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VanDIVER Families

Virginia now West Virginia, Kentucky, Ohio

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4th great-grandparents Mary "Polly" Vandiver 1760-1770 to before June 25, 1860 unknown location and Benjamin FOREMAN 1745 Frederick County, Virginia to Fleming, Mason (see Early Records, Hampshire County, Virginia below), and Clark County, Kentucky to Clark County, Ohio where he died in 1828 and is buried on his farm shown on the map above in what is now known as the Wragg-Tuttle Cemetery.

Recent research by Gerry Simmons showed Benjamin Foreman's wife was indeed Mary Vandiver and not Nancy Parke as other Foreman researchers had presumed. This is shown in the book Portrait and Biographical Album of DeWitt and Piatt Counties, Illinois. Chicago: Chapman Brothers Publishing Company, 1891 in the Carmi Goodrich biography page 719 husband of Margaret Foreman, granddaughter of Benjamin and Mary Vandiver Foreman that lists grandmother Mary Vandavere. It is also proven by father William Vandiver's 1805 will.

Below the first entry is a 1794 land deed between Benjamin Forman of Mason County, Kentucky granting a power-of-attorney and his father-in-law William Vandiver of Hampshire County, Virginia.

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5th great-grandparents William VanDIVER about 1720 to 1805 and Elizabeth LEWIS bought around 1,000 acres of land in different transactions. 800 acres in lot 4, one is the Patterson Creek Mano November 12, 1771 529 acres of land in Early Land Grants and Settlers Along Patterson Creek note # 2 which is now in West Virginia. There don't appear to be any good maps of the location of lot 4 in the 9,000 acres of the Patterson Creek Manor granted to Lord Fairfax. The 1810 Federal Census shows they were slave owners as an Elizabeth VanDIVER over 45 has 9 slaves. The Minute Book Abstracts 1817 also show a mallato child bound to son William Vandiver.


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4th great-granduncle William VanDIVER, son of William and Eliziabeth LEWIS VanDIVER, was a Revolutionary War Veteran from Hampshire County, Virginia. Virginia Bible Records By Jeannette Holland Austin lists information from his pension application concerning his wife and children. Mentioned in the Business Accounts of Hampshire Furnace as Veteran of Revolution from Burlington with largest accounts or mentioned most often.

If anyone knows the location of William Vandiver's burial location I would appreciate knowing it. Scoll down in the Bible records to bottom of page 33 below to see William's family.

If you are a male Vandiver relative of my VanDIVER family please consider a yDNA test and join the FamilyTree DNA Vandiver Project to confirm your ancestry.

All genealogy research contain errors, so let me know if your research contradicts mine. My research of Indiana and Ohio families comes from conversations with relatives, copied scrapbooks, library research, online records, courthouse visits, and multiple visits to final resting places on family farms and cemeteries. Families in other states rely mostly on the research of others. Links to other web sites often change then won't work, so if you find broken links, have additional information on any families, corrections, photos, or anything to add to the history of our families, please leave a Comment in my Guest book, join my Follis Families on Facebook page, or send an Email. Read Dick Eastman's discussion of Unverified Data.

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