Samuel Paxton McVey

Brief Life History of Samuel Paxton

When Samuel Paxton McVey was born on 24 January 1794, in Virginia, United States, his father, Samuel Lewis McVey, was 26 and his mother, Mary Jane Paxton, was 22. He married Margaret Stephens on 25 December 1819, in Rockbridge, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Monroe, Virginia, United States in 1850 and Greenbrier, Virginia, United States in 1860. He died on 30 November 1868, in Greenbrier, McDowell, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Fort Spring, Greenbrier, West Virginia, United States.

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Samuel Paxton McVey
Margaret Stephens
Marriage: 25 December 1819
Roland Robert McVey
John McVey
William M. McVey
Mary Jane McVey
James F. McVey
Samuel Davis McVey
Isabel Margaret McVey

Sources (19)

  • Samuel P Mcvay, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Samuel McVay or McVey, "Virginia, County Marriage Records, 1771-1989"
  • Samuel Paxton McVey, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

1812 · Monumental Church Built

The Monumental Church was built between 1812-1814 on the sight where the Richmond Theatre fire had taken place. It is a monument to those that died in the fire.

1819 · Panic! of 1819

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Bheatha ‘son of life’, i.e. ‘man of religion’. Compare Scottish McBeth .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Samuel Lewis McVey

This story was obtained from: The McVey Family of Virginia and West Virginia Samuel Lewis McVey lived in Greenbrier County, Virg …

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