Elizabeth Harvey

Female25 May 1748–1803

Brief Life History of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Harvey was born on 25 May 1748, in Fallsington, Falls Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Thomas Harvey Jr, was 26 and her mother, Magdalen Morgan, was 21. She married Joseph Gillingham on 25 May 1768, in Fallsington, Falls Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. She died in 1803, in Lower Makefield Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 55.

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Joseph Gillingham
Elizabeth Harvey
Marriage: 25 May 1768
Thomas Gillingham
Mary Gillingham
Nancy Ann Gillingham
Samuel Gillingham
Joseph Gillingham Jr.
Elizabeth Gillingham
John Gillingham
William Gillingham
Harvey Gillingham
Jonathan Gillingham

Sources (31)

  • Elizabeth Harvey in entry for Harvey Gillingham, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Births and Baptisms, 1520-1999"
  • Gillingham Elizabeth in entry for Elvira Milner, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Marriage Records, 1512-1989"
  • Pennsylvania Probate Records, Bucks co - Wills v. 6-7 1797-1808 - pg 514 - Elizabeth (Harvey) Gillingham will

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  • Marriage
    25 May 1768Fallsington, Falls Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Children (10)

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    Siblings (6)

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    World Events (6)


    Age 28

    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.


    Age 28

    The Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776. The liberty bell was first rung here to Celebrate this important document.

    1777 · Washington's Troops Spent the Winter at Valley Forge

    Age 29

    The winter that Washington’s troops spent at Valley Forge was horrible. Most the troops that had come in with General Washington were injured and dying already. There was little food for the soldiers. They were dying from starvation, disease, and the cold. Horses were dying and the men had to take their place in moving the supply wagons. Washington stayed with his men while all others were leaving and abandoning the struggling troops. This helped Washington gain the support, admiration, and loyalty of his troops.

    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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