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Family of John B VESEY and Margaret Alice NEWELL

John B VESEY b. 1836 May 222068 at Cayuga Co., OH2068. d. 1920840. bd. Cedarlawn Cem., Jackson, MS840.
Margaret Alice NEWELL b. 1842 May2085 at Indiana2083. d. 1915840. bd. Cedarlawn Cem., Jackson, MS840.

Married2068 1860 Aug 82068 at home of Margaret's father, Jefferson Twp., IN3155.

John and Margaret (Alice) were married3155 Aug 8, 1860, at her father's residence in Jefferson Township by Rev. E. Hall.

Son Wililam's passport application in 1920 states his father was then residing in Pocahontas, MS. In 1895, J B Vesey reported3153 in a letter to the Goshen Mid-Week News, that he had just returned to Chicago from a 3 months' stay on his ranch in Lake Co., South Dakota., a ranch consisting of 1370 acres. He had threshed 11,000 bushels of grain, and large quantities of other crops. John stated that the country could not be surpassed for farming, though water was sometimes difficult to get without much expense. The History2068 of Elkhart County, Indiana, states that John B Vesey moved with his family from Ohio to Middlebury, IN, in 1838. At the age of 16, John attended the Ontario Collegiate Institute (Lagrande Co., IN). He then was a deputy sheriff and tax collector, and a teacher in the common school. He married in 1860 Miss Alice Newell. He was, in general, a farmer.

In 1910, John and Margaret resided2084 with their married daughter Rena A Gray, Rena's husband Harley, and John B Gray, the son of Rena and Harley. Following Margaret's 1915 death, John continued to reside2086 with his daughter (Rena) Alice and her husband Harley. He died840 in 1920.

The obituary4601 of Edgar J Vesey, published May 24, 1920, mentions surviving brother John Vesey of Mississippi. That provides an early date for John's death - after May 24, 1920.

Margaret's name appears variously in the cited records as Margaret, Alice, and Margaret A. The 1893 obituary4644 for William Newell, subtitled "Death of a Pioneer," mentions surviving daughter Mrs John B Vesey of Chicago. In the 1880 census2083, the birthplace of the parents of Alice Vesey are listed as Scotland and New York, and William Newell, born Scoland, and "father-in-law" to John B Vesey, resided with John, Alice and family. In 1850, Margaret Newell lived2042 in Jefferson, Indiana, with her father and mother, born in Scotland and New York respectively. Margaret lived with her father in 1860.

Child 2. Nettie

Nettie, who is listed2073 age 2 months in Aug 1870, does appear in 1880 in the family of John B and Alice Vesey. It is assumed she died young.

Children of John B VESEY and Margaret Alice NEWELL:

1. William Hosea VESEY2083 b. 1862 Mar 25645 at Goshen, IN645. d. 1946840. bd. Cedarlawn Cem., Jackson, MS840.
md. Myra Belle BARNETT
2. Nettie VESEY2073 b. 1870 May~2073 at Indiana2073. d. before 1880?2083.
3. Rena Alice VESEY2083 b. 1874 Aug2085 at Indiana2083.
md. Harley Winter GRAY

645. U. S. Passport Applications 1795-1925;,
840. Gravestone inscriptions -
2042. 1850 Fed Census IN, Elkhart Co., Jefferson;
2043. 1860 Fed Census IN, Elkhart Co., Elkhart;
2068. Indiana, Elkhart County, History of, Chas C Chapman & Co., Chicago, 1881; (PDF)
2073. 1870 Fed Census IN, Elkhart Co., Jefferson;
2076. 1860 Fed Census IN, Elkhart Co., Jefferson;
2083. 1880 Fed Census IN, Elkhart Co., Goshen;
2084. 1910 Fed Census MS, Madison Co., Beat 3;
2085. 1900 Fed Census SD, Lake Co., Concord;
2086. 1920 Fed Census MS, Madison Co., Beat 3;
3153. Vesey, John B, report of ranch in South Dakota, Goshen (IN) Mid-Week News, Wed, Oct 30, 1895;
3155. Vesey, John B, marriage to Newell, Margaret A, Goshen (IN) Times, Thur, Aug 16, 1860;
4601. Obit - Vesey, Edgar J, Goshen (IN) Daily Democrat, Mon, May 24, 1920;
4644. Obit - Newell, William, The Goshen (IN) Times, Thurs, Oct 19, 1893;