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Andrew Vannoy

Started by Marilyn Smith Aug 26, 2009.

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Comment by Sherry Lynn Baker on June 15, 2015 at 6:42pm

Glad to be here in the Vannoy group.  Even though I have not proven my ties to the Vannoy's, I am very familiar with the surname as they lived next to my ancestor Andrew Baker Esq.  I have questions about Susanah Baker Anderson and where the documentation lies as to her middle name being Baker.  I have John Francis Vannoy's DAR documentation and it is not documented there.  I am in the process of getting Nathaniel's and Andrew's their documentation is over 200 pages.  My FF test with FTDNA has me matched to 2 Vannoy men, Carl and Harold with matches as being my 3rd and 5th cousins.  This could be due to the Rucker/Dalton matches in Grainger County TN, as there may be a Taylor connection which is one of my major lines but it is more than likely Andrew or Nathaniel as legend (meaning it is not documented) that Rev Andrew Baker married the first time to unknown Vannoy who perished in their home due to a fire.  Thanks for any help.

Comment by Thomas Gene Vannoy on January 24, 2013 at 7:39pm

I am an eighth genertion descendent of John Vannoy The immigrant thru the line Of Anderson Vannoy and Martha Wheeler. I would  like informtion on other relatives of this lineage.

Comment by kevin lee vannoy on October 17, 2012 at 10:06am

sorry 4 not being on in a long time. plz contact me at 479 883 6373

Comment by kevin lee vannoy on October 17, 2012 at 10:02am

yes hes my brother

Comment by E. Harold Vannoy on June 22, 2012 at 7:52am

Hi Kevin Lee. I tried to reply to your post earlier and it appears that it did not go through. From your information it appears that you must be a brother of Andrew Scott Vannoy, is this correct?  From DNA testing on Family Tree DNA "Family Finder" I show a match with Andrew - 3rd cousin (2nd-4th). I would be interested in discussing this with you further in an attempt to determine just how we are related. You can contact me at ehvgenealogy (at) ehv (dot) com. I will look forward to hearing from you.

Comment by kevin lee vannoy on June 11, 2012 at 7:58pm

I'm Kevin Lee Vannoy. I'm not sure if im kin to you all, but here is the side of my dads fam tree. My dad is Dennis Lee Vannoy his info is 1944 to (still living) born in lincoln, illinois. His sisters info is Judith Ann Vannoy.  His mom and dad r Merton Upton Vannoy and Dorothy Louise Franz. His moms info is 1926 to 1991 born in illinois, died in Springfield, illinois. His dads info is 1909 to 1986 born in Canyon, Texas, died in Lincoln, illinois. My great gran-parents are Abraham Lincoln Vannoy and Harriet Ellen Upton.

Comment by E. Harold Vannoy on December 26, 2009 at 8:14pm
Hi Gary, welcome to the group and thanks for the input on Elijah Vannoy's parents. Gary, have you seen any proof that Francis Vannoy was Elijah's father (Bible record, will, or anything else that would show that he was Elijah's father)? I have searched for years trying to find some proof. The only thing that I have been able to find is that some researchers have wondered if Francis might have been Elijah's father because of the fact that Francis (and some of his descendants) migrated to Kentucky to an area that was just north of where Elijah migrated to in Claiborne and Hancock Counties in Tennessee. This idea has been passed on and others have taken it as fact and it has become a kind-of "genealogy/Internet" legend. I have tried to fit Elijah as one of Francis' children in the late 1700s and early 1800s census records and find that researchers seem to have assigned too many children to Francis to fit. I would be overjoyed to find a proof that Francis was Elijah's father and I certainly hope that you may have it. The only thing that I have been able to find is a letter saying that a son of "Sheriff Joel" Vannoy of Wilkes Co., NC told other family members that his father (Sheriff Joel) and Elijah were brothers and that their father was "Nathaniel Elijah Vannoy". I can find no record of a Nathaniel Elijah Vannoy either. Many researchers feel that "Sheriff Joel's" father was Daniel Vannoy of Wilkes Co., NC. Both "Sheriff Joel" and Elijah would seem to fit the early census records as children of Daniel. Again, I can find no proof!! The only thing that I can find is a statement by "J. W.Hook" in his "Eller" book that Daniel "probably" was "Sheriff Joel's" father. I am now part of the "Vannoy DNA Project" in hopes that we may be able to find some DNA evidence as to who was Elijah's father???? Thus my question: have you seen any proof that Francis was Elijah's father?? Thanks Gary, I appreciate you assistance.
Comment by Gary Smith on December 26, 2009 at 6:31pm
In reference to E. Harold's note about genealogy of "'Elijah Vannoy who was from Wilkes Co., NC"', His parents were Francis VANNOY [1746-1822] and Millicent 'Millie' HENDERSON [1755-1784]. After her death Francis married Margaret ALLEN [1780-1860]. Francis' parents were John VANNOY and Susannah Baker ANDERSON (of another immigrant Noord Holland family).__Elijah's son Elijah Jr. married Isabel HOLLAND, etc.
Comment by Gary Smith on December 26, 2009 at 6:29pm
Harry, as I haven't covered all that family (and who could?), I can't help you with Anderson and Mason. I might assume that the given name Anderson followed a family member's marriage with someone from the local Anderson family; one of my Smith ancestors married the Anderson sister of such a Vannoy/Anderson marriage and the Anderson given name showed up in my line a couple of generations later.
Comment by Harry Van Noy on December 26, 2009 at 5:23pm
Welcone Gary:
Do you have any info on a Anderson Vannoy or his son, Mason Vannoy? This is my brickwall. Thanks, Harry in IN

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