I still have a question about this James G. Van Marter.
His birthdate is listed as 1835, from Arcadia, Wayne County, New York, but this is the birthdate for John Charles Van Marter, brother of James G. Van Marter,b. 1834 and son of David Van Marter (b. 1782, New Jersey). Also it seems that there may have been 2 James Van Marter born within a few years of each other:
James G. Van Marter (son of David Van Marter b, 1782 and Mary Ann Coleman Rowan b. 1797)
born 1834 of South Sodus, Wayne County, New York.-1850 Census.
This family were farmers of small acerage, who later (about mid-1850's) moved to Lapeer, Michigan area.
I have no other information of this James G. Van Marter.
James G. (Gilbert) Van Marter is listed on the internet as having a birthdate of 1835.
Also internet info gives his occupation as a Doctor, who was widely traveled, Europe included. It seems he had access to a better education and financal support for the life-style mentioned on the net, than hard working farm families of South Sodus would be able to provide.
I have a Wayne County Directoy from 1867-1868.
In the town of Arcadia a James C. Van Marter is listed.
It appears there may be some confusion, especially with the middle initial being so similar.
James G. Van Marter b. 1934 had the following brothers and sisters as listed on the 1850 Census from South Sodus, NY.
- Gilbert, b. 1830, New Jersey
- Hester, b. 1832, New York
- James G. b, 1834, New York
- John Charles, b. July 13, 1835, d. November 27, 1887, buried South Sodus, Wayne county, New York.
- Ida, b. 1837, New York
- Elias B., b. 1839, New York, buried Stiles Cemetery, Mayfield Twp., Lapeer County, Michigan.
- Deborah Ann, b. July 12,1840, buried Stiles Cemetery, Mayfield Twp., Lapeer County, Michigan.
John Charles and Elias B. both enlisted for the Civil War from the state of Michigan.
Deborah Ann married Lewis Peck and died Mayfield Twp., Lapeer, Michigan, March 27, 1893
No other info on Gilbert, Hester and Ida of South Sodus.
It does not seem that I have any solid information about the differences in these two James Van Marters'.
Perhaps more info is waiting to be found, as much as we all would like to claim royality.