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Henry Vanover
and Sarah Jane Bentley

Henry Vanover b 1835 Pike Co KY d 28 JUN 1887 East Jenkins, Letcher Co KY; s/o Daniel Vanover and Nancy Collins. Henry Vanover m. 21 Mar 1867 Letcher Co KY to (1) to Sarah Jane Bentley b 29 Oct 1849 Caldwell, NC d 14 Feb 1930 Jenkins, Letcher Co KY; d/o James Martin Bentley and Sarah E Lunsford. Children of Henry Vanover and Sarah Jane Bentley;

1. Jacob Evermon Vanover b Dec 1867; m. 17 Aug 1887 Letcher Co KY to Ellen Blevins. Children of Jacob Ermon Vanover and Ellen Blevins;

i. Melvin Vanover b 22 Jul 1888 Letcher Co KY; m. abt 1908 to Cansada Bentley b 1888 Floyd Co KY; d/o Alexander Bentley and Mary Wright.

ii. Lafayette Vanover b 31 Oct 1890 Floyd Co KY d Jul 1975 VA; m. 2 Nov 1911 Wise Co VA to Delphia Mullins b 26 Nov 1893 VA d Jul 1975. Child of Lafayette Vanover and Delphia Mullins; I. Carl Vanover b 28 Feb 1918 Letcher Co KY d Apr 1985 VA.

iii. Sally Vanover b 5 Jul 1892 Letcher Co KY d 5 Jul 19158 Wise Co VA; m. 14 Jul 1928 to Emery Thacker b 15 Oct 1890 VA.

iv. Robert Vanover (Big Rob) b 31 Oct 1896 Letcher Co KY d 13 Jan 1957; m. 20 Jan 1915 Pound, Wise Co VA to Rebecca Ann Mullins b 5 Jul 1898 Bold Camp, Wise Co VA d 28 Feb 1942; buried Riley Mullins Cemetery, Bold Camp, Wise Co VA; d/o Riley MUllins and Lucy Arminta Stallard.

v. Nancy Vanover b Aug 1899

vi. Azza Vanover b abt 1901; m. 14 Jul 1928 Edward A Balthis b 16 Jun 1886 VA d 1 Aug 1965; buired Vanover Cemetery, Wise Co VA;

vii. Burton Vanover b 5 Dec 1903 d 15 May 1971

viii. Lee Vanover; m. 7 Jun 1919 Wise Co VA to Virgie Cantrell b 22 Feb 1897 Bold Camp, Wise Co VA d 1 Jan 1924 Bold Camp, Wise Co VA; d/o Alexander Castle and Phoebe E Boggs.

Jacob Evermon Vanover m. (2) to Mary Trusty. Jacob Evermon Vanover m. (3) to Emeline Caldwell

2. Catherine Vanover b 1871 Pike Co KY d 13 Jul 1926 WV; m. 8 Sept 1887 to Samuel McHenan Fleming d 18 Nov 1943 Cottle, Nicholas Co WV; s/o Robert Jefferson Fleming and Margaret Anne Rose. Children of Samuel McHenan Fleming and Catherine Vanover;

i. Eura F Fleming b 1888 d 1900

ii. Henry Jefferson Fleming b 17 Sept 1890 d Dec 1977; m. Alice Martha Sparks b 1885 d 29 Jun 1963; d/o Isaac Francis Sparks and Nancy Copenhaver. Children of Henry Jefferson Fleming and Alice Martha Sparks; I. Howard Bowmont Fleming b 1911; m. Mable Samples II. Katherine Althena Fleming b 1913; m. Male McCoy III. Agnes Lenore Fleming b 1915 d 1928 IV. Franklin Fleming V. Phala Colleen Fleming (female) (nicknamed Johnny) b 3 Dec 1924 Nicholas WV d 22 Aug 2004 Summersville, Nicholas Co WV

iii. Margaret Fleming

iv. Myrtle Fleming; m. Guy Leonard b 27 Oct 1889 d 11 Aug 1964 WV

v. Linnie Maude Fleming b 19 Aug 1899 WV d 22 Sept 1994 OH; m. abt 1923 to Nolan B Jones b abt 1901 WV

3. Ulysses Vanover b 3 Oct 1873; m. 31 Aug 1893 Letcher Co KY to Hulda Ratliff b 1874 Pike Co KY d 17 Apr 1954 Pike Co KY; d/o Marion Ratliff and Mary Pauline Francisco.

4. Patrick Hagan Vanover b 7 Jan 1876; m. 30 Apr 1897 Letcher Co KY to Virginia Ratliff b 1878 Pike Co KY d 26 Sept 1945 Letcher Co KY; d/o Marion Ratliff and Mary Pauline Francisco.

5. Cynthia Vanover b 10 Dec 1877 Pike Co KY d 2 Feb 1957 Letcher Co KY; m. (1) to Sam Bentley. Cynthia Vanover m. (2) to John Tucker.

6. Henry Melvin Vanover b 17 Dec 1878 Letcher Co KY d 5 Feb 1964 Pike Co KY; m. 5 Apr 1901 to Eliza Wright b 29 Jul 1879 Pike Co KY d 26 Jan 1929 Jenkins, Letcher Co KY; d/o John Wesley Wright and Mary Bentley. Henry Melvin Vanover m. (2) to Matilda Mullins

7. Vannie Vanover; m. Newton Fannin b 1882 Floyd Co KY

8. Elba Vanover b 23 May 1883; m. Elizabeth Holbrook

9. Sarah Minerva Vanover b 23 May 1887


Note: Henry Vanover was murdered from ambush while he and his wife were their fields hoeing corn. Clifton Branham and his brother, Tandy Branham, were tried, convicted, and sentenced to life the Kentucky state penitentiary for this killing; both were later released before serving out their sentences, and were subsequently involved other bloodshed.


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