John S. VANDENBURG, born about 1809 in NJ is found in the Sangamon Co. Federal Census for 1850 with his wife Ann, born about 1810 in NY, and children: Mariah 17 and Francis 14, both born in NY, and Peter 13, Thos. 9, John 6, Ann 2/12, all born in IL.
Where in NJ was John born? Why did he marry in NY? Is he connected to the VANDENBURGH families of NY and meet his wife on a visit there? Did he have a brother, Peter, born in 1799 who migrated to Ohio? Any information on this family would be so appreciated.