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Family of James Madison VESEY and Margaret HASTINGS

James Madison VESEY b. 1835 Jun 54960 at (prob) Perry, OH834. d. 1864 Jun 272096 at Port Hudson, LA2096. bd. Port Hudson National Cem., Zachary, LA1817.
Margaret HASTINGS b. 1838~1744 at New York1744.


James Madison Vesey, listed as "Madison" in the censuses, but "James" and "James M" in other records, was born ~1835 in (prob) Perry, Ohio. Cone4960 provides (without reference) an exact date. He enlisted1993 17 Feb 1864 in Company K, Wisconsin 35th Infantry Regiment. The regiment went in April of that year to Port Hudson, LA, for guard and picket duty. On June 27, James died of inflammation of the lungs and was buried181 the same day in what would become the Port Hudson National Cemetery, Zachary, Louisiana. On Oct 3, 1864, his widow, Margaret A Vesey, filed for his pension. Following Margaret's marriage2095 1 Aug 1868 to Stephen C Wiggin, "M A Wiggin" refiled1007 for James' pension on Oct 12, 1868.

In 1870, Margaret appears as Margarette Wiggins, b NY, in the household of Stephen C Wiggins, with the two son of James Madison and Margaret: Charles M, age 9, b Wisconsin, and William M, age 6, b Wisconsin.

Margaret's parents are listed in the marriage record2095 for her and Stephen C Wiggin(s). Margaret and Stephen were married 1 Aug 1868 in Sheboygan. Stephen was born in New Hampshire to George W & Ann M Wiggins.

Child 1. Elmer

A headstone840 in Winooski Cem., Plymouth, WI, has "Elmer E Son of James M [or James & M] VESEY Died Mar 17 1860 AE 5ms." From the age, date, location, and father's name, it is assumed Elmer was a child of James & Margaret Vesey.

Children of James Madison VESEY and Margaret HASTINGS:

1. Elmer E VESEY840 b. 1859 Nov~840. d. 1860 Mar 17840. bd. Winooski Cem., Plymouth, WI840.
2. Charles M VESEY899 b. 1861 Apr 131686 at Lyndon, WI1686. d. 1932840. bd. Perry Twp Cem., Perry, OH840.
md. Hattie R GRAY
3. William Madison VESEY1686 b. 1864 Jul 71686 at Lyndon, WI1686. d. 1946 Jul 161551 at Chicago, IL1551. bd. Woodlawn Cem., Chicago< IL2115.
md. 1) Louisa Laurene WHITNEY
md. 2) Eva WHITE
md. 3) Emma M KIBLER

181. Burgen, David E WW I Draft Reg Card
834. 1850 Fed Census OH, Lake Co., Perry;
840. Gravestone inscriptions -
899. 1870 Fed Census WI, Sheboygan Co., Lyndon;
1007. Civil War Pension Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934;,,
1551. Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947;,
1686. Wisconsin Births and Christenings Index, 1826-1908, 1801-1928;
1743. 1880 Fed Census WI, Sheboygan Co., Lyndon;
1744. 1860 Fed Census WI, Sheboygon Co., Lindon;
1817. U. S. Veterans Gravesites, ca 1775-2006;
1993. U. S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles;
2095. Wisconsin Marriages, 1836-1930;
2096. U. S. Registers of Deaths of Volunteers, 1861-1865;
2115. Obit - Vesey, William (Madison), Chicago (IL) Tribune, Jul 17, 1946; posted by Dawn Vesey Puliafico,
4960. Cone Family, Some Account of the Cone Family in America, (desc of Daniel Cone of Conn,), William Whitney Cone compiler, Crane & Company, Topeka, KS, 1903;