Thursday, February 28, 2008

Descendants of Samuel and Mary Ann (Underhill) Vaux - Post 1

I'm starting a series of posts that define what I know about the descendants of my 3rd-great-grandparents, Samuel and Mary Ann (Underhill) Vaux. Samuel Vaux emigrated from England and settled in Aurora, Erie county, New York in the 1835-1840 time frame.

The English Vaux families have been well-defined by research conducted collaboratively by Hanna Nicholas and Liz James in England and Sarah Vaux in the United States. They have an online book manuscript available for Vaux researchers here. Hanna has submitted a Vaux database to the Rootsweb WorldConnect database here. I contributed information gleaned from census and other online information several years ago, and am working on adding more data from more recent online searches.


1. Samuel Vaux (James6, John5, James4, William3, John2, Thomas1 Vax) was born before 11 February 1816 in South Petherton, Somerset, ENGLAND (christening), son of James Vaux and Mary Palmer, and died after 1880 in perhaps Marshall County, KS. He married Mary Ann Underhill before 1839 in Aurora, Erie County, NY, daughter of Amos Underhill and Mary/Polly Metcalf. She was born about 1815 in Aurora, Erie County, NY, and died after 1880 in perhaps Marshall County, KS.

Children of Samuel Vaux and Mary Underhill are:
2.... i. Mary A. Vaux, born about 1839 in Aurora, Erie County, NY. She married James Woodward before 1863 in WI; born about 1837 in VT.

3... ii. Celia Ann Vaux, born May 1842 in Aurora, Erie County, NY. She married (1) Milo Redfield 08 January 1861 in Burnett, Dodge County, WI; born about 1836 in probably Jefferson County, NY. She married (2) Francis N. Munger about 1872 in probably MO; born July 1845 in WI.

4... iii. Abigail A. Vaux, born 28 October 1844 in Aurora, Erie County, NY (Bible); died 11 September 1931 in San Diego, San Diego County, CA (CA DI). She married Devier James Smith 04 April 1861 in Rolling Prairie, Dodge County, WI (Bible); born 07 May 1839 in Henderson, Jefferson County, NY (Bible); died 01 May 1894 in McCook, Red Willow County, NE (Bible).

5... iv. James P. Vaux, born about 1847 in Aurora, Erie County, NY; died 29 December 1902 in Aurora, Erie County, NY. He married Mary Alice Patrick before 1879 in KS; born about 1856 in OH; died 19 April 1904 in DeKalb, IL.

6 ... v. Elizabeth B. Vaux, born about 1851 in Aurora, Erie County, NY; died 10 May 1931 in Long Beach, Los Angeles County, CA (CA DI). She married Samuel Crouch 19 October 1871 in Andrew County, MO (IGI); born 1841 in ENGLAND; died 18 May 1931 in Long Beach, Los Angeles, CA (CA DI).

7... vi. Amos S. Vaux, born about 1854 in Aurora, Erie County, NY; died 23 August 1876 in Nodaway, Andrew County, MO.


My intent is to publish three generation descendants reports for each of the children of Samuel and Mary Ann (Underhill) Vaux. That will bring information about these families into the 20th century but will not include information on possibly living people. While I have some biographical material gleaned from various sources, including personal correspondence, for many of these families, I'm only going to publish the "bare bones" information about these families.

My purpose in putting these family summaries on this blog is to make my information about these families available for other researchers and distant relatives to find, with the hope that they will contact me and provide even more family information about the families.

If anybody reading this has information on these families, please contact me via email at and we can correspond and exchange information. If anybody has additions or corrections to my information, I would appreciate hearing from you!

1 comment:

Thomas MacEntee said...

Very interesting stuff Randy.

Right now I am working on genealogy for Calvert Vaux, considered the co-designer of New York's Central Park with Frederick Law Olmstead.

Calvert Vaux married Mary Swan McEntee, sister of the Hudson River School landscape artist Jervis McEntee.

My next few posts this week will be about trying to connect the MacEntee and McEntee families of Ulster County, New York.