Saturday, June 18, 2011

Saturday Night Fun Unknown Ancestor

Hey geneaphiles, it's Saturday Night again - time for more Genealogy Fun!!

Your mission, should you decide to accept it, is to:

1) Determine who your most recent unknown ancestor is - the one that you don't even know his or her name.

2) Summarize what you know about his or her family, including resources that you have searched and the resources you should search but haven't searched yet.

Well lets go for John "Jackson" Vanderpool and his wife Nancy Campbell, I know John was born in North Carolina about 1805 and Nancy Campbell was born about 1796, maybe North Carolina also. There is a lot of speculation about their parents, but no real proof for any of the parents.

I indexed 30 volumes of Vanderpool newsletters hoping to find some records on John and Nancy, these records include land records, census records, church records, court records and even some military records, and still nothing that says who the parents of Nancy or John. I keep hoping some descendant will have something to prove who the parents are.

John & Nancy had 5 children:
James b. 1825
Catherine b 1829
Joseph "Joe" b. 1831
Samuel Counts b. 1835
and William b. 1841

1 comment:

  1. Dear Charles,

    Any chance of the name Vanderpool going back to the Dutch name Van der Poel? The pronounciation is exactly the same.

    patmiebies at gmail dot com



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