According to the book "Some descendants of John Burk (1656-1699) Middlesex County, VA" John Wilson Vermillion was a CSA cavalry soldier and his grandson, John P. Vermillion has a picture of him in his uniform. He reports that John W. married a Miss Horton from Scott Co., VA and that they may have eloped. The book goes on to say "Interestingly, in Sullivan Co., TN on Sept. 6, 1865, a John W. Vermillion married (1) Margaret K. Horton. His grandson further reports that John went to MO where he was a U.S. Marshall and that, while there, his wife and two children-a son and a daughter-died in a diptheria epidemic and are buried in MO. (Ellen Kelly reported that John's first wife to be Maggie Horton.) Legend surrounding John W. includes his being in Tombstone, AZ and having been a marshall in TX, and being associated with Wyatt Earp and his exploits. He returned home on a "Texas Pony" shortly before his 1883 marriage... On Oct. 7, 1883 in Washington Co., VA, John, age 39, born Russell Co. and wid. married (2) Nannie/Nancy Fleenor, 28, born in Washington Co.; daughter of David and Matilda (Hobbs) Fleenor. Nancy was born 1846 and died Feb. 29, 1932 (Ellen Kelly). (David Fleenor married Matilda Hobbs in Washington Co., VA on Sept. 23, 1836.) John's occupation was engineer.Iris Hall reports that John had been in Lawerence Co., MO."
The book goes on to list John Wilson Vermillion's two children by Nancy Fleenor: Minnie Belle and Opie Martin,their 9 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, and two great great grandchildren.