John Vanderpool1,2,3,4

(circa 1773 - 19 January 1822)

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Relationship4th great-grandfather of The 3 Tracys
Family Group:Tracy
Trees14 Generations of Our Ancestors
Our Tracy Family Pedigree
FatherWynant Vanderpool5 (c. 1743 - c. 1845)
MotherNaomi (Amy) Kinman (c. 1746 - 1796)

Birth - Marriage - Death

ChildJohn Vanderpool was born circa 1773, in Wilkes Co, North Carolina. or... possibly in Watauga Co., North Carolina in 1777.6,7
GroomHe married Ellender Meadors circa 1794 in Tennessee. Or North Carolina.8,9,1
DeceasedHe died on 19 January 1822 in Ray Co., Missouri. A Land Patent was issued to the Heirs of John Vanderpool, Ray Co. Missouri, on 10 July 1824.6,1

Children with Ellender Meadors:

Founder or First Settler

In August 1815, John and Ellender Vanderpool were among the founders/first settlers of Ray Co., Missouri. According to History of Ray County, MO. John was the "very first settler in Ray Co." arriving in the summer of 1815 and settling on the west side of Crooked River. His sons, Holland and Wynant are also named in Ray County histories as being among the first settlers along the Crooked River in the South-Eastern corner of the county. His son Meadors opened the first school in the county in 1819. The histories point out that the early settlers, most of whom came from Tennessee, Kentucky, and Virgina, were nearly all accompanied by their families.10,11,12

Community Service

In February 1821, at Ray Co., Missouri, John Vanderpool served as the foreman of the first Grand Jury appointed for Ray County; the jury was discharged immediately as there was no business for them to consider.13

Residences and Censuses

John Vanderpool appeared on the census of 1805 in Anderson Co., Tennessee.2

Sources - Citations

  1. [S171] Dan McCorkendale - Compiler, Compiler, McCorkendale-Hatfield Gedcom, online at: AHNENTAFEL at; (RootsWeb's World Connect Project), accessed 30 Jul 2005.
  2. [S184] Ron V. Jackson - compiler, Tennessee Census, 1810-91 (n.p.: Accelerated Indexing Systems, unknown publish date). Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 1999. Original data - Compiled and digitized by Mr. Jackson and AIS from microfilmed schedules of the U.S. Federal Decennial Census, territorial/state censuses, and/or census substitutes.
  3. [S33] Yates Publishing, Compiler, U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 (Provo, Utah: Operations Inc. - Online Publication, 2004). A collection of records extracted from a variety of sources including family group sheets and electronic databases - all data should be verified for accuracy by other sources., Source number: 887.000; Source type: Electronic Database; Number of Pages: 1; Submitter Code: MC1.
  4. [S183] General Land Office Records Bureau of Land Management, U.S. General Land Office Records, 1796-1907; Automated Records Project; Federal Land Patents, State Volumes. (Springfield, Virginia: Bureau of Land Management, 2008).
  5. [S803] History of Ray County, MO., Carefully Written and Compiled From The Most Authentic Official and Private Sources, Including a History of Its Townships, City, Towns and Villages (St. Louis: Missouri Historical Company, 1881), pg. 206 gives relationship to John and age at death.
  6. [S756] CARL BOYER 3RD, Compiler, ANCESTRAL LINES, FROM MAINE TO VIRGINIA : 57 FAMILIES IN ENGLAND, IRELAND, FRANCE, THE NETHERLANDS, GERMANY, THE EASTERN SEABOARD, OHIO, MISSOURI AND CALIFORNIA : WITH ADDITIONAL GENEALOGICAL DATA (Santa Clarita, California: C. Boyer, 2002). This information for Vanderpool (and alternate spellings) and related families was originally based on materials from Myra Vanderpool Gormley, Certified Genealogist by the Board for Certification of Genealogists, 1987-2012, retired 2012. Her comments when presenting the material stated that all information included should be verified., pg. 182.
  7. [S171] McCorkendale-Hatfield Gedcom, 30 Jul 2005, gives this year of birth, but location is not stated.
  8. [S746] Stuart Dee Neel, “History of the Hugh Neel Family in America,” Family History Website: Neel Family History ( ); Accessed: March 2005 & February 2016.
  9. [S756] CARL BOYER 3RD, ANCESTRAL LINES, pg. 182 gives Ellender's surname as Meadows.
  10. [S803] History of Ray County, MO, ppg. 206, 583, 584 "very first settler of Ray Co."
  11. [S759] Howard L. Conard, Editor, Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri, vol. V : A Compendium Of History And Biography For Ready Refrence (St. Louis: The Southern History Company, 1901). Ray County, ppg. 303-305, pg 304.
  12. [S746] Stuart Dee Neel, “Hugh Neel Family History”, one of original settlers.
  13. [S803] History of Ray County, MO, pg. 221.
  14. [S803] History of Ray County, MO, pg. 206 gives relationship.
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