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Family of Elijah VEAZIE and Susanna CHENEY

Elijah VEAZIE b. 1777 Nov 23944 at (bapt) First Church, Braintree, MA944. d. 1860 Oct 171800 at West Randolph, MA1800.
Susanna CHENEY b. 1791 Mar 252786 at Roxbury, MA855. d. 1824 Oct 15?950 at Boston, MA950. bd. Copp's Hill Burying Ground, Boston, MA2786.

Married853 1808 Dec 11853 at Boston, MA853.

Elijah and Susanna [intention reads "Susannah"] were married by Rev Daniel Webb.

Though Elijah's mother is not listed in his baptism record, Beulah Weston is assumed from his father's marriage dates. AVB2786 has Elijah's birthdate Nov 20, 1777. Elijah and Susanna (src 853 2:175, Boston Marriages 1751-1809, p 175) (intention reads Susannah) were married by Rev Daniel Webb. In 1840, Elijah is likely the male age 60-70 enumerated in the household of Loring Whitney, daughter Susannah's husband. In 1850, Elijah was living with his daughter Susannah, her husband Loring Whitney, and their children. In 1860, Elijah was living with his son Samuel C Veazie. Elijah at the home841 of his son Samuel C Veazie died at the age of 83 of old age. He was a widower and bootmaker at the time of death.

Although AVB2786 provides a birthdate for Susanna, it is without reference. Susanna's birthplace and maiden name is listed in daughter Susannah's death record. Boston Deaths950 has only the death of "Mrs Susanna Veazey" on Oct 15, 1824, aged 34yrs. That implies a birthyear of ~1790, so it is not certain that that record refers to the wife of Elijah Veazie. AVB2786 has that deathdate for Susanna (Cheney) Veazie. And, as corroboration, the Boston Commercial Gazette (, Thur, Oct 21, 1824, p 2 reported in the "Deaths" column: "In this city ... Mrs. Susannah Veazie, aged 34, wife of Elijah V. and daughter of the late Dr. Samuel Cheney." It was similarly report on Oct 22 in the (New York, NY) Evening Post.

AVB also states Susanna is buried in Copp's Hill Burying Ground with the notation "I have seen the grave" attributed to C.R.V. "CRV" refers to Caroline Rebecca Veazie, Annie Veazie Bower's aunt, from whom AVB received most of the records and other information AVB used to write the family history. Much of the information herein attributed to Annie Veazie Bower was about her aunts, uncles and cousins.

Child 3. Rebecca

Rebecca B Veazie attended2763 Oberlin Collegiate Institute (Oberlin, Ohio) as a preperatory student in 1840. By 1843, she was in her fourth year2763 there, listed in the Female Department, Young Ladies' Course. It should be noted that Oberlin was founded "based on religious beliefs" in 1833 by Rev John Shipherd and Philo Stewart when they saw the lack of strong Christian princilples among settlers in the "West." Early in its history, Oberlin Collegiate Institute, as it was known until 1850, tuition was free as students were expected to contribute by helping build and sustain the community. Oberlin first started admitting women in 1837. AVB2786 relates that AVB's father left New Orleans and went to Jacksonville, FL, where his Aunt Rebecca B Veazie was teaching. Later Rebecca went to Jamaica as a missionary, contracted yellow fever, died, and was buried there. Some of Rebecca's possessions were sent back to Randolph (MA) in a small black trunk. That trunk "is now" in the possession of AVB's daughter. In AVB's possession were "Sear's History of the Bible" with Rebecca's name on the flyleaf, and a 3 volume Scott's Bible with the name William Hill in it. He and "Aunt Rebecca" were students at Oblerlin College, were engaged to be married and go out as missionaries, when he died suddenly and she was given his books. AVB also had a china cup with "Rebecca" on it, which Rebecca gave to Aunt Carrie, Caroline Rebecca Veazie being named for her aunt, when Carrie was 9 years old.

Children of Elijah VEAZIE and Susanna CHENEY:

1. Susannah VEAZIE855 b. 1809 Dec 27855 at Boston, MA841. d. 1896 May 27855 at Needham, MA855.
md. Loring WHITNEY
2. Elijah Jr VEAZIE2786 b. 1811 Aug 72786 at Boston, MA2735. d. 1886 Jan 122625 at New Orleans, LA2625.
md. Mary Elizabeth DICKMAN
3. Rebecca Beulah VEAZIE2786 b. 1814 Mar 162786 at Boston, MA2786. d. 18742788 at Jamaica, West Indies2786. bd. Jamaica, West Indies2786.
4. Samuel Cheney VEAZIE841 b. 1816 Sep 32786 at Boston, MA841. d. 1902 Oct 301800 at Randolph, MA1800. bd. Randolph, MA1800.
md. Caroline E STETSON
5. Stephen Wood VEAZIE2786 b. 1819 Mar 122786 at Boston, MA2786.
6. Sarah Cheney VEAZIE2786 b. 1824 Aug 182786 at Boston, MA2786.
7. Benjamin Gray VEAZIE841 b. 1824~874 at Boston, MA841. d. 1879 Nov 102625 at 152 Saint Joseph St, New Orleans, LA4987. bd. Girod Cemetery, New Orleans, LA4987.
md. 1) Julia Ann CURTIS
md. 2) Mary F THAYER

159. 1850 Fed Census MA, Norfolk Co., Quincy;
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)
855. Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841-1910 ( - online database)
874. 1850 Fed Census MA, Norfolk Co., Randolph;
879. 1860 Fed Census MA, Norfolk Co., Randolph;
944. Massachusetts, Quincy Vital and Church records, 1672-1870. (Online database:
950. Massachusetts, Boston Deaths, 1799-1825, Record of, in Boston, Mass. Manuscript. R. Stanton Avery Special Collections Department, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, MA. (Online database.
1800. Massachusetts, Randolph Deaths, Mass Vital Records, 1841-1910;
2625. Louisiana, New Orleans Death Records Index, 1804-1949;
2735. Obit - Veazie, Elijah, Times-Picayune (New Orleans, LA), 13 Jan 1886;
2763. U. S. College Student Lists, 1863-1924;
2786. Bower, Annie Veazie, All Within The Family; selected pages, typewritten familily history; Beverly (Lambert) Cantrill
2788. Massachusetts, Norfolk County, Probate Index, 1793-1900;
2790. 1870 Fed Census FL, Duval Co., Mandarin Voting Precinct, PO Mandarin;
2818. 1840 Fed Census MA, Norfolk Co., Quincy;
4987. Louisiana, New Orleans, Lafayette Presbyterian Church records;