John Fletcher McVey was the son of John McVey and Barbara Sullivan (Loyd) McVey. On December 21, 1848, John Fletcher McVey was married to Sarah Jane Askren in Marion County, Indiana. On January 13, 1850 their son, John A. McVey, was born. John A. McVey died November 3, 1860.
John Fletcher McVey married Caroline Askren, Sarah Jane's sister, on June 15, 1851, in Marion County, Indiana. John Fletcher and Caroline McVey were the parents of Henry C., Mary Frances, Sarah Louisa, Amanda Jane, Benjamin Franklin, William Thomas, Claretta, Elijah Halford, and Charles P.