrant in Washington County in April 1785,
and a patent for "Leghorn" on Mingo Creek in Nottingham Township in
John is shown in the 1790 census in Washington County with ten in the
family (2-3-5). In April 1793, his wife at that time, Rachel Hull,
inherited 231 acres on Robinson Run in Fayette Township, Allegheny
County, where John was listed as a taxpayer later that year. In 1797,
they bought another 202 acres adjacent to their Robinson Run land.
John was shown on the Fayette Township tax list in 1798, the 1800
census (31101/02101), and 1802 land records with wife Rachel.
In May 1802, they sold some of their land to son Benjamin, then
between 1803 and 1805 moved to North Beaver Township, then in Beaver
County. Their sons bought land there in 1806 and 1807, and John bought
250 acres in April 1807. He was shown in North Beaver Township in the
1810 census (01201/00101).
John was appointed an ensign of Yohogania County (Va.) militia, and
one reference shows him as a lieutenant. One of his property deeds
includes the rank of captain with his name. John was a blacksmith by
trade, and one source of information indicates that he had three
different wives. His first marriage was in 1770 to Lidia _____. Then,
in 1791/2, he married Rachel Hull. A third marriage was to Sarah
_____. Two of his sons by his first marriage married two daughters of
Rachel Hull by her first marriage. John was involved in further land
transactions in Beaver County in 1815 and 1819. He was listed in the
1820 census in North Beaver Township (00101I01001), and was still
there in the 1830 census. He died in 1831 or 1832 at an age of over 80
at Mt. Jackson, North Beaver Twp., which became a part of Lawrence
From email of 31 May, 2001:
All, I just had to chime in on this one. The following are excerpts
from various sources, such as Robert B. Vanatta, Hand written
manuscripts of Ruby Vanatta and publications from Muscatine titled,
"Little Known Facts About Muscatine, Iowa" (I'm not sure about this
title, but my sister Jackie will get this message and I'm sure she'll
look it up.) The Benjamin is my GGG Grandfather. Most of John Calvin's
siblings followed him to this area and some moved on, like Gearshum
I hope you enjoy!
John ran off from his parents about 1812 and enlisted in the Army,
where he served as a drummer boy and was nicknamed "Col. John." He
served for about five years before being discharged at Green Bay,
Wisconsin. In 1825 he worked as hand on the Ohio River keelboat. In
1828 he built a cabin at the future site of Keithsburg, ILL, (Mercer
Co.) and he also visited the future site of Muscatine, IA in that
year. In 1837, he bought land in the area of future site of Muscatine,
IA. He helped lay out the town of Bloomington which became the county
seat of Muscatine, IA and in 1849 the town was renamed Muscatine.
He became familiar with the Indians in this area and even learned
their language. It is told that a roving band of Indians took him to
the present site of the town of Muscatine in 1828. In 1835 he became a
partner in an Indian Trading post owned by Col. Davenport at the site
where Muscatine is located now. He built the second framed building on
this site. It was used as his house and Hotel. He acquired 160 acres
of land from the Government where Muscatine is now located. He donated
a square of land to the County where the Courthouse now stands (1978).
The following is another version of the legend of John Calvin Vanatta:
Calvin John Vanatta, known as Colonel & Bloody John dropping the use
of "Calvin" entirely, was an early pioneer who ran away from home to
fight the British in the War of 1812. He served for some years as an
enlistee and with some others was discharged at Green Bay about 1818.
They set out on foot for Pittsburgh, part of the time following Indian
trails, subsisting on nuts, berries and wild game. In 1825 he was a
"hand" on keelboats running between Pittsburgh and Wheeling, Virginia.
"He was a good sober man and a good hand." He roamed about living with
bands of Indians passing through Muscatine as early as 1827 looking
the area over when it was known as "Grind Stone Bluffs" by boatmen and
the few white men who passed this way on their journeying through the
On April 27, 1827 John arrived as the second white settler at the
present day site of Keithsburg, Illinois on the banks of the
Mississippi River and created a wood yard there, one of the first
above Quincy on the Mississippi River. Living among the Indians he
learned their language and how to conduct dealings with them. He
established a large trade with the Indians. When The Black Hawk Indian
War erupted in 1832 he lead a large force of pioneer men in action
against the Indians. He married Martha (Patsy) Margaret (no last name
known), and she bore him no children. He became a member of the first
Petit Jury of Rock Island County in April 1834. In 1835 he, in
partnership with Captain William Clark and bought the Russell Farnham
land owned by Colonel Davenport his claim of Bloomington, 160 acres
for $200. In 1836 he moved his family to Bloomington and in August
1836 made the first survey of lots. He became a member of the first
group of County Commissioners of three men in 1836 for Muscatine
County and was instrumental in laying out the City of Bloomington,
later in 1849 to be renamed Muscatine, Iowa. When the Missouri War
over a border dispute erupted in December of 1839 he formed a regiment
of Muscatine County pioneers and now as "Colonel Vanatta" and lead
them south to engage in battle at the Iowa-Missouri border. A
negotiated settlement occurred before any blood was shed. He did not
want his siblings to come west but they did anyway arriving between
1829 and 1846. He married his second wife, Margaret A. Bennett in 1851
who bore him two children; Nancy J. was born four years prior to
John's marriage to her mother, and William John. It is not certain
that John was Nancy's actual father as her mother did not arrive in
Muscatine until 1850. After his death in 1857 Margaret A., his second
wife, married Henry Narvis on January 25th, 1865.
As an early Commissioner of Muscatine County he oversaw all abstracts
which afforded him much opportunity and he acquired considerable
wealth. He accepted on behalf of Muscatine County, by signing the
Federal Patent in 1836, awarding 640 acres for sale. The proceeds were
used to establish county government, and build the county courthouse,
etc. Some of his noted dealings were his donation to Muscatine County
of the County Court House Square and the funding and construction of
the original county court house for $15,000 in 1840, which burnt down
and was rebuilt in 1866. After the purchase of the Colonel Davenport
claim for a sum of $200, he owned a large acreage, much of which
became the early City of Muscatine. He built the second frame
building, a hotel and tavern at the corner of 3rd Street and Iowa
Avenue (present location of the Central State Bank) in 1837. He saw
the first railroad arrive in 1856.
The nickname "Bloody John," comes from a legend passed down, that due
to John's having been an Indian scout and his natural orneriness, in a
fit of temper, he hit a man over the head with a bottle, killing him.
He was an Indian fighter of some renown and an early frontier woodsman
with a mean disposition. All who new him well, respected and referred
to him as "Bloody John!"
Spouse: Rachel HULL. John VANATTA and Rachel HULL were married in 1791.
John VANATTA JR. Parents: John VANATTA and Lidia.
Thomas VANATTA was born in 1817 in Beaver County, Pennsylvania. He died in 1899 in Newton, Jasper, Iowa. He signed a will on 14 Nov 1900.231 Thomas Van Atta, born in 1817 in Beaver County; married Martha
Shearer in 1837; journeyed west by ox team and lived near Muscatine,
Iowa, for eight years before settling near Newton in Jasper County,
Iowa; he died there in 1899; they had 13 children
Thomas was the son of James Van Atta, born 2May1771 in what became
Beaver County, Pa.; may have been petition signer in 1804 for division
of North Beaver Twp.; believed to have been married twice, first to
Hannah _____ (born 20Dec1769 in Beaver County area), secondly to
Elizabeth (Betsy) Hull (born in 1784 in Beaver County) Betsy was also
his step sister; he died in 1837 in Beaver Courity; she died in 1868
at Jasper County, Iowa.
James was the son of John Vanata/Vanatta who was born between 1740 and
1750. John was a blacksmith by trade, he possibly had three different
wives. His first marriage was in 1770 to Lidia _____. Then, in 1791/2,
he married Rachel Hull. A third marriage was to Sarah _____. He died
in 1831 or 1832 at an age of over 80 at Mt. Jackson, North Beaver
TWp., which became a part of Lawrence County.
The following is from an e-mail from Rob Roy Ratliff. Please get in
touch with him with any further info found. WLC
How many children did they have? The obituaries for each say 12 and
only three were living when he died (four when she died). His
biographical sketch in the 1878 History of Jasper County, Iowa says
they "have" eight: Nancy (now Mrs. W. Morton), Mary (now Mrs. W. R.
McCully in Nebraska), Appaline (now Mrs. Richard Kiddoo of Missouri),
Hannah (now Mrs. A. Young of Kansas), Joseph A., Richard M., Thomas R.
and Charles F. and notes that the oldest son, James, enlisted in the
5th Iowa Volunteer Infantry in the Civil War, was wounded twice,
discharged, returned home and died 18 months later "from the effect of
taking a severe cold while in the army," which would name nine known
children. Thomas Vanatta's will, written 14 Nov 1900, names seven
(James died 8 Feb 1866 and Thomas R. 13 Apr 1877). The total of 12
children cited in their obituaries suggests that there are three other
unknown children who may have died in infancy. Parents: James VANATTA and Elizabeth HULL.
Spouse: Mary EAGON.
John Alfred VANDRELL died in Sep 1979.
Spouse: Bertha E. MCCLAIN. John Alfred VANDRELL and Bertha E. MCCLAIN were married on 17 Mar 1925 in Weston, MO..
Charles E. VAUGHAN was born on 29 Sep 1896 in Latham, Logan, Illinois. He died on 13 Jan 1976 in Mt. Pulaski, Logan, Illinois. Parents: George Washington VAUGHAN and Bertha Ellen GILBERT.
George Washington VAUGHAN was born on 15 Mar 1871 in Latham, Logan, Illinois. He died on 3 Mar 1960 in Decatur, Macon, Illinois.
Hazel Maria VAUGHAN was born about 1903 in Latham, Logan, Illinois. She died on 3 Sep 1990 in Decatur, Macon, Illinois. Parents: George Washington VAUGHAN and Bertha Ellen GILBERT.
Spouse: John Martin DURCHHOLZ. John Martin DURCHHOLZ and Hazel Maria VAUGHAN were married on 5 May 1924.
George L VERNON was born on 14 Dec 1896 in Olin, Jones, Iowa.1,2 He died on 19 Sep 1989 in Montrose, Montrose, Colorado.1,2
Mary Ann VEST died about 1900.
Abesolom VICKERY was born on 16 Feb 1839. He died in 1902 in Rush Co., Indiana. Parents: Solathial\Solathiel VICKERY and Sarah LONG.
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