Biography of Minard A. Veley
Potter County, PA Biographies

MINARD A VELEY, merchant and farmer, P. 0. Colesburgh, son of Minard and Abigail (Allen) Veley, was born in Broome county, N. Y., in 1843. His parents were natives of New Jersey, where they were married, and afterward removed to Broome county, N. Y. In 1847 they came to Lycoming county, Penn., where the mother died in 1881, and the father in September, 1883. Their children were Barney V., Jenet (now Mrs. Fred. Grasley, of Wisconsin), Emily (now Mrs. Herrick Packard, of Clinton county, Penn.), Kinard A., Jane (the late Mrs. Sewell Lane), David H., Amos and George. Minard A. made his home with his parents until his marriage, when he located in Clinton county, Penn., and engaged in farming. In 1866 he removed to Potter county, and carried on farming in Roulette township; in 1867 removed to St. Mary's, Elk county, but in 1868 returned to Allegheny township, and purchased what was called the Peet farm; then, in 1884, he purchased the Sam Mills property, which is his present residence, and has since been engaged in farming and in the lumber business. He has a mill on his farm with a capacity of 8,000 feet daily; and he is also a dealer in general merchandise. In 1864 Mr. Veley married Malissa, daughter of Rev. Jonathan Phillips, of Clinton county, Penn She died in 1866, leaving one son, Ambrose. In October, 1867, he married Charlotte, daughter of Elisha Burt, one of Potter county's pioneers, and they have five children: William, Allen, Burt, Ida and Claude. Mr. and Mrs. Veley are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. In politics he is a Republican, is a popular man in his township, and has filled most of the local offices His son Ambrose is the postmaster at Colesburgh. He married Ella C. Carpenter, and they have one child, Richard.


From:
History of the Counties of
McKean, Elk, Cameron and Potter, Pennsylvania
J. H. Beers & Co. Publishers
Chicago, Ill. 1890


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