Name: James MCVEY
Given Name: James
Change Date: 30 JAN 2009
The parents of John, James, and George McVey of Virginia
Name: Page 1
VALUE: 4th great grandson of James McVey b. Scotland 2
Name: Page 3
Birth: ABT 1712
_SDATE: 1 JUL 1712 in prob. Scotland
by Vern Taylor
After 30 years of searching I have not found any record with the parents of John McVey. I have not found any record listing his brothers and sisters. I hope that changes. Until then, a quick look at the families of James of Virginia and John of West Virgina will suffice to identify the names that children of this family would have used. They include Elizabeth, George, James, John, Mary, Margaret, Sarah, Thomas and William in alphabetical order. These names are reused over and over through their descendants. The name Aaron seems to have only been used by James McClure McVey descendants, and Samuel by Sgt. John McVey descendants.
It's possible that John's parents were James and Margaret McVey from association at the Samuel Samples Vendue Sale 1780. If so, James and Margaret would have been 60 to 70 years old at that time. This James cannot be James McClure McVey Jr. because James was married to Mary McCormack about 1771.
The parents of James McClure McVey Jr. are listed as James McVey Sr. and Miss McClure. If Miss McClure ever proves to be Margaret McClure, this would certainly help substantiate my claim that Sgt John McVey and James McClure McVey are brothers.
James McClure McVey lived at Franklin Co. Virginia and Sgt. John McVey in Greenbrier Co. Virginia which became West Virginia in 1863. Family tradition has John's death at Franklin Co. Virginia in 1823 even though his wife, Sarah Snedigar was living in the Ardury-Bath-Bourbon Co. area of Kentucky up through 1820. If true, this would indicate a James and John family connection.
I have felt that James and John were brothers except that John was born in Scotland and James McClure McVey was born in Pennsylvania. But I hadn't considered that John may have immigrated with his parents and they traveled west through Pennsylvania before settling in Augusta Co., Virginia. Our cousin Marylu Walker sent an unsourced family group listing Sgt. John and James McClure McVey as brothers.
We have descendants of James McClure McVey living and intermarring with descendants of John McVey in Fayette Co., West Virginia. Descendants of Sgt. John McVey also lived near other McVey lines possibly James descendants in Center Twp. Marion Co., Indiana. This may have occured much more often than we know about.
The estate of George McVey of Rockingham Co. Virginia was given to his brother James McVey for administration. This makes him the third brother of this group.
With this in mind, it's possible that James and Margaret McVey/McVeigh/MacVey born before 1712 (my calculation) in Scotland and their son John McVey b. 1737/1727 Scotland among others, emmigrated to the British colonies between 1737/27-1743. A son James was born 1743 in Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania. The son George died before 1778. John and parents attended the Samuel Samples sale in 1780 Augusta County, Virginia. James McClure McVey died in 1822 Franklin Co. Virginia. John died in 1823.
Notes for JAMES MCVEY b. about 1712:
James McVey (father of James McVey who was born in Lancaster County Pennsylvania) emigrated from Scotland with a colony of "Scots" who purchased land from William Penn in the Province of Pennsylvania and settled on the Juniata River near where there is now a town named McVeytown, through which the Pennsylvania Railroad later passed. (Note: The above information was taken from a loose sheet of family history in the McVey family bible by Helen (Burgess) McVey, wife of James Franklin McVey who was the 4th great grandson of James McVey who emigrated from Scotland.
"The Scotch-Irish A Social History" by James G. Leyburn claims that the Scots and Scotch Irish began to come to America from the 1680's and that the first Ulster emigrants began to arrive in 1717. Most entered through the ports of Philadelphia or New Castle. It was much later before they began to use the ports of New York, Boston and Charleston.
James Logan who was Secretary to William Penn (b. 1706 d. 1790) was born in Belfast Ireland of Scottish parents, invited the first group of Ulstermen to come to the colony. Fearing the Indians and settling some of the land to the west, he thought "it might be prudent to plant a settlement of such men as those who formerly had so bravely defended Londonderry and Inniskillen as a frontier in case of any disturbance".
Many of the Scots and Scots Irish were among the first to migrate to the frontier part of Pennsylvania, particularly to the west before they went down to Virginia, Maryland, the Carolinas and later Ohio, Illinois, and Iowa.
- John MCVEY b: 1737 in , , , Scotland
- George MCVEY b: BET 1733 AND 1743
- James McClure MCVEY b: 18 JUL 1743 in , Lancaster, Pennsylvania
- Abbrev: Family Tree File Curtis McVey
Title: Family Tree File Curtis McVey email@example.com Curtis McVey, 1585 Gritney Road, Daleville, Alabama,36322 Descendants of James McVey: Emailed to Kitty Steele Barrera, and Vern Taylor.y Road, Daleville, Alabama,36322 Descendants of James McVey: Emailed to Kitty Steele Barrera, and Vern Taylor.
Name: Footnotey Road, Daleville, Alabama,36322 Descendants of James McVey: Emailed to Kitty Steele Barrera, and Vern Taylor.
Name: Bibliographyy Road, Daleville, Alabama,36322 Descendants of James McVey: Emailed to Kitty Steele Barrera, and Vern Taylor.
- Abbrev: Family Tree File James Franklin McVey
Title: Family Tree File James Franklin McVey (All of the information was transcribed from notes, family bibles and the personal memories of Helen Burgess McVey and James Franklin McVey, then emailed by Rick A. McVey to Vern Taylor Sept 2002.)cribed from notes, family bibles and the personal memories of Helen Burgess McVey and James Franklin McVey, then emailed by Rick A. McVey to Vern Taylor Sept 2002.).
Name: Footnotecribed from notes, family bibles and the personal memories of Helen Burgess McVey and James Franklin McVey, then emailed by Rick A. McVey to Vern Taylor Sept 2002.)
Name: Bibliographycribed from notes, family bibles and the personal memories of Helen Burgess McVey and James Franklin McVey, then emailed by Rick A. McVey to Vern Taylor Sept 2002.).
Page: 4th great grandson of James McVey b. Scotland
- Abbrev: Family Tree File Vern Taylor
Title: Family Tree File Vern Taylor stanleyscribe @ yahoo.com
Text: fourth great grandson of Sgt. John McVey