Elizabeth E Harvey

Brief Life History of Elizabeth E

When Elizabeth E Harvey was born on 21 December 1835, in Jefferson, Georgia, United States, her father, Thomas Jefferson Harvey, was 24 and her mother, Ann Mariah Clarke, was 24. She married John M Godowns on 24 April 1856, in Jefferson, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in District 79, Jefferson, Georgia, United States in 1900 and District 1593, Jefferson, Georgia, United States in 1910. She died on 8 March 1919, in Avera, Jefferson, Georgia, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Waldens United Methodist Church Cemetery, Avera, Jefferson, Georgia, United States.

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Family Time Line

John M Godowns
Elizabeth E Harvey
Marriage: 24 April 1856
Thomas J. Godowns
Mary Alice Godowns
James Franklin Godowns
Susan Godowns
Samuel Godowns
Hiram Godowns
Edward R Goodowns
Anna Godowns
William M Goodowns
John Godowns
Jefferson E Godowns

Sources (12)

  • Elizabeth Goodson in household of John M Goodson, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Elizabeth E. Harvey, "Georgia, County Marriages, 1785-1950"
  • Elizabeth Gadow?S, "Georgia Deaths, 1914-1927"

World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

1838 · Orders No. 25 Removes Cherokees

A small group of Cherokees from Georgia voluntarily migrated to the Indian Territory. The remaining Cherokees in Georgia resisted the mounting pressure to leave. In 1838, U.S. President Martin Van Buren ordered U.S. troops to remove the Cherokee Nation. The troops gathered the Cherokees and marched them and other Native Americans from North Carolina, Tennessee, and Alabama along what is now known as “The Trail of Tears.” Approximately 5,000 Cherokees died on their way to Indian Territory.


Civil War History - Some 11,000 Georgians gave their lives in defense of their state a state that suffered immense destruction. But wars end brought about an even more dramatic figure to tell: 460,000 African-Americans were set free from the shackles of slavery to begin new lives as free people.

Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): from the Old French and Middle English personal name Hervei, also found as Herveu, Hervé, and Hervi. The name Herveu or Herv(e)i was borne by a number of Bretons at the Norman Conquest and, as such, represents a French form of the Old Breton name Hoiearnviu or Hærviu (see Herve ). Among Normans Herve(i) or Herv(e)i was also a French form of ancient Germanic Hariwic, Herewic (from hari ‘army’ + wīg ‘war’), with intervocalic /w/ becoming /v/ in Old French. The Breton and ancient Germanic names were commonly Latinized as Herve(i)us and Hervic(i)us respectively but, since their most common vernacular forms in Old French were indistinguishable, the Latin forms were also sometimes interchangeable, especially Herveus.

Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hAirmheadhaigh ‘descendant of Airmheadhach’, a personal name probably meaning ‘esteemed’. It seems to be a derivative of Airmheadh, the name borne by a mythological physician.

Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hEarchaidh ‘descendant of Earchadh’, a personal name of uncertain origin.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Elizabeth P Harvey Godowns, memorial

http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=132120632 Birth: Dec. 21, 1835 Jefferson County Georgia, USA Death: Mar. 8, 1919 Avera Jefferson County Georgia, USA Elizabeth filed for a Widow's I …

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