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  • ID: I146034
  • Name: Samuel Lewis MCVEY
  • Given Name: Samuel Lewis
  • Surname: McVey
  • Name: Samuel MCVEIGH
  • Given Name: Samuel
  • Surname: McVeigh
  • Suffix: Sr.
  • Sex: M
  • _UID: 26D378572DD1CA4084EFF4B8D1D3CFDE4025
  • Change Date: 30 JAN 2013
  • _COLOR: 1
  • Note:

    I believe Samuel Lewis McVey was named for Capt. Samuel Lewis b. 1716, a neighbor and fellow Indian fighter along with John McVey. Samuel Lewis, served with distinction as a captain in the war between the English and French colonists (French and Indian War). His brothers, Andrew, William and Charles, were members of his company, and all four were at Braddock's defeat, and three of them were wounded. Samuel Lewis was afterwards conspicuous in the defense of Greenbrier County and the border settlements from the Indians.
    Samuel Lewis McVey was born 1767 probably in the Augusta County Area of Virginia since all of the attempted settlements in Greenbrier had failed prior to 1769. In the spring of that year an expedition was organized by citizens of Augusta and adjoining counties, having for its purpose a permanent settlement in that beautiful and inviting country afterwards called Greenbrier County. Of this company John Stuart, then only twenty years of age, was a member. John Stuart established the first mill in Greenbrier County in 1780.
    Later it was said by Old-Timers of the grandson Samuel Daivs McVey, that Mcvey was "Steward's Miller" for a period of forty consecutive years at a grist mill located on Milligans Creek. Sgt John McVey 1737-1823 would have been contemporary with Col. John Stuart 1749-1823, and also owned a mill(2). But John McVey moved to Kentucky about 1801 and could have only worked at Col. John Stuart's mill for at most 20 years. Samuel Lewis McVey 1767-1855 is the only one who could have plied the millwright trade there from 1780-1823 for a total of 43 years. Samuel's first son, Samuel P. McVey could certainly have learned to be a millwright by working there 1807-23 for 16 years until Col. John Stuart's death. Samuel's second son John Craft McVey would also have learned the millwright trade there and passed that training down to his son, John Crafton McVey who plied it in Iowa. However this happened, several of Samuel Lewis McVey's sons were millwrights, and some of his grandsons were too.
    Samuel McVeigh was an elder of the old Stone Presbyterian Church, at Lewisburg, Virginia.(4)
    Samuel Lewis McVey married Jane Paxton in 1794. He bought land(2) from his parent John McVey and his (2nd) wife Sarah Snedigar McVey and was in court at the September term of 1799 when Sarah McVey relinquished her dowrey there.(1)
    On 28 August 1800 Samuel was on the McDowell vs. Dyrnside jury.
    On 29 June 1802 Court (1) records item 3, ordained that J. Conrad, Richard Wilson, Robt. Nicholas, and Samuel McVay view the way from the county line beyond Adam Carts to the great road at Samuel McVay's house and report to the next court the convenience or inconvenience thereof. A month later (1) on 27 July 1802 (item 6), Samuel McVey was appointed overseer of the road from the county line to his house. The way was viewed by him and others with the tithables in Greenbrier County on the south side of the river as far as John Moreheads and between said Moorheads and Jacob Knobs with Curry's, Henry Miller, Christopher Shanks and Roochstalls.
    Kitty Barrera found a book named HISTORY OF THE GREAT KANAWHA VALLEY, vol. 2, published by Brant, Fuller, and Co., 1891. It has an article of about 1 page on George W. McVey . . ."George W. McVey, now deceased, was a son of Samuel McVey, who was a native of Scotland (sic). He came to America when a young man (sic), and in 1852 settled in Fayette County, VA, where he was engaged in working at his trade of a cooper until his death in 1855 [This seems to be referring to Samuel, not George.]
    Samuel's two sons, George, and Alec went to Edmond about 8 miles southeast of Victor from the Alderson area. In the book PANORAMA OF FAYETTE COUNTY by John Cavalier 1985, he states, "They obtained land grants for their families and settled there when there were only two other families in the area. They, later, leased the mineral rights of the land to the Nuttall families for fifty cents per acre for coal mining." He says that other first settlers were Vineys, Rogers, Smailes, and Cavendish. We know the Vineys,Rogers, and Smailes were families with McVey relatives. -- Vern Taylor

    Notes:
    (1) FHL film #594454 Greenbrier Co. WV 1793-1830 Court Entry Records extracted by Vern Taylor.

    (2) The Timeline of Sgt John McVey by Vern Taylor published 1983 in the John Crafton McVey Family book and also the McVey Family Archives Quarterly, lists
    1799 John McVey deeded 80 acres to Samuel McVey in Greenbrier Co. VA extracted from FHL film #594,294 by Vern Taylor.

    (2) The Timeline of Sgt John McVey by Vern Taylor published 1983 in the John Crafton McVey Family book and also the McVey Family Archives Quarterly, lists
    1787 February abstracts of Court Rec. Greenbrier Co. WV 1780-1819 page 45 gave John leave to build a mill on his land lying on the Maleons Creek.

    (3) 1850 Census photo by Vern Taylor

    (4) "The Paxton's We Are One" by William M. Paxton, Pub: W. T. Jenkins, Platte City, Missouri, May 1903
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  • Name: Page
  • VALUE: 3rd great grandson of Samuel Lewis McVey 1
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  • Name: Page
  • VALUE: 2nd great granddaughter of Samuel Lewis McVey. 2
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  • FIELD:
  • Name: Page
  • VALUE: 4th great granddaughter of Samuel Lewis McVey. 3
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  • Name: Page 4
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  • Name: Page 5
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  • Name: Page
  • VALUE: accessed by Kitty Barrera 2002 6
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  • Name: Page 7
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  • FIELD:
  • Name: Page
  • VALUE: 3rd great grandson of Samuel Lewis McVey 8
  • Birth: 28 FEB 1767 in prob. Augusta County, Virginia
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  • FIELD:
  • Name: Page 4
  • Census: BET 1820 AND 1840
  • _SDATE: 1 JUL 1820 Greenbrier County, Virginia
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  • Name: Page 9
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  • Name: Page 10
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  • Name: Page 11
  • Census: 1850
  • _SDATE: 1 JUL 1850 Greenbrier County, Virginia
  • Note:

    Fam # 342 page 260 with son George W. McVey, Samuel McVey age 83., Jane age 79.

    1850 United States Federal Census > Virginia > Greenbrier > District 18 extracted by Vern Taylor
    Household Members: Name Age
    George W McVey 35 VA farmer
    Mary McVey 32 all born VA
    children:
    Mary J R McVey 9
    George W McVey 7
    Ebenezer M McVey 5
    Parthena V McVey 3
    Elizabeth A McVey 5/12
    parents:
    Samuel McVey 83
    Jane McVey 79
    Source Citation: Year: 1850; Census Place: District 18, Greenbrier, Virginia; Roll: M432_947; Page: 259; Image: 200.
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  • Name: Page 12
  • Death: 1855
  • _SDATE: 1 JUL 1855 in Fayette County, West Virginia
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  • Name: Page 13
  • Ancestral File #: 1R6V-82L
  • Ancestral File #: 220L-GCC
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  • FILE: C:\Users\Vern\Photos\McVsam1850.jpg
  • FORM: jpg
  • Title: Samuel McVey 1850 census page
  • _TYPE: PHOTO
  • _SCBK: Y
  • _PRIM: N
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  • FILE: C:\Users\Vern\Photos\McVeyArms.jpg
  • FORM: jpg
  • Title: The ancient McVey Arms
  • _TYPE: PHOTO
  • _SCBK: Y
  • _PRIM: Y



    Father: John MCVEY b: 1737 in , , , Scotland
    Mother: Mrs. John McVey b: ABT 1748 in prob. Scotland

    Marriage 1 Mary Jane PAXTON b: 5 JUN 1771 in , Rockbridge, Virginia
    • Event: between Samuel and Alexander Paxton on behalf of Jane Paxton Marriage Bond 19 FEB 1794 in , Rockbridge, Virginia
    • Note:

      In a marriage bond they said:

      Know all men by these presents that we Samuel Mcvey, Samuel Paxton and Alexander Paxton ... are held and firmly bound unto the Commonwealth of Virginia in the sum of fifty pounds current money to the payment whereof we bind ourselves our heirs and Executors and administrators jointly and Severally firmly by these presents sealed with our Seals dated the 19th day of February 1794.

      The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas there is a marriage shorly intended to be solemized between the above bound Samuel Mcvey and Jane Paxton Daughter of Samuel Paxton of said county.

      If therefore there be no lawful cause to obstruct the said marriage then the above obligation to be void or else to remain in full force.
      Sam'l Mcvey (seal)
      Samuel Paxton (seal)
      Alexander Paxton (seal)
      Teste
      AK---------
      14
    • Married: 20 FEB 1794 in , Rockbridge, Virginia
    • Note: Samuel McVey married Jane Paxton 20 Feb 1794 by Rev. Wm. Graham. Samuel Paxton, father of Jane gave consent. 15 16
    Children
    1. Has Children Samuel Paxton-Price MCVEY b: 24 NOV 1794 in Greenbrier County, Virginia
    2. Has Children John Craft MCVEY b: 8 JUN 1796 in Greenbrier County, Virginia
    3. Has Children Catherine "Kate" MCVEY b: 28 MAR 1798 in Greenbrier County, Virginia
    4. Has Children Alexander MCVEY b: 8 JUN 1800 in Greenbrier County, Virginia
    5. Has Children William Steele MCVEY b: 22 MAY 1802 in Greenbrier County, Virginia
    6. Has Children Thomas MCVEY b: 7 JUL 1804 in Greenbrier County, Virginia
    7. Has Children Nancy MCVEY b: 27 FEB 1806 in Greenbrier County, Virginia
    8. Has Children Elizabeth "Betty, Lizzy" Jane MCVEY b: 14 APR 1808 in Greenbrier County, Virginia
    9. Has Children James McClain MCVEY b: 27 JUN 1810 in Greenbrier County, Virginia
    10. Has Children Jane Melam MCVEY b: 27 JUN 1810 in Greenbrier County, Virginia
    11. Has No Children Mary "Polly" MCVEY b: ABT 1812 in Greenbrier County, Virginia
    12. Has Children Sarah "Sally" C. MCVEY b: 1 AUG 1813 in Greenbrier County, Virginia
    13. Has Children George Washington MCVEY b: 23 JUL 1815 in Greenbrier County, Virginia

    Sources:
    1. Abbrev: Family Tree File of Vern Taylor
      Title: Family Tree File of Vern Taylor Email: stanleyscribe @ yahoo.com



      Note:
      website:
      Name: Footnote

      Name: ShortFootnote

      Name: Bibliography

      Page: 3rd great grandson of Samuel Lewis McVey
    2. Abbrev: Family Tree File Betty McVey Shields
      Title: Family Tree File Betty McVey Shields (Mrs. Betty McVey Shields Rt. 2 Box 195, Lewisburg, WV 24901)x 195, Lewisburg, WV 24901.
      Name: Footnotex 195, Lewisburg, WV 24901)
      Name: ShortFootnote
      Name: Bibliographyx 195, Lewisburg, WV 24901.
      Page: 2nd great granddaughter of Samuel Lewis McVey.
    3. Abbrev: Family Tree File Kitty Barrera
      Title: Mary Kathleen Steele Barrera, Family Tree File Kitty Barrera ()reepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~ksteeleb>.
      Name: Footnotereepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~ksteeleb>)
      Name: ShortFootnote
      Name: Bibliographyreepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~ksteeleb>.
      Page: 4th great granddaughter of Samuel Lewis McVey.
    4. Abbrev: Paxtons "We Are One" 1903, The
      Title: William M. Paxton, Paxtons "We Are One" 1903, The (W. T. Jenkins, Platte City, Missouri, May 1903)te City, Missouri, May 1903.
      Text: All of us in Scotland, England, Wales, Ireland and America, whether spelling the name Paxton, Paxson, or Paxon, trace our lineages to the same source.
      Name: Footnotete City, Missouri, May 1903)
      Name: ShortFootnote
      Name: Bibliographyte City, Missouri, May 1903.
      Text: p. 296 "The McVeighs: Jane Paxton b. June 5, 1771 in Rockbridge, d. in Greenbrier, married Feb. 20, 1794, Samuel McVeigh b. Feb 28, 1767, son of John McVeigh, of County Down, Ireland."
    5. Abbrev: Lynn-O'Dell Family Book
      Title: This information compiled by Miss Annettie Lynn of Seward Nebraska., Lynn-O'Dell Family Book (John Robert O'Dell 1979.)nn-O'Dell Family Bookn-O'Dell Family Book. John Robert O'Dell 1979.
      Name: Footnotenn-O'Dell Family Book (John Robert O'Dell 1979.)
      Name: ShortFootnotenn-O'Dell Family Book
      Name: Bibliographyn-O'Dell Family Book. John Robert O'Dell 1979.
      Text: Nora McVey Lynn lists children as Samuel, John Craft, Kate Vinie, Alick Ander, Thomas, Mary m. a Morehead, Lizzy m. a Hendricks, James McCorplet, Jane Melam, James and Jane were twins, Sarah m. a Campbell and a Stevens, and George Washington McVey.
    6. Abbrev: History of the Great Kanawha Valley
      Title: History of the Great Kanawha Valley (vol. 2, published by Brant, Fuller, and Co., 1891)uller, and Co., 1891.
      Text: HISTORY OF THE GREAT KANAWHA VALLEY, vol. 2, published by Brant, Fuller, and Co., 1891. "George W. McVey, now deceased, was a son of Samuel McVey, who was a native of Scotland (sic). He came to America when a young man (sic), and in 1852 settled in Fayette County, VA, where he was engaged in working at his trade of a cooper until his death in 1855 [This seems to be referring to Samuel, not George.]
      Name: Footnoteuller, and Co., 1891)
      Name: ShortFootnote
      Name: Bibliographyuller, and Co., 1891.
      Page: accessed by Kitty Barrera 2002
    7. Abbrev: LDS Historical database by Vern Taylor
      Title: LDS Historical database compiled by Vern Taylor Dec 2003
      http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=ldshistorical&id=I1
      http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=ldshistorical&id=I1
      Name: Footnote
      http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=ldshistorical&id=I1
      Name: ShortFootnote
      Name: Bibliography
      http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=ldshistorical&id=I1
    8. Abbrev: Family Tree File Vern Taylor
      Title: Family Tree File Vern Taylor stanleyscribe @ yahoo.com


      Note:
      website:
      Name: Footnote

      Name: ShortFootnote
      Name: Bibliography

      Page: 3rd great grandson of Samuel Lewis McVey
    9. Abbrev: U.S. CENSUS 1830
      Title: 1830 U.S. Census
      Name: Footnote
      Name: ShortFootnote
      Name: Bibliography
      Text: Greenbrier Co. VA
      McVey, Samuel males: 1 of 10-15, 3 of 20-30, 2 of 30-40, 1 of 60-70.
      females: 1 of 15-20, 2 of 20-30, 1 of 50-60.
    10. Abbrev: U.S. CENSUS 1840
      Title: 1840 U.S. Census
      Name: Footnote
      Name: ShortFootnote
      Name: Bibliography
      Text: Greenbrier Co., VA McVey, Samuel males: 1 of 5-10, 1 of 20-30, 1 of 70-80. females: 1 of 30-40, 1 of 70-80.
    11. Abbrev: U.S. CENSUS 1820
      Title: 1820 U.S. Census
      Name: Footnote
      Name: ShortFootnote
      Name: Bibliography
      Text: Greenbrier Co., VA
      Samuel McVey, Males 1(under 10), 2 (10-15), 2(16-25), 1(45 over),
      Femailes 2(under 10), 2(10-15), 1(45 over)
    12. Abbrev: U.S. CENSUS 1850
      Title: 1850 U.S. Census
      Name: Footnote
      Name: ShortFootnote
      Name: Bibliography
      Text: District 18, Greenbrier Co. VA p 260, ln 25, fam 342, 13 August lists George W. McVey 35 farmer, Mary 32, Mary J. R. 9, George W. 7, Ebenezer M. 5, Parthania V. 3, Elizabeth A. 5/12 all born VA
    13. Abbrev: book: History of the Great Kanawah Valley v.2
      Title: book: History of the Great Kanawah Valley v.2 (Brant, Fuller, and Co., 1891 Madison Wisconsin p. 242)d Co., 1891 Madison Wisconsin p. 242.
      Text: Kitty Barrera found a new book named HISTORY OF THE GREAT KANAWHA VALLEY, vol. 2, published by Brant, Fuller, and Co., 1891. I assume this is a reprint. It has an article of about 1 page on George W. McVey . . ."George W. McVey, now deceased, was a son of Samuel McVey, who was a native of Scotland (sic). He came to America when a young man (sic), and in 1852 settled in Fayette County, VA, where he was engaged in working at his trade of a cooper until his death in 1855 [This seems to be referring to Samuel, not George.]
      Name: Footnoted Co., 1891 Madison Wisconsin p. 242)
      Name: ShortFootnote
      Name: Bibliographyd Co., 1891 Madison Wisconsin p. 242.
      Text: "Samuel McVey . . .in 1852 settled in Fayette County, Virginia,where he was engaged in working at his trade of a cooper until his death in 1855." extracted by Kitty Barrera
    14. Abbrev: RootsWeb.com
      Title: http://www.rootsweb.com, Web Site: RootsWeb.com Internet web site.
      Note:
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      Name: Footnote
      Name: ShortFootnote
      Name: Bibliography
      Text: http://rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/va/rockbridge/images/1794/1794-010.jpg
    15. Abbrev: Marriage BANN
      Title: Marriage Bann
      Name: Footnote
      Name: ShortFootnote
      Name: Bibliography
      Text: Marriage bond for Samuel McVey dated 19 Feb 1794. A bond is an obligation made binding by a money forfeit or surety.
    16. Abbrev: Marriage Record
      Title: Marriage Record
      Name: Footnote
      Name: ShortFootnote
      Name: Bibliography
      Repository:
        Name: Ancestry.com
        Provo, Utah
        Note:
        Dodd, Jordan. Georgia Marriages to 1850 online database

      Text: Samuel McVey to Jane Paxton Feb 20 1794 from Rockbridge Co. marriages 1782-1830 FHL film #33,799 copy in possession of Vern Taylor.

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