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Intro: Jacob VV m. Sarah Long (STRAY Branch)


These notes are a few early assumptions and sources found for this family - gathered from the family trees online at the NAVVF, or from personal family records supplied to us, and backed by records wherever possible. We recognize that the information may be incorrect or incomplete, but present it here as a starting point for discussion and welcome your feedback.

 
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Intro: Jacob VV m. Sarah Long (STRAY Branch)
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Note from Admin:  These notes are a few early assumptions and sources found for this family - gathered from the family trees online at the NAVVF, or from personal family records supplied to us, and backed by records wherever possible.  We recognize that the information may be incorrect or incomplete, but present it here as a starting point for discussion and welcome your feedback.

 Jacob VV m. Sarah Long [see tree]

 
This family is not yet connected to the official genealogy of the VanValkenburg family on the NAVVF site.

In coming months we will be adding photos and scans of original documents directly to individuals in each tree. (We welcome your help with this and you may use this form to contact us or to join this collaborative project as a Contributor).

Not much is known about this couple but two census records and one death record.   In the censuses, Jacob and wife Sarah are already advanced in age and are living in Woodhouse Twp., Norfolk Co.  Jacob VV b. 1795 in Ontario after the American Revolution, may have come with a group of Loyalist settlers to the Long Point area on the North shore of Lake Erie.  Or he may be related to the VV branch that went by surname Vollick who took up land grants in neighbouring Haldimand Co.  The only evidence for wife Sarah's origins are her maiden name - LONG - on the death record of son Joseph.

Some of their children went interchangeably by the surnames VV and Vann.  A son, William Vann, seems to have married four times and had children by at least two different wives.  Descendants of his had removed to Michigan. Newspaper obituaries have been posted, in the hopes that these cross-border generations can be sorted out.

When photographing graves at St. Thomas, the cemetery office alluded to descendant David Darius Vann as having been the un-sung inventor of what became the catalytic converter.  It does not seem that descendants stayed in SW Ontario, but the family is still fondly remembered in St. Thomas.

The life of Canadian aviator - Capt. Douglas Allen Vann - is celebrated in an annual hockey tourney in support of the Heart & Stroke Foundation.

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Linked toLong, Sarah; VanVolkingburgh-Vanvoltenburg, Jacob; Vanvoltenburg, Eliza Jane; Vanvoltenburg, Elizabeth Betsey; Vanvoltenburg, Jacob; Vanvoltenburg, James; Vanvoltenburg, Joseph John; Vanvoltenburg, Rachel; Vanvoltenburg, Sarah Matilda; Vanvoltenburg-Vann, Katy Sarah Catherine; Vanvoltenburg-Vann, Mary Ann; Vanvoltenburg-Vann, William

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