Tuesday, March 1, 2016

McVeigh One-name Study

My McVeigh one name study Website is up and running. Here is the link: McVeigh One-Name Study . My goal is to trace as many McVeigh (McVay, McVey, and other variants) lines as I can for those born before 1900. I have added 3 McVeigh trees with data which I had previously collected: James Lawrence McVeigh Family, Hugh McVay Family, and Timothy McVeigh Family. I have also started one large one-name study tree, which includes the McVeigh lines from those previous trees and new research.

My first goal was to track the McVeighs on the Isle of Man. I have added those on the Manx Censuses (1841-1911) to the new McVeigh tree. While tracking them, I also found some other (mainly parish) records, which I have also included. Most of the Manx McVeighs came from Ireland and many of those were from County Down. Tracing County Down McVeighs  will probably be my next goal, although the surviving censuses for County Down are only 1901 and 1911.

I have included a map of all the McVeighs in the United Kingdom on the 1881 Census. This was created using Surname Atlas , which is a really cool software program that will map any surname that occurs in the 1881 Census.

Monday, January 11, 2016

Guild of One-Name Studies

I have joined the Guild of One-Name Studies. I have registered the surname McVeigh and one of my goals is to to trace all the McVeighs in Scotland, Ireland, England and the Isle of Man prior to 1900 and then to mainly the US. Known variants are McVey and McVeagh. I am also interested in tracting the distribution of the name: Geogenealogy.

 I may have bit off way more than I can chew.

This is the link to McVeigh One-Name Study .

Copyright 2016 
Teresa McVeigh

Isabella (Laughton) McVeigh (1785-1833)

I found Isabella (Laughton) McVeigh's burial record.

Edward McVeigh (b. 1801 Ireland and living on the Isle of Man on the 1841 Census) married Isabella Laughton in 1825 on the Isle of Man.

Ed. McVey and Isabella Laughton, t.t. John Lewin and Mary Druid, "Register of Baptisms and Marriages of the Catholics of the Isle of Man 1817-1849"

Edward is possibly is the brother or father of my James McVeigh (b.1819 Ireland or Isle of Man, d. 1897 Florida, USA), who lived mainly in Liberty County, Georgia, USA. Note: If Edward is James McVeigh's father or brother, James would have been about 6 years old.

In 1832 they apparently separated. Edward announced that he would no longer be responsible for Isabella's debts.

The Sun, Jun 19 1832: "Edward McVeagh announces that he will not be responsible for any debts incurred by his wife Isabella McVeagh."

Isle of Man Burial Index, 1598-2003 [databse on-line on Ancestry.com]
Name: Isabella Mcveagh
Birth Date: abt 1785
Burial Date: 22 Feb 1833
Burial Place: Onchan, Isle of Man
Residence: Douglas
Biography: 48 years Douglas, St George's

Ancestry.com. Web: Isle of Man, Burial Index, 1598-2003 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013.
Original data: Explore Family History. Manx National Heritage. http://www.imuseum.im/FamilyHistory/Explore.mth: accessed 28 August 2013.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Benjamin Sport-Isbol Hendrix Marriage Bond

Rowan County, NC Marriage Bond (03-070);
Benjamin Sport to Isbol Hendrix, Jan 1, 1815;
Elijah Lyons, Bondsman, R Powell Witness , Jan. 1, 1815
Original in the North Carolina State Archives Bond#OOO131991, Image 003585, Record 03 070

State of North Carolina Rowan County}
KNOW all Men by these presents, That we Benjamin Sport & Elijah Lyons of the state aforesaid, are held and firmly bound unto the Governor of the State of North Carolina for the time being, in the just and full sum of Five Hundred Pounds, current money of this State, to be paid to the said Governor, or his preceptors or assigns: To the which payment well and truly to be made and done, we bind ourselves, our Heirs, Executors, and Administrators.

Sealed with our Seals, and dated this first day of January--Anno Domini 1815
The Condition of the above obligation is such, That whereas the above bounden Benjamin Sport hath made application for a License for a Marriage to be celebrated between him and Isbol Hendrix of the county aforesaid: Now in case it shall not appear hereafter, that there is any lawful cause or obstruct the said marriage, then the above obligation to be void, otherwise to remain in full force and virtue.

Sealed and Delivered in the Presence of us}
R. Powell [Witness]
Benjamin [Mark] Sport
Elijah Lyons [ Bondsman]

Transcribed by
Teresa McVeigh
07 Mar 2007
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Obituary of George W. Sports, 1899

The State (newspaper), Columbia, SC, 6 Feb. 1899
Special to The State
Orangeburg, Feb. 4--

Mr. George Sports of the Limestone section of the county died very suddenly here today on the streets, being stricken while attending to business. He was about 60 years of age, but was in fairly good health, leaving his home this morning without any feeling to indicate the fearful and fatal attack which overcame him.

An inquest was at once held, and a verdict of death from natural causes rendered, after which his remains were taken in charge by friends.

Transcribed by
Teresa McVeigh
6 Nov 2010
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George W Sport(s) Confederate Disability Discharge, 1863

Army of the Confederate States
Certificate of Disability for Discharge

Pvt. George Sports of Captain Buist's Company (C) of the [Adkin's?] Batt. SC, Ripley's Brigade, a resident of Marlborough S. C. was enlisted by Capt. Sparks at James Island S. C. on the 12th day of April 1862, to serve 3 years or war. He was born in Marlborough Dist. In the State of South Carolina, is Twenty five years of age, five feet nine inches high, light complexion, blue eyes, and by occupation, when enlisted, a Carpenter.
WE certify that we have carefully examined the said George Sports of Captain Buist Company , and find him incapable of performing the duties of a soldier in any department of the service, because Organic Disease of the heart, the result of rheumatism.

St. Julien R[aversel?]
Senior Surgeon of Board
Station General Hospital, Columbia, S. C.
June 11th 1863
Discharged this 25 day of June 1863, at Columbia.
C. D. Melton
Major Commanding Post.

Transcribed by
Teresa McVeigh
16 Jun 2014
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Mary A McCollum testified at George Sport's Guardian hearings, 21 Jan 1856

State of South Carolina
District of Sumter }

On this 21st day of  January A.D. 1856 before Mr. J. W. Stuckey, a Magistrate within and for the District and State aforesaid, personally appeared Mary A. McCollum, aged 33 years and a resident of the District and State above mentioned who being duly sworn according to law saith on oath, that she resided in Marion District S.C. in the year 1851. That Elizabeth Sports Widow of Benjamin Sports and the Mother of George Sports was a near neighbor; that the said Elizabeth Sports died she thinks in the month of February of that year; that the deponent was at the residence of said Elizabeth Sports while she was a [Cofin?] in the House. She further testifies that she knew George Sports the son of said Elizabeth Sports and that he was then a small boy she thinks about 13 years of age at the time his Mother’s death. And she further states that she has heard it said that Benjamin Sports the father of George Sports was a soldier in the War of 1812. And further this deponent saith not.

Mary A. McCollum

Transcribed by 
Teresa McVeigh 
25 Mar 2007 
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