Looking for information on our vanness line. our GGG grandparents. hoping someone may know them. we believe William Van Ness came from New York area born abt 1834. he married maybe a Catherine or Mary? they had 2 children that we know of Ida Mae VanNess b abt 1858/59 possibly in Indiana. Edward Chancellor VanNess b abt 1859/60 possibly in Texas. From family stories through the years it is believed that William and his wife died abt 1865 in Texas from a fever or disease that went through the area. not sure if william was in the civil war. Ida was adopted by the Mason family and it is believed that Edward was taken by either family or friends.
hoping that someone may know of them, maybe old letters, bible info, friends what ever hope to hear from you soon, greatly appreciate any help, thankyou edee