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Family of Eleazer VEAZIE and Ann GULLIVER

Married2840 1739 Aug 232840 at Dorchester, MA2840.

Eleazer and Ann were married by Rev Mr Jonathan Bowman.

Encyclopedia of Connecticut Biography, which is accurate in other information with regard to the Veazie family (dates, locations, etc.) as compared to other records, has Eleazer moving to Connecticut after wife Anne's death (no reference document for her death or his emigration), and marrying there May Markham. Neither Sprague nor Hillman lists Eleazer's marriage to May Markham. Connecticut Town Birth Records587 has (Middletown Vital Records 1651-1854) Eleazer md 1745/6 Jan 20, Mary Markham. Other records in that collection have their children and their marriages.

The main question is whether Eleazer did, in fact, emigrate to Connecticut and marry Mary Markham. If his wife Anne died soon after co-signing a deed with him in 1743 (her last occurrence in the records according to Hillman), Eleazer may well have had reason to leave the area. He had been involved in 1741 and 1742 in (at least) seven cases of actionable behavior, according to Plymouth Co Court records (americanancestors.org), and had been confined in the Boston jail for debt. In addition, on Oct 23, 1741 (per Braintree First Church records), he was suspended from communion for "disorderly unchristian life.."

Further research may uncover more of his story.

Milton (MA) Vital Records2839 mentions Anne's parents as "John and Lidya." Milton church records2838 for Anne's baptism, Jan 17, 1719, mention only her father "Mr John Gulliver (Capt. Gullivers son in law)." Enc. Conn. Bio494 has Ann Gulliver's parents as John and Margaret (Hunt) Gulliver, all of Dorchester. In fact, a John Gulliver married853 Sept 29, 1720, in Dorchester, Margaret Hunt. They were married by Nathaniel Hubbard, Esq., J. P.

Children of Eleazer VEAZIE and Ann GULLIVER:

1. Lydia VEAZIE567 b. 1740 Apr 18567 at Braintree, MA567.
2. Anne VEAZIE567 b. 1742 Oct 29567 at Braintree, MA567.

494. Connecticut Biography, Encyclopedia of, Amer. Hist. Soc. Publishers, NY and Chicago, vol 10; www.archive.org
567. Massachusetts, Braintree Vital Records Births; http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~dyer/braintre.htm
587. Connecticut Town Birth Records, pre-1870 (Barbour Collection): www.ancestry.com
853. Massachusetts, Boston Marriages, 1700-1809 (www.americanancestors.org - online database)
2838. Massachusetts, Milton, Church Records, 1678-1754, transcribed by William Blake Trask, NEHGR, July, 1869, vol 23; americanancestors.org
2839. Massachusetts, Milton, Vital Records, 1662-1843; americanancestors.org (Boston, Alfred Mudge & Son, printers. Town of Milton, Milton Records: Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1662-1843, 1900)
2840. Massachusetts, Dorchester, Vital Records, Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850; americanancestors.org