THE VEALE FAMILY TREE©
1750 through ?
THE DECENDANTS OF JAMES CARR VEALE
DAVIESS COUNTY, WASHINGTON, INDIANA
1. JAMES CARR VEALE SR. (Possibly: WILLIAM SR. 3, MORRIS JR. 2, MAURICE/MORRIS 1), b. March 17, 1763 in Loudoun Co., VA, d.
January 14, 1839 in Veale Township, Daviess, CO., IN, m. LAVINA TOWNSEND of New York State in October of 1782 in a Magistrates Court in
Union Co. SC, she was b. 1764 in New York State, d. circa 1844 at Daviess Co., IN
More about JAMES CARR VEALE SR:
Burial: Old Veale Family Cemetery, three miles south of Maysville, Indiana, just after you cross Veale’s Creek, traveling south on State Route #300 W in a field around 60 yards to the left. His grave marker is there and is of stone.
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Land Transactions: On July 27, 1829, James Carr Veale & Wife to James Carr Veale Jr. and wife part of SW quarter of Section 17, Township 2 (Veale), Range 7, 48 acres. This property is where the cemetery is located.
Military service: Revolutionary War Veteran, South Carolina, serving 1780-1785.
More about LAVINA TOWNSEND:
Burial: Old Odon City Cemetery, Odon, IN, buried in the Dr. John Townsend Memorial Monument along with Elizabeth Townsend, John’s 2nd wife and her sister also named Elizabeth as was his 2nd wife. Lavina’s burial location was confirmed by Mr. Robert R. Correll, Odon, IN. Mr. Correll is a member of the American Legion Post in Odon, they are the keepers of the cemetery.
Parents: She is the daughter of Dr. John Townsend, the first listed settler of Odon, IN, her mother MARGARET is buried in Union Co., SC, John remarried ELIZABETH of whom he is buried with.
Pension: From Daviess County Recorders Office, document # 11079, dated July 18, 1846, she received $55.41 paid yearly in March and recorded, Book D. Volume I, page 198.
Children of JAMES CARR VEALE SR. & LAVINA TOWNSEND are:
2. i. WATIS VEALE, b. 1783 in Union Co., SC, d. 1845 in Texas
3. ii. DANIEL VEALE, b. May 19, 1784 in Union Co., SC
4. iii. JAMES CARR VEALE JR., b. November 13, 1786 in Union Co., SC
5. iv. NANCY R. VEALE, b. 1789 in Union Co., SC
6. v. ALSEY "ELSIE" VEALE, b. 1790 in Union Co., SC
7. vi. CATHERINE "KATHY" VEALE, b. 1794 in Union Co., SC
8. vii WILLIAM THOMPSON VEALE, b. 1796 in Union Co., SC
9. viii. JOHN TOWNSEND VEALE, b. November 2, 1798 in Union Co., SC
More about THE CHILDREN:
The dates of birth of the children comes from an old Memorandum found in the Daviess Co., IN Clerk’s Office and from an old family tree developed for the families of Anderson Veale. It was in the files of the late Carl W. Veale Sr., the Editor and Publisher of the Veale Heritage Quarterly.
1st member of James Carr Veale Sr. & Lavina Townsend Family
2. WATIS VEALE (JAMES SR. 1) b. 1783 in Union Co., SC, d. 1846 in Texas
More about WATIS VEALE:
From Fulkerson’s History of Daviess Co., IN, "Little is known about Watis Veale, he died at the age of 63 in Texas".
From the History of Knox and Daviess Co., IN, Watis and his brother attended the first school in Daviess Co., IN taught by his father James Carr Veale Sr. Also his brother John Townsend Veale attended this school". His date birth is established by a Family tree sketch from the files of Carl W. Veale Sr. This sketch was prepared for the family of Anderson Veale.
There are land sales in 1852 in Daviess Co., IN by a Watus Veale, this Watus being the son of William Thompson Veale. The 1850 IndianaFederal Census establishes his date of birth to be 1830, thusly making him of the wrong age to have been the Watis attending the first school inDaviess County. The school taught by James Carr Veale Sr. was in operation from 1812 through 1821. NOTE: James Carr Veale Jr. does have ason by the name of John but none by the name of Watis. Only James Carr Veale Sr. has sons named John & Watis, therefore it was James Carr
Veale Sr. to be the first teacher of Daviess Co., IN.
2nd member of James Carr Veale Sr. & Lavina Townsend Family
3. DANIEL VEALE (JAMES SR. 1), b. May 19, 1784 in Union Co., SC, d. not found in Daviess County, likely in Missouri, m. MARY "POLLY" COLEMAN on June 19, 1813 in the Indiana Territory Capitol, Knox County, Vincennes, IN, she is the daughter of John Coleman another County Commissioner of Daviess County.
More about DANIEL VEALE:
Date of Death: It is listed as May 21, 1864 in Daviess Co., IN, however, no place of burial has been found. Mrs. Lottie Lehew indicates that he likely moved to Missouri with his son DANIEL COLEMAN VEALE and is buried in Missouri.
Military service: From Volunteer Soldiers, 1784-1811, shows Daniel Veale, 1810, USA, and a Private in Major Robbs Detachment of Indiana Territorial Militia. Information located in the Charlotte Library, SC. From Fulkerson’s History of Daviess Co., IN, page 324. "James Carr Veale I, son Daniel, b. 1788, d. May 21, 1864. Married Mary Coleman on June 19, 1813. License bought in Vincennes. Married in what is known as Knox County. The family lived near the construction of the Wabash & Erie Canal as they served hot meals to the workers. Six children: Mary Jane, George, William, Martha, Elizabeth "Betsy", and Angeline. Daughter Mary Jane, born April 7, 1828, d. January 20, 1908, m. ANDREW WARD, he b. 1808, d. December 16, 1866".
Misc: More information has just recently been found on this family. Mrs. Lottie Lehew has provided information on DANIEL COLEMAN VEALE, and the files of the late Carl W. Veale Sr. has added details on GEORGE ELMER VEALE.
Not listed necessarily in birth order.
Children of DANIEL VEALE & MARY "POLLY" COLEMAN are:
10. i. ANDREW JACKSON VEALE
More about ANDREW JACKSON VEALE:
Misc: The most recent records definitely shown that the George listed by Fulkerson is the
Grandson of Daniel Veale, and George being the son of Andrew Jackson Veale.
ii. MARTHA VEALE, m. GEORGE RAGSDALE
11. iii. MARY JANE VEALE
iv. NANCY VEALE, b. 1830 in Daviess Co., IN
12. v. ANGELINE VEALE
13. vi. MILES PLESANT VEALE
14. vii. WILLIAM ALEXANDER VEALE
15. viii. DANIEL COLEMAN VEALE
NOTE: The 1850 Indiana Federal Census in the family of Daniel Veale, shows a James Veale, Andrew Veale and John Veale. Also Angeline Hollingsworth was listed in this family. Angeline’s husband had died and Angeline and her three boys were listed with Daniel’s family. James, John and Andrew are Hollingsworth’s instead of Veale’s.
SEE ATTACHMENT ONE: COLEMAN NOTES.
3.3rd member of James Carr Veale Sr. & Lavina Townsend Family
JAMES CARR VEALE JR. (JAMES SR. 1), b. November 13, 1786 in Union Co., SC, d. January 22, 1858 in Veale Township, Daviess Co., IN, m.
ELINOR "ELLEN" AIKMAN on August 22, 1813.
More about JAMES CARR VEALE JR:
Burial: Old Veale Family Cemetery, just south of Maysville, IN on the property deeded him by his father, James Sr. on July 27, 1829.
Marriage: James Jr. & Elinor received their registration for marriage on August 22, 1813 at the Territory Capitol, Knox Co., Vincennes, IN, Daviess County Marriage Records, Book B, page 80 records this marriage the same date at Ft. Comer, This is the 2nd marriage recorded in Daviess County, IN, And performed by an Army Captain and also a minister. Old Ft. Comer was about 1 mile northeast of the old Veale homestead.
Military service: Fulkerson’s History of Daviess Co., IN states that he served under General William H. Harrison in the War of 1812. A through check of General Harrison’s records, which were poorly kept, by my nephew, Richard Alan Veale doesn’t reflect this record. However, The Morman Ancestory Files of Virginia, found by Ralph Carr Veale does show that James Jr. was shot in the hand while fighting Indians in 1810. Zed Veale Sr., Ralph’s father has related to Ralph, his brother Zed Jr. and myself that James Jr. did die with and is buried with a bullet in his hand.
Comments: There are a number of conflicts of the early writers of Daviess County, Indiana as to whether James Sr. or James Jr. or both came to the Indiana Territory first, who built the first saw mill and who was the first school teacher in the county. Fulkerson states that James Jr. came a year before his father, James Sr., making the year 1807. Richard Alan Keefer wrote that James Jr. came first bringing his slave Sam with him, setting up the first saw mill, this date being 1806. James Sr. arrived on June 10, 1808. Ralph C. Veale and I have discussed this at length and determined that a father wouldn’t send his son into the wilderness at such a young age, in his teens. Once is date of birth was established by the Memorandum found in the Daviess County, IN Clerk’s Office as the date of September 13, 1786, This would making him 20 years old in 1806.
This coupled with the writings of the book, "Down the Big Rivers", which related that the Skipper, Frank Hawkins had a passenger named Jim who had a slave names Sam had settled on White River near old Fort Hawkins. The old Fort Hawkins is just 2 miles north of what is the old Veale Homestead located in Daviess County. The comments on Watis rules James Jr. out as being the first school -teacher of Daviess Co.
More about ELINOR "ELLEN" AIKMAN:
Burial: Believed to be in the Old Veale Family Cemetery with her husband, James Jr.
Birth: She was born October 13, 1891 in Shepardstown, in the Shenandoah Valley, VA, her parents were from Pennsylvania. She was raised in Shepardstown, VA
SEE ATTACHMENT TWO: AIKMAN NOTES.
Children of JAMES CARR VEALE JR. & ELINOR AIKMAN are:
16. i. WILLIAM "THOMAS" VEALE
17. ii. SARAH "SARY" VEALE
18. iii. JAMES AIKMAN VEALE
19. iv. MARY M. VEALE
v. ELINOR VEALE, b. 1824
More about ELINOR VEALE:
Misc: All that has been found on Elinor comes from my father’s notes taken from a
Person of the name, William W. Veale. The note shows her year of birth as 1824 and died
at the age of eight years, she is likely one of the four unknown children who is buried in
The Old Veale Family Cemetery.
20. vi. ELIZABETH VEALE
21. vii. JOHN M. VEALE
22. viii. ANDERSON VEALE
23. ix. GEORGE WILLIAM VEALE
More about the FAMILY MEMBERS:
Misc: In Richard Alan Keefer’s Goodbye to Heritage, he relates that this family had nine children, the third being James A. Veale and the 8th being Anderson Veale. The order that this family is listed comes from the Memorandum from the Daviess Co., IN Clerk’s Office, the 1850 Indiana Federal Census from newspaper items.
Fulkerson’s History of Daviess Co., IN shows that JULIE VEALE is a member of the James Jr. & Elinor family, with a comment that Julie died at infancy and is likely one of the four unknown children buried in the Old Veale Family Cemetery.
4th member of James Carr Veale Sr. & Lavina Townsend Family
5. NANCY R. VEALE (JAMES SR. 1) b. 1789 in Union Co., SC, d. February 10, 1883 in Daviess Co., IN, m. 1st JAMES LETT, on January 14, 1813
at the Indiana Territory Capitol, in Knox Co., Vincennes, IN, he b. June 9, 1781 in North Carolina, d. October 14, 1851 in Daviess Co., IN, She m.
2nd JESSIE PEEK on December 11, 1853 in Daviess Co., IN
More about NANCY R. VEALE:
Nancy Lived to be quite old,
. From Cemeteries of Daviess County.
Burial: Lett Family Cemetery, Veale Township, Daviess Co., IN, Section 21, Township 2N, and Range 7W. Located in the east edge of Joe Hanson’s backyard on Highway #57 south of Washington, IN.
More about JAMES LETT:
Burial: Same as Nancy.
Misc: SEE ATTACHMENT THREE: LETT NOTES.
More about JESSIE PEEK:
Misc: SEE ATTACHMENT FOUR: PEEK NOTES.
Children of NANCY R. VEALE & JAMES LETT are:
i. JOHN LETT *
ii. WILLIAM LETT *
24. iii. HAMILTON LETT *
iv. JAMES C. LETT, m. ELIZABETH ALLISON on June 6, 1851 *
v. ELIZABETH LETT, m. BENJAMIN HAWKINS on October 6, 1834 *
vi. CATHERINE LETT *
vii. AMELIA LETT
More about the NANCY R. VEALE & JAMES LETT CHILDREN:
The names listed with an * are in the will of James Lett, the others are from the 1850 Indiana Federal Census. Watis Veale is listed in the household of Nancy & James in 1850; he is the son of William Veale & Elizabeth Stephenson. He, Watis was listed as 20 years old in 1850 and is not the Watis who attended the first school in Daviess co., IN
5th member of James Carr Veale Sr. & Lavina Townsend Family
6. ALSEY "ELSIE" VEALE (JAMES SR. 1), b. 1790 in Union Co., SC, m. JOSIAH WALLACE.
Misc: From the Mormon Ancestry Files 416 F lists Elsie, b. 1790, m. Josiah Wallace, he is listed in with
Alsey is in her father’s will, James Carr Veale Sr. will dated February 16, 1839, it shows her listed as ALSEY, the Daviess County Clerk’s drafting of this will noted that she had married WILLIAM WALLACE, other documents lists her as ELSIE. The 1850 Indiana Federal Census lists ALSEY under the Household of Daniel Veale, this second ALSEY may be the daughter of Daniel. The 1850 Indiana Mortality Schedule shows a JOHN F. WALLACE, died, age 44, died in August of pneumonia, in Daviess Co., IN, he was born in Ohio.
Child of ALSEY VEALE & JOSIAH WALLACE is:
i. WILLIAM WALLACE
6th member of James Carr Veale Sr. & Lavina Townsend Family
7. CATHERINE "KATHY" VEALE (JAMES SR. 1), b. 1796 in Union Co., SC, d. 1850, m. 1st JAMES ARRELL on October 25, 1829 in Daviess Co.,
IN, m. 2nd REUBEN KILGORE on November 7, 1837 in Daviess Co., IN, he b. 1795.
More about CATHERINE "KATHY" VEALE:
Misc: The Daviess Co., IN Marriage Records shows a CATHERINE VEALE, m. 1st ROBERT HAMILTON in February of 1826, no further data. Her father, James Carr Veale Sr.’s will shows her, CATHERINE having m. 1st JAMES ARRELL and 2nd REUBEN KILGORE, the will date is February 16, 1839. Fulkerson’s History of Daviess Co., IN lists her as KATHY.
More about JAMES ARRELL:
Will: His will is listed in the Daviess County Clerk’s Office and is dated September 22, 1839. The Catherine and James’ family is established from this will. Book A, page 93.
SEE ATTACHMENT FIVE: ARRELL NOTES.
More about REUBEN KILGORE:
Will: Ruben is listed in he will of James Carr Veale Sr. and that of James Arrell.
SEE ATTACHMENT SIX: KILGORE NOTES.
Children of CATHERINE "KATHY" VEALE & JAMES ARRELL are:
i. DAVID ARRELL
ii. ALCY ARRELL, m. JOHN SCUDDER
iii. RACHEL ARRELL
iv. ELIZA ARRELL, m. JAMES m. LOGAN on January 31, 1837
v. MATILDA ARRELL, m. JACOB SCUDDER on December 7, 1831
vi. SALLY ARRELL
7th member of James Carr Veale Sr. & Lavina Townsend Family
8. WILLIAM THOMPSON VEALE (JAMES SR. 1), b. 1794 in Union Co., SC, d. before 1834 in Daviess Co., IN, m. ELIZABETH STEPHENSON on May 21, 1827.
More about WILLIAM THOMPSON VEALE:
Comments: There was a major conflict within the families of this William Thompson Veale. My father, Charles C. Veale firmly believed that this William Veale to be the one who moved to Colton, CA and was buried there. This was in spite of the fact an old headstone was found broken and hardly readable in Oak Grove Cemetery in Washington, IN. In this writing I’m including all that’s been found on this subject.
Acknowledgments: Donald W. Veale of Poway, CA, Mrs. Lucille Bernice Hewitt (Veale), Mrs. Mary Siota Chance (Veale), and Mrs. Rhonda Hall (Hewitt) have helped so generously helping me to update this family and it’s history. A Special Big Thank You All.
Burial: The Old Union or Washington City Cemetery, Washington, IN. On or around 1840 Prairie Creek
Flooded or washed out most of the graves of the Old Union or Washington City Cemetery. Some of the coffins were never found and a few were returned from as far away as St. Louis, Missouri was. The relatives of the deceased moved what little that was found to Oak Grove Cemetery, where at least some of the old headstones exist, including this one of William of which my father discussed with me.
ABSTRACT OF PROBATE:
Daviess Co., Clerk’s Office, Washington, IN
WILLIAM VEALE, 1834, WILL
m. Elizabeth Stephenson on May 21, 1827
Widow, Elizabeth Veale m. ELISHA FITZGERALD on March 14, 1835
EMILY VEALE, under 14, Guardian, Ashberry Alexander
WATIS VEALE, under 14, Guardian, LEVI PEEK
Records: The 1850 Indiana Federal Census shows Emily Veale in the household of James Carr Veale Sr. WATUS as spelled in the 1850 Census microfiche, is shown in the family of Nancy Veale & James Lett. Later Watus is spelled Waitis.
Military service: From the Charlotte, SC Library: William Veale, 1810, served under Major Robb’s Indiana Territory Militia.
Marriage notes: The Daviess Co., IN Clerk’s Office records the marriage of William Thompson Veale to Elizabeth Stephenson as May 21, 1827 performed by Amos Rogers, Justice of Peace. Also the Elizabeth remarried Elisha Fitzgerald on March 18, 1835.
Children of WILLIAM THOMPSON VEALE & ELIZABETH STEPHENSON are:
25. i. WAITIS THOMPSON VEALE
26. ii. EMILY VEALE
8th member of James Carr Veale Sr. & Lavina Townsend Family
9. JOHN TOWNSEND VEALE (JAMES SR. 1), b. November 2, 1798 in Union Co., SC, d. May 28, 1858 in Daviess Co., IN, m. 1st LUCINDA HYATT on January 18, 1828 in Daviess Co., IN, m. 2nd DELILA THOMAS on February 28, 1841 in Daviess Co., IN
More about JOHN TOWNSEND VEALE:
Burial: Old Washington Cemetery, later moved to Oak Grove Cemetery, Washington, IN, Section Q.
Material sources: Mrs. Helen Heibsch of Columbus, IN who is a direct descendant of John Townsend Veale. Helen supplied the old family photos, marriage records and death records from her old Family Bible. She at her own expenses and time provided most of the Fulkerson’s History of Daviess Co., IN and portions of the Richard Alan Keefer’s A Good by to Heritage. Helen’s help is invaluable to this research project.
Again I thank you so very much, Helen.
More about LUCINDA HYATT:
Burial: Same as John T. Veale
Born: January 4, 1803, d. December 28, 1839 in Daviess Co., IN
Marriage records: Daviess County, IN Clerk’s Office, Book A, page 52, this marriage was performed by Hiram Hunter, Justice of Peace.
Misc: SEE ATTACHMENT SEVEN: HYATT NOTES.
More about DELILA THOMAS:
Burial: Oak Grove Cemetery, Washington, IN, Section Q.
Born: March 28, 1814 in Daviess Co., IN
Died: September 6, 1878 in Daviess Co., IN
Marriage records: Daviess Co., IN Clerk’s Office, Book B, page, 80
Misc: SEE ATTACHMENT EIGHT: THOMAS NOTES.
Children of JOHN TOWNSEND VEALE & LUCINDA HYATT are:
27. i. JAMES CARR VEALE
28. ii. MARTHA C. VEALE
29. iii. MARY C. VEALE
30. iv. JOHN THOMAS VEALE
31. v. LAURA T. VEALE
32. vi. ELIZA T. VEALE
33. vii. LUCINDA VEALE
Children of JOHN TOWNSEND VEALE & DELILA THOMAS are:
34. viii. ELIZABETH J. VEALE
35. ix. MANERVA VEALE
36.x. THEODORE A. VEALE
37. xi. ELLIS VEALE
xii. SINTHYANN VEALE
More about SINTHYANN VEALE:
Born: May 27, 1854 in Daviess Co., IN
Died: October 9, 1858 in Daviess Co., IN
Burial: Oak Grove Cemetery, Washington, IN, Section Q.