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Susan Vannoy

Female Abt 1803 - Abt 1883  (~ 80 years)


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  • Name Susan Vannoy  [1, 2
    Born Abt 1803  , , Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Died Abt 1883  , Millers Creek, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried McNiel-Faw-Riggs Cemetery, Millers Creek, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I333  Main
    Last Modified 13 Feb 2011 

    Father Daniel Vannoy,   b. 22 Feb 1752, , , Rowan County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Sarah Hickerson,   b. Est 1759,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 2 Oct 1779  , , Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F698  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family George McNiel,   b. 17 May 1802, , Reddies River Township, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Apr 1878, , Millers Creek, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 21 Nov 1822  , , Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    • Groom: George McNiel
      Bride: Susan Vannoy
      Bond Date: 21 Nov 1822
      Bond #: 000166429
      County: Wilkes
      Record #: 02 165
      Bondsman: Larkin McNiel
      Witness: W W Martin
    Children 
     1. James Harvey McNiel,   b. 5 Nov 1824, , , Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Oct 1906, , Millers Creek, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)  [natural]
     2. Jesse A. McNiel,   b. 4 May 1825, , , Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Sep 1891, , Millers Creek, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)  [natural]
     3. Rebecca Mariah McNiel,   b. 5 May 1830, , , Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jan 1900, , , Watauga County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)  [natural]
     4. John G. McNiel,   b. 18 Jun 1832, , , Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jun 1899, , Millers Creek, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)  [natural]
     5. Delila Fair McNiel,   b. 24 Jan 1834, , , Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Feb 1913, , Greensboro, Guilford County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)  [natural]
     6. Thomas Winslow McNiel,   b. 25 Apr 1836, , , Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 May 1886, , , Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)  [natural]
     7. Mary "Polly" McNiel,   b. 11 Dec 1838, , , , North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Aug 1921, , Millers Creek, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)  [natural]
     8. Nancy Ann McNiel,   b. 5 Jan 1843,   d. 19 May 1915  (Age 72 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 13 Feb 2011 
    Family ID F158  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • There seems to be a lot of confusion on the many early Vannoy lines. I have found at least three Susan/Susannah Vannoys, in addition to the Susan/Susannah Vannoy who married George McNiel on 21 Nov 1822.
      Marriage bond # 166429 shows Susan Vannoy married George McNiel on the above date. The census records from 1850, 1860, and 1870 show Susan and George together with children. A grave marker at McNiel-Faw-Riggs Cemetery in Millers Creek reads: "In Memory of Susan McNiel, Aged 80 Year And 10 M." No birth or death years were inscribed (at least none that were visible). George is buried beside her.
      This pretty much fleshes out her life since her marriage to George. However, finding her parents has proven difficult so far. Other sources for leads on her parents include:
      "Genealogy of the McNiel Clan" by Johnson J. Hayes in 1940, which shows the following:
      Page 2: "(4) George 3, b. 1803; m. Nov. 21, 1822, Susan Vannoy, dau. of Andrew Vannoy."
      Andrew Vannoy and Susannah Shepherd did have a daughter named Susannah (b. 22 Sep 1799), but according to Denise L. McNeil's write-up in "The Heritage of Wilkes Vol. II (page 496)," this Susannah did not marry until 14 Feb 1849 when she "became the second wife of Rev. Tobias Long."
      Hayes page 16: "George McNiel 3, b. May 17, 1802, d. April 21, 1878; m. Susannah Vannoy, dau. of Jesse and Mary Kilby Vannoy. Her brother, Rev. John Humphrey Vannoy married Rebecca McNiel, a sister of George 3."
      The Wilkes Heritage book (p. 498 also by Denise McNeil) lists 13 children and Susan is not among them.
      There is another a write-up in the Wilkes Heritage book by Mary Hayes (p. 502-503) which lists a child of Nathaniel and Elizabeth Ray Vannoy as Susannah Vannoy (4 Nov 1790-21 May 1873). According to Mary, this Susannah married Richard Parks and did not have children.
      This pretty much rules out all known Susan/Susannah Vannoys as being the same one who was born abt 1803 and who married George McNiel. A final lead presented in the Wilkes book (also presented by Mary Hayes on p. 500) is that "Another possible child of Daniel and Sarah [Vannoy] is Susan Vannoy (about 1803 - about 1883)." This is the lead I am currently trying to verify.

  • Sources 
    1. [S173] Cemetery: North Carolina, Wilkes, Reddies River Township - McNiel-Faw-Riggs Cemetery, grave marker for Susan Vannoy McNiel, photographed by Gail Rich Nestor, 15 Jan 2004 (Reliability: 3).
      Inscription:
      In Memory of
      Susan McNiel
      Aged 80 Year
      & 10 M

    2. [S32] Book: North Carolina-Genealogy - Genealogy of the McNiel Clan, Johnson J. Hayes, (Privately published, ca. 1940), 2, 16 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S179] Marriage: North Carolina Marriages to 1825 [Ancestry.com database], Jordan Dodd, (www.ancestry.com), Daniel Vannoy and Sarah Hickerson, 02 Oct 1779, North Carolina (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S467] Marriage: North Carolina, Wilkes - Marriage Bonds (1778-1868), Vol. A-B [microfilm], Wilkes County, North Carolina Courthouse, (Wilkesboro, North Carolina: Wilkes County Community College Library), vol. I-O, Reel C.104.6003, M 929-37568 Wil (Reliability: 3).
      State of North Carolina, Wilkes County
      Know all men by these presents, that we, George McNiel and Larkin McNiel in the State aforesaid, are held and firmly bound unto the Governor of the State of North Carolina for the time being, in the just and full sum of five hundred pounds, current money of this State, to be paid to the said Governor, or his successors or assigns: To the which payment well and truly to be made and done, we bind ourselves, our heirs, executors and administrators. Sealed with our seals, and dated this 21 day of November Anno Domini 1822.

      The Condition of the above Obligation is such, That whereas the above bounden George McNiel hath made application for a License for a Marriage, to be celebrated between him and Susan Vannoy of the county aforesaid: Now in case it shall not appear hereafter that there is any lawful cause to obstruct the said Marriage, then the above obligation to be void?..otherwise to remain in full force and virtue.

      Sealed and delivered, George McNiel
      In presence of Larkin McNiel
      W. W. Martin

    5. [S18] Marriage: North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868 [Ancestry.com database], Ancestry.com, compiler, (www.ancestry.com), image: 8167 (Reliability: 3).