I believe that Vermillion-family women intermarried with several of my ancestors and, if I'm right, hold the key to positively identifying at least one disputed line.
It is establsihed that at least one Vermillion married into the south Ohio, Wickline family, that being Amy Vermillion who married William Henry Wickline. William is a son of Civil War Veteran Collin Wickline and Elizabeth Jane Lambert.
This Amy Vermillion is the great-granddaughter of Uriah Vermillion, who I understand to be the brother of Hezekiah Vermillion (all of Maryland). It is also established that Hezekiah's daughter Letitia, b. 1801 in Maryland, married James Louderback in Bracken Co., Ky. in 1821. They had several children including an Anderson Louderback, born around 1836 in Kentucky.
My Wickline ancestor, Thomas, is the brother of William Henry, and thus the brother-in-law of Amy Vermillion. Thomas Wickline married Rachel Louderback. Her father was also named Anderson Louderback and I believe he is the same person as the one mentioned above, but I cannot prove this. The earliest record of Anderson Perry Louderback, father of Rachel, is his marriage in 1871 to Mary Ellen Sturgill in Lawrence Co., Ohio.
If the two Anderson are the same person, then Thomas and William married women who shared Robert Vermillion and Elizabeth Burch as great-great grandparents.
The connection probably does not end there. Thomas and William Henry Wickline had another brother Levi Wickline, who married Addie Sturgill. Addie is the half-sister of Mary Ellen Sturgill. So Levi's wife was the half-aunt of Thomas'. But they were probably even more closely related. Addie's mother (but not Mary Ellen's) was Sarah Louderback, of disputed origins. She married the girls' father Elihu Sturgill in Lawrence Co., Ohio, in 1872, a year after Mary Ellen's marriage to Anderson Perry Louderback. The circumstantial evidence seems very strong that Anderson and Sarah were related by blood as well as marriage.
Is Sarah also a Vermillion descendant? Did other Vermillions marry Louderbacks or Wicklines?
I believe that all three Wickline brothers probably married distant cousins who were Vermillion descendants. I'd love some information to help me prove it.
Incidently, Thomas Wickline's and Rachel Elizabeth Louderback's daughter Mary Ellen Wickline, b. 1905, Ohio, is my father's mother. She died 1980 in W.Va. and probably took the answer to these questions with her, if she in fact knew the answers.