John Harvey

12 December 1816–4 July 1887 (Age 70)
Bailleston, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of John

When John Harvey was born on 12 December 1816, in Bailleston, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, Robert Harvey, was 25 and his mother, Ann MacDonald, was 23. He married Eliza Averett on 31 March 1841, in Payson, Adams, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839 and Provo, Utah, Utah, United States in 1860. In 1880, at the age of 64, his occupation is listed as farmer. He died on 4 July 1887, in Center Creek, Wasatch, Utah, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Harvey
Eliza Averett
Marriage: 31 March 1841
Robert Francis Harvey
Alexander Murray Harvey
George Gill Harvey
John McDonald Harvey
Adelbert Harvey
Adelia Harvey
Henry Harvey
Margaret Ann Harvey
Enoch Harvey
James Murray Harvey

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  • Marriage
    31 March 1841Payson, Adams, Illinois, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 3
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
    Age 11
    Historical Boundaries: 1827: Hancock, Illinois, United States
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 20
    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.

    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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    Anne Coope Harvey

    THE LIFE OF ANNE COOPE HARVEY· ·As told to her daughter Rhoda H. Foster. Copied and given to me (James Harvey) by her granddaughter whose name was Rhoda Foster. The following account of the early e …

    Sources (53)

    • Jno Harvy, "United States Census, 1860"
    • John Harvey in entry for Hugh William Harvey, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • John Harvey, "United States Census, 1870"

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