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Family of John James VEAZIE and Cora Virginia COFFMAN

John James VEAZIE b. 1848 Oct 224269 at Natchez, MS3082. d. 1922 Feb 114269 at Elkton, VA4269. bd. Elk Run Cem., Elkton, VA4269.
Cora Virginia COFFMAN b. 1877 Sep 173105 at Page Co., VA3105. d. 1973 Feb 83105 at Oak Hill Nursing Home, Staunton, VA3105. bd. Elk Run Cem., Elkton, VA3105.

Married3081 1909 Aug 33081 at Rockingham Co., VA3081.

The marriage index lists the parents of both John and Cora, but not their mothers' maiden names. That index lists John's age as 51, though other records indicate a birthyear of 1848.

John's full name is listed on his death certificate4269, as well3040 as in The Percy Family genealogy, under James H and Mary Jane (Smith) Veazie.

John J's occupation isn't clear from the records. The Washington Post, Fri, Feb 2,1906 (, mentions a Mr John J Veazie among the (several hundred) guests of President (Teddy) Roosevelt at a reception. The 1910 census3094 lists his occupation as a manufactuer of seed planters, as was his son-in-law C E Patric. John's death certificate has "retired bookkeeper."

John's gravestone840, in addition to birth and death dates which match his death certificiate, lists the following information: Married Aug 3, 1909; (beside his name) Cora V Veazie, b Sept 17, 1877, d Feb 8 1973; Their Children: Mary F, and Virigina C.

John married3081 second, Aug 3, 1909, in Rockingham Co., VA, the much younger Cora Virginia Coffman. John and Cora had two daughters, Mary Frances and Virginia C. In 1910, John J and Cora V Veazie, brother- and sister-in-law, are listed1910 in the household of (head) C E Patric and John's daughter, by his first wife, Mary J. Those census entries were enumerated in April. John and Cora are listed as married 7 months, which corresponds to their marriage in 1909.

John died4268 Feb 11, 1922, in Elkton, VA. The 1973 obituary3105 for (second) wife Cora (Coffman) Veazie (incorrectly) mentions that her husband John James Veazie died in August 1922. Perhaps the August date was confused with the month of marriage for John and Cora.

Cora Virginia Coffman, the bride of John J Veazie, is listed3081 in the Virginia marriage index for their 1909 marriage as born about 1880 (age 29), the daughter of Benjamin F and Elizabeth Coffman. Her headstone840 and the 1900 census3079 for Elkton, VA, establish her birthdate as Sep 17, 1877. In addition, Cora's obituary3105 lists her birthdate, birthplace and parents, including her mother's maiden name.

Cora spent most of her life in the Elkton area, and was a member of the Primitive Baptist Church. At the time of her death she was survived by daughter Virginia (Veazie) Farmer, seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Dwight, Tyrone and Thurston (Jr) DeMasters, Eddie J and Joseph C (Jr) Farmer, Walter J Knight, David R Dean, and Alec Hensley.

Children of John James VEAZIE and Cora Virginia COFFMAN:

1. Mary Frances VEAZIE3079 b. 1914 Jan 14840 at Virginia3079. d. 1947 Aug 21840 at prob Virginia840. bd. Elk Run Cem., Elkton, VA840.
md. Thurston Vernon DEMASTERS
2. Virginia C VEAZIE3079 b. 1917 Jun 23119 at Rockingham Co., VA3119. d. 1995 Oct 103115 at Rockingham Mem. Hosp., Harrisonburg, VA3119. bd. Elk Run Cem., Elkton, VA3115.
md. Joseph Clayton FARMER

840. Gravestone inscriptions -
1910. 1910 Fed Census MN, Otter Tail Co., Maine;
3032. 1850 Fed Census MS, Adams Co., (unstated);
3034. 1880 Fed Census MS, Adams Co., Natchez;
3040. Percy, The --- Family; (The Percy Family 61-70.pdf)
3078. 1920 Fed Census VA, Rockingham Co., Elkton;
3079. 1900 Fed Census VA, Rockingham Co., Elkton, Stonewall Dist;
3080. 1940 Fed Census VA, Rockingham Co., Elkton, Stonewall Dist;
3081. Virginia Marriages 1785-1940;
3082. Veazie Henry Purcell, Rev., funeral home record;
3094. 1910 Fed Census OH, Clark Co., Springfield Twp;
3105. Obit - Veazie, Cora Coffman, Harrisonburg (VA) Daily News-Record, Fri, Feb 9, 1973;
3115. Virginia, Elkton, Elk Run Cemetery interments (Excell spreadsheet and PDF);
3119. Obit - Farmer, Virginia Veazie, Harrisonburg (VA) Daily News Record, Wed, Oct 11, 1995;
4268. Veazie, Samuel, will and probate; Mass. Wills and Probate,; Sprague refs Suffolk Probate 11:243 which compares
4269. Veazie, John James, Death Certificate; Virginia Death Records 1912-2014,