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Vancil, Landreth, Underwood -- ILL & Arkansas
Posted by: Kim Kester (ID *****0365) Date: January 19, 2003 at 01:56:36
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FIRST GENERATION

1. Edmund Vancil1 was born on 7 Feb 1783 in Somerset or Westmoreland Co, PA. He died on 23 Apr 1834 in Clear Creek, Union County, Illinois.

He was married to Rachel Landreth on 23 Oct 1805 in Patrick Co, Va.. Rachel Landreth1 was born about 1785 in VA. She died before 1870 in Union County, Illinois. Edmund Vancil and Rachel Landreth had the following children:

       +2       i.       Charlotte Vancil.
       +3       ii.       Mary Vancil.
       +4       iii.       Hannah Vancil.
       +5       iv.       Edmond Vancil.
       6       v.       Vancil1 was born between 1818 and 1820 in Union County, Illinois. She died between 1820 and 1830 in Union County, Illinois.
       +7       vi.       Anna Vancil.
       +8       vii.       Alfred Vancil.
       +9       viii.       Susannah Vancil.
       +10       ix.       Elizabeth Vancil.



SECOND GENERATION

2. Charlotte Vancil1 was born in 1806 in Union County, Illinois.

She was married to George McGehey (McGehee) on 27 May 1827 in Union County, Illinois.

3. Mary Vancil1 was born about 1808 in Union County, Illinois.

She was married to John Davis on 21 Mar 1830 in Union County, Illinois.

4. Hannah Vancil1 was born winter 1809/1810 in Union County, Illinois.

She was married to Hugh Penrod on 26 Jul 1834 in Union County, Illinois. Hugh Penrod1 was born between 1805 and 1810.

5. Edmond Vancil1 was born about 1812 in Union County, Illinois.

He was married to Mary about 1830.

7. Anna Vancil1 was born born 1823/ 1824 in Union County, Illinois.

She was married to John King on 6 Jun 1841 in Union County, Illinois. John King1 died before 1870.

8. Alfred Vancil1 was born about 1826 in Union County, Illinois.

He was married to Marcy Rendleman on 8 May 1849 in Union County, Illinois. Marcy Rendleman1 was born between 1820 and 1830 in North Carolina.

9. Susannah Vancil1 was born on 30 Jun 1829 in Union County, Illinois. She died on 9 Mar 1884 in Clay County, Arkansas. She was buried about 11 Mar 1884 in Underwood Cemetery, near Piggott, Clay County, Arkansas.

She was married to Francis Marion Underwood (son of Rev Jesse Underwood and Mary Elizabeth Ledbetter) on 21 Jan 1849 in Union County, Illinois. Francis Marion Underwood1 was born on 28 Sep 1824 in Haywood County, North Carolina. He appeared on the census in 1850 in Union County, Illinois. He appeared on the census in 1860 in Union County, Illinois. He Enlisted on 21 Aug 1862 in Anna, Union County, Illinois. Francis Marion Sr. enlisted on 21 Aug 1862, at Anna, Union County, Iooinois for 3 years, and was mustered on 11 Sep 1862. He was in Company "C" 109th Regiment, Illinois Infantry. His rank was Musician Fifer. At the time of his enlistment, he had light eyes, black hair, and stood 5'9". He was one of many that deserted on 20 Dec 1862, at Holly Springs, Mississippi, during Grants Central Mississippi Campaign. The Regiment was disbanded on 10 Apr 18863, having lost 237 Men by desertion and officers ( except "K" Company) having proved themselves utterly imcompetent. They were transfered to the 11th Illinois Infantry. He was returned to his Regiment on 15 Jun 1863, with loss of pay during his absence. He participated in the assaults on Vicksburg on May 19 & 22, 1863, the surrender of Vicksburg on 4 Jul 1863, action at yazoo City, Mississippi on 5 Mar 1864, in which one of his brothers, John was shot in the right hip, and another brother, Daniel was taken prisoner. Francis was also involved in the Siege of Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely in Alabama from Mar 26 - Apr 8, 1865, and the assault and capture of Fort Blakely on 9 Apr 1865. Francis recieved an Invalid Pension of $12.00 a month from 1892 until his death for the following conditions: loss of some eyesight, rheumetisim, nervous condition, kidney diesase, and catarrah of the head (chronic sinus infection). He appeared on the census in 1870 in Chalk Bluff Twp, Green County, Arkansas. Sometime between 1866 and 1869, he moved his family to Chalk Bluff Twp, Green County, Arkansas. At that time, Green County covered most of what is now Clay County, AR. They were divided as they are now, before 1880. There Francis was a blacksmith. Chalk Bluff is now a vanished town, which was situated on Crowley's Ridge. It was the first trail into Northeastern Arkansas, from the Missouri Ozarks, because it was the only high land in a wilderness of swamps and backwater. He appeared on the census in 1880 in Haywood Twp, Clay County, Arkansas. By the 1880 Federal Census, Francis had moved to nearby Haywood Twp, Clay County, AR. They most likely moved when Chalk Bluff fizzled out in the late 1870's. It was at that time that Francis took up farming again. at that time only Francis Jr and John Henry remained at home, and the oldest son Jesse lived next door to them. He appeared on the census in 1900 in Haywood Twp, Clay County, Arkansas. He died on 18 Dec 1901 in Clay County, Arkansas. when Francis died, his attending physician listed his cause of death as "sickness," Francis's oldest son, Jesse took over guardianship of son Jacob Esau, and grand daughter Louella Powers. The estate was settled on 2 Oct 1902 with an estate sale. His 3 older sons bough items, son Jesse bought the gun that Francis used in the Civil War, and kept it for his half brother, Jacob. Jacob's decendants still have the gun in the family. He was buried about 20 Dec 1901 in Underwood Cemetery, near Piggott, Clay County, Arkansas. Susannah Vancil and Francis Marion Underwood had the following children:

       11       i.       Jesse James Underwood1 was born on 10 Nov 1849 in Union County, Illinois. He died on 12 Nov 1912 in Kiefer, Oklahoma. He was buried about 14 Nov 1912 in Kiefer Cemetery, Kiefer, Oklahoma.
       12       ii.       Mary E Underwood1 was born in 1854 in Union County, Illinois.
       13       iii.       Eliza Underwood1 was born in 1854 in Union County, Illinois. She died before 1870 in Union County, Illinois.
       14       iv.       Margaret Ellen Underwood1 was born on 10 May 1856/57 in Union County, Illinois. She died on 9 Mar 1917 in Clay County, Arkansas. She was buried about 11 Mar 1917 in Underwood Cemetery, near Piggott, Clay County, Arkansas.
       15       v.       Francis Marion Underwood Jr.1 was born on 2 Feb 1858 in Union County, Illinois. He died on 11 May 1920 in Clay County, Arkansas. He was buried about 13 May 1920 in Underwood Cemetery, near Piggott, Clay County, Arkansas.
       16       vi.       Martha Jane Underwood1 was born in 1863 in Union County, Illinois. She died before 1900 in Clay County, Arkansas.
       +17       vii.       John Henry Underwood.

10. Elizabeth Vancil1 died after 1885. She was born spring 1830 in Union County, Illinois.

She was married to Henry Lingle on 26 Mar 1848 in Union County, Illinois. Henry Lingle1 was born in 1820. He died on 25 May 1885.


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Kim M (Roe) Kester
2013 N 40th St
Sheboygan, WI 53081


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