I am looking for any information on a VANDIVER/VANDION family near Texas County, MO in the 1860-1870s. My family member James M. Gross married a 2nd wife named Mary E. VANDIVER (some say VANDION) in Texas Co., MO in 1872. His first wife was Pheba (Phoebie) Jane Younger who died about 1863 in Arkansas. Mary E. Vandiver may have been a Civil War widow. James M. Gross fought in the Civil War CSA, Company L, Freeman's Regiment, Missouri Calvary, Brigadier General Joseph Orville Shelby's Div. Price's Army. Confederate card #44181701. I also found an 1860 Shelby, MO census record for Mary E. Vandiver age 23 who might be the same Mary I am looking for. See below:
System Origin:Missouri-ODM Source Film Number:931629 Reference Number: Source Citation "Missouri, Marriages, 1750-1920," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/V2DJ-WQK : accessed 29 April 2012), James M. Gross (1872).
"United States Census, 1860," Mary E Vandiver (, Shelby, Missouri) Name:Mary E Vandiver Residence:, Shelby, Missouri Ward:Taylor Township Age:23 years Estimated Birth Year:1837 Birthplace:Missouri Gender:Female Page:102 Family Number:700 Film Number:803657 DGS Number:4234822 Image Number:00290 NARA Number:M653 Source Citation "United States Census, 1860," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MHZL-C81 : accessed 29 April 2012), Mary E Vandiver (, Shelby, Missouri).