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Re: William Vernor, John PEA, NC/IL, m. Sarah Edgerton VERNOR, widow
Posted by: Becky Smith (ID *****2718) Date: July 13, 2005 at 15:14:30
In Reply to: Re: William Vernor, John PEA, NC/IL, m. Sarah Edgerton VERNOR, widow by Kenny Vernor of 248

Hi, Kenny --

Thanks for your reply! There is no such thing as more than I care to know, genealogically speaking. I had felt that Henry VERNOR and perhaps some of his children, had maintained contact with Sarah (EDGERTON) VERNOR PEA. Do you know much about that? I know some of the children of Henry VERNOR and Christiana ENLOE moved to IL and I thought perhaps they were in the vicinity where Sarah and her second husband settled. Is that correct? Did Henry live with the PEAs as a child? There's some census information from 1790, which I thought might pertain to Henry VERNOR -- I thought perhaps this William VERNOR might be Henry's grandfather and that Henry was living with his grandparents, but that's ONLY SPECULATION:

1790 census - Morgan Dist., Lincoln Co., NC:

Vernor, William, 1 free white male over 16, 1 free white male under 16, 1 free white female over 16. order of entry - 640

Another bit of information was sent to me by Bill Tankersley [perhaps this Henry was a brother of William's for whom he named his son, Henry who m. Christiana ENLOE???]:


"p 70 A Deed of Sale from Henry Vernor to Wm Vernor for 263 acres of land Dated the 18 of Jany 1771. Proved by Alxer Gilland evidence thereto.Ordered to be Registered."

I have a transcript of the family bio written by Ezekiel Enloe VERNOR, son of Henry & Christiana, and another one written my Rev. Luther Valentine ELLINGTON, whose mother was Esther Cummings McClary VERNOR she married William Thacker ELLINGTON).

I've seen information online about the Abraham LINCOLN controversy but have not gotten to see any of the books written about it. One researcher I heard from recently adamantly insists it is NOT true. I've seen a photo of one of the ENLOE men who certainly bears a resemblance to Abraham LINCOLN, however, and have seen postings in which people were talking about how much their present-day ENLOE men resemble LINCOLN.

My most recent VERNOR relative is Rebecca Jane VERNOR, daughter of Noah VERNOR & Nancy EMBREY and granddaughter of Henry VERNOR & Christiana ENLOE. Rebecca married Jasper Newton WHITEHEAD and they were my great, great grandparents.

I must have an error in my info about James Henry VERNOR if he's the son of the first Zenas and is the one who started Vernor's Ginger Ale in Michigan because the death date I have for him is March 1856 in Nashville, Washington Co, IL (and buried in Vernor Cemetery, Nashville, Washington Co, IL). I have no wife listed for him, nor any children. Can you straighten me out on that. Maybe it's a typo. Much of my VERNOR info has been given to me and I have not had time to verify it.

The birth info I have for William VERNOR is 1848, County Armagh, Ireland. I don't think I have any info on just when he came to the United States. I also have a note saying that William came to America in 1750; if so, he must have come with his parents.

I believe I have a note saying that many of the PEAs went to Utah -- or it may be info from one of the bios I mentioned above. I have very little information on the PEA family.

I'm always happy to share information. Please feel free to email me. Thanks again for your reply to my posting.

-- Becky Smith

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