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Family of John VEAZIE and Caroline C LOW

John VEAZIE b. 1808 Nov 12405 at Portland, ME405. d. bef 1860343 at prob Bangor, ME343.
Caroline C LOW b. 1810 Feb 20636 at New Haven, NH (or CT?)344. d. 1890 Jan 19636 at Bangor, ME636. bd. Mt Hope Cem., Bangor, ME636.


Bangor Hist Mag398: "went west and died." He did go west, probably about 1838, as daughter Sarah was born in Maine, 1836, and daughter Addie was born in Green Bay, Wisconsin, 1840. He is probably the John Veazie in Brown County, Wisconsin Territory in 1840. Andres' Nebraska history554, in the biography of Charles B Veazie, states that Charles was born in De Pere, Wisconsin, which is in Brown County, and moved to Bangor, Maine, in the spring of 1848. John and Caroline Veazie appear346 in Bangor in 1850 with Wisconsin-born children. In 1860, Caroline is listed343 as a widow.

Of Caroline, Bang. Hist. Mag.388 has: "of Eastport, ME" That brief mention of Eastport may be significant with regard to Caroline's parentage. Caroline's possible relationship to Lucy A Low and Lucy's father Daniel Low is discussed below.

In various census records, Caroline's birthplace is listed as Maine, and "NH." In the 1870 census344, her birthplace is listed (unusual) as "New Haven Conn." As records indicate most frequently "N H," including records for several of her children which indicate the place of birth of the mother, perhaps the 1870 indication of "Conn" was an assumption by the enumerator.

Caroline Veazie's death was noted [ Bangor Daily Whig & Courier [Bangor, Maine] 20 Jan. 1890: n.p. 19th Century U.S. Newspapers. Web. 3 July 2019. ] as: "In this city, Jan. 19th, Caroline C., widow of the late Capt. John Veazie, aged 79 years, 10 months and 30 days." Her birth date is calc'd from her age at death.

A clue to Caroline's parentage may be indicated in the 1910 census for Saco, Maine, in which Sarah C Veazie (Caroline's oldest daughter), age 73, listed as "niece," resided in the household of Stephen F Shaw, a widower, age 79, born in Massachusetts. In 1856, Stephen F Shaw, age 25, married3272 in Belchertown, Massachusetts, Miss Lucy A Low, age 24, born Eastport, Maine, her father listed as Daniel Low. The 1900 census for Saco, Maine, lists Stephen F Shaw and wife Lucy E Shaw. Lucy's birth date is listed as Jan 1831. A death record2489 for Lucy A Shaw, who died Dec 29, 1904, in Saco, Maine, lists Lucy's parents as Daniel Low and Lucy Adams King. Her age at death was 73y 11m 12d, indicating a birth date of about Jan, 1831. The informant for that death record isn't indicated.

Though there are several candidates for Lucy Low's father, the 1850 census for Columbia, Washington Co., Maine, perhaps 60 miles southwest of Eastport, Maine, lists the family of Daniel Low, age 44, a lumberman. Besides (perhaps) his wife Sophrona, age 38, residing in the household is Lucy A (Low), age 19. If Lucy Low were Caroline's sister, Lucy's birth date would be late. Perhaps Daniel Low was, instead, Caroline's brother. Further research needed.

Child 1. Sarah

In 1910, Sarah is listed in the household of of Stephen F Shaw as "niece." In 1920, Sarah was listed in George M Cloyes household, along with his wife (Sarah's sister) Adrianna. Sarah apparently never married. Her birth date is calc'd from her age at death.

Child 5. Samuel

Samuel was a jeweler by trade. He is listed in the various records as single in 1880, 1897 and 1898. His hospital records list his nearest relative as his sister. The 1900 and 1910 census records list him as widowed, though he may have listed himself as such as a result of his medical condition.

Samuel was a Civil War veteran, having enlisted 20 Sep 1861 at Bangor, ME, in Co. G, Second Maine Regiment. has enlisted 25 Oct 1861, Co. H, and mustered out 20 May 1863.

Samuel's information recorded at the Togus (ME) Hospital for Veterans lists his birthplace as Bangor, ME. The censuses for 1850 and 1860 list his birthplace as Wisconsin. Wisconsin is more likely as his parents would likely have provided the census information.

Samuel was admitted twice to the Togus Hospital with bronchitis and cystitis, apparently contracted contracted in Providece, RI. Those entries give "Miss S. C. Veazie," of Bangor, as his nearest relative. The hospital entry records his death in the Government Hospital for the Insane in Washington, DC. As the cause of death was pulmonary turberculosis, it may be that the accompanying fever caused brain damage. Whether a result of his condition or an enumeration error, the 1910 census lists his birthplace as New Jersey, his parents both born in Germany.

Mt Hope Cem. (Bangor, ME) records2988 have his place of death as Dayton, Ohio. Without knowing the informant for the cemetery records, the hospital records604 are preferred.

Children of John VEAZIE and Caroline C LOW:

1. Sarah Caroline VEAZIE346, 343 b. 1836 Sep 6636 at Maine343. d. 1923 Jan 27636 at Somerville, MA636. bd. Mt Hope Cem., Bangor, ME636.
2. Adrianna M VEAZIE346, 343 b. 1840 Apr523 at Green Bay, WI855. d. 1924 Apr 24225 at Somerville, MA.
md. George M CLOYES
3. Charles B VEAZIE346, 343 b. 1840 Apr 275997 at De Pere, Wisconsin5997. d. 1930 Apr 135997 at Fremont, NE5997. bd. Ridge Cemetery, Fremont, NE5997.
md. Adeline R PILSBURY
4. Henry Clay VEAZIE346 b. 1842~346 at Wisconsin346.
5. Samuel W VEAZIE346, 343 b. 1844 Jan 4604 at Wisconsin343. d. 1911 Dec 10604 at Govt Hosp for the Insane, Wash., DC604. bd. Mt Hope Cem., Bangor, ME2988.

343. 1860 Fed Census ME, Penboscot Co., Bangor;
344. 1870 Fed Census ME, Penobscot Co., Bangor;
345. 1880 Fed Census ME, Penobscot Co., Bangor;
346. 1850 Fed Census ME, Penobscot Co., Bangor;
388. Bangor (ME) Historical Magazine, Vol II, July 1886 June 1887; Joseph W. Porter, Ed and Pub, Bangor: 1887
398. Islesboro, Maine, History of, Farrow, Veazie Family
405. Maine State Archives, Augusta, Maine
463. 1910 Fed Census ME, York Co., Saco;
523. 1900 Fed Census MA, Middlesex Co., Somerville;
554. Nebraska, History of the State of; A. T. Andreas, Western Historical Company, Chicago: 1882;
555. 1840 Fed Census Wisconsin Territory, Brown County;
556. 1920 Fed Census MA, Middlesex Co., Somerville;
603. 1880 Fed Census RI, Providence Co., Providence;
604. Maine, Togus, Disabled Veterans Hospital, Log Entry
605. 1900 Fed Census ME, Kennebec Co., Chelsea, Eastn Branch Nat Home for DV;
606. 1910 Fed Census DC, Washington, Govt Hosp for Insane;
636. Maine, Bangor, Mount Hope Cemetery online records
855. Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841-1910 ( - online database)
2489. Maine Death Records, 1617-1922, Maine Death Index, 1960-1997;
2988. Maine, Mount Hope (Bangor) Cemetery Corp. and Crematory (interment records);
3272. Massachusetts Town and Vital Records 1620-1988;
4225. U. S. Newpaper Extractions from the Northeast, 1704-1930;
5997. Nebraska, Department of Nebraska Grand Army of the Republic, Civil War Veterans Buried in Nebraska;