George D. McVay was born Dec 5, 1839 in Euclid Twp., Cuyahoga Co., OH, just east of Cleveland, on his parents' farm. He was the fifth of six children of Martin McVay and Lucy Sumner. He married Rebekah Barbara Ann Gage on Sep 15, 1843 in Quincy, Branch Co., MI. They had seven children. George died on Sep 25, 1900 in Jasper, Midland Co., MI. He was buried in Coe Cemetery, Wise Rd., Coe Twp., Isabella Co., MI.