Onesiphorus "Tip" Harvey

15 April 1840–23 September 1920 (Age 80)
Dickson, Tennessee, United States

The Life Summary of Onesiphorus "Tip"

When Onesiphorus "Tip" Harvey was born on 15 April 1840, in Dickson, Tennessee, United States, his father, Onesiphorous "Oney" Sypnett Harvey, was 40 and his mother, Martha Harvey, was 35. He married Mary Frances Hickerson on 16 June 1866, in Dickson, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Civil District 16, Montgomery, Tennessee, United States in 1900 and Civil District 22, Montgomery, Tennessee, United States in 1920. He registered for military service in 1891. He died on 23 September 1920, in Dickson, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Montgomery, Tennessee, United States.

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Onesiphorus "Tip" Harvey
Mary Frances Hickerson
Marriage: 16 June 1866
Sarah Ann Harvey
Henry H Harvey
Abner Brown Harvey
Laura Drane Harvey
Sidney Columbus Harvey
James Albert Harvey
Oney Harvey
Elizabeth "Eliza" Harvey
Martha Glenn Harvey

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World Events (8)

Age 6
U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
Age 6
Tennessee was known as the Volunteer State because during the Mexican War the government asked Tennessee for 3,000 volunteer soldiers and 30,000 joined.
1862 · Battle of Shiloh
Age 22
The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.

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 (24)

  • Oney S Harvey, "United States Census, 1900"
  • *Ney Harvy, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Orey S Harvey, "United States Census, 1880"

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