Samuel Paxton McVey

24 January 1794–30 November 1868 (Age 74)
Virginia, United States

The Life 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 3 January 1820, 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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Family Time Line

Samuel Paxton McVey
1794–1868
Margaret Stephens
1802–1886
Marriage: 3 January 1820
Robert McVey
1820–1891
William M. McVey
1827–1880
John McVey
1823–
Mary Jane McVey
1829–1880
James F. McVey
1832–
Samuel Davis McVey
1837–1898
Isabel Margaret McVey
1842–1884

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
3 January 1820
Rockbridge, Virginia, United States
children

(7)

    Robert McVey

    Male1820–1891Male

    Male1823–Male

    Male1827–1880Male

    Mary Jane McVey

    Female1829–1880Female

    James F. McVey

    Male1832–Male

+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(13)

+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 6

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

Age 18

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

Age 25

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

Scottish: variant of McBeth , from the aspirated Gaelic form Mac Bheatha.

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

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Story Highlight

Samuel Lewis McVey

This story was obtained from: The McVey Family of Virginia and West Virginia http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ksteeleb/aqwn03.htm Samuel Lewis McVey lived in Greenbrier County, Virg …

Sources (3)

  • Samuel P Mcvay, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Saml P Mc Vay, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Samuel P McVey, "West Virginia Will Books, 1756-1971"

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