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GEORGE V. VANDEGRIFT The death of George V. VANDEGRIFT April 24, 1853, removed from Bensalem township, Bucks county, Pennsylvania, where he resided all his life, one of its promi­nent, influential and public-spirited citi­zens. His birth occurred in 1804, a son of Joseph and Sarah (BYSON) VANDEGRIFT, and grandson of John VANDEGRIFT, Joseph VANDEGRIFT (father) was also a native of Bensalem township, Bucks county, the year of his birth being 1776. In early life he served an apprenticeship at the trade of weaver, and this he followed successfully throughout his active career.. He was a member of the Episcopal church, the service of which he attended regularly. By his marriage to Sarah BANKSON the following named children were born: Lydia, Rebecca, Mary, Amy, George V., Frances, Sarah Ann, Joseph, Julia Ann, and Jane. Mr. VANDEGRIFT died in 1839, survived by his wife, who passed away in 1857.
George V. VANDEGRIFT attended the common schools adjacent to his home, after which he learned the same trade as his father that of weaver, but after following this for a number of years turned his attention to farming, which proved both a pleasant and profitable occupation. Upon attaining his majority he cast his vote with the Whig party, to whom he gave his allegiance up to the formation of the Republican party, and from that time up to his decease he advocated the principles of that great organization.

Text taken from page 36 of:

Davis, William W. H., A.M., History of Bucks County, Pennsylvania [New York-Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1905] Volume III Transcribed May 2000 by Judy Jackson of Missouri as part of the Bucks Co., Pa., Early Family Project,

Published May 2000 on the Bucks County, P.,

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