The Thomas McVAY household was enumerated in the 1860 and 1870 census of Franklin Twp., Shelby Co., OH. Thomas was my paternal 3rd-great granduncle, married to Jane LEMASTERS.
Thomas appears in the 1860 census as a 54 year old farmer, born in Pennsylvania, with real estate valued at $5600 and a personal estate valued at $600. Wife Jane is listed as aged 52 years, born in Virginia. Only daughter Sarah, aged 14, born in Virginia, is listed living with them in 1860.
In the 1870 census, Thomas is listed as a 64 year old farmer, born in Virginia, with real estate valued at $4000 and a personal estate valued at $915. Daughter Sarah and son-in-law Earnest LAPHAM and their young family are living there as well. Earnest LAPHAM was working on the farm, aged 23, born in Ohio; wife Sarah was listed as aged 24 and born in Ohio. They had two young children, both born in Ohio : Thomas E., aged 2 years, and Ella E., aged 5 months.
Thomas McVAY b. July 25, 1805 Rockingham Co., VA., d. December 25, 1884 Franklin Twp., Shelby Co., OH., m. March 15, 1831 to Jane LEMASTERS, daughter of Jacob and Hannah (________) LEMASTERS. Jane born 1807 Mason Co., VA., d. November 25, 1865 Shelby Co., OH.
Known children of Thomas and Jane (LEMASTERS) McVAY :
i. Elgiva McVAY d. July 11, 1850 (illeg. daughter of Jane and ________ ROBERTS)
ii. William McVAY b. ca. 1832 Ohio
iii. George M. McVAY b. ca. 1835 Ohio
iv. Sarah J. McVAY b. ca. 1846 Ohio, m. Earnest L. LAPHAM