MCVAY/MCVEY, NOAH - Highland County, Ohio | NOAH MCVAY/MCVEY - Ohio Gravestone Photos


Limes (AKA Sheep Pen or Gustin) Cemetery
Highland County,

McVay/McVEY, Noah
Born: Oct. 29, 1797
Died: Dec. 17, 1875
Aged: 78 yrs., 1 mo. 18 ds.

He was the husband of Eliza Irwin

Marriages of Noah T. McVay/McVey (the elder):

1. Marriage Records of Highland County, Ohio (1805 – 1880) By McBride, pages 172 – 173:
Noah McVey married Eliza Irwin on April 5, 1827 by W. Hughey, M.G. in Highland County, Ohio, and record found on familysearch.

2. Marriage Records of Highland County, Ohio (1805 – 1880) By McBride, pages 172 – 173:
Noah McVey married Sophia Donis December 27, 1843 by Thomas Kennedy, J.P. in Highland County, Ohio.

3. Marriage Records of Highland County, Ohio (1805 – 1880) By McBride, pages 172 – 173: Noah McVey married Ann Eastlack on February 6, 1851 by Wm. M. McReynolds, M.G. in Highland County, Ohio. (Noah McVey is shown as Noah “McVay” and Ann Eastlack is shown as Ann “Easttak” on

Eliza Irwin McVey died about 1841, if the incomplete entry in Cemetery Inscriptions of Highland County, Ohio by N. and Jane N. McBride, 1954, on page 362, is her entry. It states: “Ele???? D. (Aug. ?) 18 (41?), a 37 – (1?) – 15.” That would place her date of birth about 1803/1804. The book lists Noah (elder), his son, “N.T” (Civil War veteran), Alfred L. and “Ele???” all together under the name spelling of McVay. Eliza is gone by the 1850 census.

With the spelling of McVey on page 362 Cemetery Inscriptions of Highland County, Ohio the following children are listed:

Thomas , Infant, Atlaska, and Anice A. all being shown as children of “I. M. and M.” (Isaac Milton and Martha McVay/McVey). Thus, these were grandchildren of Noah and Eliza Irwin McVay/McVey. These children all died young and their parents outlived them. Their burials were buried at Sheep - Pen Cemetery near their grandparents.

Records of the Recorder’s Office of Highland County, Ohio, compiled by N. and Jane N. McBride, 1969, page 350, for “Original Deed Book 11, page 1” Jan. 1844. Noah McVey and Sophia hw to Ruel Beeson, mortgage on land in Fairfield Twp.”

1850 – U.S. Federal Census Ohio Fairfield Township Highland County Film # 444687 Image # 173 Reference # 39
Noah McVay, age 52, occupation farmer, $3,500.00 total of real estate value, birthplace Pennsylvania. Wm. J, age 19, birthplace - Ohio; Isaac M., age 17, birthplace of Ohio; Lewis A., age 15, birthplace - Ohio; Nancy R., age 14, birthplace - Ohio; Noah T., age 11. Birthplace for all Ohio;

In the 1850 census above, there is no wife listed for Noah McVay (elder), age 52. Eliza was dead by that time. Sophia’s status - unknown. Noah had not yet married Ann until 1851.

Noah McVay/McVey children listed living with him in the 1850 census: William J., Isaac M., Lewis A., Nancy R. and Noah T. all appear to have been the children of Noah and his first wife, Eliza Irwin McVay/McVey.

1860 – U.S. Federal Census Ohio Madison Township Highland County Film # 653 Roll 986, page 100 – line 9:
Noah McVey, age 62, occupation farmer, $2,800.00 total of real estate value, $500.00 total value of personal estate, birthplace Pennsylvania; Ann, age 48, birthplace Ohio; Noah T. age 20, birthplace Ohio. (Living next door was son, Isaac McVay, and family, listed beginning on line 12.)

Noah, (the elder) and son, William McVay/McVey
1870 U.S. Census Ohio Madison Township Highland County Series: M593 Roll: 1222 Page: 203 line 33:
McVay, Noah, age 72, occupation farmer, birthplace Pennsylvania; Ann, age 58, birthplace Ohio. Line #35 is the household of Noah McVey’s son, William, age 39, birthplace Ohio; Alma, age 28; Irene, age 5; Turner, age 4; William, age 2; Franklin, age 3/12.

Will Record: Wills, Administrations, Guardianships and Adoptions of Highland Co. OHIO (1805-1880). Page 114- McVey, Noah. Date: Apr 20, 1875:

Children: William I., Isaac, Levina Margaret Mackey, Nancy Ruth Ladd, Grant.
Executors: Ellis Ladd, sons William I., Isaac, Witnesses: Harrison Rees, William W. Merrell. Proven 23 Dec 1875. The court found that there being no Ellis Ladd known to be in existence appointed Franklin Ladd Administrator W.W.A.

Sureties: Isaac and Wm. I. McVey, they having previously declined to administer the estate.
Appraisers: William Gustin, William Beals, Wm. B. Thompson.
See the biographical information for William and Margaret McCormack/McCormick Irwin. One of their children was Eliza who married Noah McVey.

Contributed on 10/30/10 by ljellis_2000
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Submitted: 10/30/10 • Approved: 10/31/10 • Last Updated: 8/13/15 • R128017-G0-S3

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