John Allen Vest

Male25 December 1856–8 October 1928

Brief Life History of John Allen

When John Allen Vest was born on 25 December 1856, in Clark, Indiana, United States, his father, Jeremiah Ellsworth Vest, was 26 and his mother, Nancy Ann Montgomery, was 27. He married Sarah Jane LaMaster on 5 May 1879, in Scott, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Vienna Township, Scott, Indiana, United States in 1900 and Monroe Township, Clark, Indiana, United States in 1910. He died on 8 October 1928, in Sellersburg, Silver Creek Township, Clark, Indiana, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Mount Moriah Cemetery, New Washington, Washington Township, Clark, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Allen Vest
Sarah Jane LaMaster
Marriage: 5 May 1879
Cass Lewis Vest
Mary Vashti Vest
Jeremiah Marr Vest
Nancy Ann Vest
Stella Jane Vest
John Richard Vest
Ida Mae Vest

Sources (15)

  • John A Vest in household of Jeremiah Vest, "United States Census, 1860"
  • John A Vert in entry for James Daily and Vert, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
  • John A Vest in household of Jeremiah Vest, "United States Census, 1870"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 May 1879Scott, Indiana, United States
  • Children (7)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (10)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 7

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

    Age 7

    The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

    Age 19

    In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

    Name Meaning

    German: variant of Fest .

    English (Durham and Northumberland): possibly a variant of West .

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

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