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 Christopher Vandevander

Christopher Vandevander

Greenbrier County, West Virginia, USA
Death 10 Nov 1862 (aged 84)
Scooba, Kemper County, Mississippi, USA
Burial Preston, Kemper County, Mississippi, USA
Memorial ID 32960719 · View Source
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CHRISTOPHER VANDEVANDER was born on December 15, 1777 in Greenbrier County, Virginia; later became West Virginia. He moved to the Mississippi Territory, that later became Washington County, Alabama. Christopher is listed as signer of a petition to the United States Congress as to the people's grievances in this territory. The petition is dated in the year 1815 and he is on the 1816 tax list. He is on the 1830 U. S. Census in Washington County, Alabama and is on the 1840 U. S. Census in Kemper County, Mississippi. Christopher and Hiram were issued a patent for land they had selected in Kemper County in 1837 signed by President Martin Van Buren.

Kemper County was established in 1833 from the Choctaw Cession, 1832. CHRISTOPHER moved to Kemper County, Mississippi where he and his wife lived for the rest of their lives. He died November 10, 1862. His Will was executed on 26 Oct 1859 and was admitted for probate and recorded on November 24, 1862. He married MARY AKERS circa 1800 in Greenbrier County, Virginia, the daughter of SIMON AKERS and wife, MARY G. SMITH. She was born January 8, 1784 and died December 7, 1876 and is buried beside her husband. For whatever reason, MARY AKERS surname got changed from AKERS to ACHORS.


The following is a copy of the POWER OF ATTORNEY given by CHRISTOPHER to his son, HIRAM, to represent him during the Administration of the Estates of his father, JACOB VANDEVANDER and of his father-in-law, SIMON AKERS, which establishes relationship between children and parents. Also, noted, is the fact that her father's surname in this original document is spelled AKERS.

Know all men by these presents, that I, Christopher Vandevander of the county and state aforesaid, do hereby make, constitute and appoint Hiram Vandevander of the county of Kemper and State of Mississippi aforesaid, my true and lawful attorney for me and in my name, herein, and take into possession all my interest in the Estate of Jacob Vandevander of the county of Pendleton, State of Virginia, and also all my interest in and to the Estate of Simon Akers of the said County of Pendleton and State of Virginia, aforesaid (both of whom are deceased) and I the said, Christopher Vandevander, by these presents, authorize and empower him, the said Hiram Vandevander, my attorney as foresaid shall and in my name to commence suit or suits either in Law or equity against whomsoever shall be in possession the estate of the said Jacob Vandevander, Deceased, or of the estate of the said Simon Akers, Deceased whether Executors, Administrators or other persons, for so much of each of the said Estates as I am justly and legally entitled to and such suit or suits to commence for me and in my name to force and further to prosecute to final judgment and recovery and such recovery for me and in my name to ______of, and for me and in my name to possession the proceeds of such judgment or recovery. The said Christopher Vandevander do by these presents declare the said Hiram Vandevander to be my part and take and receive all my interest claim and demand of, in and to the above said estates, either legally or whatever, either in possession remainder of ____ and to take all steps and do all things thereto in as full and ample manner as I myself might or could do, if I were personally present and ___ property these presents equally apply. In Testimony whereof, I, the said Christopher Vandevander, has set my hand and affixed my seal this the 19th day of May, AD 1835.
Signed, sealed and acknowledged
Before me, this the 19th day of May 1835.
Akey Clerk of Probate.

Recorded in the Court of PENDLETON COUNTY the 2nd day of September 1835.
The Power of Attorney from Christopher Vandevander was received in court and being certified to have been acknowledged before the proper authorities of Kemper County in the State of Mississippi by the said Christopher and ordered to be recorded. TEST, T DYER.

  • Maintained by: Patricia Michel
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Christopher Vandevander (15 Dec 1777–10 Nov 1862), Find A Grave Memorial no. 32960719, citing Old Salem Cemetery, Preston, Kemper County, Mississippi, USA ; Maintained by Patricia Michel (contributor 47707868) .