Re: Prominent McVeaghs/McVaughs/McVays
Here is what I have been seeing lately:
1. All of the Prominent MacVeagh's are easily traced back to one John Major MacVeagh and Margaret Lincoln MacVeagh.John who is most often known as Major, was born in Phoenixville, PA in 1786 and died there in 1856.
2. The Yale obituary for John's son Franklin, identifies the parents of Major MacVeagh as Nathan and Rebecca (Major) McVeagh of Charlestown, PA.
3. There is a Pedigree Resource File entry that gives Nathan's parents as Benjamin (b 1720) and Susannah (Ratsey) MacVeagh.
4. The same entry lists Edmund MacVeagh and Catherine as Benjamin's parents. This would be Edmund Bennett MacVeagh, born in 1695 in Chester County, PA.
5. The father of Edmund Bennett MacVeagh is the immigrant, Edmund MacVeagh born in Ireland in about 1664 came came to Pennsylvania on the Amity in 1682.