Friday, January 21, 2011

Today in Family History - 21 Jan

My 3rd great-grandfather William Vandermade, Sr. (Thompson line) was born on this day in 1834 in Goedereede, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands [1, 2]. Note that his death certificate gives the date as 22 Jan. Since math is required to get this date, I have assumed the grave marker and birth record are correct.

My 4th great-grandparents John Demostinie Anders and Nancy Gilleland (Anders line) were married on this day in 1845 in Montgomery County, Texas [3].

References
[1] Death Records of Muskegon County, Michigan. Death certificate for William Vandermade; Book 2, Page 334.
[2] Birth Records of Goedereede, Netherlands. Record No. 5 (for 1834).
[3] Young, Patricia Gilleland and L. Richard Scroggins, The Tree and the Vine, Gilleland Branches from Texas Roots. Daniel Gilleland Bible, Marriages page #2.

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