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Vandeveer family of Taylorville, Illinois

Note: This is just one of 1,164 family groupings listed on The Political Graveyard web site. These families each have three or more politician members, all linked together by blood, marriage or adoption.

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  Joel Vandeveer (1791-1874) — of Indiana. Born in Orange County, N.C., June 16, 1791. Member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1833-38, 1844-46; candidate for Indiana state senate, 1838. Baptist. Died in Pana, Christian County, Ill., August 15, 1874 (age 83 years, 60 days). Interment at Mound Cemetery, Pana, Ill.
  Relatives: Son of John Vandeveer and Amelia (Speer) Vandeveer; married to Rachel Moore and Rebecca Britton; uncle of Horatio Middleton Vandeveer; granduncle of William Thomas Vandeveer.
  Political family: Vandeveer family of Taylorville, Illinois.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Horatio Middleton Vandeveer (1816-1894) — also known as H. M. Vandeveer; "Rash" — of Illinois. Born in Washington County, Ind., March 12, 1816. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Illinois state house of representatives, 1843, 1861; served in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War; candidate for Presidential Elector for Illinois; county judge in Illinois, 1849-57; delegate to Illinois state constitutional convention Montgomery and Christian counties, 1862; member of Illinois state senate, 1863; circuit judge in Illinois, 1870-79; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1880 (Convention Vice-President). Died in Taylorville, Christian County, Ill., March 12, 1894 (age 78 years, 0 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery, Taylorville, Ill.
  Relatives: Son of Aaron Vandeveer and Nancy (French) Vandeveer; married to Mary Jane Rucker; father of William Thomas Vandeveer; nephew of Joel Vandeveer.
  Political family: Vandeveer family of Taylorville, Illinois.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Thomas Vandeveer (1842-1936) — also known as William T. Vandeveer — of Taylorville, Christian County, Ill. Born in Taylorville, Christian County, Ill., August 22, 1842. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1916. Died in Taylorville, Christian County, Ill., August 26, 1936 (age 94 years, 4 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery, Taylorville, Ill.
  Relatives: Son of Horatio Middleton Vandeveer and Mary Jane (Rucker) Vandeveer; grandnephew of Joel Vandeveer.
  Political family: Vandeveer family of Taylorville, Illinois.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
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