1845–1861 (Age 16)
Dunmore, Pocahontas, Virginia, United States

The Life of Harvey

When Harvey was born in 1845, in Dunmore, Pocahontas, Virginia, United States, his father, Ludy Rubin Taylor, was 51 and his mother, Mary " Polly" Irvine, was 40. He lived in Pocahontas, Virginia, United States in 1850. He died in 1861, at the age of 16.

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Family Time Line

Ludy Rubin Taylor
Mary " Polly" Irvine
Martha Ann Margaret Taylor
William Harry Taylor
Eliza Jane Taylor
Martha Taylor
James Taylor
John Taylor
Alcinda H Taylor
Leonidus Taylor

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World Events (3)


Age 1

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1847 · Hollywood Cemetery Established

Age 2

Hollywood Cemetery was established in 1847 in Richmond Virginia. This is where Presidents James Monroe and John Tyler are buried. During the Civil War it became the largest military interments and a large section dedicated to military burials. Jefferson Davis a well known Confederate is also buried here. Many other notable people are also buried here.
1861 · The Battle of Manassas

Age 16

The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 

Name Meaning

Transferred use of the surname, which is derived from a Breton personal name composed of haer ‘battle’ + vy ‘worthy’. It was introduced to Britain by Bretons who settled in East Anglia and elsewhere in the wake of the Norman Conquest.

Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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  • Harvey Tayler in household of Ludi Tayler, "United States Census, 1850"

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