Harvey,  Edmund

Harvey, Edmund

Male 1757 - 1807  (50 years)

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  • Name Harvey, Edmund  [1, 2, 3
    Born 25 Feb 1757  Attleboro, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gender Male 
    Died 29 Apr 1807  Woodstock, Windsor, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • drowned, Quechee River
    Buried Woodstock, Windsor, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    • Cushing Cemetery
    Person ID I1213  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 31 Mar 2017 

    Father Harvey, Nathan,   b. Abt 1720 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Stevens, Martha,   b. Abt 26 Oct 1725 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married 30 Apr 1741  Attleboro, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Family ID F9040  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Harvey, Mary,   b. 17 Apr 1759, Bridgewater, Plymouth, MA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Mar 1843, Woodstock, Windsor, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 04 Jun 1782  Bridgewater, Plymouth, MA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 6, 7
    Children 
     1. Harvey, Nathaniel B.,   b. 23 Oct 1782, Bridgewater, Plymouth, MA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Feb 1859, Middlebury, Addison, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)  []
     2. Harvey, Olive,   b. 11 Jan 1784, Woodstock, Windsor, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Jan 1864, Ripton, Addison, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)  []
     3. Harvey, Nathan,   b. 1786, Woodstock, Windsor, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Mar 1868, Woodstock, Windsor, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)  []
     4. Harvey, Mary B.,   b. Abt Jul 1791, Woodstock, Windsor, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Feb 1881, Woodstock, Windsor, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 89 years)  []
     5. Harvey, Oliver,   b. 17 Jul 1793, Woodstock, Windsor, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 May 1865, Woodstock, Windsor, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)  []
     6. Harvey, Persis  []
     7. Harvey, Lucy  []
    Last Modified 31 Mar 2017 21:29:03 
    Family ID F598  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 25 Feb 1757 - Attleboro, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 04 Jun 1782 - Bridgewater, Plymouth, MA, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 29 Apr 1807 - Woodstock, Windsor, Vermont, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Woodstock, Windsor, Vermont, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Edmund Estate.jpg
    Edmund Estate.jpg

    Documents
    Edmond Hervey - 1790 United States Federal Census
    Edmond Hervey - 1790 United States Federal Census
    Edmund Harvey Vermont Rev war record.pdf
    Edmund Harvey Vermont Rev war record.pdf
    TaftsvilleTales.pdf
    TaftsvilleTales.pdf
    TheHarveyFarm.pdf
    TheHarveyFarm.pdf

    Histories
    Edmund Harvey Story.ftms
    Edmund Harvey Story.ftms

  • Notes 


    • Edmund Harvey served in the Revolutionary War.
      Edmund enlisted as a private in Captain Goldsmith's company from Attleboro, Mass.
      Source:
      DAR Patriot's List

      ______________________________________________________
      Source:
      History of Woodstock, Vermont
      By Henry Swan Dana
      Published by Riverside Press, 1887

      Chapter VI, From English Mills to Taftsville, page 83
      "Killam's wife was the widow of Millie Weston, Sister of Edmund Harvey, and a well taught woman for the times. It is a little remarkable that her two husbands, Weston and Killam, were both drowned in the Connecticut while engaged in rafting. She died in November, 1781 and was buried at the corner of the Cushing cemetery where the roads meet. By her side John Killim, brother to Charles, was buried not long after that, but no headstones were ever set up for either. "[note on this article indicates that the information source was Miss Mary Harvey, 1870]

      Chapter VII, From Taftsville to South Woodstock, page 96
      "Happy Valley".... "This cabin he gave up to Edmund Harvey in April, 1783...."

      Page 98.
      "Next above Josiah Clark's place came the farm and residence of Edmund Harvey, who was born in Attleborough, Mass., 1757, where he spent his boyhood. On the breaking out of the Revolutionary War, he enlisted in a company under the command of Captain Goldsmith, and served through a portion of the war. Having finished his period of service in of the army, he came with his father's family to Hartland, whence be found his way into Woodstock about 1781. In the early part of 1782, he married in Bridgewater, Mass., Mary Harvey, his second cousin, and the next year, in the month of February, started for Woodstock with family and stores. On his way he left baggage and stores at No. 4, and pushed forward with wife and child to Cornish, where he put up at Chase's tavern. After being weather-bound here a few days, taking the ferry-boat the 5th day of March, they succeeded in crossing the river safely. Wife and child now pushed forward to Hartland and put up at the house of Mr. Luce, while Mr. Harvey returned to No. 4 for baggage and stores. It took him between four and five weeks to get through and back to Cornish again. No need of ferry-boat now. Such had been the severity of the weather during his trip to No.4 and back that Connecticut River, though in high flood, and though it was now the second week in April, was frozen over solid, so that he crossed it with his loaded teams on the ice. He then pushed on through Hartland, picked up wife and child by the way, and reached and camped down on his own farm just six weeks after the first crossing of the River at Cornish. The farm consisted of twenty-five acres of land purchased of Josiah Clark, not a rod of which was cleared as yet, and the snow was still plentiful and deep, though it was past the middle of April. Harvey occupied at first the log hut Clark had vacated, but after two years he built a better one twenty-five or thirty rods further down the road. This log house had two large rooms on the ground floor, in which the family ate and slept and performed all their domestic labors, including spinning and weaving, making butter and cheese, and preparing fowls for market. ln the summer of 1795, Mr. Harvey put up a frame house about fifteen rods further down the road. This building, after standing many years, was taken down by George W. Harvey, in August, 1878.

      On the 29th of April, 1807, Mr. Harvey went with his son Nathan over to Mr. Burtch's store in Hartford, to settle an account. On his return in the afternoon, he attempted to cross the river above Taft's dam in a canoe. The river was high from a spring flood, the current proved too strong for the rowers, and the boat was swept over the dam. The young man escaped, but Mr. Harvey was carried down the stream and drowned.2

      Footnote 2: Fortunately the latter (the son, about twenty years of age), after being carried down the falls for some distance, was preserved by means of some flood wood from receiving any material injury. Edmund Harvey's body was accidentally found on Tuesday, May 12th, following, near the mouth of Quechee River. (Spooner's Vt. Journal, May 18, 1807.)"

      page 99
      "After the death of Edmund Harvey the Farm continued in possession of the family, and is still occupied by George W. Harvey, grandson of the above."
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      Research Note:
      There are both an Edmund Harvey and a Marshall Harvey in the 1790 Woodstock, Vt. census.
      Edmund Harvey married his second cousin, Mary Harvey, (daughter of David Harvey & Content Byram).
      Could Edmund & Marshall be brothers?
      If so, Edmund's & Marshall's grandfather could be Joseph Harvey, son of Nathaniel b. 1673 and Susannah.

    • I know it's a new year but I haven't solved my goal for 1998 yet. I should
      have found you people sooner.
      Edmund Harvey has me stumped. I know his descendents and I have claimed him
      for my admission to DAR but I can't find his parents of any of his ancestors.
      He was born in 1752 or 57 in Attleboro, Mass.
      He was married 4 Jun 1782 in Bridgewater Mass. to his cousin Mary Harvey who
      was from Bridgewater. Her parents were David Harvey andContent Byram.
      He was in the Revolution. He was drowned in the Quechee River in 29 Apr 1807.
      He lived in Taftsville, Vermont which is just east of Woodstock Vermont in a
      place called Happy Valley. I have been there and it is still beautiful.
      If you know anything about him please let me know.

      Posted on http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/ESSEX-ROOTS/1999-01/0915589706
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      Subject: Edmund HARVEY
      Date: Tue, 5 Jan 1999 21:28:26 EST

  • Sources 
    1. [S402] Massachusetts Marriages, 1633-1850, Dodd, Jordan, Liahona Research, comp., (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2005;), Database online.
      Record for Mary Harvey

    2. [S489] Abstract of Graves of Revolutionary Patriots, Hatcher, Patricia Law, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 1999;), Database online.
      Record for Edmund Harvey

    3. 0Database online.
      Record for Edmund Harvey

    4. [S489] Abstract of Graves of Revolutionary Patriots, Hatcher, Patricia Law, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 1999;), Database online.
      Record for Edmund Harvey
      Abstract of Graves of Revolutionary Patriots, Vol.2, p. Serial: 12718; Volume: 3

    5. [S723] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850, Attleboro Marriages, (Name: New England Historic Genealogical Society; Location: Online Database: AmericanAncestors.org; Date: 2001-2010;).
      Martha (Stephans), ainl Nathan Hervey [Harve, both of A. int.], Apr. 30, 1741.

    6. [S357] Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts, to the year 1850, 2 Vols, New England Historic Genealogical Society, (Name: Boston, 1916. V. 2;), Vol. 1, page 161.

    7. [S815] Byrams in America: Second Edition, John Arnold Byram, (Name: Gateway Press; Location: Baltimore, MD; Date: 1996;), Content Byram, pages 24-24.