Charity Miller Van Dyke

Brief Life History of Charity Miller

When Charity Miller Van Dyke was born on 24 February 1791, in Cedar Bluff, Tazewell, Virginia, United States, her father, John Van Dyke, was 41 and her mother, Charlotte Miller, was 12. She married Jeremiah Buchanan Claypool about 1811, in Cedar Bluff, Tazewell, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 10 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Jeffersonville, Tazewell, Virginia, United States in 1850. She died on 30 December 1855, in Tazewell, Tazewell, Virginia, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Claypool Hill, Tazewell, Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jeremiah Buchanan Claypool
Charity Miller Van Dyke
Marriage: about 1811
Elizabeth Claypool
Miles D Claypool
Harvey Claypool
Oliver C. Claypool
Ephraim M Claypool
James V Claypool
Jamey Claypool
Rev. John Wesley Claypool
Jeremiah Burdine Claypool
Cosby Claypole
Elam Claypool
Eber L Claypool

Sources (17)

  • Charity Claypole, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Charity Claypool, "Virginia, Library of Virginia State Archive, Births, Marriages, and Deaths 1853-1900"
  • Charlott, "Virginia, Bureau of Vital Statistics, County Marriage Registers, 1853-1935"

World Events (8)

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

1800 · Established

Jeffersonville was established as the county seat of the newly created county in 1800.


Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Vietnamese Anh, Thanh, Hung, Minh, Vinh, Dung, Hue, Huong, Lan, Quang, Tan, Thuy, Hong, Chi, Hang, Ho, Pok, Sang, Bai, Chin, Ching, Chu, Chuan, Dong.

Vietnamese (Vạn): from the Chinese surname 萬, see Wan 1.

Vietnamese (Văn): from the Chinese surnames 文 or 聞, see Wen 2 and 3, and also 5 below.

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

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Joseph & Abigail Osborn Claypool - Their Migration and Children

Source: The Claypoole Family in America Repository: Family History Library; Salt Lake City, Utah Call No. FHL897460 p. 157 Joseph Claypool (James, James, James or Norton) was born about 1735; died 7 …

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