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Family of John VEAZIE and Martha HOPKINS

John VEAZIE b. 1750 Dec 12567 at Braintree, MA567. d. 1813 Feb4513.
Martha HOPKINS b. 1753?5455. d. aft 18134514 at Herkimer, NY4513.

Married853 1772 Apr 16853 at (intention) Boston, MA853.

John and Martha were married by Rev John Lathrop. Sprague841 has intention recorded 12 Apr 1772.

In 17904491, the household of John Veazie in Adams, Berkshire Co., MA, was comprised of 2 free white males 16 yrs & older, 5 free white males under 16 yrs, and 2 free white females. The 5 younger males may have been John (the second of that name), Thomas, Samuel, Henry and Benjamin. John was certainly one of the two older males. The other male may have been a visiting relative, an employee, or an unidentified son who died young. The two females are likely John's wife, Martha, and their daughter Martha. Daughter Patty may have died prior to 1790.

In 18005455, the household of John "Vizee" in Adams, MA, was comprised of 1 male <10; 1 male 10-15; 2 males 16-25; 1 male 25-44, 1 male 45 & older; 1 female <10; 1 female 16-25; and 1 female 45 & older. Those date ranges fit well with John, wife Martha, and their children living at the time.

Ralph Hillman800 thinks it likely that John is the John Veazie, died February 1813, as transcribed from a headstone in the North Adams (MA) cemetery. Ralph's assumption is confirmed by an 1865 affidavit4513 by John's grandson Samuel (nee Murphy) Veazie [son of John Murphy and John Veazie's daughter Mary]. Samuel relates that his grandfather John Veazie, was "formerly of Braintree, and who came to this place [North Adams] from Boston, Mass, when a young man about the time of the Revolutionary War." Samuel also said that John was a cabinetmaker by trade, a business he pursued until his death, "which occurred here [North Adams] in February A..D. 1813." Although Samuel was young at the time of his grandfather John's death, Samuel had a lasting impression of his grandfather whom he had seen "in his last lickings," as John had rheumatism "from which he suffered so intensely."

Unabashedly, this auther cites Hillman's Veazie Genealogy800 for much of the detail information for John and Martha's children. In particular, Ralph uncovered a document in a Boston Athenaeum collection that might otherwise have remained undiscovered with regard to the Veazie family. Duplication or examination of Hillman's references is difficult, unavailable (due to travel), extensive and expensive. As no discrepancies or significant disagreements have been noted, with the exception of James H Veazie, son of John Veazie and Mindwell Brown, this author includes this information on the family of John and Martha rather than leaving a significant branch of the Veazie family out of this work.

Martha's birth year is a guess based on the 1800 census5455, in which she is likely the female, age 45 & older, in the household of John Veazie.

An 1865 affidavit4513 by grandson Samuel Veazie (nee Murphy) states that, following John Veazie's death in February, 1813, Martha left Massachusetts and went to live with her daughter, Martha, who was then living in Herkimer, NY. Samuel relates that "as I have been informed & believe," his grandmother died there. Martha's granddaughter Frances (Talcott) Richardson stated4514 that her grandmother's maiden name was Martha Hopkins, and, following the death of Frances' grandfather John Veazie, she removed from Adams, Mass, and lived with Frances' mother in Rome, NY, where she died. Herkimer and Rome are ~25 miles apart.

Child 7. Patty

Hillman has Patty probably died young, as she cannot be accounted for in the 1790 and 1800 census records.

Children of John VEAZIE and Martha HOPKINS:

1. John VEAZIE936 b. 1772 Jul 24936 at Boston, MA800. d. 1773 Sep 1936. bd. Boston Common Burying Ground, Boston, MA936.
2. Martha (Patty) VEAZIE800, 989 b. 1774 Jan 23989 at (bapt) Hollis Street Church, Boston, MA989. d. bef 18555309 at Rome, NY4514.
md. Alpheus TALCOTT
3. John VEAZIE800 b. 1776 Jun 11822 at near Boston, MA1822. d. 1862 May 271822 at Rochester, NY800. bd. Section M, Mt Hope Cem., Rochester, NY5421.
md. Mindwell BROWN
4. Thomas VEAZIE800 b. 1778 Jun 7800 at Boston, MA800. d. 1861 Sep 71837 at Geneva, NY1837. bd. Evergreen Cem., Torrey, NY1837.
md. Mary Polly HAVENS
5. Samuel VEAZIE989 b. 1780 Aug 20989 at (bapt) Hollis St Ch., Boston, MA989. d. 1848 Jun 202023 at North Adams, MA2023.
md. Rebecca HARRINGTON
6. Henry VEAZIE800 b. 1783 May 6800 at Boston, MA800. d. bef 1850800 at Albany, NY800.
md. Ann STAATS
7. Patty VEAZIE800 b. 1785 Jul 19800 at Boston, MA800.
8. Benjamin VEAZIE4508 b. 1788 Aug 94508 at North Adams, MA4508. d. 1844 Jul 284508 at Parma, NY4508. bd. Parma Corners Cem., Parma, NY1822.
md. Polly DARLING
9. Mary Polly VEAZIE800 b. 1791 Jul 15800 at North Adams, MA800. d. 1858 Sep 154504.
md. 1) John MURPHY
md. 2) Harvey EFNER
10. Charles VEAZIE800 b. 1793 Jul 31800 at North Adams, MA800. d. 1872 Jul 32863 at Troy, NY2863.
md. Mary Ann TITUS

567. Massachusetts, Braintree Vital Records Births;
800. Veazie Genealogy, Ralph E Hillman, CG, Penobscot Press, Private Printing, Feb 2011.
841. Genealogy of the Families of Braintree, Mass. 1640-1850, Waldo Chamberlain Sprague - CD, NEHGS, Picton Press
853. Massachusetts, Boston Marriages, 1700-1809 ( - online database)
936. Massachusetts, Boston, Old Cemeteries of Boston. (Online database:
989. Massachusetts, Boston Church Records, The Records of the Churches of Boston. Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2002. (Online database. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2008 )
1822. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vital Records, Monroe Co., NY;
1837. NY, Yates Co. Cemetery Project;
2023. Massachusetts, North Adams, Members of the First Baptist Church (before 1860);
2863. Obit - Veazie, Charles (death notice), Albany (NY) Daily Evening Times, Fri, Jul 5, 1872;
4491. 1790 Fed Census MA, Berkshire Co., Adams;
4504. Affidavit - Efner, John V, affidavit signed Dec 19, 1866, from the probate records of Joseph Veazie, Rhode Island Wills and Probate;
4508. Affidavit - Veazie, Polly, "widow of Benj. Veazie, NY," affidavit signed June 21, 1865, from the probate records of Joseph Veazie, Rhode Island Wills and Probate;
4513. Affidavit - Veazie, Samuel, grandson of John Veazie, affidavit signed April 24, 1865, from the probate records of Joseph Veazie, Rhode Island Wills and Probate;
4514. Affidavit - Richardson, Frances, daughter of Martha Veazie and Alpheus Talcott, affidavit signed May 27, 1865, from the probate records of Joseph Veazie, Rhode Island Wills and Probate;
5309. 1855 State Census NY, Herkimer Co., Herkimer;
5421. New York, Rochester, Mt Hope & Riverside Cemetery Records; University of Rochester, River Campus Libraries, Rare Books, Special Collections and Preservation,
5455. 1800 Fed Census MA, Berkshire Co., Adams;