The Vanover Book
 

    THE VANOVER FAMILY

          Descendants of Cornelys Van Hovgem
   Of Flatbush, Kings County, Long Island, New York
 

              Researched and Compiled By:
                Gregory Lynn Vanover
                    P.O. Box 628
                Pound, Virginia 24279
 


                                       PREFACE

For almost twenty years the compiler of this book has been actively involved in
genealogical research and has had a special interest in knowing more about the
ancestry of the Vanovers. The Vanover families in the United State appear to all have a
common ancestry. This is of course not always true with those Americans who bear Dutch
surnames. An extensive search has proven to be most rewaraing. Several  professional
genealogical researchers who are specialists in the early Dutch records or specialists in
certain areas of the country have been consulted for their input into this volume. Many
individual family researchers who had an interest in a particular branch of the family
have submitted information that  either supplemented the research that had been
conducted by the compiler or was in some instance the only source of information
available at the time of this printing. This volume is only a beginning!  More and more
information has been sent to me since last summer. Unfortunatly, most of it arrived too
late for inclusion in this edition. A future edition of this work will be published that will
include more information on the descendants of the early members of the family who
had  not been identified soon enough for inclusion in this volume. Also, and I want to
emphasize this, that I could only print the  family information that I had, either through my
work or the contributions of others. If your family is not in this edition, please make every
effort to get the information to me so that it can be included in the next volume. Every
reasonable effort has been made to avoid errors. There  are no doubt numerous errors
resulting for many reasons. Misread or misspelled information, typographica errors, and
numerous other factors contribute to this. The Vanovers have a marvelous ancestry that
they can be very proud of. Our family has been in America for more than 300 years. The
earliest members of the family settled in what is now Flatbush, Kings County, Long Island,
New York, before 1685, From there, they migrated to New Jersey, etc. It is my sincere
hope that these pages will serve as a reminder of our past. A past that should be
cherished and not forgotten.
 Gregory Lynn Vanover Researcher and Compiler
 P. O. Box 628
    Pound, Virginia  24279

                          THE VANOVER FAMILY

Descendants of Cornelys Van Hovgem of Flatbush. Kings County. Long Island. New York
                                   CHAPTER 1
                   The Colonial Ancestry of the Vanover Family
 
 The colonial ancestry of the Vanover Family includes several families of Dutch origin.
Among these are the families of Cornelys Van Hovgem (the earliest proven ancestor of
the Vanover Family), Jan Hendricksen Steelman, Jan Adriaenszen Van Sardam and his
wife Styntje Jans Van Nimmegen, Jan Cornelis Buys (alias Jan Damen) and his wife
Willemtje Thyssen, Cornelius Corneliszen Bogaert and his wife Dirkje.
              A. Cornelys Van Hovgem of Midwout Flatbush3. Kings County,
                            Long Island, New York

The earliest proven ancestor of the Vanover Family is Cornelys van hovgem (as he signed
his name). He and his wife, Maria Winterslick, and at least three children,including
Cornelys, the younger, migrated to New York before 14 April 1685. There is evidence to
suggest that he may have migrated in 1684 from the province of Zeeland, in the
Netherlands, Cornelys Van Hovgem and his wife, Maria Winterslick, are mentioned in the
colonial records without patronymics, suggesting that their surnames were well
established before their migration, The Vanover surname, like many other Dutch
surnames, underwent a series of different spellings, before the present spelling of the
name was used, An  extensive search has proven that Cornelys Van Hovgem and his
family are not listed in the records before 14 April 1685 when his name first appears. He
also did not sign the 1687 Oath of Allegiance in Kings County, New York,indicating that
he had not been in the country long enough to be subject to denization  (naturalization)
and therefore did not take the oath. His name first appears in the Dutch records of
Midwout (the Dutch name for Flatbush), Kings County, New York. On 14 April 1685,
Cornelis Van Haugem (as his name was written), secured a loan ("Soum van twee
hondert  Caroly guiders."i.e. "sum of two hundred Carlos guilders"), from Johannis
Holsaert*. He made payments on the loan in 1686, 1687, and 1688, each time signing a
receipt (Document Number I). These receipts show several excellent examples of his
signature.
*Johannis Holsaert, according to Bergen's  Early Settlers of Kings County (page 150),
"emigrated from Sluys in Flanders in 1684." Maria Winterslick was a witness at the baptism
of the only child born in this country of Johannes Holsaert and his wife Johanna  Havens.
The child, Gerardus, was baptized 5 September 1685 in the Flatbush Church [Baptisms;
Volume I; page 50.] Cornelys Van Hovgem and Johannis Holsaert may have known or
were related to each other in the Netherlands, since close friends or relatives acted as
witnesses or Godparents.
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Descendants of Cornelys Van Hovgem of Flatbush. Kings County, Long Island, New York

Cornelys Van Hovgem was a resident of Midwout (Flatbush), Kings County, Long Island,
New York. He is mentioned several times in the records of the Dutch Reformed Churchof
Midwout (Flatbush) He is first recorded in 1686 when he paid for a grave in the church for
a child (not identified by name, gender, or age) Again in 1688, Cornelys Van Hovgem
paid for a grave in the church for his deceased child with a small bier. This second child
was also not  identified by name, gender, or age. These two deceased children, and
Cornelys Van Hovgem, the younger (per the 1689/90 will of Cornelys Van Hovgem) are
the only identified children of Cornelys Van Hovgem and his wife, Maria Winterslick, [The
death records for the above mentioned children are found in Marriage Fees; Deaths,
Members, and other matter culled from the records of the Reformed Protestant Dutch
Church of the Town of Flatbush, Kings  County, New York. "These records were translated
and transcribed for the church by Frank L. Van Cleef, ph. D. under the direction  of
Williard P. Schenck and Henry M, Wells, committee of the  Consistory, 1912. This copy, by
permission of the Consistory at its December meeting of 1915 was made by Josephine C.
Frost  (Mrs. Samuel Knapp Frost) 254 Garfield Place; Brooklyn, N. Y." taken from the cover
of the aforementioned book.] The Flatbush (Midwout) Town Records on page 139 record
that "Cornelys van Hovgem" and his wife "Maria Winterslick" sold, on 3 January 1690, three
house lots "with house" to Pieter Stryker. The lots were bound by the land of Jan Wouters,
the purchaser (Pieter Stryker), and the "highway which goes to the New Lotts," Page 142
of the same record, records that on the 21 February  1690, Cornelys Van Hovgem at
Midwout, purchased of Rynier Arentse a "certain house-lot," situated in Midwout, "on the
north side of the highway which runs westerly from the Church." The  originals and
translations of the above records are on file in the Archives Department of Saint John's
University, Brooklyn, New York. The last will and testament of Cornelius Van Hovgem is also
recorded in the Flatbush Town Records, page 150 of Liber A, (Document Number II).
Cornelys Van Hovgem left one heir, Cornelys Van Hovgem, the younger, who was under
age when the will was made  5 March 1689/90. Cornelys Van Hovgem's wife, Maria
Winterslick, is named in the typical Dutch fashion, using her surname. His will reveals that
he was a cooper by trade. Cornelys Van Hovgem is last mentioned as living on 20 March
1690 when he signed over the property he sold to Pieter Stryker (Flatbush Town Records,
page 140), He presumably had died by 21  June 1691, when the Flatbush Church was
paid for the use of the Shroud. The "widow of Cornelis Van Houweg" is last mentioned in
the Flatbush Church Records of 1693, thus proving that Cornelys Van Hovgem was dead
by this date. No additional records  for Maria Winterslick have been found. She
apparently died shortly after this time.
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Descendants of Cornelys Van Hovgem of Flatbush, Kings County, Long Island, New York

Last Will and Testament Of Cornelys Van Hovgem 1689/90, 5 March-"... Midwout, in Kings
County, on Long Island, the person  Cornelis Van Hougem, lying at present sick in bed ...
while he is still in possession of his mind and memory, before he comes to die to make
disposition of his temporal property ... it is his will and desire that his wife, Maria Winterslick,
after his decease, sha11 have full control and authority thereover, without being
hindered herein by anyone, save only the cooper's tools, which it is his will and desire that
his son, Cornelis Van Hougem, the younger, sha11 have for his patrimony; but his mother,
Maria Winterslick, aforesaid, shall have oversight thereover and the same Cornelis Van
Hougem, the younger, shall not be allowed to destroy or sell the same tools without
consent of his said mother until he becomes of age.                                                (signed)
Cornelys van hovgem-(witnesses) Gysbert Janse Johannes Iran Ekelen Document
Number II: Abstract of 1689/90 last will and testament ofCornelys Van Hovgem, of
Flatbush (Midwout), Kings County, Long Island, New York.The will is recorded in the
Flatbush Town Records, Liber A, page 150. Cornelys Van Hovgem, the younger was under
age in March 1689/90 when his father made his last will and testament. He however was
of age by 19 June 1697, when Rynier Arentsen conveyed to "Cornelis Van Hougem son of
the deceased Cornelis Van Hougem a certain house-lot "lying in Midwout, on the north
side of the highway which runs westerly behind the Church" as recorded on page 244 of
Liber A of the Flatbush Town Records. Cornelys Van Hovgem, as the above indicates, was
born between 1670 an 1676, since he was under age in 1690 but of age by 1697. On 1
September 1697, "cornelys van houwegem" (as he signed his name) witnessed a will of
Dericke Williamse Van Westravelt Dericke Williamse Van Westravelt was the widow of
William Van Westravelt of Kings County, Long Island, New York. His unique signature
(Document Numker III) and the spelling of his name on the aforementioned will and his
own will which was recorded some twenty-three years prove that he migrated to
Somerset County, New Jersey. "Cornelis Van Hougen" had married by the time the census
was taken 1698. At that time, he was still a resident of Flatbush and is listed as head of a
household consisting of 1 male, female and two children. This would indicate a first
marriage for Cornelys Van Houwegem that had taken place before the time

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the census was taken. However we have no record of his first wife or the children that are
clearly listed or what became of them. We do know that he had remarried by 1714, at
which time he had children baptized in the Dutch Reformed Church of the Raritan in
Somerset County, New Jersey.

Page 138, of the Flatbush (Midwout) Town Records, show that " Cornelis Van Houwegem"
was still a resident of that village in January 1701 when he signed an agreement
"regarding the common woods."

By 1714, Cornelys Van Houwegem had moved from Long Island, Kings County, New York,
to Somerset County, New Jersey, following a prevalent migratory pattern of the Long
Island Dutch to the New Jersey interior. We know very little concerning the first family of
Cornelys Van Houwegem. His first wife has apparently died by the time of his migration
and we can find no mention of his first children. If they grew to maturity, they are not
mentioned in their father's will of 29 February 1719/20. However this does not mean that
they had died. A settlement could have taken place at an earlier time regarding the
children by his first marriage. The children if they were sons, probably died young, as
Cornelys named his sons by his second marriage according

 
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Descendants of Cornelvs Van Hovsem of Flatbush, Kings County, Long Island. New York

to the Dutch custom of the time. If they were daughters, they could have been married
by the date of their father's will of 29 February 1719/20. Cornelys Van Houwegem married
by 1714, Styntje (Christina) Hendricksen, daughter of Hendrick Jansen and his wife, Maritje
Janse. Information of Styntje (Christina) Hendricksen's ancestry is included in sections B
and C of this chapter. "Cor. Van hogen" is found on the 1715 militia list of men from
Somerset County, New Jersey (Bound Brook and North Branch) who were members of
Col. Thomas Farmar's New Jersey Regiment, Sixth Company. [Proceedings of the New
Jersey Historical Societ volume 13; 1928; page 207. The children of Cornelys Van
Houwegem and Styntje (Christina) Hendricksen are identified in the will of their father
and -also in the baptismal records of the Reformed Dutch Church of the Raritan (now
Somerville), Somerset County, New Jersey, They were  the first American born generation
of the family and the sons, Cornelius and Henry, are the first to be identified with the
present spelling of the Vanover surname. These children migrated  from Somerset County
to Sussex County, New Jersey. The children  of Cornelys Van Houwegem and Styntje
(Christina) Hendricksen were:
 
   1. "Stientien" (Styntje/Christina), baptized 3 June 1714, in the aforementioned church,
with        the child's maternal grandfather, Hendrick Jansen, standing as Godfather. She
was named        for her  mother or possibly for her grandmother, Styntje Jans of Kings
County, Long        Island, New York. [Volume 2, page 141; Somerset County Historical
Quarterly]
   2. "Cornelis" Cornelius), baptized 12 April 1716, in the same church aforementioned, with
the        child's maternal uncle and aunt, Adriaen Hendricksen and wife Susanna,
standing as        Godparents. He was named in the typical Dutch custom for his paternal
grandfather,        Cornelys Van Hovgem. [Volume 2, page 142; Somerset County Historical
Quarterly]
   3. "Henderick" (Henry), baptized 22 March 1718, in the same church aforementioned,
with the        child's maternal uncle and aunt, Jan Henderickse and Wyntje Ten Eyck,
standing as        Godparents, He was named in the typical Dutch custom for his maternal
grandfather,        Hendrick Jansen. Volume 2, page 145; Somerset County Historical
Quarterly]
   4. "Child yet unborn" as named the father's will of  29 February 1719/20, apparently
never        grew to maturity, as proven by the petition of 24 January 1739, that was signed
by the        children of Cornelys Van Houwegem. "Cornelius Van Ovah" and "Hendrick
Van Ovah" are listed        as brothers in the Janeway Account Book where they are also
implied
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Descendants of Cornelys Van Hovsem of Flatbush. Kings County, Long Island. New
YorkCornelys Van Houwegem made his last will and the statement on 29 February
1719/20 (Document Number V) as "Cornelius Van Houghe‘m of Raritan in the County of
Somerset yeoman"  He de‘scribed himself as "being very Sick and Weak of Body, To
"Steintie my beloved Wife" he left the use of his estate, so long as she remained his
widow, If she should remarry, his estate was to go to his children, "Cornelius Hendry
Christiantie and the Child yet unborn." He left his sons "all my Looms and weaving Tools‘",
thus showing that he did not follow his father's occupation as a cooper. Cornelius, his
"Eldest Son" was given "the best Horse he can choose from my Personal Estate in
Consideration of his Birth Right." To his sister-in-law, "Maritia Hendrickson," he left
one©e‘ight part of his estate. Executors of real and person‘al estate, were John Teunison,
Peter Dumont, Teunit Van Midlesworth, son of John Teunison, and John Hendrickson (his
brother-in-law) Witnesses were Abraham van Middlesworth, Philip Folkerse, Alexr
McDowall. [Liber A, page 205, New Jersey Calendar of Wills, New Jersey Colonial
Documents] Cornelys signed his will in a very weak hand, and was just able to write his
first name. His signature clearly agrees with the one on the 1697 will from Long Island that
he had witnesses some twenty-three years earlier. The unique way he spelled his name,
and the letters "r" and "s" verify ‘that he was the Cornelys Van Houwegem of Long Island
from earlier documents.

"Cornelius Vanhogem" was dead‘ by 10 May 1720, when an inventory of his estate was
‘taken. Items of special interest in the inventory include a negro slave "named Quash," 7
cows, 4 horses, farming tools, "two weaving Looms, "7 pigs, household ‘furniture, "A
Musket," 2 blankets "for Children," and a "Night Gown" (Document Number IV) The
inventory of the personal estate amounting to 1154.5.3 was made by John van
Middlesworth and Teunis van Middelesworth, appraisers,chosen by the executors.

On 25 January 1739, the children of Cornelys Van Houwegem signed a "petition
complaining that the executors had used their father's estate for their (the executors)
own benefit and failed to give an accurate account thereof. "Governour Lewis Morris
orders copy to be served on the executors." The children are listed as follows: "Cornelius,
Hendry, sons, Christiantie, daughter, now wife of Barent Hageman, infants at their father's
death." The "Child yet unborn" in the 29 February 1719/20 will of Cornelius Van
Houwegem, apparently never grew to maturity or would have been mentioned on the
petition.

An abstract of the will of "Cornelys Van Houghem of Raraton, SommerSet Co., [New
Jersey,l yeoman," is abstracted in New Jersey Colonial Documents, Calendar of Wills,
page 479. The inventory of 10 May 1720 is mentioned as well as the petion of the heirs of
"Cornelys Van Houghem," dated 25 January 1739/40. The documents are shown on the
following pages, Will (Document Number V) Inventory (Document Number VI), and
petion (Document Number VII)

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Descendants of Cornelys Van Hovgem of Flatbush. Kings County, Long Island. New York

                         Children and Grandchildren of
                Cornelys Van Houwegem and Stentje Hendricksen

I.    Styntje (Christina), oldest child of Cornelys Van Houwegem and Styntje Hendricksen,
who was baptized 3 June 1714, married Barent Hegeman, as the petition of 1739 shows.
They lived in Somerset County, New Jersey, and had children. There are Hegemans who
are listed in the early census records of Ashe County, North Carolina, which indicates that
perhaps members of this family also migrated south sometime before 1800.
II.   Cornelius, oldest son of Cornelys Van Houwegem and Styntje Hendricksen, who was
baptized 12 April 1716, married in the Reformed Dutch Church of New York City, on 6
May 1738, Maria Buys [Marriages in the Reformed Dutch Church New York City; 1940;
page 163]. She was a daughter of Matthew and Elizabeth Arianse and was  baptized 16
June 1714, in the Reformed Dutch Church of New York City. Issue:
       1. "Cornelus, son of Cornelus Van Oven and wife Mareitje; baptized 4 March 1738/39;
in the            Reformed Dutch Church of the Raritan; witnessed by Bariet Hagerman and
wife            Steyntje."[Somerset County  Historical  Quarterly; Volume 2; page 301.]
       2. "Elizabeth, daughter of Cornelus Vanover and wife Mareya; baptized 27 Febuary
1742; in            the Reformed Dutch Church of the Raritan." [Somerset  County Historical
Quarterly; Volume 2; page 303.
       3. "Hendrick, son of Cornelis Vanagen and wife Maria; baptized 18 December 1743;
in the            Reformed Dutch Church of the Raritan." [Somerset County Historical
Quarterly; Volume            2; page 304.]
       4. "Mattheus, son of Cornelus Van Oven and wife Maria Buys; baptized 3O August
1747; in            the Reformed Dutch Church of the Sourland." [Genealogical Magazine of
New Jersey;            Volume 16; page 36.]
       5. "Christina, daughter of Cornelius Van Aughem and wife Maria; baptized 26
December 1754;            in the Reformed Dutch Church of the North Branch," [Somerset
County Historical                   Quarterly; Volume 5; page 58.]

III.   Henry, the second son of Cornelys Van Houwegem and Styntje Hendricksen, who was
baptized 22 March 1718, married about 1739. RACHEL Bogaert. She was a daughter of
Cornelius (Delamater) Bogaert. She was baptized 18 May 1715 in the Dutch Reform
Church of the Raritan.
Issue:
       1. "Cornelius, son of Hendrick Van Oughem and wife Rachel Bogaert; baptized 9
March 1740;            in the Reformed Dutch Church of the North  Branch." [Somerset
Count Historical            Quarterly; Volume 4; page 219.
       2. "Hendrick,  son of Henderick Van Ogen and wife Ragel;

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Descendants of Cornelys Van Hovgem of Flatbush. Kings County. Long Island. New York

        baptized 6 June 1742; in the Reformed Dutch of the Raritan." [Somerset County
Historical         Quarterly; Volume 2; page 303,]
    3. "Stintie, daughter of Henderick Van ogen and wife Ragel; baptized 11 August 1745;
baptized         in the Reformed Dutch Church of the Raritan." [Somerset County Historical
Quarterly;         Volume 2; page 305.
    4. "Abraham, son of Hendrick Van Aughem and wife Rachel Bogaert; baptized 27
November 1748;         in the Reformed Dutch Church of the North Branch." [Somerset
County Historical Quarterly;         Volume 4; page 306.]
    5. "Maria, daughter of Hendrick V: Aughem and wife Rachel Bogaert; baptized 24 June
1750; in         the Reformed Dutch of the North Branch," [Somerset County Historical
Quarterly; Volume 4;         page 306.]
    6. "Rachel, daughter of Hendrick Van Aughem and wife Rachel Bogaert; baptized 12
June 1752;         in the Reformed Dutch Church of the North Branch." [Somerset County
Historical Quarterly;         Volume 4; page 309.]
The Dutch custom for naming the oldest children in honor of their grandparents can
clearly be identified in the naming of the grandchildren of Cornelys Van Houwegem and
Styntje Hendricksen. Cornelius and Henry each named their first son in honor of the
paternal grandfather. They also each named a daughter Styntje for the paternal
grandmother. The other grandchildren are also named for relatives following the Dutch
custom of that time [for additional information on the Bogaert and Buys families see their
respective sections of this book]

The Vanover Family migrated from Somerset County, New Jersey, to Greenwich Township
of Sussex County, New Jersey, by 1 June 1761. On this date, "Cornelius Vanover"
purchased a 243 acre plantation from "Patrick Nixon and his wife, Sidney".  Cornelius
Vanover later, on 26 April 1765, sold 110 acres to Henry Vanover and wife  Tiney. On 2 July
1768 Cornelius Vanover and wife Tiney sold this property of Benjamin McCullough. Tiney is
a diminutive of the name Catharine. It is interesting to note that both Cornelius and
Henry are named in the same deed. This deed shows that the first wives of Cornelius and
Henry had died by 1761 and 1765 respectively and each had married a woman named
Tiney.

A warrant for the arrest of "Hendrick Van Oven" from Hunterdon County, New Jersey was
executed in "the second year of the Reign" of King George III. The date of this warrant "of
Trespass on the land to the damage to the said Peter Ten Eick" was 20 May 1762. This
record (Document NumberVIII) indicates that Henry Vanover "lives at Reading Town," in
Hunterdon County, New Jersey, thus proving that he was a resident of the said "Reading
Town" before  moving to Sussex County. The notation on the document indicates that the
Sheriff was unable to find "ye Deft" and that he was then a resident of Sussex County,
New Jersey.

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Descendants of Cornelys Van Hovgem of Flatbush, Kings County, Long Island. New York

                                                  CHAPTER -2-
                                Cornelius Vanover* and his Descendants
 
1, Cornelius Vanover is the earliest proven ancestor of *the Vanover family. He was
born presumably in Flanders , Holland, about 1640 - 50. He died in 1691, in Flatbush,
 Kings  County, Long Island,  New York. In his  will which is dated  5 March 1689/90,
 Cornelius named his wife  in the typical Dutch  fashion. Her name was Maria Winterslick.
He also named his only heir, Cornelius, the younger. The Flatbush Church records show
that Cornelius and Maria (Winterslick) Vanover had at least two other children. They died
young and have not been identified by name, gender, or age. Cornelius was a cooper
by trade. He and his family emigrated about 1684 to Midwout (Flatbush), Kings County,
Long Island, New York.  [See Chapter 1 for more information.

Issue:
          i.    Child; died in 1686 (Flatbush Church Records)
          ii.   Child; died in 1688 (Flatbush Church Records)
2.      iii.   Cornelius Vanover; born 1670 - 76; died 1720, Raritan,
                Somerset County, New Jersey; married (1) __________________
                and (2) Christina Hendricksen.

2, Cornelius Vanover 2  (Cornelius l) was born 1670 - 76 presumably in Flanders, Holland.
He emigrated to Midwout (Flatbush),  Kings County,  Long  Island,  New York,  with his
parents about  1684. He died  in  1720, in  Raritan,  Somerset  County,  New Jersey. He
married  (1 ) ______________and (2) Christina Hendricksen. Cornelius
had two children  by   his first marriage as suggested by the assessment roll of  1697. They
have not been identified by name, gender, or age. [See Chapter 1 for more information.

Issue (by first marriage):
          i.    Child; listed in the assessment roll of 1697.
          ii.   Child; listed in the assessment roll of 1697.

Issue (by Christina Hendricksen):
         iii.    Christina Vanover; born 17'14, Somerset County, New Jersey; married Barent
Hegeman.
3.      iv.    Cornelius Vanover ; born 1716, Somerset County, New
                Jersey; married (1) Maria Buys and (2) Tiney
4.       v.    Henry Vanover; born 1718, Somerset County, New Jersey;
                married (1) Rachel Bogaert and (2) Tiney ____________________.
          vi.  Child; named in father' s will of 1720; died before
                24 January 1720 (did not grow to maturity)
   *Current spelling.
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Descendants of Cornelys Van Hovgem of Flatbush, Kings County, Long Island, New York

3. Cornelius Vanover3 (Cornelius 2-l ) was born 1716, in Somerset County, New Jersey. He
was baptized in the Dutch Reformed Church of the Raritan (now Somerville) , Somerset
County, New Jersey, on 12 April 1716. His maternal uncle and aunt, Adriaen Henderson
and Susanna, acted as godparents. Cornelius was named, in the typical  Dutch  fashion
for his paternal grandfather, Cornelius Van  Hovgem   of   Midwout  (Flatbush),  Kings
County,  Long Island, New  York. He  married  Maria Buys ,  daughter of Matthew "Thys"
and  Elizabeth "Lizbet"  Buys of Kings County, Long Island, New York. Cornelius Vanover
and   (1) Maria Buys were married on 6 May 1738 at the Dutch Reformed Church of New
York City.  They lived in Somerset County,  New Jersey.     From 1739 until  1754, Cornelius
and Maria (Buys)  Vanover had  five children who were baptized at various Reformed
Dutch Churches in Somerset County, New Jersey area.  The  Vanovers had   moved from
Somerset County to Sussex  County,  New  Jersey by 1   June 1761 when they first appear
in  the Sussex  County, New  Jersey records.  Cornelius Vanover  married (2) Tiney whose
surname has not been learned. He is listed as an insolvent debtor in 1770 (Sussex County,
New Jersey) and apparently died shortly thereafter.

Issue:
5. i. Cornelius Vanover baptized   4 March 1739; Church of
        the Raritan; Somerset County,  New  Jersey.
    ii. Elizabeth Vanover baptized  26  February 1742; Church
        of the Raritan; Somerset County,  New Jersey.
6. iii. Henry Vanover baptized   18 December  1743;  Church of
         the Raritan; Somerset County, New Jersey.
    iv. Matthew Vanover baptized 30 August 1747; Church of
         the Sourland; Somerset County, New Jersey.
7. v. Christina Vanover baptized 26 December 1754; Church
        of the North Branch; Somerset County, New Jersey.

4, Benry Vanover 3 (Cornelius 2-l) was born 1718, in Somerset County,   New   Jersey.    He
was baptized 22  March  1718,  in the Reformed Dutch Church  of  the Raritan (now
Somerville) , Somerset County, New Jersey. His maternal uncle and aunt, Jan Henderickse
and Wynt je Ten  Eyck, acted  as godparents. He was named in the typical  Dutch
fashion  for  his   maternal   grandfather,  Hendrick Jansen.  He  married  (1)  about  1739
Rachel  Bogaert,  daughter of Cornelius  and Cornelia  (Delamater) Bogaert. She was
baptized 18 May 1715  at the Reformed  Dutch Church  of  the Raritan (now Somerville) ,
Somerset County,  New Jersey, and presumably died prior  to 26  April 1765 when Henry is
listed with wife, Tiney, in a   land record. He married (2) Tiney ( surname not known)

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5. Cornelius Vanover 4 (Cornelius 3-1) was born in 1739, in New Jersey. He was baptized 4
March 1739, at the Reformed Dutch Church of the Raritan  (now Somerville) , Somerset
County,   New Jersey. He was  named  in the  typical  Dutch  fashion for  his paternal
grandfather, Cornelius  Vanover. He was married twice, His first wife's  name has not been
determined. They were married 1760-1765.  His  second wife was Abigail Matter who he
married in 1778. Their  marriage bond is recorded in the Sussex County, New Jersey and  is
dated 20 January 1778 (Document Number XV) This family migrated south in the early
1780,  living first in Virginia and  then moving into North Carolina  where Cornelius and his
son,  Cornelius Jr. appear in the 1790 census for Rowan County,  North  Carolina.
Cornelius Vanover received a land grant for 100  acres  of  land in 1798, in Wilkes County,
North Carolina (Document  Number  XVI).  Cornelius  Vanover died  shortly  after making
his will in November, 1817. He was dead before the May Court for  1818 (Document
Number XVII).

Issue (by   first marriage):
8.   i.    Cornelius Vanover; married Abby Easterd.
      ii.   Matthew Vanover.
      iii.  Henry Vanover; married Martha Bandy.
9. iv.    Richard Vanover; married Rebecca (surname not learned)

Issue (by   Abigail Matter):
       v.   Eliza Vanover; married William Warnick.
10. vi.     Mary Vanover; married William Taylor.
11. vii.    Samuel Vanover; married Lucretia (surname not learned)
           12. viii.   William Vanover; married (1) Susanna White and (2)
           Jane (Lucas) GiSson.

          Document Number XV
                Cornelius Vanover and Abigail Mattox
                    Marriage Bond - 20 January 1778
                Hardwick, Sussex County, New Jersey

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6. Henry Vanover4 (Cornelius3- 1) was baptized 18 December 1743, in the Reformed
Dutch Church of the Raritan (now Somerville) , Somerset County, New Jersey. He was
named in the typical Dutch fashion for his maternal grandfather, Hendrick Jans. He was
married in the 1760's (probably in the Sussex County, New Jersey   area) to Catharine
"Tiney" (surname not learned). He brought his family  south  with his brother, Cornelius
Vanover, in the 1780's. He and his family are listed in the records of Franklin, Roanoke,
and Montgomery Counties in Virginia.  He was a minister. Issue :
       i.   Cornelius Vanover; died 1797; married 10 October 1795, Nancy Moody, surety
Edmund Moody; issue:
            a. Cornelius Vanover; born 1794-1798 (age 16-26 in Kentucky Census, at which
time this Cornelius is living next to Joseph Edmond, and Stephen Moody).
       ii.  Henry Vanover; married Nancy Goins.
       iii. Enoch Mattson Vanover; married Amy Hall.
       iv.  Sarah  Vanover;  married  2  August  1803, in Montgomery County, Virginia, William
Hall, son of Asa Hall, Sr.
       v.   Mary  Vanover; married 31 July 1802, in Montgomery County, Virginia, Asa Hall, Sr.
vi.  John Vanover; married Polly Taylor.
       vii. Matthew Vanover. viii. George Vanover.
       ix.  Aleshey Vanover; married Joseph Ellison.
       x.   Christina Vanover; married Ezekiel Ellison.
       xi.  Hannah Vanover; married Christopher Askue.
       xii. Ruth Vanover; married Phillip Ascue.

(Numbers V-Xiir probable issue).

Christina Vanover4 (Cornelius3-l) was born 1754, in Somerset County New Jersey. She was
baptized in the Dutch Reformed Church of the North Branch, Somerset  County, New
Jersey, on 26 December 1754. She was named  in  the  typical Dutch fashion for her
paternal grandmother, Christina  "Styntje" (Hendricksen) Vanover. She married John
Sharps, son of John and Margaret Barbara Sharps of Greenwick, Township, Sussex
County, New Jersey. She died 16 November 1821 in Sussex County, New Jersey and is
buried along with some of her children in the Presbyterian Cemetery, Greenwich, New
Jersey (near Phillipsburg, New Jersey) John Sharp was born 6 Spetember 1752, in
Greenwich, Hunterdon (later Sussex) County, New Jersey. He died 3 October 1831, in
Sussex County, New Jersey. He is buried in the Presbyterian Cemetery, Greenwich (near
Phillipsburg, New Jersey) "He (John Sharps) became one of the most extensive land
owners in Sussex County,  New Jersey.   Among his holdings were the site of all the present
City of Phillipsburg, New Jersey, and the rich flat lands adjoining it.  May 9, 1795, he
bought from Andrew Pearce Of Virginia, one-half  interest in the  residue of a 1,215 tract
Of land for which an order for a survey of Joseph Kirbride had been made 10 March
1714-15. Joseph Kirkbride had sold this

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tract   to   John  Hutchinson,  his son-in-law, 10   September 1723, and John Hutchinson
had sold  it to John  Pearce,  father ùof Andrew Pearce,  13 October  1755,  who
conveyed   it to his son, John and. Andrew,  19 March  1776.  Andrew Pearce  conveyed
to John Sharps for $500 a one-half interest   in 339 acres of land.  6 February 1797, John
Pearce  and Anna ,  his wife, of Elizabeth Township, Allegheny County,  Pennsylvania, sold
to John Sharps the other one-half interest in this property, which he had agreed to sell
him 2 August 1792.  This land is described  as lying in "Dudder's Land" on the  Lopitcumg
Creek. 4 March  1800, he bought from William Fox for $200 all his interest in the lands of
John Peter Fox,    father of Wilhe Im, 104 acres. John and  Cristiana (Van Over)  Sharps
sold  23 acres of the lands they had  pruchased from Andrew  and  Johnb  Pearce  to
Valentine  Beidelman  of  Greenwich, New Jersey,  and on these  lands the famous
Beidelman   Mills were built. 15 January 1807, John and Christiana (Van Over) Sharps
deeded to their son, John, 351 acres of land at a valuation of  14,000,  and on  the same
day  they deeded to  their  son, Christian,   371  acres  at a valuation of  l3,500. 9 May
1816, John Sharps bought from George Beidelman a stone messuage and farm for
$12,800,   which,  1  December  1817,  he,  with his wife, Christiana,  deeded,  at   the
same  valuation  to  his  son-in-law, Robert Robins,  who  was  married to his  daughter,
Margaret,  1 May 1824,   John Sharps bought from Jacob and   Elizabeth Sommer of
Germantown, Pennsylvania, 79 acres of lot  17 in the Third
Division of lots in Kingston Township,  Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, and 45 acres of the
same division. These Kingston Township lands John Sharps and his second wife, Jamima
(Cornell) Sharps, deeded 2 October 1829, to his son-in-law, Isaac Carpenter, who was
married to his daughter, Elizabeth, at a valuation of $2,700.00 as the share of his
daughter, Elizabeth, in his estate. Mrs.  Christianna   (Van Over) Sharps,  the wife of John
Sharps, Jr ,  died 16 November 1821. He was married  (2) 18 February 1823   to Jamima
Cornell.  His  will was  made  28  December 1829, and probated 15 October 1831.  It
names his  wife, Jamima , and sons, Peter and Jacob, and his  daughter, Lucinda, not 18
years of age. It also names his grandsons, John Sharps  and Isaac, son of Philip Fine, Esq.
Adam Ramsay and S. Kennedy  signed the will  as witnesses  and  Peter  and Jacob
Sharps,  his  sons, were named as executors. Included in  the inventory of his estate were
notes of hand signed by James C. Helme, Isaac Carpenter, and Robert Robins (The
Michael Shoemaker Book (Schumacher); Williams T. Blair; International Textbook Press;
Scranton, Pennsylvania;  1924; pages pp. 431-435, pp. 755-756)

Issue:
15. i. Christian Sharps; born 12 November 1773; died 16 October
          1836; married Maria Elizabeth Winters.
        ii. John Sharps; born about  1775,   Greenwich New Jersey;  married Elizabeth
(surname not learned) ; issue: John  Sharps born 14 September 1801
16.   iii. Peter Sharps; married Elizabeth Horn.
        iv. Elizabeth Sharps; born 2 February 1782 Greenwich,

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Descendants of Cornelys Van Hovgem of Flatbush, Kings County, Long Island, New York

          Sussex County, New Jersey; died 17 September 1853;  married Isaac S. Carpenter.
17 . v. Margaret Sharps; born 23 June 1783; died 12 April 1850; married Robert Robins.
      vi. Sarah  Sharps; born 19 October 1785; died 25 November 1841;   married Joseph
Welch.
      vii. Halana Sharps; born  17 August 1788; died 5 April 1845;  married Philip Fine.
     viii. Anna Christine; born 5 December 1790; died 25 February 1865; married Martin
Hulshizer, son of John Martin  and Mary Margaret (Melick) Hulshizer.
18. ix. Jacob Sharps; born 22 September 1798; died 19 April 1843; married Sophia
Shipman.
       x. Lucinda Sharps; daughter of John Sharp and his second  wife Jamima (Cornell)
Sharps; was born after 1811; half-sister to the above nine children of John and
               Christina (Vanover) Sharps.

8.  Cornelius Vanover 5 (Cornelius 4-l) was born 1760-1765, in Sussex County, New Jersey.
He came south with his  father in the  1780's.  He  probably   married  in western  North
Carolina. He married Abby  Easterd who who was born 1760-1770.  She is
said to have been  Cherokee. Several Eastern Cherokee Applications of Catherine
Vanover) Perry's descendants state that Abby Easterd was a full-blooded Cherokee
Indian. She apparently died between 1840 and 1850 when she disappears from the
census records.  Cornelius Vanover appears  in the census records  of Ashe  County,
North Carolina,  for the   years 1810, 1820, and 1830.  He died after February 1833, and
apparently before the 1840 census was taken. Cornelius Vanover  was still living in
February 1833 (February Term 1833 of the  Ashe County, North Carolina Court) . Most of
the children from this marriage migrated westward.

Issue (probably not complete):
19. i.      Catherine Vanover; married Richard Perry.
20. ii.      Henry Vanover; married (1 ) name not learned and (2) Jane Austin.
21. iii.     Elijah Vanover; married and moved to Morgan (Owsley ?)
              County, Kentucky.
22. iv.     Mary Vanover; married Stephen Osborne.
23. v.     Cornelius Vanover; married Sarah Hill.
24. vi.     Daniel Vanover; married Nancy Collins.
     vii.     William Vanover.

9. Richard Vanover 5 (Cor nelius 4-l) was born 1776 (age 74 in 1850 census for Ashe
County, North Carolina) , in Sussex County, New Jersey.  He  came south with his parents
and other members of  the Vanover  family in  the 1780's.  He married Rebecca who
may have been a Roark. From  the census records, etc., this family appears to have lived
all their lives in Ashe County, North Carolina. They lived in the Laurel area in the extreme

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western portion of the county near the Tennessee border. Richard Vanover appears on
the 1815 Ashe County, North Carolina Tax List. In the 1820 Ashe County, North Carolina
Census his family is listed as follows: 1 male under 10 years of age, 1 male 10 16 years of
age, 1 male 16 - 18 years of age, 1 male 16  26 years of age, 1 male 26 45 years of age, 4
females under 10 years of age,  1 female 10 - 16 years of age, and 1 female 26-45 years
of    age.   In the 1850 Ashe County, North Carolina Census Richard's  place  of birth is
given as New Jersey and Rebecca's place of birth is given as North Carolina.   From the
1820 census Richard and Rebecca Vanover had 9 children born between 1794 and 1820
(4 sons and 5 daughters)

Issue:

25. i.    Charles Vanover; married (1 ) Elizabeth Taylor and (2) Caroline Ham.
26. ii.   Cornelius Vanover; married Mary Daugherty.
      iii.   Rebecca Vanover; married ___________ Cornett.
27. iv.  Sarah Vanover.
28. v.   Matthew Vanover; married Mary Pope.
29. vi.  Susannah Vanover; married Timothy Roark.
     vii.   Richard Vanover.
     viii.  Wesley Vanover.

           [Numbers i, ii, iv, v, and vi probable issue; numbers
           iii, vii and viii possible issue.

10. Mary Vanover 5 (Cornelius 4-l) was born in Sussex County, New Jersey about 1782 and
came south as a child, living for a time in Rowan County, North Carolina, before moving
to what is now Alleghany County, North Carolina, before 1800. She married
about 1802, William Taylor, son of John and Mary Taylor. He was born about 1775 in
Virginia. During the first years of their marriage, William and Mary (Vanover) Taylor lived
along New River in Grayson County on land deeded to them by William's father. About
1818, they moved over onto Elk Creek in what in now Alleghany County, North Carolina,
where it appears that William took over his father's old mill. The records of Little River
Baptist Church show that he became a member there in 1818. William Taylor made his
will October 17, 1823, leaving his home farm and the mill to his son John and the rest of
his property to be distributed among his children. He apparently died later in the same
year. After William' s death Mary (Vanover) Taylor moved back to Grayson County,
Virginia, living near her mother-in-law, Mary Taylor. The records of the settlement of her
estate in Grayson County, Virginia, show that she owned a large track of land and much
personal property, including slaves Tom and Aggy. William and Mary (Vanover) Taylor are
supposed to be buried on a ridge overlooking New River on their old farm in Alleghany
County, North Carolina.

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Issue:
30. i.     John Taylor; married Lucinda Ham.
      ii.   Abigbil Taylor; married William Ward.
31. iii.   Nancy Taylor; married Jefferson Osborne.
      iv.   Elizabeth Taylor; married William Ham.
32. v.    Malinda Taylor; married Emoch Ham.
33. vi.   Catherine Taylor; married George Osborne.
34, vii.  Bazel Taylor; married Nancy Ham.
35. viii.  Rena Taylor; married John Poe.

11,   Samuel Vanover 5 (Cornelius 4-l ) was born 1779 (age 71 in 1850  Pulaski County,
Kentucky Census) , in New Jersey, probably Sussex County. His  name appears on the the
1815 Tax List for Ashe  County,  North  Carolina,  and also  on the 1820 census of
Ashe  County,  North Carolina.  He married  Lucretia (surname not learned). They were
probably married   in the western North Carolina  area. Lucretia Vanover was born 1781,
in North Carolina (age 69   in 1850  census) . In 1820, his family is listed as follows:  3 males
under 10 years of age, 1 male between 10 and 16 years  of age, 1  male 16 to 18 years
of age, ? ma le 16 to 26 years  of age,  1  male over 45, 4 females under 10   years of
age, 1 female 10 to 16 years of age, and 1  female over  45 years of age.  This  census
record suggest  that  Samuel and   Lucretia Vanover  had  at  least  11  children.  Samuel
and  Lucretia Vanover appear   in the   Pulaski County, Kentucky,  census for 1850 and
7860.   In the  1860 census, Samuel Vanover is listed as having been born in New Jersey.
Both Samuel and Lucretia after 1860 when they disappear from the census records.

Issue (not complete):
36. i.      William Vanover; married (1) Sarah Ferry (?) and (2)  Mary Ridener.
      ii.     Abigail Vanover; married John Rose.
      iii.     John Vanover; married Jane Ferry.
37. iv.    Eli Vanover; married Sidney A. B. Jones.
38.   v.  Cornelius Vanover; married Mary "Polly" Taylor.
       vi.   Milly J. Vanover; married George W. Ridener.
      vii.   Tobitha Vanover; married Henry Ferry.
     viii.   Nancy Vanover; married John Ferry.

            lNumbers i,   iii, iv, and v probable issue; numbers
            ii, vi, vii,  and viii possible issue.

12. William Vanover 5  (Cornelius 4-1) was born 1780-90, in North Carolina,  and   died
October 1867,   at  Cutshin,   Perry  County, Kentucky,   while  engaged in making
molasses.   He married  (1) Susanna White.  She was born 1790-1800,   in North Carolina,
and died in 1832/33,  near "Russell Old Court House" in Russell County,
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Descendants of CorneIys Van Hovgem of Flatbush, Kings County, Long Island, New York

Virginia. He married (2) Jane (Lucas) Gibson, widow of "Poor" Tom Gibson of Russell
County, Virginia. William and Jane (Lucas) Vanover were married in Russell County,
Virginia about 1833 by Rev. David Jessee, "Minister Baptist of the Gospel". William and
Susanna  (White) Vanover had seven children. William and Jane (Lucas) Vanover had
three children that have been identified, William and Susanna (White) Vanover lived in
Ashe County, North Carolina, before moving into Russell County, Virginia, living on
McClures Creek. William Vanover and his second wife, Jane (Lucas) Vanover  lived in
Russell County until about 1850, when they migrated to  Letcher County, Kentucky, where
they appear in the 1850 census. William Vanover is first mentioned in the records when he
is appointed administrator of his father's will in 1817. William Vanover and his family first
appear; in the census records of Virginia in 1830, in Russell County, he was a private in the
War of  1812, and served under Captain Gideon Lewis of Ashe County, North Carolina.
Issue (by Susanna White):
39.    i.    Samuel Vanover; married (1) Caroline Dale and (2) Susan "Sallie" Baker.
40.    ii.   Nancy Vanover; married Nelse Sutherland.
       iii.  Betsey Vanover; married Elgin Ely.
       iv.   Polly Vanover; married James Estep.
       v.    Eli Vanover; married Clarice Lewis.
       vi.   Catherine Vanover.
       vii.  Alex Vanover.

Issue (by second marriage):

42.    viii. Eliza vanover; married Aaron Lucus.
43.    ix.   William Vanover; married (1) Elizabeth Lecus (2) Neva Johnson.
       x.    Archibald Vanover.

INumbers iii, iv,  and vi probable issue.

Enoch  Mattson  Vanover5 (Henry4,  Cornelius3\'a91)  was  born circa 1784, in Virginia.
He married 20 August 1803, in Montgomery County.  Virginia,  Amy Hall, daughter of Asa
and Sarah  (Adams) Thomas McCray  substituted  for  Enoch  Vanover in the War of 1812.
This family moved from Virginia to Indiana.Issue:
       i.    Sarah  Vanover; born 1804-1810; married 28 January 1823, Richard Maddox.
       ii.   Mary  Jane  Vanover; born 1804-1810; married Washington Kincaid.
       iii.  Enoch Mattson Vanover, Jr.; born 1810 1815; married Margaret Chapman.
44.    iv.   Asa Henry Vanover; born 14 March 1813 Montgomary County, Virginia;  married
________?_________  Lynin; moved to Indiana in 1849.
       v.    Thomas Vanovey; born 1810-1815; married 30 April 1829, Nancy Hall, daughter of
Leonard Hall.

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     vi.   Christina Hageuman Vanover; born 20 August 1817, Montgomery County, Virginia;
died 24 September 1896, Rosefield TWP, Peoria Illinois, buried Cottonwood County;
married David Harper.       vii.  Henry Vanover; born 1810-1815, Montgomery County
Virginia; married 15 September 1827, Kezia McDaniel; issue: James Vanover and William
W. Vanover.
     viii. Elizabeth Vanover; born 1810-1820; married 16 December 1841, in Indiana, James
Kincaid.

14.  Mary Vanover5  (Henry4, Cornelius3-l) married 31 July 1802, in Montgomery County,
Virginia, Asa Hall, Sr, She was his second wife. His first wife was Sarah Adams. "Asa  Hall
and Jesse Hall, his  brother, came from New York to the Roanoke Valley in Virginia about
1790 ... They acquired land on the North Fork of Roanoke ... and although [Asa Hall, Sr.]
the owner of extensive lands ... he died a poor man.  He was seventy-two in January,
1831, when  he  made a  declaration applying for a pension for services in the
Revolution.  He was in Captain Nathan Pearce's Company in Duchess County, New York
and served at Long Island, White Plains and Stony Point, and aided in taking Burgoyne
...and had no income except what he derived from his own labor on a poor bit of land
on and amid the steep mountains which but for the improvements in houses and fences
would sell for scarcely more than fifty dollars. The schedule of his personal estate was one
mare and colt, $55; three cows and two calves, $24; seven head of sheep, $5; seven
head of hogs, $5, The management of the  mountain land devolved upon his sons, Asa
Hall, Jr., and Jesse C. Hall," (Kegley's  Virginia  Frontier; pp . 611-612.) Asa Hall and his first
wife, Sarah ( Adams ) Hall had the following children: David Hall, William Hall who married
Sarah Vanover, Amy Hall who married Enoch Vanover, Elizabeth Hall, Sarah Hall,
Susannah  Hall, Lucinda  Hall, and Asa Hall, Jr.
Issue:

      i.    Benjamin Hall, married Sarah Bones.
      ii.   Martha Hall; married James Graham.
      iii.  Christina Hall; married John Jewell.
      iv.   Mary Hall; married William Jewell.

15, Christian Sharps5 (Christina Vanover4, Cornelius3-l) was born  12 November 1773, in
Greenwich, Sussex County, New Jersey, and died  16 October 1836. He married Elizabeth
Winters. She was born 22 May  1786, and died 27 May 1857. When Christian Sharps died,
his brother, Jacob Sharps, was appointed administrator of his estate.  The inventory of
Christian Sharps was filed 9 November 1836, and approved 14 November 1836. The family
burial plot of Christian and Elizabeth (Winters) Sharps is in St, James Cemetery, near
Phillipsburg, New Jersey.

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Issue:

      i.     Sarah Sharps; married 4 March 1819, Philip Carpenter(born 1 October 1796;
baptized 2              December 1796) son of John and Margaret (Fine) Carpenter.
      ii.    Christianna  Sharps;  married  Joseph  Jacob  Carpenter (born 8 August 1796;
baptized 12 August 1796) son of Jacob and Anna Elizabeth Carpenter.
      iii.   Mercy Sharps; born October 1800; baptized 17 May 1801; probably died young.
      iv.    Margaret Sharps; married Philip Driesbach.
      v.     Halana Sharps; born 15 August 1804; died 15 April 1876; married  Andrew Hushizer
(born 29 January 1800; died 12 April 1883), son of John Martin and  Mary argaret
(Melick) Hulshizer.
      vi.    Henry Sharps; born 19 January 1806; died 19 October 1869; never married.
      vii.   Mary Sharps; married Robert Davidson. viii, Rhoda Sharps; married Dr. John iller. ix.
Anna Sharps.
      x.     John Sharps.
      xi.    Elizabeth Sharps.
      xii.   William Sharps.

16. Peter Sharps (Christina Vanover4, Cornelius3-l)  was born in  Sussex County, New
Jersey, He married Elizabeth Horn. He was for a number of years a merchant miller at
Stewartsville, New Jersey,  He later moved to Ithaca, New York, Issue:

      i.     Christopher Jonn Sharps; Inventor and manufacturer of the Sharps' repeating rifle,
Connecticut. He later was associated in business with his nephew, General James
Stewart.
      ii.    Mary Sharps; married 31 May 1821, James Stewart, son of Lieutenant Thomas and
Rachel (De Wees) Stewart.
      iii.   John Peter Sharps; married Mary Roseberry.
      iv.    Eliza Sharps; died young.

17.  Margaret Sharps5 (Christina Vanover4, Cornelius3-2-l) was born 23 June 1783, in
Greenwich, Sussex County, New Jersey. She married  Robert Robins. He was born 6
January 1777, in Greenwich, Sussex County, New Jersey, and died 16 April 1856, in
Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. "Robert and Margaret (Sharps) Robins removed from
Greenwich, New Jersey, to the Wyoming Valley, Pennsylvania; previous to 1805, and
settled near the site of the Borough of  Ashley, Pennsylvania. He owned Lots 12, 30, and
31, in the Second Division of Hanover Township, and 28 March 1811, was granted a
patent by the Commenwealth. In 1816 he added 40 acres to his holdings by purchase
from Frederick Wagle and Benjamin Carey. 30 April 1818, then of Greenwich, New Jersey,
he sold 200(?) acres of his Hanover lands to Christian Mensch

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of Hanover. This deed was signed in the presence of John Sharps and  George Ihrie. 1
December 1817 He bought from his father-in-law,  John Sharps, for $12,800, in Greenwich,
Sussex County, New Jersey, With his family he remained there until about 1837, when with
his wife and a number of their children, they returned to the Wyoming Valley. 7 April 1837,
he bought from Marmaduke Pearce 231 acres of land lying on the south bank of the
eastern branch of Nanticoke Creek in Hanover Township, a part of a Washington Lee
patent. He also bought 4 April 1837, from John L. Butler, parts of Lots 14 and 15, 138 acres
of which lay along the Susquehanna River. He died near Nanticoke, Pennsylvania, 16
APril  1856. His wife, Mrs,  Margaret  (Sharps) Robins, died 12 April 1850, They are buried in
Hanover, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, Cemetery (The Michael Shoemaker Book
(Schumacher); Williams T. Blair; International Textbood Press; Scranton, Pennsylvania; 1924
pp. 755-756)
Issue:

46.     i.    John Sharps Robins; married Sarah Carter.
        ii.   Dr. Cornelius Robins: born 10 February 1805, in Hanover, Pennsylvania; died from
injuries received when thrown from a carriage, at midnight, while returning from a
visit to a patient in the "Hanover Mountains," 17 August 1855; buried Hanover
Cemetery, Luzerne County, Pennsylvanie; never married.
        iii.  Jonathan Robins; married Elizabeth Winters.
        iv.   Christianna Robins; married Robert Hornbecker.
        v.    Peter Sharps Robins; married Elizabeth Arndt Stewart.
        vi.   Isaac Robins; married Margaret Keithline.
        vii.  Jacob Robins; married Maria Line.
        viii. Elizabeth Robins; married Philip Hartung.
        ix.   Robert Robins; married Eleanor Houpt.
        x.    William  Robins; married (1) Margaret Albertson and (2) Josephine George.

18. Jacob Sharps5 (Christina Vanover 4, Cornelius 3-1) was born 22  September 1798, in
Greenwich, Sussex County, New Jersey, and died 19 April 1843. He married in March 1921,
Sophia Shipman, daughter of Isaac and Mary (Fine) Shipman. She was born 13 May 1805,
and died 31 October 1873. Jacob and Sophia (Shipman) Sharps are buried  in the St.
James Cemetery (Straw) at Phillipsburg, New Jersey. Issue:

     i.    Mary Margaret Sharps; born 25 March 1823; married William B. Shimer (born 28
August            1820; died 7 October 1887), son of John Lerch and Susannah (Schweitzer)
Shimer.
     ii.   William Shipman Pursell Sharps; born 18 Feruary 1827; died 6 Janaury 1857; married
Henrietta Roseberry.
     iii.  Isaac Sharps.
     iv.   Dr. John Sharps; born 13 May 1833; baptized 9 November 1833; married Mary
Martha            Shimer, daughter of Robert K. and Mary A. (Carpenter) Shimer.
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19. Catherine Vanover 6 (Cornelius 5-l) was born about 1784, In North Carolina, and died
prior to 11 April 1867, in Ashe County, North Carolina, She married 10 (12?) July 1806,
Richard Perry. The Perry family lived on Praters Creek in Ashe (now Allegheny) County,
North  Carolina. Richard Perry was born 1780-1784 and died at the end of August
1833(36?), in Ashe County, North  Carolina. He served in the War of 1812 under Captain
Gideon Lewis in the 5th North  Carolina Regiment. In 1855, Catherine (Vanover) Perry
applied for 160 acres of bounty land based on Richard Perry's service. Several
descendants, of Richard and Catherine (Vanover) Perry stated in E. C. A.'s that Catherine
(Vanover) Perry's mother was Abby Easterd, a Cherokee Indian, In Ashe County, North
Carolina, on 11  April 1867, Solomon Perry was appointed administrator of Catherine
Perry, desceased. The heirs of Richard and Catherine (Vanover) Perry are listed in her
estate papers.
Issue:

53.      i.    Solomon Perry: married (1) Elizabeth Ham and (2) Tobitha Ham.
54.      ii.   Milly Ferry; married John Eldridge.
55.      iii.  John Ferry; married Nancy Vanover.
         iv.   Matthew Ferry.
56.      v.    Abigail Ferry; married Richard Ferry.
57.      vi.   Jane Ferry; married John Vanover.
58.      vii.  Catherine Ferry; married Thomas Eldrith.
59.      viii. Mary Ferry; married William Taylor.
         ix.   William Ferry.

20. Henry Vanover 6  (Cornelius5-l) was born 1790-1800, in North Carolina. He was a
Baptist minister.  He married (1)_______?_______ and (2) Jane Austin, daughter of
Bartholemew and Anne (Reeves) Austin. He lived on Cranberry Creek, Ashe County,
North Carolina. Henry Vanover is know to have had three sons and three daughters.
Three of these children have been identified.
Issue (by first wife; probably not complete):

          i.   Catherine Vanover.
          ii.  John P. Vanover  married (1) Catherine (surname not learned) and (2) on 14
December 1889 Nancy Vance.
          iii. Nancy Vanover; married Kelly Keel.

21.  Elijah Vanover6 (Cornelius5-l) was born 1794/1800, in North Carolina. He moved to
Owsley County, Kentucky. He is apparently the  Elijah Vanover who is found in the 1860
Morgen County, Kentucky Census. In his household are Mary (age 47, born 1813, in North
Carolina) who may be his wife, E. Williams (age 7, born 1853, in Kentucky), and Susan
Lunsford (age 75, born 1785, in North Carolina). He is reported to have lived to an
advanced age.
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Issue (from 1830 census):

           i.   (Female) Vanover; born 1815-1820, in North Carolina.
           ii.  (Female) Vanover; born 1825-1830, in North Carolina.

22.   Mary Vanover6 (Cornelius5-l)was born 9 November 1800, She married 4 December
1819, Stephen and died 19 February 1892.  She marr Osborne, son of Jonathan and Mary
Osborne. He was born 21 February 1801, and died 20 December 1892. This family lived in
Ashe County, North Carolina, where many of their descendants live today.
Issue:

           i.    Alvin Osborne; born 13 March 1821; died 8 June 1850; married Sarah Thomas.
           ii.   Jonathan Osborne; born 7 March 1823; died 27 August 1835.
           iii.  Richard Osborne; born 1825; married Delphia Cox.
           iv.   Isabel Osborne; married John Castle.
           v.    James Osborne; born 22 January 1828; died 29 April 1843.
           vi.   William Osborne; born 22 April 1873; died 30 July 1873; married Elizabeth Cole.
           vii.  Mary Osborne; born 13 April 1832; married Wilburn Cole.
           viii. Rebecca Osborne; born 7 April 1834; married (1) James Cole and (2) Nathan
Ward.
           ix.   Hannah  Osborne; born 16 March 1836: married John Wilson.
           x.    Alfred  Osborne; born 23 July 1838; died 28  January 1874; married Nancy
Roark.
           xi.   George Osborne; born 30 November 1840; died 26 August 1909; married Mary
Ann                  Wilson.
           xii.  Aris Osborne; born 13 July 1843; married Elizabeth Osborne.

23,  Cornelius Vanover6 (Cornelius5-l) was born 1797, in  South Carolina, and died 12
March 1870, in Wise (now Dickenson) County, Virginia. He was a farmer, herb doctor,
and operated a grist mill. He married Sarah Hill. She was born 1797, in North Carolina;
died 12 December 1888 in Dickenson County, Virginia. Sarah (Hill) Vanover's father was
probably the William Hill who is listed in the 1820 Ashe County, North Carolina Census. On
22 May  1858, Cornelius and Sarah (Hill) Vanover deeded 1 acre of land on the southside
of Pound River to the trustees of the Primitive Baptist Church. Cornelius was a deacon on
this church. Both are buried in the family cemetery on the family farm. They migrated
from North Carolina to Russell (now Dickenson) County, Virginia, about 1845 and lived
near the mouth Of Georges Fork Creek of Pound River.
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Issue:
61. i.       Nancy Vanover;  married Zebadee Poe.
62. ii.      John H. "Huffy  John" Vanover; married Keziah Landreth.
63. iii.     Henry Vanover;  married Rhoda Long.
64. iv.     William Vanover;  married   (1)   Elizabeth Howell and
             (2) Cassander Maxwell.
65. v.       Charlotte Vanover; married Joel Long.
66. vi.      Eli Vanover; married Ollie Mullins.
67. vii.     Mary vanover; married Marshall "Big Foot" Mullins.
68. viii.    Elizabeth   "Betty"   Vanover;   married  Andrew  Jackson  "Jackson" Phipps.
69. ix.      Welsey Vanover; married Martha Fleming.
70. x.       Lucy Vanover; married George Washington "Wash" Phipps.
    xi.      Cornelius Vanover born 1815-1820; married by 1840; issue (probably not
complete):            a. Female Vanover; born 1835-1840, (under 5 in 1840 census)

24. Daniel Vanover 6 (Cornelius 5-l) was born 1799, in North Carolina.    By 1830, Daniel
Vanover and his family had migrated to Pike County, Kentucky. He married Nancy
Collins. She was born 1797, in North Carolina. Both died after 1870 and apparently
before the 1880 census was taken ( their names appear  in the 1870 census but not in the
1880 census) . He was a farmer. According to their descendants, Daniel and Nancy
(Collins)  Vanover are buried in the #3 Cemetery, Jenkins, Letcher County, Kentucky.

Issue:
             John Vanover; married (1 ) Nancy (surname not learned)  and (2) Susannah
(surname not learned)
72. ii.      Rebecca Vanover;  married Marshall Mullins.
73. iii.     William " Wolfy  Bill" Vanover; married Sarah Ann  Estep.
74. iv.      Cornelius Vanover; married Margaret "Peggy" Johnson.
75. v.       Mary "Polly" Vanover; married Anderson J. Estep.
     vi.     Nancy Vanover; born 1830, in Pike County, Kentucky.
76. vii.     Margaret "Peggy" Vanover; married Elias Branham.
77. viii.    Henry Vanover; married Jane Bentley.
78. ix.      Elijah Vanover; married Nancy Mullins.
79. x.       David "Long Dave" Vanover; married Mary Mullins.

25. Charles Vanover6 (Richard 5, Cornelius 4-1. [See page 233.
26. Cornelius Vanover 6 (Richard 5, Cornelius 4-l. [See page 233.
27. Sarah Vanover 6 (Richard 5, Cornelius 4-l. [See page 234.
28. Matthew Vanover 6 (Richard 5, Cornelius 4-l. [See page 234.

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29. Susannah Vanover 6 (Richard 5, Cornelius 4-l) was born 1812 (age 38 in 1850 Ashe
County Census) in North Carolina.  She married Timothy Roark. He was born 1811 (age 39
in 1850 Ashe County Census) . This family lived in the Laurel area of Ashe County,
North Carolina, near Richard and Rebecca Vanover.

Issue:
i.      William Roark born 1837, North Carolina.
ii.     Abigail Roark born 1838 North Carolina; married  22 December 1868, Wiley Osborne,
son of Ezekiel and Hannah (Lewis) Osborne.
iii.    Rebecca Roark; born 1841, North Carolina.
 iv.    Ephraim Roark; born 1843, North Carolina.
v.      Margaret Roark; born 1846, North Carolina.
vi.     Lydia Roark; born 1849, North Carolina.
vii.    Zachariah Roark; born 1854, North Carolina; married 15 November 1896
        Oma Price.
viii.   Stephen Roark born 1856, North Carolina.

30. John Taylor 6 (Mary Vanover 5 , Cornelius 4-l) was born about 1802, and died in the
1870' s in  Grayson County, Virginia. He married Lucinda Ham, daughter of  John and
Sarah (Landreth) Ham of Grayson County, Virginia. She  was born about 1812 in Grayson
County, Virginia, and died there December 1879.

Issue:
i.      Bazwell Taylor; married Mary  ___________________
ii.     Zachariah Taylor; married Rebecca ________________
iii.    Benjamin Taylor; married Polly  ___________________
iv.     David Taylor; married (1) Betty  Billings and (2) Laura Porter.
   v.   Rachel Taylor; married Osborn Anders.
   vi.  Jackson Taylor; married Francis __________________
 vii.   William Taylor; born 1851
viii.   Mary J. Taylor; born 20 May 1854 (Grayson County,
        Virginia, Birth Records)
 
Nancy Taylor 6 (Mary Vanover 5, Cornelius 4-1) was born about 1808. She married
Jefferson Osborne, son of Zachariah and Charity (Reeves) Osborne. He was born about
1810.

Issue:
i.      Hiram Osborne; born about 1844, North Carolina.
ii.     Polly Osborne; born about 1846, Virginia.
iii.    Elizabeth Osborne; born about 1851, Virginia.
 iv.    George D. Osborne; born about 1855, virginia.
 v.     Enoch R. Osborne; born about 1858, Virginia.
 
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70. Lucy Vanover7 (Cornelius6-l) was born 1 May 1838, in Ashe County, North Carolina.
She died after 1900, as she is listed in the 1900 Census for Dickenson County, Virginia. She
married George Washington Phipps, son of David Cox and Dorcas (Stamper) Phipps, He
was born 17 July 1831, in North Carolina, and died before 1900. His name does not
appear in the 1900 Dickenson County Census. Issue:
159.    i.   Martha A. Phipps; married Preston Mullins.
       ii.   Andrew J. Phipps; married America Alice Bentley.
160.  iii.   Alex Marion Phipps; married (1) Amy Belcher and (2) Maggie Short.
161.   iv.   Eli P. Phipps married Sarah Senter.
        v.   Sarah E. Phipps married A. D. Tackett.
       vi.   Susan C. Phipps married T. C. Ramey.
162.  vii.   Ordealy "Deeley" Phipps married Jack Bryant.
      viii.  Cintha  E.  Phipps married  (1)  Isom Mullins and (2) Jim Hogston.
       ix.   Noah Phipps.
        x.   Sherman Phipps married Eliza Hill.
163.   xi.   Melvin M. Phipps married Louisa Stanley.
      xii.   Mary J. Phipps born 1880; died young.

71. John Vanover7 (Daniel6, Cosnelius5-l) was born 1816 (age 34 in 1850 Pike County,
Kentucky Census), in Ashe County, North Carolina. He married (1) Nancy  (surname not
learned) and (2) Susannah (surname not learned). Susannah was born 1817 (age 33  in
1850 Pike County, Kentucky Census), in Virginia, John Vanover's family first appears on the
census records in 1840, as follows: 1 male under 5 years of age; 1 male 20 to 30 years of
age, 1 female under 5 years of age, and 1 female 20 to 30 years of age. John and
Susannah Vanover appear in the 1850, 1870, and 1880  Pike County, Kentucky Census.
They lived on Beefhide Creek, Pike County, Kentucky. Issue (from census records, may not
be complete):
      i.   William A. Vanover; born 1835 (age 15 in 1850)
      ii.  Mary Vanover; born 1836 (age 14 in 1850)
      iii. Alexander Vanover; born 1838 (age 12 in 1850)
      iv.  Daniel  S.  Vanover;  born  1840; married Mazy Vanover, daughter of Henry and
Rhoda            (Long) Vanover.
      v.   Henry C. Vanover; born 1841 (age 9 in 1850)
      vi.  Cela A, Vanover; born 1844 (age 6 in 1850)
      vii. Flemming Vanover; born 1845 (age 5 in 1850)
      viii.James Vanover; born 1848 (age 2 in 1850)
      ix.  Melvin Vanover; born 1850 (age 2/12 in 1850)
      x.   Ruben Vanover; born 1855 (age 15 in 1870)
      xi.  Isaac Vanover; born 1858 (age 12 in 1870)
      xii. John Vanover; born 1864 (age 6 in 1870)
      xiii.Elizabeth Vanover; born 1867 (age 3 in 1870)

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73.  William "Wolfy Bill" Vanover7 (Daniel6, Cornelius5-1) born 1824  (age 36 in  1860 Pike
County, Kentucky Census). He married 21 December 1849, in Pike  County, Kentucky,
Sarah Ann Estep. She was born 1824 (age 36 in 1860 Pike County, Kentucky Census), in
Virginia. He was a farmer and they live on Shelby Creek, Pike County, Kentucky.Issue
(from census records; probably not complete):
        i.     Bethany Vanover; born 1857 (age 3 in 1860), Pike County, Kentucky.
       ii.     William B. Vanover; born 1860 (age 10 in 1870), Pike County, Kentucky.
      iii.     Denny Vanover; born 1866 (age 4 in 1870), Pike County, Kentucky.
       iv.     Kathy Vanover; born 1869 (age 1 in 1870), Pike County, Kentucky.
        v.     Mary Vanover; born 1872 (age 8 in 1880), Pike County, Kentucky.
74,   Cornelius Vanover7 (DanielG, Cornelius5-l) was born 1825 (age 25 in 1850 Pike
County, Kentucky Census). He married 28 December 1841, Margaret "Peggy" Johnson,
daughter of John Johnson, She was born 1829 (age 21 in 1850 Pike County, Kentucky
Census) in Kentucky. They are first listed in the census records in 1850 in Pike County,
Kentucky.
Issue (from census records):
         i.   Christina "Tina" Vanover; born 1846 (age 4 in 1850), Pike County, Kentucky.
        ii.   David "Red Dave" Vanover; born 1848 (age 2 in 1850), Virginia; married Jane
Bentley; issue: Daniel, May, Milburn, Boyd, and Henry.
        iii.  Lucinda Vanover; born 1849 (age 1 in 1850), Virginia; never married.
        iv.   John H. Vanover; born 1853 (age 7 in 1860), Kentucky; married Polly Anne
Gibson; issue: Daniel May, Cornelius, Georgie, Anderson, Jennie, Peggy
Jane, Lucinda, and Emma.
         v.   Cornelius "Neely" Vanover; born 1854 (age 16, in 1870); married Sallie
Branham; issue: Cornelius, Teeny, and Nancy Jane.
         vi.  Elizabeth Vanover; born 1861 (age 9 in 1870)
        vii.  William S. Vanover; born 1864 (age 6 in 1870); married Nancy Armenia
Vance; issue: Cinda, Lina, Ruthia, Rissie, Almira, and Ezra.
       viii.  Mary Ann Vanover; born 1867 (age 3 in 1870)
         ix.  Daniel Vanover; born 1868 (age 2 in 1870)
         x.   Nancy Vanover; born 1870 (age 3/12 in 1870)
         xi.  Jane Vanover; married Sam Boggs; no issue.
        xii.  Jane Vanover; married Joe Anderson; issue; Henry, Macey, and others.
(Number v-x all born Wise County, Virginia.)

 
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Mary "Polly" Vanover7 (Daniel6, Cornelius5-l) was born (age 23 in 1850 census) in Pike
County, Kentucky. She died after 1900, as she is listed in the household of her daughter,
Sarah Matilda (Estep) Vanover in the 1900 census.She married 13 April 1848, in Letcher
County, Kentucky, Anderso J, Estep, a son of James and  Sarah (Frazier) Estep. He was
born 1826, in Tazewell County, Virginia. Anderson J. and Mar "Polly"(Vanover) Estep lived
in the area of Shelby Gap, Kentucky during the Civil War,
Issue:
       i.    Nancy  Jane  Estep  born 1849; married 24 November 1866, William Belcher.
       ii.   Sarah Matilda Estep born 1851; married 8 June 1870, William Johnson Vanover.
iii.   Polly Louranza Estep born 1859; married 10 May 1879, Ira Mullins; both were killed
in the Pound Gap Massacre on 14 May 1892.
169.   iv.   Ruth  Louraney/Lorraine Estep born 1862; died 28 December 1947; married 31
December 1880; Joseph Alexander Vanover.

76. Margaret "Peggy" Vanover7 (Daniel6, Cornelius5-l) was born 1833 (age 17 in 1850
Russell County, Virginia Census), in Pike County, Kentucky. She married 31 December
1854, Elias Branham. He  was born 1828 (age 52 in 1880 Pike County, Kentucky Census), in
Virginia. They lived in Pike County, Kentucky.
Issue (from 1880 Pike County, Kentucky Census; probably not complete):
       i.    John Branham; born 1856 (age 24 in 1880)
       ii.   Nancy Branham; born 1862 (age 18 in 1880)
       iii.  Charlotte Branham; born 1867 (age 13 in 1880)
       iv.   Easter Branham; born 1868 (age 12 in 1880)
       v.    Susan Branham; born 1872 (age 8 in 1880)
       vi.   Elijah Branham; born 1876 (age 4 in 1880)
       vii.  Rosa A. Branham; born 1879 (age 1 in 1880)

77, Henry Vanover7 (Daniel6, Cornelius5-l ) was born 1835 (age 15  in 1850 Pike
County,Kentucky Census), in Pike County, Kentucky. He married 21 March 1867, Jane
Bentley, She was born 29 October 1849, and died 14 February 1930, Henry Vanover
served in the Union Army during the Civil War, and as a magistrate after the war. The
government deeded him 900 acres of land for his services to the Union Army. The land lay
2 miles north Of the present town of Jenkins, Kentucky, and included the present Site of
Burdine, East Jenkins and # 3. Henry was ambused and killed in June 1887. He was buried
at #3 cemetery and according
 

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FAMILY

Descendants of Cornelys Van Hovgem of Flatbush, Kings County, Long Island. New York
 

to family tradition is buried between the graves of his parents, Daniel and Nancy (Collins)
Vanover. After Henry' s death, his wife, Jane (Bentley) Vanover, deeded their large farm
to their
nine children. Jane (Bentley) Vanover is buried in the Vanover Cemetery in East Jenkins,
Kentucky.

Issue:
170. i.     Evermon Jake Vanover; married (1) Ellen Blevins,
            (2) Mary Trusty, and (3) Emeline Caldwell.
171. ii.    Katherine Vanover; married Henon Fleming.
172. iii.   Vannie Vanover; married Newt Fannin.
173. iv.    Grant Vanover; married Hulda Ratliff.
174. v.     Patrick Hagan Vanover; married Virginia Ratliff.
     vi.    Cynthia Vanover; born 10 December 1877; died 2
            February 1957; buried in the Vanover Cemetery, East
            Jenkins, Letcher County, Kentucky; married (1) Sam
            Bentley and (2) John Tucker; no issue.
175. vii.   Henry Melvin "Sam" Vanover; married (1) Eliza Wright
            and (2) Tilda (Mullins) Wright.
176. viii.  Elba "Bob" Vanover; married Elizabeth Holbrook.
177. ix.    Sarah "Sallie" Vanover; married H. F. Keathley.
 

78. Elijah Vanover 7 (Daniel 6, Cornelius 5-l) was born 1838, in Pike County, Kentucky. He
married 31 July 1856, Wise County, Virginia, Nancy Mullins, daughter of James Mullins. She
was born 1838, Pike County, Kentucky. Issue (probably not complete):

          i.     Henry Vanover; born 1857, Pike County, Kentucky.
          ii.    Martha J. Vanover; born 1859, Pike County, Kentucky.
178.      iii.   Perlina Vanover; married Richard C. Mills.

79.    David "Long Dave" Vanover 7( Daniel 6, Cornelius 5-1) was born 1840, in Kentucky
(1860 Pike County, Kentucky Census) He married Mary Mullins. She was born 1841, in
Kentucky.

Issue (probably not complete):
        i.    Marion Vanover; born 1860, Pike County, Kentucky.
        ii.   McCelland Vanover; born 1864, Pike County, Kentucky.
       iii.   Ira Vanover; born 1867, Pike County, Kentucky.

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80. Cornelius Vanover7 (Charles6, Richard 5, Cornelius 4-1) was born 1825/1830, in Ashe
County, North Carolina. He married 19 July 1857, in Jasper County, Illinois, Emaline
Heaton.

Issue (probably not complete):
i.    Joseph Jefferson Vanover; born 8 May 1859,  Ballair, Illinois; died  6:10 A.M. 8 October
1846,  Greenup, Cumberland  County, Illinois; buried Liberty Hill  Cemetery,
 Greenup, Cumberland County, Illinois; carpenter;  married Mattie __________ (age 75
years  old, 8 October 1946).
 
81, Jacob Vanover 7 (Charles 6, Richard 5, Cornelius 4-1) was born

1827, in Ashe County,  North Caroli'na. He died in 1895. He was a farmer and was  living in
Ashe County, North Carolina, in 1870 and 1880. In 1880,  he and his family were living   in
the  Horse Creek section of  Ashe County, North Carolina. He also lived prior to 1870 in
Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois. He married 16 August 1853, in Pulaski County, Kentucky,
Lucretia Perry, daughter of Solomon and  Nancy ? Perry. The Solomon Perry, aged 60 in
the 1850 Pulaski County, Kentucky Census, may be Lucretia (Perry) Vanover' s father.   We
do know from her death  certificate that  her parents were Solomon and Nancy Perry
and  that she was born in North Carolina. Lucretia (Perry) Vanover  was born 11 July 1836,
in North Carolina, and died 10 September 1920, in Robinson, Crawford County, Illinois. She
was buried in the Oak Grove Cemetery, Robinson, Crawford County, Illinois.

Issue:
        i.  Surrilda Vanover; born 1855 (age 15 in 1870 Ashe County, North Carolina
            Census)
179. ii.  Elizabeth Vanover; born 20 April 1856, in Ohio; died 26 January 1936; married
            John Roark.
      iii.  Nancy Vanover; born 1859 (age 11 in 1870 Ashe County, North Carolina Census)
       iv.  William Vanover; born 1863 (age 17 in 1880 Ashe County, North Carolina
             Census)
        v.  Jacob Vanover; born 1867 (age 13 in 1880 Ashe County, North Carolina Census)
       vi. Marion Vanover; born 1872 (age 8 in 1880 Ashe County,  North Carolina Census)
      vii.  Charles Vanover; born 1874 (age 6 in 1880 Ashe County, North Carolina Census)
     viii,  Lu Creasy Vanover; born 1877 (age 3 in 1880 Ashe County, North Carolina
            Census)

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Descendants of Cornelys Van Hovgem of Flatbush, Kings County, Long Island, New York

in Ashe County, North Carolina. He married (1) Mary Ann (Roark)
Lewis,  daughter of  Charles and Lettie  (Jones) Roark, and widow
of William Lewis. He married (2)_____________ (3) Mrs. Anna
Neal in Illinois. He was a farmer.  He  and his family are listed
in the 1860 and 1870 Ashe County,  North Carolina Census.  The
children were all apparently born in Ashe County, North Carolina.
Issue (presumably by first wife):
         i.    Eveline Vanover; born 1854 (age 6 in 1860 census)
         ii.   Amanda Vanover; born 1857 (age 3  in 1860 census)
      iii.     Melvin Vanover; born 1861 (age 9  in 1870 census)
         iv.   Harrison  T. Vanover;  born:  3  February  1863;  died 27 April 1863.
               Wiley Elbert Vanover; born 1864 (age 6 in 1870 census)
         vi.   Mary Elizabeth Vanover; born 10 June 1866; died 2 November 1923;
               married Squire Millard Roark.
      vii.     Sarah Ellen Vanover; born 1869 (age 1 in 1870 census);
               married William Roark.
      viii.    Joel  Lee Vanover; married Pearl Roark.
         ix.   Lora   Alice Vanover; born 29 October 1873; died 18 March  1875.
         x.    William A. Vanover; died in infancy.

85.   Nancy Vanover7,   (Charles 6, Richard 5,         Cornelius 4-1)  was
born  4  January 1842, in Illinois, and died   5 May 1915.  She married
12 October 1871 , in Ashe County, North Carolina, Jacob Taylor,
son of William and Susan (Fletcher) Taylor. He was born 8 October 1835,
and died 9 July 1924. He married (1) in 1854, in Ashe County,
North Carolina, Jane Lyons and they had seven children.
He was a farmer and they lived in Ashe County, North Carolina.

Issue:
         i.    Jonathan Taylor; born March   1876; never married.
         ii.   Benjamin  C.  Taylor; born   3  November  1877;  died
               7 July 1951; married Maude M.  (Price) Perry.
      iii.     Elizabeth Taylor; born 1879; married 2 September 1900, Austin Baldwin.

86.   Delphia Vanover 7 (Cornelius 6, Richard 5,  Cornelius 4-l) was
born  1833, in North Carolina. She married   25 June 1853, in
Ashe  County, North Carolina, Absalom Roark,  a son of Ephraim and
Millie (Jones/Graybell) Roark. He was born 10 March 1832, in Ashland,
North Carolina, and died 2 December 1920, in Victor, Montana.
Issue:
         i.    Mary Roark; born 1854; married William Washington
               Osborne.
         ii.   Zilpha Roark; born 1855.
180. iii.      Milton C. Roark; married Nancy C. Osborne.
         iv.   Lafayette Roark; married twice.
               Asa Willet Roark; born 15 April 1872; died 1938;
               married Arzelia Lewis.
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82. Christina Vanover 7 (Charles 6, Richard 5, Cornelius 4-l) was
born 21 February 1824, in Ashe County, North Carolina, and died
9  June 1916.   She married Thomas Cornett, son of William and
Mary  (Hatfield) Cornett. He was born 25 April 1817.   He was
a farmer. They are first listed in the 1850 Ashe County, North
Carolina Census, and according to the 1870 Ashe County, North
Carolina Census were living in the Northfork Township. All
the children born in Ashe County, North Carolina.

Issue:
i.     George W. Cornett; born 1 November 1845; died 23
       January 1903; married Susannah Cox.
ii.    Calloway Johnson Cornett; born 13 March 1847; died
       20 January 1938; married Sarah Mast; issue (by 1870):
       a. Celia E. Cornett; born 1868 (age 2, 1880 Ashe
       County, North Carolina Census)
111.   Mary Elizabeth Cornett; born 1 September 1848.
iv.    Lucinda Jane Alzena Cornett; born 31 March 1850; married Zachariah Norris; were
married  by 1870 and   are listed in the census without children.
v.     Lydia Laurinda (Malinda L.  in 1870 census) Cornett
       born 11   February   1852;  married William Alfred Graybeal.
vi.    Amanda Susan Cornett; born 22 May 1853; married Aris Cox Jr.
vii.   William Asbury Cornett; born 26 February 1855.
       Margaret Lavina Cornett; born 6 January 1857.
ix.    James Buchanan Cornett; born 13 November 1858; died 18 April 1862.
x.     Thomas Scott Cornett; born 6 June 1861; died 27
       September 1946; married Nancy _____________.
xi.    Jonathan Filmore "Bud" Cornett; born 20 January 1864; went to Kentucky.
xii.   John Wesley Cornett; born 16 January 1866; married  Sarah E. Johnson.

83. Sarah Vanover 7 (Charles 6, Richard 5, Cornelius 4-l was born
1825-1830, in Ashe County, North Carolina. She married James Taylor.

Issue:
i.     Jacob H. Taylor; born January 1860; married Edie Taylor.
ii.    Robert Taylor.
iii.   William Taylor.
iv.    Andy Taylor.
v.     Rachel Taylor.
vi.    Mary Taylor.

84, William Vanover 7 (Charles 6, Richard 5, Cornelius 4-1) was
born 29 February 1835, in Indiana. He died 9 January 1917,

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Descendanes of Cornelys Van Hovgem of Flatbush. Kings County. Long Island. New York
           vi.    Lillard Roark; married Wadie Jones.
          vii.   Jane Roark; married Brack Osborne.
          viii.  Laura Roark; married David Dotson.

87.   Rhoda Vanover7 (Cornelius6, Richard5, Cornelius4-l)  was born 18 November 1838,in
Tennessee, and died 6 November 1933, She married (1) Calvin Jones and (2) HenryDollar
who       was born 4 July 1839, and died 28 July 1907.
Issue:
           i.   William Patterson Dollar; married Molly Jones.
          ii.   Vance Hamilton Dollar; born 25 January 1880; died 7 July 1965; married Effie
Porter.
          iii.  Edd Dollar.
          iv.   Cora Elizabeth Dollar; born 28 August 1873; died 2 January 1956; married Lamon
Testerman.
          v.    Callie Dollar; died 1958; married Tom Gilley.

88.   Elizabeth Vanover7 (Cornelius6, Richard5, Cornelius 4-1) was born 1844, in Tennessee,
and       died 14 March 1920. She married 15  August  1862,  Jonathan  Roark,  son of
Ephraim and       Millie (Jones/Graybell) Roark.  He was born 1843. Issue:
181.    i.    Emmet Green Roark; born 14 April 1863; died 12 November 1920: married on
18 June 1882, Emma Osborne, daughter of Aris and Elizabeth (Osborne) Osborne and
married (2) Nora Graybeal, daughter of Rufus and Louisa (Shepherd) Graybeal.
        ii.   Elbert  Roark;  married  Laura  Osborne, William and Elizabeth (Cole) Osborne.
iii.   Muncie Roark; born 5 April 1884; 1949; married Edna Farmer.
        iv.   Hillard Roark; died in infancy.
         v.   Caroline "Callie" Roark; married (1) Alexander Osborne, son of Alexander Sr. and
Sarah (Thomas) Osborne, and married (2) on 4 March 1899, Sherman Osborne, son of
Hiram and Rebecca (Madron) Osborne.
        vi.   Cora Roark; married 23 October 1887, Robert E. Lee Graybeal, son of Calvin and
Mary               (Jones) Graybeal.
        vii.  Ella (Lettie ?) Roark; married 22 March 1890, William H. Graybeal, son of Calvin
and Mary (Jones) Graybeal.
        viii. Alpha  E. Roark; married 1 August 1887, Fieldon J. Walker, son of J. F. and M. H.
Walker.
        ix.   Vista Roark; married Luther Barlow.
        x.    Etta Roark; married (1) Osborne, son of Marvin and Rilly and (2) Robert Glass.
xi.   America Roark; married Ed Mercer.

89.   Charles Vanover7 (Matthew6, Richard5, Cornelius4-l) born 7 September 1838, in
North       Carolina, and died 18 November 1916. He  married Elizabeth Osborne,
daughter ofRichard and       Delphia (Cox)  Osborne. She was born 14 September 1841,
and died 27 March 1922.

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Descendants of Cornelys Van Hovgem of Flatbush, Kings County, Long Island, New York

  Mary "Polly"  Mullins8 (Rebecca Vanover7, Daniel6 Cornelius5-l) was born January 1847,
in  Kentucky (1900 Pike County, Kentucky Census), She married 25 April 1861, John Farmer.
They were married at the home of Marshall Mullins. He was born April 1842, in Virginia
(1900 Pike  County, Kentucky Census) They are listed in the census records of Pike County,
Kentucky for the years, 1870, 1880, 1900, and 1910.
Issue:
       i.    Savilla Farmer born 1863 in Kentucky; married Franklin Rose.
       ii.   Arty Farmer born December 1865 in Kentucky.
       iii.  Rebecca Farmer born  October 1872 in Kentucky (1900 Pike County, Kentucky
Census);               issue: Samuel Farmer born April 1890 Kentucky.
       iv.   Marshall Farmer born April 1873 in Kentucky; married (1)  Virginia (surname not
learned) and (2) Liddie (surname not learned)
       v.    Mary Farmer born in Kentucky.
       vi.   America J. Farmer born 1876 in Kentucky.
       vii.  Bethena Farmer born January 1877 in Kentucky; married E. S. Rowe born October
1872              in Kentucky.
       viii. A.J. Farmer born November 1878 in Kentucky.
       ix.   John Farmer born September 1881 in Kentucky.
       x.    Merida Farmer born July 1884 in Kentucky.
       xi.   Rosa F. Farmer born May 1887 in Kentucky.

165. Arty  Hullins8 (Rebecca Vanover7, Daniel6, Cornelius5-l) was born in 1848. She
married 28 March 1867 Preston Fleming. They were married in Pike County, Kentucky. He
was born 1847 and was a son of William and Elizabeth (Mullins) Fleming. Preston and Arty
(Mullins) Fleming were married at the home of James Johnson with William Vanover
serving as surety. Preston Fleming and Arty  (Mullins) Fleming lived in Pike County,
Kentucky. They are listed there in the 1870 and 1880 Pike County, Kentucky Census.
Issue:
      i.    John P. Fleming born 1869 in Kentucky.
      ii.   William Fleming born 1871 in Kentucky.
      iii.  Sarah Fleming born 1874 in Kentucky.
      iv.   Robert Fleming born 1877 in Kentucky.

166. John Mullins8 (Rebecca Vanover7, Daniel6, Cornelius5-l) was  born 1850. He married
31 May 1869 America Sowards. They were  married at the home of James Johnson in Pike
County, Kentucky,  The surety for the marriage was John Pharmer (Farmer) America
(Sowards) Mullins was a daughter of Moses and Louisa (Branham)  Sowards. She was born
in 1857. John and America (Sowards) Mullins lived in Pike and Knott Counties, Kentucky.
Issue:
      i.    Henry Mullins born 1871 in Kentucky.
      ii.   Emery Mullins born 1874 in Kentucky.
 

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Descendants of Cornelys Van Hovgem of Flatbush, Kings County. Long Island. New York

Issue:
        i.   Leonard F. Vanover; born 11 November 1889.
        ii.  Victoria Vanover; born 1886.
        iii. Sullivan Vanover; born 1889.
        iv.  Barbara Ellen Vanover; Born October 1890; married 27 October 1909, in Wise
County, Virginia, James Mallion Ramey; died 6 April 1963, Dryden, Lee County, Virginia;
buried Powell Valley Cemetery, Dryden, Lee County, Virginia.
        v.   D.L. Vanover; born 1895
        vi.  Sam H. Vanover; born 1897.
        vii. Obern Vanover; born 29 August 1904.

110. Evermon Jake Vanover8 (Henry7, Daniel6, Cornelius5-l) was born 1867, in Kentucky
(age 3 in 1870 Pike County, Kentucky Census) He married (1) Ellen Blevins, (2) Mary Trusty,
and (3)  Emeline Caldwell. This family lived in Letcher County, Kentucky.
Issue:
        i.   Melvin Vanover; married Cansadia Bently; issue: l
                a. Aloria Vanover; married Dundel Draughn.
                b. Marion Vanover; never married; killed by a friend in a hunting accident.
c. Elmer Vanover; never married; died of spinal mengittis.
                d. Leona Vanover; married Curtis Balthis.
                e. Robert Vanover; married Lola Nolan.
                f. Dee Vanover; married Magaline Hall.
                g. Mildred Vanover; married Luther Belcher.
                h. Clyde Vanover; married Delphia Phillips.
                i. Hershell Vanover; married Alta Bevins.
                j. Viola Vanover; married Paul Koontz.
        ii.  Fayette Vanover; married Delphia Mullins; issue:
                a. Edith Vanover; married Kermit Hayes.
                b. Twin; stillborn.
                c. Twin; stillborn.
                d. Carl vanover; married (1) Marie Lawson and (2) Lilliam (Dingus) Stallard.
e. Lena Vanover; married (1) Astor Short and (2) Woodrow Stallard.
                f. Billy Vanover; married (1) Alice Newsom and (2) Mary Spelts.
                g. Bruce Vanover; married Lorene Belcher.
                h. Margie Vanover; died when about 12 years old.
                i. Joseph "Ked" Vanover; married Elva Phillips.

283.   iii.  Robert Vanover; born 31 October 1896; died 13 January 1957; married (1)
Rebecca Mullins, daughter of Riley and Lucy  (Stallard) Mullins, (2) Elsie Crabtree Boggs,
divorced, (3)  Elsie (Crabtree) Boggs, and (4) Noble Dingus.

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Descendants of Cornelys Van Havgem of Flatbush. Kings County. Long Island, New York

        iv.    Azzie Vanover; married Ed Balthis, who was married before and who married
after Azzie's death; issue:
               a.   Barbara Balthis; married Curtis Trusty.
               b.   Hazel Balthis; married Willie Hubbard.
               c.   Loyd Balthis; married Millred _____?______.
         v.     Lee Vanover; married (1) Virgie Cantrell (2) Jane Belcher; issue (by
Virgie Cantrell):
               a.   Marie Vanover; married Mike Ventro.
               b.   Goldie Vanover; died in infancy.
               c.   Jimmie Vanover; married Rose Belvins.
               d.   Joan Vanover; died young.
               e.   Myrtle Vanover; never married.
               f.   Ella Fay Vanover; married Robert Latham.
               g.   Classie Lee Vanover; never married.
               h.   Mavis Vanover; married Jerry Steel.
         vi.   Sallie Vanover; married Emory Thacker; issue:
               a.   Joyce Thacker; married Joel Newsome.
         vii.  Burton Vanover; married (1) Lillie Perkins and (2) Sylvia Trusty; issue:
a.   Edward Vanover; married; lives in Maryland.

171.   Katherine Vanover8 (Henry7, Daniel6, Cornelius5-l) was born 1869, in Kentucky (age
7/12 in 1870 Pike County, Kentucky Census).  She married Henon Fleming, son of Robert
Jefferson and Margaret "Peggy" (Rose) Fleming. According to Creed Fleming, a nephew
of Henan Fleming, Henan Fleming and Calvin Fleming, his brother, were involved in the
Pound Gap killing of the Mullins family. This family later moved to Richwood, West Virginia,
where Henan was a police officer.
Issue:
           i.    Henry Fleming.
           ii.   Maude Fleming.
           iii.  Myrtle Fleming.
           iv.   Jesse Fleming.
           v.    Margaret Fleming.

172.    Vannie Vanover 8 (Henry 7, Daniel 6, Cornelius 5-1) married Newt Fannin.E
           i.    Ernest Fannin.
           ii.   Jess Fannin; never married.
           iii.  Katherine Fannin.
           iv.   Alice Fannin; married Dean Bentley.
           v.    Child; died young; buried in the Vanover Cemetary, East Jenkins, Letcher
County, Kentucky.

173.   Grant Vanover8 (Henry7, Daniel6, Cornelius5-l) was born 3 October 1873, and died
8 July          1957. He married Hulda Ratliff.
 

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Descendant of Cornelvs Van Hovgem of Flatbush, Kings County, Long Island, New York

daughter  of Marion and Pauline (Francisco) Ratliff. She was born 16 September 1873,
and died 17 April 1954.
Issue:
        i.    Alta Mae Vanover; born 8 May 1893; died 1 January 1901
        ii.   Carrie Vanover; married Alien D. Calhoun; issue:
              a. Truman Douglas Calhoun.
              b. Harold Buford Calhoun; killed in a plane crash.
        iii.  Palmer Rixey Vanover; never married.
        iv.   Marine Vanover; born 25 April 1905; died 11 Novembe 1970; married Hardy
Jones; no issue.
        v.    Josephine Vanover; married Dr. Roy Sanders; live near Jenkins, Letcher County,
Kentucky. She  is a retired teacher.
        vi.   Roy Vanover; died January 1983; married Goldie Potter
              issue:
              a.  Roy Armond Vanover.
              b.  Lowell Rupert Vanover.

174. Patrick Hagan Vanover8 (Henry7, Daniel6, Cornelius5-l was born 7 January 1874, in
Letcher County, Kentucky, and died 27 November 1956.  He married  Virginia Ratliff,
daughter of Marion and Mary (Francisco) Ratliff. She was born 25 June 1878 in Pike
County, Kentucky, and died 26 September 1945.
Issue:
       i.    James Creighton Vanover; married (1) Virgie (Phipps) Johnson and (2) Blanche
(Bentley) Kirby.
       ii.   Hattie Parks Vanover; married Reed Blizzard.
       iii.  Draxie Miller Vanover; married Wes Anderson.
       iv.   Lillia Mae Vanover; married (1) Elzie Coleman, (2 Will Bird, and (3) Luther Dingus.
v.    Orville Tilton Vanover; married Vada Goff;
issue:
             a.  Sidney Alien Vanover; married Loretta Looney.
             b.  Donald Lee Vanover; married Bobbie Holmes.
             c.  Anetha Sue Vanover; married Franklin Woodward.
             d.  Eddie Wayne Vanover; married Janet Carson.
             e.  Nancy Lou Vanover; married James Salyers.
             f.  Erma Ilene Vanover; stillborn 1948.
       vi.   Arnold Milton Vanover; married Jessie Holbrook.
       vii.  Alexander Nelson Vanover; married (1) Lora Belling (2)     ?      , (3) Frances
?       .
       viii. Julia Cordelia Vanover; married Louis Lukasuik.
       ix.   Velma Edith Vanover; married (1) Cecil Daily and (2) Burt Carter.
       x.    Jesse Vanover; born and died 15 Marc 1915.
       xi.   Ethel Inas Vanover; married Roy Cooper.
       xii.  Hester Hillagard Vanover; married Otis Fugate.
 

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Descendants of Cornelys Van Hovgem of Flatbush. Kings County. Long Island, New York

175. Henry Melvin "Sam" Vanover8 (Henry7, Daniel6, Cornelius5-l) was born 17 December
1878, and died 5 February 1964. He married (1) Eliza Wright, daughter of "Bad" John
Wright and Jane Bentley. He married (2) Tilda (Mullins) Wright.
Issue (by Eliza Wright):
         i.    Henry Monroe Vanover; married Emma Osborne.
         ii.   Nora Vanover; married (1) Atlas Baars and (2) Jack Tackett; lives at Virgie,
Kentucky;
               issue:
               a. Helen Jacqueline Baars; married T. T. Colley.
               b. Frances Evelyn Baars; married Robert E. Hall.
         iii.  Bertha  E. Vanover; married (1) Lacy Fletcher, (2) Richard Johnson, (3)____?______
(4) Thomas Wert, and (5) Henry Homan.
         iv.   Forest Vanover; married (1) Della Sams and (2) Helen (Johnson) Mullins.
         v.    Panty Vanover; married (1) Roy Fleming and (2) Waiter Smith.
         vi.   Charles Evans Vanover; died at the age of 2 years, 4 months, and 1 day; born in
November and died in March.
         Issue (by Tilda Mullins Wright):
         vii.  James Monroe Vanover; married Billie Jean Panell.

176.   Elba "Bob" Vanover 8 (Henry 7, Daniel 6, Cornelius 5-1) was born 23 May 1883, and
died 22        April 1906, of tuberculosis. He married Elizabeth Holbrook, daughter of Ben
and        _________?_______ Holbrook.
        Issue:
         i.    Myrtle Vanover; died young.
         ii.   Sadie Vanover; died young.
         iii.  Vernie Vanover; married Clarence Calhoun.

177. Sarah "Sallie" Vanover8 (Henry7, Daniel6, Cornelius5-l) was born 1 January 1887, and
died  12 June 1978. She married H. F. Keathley. He was born 4 October 1879, and died 11
September 1927. All of this family are buried in the Vanover Cemeteryr East Jenkins,
Letcher County, Kentucky.Issue:
         i.    Bulah Anna Laurrie Keathley; died as an infant.
         ii.   Luther Keathley; born 3 September 1906; died 9 August 1968; never married.

178. Perlina Vanover8 (Elijah7, Daniel6, Cornelius5-l) was born 27 April 1867, in Kentucky.
She died 22 December 1952, in Dickenson County, Virginia. She married Richard C. Millis,
son of Billy and Sally Mills. Richard and Perlina (Vanover)

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