PIONEER VANDERBURGH FAMILY


 

1.  RICHARD VANDERBURGH (son of JOHN W. & JANE (---)
VANDERBURGH) was born 8 Mar 1796 at Norway, Herkimer County, NY. 
He was a soldier in the War of 1812, and served on Lake Ontario at Sackets
Harbor, NY.  He was probably the Private Richard Vanderburgh who was a
member of the 27th Regiment (Bellinger's) NY Militia.  This was the regiment
of Mohawk Valley Militia under Col. Christopher P. Bellinger who was at
Sackets Harbor in 1812.
     After the war, Richard went "to Alexandria in Jefferson Co, NY and
worked for Mr. Leray, a great land owner."  Richard stayed in Jefferson County
and married.  In 1825 Richard and his family were living in Alexandria.  He was
still there in 1830 and 1835.  He died May 11 1837 at the age of 42 years and is
buried at Plessis Cemetery in the Town of Alexandria.  His wife, Eunice, was the
administrator of his estate.

He married around 1824

EUNICE SOUTHWORTH, who was the daughter of JOHN & BATHSHEBA
(HOWLAND) SOUTHWORTH of Rutland.  Eunice was born 2 Oct 1806 at
Rutland, Jefferson Co NY.  After Richard died, she married Joseph Hind (see
below.)  Eunice died 12 Jan 1856 and is buried in the Plessis Cemetery.

Children, VANDERBURGH:

+   2     i   JOHN SOUTHWORTH VANDERBURGH married LUCRETIA SUITS

+   3    ii   MARY ANN VANDERBURGH married JOSEPH WILLIAM  RUNDLET

    4   iii   ESTHER MARIE VANDERBURGH married as his second wife,    
              ELNATHAN PLATO

+   5    iv   ANGELINE MAHALA VANDERBURGH married EPHRAIM WEMPLE

EUNICE SOUTHWORTH married (2) 1838

JOSEPH HIND, who was born in Barnaby, England in 1808.  In 1840 and 1850,
Joseph and Eunice were still farming in the Town of Alexandria.  They were still
there in 1855, where Eunice died in 1856.

Children, HIND:

    6     i   GEORGE LAMB HIND married ALICE (---) [?LOUISA DILLEN?]

    7    ii   SARAH JANE HIND married GEORGE RASBACK

    8   iii   NANCY E. HIND married CHARLES HOSNER as his third wife.

    9    iv   THOMAS MORRIS HIND married JENNIE ALLEN

JOSEPH HIND married (2) 17 Feb 1857

JEANNETTE SHIELDS, who was from Scotland.  They lived in Plessis. 
Jeannette died 17 May 1871 at the age of 43 and was buried in the Plessis
Cemetery.

Child, HIND:

   10     i   NORMAN S. HIND married FLORENCE E. TAHASH


2.  JOHN SOUTHWORTH VANDERBURGH (son of RICHARD & EUNICE
(SOUTHWORTH) VANDERBURGH) was born Feb 1825 in New York State. 
He lived with his parents in the Town of Alexandria, and when his father died he
lived with his mother and stepfather.  After he married, they lived in Hammond,
St Lawrence Co in 1850, but by 1860 they were back in the Town of Alexandria,
near Plessis.  John was a farmer with real estate valued at $7,000. and personal
estate worth $1,625.
     On 11 Sep 1862, John joined the Union cause in the Civil War as a captain
who commanded company "F", 10th NY Heavy Artillery.  He served until his
discharge 23 Jun 1865.  After the war, John returned to Plessis where in 1870,
he was a dry goods merchant with real estate valued at $13,300 and personal
assets of $8,406.  John and his family were probably still in Plessis in 1876 when
their daughter died.  In June 1880, John and Lucretia were living in the Town of
Theresa in Jefferson County, where John was still selling dry goods.  At that time
they were living next door to their son, Preston.
     John and Lucretia subsequently moved to South Dakota, probably late in
1880.  From here, John filed for a Civil War pension.  In 1890, they were
residing in Huron, Beadle Co SD, where John was collecting a disability pension
for malarial poisoning contracted during the Civil War.
     In 1900, John, age 75 and Lucretia, age 78, were still living in Huron
where they resided at 638 Nebraska St.  At this time, John was a Justice of the
Peace.  John revisited his relatives in Jefferson Co NY in Aug 1900 when he
attended the 50th wedding anniversary of his sister, Mary Ann.
     John died on 5 Feb 1901 at Huron.  

He married 1 Jan 1849 at Plessis, Jefferson Co NY by Rev. S. B. Padden

LUCRETIA SUITS, who was born in NYS Aug 1822.  Lucretia died in Huron,
Beadle Co SD on 18 Nov 1908

Children, VANDERBURGH:

   11     i   PRESTON K. VANDERBURGH married CARRIE (---)

   12    ii   SARAH A. VANDERBURGH


3.  MARY ANN VANDERBURGH (daughter of RICHARD & EUNICE
(SOUTHWORTH) VANDERBURGH) was born in New York State 20 May
1827.  In 1850, she was living in Jefferson Co NY, either residing in Rutland
with Henry Cross and family or in Alexandria with Joseph Hind and her mother. 
Mary Ann died 25 Aug 1908, and was buried in the Plessis Cemetery.

She married 8 Jan 1851 at the old Vanderburgh home, by Rev. Fletcher Brown,
a Methodist Episcopal minister 

JOSEPH WILLIAM RUNDLET, who was born in 1825, the son of CHARLES
& POLLY (NEWMAN) RUNDLET.  After their marriage, they lived in South
Hammond, St Lawrence Co, where they purchased a small farm.  They occupied
this farm for about eight years.  Then they sold it and returned to Alexandria in
Jefferson Co where they made their permanent home.  Both joined the Plessis
Presbyterian Church in 1860.  In 1870, they were living in the Town of
Alexandria, with a post office address of Alexandria Bay.  Here, Joseph was a
farmer with real estate valued at $3,780 and personal assets of $2,570.  In 1880
they were still farming in the Town of Alexandria, as well as in 1900.  
     On 8 Aug 1900, Mary Ann and Joseph celebrated their 50th wedding
anniversary.  The celebration occurred five months before their true anniversary
so that visitors from afar could make the journey in the summer as opposed to
January.  Mary Ann's brother, John S. Vanderburgh, came from South Dakota. 
Others came from Iowa and Michigan.  Many attendees had been present at the
wedding 50 years ago.
     Joseph died 18 Aug 1913, and was buried in Plessis with his wife.

Children, RUNDLET:

   13     i   ELLA MARIAN RUNDLET married ABNER HALSEY McOMBER

   14    ii   HARRIET SUSAN RUNDLET married JOHN HENRY ASH

   15   iii   JOHN THEADORE RUNDLET married (1) MARY JANE           
              RAPPOLE; (2) ANNA METLAND BUDD

   16    iv   ABBY MAY RUNDLET married TRUMAN SMITH ROWELL

   17     v   MARY ELIZABETH RUNDLET married CHARLES ALDEN      
              WILSON

   18    vi   GEORGE ARTHUR RUNDLET married ALVERDA JONES

   19   vii   BENNIE DELAY RUNDLET, d.y.


5  ANGELINE MAHALA VANDERBURGH (daughter of RICHARD &
EUNICE (SOUTHWORTH) VANDERBURGH) was born in Jefferson Co in
October 1831.  In 1850, she is recorded twice in the census; living in Alexandria,
Jefferson Co, where as "Angeline" she was either residing with her mother and
stepfather or as "Mahala" living with the William Newman family who lived next
door.   Angeline died on 29 Dec 1904 in Huron, Beadle Co SD.

She married around 1856

EPHRAIM WEMPLE, who was born in New York Jul 1833.  By 1890, they had
relocated to Huron, Beadle Co SD where Ephraim was a census enumerator that
year.  In 1900, Ephraim and Angeline were living in Theresa Township in Beadle
County where Ephraim was a farmer.  Living with them was their 18 year old
grandson, Richard Claxton, who was born in New York October 1881.  Ephraim
and Richard were still farming in Theresa, SD in 1910.

Children, WEMPLE:

   20     i   ADA E. WEMPLE

   21    ii   daughter WEMPLE married (---) CLAXTON

   22   iii   child WEMPLE, b & d prior to 1900


11.  PRESTON K. VANDERBURGH (son of JOHN S. & LUCRETIA (SUITS)
VANDERBURGH) was born 9 Nov 1850 at Hammond, St Lawrence Co NY. 
In 1860 he was living on a farm with his parents near the village of Plessis, Town
of Alexandria.  He was still living with his parents in 1870 when he worked as
a clerk in his father's dry goods store.  By 1880 he was a traveling merchant.  
     Late in 1880, or shortly thereafter, Preston and his family moved to South
Dakota along with his parents.  In 1900 they were living at 419 Illinois St. in
Huron, Beadle Co SD.  There were still living there in 1909.

He married around 1872

CLARA A. (---) who was born in NYS Feb 1853.  In 1880 they were living in
the Town of Theresa.

Children, both born in NYS, VANDERBURGH:

   23     i   MINNIE VANDERBURGH

   24    ii   JOHN P. VANDERBURGH


17.  MARY ELIZABETH RUNDLET (daughter of RICHARD & MARY ANN
(VANDERBURGH) RUNDLET) was born on 6 Apr 1863 at Plessis, Jefferson
Co.  She was living at home with her parents in 1870.  

She married 25 Sep 1888 at Alexandria Bay, Jefferson Co, as his second wife,

CHARLES ALDEN WILSON, who was born 2 Apr 1861 at the Wilson
homestead at Hyde Lake in Jefferson Co.  By his first wife, (---) Frost, he had
a daughter Hattie who married (---) Hunter.
     Charles and Mary Elizabeth made their home in the Town of Theresa. 
Charles was an insurance agent for the Theresa Grange of which he was a
member.  In 1937, Elizabeth, living at Theresa, had a history of the Vanderburgh
family.

Children, WILSON:

   25     i   LORA WILSON married EARL HUNTER

   26    ii   ALFRED C. WILSON

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