Lucinda Wiswell Harvey

12 August 1813–8 October 1880 (Age 67)
Lorraine, Jefferson, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Lucinda Wiswell

When Lucinda Wiswell Harvey was born on 12 August 1813, in Lorraine, Jefferson, New York, United States, her father, Luther Harvey, was 29 and her mother, Lois Wiswall, was 22. She married Ransom Van Leuven on 7 June 1831, in City of Kingston, Frontenac, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Cache, Utah, United States for about 10 years and Lewiston, Cache, Utah, United States in 1880. She died on 8 October 1880, in Clifton, Franklin, Idaho, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Clifton, Franklin, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ransom Van Leuven
Lucinda Wiswell Harvey
Marriage: 7 June 1831
Matilda Anne Van Leuven
Mary Lois Van Leuven
Seth Alvin Van Leuven
Leverett Van Leuven
Charles Van Leuven
Eliza Jane Van Leuven
Sarah Ellen Van Leuven
William Elliot Van Leuven
Harriet Lucinda Van Leuven
Ransom Carlos Van Leuven

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    7 June 1831City of Kingston, Frontenac, Ontario, Canada
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 6
    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 8
    Missouri is the 24th state
    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 19
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

    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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    Lucinda Wiswell Harvey short sketch

    Lucinda and her husband, Ransom, joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Canada and gathered with the Saints to Kirtland, Ohio with their children, one of whom was only three weeks o …

    Sources (30)

    • Luzinda Vanburan in household of Ransom Vanburan, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Laucind Harvey in entry for Mary Lois Clifford, "Idaho Death Certificates, 1911-1937"
    • Lucinda Van Loyan in household of Ransum Van Loyan, "United States Census, 1870"

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