Valentine Worley Van Huss and all five of his sons - James, Isaac, Daniel Smith, Robert E. and John Finley left Elizabethton, Tennessee after the Civil War for Kansas. The reasons why are not exactly clear as other half brothers would stay on in Tennessee, and in one case, Finley, would go to Texas. Source RootsWeb.
Three of the brothers that I know of married in Kansas. These include James and Daniel who married sisters and whose marriage records ate found in El Dorado at the Butler County Courthouse. Additionally, John Finley Van Huss, Bob's grandfather married Josie Brewer, originally of Worth County, Missouri, but lately living in Hickory Township, Butler County, Kansas.
On a trip this summer, I was lucky enough to visit Elizabethon in Carter County, Tennessee. Nestled in the Appalachian Mountains of eastern Tennessee, Carter County is known for being the first permanent settlement outside the original 13 colonies, as well as beautiful Watauga Lake and Roan Mountain. Daniel Boone had a hand in blazing the trail though this area.
Children of Valentine W. Campbell and Lucinda Campbell
Since Valentine's family figured prominately in moving to Kansas I will reprint the family members here.
VALENTINE W. VANHUSS, born 15 NOV 1818 in VIRGINIA.
He married LUCINDA F. CAMPBELL 7 FEB 1845 in CARTER CO., TN., daughter of ISAAC CAMPBELL and SUSANNAH SMITH, born ABT 1819 in TENNESSEE.
1. JAMES M. VANHUSS was born 9 SEP 1845 in TENNESSEE, died 6 JUL 1908.
2. ISAAC S. VANHUSS was born MAY 1847 in TENNESSEE.
3. DANIEL SMITH VANHUSS was born ABT 1850 in TENNESSEE.
4. SUSANNAH VANHUSS was born 18 JAN 1851 in TENNESSEE.
5. MATILDA VANHUSS was born ABT 1853.
6. ROBERT E. VANHUSS was born NOV 1857 in TENNESSEE.
7. JOHN F. VANHUSS was born ABT APR 1859 in TENNESSEE.
Source RootsWeb see entries 402 and following.
Wives of the Men:
1. JAMES M. VANHUSS b: 9 SEP 1845 in TENNESSE m. ELMETTA LUCINDA GIFFORD b: 6 JUN 1858 in ILLINOIS
2. Isaac S. Van Huss
3. DANIEL SMITH VANHUSS b: ABT 1850 in TENNESSEE m. EMMA ALICE GIFFORD b: 19 MAY 1856 in ILLINOISButler County records the following marriages of Daniel and James as
6. ROBERT E. VANHUSS b: NOV 1857 in TENNESSEE m. EMMA W. COOK b: 11 NOV 1860 in MISSOURI
7. JOHN F. VANHUSS b: ABT APR 1859 in TENNESSEE m. JESSIE [sic] E. ----- b: JUN 1865 in MISSOURI
VanHuss, Daniel, age 25, married Gifford, Emma A., age 19, on 9 Nov 1873
VanHuss, James M. age, 25 married Gifford, Elmetta L. age 19 on 26 Sept 1875