Thank you for your reply. I have order the lease-deed. That might shed some light. I did not know he ever lived in VA so this has been a big help.
How do we know he died in 1837?
The DAR papers that I have say he enlisted from Franklin District SC 7 Mar 1779
In the application for a War of 1812 filed by James McGraw's son-in-law Vanderviers had a large part in thier lives, but nothing comes right out and says there were marriages between the McGraws and Vanderviers--I will just continue to collect evidence and eventually I will prove it. My e-mail is Mrsjccreamer@aol.com. Keep in touch. You have been a big help