"Ruby Ann VANDECAR - born Jan 1827, New Brunswick, Canada. Married Joshua ELSON, in Canada. Divorced? Abandoned? Later married long term common-law husband William LOTT in Michigan:
Source #1: The Ionia County GenWeb…"
Whilst doing some digging I found an old email from a fellow searcher who states the Butler name was the Maiden name of Mary Ellen Butler Morrin(Moran) I've got a message out to her for info.. would be great to really have a last name…"
"My main question is... WHO is George A Vandecar????who are his parents? I have a 1840 Census for Waterford, Saratoga, NY Which shows ,with a questionable transcription of census, a Jared(James) V S Vankacar, Barry Vandakar, George A Vandakar and a…"
"According to his obituary in the Tuscola County Advisor:
"Mr. Vandecar was born in Saratoga county, New York 70 yrs ago. AT the breaking out of the civil war he left his young wife and small child to enlist in the 21st N.Y. Volunteer Infantry,…"
"I've seen this as well.. I'm wondering though re: George (1 yr old) mainly because there is a 1 yr old George listed as living w/ George and Mary as well as with Nicholas and Mary Ann! I've not been able to find info re: Mary Ann…"
"thanks for writing back.. Yes, I've seen this census. I'm not sure re: the (George A Butler) that you had in parentheses.
Nicholas Vandercar (age 14) married Mary Ann Morin (age 11) they had 1 child (William Worden Vandecar) who lived…"
I notice that there is not a Nicholas Vandercar on the Civil War records, but there is a Nicholas Vandecar, who married an Abigail and had a son Moses, have you evidence that this Nicholas is the same man who married Mary Ann and had a…"
"Also found the family on the 1860 census, which I am attaching- Nicholas is married to a Mary and they have a son George, and next door is a George Vandercar with wife Mary and they appear to have a 1 year old son George."
On the 1850 census I see the following family in Michigan:
1850 United States Federal Census
Name: George A Vandercar
[George A Butler]
Estimated birth year: abt 1802
Birth Place: New York
Home in 1850…"