I am descended from Samuel Bell Vermillion, one of James Harvey V. & Nancy Jane (Smith) V.'s sons. Brady was one of Sam's brothers.There is a Vermillion Reunion at 1st Baptist Church, Altoga, Texas (Collin County) every July 4th.My grandmother was May Esther Vermillion Cate, one of Sam's daughters.She died last January (2000) at the age of 101.
James Harvey was a Texas Ranger for 3 months before the Civil War, but quit because he didn't want to have to kill someone.I have seen the records at the Texas Ranger museum in Waco, TX.Don't know if he had brothers who were Rangers or not. James ended up in the Confederate Army anyway.
Yes, there were many Baptist preachers in the family, named Dunn and Vermillion.None of them ever was head of Baptists for Texas or the US.James Harvey was one of the Deacon Directors who helped raise money to found and sustain Buckner Baptist Children's Home in the late 1800s in Dallas.