|Birth: ||Mar. 20, 1814|
|Death: ||Feb. 14, 1903|
William was the third of eight children born to Rev. Charles and Mary Polly (Galbreath) Vandeveer. He married Phebe Hedges in 1840 and they had eight children: Burnetta, Absalom Hedges, Calvin Riggs, Harriet Eveline, Silas W., John Anderson, Mary Leann and Charles Stevenson.
Mr. William Vandever died in the village of Greenbush, Ill., Feb. 14th, 1903, after suffering from a complication of diseases incident to old age for about two months. At the time of his death he was 88 years, 10 months and 21 days. He was the son of Elder Vandever, the pioneer preacher of the doctrine held by the Primitive or Old School Baptists generally throughout this part of the country, and practically founder of the New Hope church. Mr. Vandever was able defender of the doctrine of salvation by grace through faith. For a number of years his hearing had become so impaired that he very seldom attended the meetings of the church, but was always ready to give a reason for the hope that was in him. He leaves behind him his faithful helpmate in affliction, sister Lucinda Vandever, a member of New Hope church, three sons and two daughters. But they have great cause to rejoice in the midst of their sorrows, because God had called him to himself.
The funeral occurred at the meeting-house of the church, in the village, on Monday the 16th, and the burial was in the village cemetery, the writer officiating at burial services.
Charles Vandeveer (1786 - 1854)
Mary Galbreath Vandeveer (1788 - 1857)
Burnetta Vandeveer Lees (1841 - 1883)*
Absalom Hedges Vandeveer (1844 - 1926)*
Calvin Riggs Vandeveer (1847 - 1929)*
Harriet Eveline Vandeveer Gallagher (1850 - 1923)*
John Anderson Vandeveer (1854 - 1893)*
Charles Stevenson Vandeveer (1858 - 1928)*
John A. Vandeveer (1812 - 1899)*
William Vandeveer (1814 - 1903)
Elizabeth Vandeveer Kelsey (1815 - 1872)*
Cynthia Ann Vandeveer Peterson (1819 - 1896)*
Absalom Vandeveer (1822 - 1907)*
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Record added: Aug 02, 2006
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Rest in peace.|
Added: Aug. 2, 2006