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HENRY MCVEY 1825-1882


Posted By: Dana Roquet (email)
Date: 1/8/2011 at 19:18:27

Portrait & Historical Record of Wayne and Appanoose Counties in Iowa
Chicago Inter-State Publishing 1886

Henry McVey, deceased, was a native of Maryland, where he was born April 24, 1825, a son of William and Mary (Bailey) McVey. When a child he went with his parents to Coshocton County, Ohio, where his mother died, his father surviving till January 29, 1869. His father's family afterward removed to Greene County, Indiana, where he lived till becoming a resident of this county [Wayne County, Iowa], when he located on the farm where his family has since resided. He was united in marriage December 1, 1859, to Mary Miller, daughter of John and Sophia (Walworth) Miller, natives of Pennsylvania and Canada respectively. Her father is now deceased, and her mother makes her home with her daughter, Mrs. McVey. Of the eight children born to Mr. and Mrs. McVey five are living - John W., Benjamin N., Nellie M., Joseph M. and Lewis F. John married Lillie Ritchie and has one child - Mary L. He is a resident of Clay Township, this county. Mr. McVey died in Clay Township on his farm, on section 17, February 5, 1882, and in his death his family lost an affectionate husband and father, and the township a good citizen. He was upright in all his dealings, and was highly respected by all who knew him. During his life he was a hard working man, and many a time has split 300 rails in a day, and at his death his family was left in comfortable circumstances.


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