James Elliott Veach

21 September 1831–20 November 1907 (Age 76)
Trumbull, Ashtabula, Ohio, United States

The Life Summary of James Elliott

When James Elliott Veach was born on 21 September 1831, in Trumbull, Ashtabula, Ohio, United States, his father, William Hudson Veach, was 22 and his mother, Nancy Ann Elliott, was 16. He married Mary Ann Blair on 20 April 1861, in San Joaquin, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He immigrated to Utah, United States in 1851 and lived in Preston Township, Platte, Missouri, United States in 1850 and Soledad, Monterey, California, United States in 1880. He died on 20 November 1907, in Gonzales, Monterey, California, United States, at the age of 76.

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Family Time Line

James Elliott Veach
Mary Ann Blair
Marriage: 20 April 1861
Henry Veach
Ada Belle Veach
Joseph David Veach
Tunette Frances ( Ida) Veach
Donald Charles Veach

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 April 1861San Joaquin, California, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 1
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
    1834 · Zion's Camp
    Age 3
    Joseph Smith, Jr. and a group of 200 volunteers departed Kirkland, Ohio, to aid scattered Latter-day Saints. The group known as Zion's Camp arrived to the Fishing River on June 19. A mob had gathered to attack and disjoin the group. A storm swept through the area and the river rose over 30 feet, which caused the mob to scatter.
    1857 · 7.9 Earthquake In Fort Tejon
    Age 26
    The Fort Tejon earthquake, on January 9, 1857, registered at 7.9, making it one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded in the United States. Only two people were killed, largely due to the sparse population in the area where the earthquake occurred. As a result of the large scale shaking, the Kern River was turned upstream and fish were stranded miles from Tulare Lake as the waters were rocked so far from its banks.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: variant of Veitch .

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

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    Sources (18)

    • James Veach, "United States Census, 1880"
    • James E. Veach, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"
    • James E Veach, "California Death Index, 1905-1939"

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