When Laura A Covey was born in 1862, in Missouri, United States, her father, William Grant Covey, was 22 and her mother, Phedelia Mclaughlin, was 18. She married Joseph Campbell in 1888, in Mercer, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Harrison Township, Mercer, Missouri, United States in 1900 and Ravanna, Mercer, Missouri, United States for about 10 years. She died in 1929, in Mercer, Missouri, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Goshen Cemetery, Harrison Township, Mercer, Missouri, United States.
Irish: shortened form of MacCovey, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Cobhthaigh (see Coffey ).
English: unexplained. Covey is used of ‘pantry’ in the early modern period and covey ‘little chap’ (a diminutive of cove, Middle English cof ‘bold, eager, courageous’; see Cove ) in the early nineteenth century, but there is no evidence to confirm either as the source for the surname.
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