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Family of John WARD and Sarah VEAZIE

John WARD
Sarah VEAZIE b. 1773 Feb 6388 at Portland, ME388. d. 1867 Aug 11840 at Portland, ME388. bd. Eastern Cem., Portland, ME840.

Married809 1806 Oct 15809 at Portland, ME809. An "old record of a marriage" has John Ward, res Portland, married Sally Veazie, res Portland, by Rev Elijah Kellogg of Portland. The intention was filed Sep 27, 1806. However, no other indication can be found that Sarah Veazie, dau of John Veazie, ever married. This information is included for completeness only.

A John Ward, age 75, appears in the 1850 census for Bowdoin, Maine, with (assumed) wife Sarah, age 68, and a (assumed) daughter Eliza, age 38. However, Sarah Veazie appears in 1850 in the household of her grand-niece, Helen (Hunt) Smith in Bangor.

Although Bangor Hist Magazine388 (and Maine Marriages809, "Sally") has Sarah Veazie married John Ward, 15 Oct 1806, it appears more likely that Sarah never married. Sarah Veazie appears with Helen L (Hunt) Smith, who would be her grand-niece, in both the 1850 and 1860 censuses. Hillman800 cites several records for Sarah Veazie, from 1813 to her death, none of which imply that she had ever married.

Hillman800 and Bangor Hist Mag388 have Sarah's death date as Oct 17, 1867. Hillman references Portland Vital Records for Sarah's death date, and he references Portland Eastern Cemetery records for her burial there in lot J, grave 105. Maine Maine Deaths2489 has 2 records of interest: 1) Sarah Veazie (not Ward), died Aug 11, 1867 (of old age), age 93, in Portland; and 2) Sarah Veasie, died Aug 11, 1867, no age or cause listed, in Portland, Maine. An image of a headstone840, Eastern Cem., Portland, lot J, grave 105, reads: "SARAH VEAZIE / DIED Aug 11, 1867 / AE 93y." Her headstone (per an image of a group of 4 headstones) is grouped with headstones for Rachel (wife of John Veazie), John Veazie, and Rachel Shaw. Further, The (Portland, Maine) Christian Mirror, Tue, Aug 13, 1867, p 3 [genealogybank.com], in "Deaths" column, has "In this city, Aug. 11th, Miss Sarah Veazie, aged 93 years 6 months." The latter reference, and the mentioned headstone, are preferred for her death date.

From the information above, it's not clear whether or not Sarah Veazie, daughter of John and Rachel (Jones) Veazie, married a John Ward.


346. 1850 Fed Census ME, Penobscot Co., Bangor; www.ancestry.com
388. Bangor (ME) Historical Magazine, Vol II, July 1886 June 1887; Joseph W. Porter, Ed and Pub, Bangor: 1887
800. Veazie Genealogy, Ralph E Hillman, CG, Penobscot Press, Private Printing, Feb 2011.
809. Maine Marriage Records 1705-1922, 1713-1937; ancestry.com
826. 1860 Fed Census ME, Cumberland Co., Portland
840. Gravestone inscriptions - www.findagrave.com
2489. Maine Death Records, 1617-1922, Maine Death Index, 1960-1997; www.ancestry.com