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Family of William Jr VESEY and Adaline COPELAND

Married2070 1823 Jan 292070 at Braintree, VT2070.

The Goshen (IN)Times, Thurs, Oct 3, 1872 reads: "Mr William Vesey, an old and respected citizen of this county, died on Tuesday morning last [Oct 1], and was buried yesterday.." Wiliam's obituary2060 also states: "In this township, on Tuesday, the first inst., William Vesey aged 72 years."

The histories of Braintree (Vermont)831, Lagrange County2054 Indiana, and Elkhart County2068 Indiana provide much information on William's family. Born in Braintree, Vermont, William married Adaline Copeland there. He and his family (wife and five children), following his uncle Benjamin, went to Cayuga or Lake County, Ohio, in 1834 (Elkhart Hist has 1833 but Horace was born Vermont in 1834.) William's son John was born there in Ohio. In 1838, the family moved west to Indiana and settled in Middlebury Township, Elkhart county. The family soon moved to Goshen, where William bought land, established a brickyard, and maintained a farm. His children married and established their own lives, both in the area and elsewhere, but William ran the brickyard and farm until a short time before his death in 1872. William was sheriff of Elkhart county in 1862. He was a Mason and was buried with Masonic honors in Oakridge Cemetery in Goshen.

Braintree (VT) History831 says Adaline Copeland died in Indiana. Lagrange County history2054, in H. J. Vesey's sketch, states William, after purchasing land in Elkhart co., Indiana, 1835, returned to Ohio. The five children, accompanied by their uncle (grand-uncle Benjamin?) moved to Indiana in the spring of 1836. However, William was detained by his wife's ill health, and she died there. He then joined his family in Indiana.

Children of William Jr VESEY and Adaline COPELAND:

1. Mariah VESEY2042 b. 1824~2042 at Vermont2042. d. 1896840. bd. Mount Pisgah, LaGrange, IN840.
md. 1) Eli HUDSON
md. 2) Valentine FREY
2. Lydia C VESEY2046 b. 1826840 at Vermont2049. d. 1909 Apr 242063 at LaGrange Co., IN2063. bd. Greenwood Cem., LaGrange, IN840.
md. 1) Sylvester TREAT
md. 2) (unkn) HOWARD
3. Benjamin W VESEY2054 b. 1829 Feb 82054 at Vermont2054. d. 1908 May 292063 at Fort Wayne, IN2063. bd. Lindenwood Cem., Fort Wayne, IN840.
md. Sarah P WATERHOUSE
4. Elizabeth VESEY800 b. 1831 May 194655 at Orange Co., VT4655. d. 1883 Feb 222063 at South Bend, IN2063. bd. Oak Ridge Cem., Goshen, IN4655.
md. Eli W PAXSON
5. Horace Justin VESEY2042 b. 1834 Oct 184633 at Braintree, VT4633. d. 1928 Jun 154633 at LaGrange, IN4633. bd. Greenwood Cem., LaGrange, IN4633.
md. Helen E SMITH
6. John B VESEY2042 b. 1836 May 222068 at Cayuga Co., OH2068. d. 1920840. bd. Cedarlawn Cem., Jackson, MS840.
md. 1) Margaret Alice NEWELL
md. 2) Mary A SHELLEY


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2049. 1857 State Census MN, Fillmore Co., Township 103 Range 13; www.ancestry.com
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4655. Obit - Paxon, Mrs E W, Goshen (IN) Times, Thurs, Mar 1, 1883; newspaperarchive.com