John and Andrew Vandyke received land in Rusk Co. Texas in 1840. Nancy Vandyke and Nancy Beams were convicted of murdering John, Nancy's V.'s husband,in 1844. They were tried in Nac.co. and returned to Rusk Co. to await hanging. They both received a Presidential Pardon from Sam Houston. Vandyke children were Amanda, married to Peter Moore, Andrew, John, and I believe other daughters and sons. There were minor children at the time of John's death. On July 7, 1853 something was entered in a land record that states 'Patentee" Hrs. John Vandyke. I can find no further records of this family. Please help!! Thank you.