There is a gedcom file at www.worldconnect.rootsweb.com posted by a Carla Farrell that I believe is the same family. However, she shows John's father as Hezekiah Vanskoike.
My Vanskike's also moved from Shelby co. to Macon co., living in W. Independence and Mercyville. I am looking for information on my 3gr grandmother who is said to have died 23 Aug 1862 in Mercyville & is said to have been buried there.Her name was Martha Ann (HOWSER or HOOSEN) Vanskike and she was married to Robert Vanskike (b. 17 Mar 1822/23 in Mason co., KY). He m. #2 Sarah Fletcher 27 Nov 1864.
Any other information on this family would be appreciated!