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Vandevender, Christopher

I can give you some updates on Christopher Vandevender and wife, Mary Akers/Achors of Kemper County, Mississippi.

1. Christopher Vandevender was born December 19, 1813 in Marion County, Alabama.
He married Mary McDonald ca 1838 in Kemper County, Mississippi, the daughter of Daniel McDaniel. He died August 12, 1840 in Caldwell County, Texas during the battle of Plum Creek. Felix Huston's militia caught up with renegade Indians near what is now known as Lockhart, Texas. Christopher was visiting his brother, Hugh, when the skirmish took place. Mary was living with some of her family in Montgomery County and pregnant at the time. She had a son, Christopher, born 1840 in Montgomery County, Texas and he died in 1855 in Walker County, Texas.

2. Hugh Vandevender was September 27, 1815 in Marion County, Alabama. He died in Texas in 1846 during the war with Mexico.

3. William Levi Vandevender born June 17, 1818 in Washington County, Alabama; married Sarah Evans Stennett ca 1839. He died August 31, 1847 in Tishomingo County, Mississippi. Their children, who were all born in Tishomingo County, Mississippi are as follows:

a. Benjamin Christopher Vandevender mar'd Zelenetto Hodges.
b. Mary Elizabeth Vandevender mar'd. John Willis Green and 2nd George Washington Finch.
c. James Knox Polk Vandevender mar'd Agnes Hughes.
d. Sarah Susannah Vandevender mar'd William David Floyd.
e. William Levi Vandevender mar'd. Frances Elizabeth Miller.

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