Biography of Arthur A. Vandever
Miami County, Ohio Biographies

ARTHUR A. VANDEVER (deceased); he was born in Warren Co., Ohio July 7. 1807, was a son of Arthur and Althea Vandever, natives of New Jersey, who removed to Ohio in a very early day. They were the parents of ten children, two now living, viz., Ann and Charles. Mr. Vandever lived with his father till of age; and on Aug. 17, 1828, was united in marriage with Eliza M., daughter of Elisha and Isabel Shepherd; they had nine children, of whom three are now living, viz., Eleanor, William and Arthur; he lost his wife May 3, 1843; on May 20.1844, lie married his second wife, Amanda Jane, daughter of Robert and Winnefred Russell, natives of Kentucky, who located in Ohio at a very early day and were the parents of ten children. of whom four are now living, viz., Hinson, Polly, Nancy and Amanda Jane. Mr. Vandever and wife, by this union, had eight children, of whom seven are now living, viz., Robert Hinson, Martha Jane, Harrison, Tunis Leroy, Amanda Ann, Elizabeth and Firman. Mr. Vandeyer first located in Warren Co., where he lived about two years; then went to Miami Co., and located south of Miami City, residing there several years; finally removing to the farm where he died. March 8, 1880. Mr. Vandever had always been an industrious, energetic man; having cleared up a great portion of his farm, bringing it into good cultivation and erecting fine and commodious buildings. He was quite successful in accumulating property, and noted for his kindness and generosity; such was the character of Mr. Vanderver, and his name, we trust, will be honored by future generations.

History of Miami County, Ohio
Published by: W. H. Beers and Co.
Chicago 1880

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