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Family of William VESEY and Keziah DARBY

William VESEY b. 1766 May 25944 at (bapt) Braintree, MA944. d. 1817~4946 at Braintree, VT4946.
Keziah DARBY b. 1776~2070. d. 1826 Jan 182070 at Tunbridge, VT2070. bd. South View Cem., Randolph, VT2070.

Married4946 1812 Jul 264946 at Randolph, VT4946. The will4946 of William Vesey of Braintree, Vermont, mentions wife Keziah Vesey. One of the bequeathals ($4) was to Elder Elijah Huntington. William "Vozey" married4096 Keziah Darby (res Randolph) in Randolph, Vermont, Jul 26, 1812. They were married by Elder Elijah Huntington. It seems likely that Keziah Darby is the Keziah Vesey mentioned in his will.

Bass831 has William Vesey moved to "this town (Braintree, Vermont) in 1785; went West in 1815." The latter seems unlikely as his will and probate were made in Vermont in 1817.

William Vesey's will was dated 8 Jul 1817, in Braintree, Orange Co., Vermont, and probate of the estate of William Vesey, deceased, began Nov 17, 1817, as registered in Randolph, Vermont. His will states he was "weak of body but sound of mind & memory." Witnesses to the will were Jonathan Bass, Ammi Nichols, and Fielder Clark.

The will provided that son William would get farming utensils and wearing apparel, and his "gun bayonet and razor." Rev Ammi Nichols and Elder Elijah Huntington to get $4 each. His real estate was to be sold and "beloved wife Keziah Vesey" to get half. The remainder to go to son William Vesey, and daughters Polly Coapland(sic), Betsey Vesey & Lucy Vesey (the latter two not of age at the time); excepting Polly who was to have $62 directed out of her share as she had already received that sum. All his personal estate to go to wife Keziah.

Vermont Vital Records2070 has "Kezia Vezy," died Jan 18, 1826, age 50, in Tunbridge, VT; buried in South View Cem.; attested by D L Loomis and E F Briggs, Randolph, VT.

831. Vermont, Braintree, History of, by Henry Royce Bass, Rutland, VT: 1883;;;
944. Massachusetts, Quincy Vital and Church records, 1672-1870. (Online database:
2070. Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954;
4096. Massachusetts, Braintree Records of Christ Church (Braintree/Quincy, Mass.), Mayflower Descendant, Vol 35, No 1 Jan 1985;
4946. Vesey, William, Will (signed 8 Jul 1817) and Probate (17 Nov 1817); Vermont Wills and Probate,