William Stephen Vandevier

7 June 1848–25 April 1908 (Age 59)
Georgia, United States

The Life of William Stephen

When William Stephen Vandevier was born on 7 June 1848, in Georgia, United States, his father, Enoch George Vandiver, was 45 and his mother, Elizabeth Nancy Bates, was 43. He married Arter Melissa Crawford about 1872. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Tiger, Rabun, Georgia, United States in 1910 and District 422, Habersham, Georgia, United States in 1920. He died on 25 April 1908, in May, Harper, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in Royal, Garland, Arkansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Stephen Vandevier
Arter Melissa Crawford
Marriage: about 1872
Thomas Alonzo Madison Vandever
Flavious Joseph Vandevier
Rosa Melvina Vandevier
Samuel Sanford Vandevier

Spouse and Children

about 1872


Parents and Siblings

    Enoch George Vandiver


    Elizabeth Nancy Bates




+7 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 3

Historical Boundaries: 1851: Rabun, Georgia, United States

Age 15

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Age 17

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

Name Meaning

Dutch and Belgian (van de Veer(e)): from Middle Dutch vēre ‘ferry’, topographic name for someone who lived by a ferry, occupational name for a ferryman, or habitational name from any of numerous places in the Netherlands and Flanders named with this word.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • William S Vandiver in household of Sanford Vandiver, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Stephen Vandevier in household of Sanford Vandevier, "United States Census, 1860"
  • William S Vandivier, "United States Census, 1880"

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