William Vanderipe

William Vanderipe

Civil War (Confederate) · Confederate Army
Other Service
Branch

Militia

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Service Start Date

7 Apr 1856

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Rank

Corporal

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Service End Date

7 Oct 1856

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Conflict Period

Other Service

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Served For

United States of America

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Other Service
Conflict Period

Other Service

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Rank

Private

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Branch

Militia

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Service Start Date

12 Jan 1857

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Service End Date

22 Jun 1857

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Served For

United States of America

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Civil War (Confederate) (1861 - 1865)
Service Start Date

7 Jul 1864

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Service End Date

26 Apr 1865

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Conflict Period

Civil War (Confederate)

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Branch

Confederate Army

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Rank

Private

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United States of America

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Civil War (Confederate) (1861 - 1865)
Conflict Period

Civil War (Confederate)

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Service End Date

25 Apr 1862

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Service Start Date

5 Mar 1862

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Branch

Confederate Army

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Rank

Private

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United States of America

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Stories about William Vanderipe

Biographical Sketch

    Private William Harvey Vanderipe was born in Kentucky on June 10th, 1834.

    His family traveled to Florida in 1844; his family, along with the families Chapman and Hancock, established the village of Miakka ca. 1850.

    William served in the state militia during the 3rd Seminole War, first as a corporal in Addison’s Company from April 7th, 1856 to October 8th, 1856; next in Durrance’s Company, Florida Mounted Volunteers as a private from January 12th through June 22, 1857; next in Lesley’s Company, Florida Mounted Volunteers as a private from August 24th, 1857 through April, 1858.

    He is believed to have established established a herd of cattle in the Myakka region of Manatee County (now part of Sarasota County), Florida before or during the Civil War.

    He was mustered into Confederate service on March 5th, 1862 when he was enlisted as a Private in Captain Smith’s Company (Key West Avengers), 7th Regiment Florida Infantry by Major R. B. Thomas at Tampa, Florida for a period of 3 years or the war.

    He was discharged for unspecified reason by Major Thomas on April 25th.

    He married Eliza Jane Burts on September 17th, 1863 at Manatee County, Florida.

    He is reported to have enlisted with Company A, Florida 1st Special Cavalry Battalion on or about July 7th, 1864.  He surrendered at the end of the war, taking the Oath of Allegiance in October of 1865.

    After the war, he continued to raise cattle, and at one time owned over a thousand acres adjacent to the Myakka river between Upper and Lower Lake.

    He became the first Postmaster of Manatee in 1872, and served several terms as a county commissioner.  He served as the president of the Bank of Manatee from its establishment in January of 1900 until his death on July 7th, 1901.

    Eliza Jane applied for and was granted a Confederate Widow's Pension for her husband's service.

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