Monday, October 25, 2010

Obituary of James McVeigh (1818-1897)

Obituary of James McVeigh Jesup Sentinenal, Jesup, Georgia, Thursday, May 20, 1897

Mr. James McVeigh died in Jacksonville on Sunday last and was brought here to be buried by his wife some of his children. We do not know his age but he was a very old man. The writer having hear him spoken of as old man McVeigh and a teacher nearly 60 years ago. He was a Scotchman and came to this country when a young man. He was well educated and taught school for many years and in his better days was rated an excellent teacher. He had reached his dotage for a few years before his death and had become somewhat childish. He was an excellent pensman of which he prided himself a great deal. He was County surveyor of this county a number of years ago.

He was twice married and leave six or seven sons five who came from different sections that they live to be at the last sad rites. He had two daughters but only one which is now living, the other having died only a few weeks ago his sons are good citizens and respected in the communities in which they live.

Transcribed by Teresa McVeigh, 25 Oct. 2010

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