Harvey, William

Harvey, William

Male - 1745

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  • Name Harvey, William  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 7 Jan 1745  Berkley, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I28698  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 21 Jan 2022 

    Father Harvey, Thomas,   b. Abt 1643, Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1726, Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 83 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Harvey, Experience,   b. 4 Mar 1644, Boston, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1719, Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 1668  Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    U.S., New England Marriages Prior to 1700
    U.S., New England Marriages Prior to 1700
    Family ID F199  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family (Harvey), Hopestill 
     1. Hervey, James,   b. 13 Jun 1701,   d. 28 Dec 1795  (Age 94 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 21 Jan 2022 
    Family ID F10724  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsDied - 7 Jan 1745 - Berkley, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Histories
    William Harvey Story(2)
    William Harvey Story(2)

  • Notes 

      Source: Zeph. W. (Zephaniah Walter) Pease.
      History of New Bedford (Volume 4)

      As business man, scientist, author and citizen, Mr. Hervey, during the active years of his life, was a prominent figure in New Bedford, and now walking amid the lengthened shadows is living in honored retirement in the citv of New Bedford.

      Berkeley, Bristol county, Massachusetts, has been the home of his people for more than two and one-half centuries, dating from 1653, when William Harvey was proposed as a candidate for the rights of a freeman of Plymouth Company, and from 1643, when Thomas Harvey's name appeared on a list of those "able to bear arms." The surname is written both Harvey and Hervey, the ancestor of the New Bedford family represented in the twentieth century by Eliphalet W. Hervey being William Harvey, a distinguished citizen of Cohasset, which then included Taunton, Berkeley and Raynham. Both William Harvey and his brother held positions in Plymouth county and owned much land. William Harvey was a deputy to the General Court for fourteen years, selectman for twenty years, and held about every important office in the town. A mortgage made by Philip the Sachem to Constant Southworth was made over to William Harvey and John Richmond in 1672, and described land
      "Four miles square down Taunton River and next unto Taunton bounds." William Harvey married, April 2, 1639, Joan Hucker, of Cohasset, and among their children was a daughter, Experience, born in 1644, who married Thomas Harvey, of Taunton, and they were the parents of William Harvey, of Berkeley, Massachusetts, who died January 7, 1745.

      James Hervey, as he spelled the name, son of William and Hopestill Harvey, was born June 13, 1701, and lived in the town of Berkeley, where a tombstone in the family plot in the cemetery near Berkeley Common asserts that he died December 28, 1795, in his ninety-fifth year. James (2) Hervey, a son of James (i) and Rebecca Hervey, married Rachel Phillips, and had James (3) Hervey, who was a substantial farmer and ship builder at the Weir on Taunton river, building sailing vessels which were loaded with lumber, and both vessels and cargoes disposed of at Bristol and other ports. He married Lucinda Paull, also
      born in Berkeley, and they were the parents of Dr. Eliphalet Williams Hervey. a graduate from the medical department of Brown University in 1826, and a successful practitioner in Wareham and neighboring towns. In 1827 he was a commissioned surgeon of the Fifth Regiment, First Brigade, Fifth Division, Massachusetts Militia, his commission signed by Governor Levi Lincoln. He married Dorcas Fearing, of Wareham, and among their children was a son, Eliphalet Williams (2) Hervey, who made New Bedford his home, and for half a century was closely identified with the Mechanics' Bank.

      Eliphalet Williams (2) Hervey was born in the town of Berkeley, Bristol county, Massachusetts, July 27, 1834, and now resides in New Bedford, at No. 191 Hawthorne street. His father died in 1834, and Ebenezer Hervey, uncle of the boy, and a teacher in New Bedford public schools, took him to his heart and home. He passed all grades of the New Bedford public schools, finishing with high school graduation in 1849. He began business life as a bank clerk, serving the Marine Bank two years before going to the Mechanics' Bank as teller. In 1857 he was elected cashier of the Mechanics' Bank, and for a quarter of a century held that responsible post. In 1882 he resigned, but was elected a director, a position he still holds. While Mr. Hervey, as the record shows, was an able business man, holding responsible positions, he is a botanist of note and wrote a large amount of interesting matter concerning local flora. He published in i860 a catalogue of the "Plants found in New Bedford and Vicinity," arranging the flowers according to the season of their flowering. In 1890 a revised and enlarged catalogue was
      published under the title "Flora of New Bedford and Shores of Buzzards Bay, with a Procession of the Flowers." For many years he was a member of the New England Botanical Club and of the "L'Academie Internationale de Geographie Botanique" of France. He contributed otherwise to the literature of botany, and is a recognized authority in his special study.

      Other interests served and public service rendered by Mr. Hervey were six years' membership on the school committee, 1859-1865 ; two years as representative in the State Legislature, 1885-87 ; secretary of the old Young Men's Christian Association for many years ; member of the present Young Men's Christian Association (sustaining member) ; director of the American Tack Company ; trustee of St. Luke's Hospital (original member) ; trustee of the Five Cents Savings Bank from 1885. He is a life member of the Old Colony Historical Society, the Dartmouth Historical Society, and a member of the North Congregational Church, and for many years secretary of the New Bedford Bible Society.

      Mr. Hervey married, in 1862, Emmeline K. Homer, daughter of Daniel Homer, of New Bedford. They were the parents of three children: Homer Winthrop, of further mention; Hetta M., married Pierre E. Richards ; Emma F., married Gilbert T. Thompson.

      Homer Winthrop Hervey was born in New Bedford, Massachusetts, February 10, 1866. He completed preparatory study at Friends' Academy, then entered Harvard University, whence he was graduated Bachelor of Arts, class of "88." He completed legal study at Harvard Law School, receiving his degree of Bachelor of Laws with the class of "91." He at once began practice at the Bristol county bar, locating in New Bedford, where he has been in the continuous practice of his profession
      until the present (1917). He is a member of the County and State Bar associations, and in his profession has won high and honorable standing. His practice is satisfactory in volume, and the clientele he serves is representative of the best interests of the city.

      Mr. Hervey married, August 19, 1908, Helen Lucretia Shaw, daughter of Dr. John C. and Mary H. C. Shaw, of New Bedford. Mr. and Mrs. Hervey are the parents of two children : Homer Winthrop, Jr., born September 10, 1909; Mary E., born April 30, 191 1. Mr. Hervey has his law offices on Pleasant street, opposite Masonic building, the family home being at No. 189 Maple street, corner of Tremont street. New Bedford.

  • Sources 
    1. [S631] History of New Bedford (Volume 4), Zeph. W. (Zephaniah Walter) Pease, (Name: The Lewis historical publishing company; Location: New York; Date: 1918;).

    2. [S260] New England Marriages Prior to 1700, Torrey, Clarence Almon, (Name: Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, Md., 198;), page 350.
      Harvey, Thomas & Experiance [Harvey] (1644-); 1668; Taunton

    3. [S1099] North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2016;), Book Title: The Harvey book : giving the genealogies of certain branches of the American families of Harvey, Ne.
      Record for John Harvey