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From: "Donna Nichols" <>
Subject: [Vertrees] Capt. John Vertrees-Hardin Co. KY
Date: Thu, 18 Apr 2002 10:22:27 -0500
Capt. John Vertrees, born in Holland, came to the colonies. Fought under George Rogers Clark, given land grants in KY by Patrick Henry and the Commonwealth of VA.
Married 1. Rebecca Burris
b. Joseph- married Margaret Hodgen
c.. Rebecca-married John Allison
d. Mary-married John Miles
e. Sarah-married Edward Rawlings
** f. John-born Feb. 14, 1779-married Nancy Haycraft, on Jan. 2, 1800 in Haycraft's Fort. They moved with their son, John III to Pike Co. IL in about 1834 or 1835.
g. Isaac-married Sally Llewellyn
h. Jacob-married Elizabeth Young
2. Elizabeth VanMeter Swan McNeill
a.. Charles-married Milllie Vernon
b. and c. two step children Daniel McNeil and Rebecca McNeil
** My line--through John III's son Dr. Charles M. Vertrees who married Amelia Drury Feild, daughter of Dr. Drury Stith Feild and Amelia Elizabeth Steele. Their daughter, Sada Amelia Vertrees, married Dr. Walter Urban Kennedy. Dr. Vertrees delivered both my grandmother and my grandfather in Murrayville, IL, they went through school together where Sada was Valedictorian and continued on to MacMurry College in Jacksonville and Walter Kennedy went to St. Louis, MO and studied medicine. They were married in early 1903 and Donald Vertrees Kennedy, my father and their only child, was born Feb. 15, 1904. I am named after my father and carry the middle name of Vertrees.
I have several wills from KY, death certificates from IL, scanned images of the land grants in KY from the archives of the Commonwealth of VA giving the land in Hardin Co to the Vertrees, the VanMeters, the Chenowiths and others.
Donna Vertrees Nichols
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