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Family of Horace M VESEY and Mary Annie ARMSTRONG

Horace M VESEY b. 1815 Jul 75357 at Vermont2906. d. 1876 Mar 192907 at Nevada2907. bd. Virginia City, NV2907.
Mary Annie ARMSTRONG b. 1822~2906 at Connecticut2906. d. 1897 Nov 215355 at Old People's Home, Pine and Pierce streets, San Francisco, CA5355.

Married2906 1842~2906.

The marriage date is a guess from the birthyear of their oldest child.

The will5336 of Benjamin Vesey, signed Mar 5, 1828, names "Harris" [Horris?] Vesey of one of Benjamin's "three youngest sons."

H M Vesey (as he appears in most references) was an hotel keeper. He removed to Michigan sometime before 1850, perhaps as early as 1833. From the Detroit, MI, Democratic Free Press ( his name appears in the list of left letters, Apr 3, 1833; he may be the "Henry M. Vesey" appointed by the governor as a notary in St. Joseph county, Mar 1, 1845 (Detroit MI Free Press, Mar 1, 1845;; Horace M. Vesey was nominated for St. Joseph county clerk, Oct 3, 1846 (reported Oct 13.) He resided4439 in Sturgis (mistranscibed as "St. Urges") township, St. Joseph Co., in 1845.

Horace was a miller and distiller2906 in 1850 in Michigan. He is likely the "W. M. Vesey" nominated by the Democratic party as a delegate for St. Joseph county in 1851 (Detroit Free Press, Sep 26, 1851; Horace then removed to California sometime in the 1850s and ran an hotel2908 in Washington Twp, CA, in 1860. By 1867, he was in Nevada2910, running Vesey's Hotel in Gold Hill. In 1875, he ran an hotel2909 in Douglas County, Nevada. The Daily Nevada State Journal (Reno), Nov 20, 1875, reports that Col. Vesey was having the Lake House (which he had leased) repainted and refitted, and "The Colonel will (soon) have things in apple pie order." His obituary2907 states he was personable and reputatble and a "true and noble gentleman." His body was removed to Virginia City and services were to be held by the Gold Hill Masonic Lodge. The Knight Templars would escort remains to the grave.

The death entry5230 and death certificate5229 for Edwin A Vesey lists his father as H M Vesey, born Vermont, and his mother as Annie Armstrong, born Ohio. The informant for that information isn't indicated.

Several 1897 obituaries5354 5355 5358 provide various pieces of information regarding the death of Mrs Mary A Vesey. A 1897 death notice5354 states: "VESEY - In this city, November 21, Mary A Vesey, a native of Connecticut, aged 75 years." The obituaries provide that Mary Vesey, "an inmate of the Crocker Home," was found dead "yesterday morning" in her room at the "Old People's Home," corner of Pine and Pierce streets. It was concluded that she had died of asphyxiation, as the gas jet in her room was only partly turned off. Mrs Vesey had been a resident of the home for a number of years. "Mrs Vesey was a widow and has a son who resides some place in the north." The reference to her son is probably Edwin Vesey, who, in 1900, resided in Spokane, WA.

Child 2. Sarah

Sarah A Vesey resided2906 with her parents in 1850. No further information.

Children of Horace M VESEY and Mary Annie ARMSTRONG:

1. Edwin A VESEY2906 b. 1843~2906 at Michigan2906. d. 1904 Mar 95229 at S H Hospital, Spokane, WA5229. bd. Greenwood Cem., Spokane, WA5229.
2. Sarah A VESEY2906 b. 1845~2906 at Michigan2906.

2906. 1850 Fed Census MI, St Joseph Co., Sturgis;
2907. Obit - Vesey, Col. H M, Daily Nevada State Journal, Tues, Mar 21, 1876;
2908. 1860 Fed Census CA, Alameda Co., Washington;
2909. 1875 State Census NV, Douglas Co. (index);
2910. Directory, Pacific Coast, 1867;
4439. Michigan, Compiled Census and Census Stubstitutes Index, 1827-1870;
5229. Vesey, Edwin A, Death Certificate, family tree of Dawn Vesey;
5230. Washington Deaths, 1883-1960;
5336. Vesey, Benjamin, Will and Probate records, Ohio Wills and Probate, 1786-1998;
5354. Obit - Vesey, Mary A, "a native of Connecticut, aged 75 years," San Francisco (CA) Chronicle, Mon, Nov 22, 1897, p 9;
5355. Obit - Vesey, Mary A, "a native of Connecticut, aged 75 years," San Francisco (CA) Chronicle, Mon, Nov 22, 1897, p 8;
5357. Obit - Vesey, Horace M, Reno (NV) Evening Gazette (no date given);
5358. Obit - Vesey, Mary A, San Francisco (CA) Call, Mon, Nov 22, 1897, p 5;