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Family of George VEAZIE and Dorothy Madison "Dolly" JOSSELYN

George VEAZIE b. 1790 Aug 15944 at (bapt) First Church, Braintree, MA944. d. 1873 Jun 162613 at Quincy, MA2613.
Dorothy Madison "Dolly" JOSSELYN b. 1809 May 123272 at Pembroke, MA3272. d. 1887 Dec 311774 at Pembroke, MA1774.

Married3272 1863 Mar 33272 at Quincy, MA3272. George and Dorothy "Crocker (m.n. Josselyn)"3272 were married by C G B Heath, Pastor, 1st Universalist Church. That was the third marriage for both.

AVB2786 has George's birthdate as Aug 6, 1790, which closely matches his calculated birthdate from age at death: 82y 10m, possibly AVB's source.

In 1830, John Quincy Adams, ex-president, was renovating5286 5287 his house. On Dec 29, 1830, George Veazie, "the Carpenter of Quincy who came in to see about the Posts which Mr Beale and I were talking," was consulted to do some of the work. Charles Francis Adams "discussed with him [George Veazie] many points in relation to the old House, and concluded by asking him to provide estimates for the Stone, after which [Adams] would talk with him." On Mar 26, 1831, Charles Adams went to Quincy to "find Mr Veazie and talked with him in regard to the Work to be done."

On Apr 8, "Mr. G. Veazie, the Carpenter came from Quincy and presented his Accounts for repairs made upon the House, which after consideration and discussion [Charles Adams] paid. [Those repairs had] been made in the most expesive way owing to [Charles Adams'] Father's trusting it entirely to the Workmen." Charles Adams recorded immediately after that entry that he had come to the conclusion that his father (John Quincy Adams) would have done better to have simply built a house.

Apparently the repairs were, indeed, extensive, as two years later, John Quincy Adams, on Jul 22, 1833, recorded5287 that his first visitor that day "was Mr George Veazie, with whom" he settled an account.

In 1860, George860 was a farmer, with value of real estate $6000, and $200 value of personal estate. In 1865 and 1870, George was listed as a carpenter.

George, married and a carpenter, died2613 of old age, at the age of 82y 10m.

Dolly Madison Josselyn was born3272 May 12, 1809, to Jonathan and Jane Josselyn. She was a twin to James Madison Josselyn. She married first886 Oct 7, 1827, Pembroke, MA, Alexander Hilburn, AKA Hilborn/Kilborn. "Hilburn" is used in Alexander's probate records4256, as is the name of his widow "Dorathy P Hilburn." Alexander was "lost overboard," Dec 22, 1830, according to the town records886 of Nantucket, MA. In that record, his widow is listed as Dorothy, and his parents as Charles James & Mary (Chadwick) Hilburn. Mary is noted as "(second w.)" to Charles Hilburn, so it is not clear whether she was Alexander's birth mother.

Dorothy married second886 Jan 16, 1837, Pembroke, MA, Capt. Tilden Crooker "of Hanover." They had at least one child, Andrew Crooker, b ~1837, d Nov 19, 1894.

Following the death of her third husband, George Veazie, she married fourth4009 Jan 31, 1878, Quincy, MA, Samuel H Adams. Samuel was born ~1810, Cape Elizabeth, ME, to Henry K & Sarah W Adams.

Dorothy M Josselyn Adams died886 at the age of 78y 7m of heart disease.

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860. 1860 Fed Census MA, Norfolk Co., Quincy;
861. 1870 Fed Census MA, Norfolk Co., Quincy;
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944. Massachusetts, Quincy Vital and Church records, 1672-1870. (Online database:
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2613. Massachusetts, Quincy Deaths; Mass Vital Records, 1841-1910 (1841-1915); (
2786. Bower, Annie Veazie, All Within The Family; selected pages, typewritten familily history; Beverly (Lambert) Cantrill
2954. 1865 State Census MA, Norfolk Co., Quincy;
3272. Massachusetts Town and Vital Records 1620-1988;
4009. Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915, 1840-1915;,
4256. Massachusetts, Plymouth County Probate File Papers, 1686-1881; (NEHGS)
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5287. Adams, John Quincy, Memoirs of John Quincy Adams, His Diary from 1793 to 1848, Charles Francis Adams, Ed., Vol IX, Philadelphia: J B Lippincott & Co., 1876;