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Family of Horace Justin VESEY and Helen E SMITH

Married2072 1857 Aug 162072 at DeKalb Co., IN2072.

Horace' middle name is listed4633 on his death certificate, for which the informant was Mrs Chas Sears, probably his daughter Maggie Vesey Sears. His birth date and place is also listed on his death certificate. Horace was a farmer and fruit-tree grafter4633 in Lagrange County, Indiana, for most of his life. In 1907, several members of their family gathered2946 to celebrate the golden wedding anniversary of Horace and Helen. In the announcement of the gathering, Horace is mentioned as the uncle of W J and Allen Vesey (sons of Horace's brother Benjamin) of Fort Wayne. Attending the celebration were Mr and Mrs Allen Vesey (Horace's great-nephew); Allen's father (and Horace's nephew) John H Vesey; Mr and Mrs B W Vesey (Horace's brother), Mr and Mrs W J Vesey (previously mentioned) and daughters Margaret, Sallie and Catherine; and W J Vesey's sons Richard, William and David.

The obituary4601 of Horace's father, Edgar Vesey, mentions surviving son Horace Vesey "of Lagrange."

Horace died4633 of cardio vascular renal disease at the age of 93y 5m 4d.

Child 1. Sarah

A headstone in Greenwood Cem., Lagrange, IN, reads "SARAH JANE Dau of H J & H E VESEY died Dec 1 18#9 Ae 5 weeks & 3das." The year *appears* to be 1839, but, if H J is Horace J and H E is Helen E, then that date is not correct. In any case, it appears that Horace and Helen had a daughter Sarah Jane that died in infancy. If Lottie were born in 1860 rather than 1859, then perhaps Sarah was born Oct 1859.

Children of Horace Justin VESEY and Helen E SMITH:

1. Sarah Jane VESEY840 d. 18#9? Dec 1840. bd. Greenwood Cem., Lagrange, IN840.
2. Margaret (Maggie) Adeline VESEY2061 b. 1858 May2053 at Indiana2061. d. 1956840. bd. Greenwood Cem., Lagrange, IN840.
md. Charles Eleazer SEARS
3. Lottie Ellen VESEY2061 b. 1859 Oct~2080 at Indiana2061. d. 1890 Sep 20840. bd. Greenwood Cem., Lagrange, IN840.
md. George R MCKIBBEN
4. Lydia C VESEY2061 b. 1862 Jan 84647 at Indiana2061. d. 1928 Feb 274647 at at home, 2463 Forest St, Kansas City, MO4647. bd. Mount Washington Cem., Independence, MO4647.
md. Edward Morris LOVE
5. Sylvester Treat VESEY2061 b. 1864 Oct 32072 at Milford Twp., Lagrange Co., IN2072. d. 1923 Aug 12056 at Lagrange Co., IN2056. bd. Greenwood Cem., Lagrange, IN840.
md. 1) Edna E GRUNER
md. 2) Dora AUSTIN


840. Gravestone inscriptions - www.findagrave.com
2042. 1850 Fed Census IN, Elkhart Co., Jefferson; www.ancestry.com
2053. 1900 Fed Census IN, LaGrange Co., Bloomfield; www.ancestry.com
2056. Indiana, LaGrange County Index to Death Records, 1882-1924; www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~inlagran
2061. 1870 Fed Census IN, LaGrange Co., Milford; www.ancestry.com
2062. 1880 Fed Census IN, LaGrange Co., Milford; www.ancestry.com
2072. Indiana Marriages, 1811-1959; Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992, Indiana Marriage Collection, 1800-1941, Indiana Select Marriages Index 1748-1993; 1,2) familysearch.org, 3,4) ancestry.com
2080. 1860 Fed Census IN, Lagrange Co., Milford; www.ancestry.com
2081. 1910 Fed Census IN, Lagrange Co., Lagrange; www.ancestry.com
2946. Vesey, Horace, Golden Wedding Anniv, Fort Wayne (IN) Daily News, Aug 6, 1907; newspapers.com
4601. Obit - Vesey, Edgar J, Goshen (IN) Daily Democrat, Mon, May 24, 1920; newspaperarchive.com
4633. Indiana Death Certificates, 1899-2011; www.ancestry.com
4647. Love, Lydia C (Vesey), Death Certificate; Missouri Digital Heritage, www.sos.mo.gov/mdh