James Harvey

13 December 1792–19 October 1859 (Age 66)
Maryland, United States

The Life of James

When James Harvey was born on 13 December 1792, in Maryland, United States, his father, William Richard Harvey Jr, was 48 and his mother, Margaret Beall, was 41. He married Mary Ann Billingsley on 3 December 1822, in Licking, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 10 daughters. He died on 19 October 1859, in Groveland, Groveland Township, Tazewell, Illinois, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Glendale Cemetery, Washington Township, Tazewell, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Harvey
Mary Ann Billingsley
Marriage: 3 December 1822
Hannah M Harvey
Susan Harvey
Wesley Bradford Harvey
William Anderson Harvey
Asina B Harvey
Sarah Ann Harvey
Margaret Harvey
Mary E. Harvey
Martha Jane Harvey
John Francis Harvey
John D. Harvey
Drucilla Harvey
Matilda Harvey
Harriet or Hattie Harvey

Spouse and Children

3 December 1822
Licking, Ohio, United States


    Hannah M Harvey


    Wesley Bradford Harvey


    William Anderson Harvey


    Susan Harvey


    Asina B Harvey


+9 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 2

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 8

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Age 20

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: from the Breton personal name Aeruiu or Haerviu, composed of the elements haer ‘battle’, ‘carnage’+ vy ‘worthy’, which was brought to England by Breton followers of William the Conqueror, for the most part in the Gallicized form Hervé. (The change from -er- to -ar- was a normal development in Middle English and Old French.) Reaney believes that the surname is also occasionally from a Norman personal name, Old German Herewig, composed of the Germanic elements hari, heri ‘army’ + wīg ‘war’.2 Irish: mainly of English origin, in Ulster and County Wexford, but sometimes a 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.3 Irish (County Fermanagh): 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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Sources (3)

  • James Harvey, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
  • James Harvey in entry for Wm Anderson Harvey, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"
  • James Harvey, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"

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