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VanDorien, VanDoren, Van Dorien, Fair Updated March 8, 2006
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Researching VanDorien (VanDoren)Family as follows: Van Doren, John B 1773 NJ m. Sarah (Sally) Osborn Son: Jabez b.4-9-1797 or 98 m. Mary Jane "Polly" Lee in 1819 in Jennings Cty, IN. They had 16 children. 2nd wife: Margaret Smith Hockett b. 1804 who was first married to William Reuben Smith. Lived in Henry Cty., Iowa 1850-70 approx. Margaret and Jabez had three more children: Mary Jane, Reuben (1844)and Elizabeth Ann (1867) Reuben's son William W. is my great grandfather, and my grandfather is his son, Harry Wesley VanDorien. Harry married Ada May Fair and had eight children. Harry and Ada are buried in the Upchurch Cemetary in Norwich, KS. Reuben and William are buried in the Caldwell, KS Cemetary. Ada was the daughter of C.W. and Sarah E. Fair. She had two sisters that we know of: Geneva and Lucy.