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Family of Horace Justin VESEY and Helen E SMITH

Horace Justin VESEY b. 1834 Oct 194633 at Braintree, VT4633. d. 1928 Jun 154633 at LaGrange, IN4633. bd. Greenwood Cem., LaGrange, IN4633.
Helen E SMITH b. 1839 Dec 142054 at Michigan2080. d. 1909 Feb 222063 at Lagrange, IN2063. bd. Greenwood Cem., Lagrange, IN840.

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 brother, Edgar Vesey, mentions surviving brother Horace Vesey "of Lagrange."

Horace died4633 of cardio vascular renal disease at the age of 93y 5m 4d. His birth date is calculated from his age at death.

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 -
2042. 1850 Fed Census IN, Elkhart Co., Jefferson;
2053. 1900 Fed Census IN, LaGrange Co., Bloomfield;
2054. Indiana, Counties of LaGrange and Noble Indiana, Historical and Biographical, Chicago, F A Battey & Co., Publishers:1882
2056. Indiana, LaGrange County Index to Death Records, 1882-1924;
2061. 1870 Fed Census IN, LaGrange Co., Milford;
2062. 1880 Fed Census IN, LaGrange Co., Milford;
2063. Indiana Deaths (Index), 1882-1920;,
2072. Indiana Marriages, 1811-1959; Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992, Indiana Marriage Collection, 1800-1941, Indiana Select Marriages Index 1748-1993, Indiana Marriages 1811-2007, Indiana Marriages 1810-2001; 1,2,5), 3,4,5)
2080. 1860 Fed Census IN, Lagrange Co., Milford;
2081. 1910 Fed Census IN, Lagrange Co., Lagrange;
2082. 1850 Fed Census MI, Branch Co., Noble;
2946. Vesey, Horace, Golden Wedding Anniv, Fort Wayne (IN) Daily News, Aug 6, 1907;
4601. Obit - Vesey, Edgar J, Goshen (IN) Daily Democrat, Mon, May 24, 1920;
4633. Indiana Death Certificates, 1899-2011;
4647. Love, Lydia C (Vesey), Death Certificate; Missouri Digital Heritage,