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Family of Joseph VEAZIE and Mary COPELAND

Married841 1791 Mar 22841 at (int)841.

Of Joseph's death859, the church records indicate he died of insanity.

Child 1. Joseph

In church records944 from the Sprague collection is the apparent quotation of someone who attended Joseph Veazie's funeral, Mar 29, 1826. He had been several years blind and supported by the town. Ten days prior to the funeral he went from home to visit friends. As he did not return in a timely manner, a search was made and "yesterday" he was found dead in a swamp near Calvin Holbrooks'. "He had drank too freely of rum" and was doubtless the victim of intemperence rather than blindness. "His parents were destroyed by the same insidious enemy and his two brothers are in the same high road to ruin."

Child 2. Polly

Sprague of Polly - living 1850 in the almshouse aged "about 60." This is apparently a reference to the 1850 census for Braintree, Massachusetts (Norfolk Co.), enumerated 27 Aug [p 7 of 74 of that census, printed page 95, handwritten page 189], where Polly Veazie "abt 60" is listed among many in the household of James M Cutting, "farmer/superintendent," apparently the town poor farm. A Polly Veazie is found in several census records residing at the Braintree almshouse/poor farm. Polly Veazie died2258 in Braintree, of dropsy, the daughter of Joseph Veazie.

Child 4. Henry

An 1865 affidavit4510 by Susan (Veazie) Mason, Henry's sister, states Henry was deceased and never married.

Child 5. Benjamin

Hillman800 has Benjamin's birthdate as May 19, perhaps a typo, as other records (Braintree VR937 and Bates2852 have Aug 19. In 1865, Benjamin, age 66, was lving in the household of Benjamin and Elvia French. In an affidavit4832 by his niece Mary White (dau. of Silas Veazie), she stated that (at that time) Benjamin had never been married.

Child 7. Betsey

In addition to John and Martha's first 6 children, Hillman800 adds Betsey, from mention in her Aunt Mary's deed to her father Joseph. In an affidavit4832 by her niece Mary White (dau. of Silas Veazie), she stated that (at that time) Betsey lived in Weymouth (MA) and had never been married.

Children of Joseph VEAZIE and Mary COPELAND:

1. Joseph VEAZIE841 b. 1791 Oct 13937 at Braintree, MA937. d. 1826 Mar 28944.
2. Polly VEAZIE841 b. 1793 Nov 17937 at Braintree, MA937. d. 1862 Jan 112258 at Braintree, MA2258.
3. Lydia VEAZIE841 b. 1796 Nov 21937 at Braintree, MA937. d. 1823~4510.
md. Thomas LOVIS
4. Henry VEAZIE841 b. 1797 Dec 10937 at Braintree, MA937. d. bef 18654510.
5. Benjamin VEAZIE841 b. 1799 Aug 19937 at Braintree, MA937. d. 1868 Dec 122258 at Braintree, MA2258. bd. Plain St Cem841.
6. Susanna (Susan) VEAZIE841 b. 1803 Feb 8937 at Braintree, MA937. d. 1885 May 81774 at Wakefield, MA1774. bd. Walpole, NH1774.
md. Holland MASON
7. Betsey VEAZIE800 b. 1805~800. d. 1867 aft4832.

800. Veazie Genealogy, Ralph Hillman, 2011
841. Genealogy of the Families of Braintree, Mass. 1640-1850, Waldo Chamberlain Sprague - CD, NEHGS, Picton Press
859. Massachusetts, Braintree, Vital Records and Church Records of (Online database:, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2006)
868. 1850 Fed Census MA, Norfolk Co., Braintree;
937. Massachusetts, Braintree Vital Records, 1643-1793. (Online database., New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2006.)
944. Massachusetts, Quincy Church records, 1762-1870. (Online database:
1774. Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915;
2258. Massachusetts, Braintree Deaths, Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841-1910;
2749. 1865 State Census MA, Norfolk Co., Braintree;
2852. Massachusetts, Braintree Records, Samuel A Bates, Esq., Town Clerk of Braintree, Mass., Daniel H Huxford, Printer, Randolph, Mass: 1886;
4510. Affidavit - Mason, Susan, dau of Joseph Veazie (uncle of Joseph Veazie), affidavit signed Jun 25, 1865, from the probate records of Joseph Veazie, Rhode Island Wills and Probate;
4832. Affidavit - White, Mary, affidavit signed July 8, 1867, Weymouth, MA, from the probate records of Joseph Veazie, Rhode Island Wills and Probate;