I honestly do not have a good, strong answer for you on this.All of the evidence I have gathered and/or was given points to Benjamin Vermillion who married (1) Rebecca Roberson and (2) Sarah Perdue was the son of Samuel Vermillion b. 1755 in PGC, Maryland.According to Ira Vermillion's findings, Benjamin's father was "most likely" Samuel Vermillion b. 1755 and his mother was either Amy Hill (Samuel's first wife) or Nancy (unknown).Samuel was said to have had five children -- Eleanor (24Oct1791-NC), Jesse and Samuel (twins born about 1796-NC), James D. (1800-NC), and Benjamin (b. 1801-NC).Since Benjamin was listed as the last born, I suspect he may have been Samuel's and Nancy's son.
With that said, I have never found evidence of Benjamin's birth to Samuel and Nancy.Samuel and his cousins, Abraham, James, and Wilson, served together in the Revolution and they bounced back and forth betweenNC and TN, like yo-yos.I have a strong suspicion that one of these Vermillion cousins name may have been Guy Vermillion.
A check of the 1820 Soundex census records for North Carolina reveals only four Vermillions were recorded in that year – Amy Vermillion (Buncombe Co.), Abreham Vermillion (Rockingham Co.), Gay (or Guy) Vermillion (Rockingham Co.), and Elizabeth Vermillion (Washington Co.).This suggested to me that Guy and Abraham were probably brothers or cousins, but not having birth dates stopped me cold..
On 8-27-2003, I sent an e-mail to the genealogy department of the Sevier Co., NC, Library and received the following information in a reply from Mike Maples on 8-28-2003 . . .
Samuel Vermillion (b. 4/6/1755 in Charles Co., MD and d. 2/8/1837) filed for a pension as a Revolutionary War soldier.The pension file is #S7790.The record shows he served in both Maryland and North Carolina during the war.He applied for pension on 4/11/1832 while living in Macon Co., NC.Also applying for pensions at the same time were Jesse and Wilson Vermillion from the same county.This group of Vermillions, along with a family named Messer, are reported to have moved back and forth between Haywood and Macon counties in North Carolina to Cooke County in Tennessee.
Samuel is very difficult to trace because he moved back and forth from NC toTennessee, and it is believed he may have been married more than twice but no documentation has been found to support that.I did find an autobiography of Noah Palmer, who was a descendant of Samuel's daughter, Eleanor.His writing shows only four children born to Samuel and Amy Hill; and the Messer family (Eleanor's daughter's line) records that Eleanor was the daughter of Amy Hill Vermillion.
Finally, I believe Wilson Vermillion was known as Guy, but he never had a son named Benjamin and ne married Nancy Elizabeth McNeil -- no Sarah.If you can connect your Guy Vermillion (married Sarah) to a parent, I may have more to offer.Contact me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Doug