The Vanderburg File
Just throwing together whatever comes up, more or less as it surfaces,
and will do something about better organization eventually ...
In my early twenties, I looked around in the Genealogy section of the New
York Public Library to see what I could find about Vanderburg. I remember
the earliest reference to a Vanderburg in the Americas was a Captain Henry
Vanderburg, and there is a Henry included in the list of the LEGION OF THE UNITED
From Cousin Gay:
Your grandparents were William Levi "Bill" Vanderburg and Elizabeth Ruth
"Lizzie" (Gustin) Elder. She was born in 1873 and was the daughter of
Lafayette Gustin of Indiana. [She was widowed, with a son, when she
married Uncle Bill, and she was his 3rd wife.]
Gay also said: "we share the same great-grandparents (Julius Abiel
Vanderburg and Leah Adaline Blalock)."
This group of Vanderburg families originated in Cabarrus County, North
Carolina from the marriage of Francis Vanderburg and Maria Christina
Lydecker 25 November 1795. Christina was the daughter of Johannes
Philipp Leyendecker and Rosina Ladig. Parents of Francis have not been
determined at this time.
Descended from Francis Vanderburg:
Children of Francis Vanderburg (2nd) & Elizabeth Perry
married 24 November 1821
Amzi b. 7 August 1822 m. Sophia Ann Petry 1844
Martin b. 7 November 1823 m. Caroline Smith 1849
JULIUS A. b. 25 September 1825 m. Adaline Blalock
Levi b. 12 November 1826 m. Julia ?
Mary Caroline b. 12 June 1829 m. Asa Bost
Loveless b. 1830 m.
William Carson b. 1835 m. Jane Tally m. 2 Sarah J. Swearington
Lawson b. m. Frances Wilson 11 March 1856
Julius A. VANDERBURG was born on 25 Sep 1825 in , , North Carolina. He was
born on 25 Sep 1825 in Cabarrus County, North Carolina. He was christened
in 1870 in Listed occupation as a "Miner" on the Census.. He died in 1880
in Gadsen, Delta County, Texas. He died about 1885 in Lamar County
(Gadston), Texas. North Carolina Marriage Bonds - Record # 01602199 -
Thomas C. Miller, Bondsman Jno A. Bradshaw, Witness Bond # 000010443
He was married to Leah Adaline BLALOCK on 27 Nov 1848 in Cabarrus
County, North Carolina. Leah Adaline BLALOCK was born on 2 Aug 1825 in
Cabarrus County (Mt. Pleasant), North Carolina. She died on 11 Mar
1891. She died on 11 Mar 1891 in Delta County (Mt. Joy), Texas. She
was christened on 11 Mar 1891 in Buried at Staten Cemetery. Julius A.
VANDERBURG and Leah Adaline BLALOCK had the following children:
child +65 i. William Levi VANDERBURG.
child +66 ii. Newton Jasper VANDERBURG.
child 67 iii. Lloyd Calvin VANDERBURG was born in 1853 in Cabarrus
County, North Carolina.
child +68 iv. Eve E. VANDERBURG.
child +69 v. James Gilmore "Jim" VANDERBURG.
child 70 vi. Noah F. VANDERBURG was born in 1868 in Cabarrus County,
child +71 vii. Loyd Calvin VANDERBURG.
child +72 viii. Mattie VANDERBURG.
William Levi VANDERBURG was born on 17 Oct 1849 in Cabarrus
County, North Carolina. He died on 15 May 1921 in Lamar County
(Chicota), Texas. Fathered at least 23 children
by 3 wives.
Julia Ann HONEYCUTT was born on 12 May 1849. She died on 21 Oct 1889
in Lamar county, Texas. William Levi VANDERBURG and Julia Ann
HONEYCUTT had the following children:
child +172 i. John Wesley VANDERBURG.
child +173 ii. James Adam VANDERBURG.
child +174 iii. Sally VANDERBURG.
child 175 iv. Robert Lee VANDERBURG was born in 1879 in
child +176 v. Luther Cotts VANDERBURG.
child 177 vi. Lee VANDERBURG (Private).
child 178 vii. Alonzo VANDERBURG (Private).
child 179 viii. Samuel L. VANDERBURG was born in 1874 in , ,
child +180 ix. William Haynes VANDERBURG.
child +181 x. John VANDERBURG.
child +182 xi. Lula VANDERBURG.
He was married to Rebecca EDWARDS on 26 Nov 1889 in Delta County,
Texas. William Levi VANDERBURG and Rebecca EDWARDS had the following
child +182 i. Lula VANDERBURG.
child 183 ii. Jesse L. VANDERBURG was born in Apr 1890 in , ,
child +184 iii. Sanford , Sr. VANDERBURG.
child 185 iv. Ida VANDERBURG (Private).
child 186 v. Ada VANDERBURG (Private).
child 187 vi. Stanford VANDERBURG (Private).
He was married to Elizabeth Gustin (Lizzie) ELDER on 29 May 1897 in
Delta County (Cooper), Texas. Elizabeth Gustin (Lizzie) ELDER was born
in Mar 1873 in Kansas. She died on 18 Jun 1940. William Levi
VANDERBURG and Elizabeth Gustin (Lizzie) ELDER had the following
child +188 i. Dewey VANDERBURG.
child +189 ii. Calvin Young VANDERBURG.
child 190 iii. Fannie G. VANDERBURG was born on 6 Jun 1906. She died
on 27 Sep 1907 in Lamar county, Texas.
child +191 iv. Volly Valentine VANDERBURG.
child +192 v. Opal VANDERBURG.
child +193 vi. Albert Lester VANDERBURG.
child 194 vii. Earl VANDERBURG.
Albert Lester VANDERBURG was born on 28 Nov 1914 in Lamar County
(Chicota), Texas. He died on 22 Feb 1987 in Anaheim, California.
He was married to Martha Ruth PROTZ on 22 Sep 1939 in Lewisville,
Arkansas. Albert Lester VANDERBURG and Martha Ruth PROTZ had the
child 492 i. Albert Lester VANDERBURG (Private).
child +493 ii. Janet Ruth VANDERBURG.
Mt. Joy Cemetery, Delta County, Texas
This cemetery is located in the northern part of Delta Co., Tx.
From Hwy. 19 and 24 (combined), go East on Tx Hwy 198, for about 2.4 miles.
At the ÒTÓ intersection, go North on FM 1742, for about 2.7 miles.
The road continues on as a dirt road, for another .2 mile.
The first left on this dirt road, is the road you take.
There are also road signs, showing where the cemetery is located.
These inscriptions were made with the help of my niece, Erin, and my son
Michael, who has been to more cemeteries with me, than he has movi es!
Some of the tombstones are broken, missing, or have mistakes.
[Like some of those buried beneath them, no doubt.]
Please note that the inscriptions were made to the best of my ability,
and transcribed exactly as they are written on the marker.
Please also be aware that I am liable to human errors, also. Thx!
Note: all but "Vanderburg" omitted
Wife of W.L. Vanderburg
born May 12, 1849
died Oct 21, 1889
born Aug 2, 1825
died Mar. 11, 1891
born Oct 15, 1894
died Feb 4, 1895
GRAY / VANDERBURG
Grey, Joseph Young, Sr.
1845 - 1905
Vanderburg, Eva E.
1858 - 1905
Virgie D. Vanderburg
born Dec 25, 1898
died Dec 25, 1898
Dau. of N.J. & O.S.Vanderburg
Born & Died
May 1, 1896
Dau. of N.J. & O.S. Vanderburg
born June 27, 1881
died Aug 5, 1882
Son of N.J. & O.S. Vanderburg
born Sep 22, 1829
died Nov 2, 1829
Dau. of M.J. & O.S. Vanderburg
born Nov 4, 1884
died Jan 20, 1901
To Cousin Tanya:
"My grandfather is Dewey S. Vanderburg & my father is Jerrell Vanderburg."
Ah, that would make your grandfather my uncle.
Extraordinary. This is the first contact I've had with my father's
family since childhood.
Dewey was my father Albert's eldest brother, I believe. If you'd like
to see photographs of your Great-Uncle Albert and Great-Aunt Martha:
: In Hawaii that would be your 2nd cousin. Someplace else
: it would be your 1st cousin, once removed.
To a local mail-list:
Having fun with this ancestor/relative research. So far my
"Loveless Vanderburg, Pvt. Company B 7th Regiment, N.C. State Troops
Enlisted July 12, 1861,for the war. Present or accounted for until he died
on December 15, 1862, or in May-June 1863. Place and cause of death not
: First cousin once removed. Gonna start working on your "Roots"?
Heh. Not took difficult with such a relatively uncommon (at
least outside The Netherlands) surname. Only 378 in the
"Social Security Death Index". When I kick off, there will
be three Albert Vanderburg's on the list.
When I first got access to the Web, wasn't a single Vanderburg
found by the search engines. Then Glenn showed up (he's written
a couple of books on Java) and now there's a bunch of stuff,
even one site which lists all the gravestones in a little Texas
cemetery, the majority of which are Vanderburg's.
Branch of Service: Army-Infantry
Company/Regiment: Co.A , North Carolina Inf.
Date of Service: 12-3-1861
Starting Rank: private
Discharge Rank: private
Date of Discharge: jan/feb 1864
Reason for Discharge: released from old capitol prison
Lineage from John Terrell, to Amzi Vanderburg
1 Cleta Mae Jameson Relationship: Mother
Birth Date: 10-21-1938 Birth Location: Sebastian Co. Arkansas
2 Edith Elaine Van Cleave Relationship: Mother
Birth Date: 11-6-1906 Birth Location: Sebastian Co. Arkansas
3 Nellie Lee Vanderburg Relationship: Mother
Birth Date: 2-6-1884 Birth Location: Sebastian Co. Arkansas
Death Date: 9-10-1973 Death Location: Sebastian Co. Arkansas
4 Columbus Marion Vanderburg Relationship: Father
Birth Date: 2-22-1855 Birth Location: Cabarrus, N.C.
Death Date: 6-1-1927 Death Location: Sebastian Co. Arkansas
5 Amzi Vanderburg Relationship: Father
Birth Date: 8-7-1822 Birth Location: Cabarrus, N.C.
Death Date: about 1870 Death Location: ?, Mississippi
Additional Biographical Information
Amzi was listed on a hospital roll in Richmond Va with a wound to the
hand in Sept 1862.
He was captured at Fredricksburg on 12-13-1862, and paroled for
exchange on 12-17-1862.
He was then captured at Chancellorsville with wounds to the face and
neck. (One of his brothers was killed at the second Bull Run several
days later.) He was then held at the Old Captiol Prison in Washington
and was listed as being released in Jan/Feb 1864.
Dennis J. Vanderburg: http://www.ncsmartfinder.com/resume/
Glenn Vanderburg: www.vanderburg.org
: I mentioned you in my latest "Tale", said you could set up
: a Black Sheep of the Family section.
If I started categorizing things that way, I suspect that would be the
bigger section. :-)
Well, if you're related to the folks in Paris, you're definitely
related to me. My dad's family is from the Texarkana area, but he has
met several Vanderburgs from Paris and they've found the connection (I
can't recall right now whether it was one of my grandfather's or my
Kevin Vanderburg: http://www.youngcomposers.com/kevinvanderburg/
Cousin Tanya wrote:
When I saw your name yesterday and your location I was wondering if that was
who your father was. Your father was my dad's favorite Uncle. He always
wanted to go to California to see him, but never had the money at that time.
My father was here last week & we went & saw the town that Francis
Vanderburg lived in. We saw his grave site since then I have found out
where the farm is located & the gold mine. Next year when my father comes
up we'll have to go back & see that. A couple of our distant cousins still
live on the Vanderburg Farm.
: Do any of you know anything about a Vanderburg County, IL?
Only what I see on the web, including
See also Vanderburg family history
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