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William Henry Harvey

Male 1727 - 1767  (40 years)


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  • Name William Henry Harvey 
    Born 27 Jul 1727  Campbeltown, Argyll, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 27 Jul 1767  Cecil County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Age: 40 
    Buried Sharp's Cemetery, Fair Hill, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I1174  Stewart
    Last Modified 6 Mar 2021 

    Father Mr. Harvey 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Mrs. Harvey 
    Relationship Birth 
    Family ID F657  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Rebecca Rose Carruthers,   b. 10 Mar 1737, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 07 May 1797, Botetourt County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Married 1755 
    Children 
    +1. Colonel Robert Harvey,   b. 30 Oct 1756, Cecil County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 May 1831, Martha's Furnace, Fincastle, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)  [Birth]
     2. William Harvey,   b. 25 Dec 1758,   d. 15 Mar 1781, Guildford County Court House, Greensboro, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 22 years)  [Birth]
    +3. Colonel Matthew Harvey,   b. 11 Mar 1761,   d. 19 Sep 1823, Mount Joy, Botetourt County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)  [Birth]
    +4. Jane Harvey,   b. 17 Apr 1762, Botetourt County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Apr 1808, East Fork, Transylvania County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years)  [Birth]
     5. James Harvey,   b. 10 Nov 1765  [Birth]
    Last Modified 3 Aug 2008 
    Family ID F371  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 27 Jul 1727 - Campbeltown, Argyll, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Age: 40 - 27 Jul 1767 - Cecil County, Maryland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Sharp's Cemetery, Fair Hill, Maryland Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 
    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Notes 
    • Family was a branch of the Duke of Argyll rulers for many years.
    • At the age of 16, Travelled with his brother Andrew to settle in America at Elkton, Cecil County, Maryland.
    • Was an Elder in the Secedon Presbyterian Church at Elkton.

    Name:
    • Saw your inquiry on the Harvey family homepage. In your research, have you ever come across a William Harvey (b. 1775, d. 27 Jul 1767 in Md.), who married Rebecca Carruthers? He had brothers John, Andrew, and James, who came to America with him from Campbeltown, Argyll, Scotland, in 1753. I assume he
      married Rebecca in Md. after he arrived here.

      William and rebecca had children Col. Robert, Col. Matthew, William Jr., James, Jane, and probably others. At least three of the children lived in Botetourt Co., Va., but I've never located William
      or Rebecca there and don't know where either is buried.

      Source: listsearches.rootsweb.com, HARVEY
    • In looking over these and other notes I've collected, looking for more clues for a Lemuel or a connection to Scotland, I've found the following which might provide you with some clues.

      A) I've found several references to "Lemuel" mostly in KY in early 1800's -- This may well be the Lemuel son of William noted above.

      B) In V. Gay's notes I've found the following:
      "Brothers who came to America from Scotland: (settled Elkten, Cecil Co, MD 1753) 1) William Harvey 1727/67 m. Rebecca Carruthers, 2) John, 3) Andrew, 4) James. --- James & Wm to Cumberland Co early, Andrew a bit later" (note: Cumberland Co, PA?)

      Sherry, I know I've seen this William Harvey / Rebecca Caruthers on lineage charts from South Carolina! This suggest to me that some part of this family moved south. This is at least closer to you GA connection with Lemuel..

      However: Here's another clue - with an Olgethorpe Co, GA connection! "John Harvie, bapt. 20 Dec 1706 at Gargunnock, Scotland. His will prob. 1767, Alemarle Co, VA. mar. Martha Gaines on 10 Jan 1742 (she d. 7 Oct 1802; her will at OGLETHORPE CO, GA; she was dau of Daniel Gaines and Martha Taylor)
      See book "Georgians" by G.R. Gilmore, American Book Co., Americus GA, 1926, pp. 109-122 and reference: --- For the Harvie family who came from Scotland and lived in Georgia (et al) see book, "The Harvie Family of Virginia" by John Harvey Creecy, pub. 1949: addr: 4100 Grove Ave., Richmond, VA"

  • Sources 
    1. [S205] To Reach Afar, Horace H. Harvey, Katherine Harvey Rogér, Louise Destrehan Rogér D'Oliveira, (Hercules Publishing Co., 1974), 77 (Reliability: 3).
      During one of the periods of unrest in their country, two young brothers came to America; William and Andrew Harvey. Arriving about 1753 they settled near Elkdon, Cecil County, Maryland. William became an elder in the Secedon Presbyterian Church there. He married Rebecca Carruthers, born March 10, 1737, in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania and died May 7, 1797 in Botetoeut County, Virginia. William was born in Scotland, July 27, 1737, died in Cecil County, July 27, 1763.

    2. [S147] Find a Grave.
      William Henry Harvey at findagrave.com


  

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