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Family of James Madison VESEY and Bethiah HANKS

James Madison VESEY b. 1810~1520 at (prob) Braintree, VT1520. d. 1883 Aug 171520 at Bronson, MI1520.
Bethiah HANKS b. 1814 Oct 8840 at Madison, OH5247. d. 1838 Feb 13840 at Bronson, MI5247. bd. Bronson Cem., Bronson, MI840.

Married2033 1832 Jan 122033 at Perry?, Geauga Co., OH2033.

James and Bethiah were married by William Graham, Justice of the Peace, of Perry, OH.

James Madison Vesey was born ~1809 (records have variously ages indicating 1808 ~ 1810), in Vermont, probably Braintree as his parents lived there before and after his birth date.

In the will5336 of Benjamin Vesey, signed Mar 5, 1828, Madison Vesey is named one of Benjamin's "three youngest sons."

It's not clear when he moved to Michigan, but probably in the early 1830s, as son Horace was born in Michigan. Sometime before 1840, he moved to St Joseph Co., Indiana (sons George and William were born in Indiana). Before about 1849 (daughter Harriet born ~1849 in Michigan,) he moved to Michgan.

The 1840 census5281 for St Joseph Co., Indiana, lists a Madison Veasey(?) with 1 male < 5y, 1 male 30-40y, 1 female 5-10, and 1 female 15-20. It is likely that is the family of James Madison Vesey, as he married second abt 1840. I.e., the young male could be son Horace, the younger female could be Elizabeth, the older female could be second wife Betsy. Further, sons George and William, as several records indicate, was born in Indiana.

James Madison Vesey is listed variously as "James M", "J M", "Jas M," "Madison J," and "Madison." His full name is assumed from that information.

In 18602901, Madison Vesey is listed as a mason. In 1880, Madison J Vesey is listed5246 as a stone mason.

Antisell5247 provides Bethiah's parents, birthplace and deathplace.

A headstone840 in Bronson Cem., Bronson, Michigan, reads "BETHIAH / Wife of / Jas M Vesey / Died / Feb 13 1838 / AE 23 Yrs 4 Mos / & 5 Days." Her birthdate calculated from that information matches the information provided by Antisell5247. However, Antisell has Bethiah's deathdate as Feb 18, 1838, which, considering Bethiah's calculated birthdate from headstone information, may be a mistranscription.

Children of James Madison VESEY and Bethiah HANKS:

1. Elizabeth VESEY5247 b. 1834 May 135247. d. 1847 Jan 25 or 265247 at Mishawaka, IN5247.
2. Horace M VESEY5247 b. 1837 Jan 295247 at Michigan5248. d. 1905 Jun 125248 at Sturgis, MI5248. bd. Oak Lawn Cem., Sturgis, MI5248.
md. Jane (Jenny) E LOCKWOOD

840. Gravestone inscriptions -
1520. Michigan Death (and Burials), 1800-1995, 1867-1897;
2033. Ohio County Marriages, 1789-1994 (1774-1993), (
2901. 1860 Fed Census MI, St Joseph Co., Sturgis;
5246. 1880 Fed Census MI, Branch Co., Bronson;
5247. Antisell, Genealogical History The Family of Lawrence Antisell of Willington, Ct., Christopher Antisell, Painesville, Ohio: 1908;
5248. Vesey, Horace M, Death Certificate (indexed as Viecy);
5281. 1840 Fed Census IN, St Joseph County, (town or township not indicated);
5336. Vesey, Benjamin, Will and Probate records, Ohio Wills and Probate, 1786-1998;