John Marshall Vest

John Marshall Vest

Franklin County, Virginia, USA
Death Jul 1899 (aged 80)
Hinton, Summers County, West Virginia, USA
Burial Jumping Branch, Summers County, West Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 96136756 · View Source
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John Marshall Vest was born in 1821 in Virginia, a son of Charles Vest and Elizabeth Via Vest, according to his death record. (West Virginia Vital Research Records online, Another source says John was born in 1819. (“Descendants of Littleberry Vest” by Erma C. Sowers, Second Printing, July 1983. Page 1.)

He married Adelphia Martin on 05 Aug 1839 in Patrick County, Va. (Virginia, Select Marriages, 1785-1940, FHL Film Number: 33351, Reference ID: 2-55) Mrs. Vest was a daughter of William Martin and Sarah Harris Martin, according to information on Find A Grave.

John, Adelphia and their children moved from Floyd County, Va., in about 1858 and settled on the top of White Oak Mountain, W.Va. (“The Life & Time of John Jackson Vest” by Benny D. “Ben” Vest, 04 July 1999.)

The 1870 and 1880 U.S. Census records show John, a farmer, and his family in the Jumping Branch District in West Virginia.

John and Adelphia Martin Vest left Summers County, W.Va., in 1885 to seek a better life in the "West." Two sons, James Jefferson Vest and Joshua Vest went along with them and settled in Nebraska.

John and Adelphia returned to West Virginia in about 1886. He died in 1899 in Summers County, W.Va. (Death record, West Virginia Vital Research Records online, Mr. Vest is buried in the Farley-Vest Cemetery in Summers County. (Find A Grave Memorial 96136756)

After her husband John’s death, Adelphia returned to Nebraska where she died in 1914. Mrs. Vest is buried in the Fairmont Pioneer Cemetery in Buffalo County, Neb. (Find A Grave Memorial 29239672)

The following information compiled by Find A Grave contributor Walter Henderson Pack Family:

Name: John/Vest
Sex: Male
Death Date: 1899
Death Place: Summers County, WV
Age at Death: 78y
Burial Date:
Birth Date: 1821
Marital Status: M
Occupation: Farmer
Mother: E./Vest
Mother's Birth Place:
Father: Chas./Vest
Father: Charles VEST
b: 1784 in Campbell, Virginia
d: 1851 in Raleigh, West Virginia
Son of:
Father: John Daniel VEST II
b: Aug 18 1750 in Powhatan County,Virginia
d: Oct 28 1835 in Franklin County, Virginia
Mother: Agnes DAVIDSON
b: 1750 in Virginia d: 1810

Charles Married: Jan 09 1812 in Franklin, Virginia
Mother: Elizabeth VIER [Via]
b: 1784 in Virginia

Married: Aug 15 1837 in Patrick, Virginia
to Adelpha MARTIN
b: Sep 1824 in Virginia

Known children:
1. John Jackson VEST
b: 1844 in Patrick, Virginia
d: Dec 15 1899 in Summers, West Virginia

2. William G VEST
b: 1840 in Patrick, Virginia

3. James Jefferson VEST
b: May 1847 in Patrick, Virginia

4. Sarah E VEST
b: Jul 07 1846 in Patrick, Virginia

5. Mary Jane VEST
b: 1850 in Franklin, Virginia

6. Thomas J VEST
b: 1853 in Patrick, Virginia

7. Caroline VEST
b: Apr 22 1855 in Mercer, Virginia

8. Joshua A VEST
b: Feb 11 1858 in Mercer, West

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  • Maintained by: E.M. Smith
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  • Find a Grave Memorial 96136756
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for John Marshall Vest (7 Sep 1818–Jul 1899), Find a Grave Memorial no. 96136756, citing Farley-Vest Cemetery, Jumping Branch, Summers County, West Virginia, USA ; Maintained by E.M. Smith (contributor 47134804) .