Alexander McVey

Brief Life History of Alexander

When Alexander McVey was born on 8 June 1800, in Greenbrier, Virginia, United States, his father, Samuel Lewis McVey, was 33 and his mother, Mary Jane Paxton, was 29. He married Jane Morehead on 19 October 1826, in Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Fayette, Fayette, Virginia, United States in 1850 and Chickahominy District, Charles City County, Virginia, United States in 1860. He died on 8 July 1868, in Mountain Cove District, Fayette, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Edmond, Fayette, West Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Alexander McVey
1800–1868
Jane Morehead
1806–1883
Marriage: 19 October 1826
Nancy Katherine McVey
1827–1868
John Washington McVey
1829–1904
Isabelle Francis McVey
1831–1866
Jane Elizabeth McVey
1835–1887
Mary Ann McVey
1836–1900
Alexander Morehead Mcvey
1842–1859
Milton Labeneon Harrison Mcvey
1847–1872
Margaret Cornelia McVey
1855–1857
Samuel Lewis McVey
1857–1924

Sources (13)

  • St* Mcvay, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Alexander McVey, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Alex F. Mcvey in entry for Saml.L. Mcvey and Nancy J. Rogers, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"

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1803

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1819 · Panic! of 1819

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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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