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01 November 2012

Jemima Cockerill Veal & Elizabeth C. Veal


Veal's (before)

Jemima Cockerill was born in 1802 in Fayette County, Kentucky to John and Ann Chilton Cockerill who married about 1780 in Loudon County, Virginia.  Jemima was the tenth of eleven children.  She married James Veal on March 28, 1820 in Kentucky and they were the parents of three known children:  James Lewis Veal, Cerena Veal Phillips (Simon White Phillips), and Louisa Veal Hainline (John R Hainline) of McDonough County, Illinois.  The family moved from Kentucky to Howard County, Missouri and later to Chariton County living in the Musselfork community prior to 1835.  James probably died or left the family as Jemima owned land in 1835 in Sec. 3 - Twp. 54 - Range 18 of Chariton County and was listed as head of household in the 1840 census.

Jemima died February 23, 1863 and is buried in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery north of Keytesville.  James Lewis Veal and his wife Simira Woods Veal are buried near his mother. Elizabeth C., one of their eleven children, is buried next to her grandmother, Jemima.  Elizabeth was born February 16, 1847 and died August 24, 1863.

These two leaning tablet stones, nearly 150 years old, were reset and cleaned, and adopted by a distant Cockerill descendant .


Veal's (before)

(Before Restoration)



(After Restoration)


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