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Family of Samuel nee Murphy VEAZIE and Louisa SHUMWAY

Married2022 1833 Mar 52032.

The marriage of Samuel and Louisa is assumed from Louisa's death record2022 in which she is listed as Louisa Veazie (Shumway). The records2023 of the First Baptist Church in North Adams, MA, list Louisa Veazie "Mrs Samuel Veazie." Samuel's birthyear and Louisa's birthyear (both calculated from their age at death), the census and birth/baptism records referenced are consistent with that assumption.

An 1865 affidavit4513 by Samuel Veazie provides the information that Mary Veazie, Samuel's mother, married first John Murphy, and that he was their only child. Shortly following Samuel's birth, John Murphy died. His mother married second Harvey Efner. After his mother remarried, Samuel was adopted by "her brother, my uncle Samuel Veazie." Some genealogies have Samuel Veazie as the son of that Samuel Veazie and Rebecca Harrington. Without Samuel's affidavit, that assumption is logical, as several census records list this Samuel's birthplace as Massachusetts. In other census records, and in his death record, this Samuel's birthplace is listed as New York.

Per Samuel's death record2021, he died of "Old Age" at the age of 76 years, 8 months. That implies a birthdate of 24 October 1807. That record also lists his birthplace as Schoharie Co., NY. Efner's affidavit4504 provides a logical reason why this Samuel Veazie, though born in New York, resided in Massachusetts from (at latest) 1850511 through his death in 1884.

Hillman800 has birthdate as 15 Jul 1808, the birthyear apparently coming from Samuel's tombstone (1808). Perhaps the "15 Jul" is an error on Ralph's part, or an interpretation of other unreferenced data (e.g., Shumway Genealogy2032 has Samuel born Jul 15 1808 - without reference). As a footnote in Hillman's genealogy regarding this matter, he states Samuel's birthdate should be 24 Oct 1807.

Samuel worked all his life as a carpenter, as listed in the referenced censuses and in his death record.

In 1860, Elizabeth Shumway (Louisa's mother), age 82, born Connecticut, is listed497 in Samuel and Louisa's household. "Mrs. Shumway," age 87, a widow, born Massachusetts, is living 2034 with Samuel and Louisa in 1865.

Shumway Genealogy2032 lists first two children who died in infancy.

Louisa Veazie died2022 at the age of 84 yrs 6mos 16 da of "Billious Fever." Her birth date calculated from her age at death matches her birth record2026. Louisa was baptised2023 in the First Bapt Church, North Adams, in 1843.

Child 3. Martha

Eugenia was baptized2023 1854 in the North Adams (MA) First Bapt Church. In church and census records she is listed as the twin of Angelia. Interestingly, in the 1850 census511, she is listed as age 11, below her sister Angelia, listed as age 12. Eugenia was the informant for her twin sister Angelia's death certificate2031.

Child 4. Mary

Mary Angelia was baptized2023 1854 at the North Adams (MA) First Bapt Church.

Children of Samuel nee Murphy VEAZIE and Louisa SHUMWAY:

1. Helen Jeannette VEAZIE2032 b. 1833 Dec 292032. d. 1835 Aug 152032.
2. Helen Juliet VEAZIE2032 b. 1837 Apr 82032. d. 1838 Feb 162032.
3. Martha Eugenia VEAZIE2023 b. 1838 Dec2028 at prob North Adams, MA2023. d. 1919 Jun 42023.
4. Mary Angelia VEAZIE2023 b. 1838 Dec 242031 at North Adams, MA2031. d. 1913 Apr 152031 at North Adams, MA2031. bd. Hillside Cem., North Adams, MA2031.
5. Erwin T VEAZIE2023 b. 1841 Apr 212032 at prob North Adams, MA2023. d. 1922 Jan 203306 at Ohio Valley Hosp., Stowe, OH3306. bd. McConnellsville Cem., McConnellsville, OH840.
md. Helen A BARKER
6. Charles Clifford VEAZIE511 b. 1845 Dec 82029 at Adams, MA2029. d. 1910 Aug 132022 at 27 Veazie St., North Adams, MA2022. bd. Hillside Cem., North Adams, MA2022.
md. 1) Ann Sarah BAXTER
md. 2) Elizabeth (Lizzie) M DOWNING


497. 1860 Fed Census MA, Berkshire Co., Adams; www.ancestry.com
511. 1850 Fed Census MA, Berkshire Co., Adams; www.ancestry.com
800. Veazie Genealogy, Ralph Hillman, 2011
840. Gravestone inscriptions - www.findagrave.com
2021. Massachusetts, North Adams Births, Marriages and Deaths, Mass Town Records, 1620-1988; www.ancestry.com
2022. Massachusetts, North Adams Deaths, Mass Vital Records, 1841-1910; www.americanancestors.org
2023. Massachusetts, North Adams, Members of the First Baptist Church (before 1860); www.americanancestors.org
2024. 1870 Fed Census MA, Berkshire Co., Adams; www.ancestry.com
2025. 1880 Fed Census MA, Berkshire Co., North Adams; www.ancestry.com
2026. Massachusetts, Belchertown Births, Marriages and Deaths, Mass Town Records, 1620-1988; www.ancestry.com
2028. 1900 Fed Census MA, Berkshire Co., North Adams; www.ancestry.com
2029. Massachusetts, Adams/North Adams Births, Mass Vital Records, 1841-1910; www.americanancestors.org
2031. Massachusetts, North Adams Deaths, Mass Vital Records 1911-1915; www.americanancestors.org
2032. Shumway Family, Genealogy of, in the United States of America, compiled by Asahel Adams Shumway, Atlantic City, NJ; New York, Tobias A Wright, 1909; books.google.com
2034. 1865 State Census MA, Bershire Co., Adams; familysearch.org
3306. Veazie, Edwin T, death cert; Penn. Death Certs. 1906-1963; www.ancestry.com
4504. Affidavit - Efner, John V, affidavit signed Dec 19, 1866, from the probate records of Joseph Veazie, Rhode Island Wills and Probate; www.ancestry.com
4513. Affidavit - Veazie, Samuel, grandson of John Veazie, affidavit signed April 24, 1865, from the probate records of Joseph Veazie, Rhode Island Wills and Probate; www.ancestry.com