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Harvey Family History

New Orleans May 4th, 1927

Mrs. Elizabeth A. Helmick
Registrar General N.S.D.A.R.
Memorial Continental Hall,
Washington, D.C.
Dear Madam:- "please refer to MM/RK."

In reply to your favor of April 4th, 1927, I enclose you herewith duly certified copy of family records as requested.

I am indepbted to Mr. Robert Churchill for this further reference:
In volume LXXXV of the Daughters of the American Revolution published in 1926 page 200. Robert Harvey born 1756 Cecil County Maryland, Married (1st.) Martha Borden in 1780. (Our records show it as 1777.) died at Botemet County, Virginia.

See No. 84516 Mrs. Sara Ola Price Leathers:
Also 61634—Volume 62 page 219.
Trusting that the information furnished will meet with your approval and awaiting your reply, I am

Very Sincerely yours,

2021 Ursuline Avenue
New Orleans, La.

(Copy of certified letter sent Mrs. Helmick Washington DC May 7th 1927)

William Harvey and his brothers, John Harvey, Andrew Harvey, and James Harvey, with one sister, Agnes Harvey, were born in Kembletown, Argyleshire, Scotland. Two of the brothers William and Andrew emigrated to this country in 1753. Agnes Harvey and the other brothers remained in Scotland.

A grandson, of Agnes, Rev. Andrew Covan, (it is not known when she married) came to this country and had a congregational church in McIndees, Vermont although he was a Presbyterian.

William Harvey and his brother, Andrew settled near Elkton, Cecil County, Maryland. The children and grandchildren of James Harvey were very influential and prosperous, though I find no record of when he married, nor where he lived after his marriage. Dr. Robert Harvey, a grandson, was an eminent physician about 1829. William Harvey married Miss Garuthers.

They lived in Maryland. He was temperate and industrious and an elder in the Seceder Church. His wife, Rebecca Garuthers, was a woman of great energy and enterprise. They had six children, Robert Harvey, born October 1756, William Harvey, born December 1758, Mathew Harvey, born March 1761, Jane Harvey, born 1763, James Harvey, born 1765.

William Harvey died in Maryland in 1767. His eldest son, Robert Harvey married, first Martha Borden Hawkins, the daughter of Benjamin Borden, Jr. Her mother was Magdalena Woods, and descended from the ducal house of Argyle as her mother was Mary Campbell of the clan Campbell of Scotland. Magdalena Woods married first, John McDowell, son of the first Ephraim McDowell, from whom all that name in Virginia and Kentucky was descended. The Woods emigrated from Ireland with a considerable family connection to Pennsylvania, and there the daughter was married to Captain John McDowell. McDowell commanded a company of militia and left them to a point about eight miles south of the town of Lexington at the junction of the North River with the James, near Balcony Falls, on the James River, to chastise some prowling Indians, was killed in the action Christmas day 1742, along with about sixty others and was buried at "Cherry Grove." Captain McDowell had removed to Augusta, now Beckbridge County, about 1737. The children of Captain John McDowell and Magdalena Woods were, first, Samuel McDowell, who married Mollie McClung.

There is no record of their children.
Second, James McDowell, married Bettie Cloyd.
Third, Sarah McDowell, married a man named Moffatt.
These are the children of Mrs. Magdalena (Woods) McDowell, but of their further history nothing is now known to the writer.

Several years after the death in battle of our husband, Captain John McDowell, Magdalena (Woods) McDowell married Benjamin Borden Jr., son of Benjamin Borden, Sr., the agent of Lord Fairfax in the purchase and settlement of immense tracts of land in Virginia, of which he himself owned five hundred thousand acres, called "Borden's Grant." The only daughter of this marriage, the only child, was Martha Borden, who married, first, Benjamin Hawkins. Before leaving the history of the McDowells it is proper to say that Captain John McDowell was one of the several brothers, from whom sprang all of that name in the counties of Botetourt, Rockbridge, and Augusta, emigrating in the middle of the eighteenth century, to Kentucky, where there is no family of any note, of whatever name, which has not been intermarried with the McDowells. The Celebrated Dr. Ephraim McDowell, who was the inventor of ovariotomy, was the great nephew of Captain John McDowell.

Benjamin Borden the elder had three sons, John, Joseph, and Benjamin Borden Jr., married as above, and six daughters. One daughter, name not known married Mr. Peck. The second, Mr. Branston. The third, Mr. Henry. The names of the other daughters are not known to the writer.

The children of Rebecca Garuthers, the widow of William Harvey, who married, after her husband's death, in 1767, Mr. Gillespie, an Irishman were first John Gillespie, second, Simon Gillespie, third, Rebecca Gillespie, and fourth Nancy Gillespie.

Benjamin Borden, Sr., emigrated from the state of New Jersey to the neighborhood of Winchester 1737, obtaining a royal grant of land there of about ten thousand acres, on the waters of the Shenendoah, and as much as one hundred thousand acres on the upper James. These grants from the King of England, are dated 1737. His grand-daughter Martha Borden, was very wealthy. But after Benjamin Borden's widow had married with John Boyer, of Lexington, by whom there were no children, there were numberless lawsuits for the possession of this land. Borden's Grant, descending from the Bordens, and one very famous one, in Chancery, lasted for fifty years; in which Mrs. Mary Greenlee was a deponent, as she was a Miss McDowell and a presumable heir to some of the wealth. She died aged nearly one hundred years.

The children of Martha Borden by her first husband, Benjamin Hawkins, were first, William Hawkins, second, John Hawkins, third, James Hawkins, fourth, Borden Hawkins, fifth, Benjamin Hawkins, sixth Magdalen Hawkins, seventh, Sallie Hawkins. Of these no more is known except that Magdalena married Mathew Harvey, the brother-in-law of her mother by her second marriage with Robert Harvey.

Next in order comes the descendants of Robert Harvey, by his marriage with Mrs. Martha (Borden) Hawkins, in 1777. Their children were: (1) Mary Harvey, born 1721. (2) Betsey Harvey, born 1783, died in infancy, (3) Lewis Harvey, born 1785. (4) Henry Bowyer Harvey, born 1788.

(1) Mary Harvey, eldest daughter of Robert Harvey, married Robert Trigg. No children. She lived near Fincastle, to old age, and died about 1848.

(3) Lewis Harvey, married Miss Francis Thacker Barwell, in 1807. There were twelve children to this marriage, whose names and marriages are given at 18, of the Burwell paper, II of this.

Colonel Robert Harvey owned large iron property and furnaces in Botetourt county near Fincastle, and also the first Cloverdale furnace on Back Creek, six miles from Buckhanan, the remains of the works of which are still to be seen. He gave his son Lewis Harvey twelve hundred acres of mineral and other valuable lands, called "Speedwell," afterwards in the part of Botetourt cut off, as Roanoke county on the waters of Back Creek. Lewis Harvey died in 1842, honored and respected by all, and leaving a large family of sons and daughters, whose history, as before said, will be found in the Burwell paper.

William Harvey, second son of William Harvey and his wife Rebecca Garuthers never married, and was killed at the battle of Guilford Courthouse, North Carolina, 1781. His brother Robert, was only one hundred yards from him at the time, but the enemy was so near at hand that he could not get his body.

Matthew Harvey born 1761, third son of William Harvey, married Magdalena Hawkins, the daughter of his brother's wife, Robert Harvey. Their children were: (1) John Harvey, of Mount Joy, Botetourt county, married Miss Mitchell of Bedfortd. None of their children are no living except Magdalena Harvey, married.

(2) Elizabeth Harvey, daughter of Matthew Harvey, married David Moore, Esq., of Lexington. Their children are: (i) John Moore, (ii) David Moore, (iii) Elizabeth Moore, married Professor Nelson of Washington and Lee University. (iv) Frances Moore, (v) Sarah Moore, (vi) Virginia Moore married T. Barclay, Esq.

(3) Mary Harvey married Dr. McDowell, of Kentucky. (4) Sarah Harvey married Charles Denby, Esq., Minister to Spain in 1848. Their desdendants — one in 1906 — have been in diplomatic life ever since.

Robert Harvey married as his second wife, Miss Nancy Moor, of Rockbridge County. His son Lewis Harvey, was fifty years old at the time of his father's second marriage, and old enough to be the grandfather of his half-sisters and brothers. By this marriage with Miss Moore there were three children. 1. William Moore Harvey, 2. Robert Breckinridge Harvey, unmarried. Fell at the battle of Chickamauga, Sept. 1863. 3. Anna Harvey, married Rev. William McElwee. Their children are: 3a. Nannie McElwee, married James B. Waler of Chicago. 3b. Mary Trigg McElwee — Dear Trigg died unmarried, in 1878. 3c. Flora McElwee married Rev. Mr. Miller. 3d. Harvey McElwee married Miss Spalding of Chicago. 3e. William M. McElwee.

Of the four children of Robert Harvey and Martha Borden Hawkins, the third son Henry Bowyer Harvey, married Miss Sarah Hale, daughter of Captain Joseph and Elizabeth Hale (nee Bronaugh) and had twelve children. Of these the names will be seen in their right order on the Harvey family tree. One of the sons Robert Harvey, married his cousin, Miss Charlotte Mitchell, as his second wife, in 1891, and died in 1896.

It was omitted at the enumeration of the children of Mrs. Martha Borden Hawkins by her first husband, Benjamin Hawkins, that one of his daughters Sarah Hawkins, married Mr. William Mitchell of Bedford County, and was the mother of Harvey Mitchell Esq., named after his step-grandfather, Robert Harvey, and of Mr. Robert Mitchell, of Bedford County. Harvey Mitchell married, first Miss Elizabeth Griffin, and their only child was Charlotte Mitchell, married her cousin Col. Robert Harvey, as above. Harvey Mitchell married second, Miss Jane Johnson, of Abingdon, Virginia. Their children are: 1. Louisa Mitchell who married Mr. Birkley. 2. Susan Mitchell who married Mr. Talliaferro, 3. William Mitchell, M.D. who married Miss Dennis.

After the death of her husband, William Harvey, Mrs. Rebecca Garuthers Harvey married Mr. Gillespie. Their children are: first, John Gillespie, second, Simon Gillespie, both married, but their marriages are unknown to the writer. Her daughter, Rebecca Gillespie, married Mr. Wilson. Her second daughter, Nancy Gillespie, married Mr. Newell. A daughter of this marriage Martha Jane Newell, married Dr. J. J. Moorman, and was the mother of the late R. B. Moorman, of Roanoke. I have seen a painting of his mother, Miss Newell, at Captain Moorman's, which was strikingly like the Harveys. The newels lived at "Newells" near Roaring Run, in Rockbridge County, where Mr. William Harvey lived and died.

William Moore Harvey married Miss Houser, and had thirteen children. Only one of them is known to the writer, Arthur Harvey.

William Moore Harvey was the son of the second marriage of Robert Harvey to Miss Moore. This was omitted at the proper place. It was also omitted when the list of children of William Harvey was given, to have been said that his daughter Jane Harvey, married a Mr. Gillespie, and that his son James Harvey, married a Miss Harper. These two omissions will be corrected on the family tree.

After giving the following copies of the entries in the family Bible of Col. Lewis and Francis Thacker (Burwell) Harvey's children, their birth and deaths as far as given — all the traditions and incidents of their lives that are available and authentic will be written, when the reader will be referred to the family tree accompanying this manuscript for the regular genealogy of the descendants of William Harvey, the immigrant to Virginia in 1753.

It has been said that the Harvey's of Virginia came from Scotland, but Mrs. Col. Lewis Harvey always said, in connection with the old upright clock which her husband inherited — now in possession of Mr. Joseph Starkey — which was of mahogany and a very excellent time piece, that it had been running for one hundred and fifty years, or since it had been bought by her husbands grand father William Harvey, from England to this country in 1753, and here testimony is as good as any living authority we have now on this point.

The following is copied from an article taken from the Salem Times Register in 1900 by the writer, who made a visit to Mrs. McElwee, the lady mentioned along with her great niece Mrs. McClung in that year. It was not many months before her death, leaving no one of her generation behind her as all of her half brothers with her two own brothers, William Harvey and Robert Harvey had died before that time. Mrs. McElwee was a very lovely character, and a most intelligent observer of both contemporary and past record of that visit to her and many points she gave us in the history of her family, which on one living but herself could have done, that we had the opportunity of hearing them from her own lips. She died the next year and I never saw her again.

"Looking Backward"

As we fly along the highway of life at high pressure speed, impelled by steam, electricity, and all of the powers that nature allows science and brain of the much-lauded century to harness into use, we can sometimes take breath, rub our eyes, and recall the men and their doings and sayings, who have helped to make the history of the past. A living link between us and that past is especially striking when, through such a medium we can call up, as at one end of a telephone to answer us at the other end the contemporaries of Sashington, Henry, and their compeers of the Revolution.

In a late visit to a real "daughter of the revolution" it was good fortune of the writer to be put into communication with the men and women of one hundred and fifty years ago, by hearing her tell of her father, Col. Robert Harvey, born one hundred and forty years ago. he lived in Botetourt county, and was the first iron master west of the Blue Ridge. His mother told it of him that when she thought he was safe at school, she heard one morning at a distance from the house, a beating, throbbing sound, which on investigation was found to be a perfect miniature tilt hammer, busily at work, turned by the watering of a neighboring steam, set up and operated by her son. The teacher told her that the boy had not been at school, for the past three weeks, but he supposed that his mother had kept him home, or knew the reason of his absence. He made the iron business his own, though he and his brothers fought the revolution, and one of them William Harvey fell at the battle of Guilford Courthouse, in North Carolina. This lady is the daughter of Col. Robert Harvey by his second marriage, he being 75 years old when she was born, and her half brother Col. Lewis Harvey, was fifty years her senior. Col. Robert Harvey and his daughter, Mrs. McElwee have been together witnesses of the birth and rise of this Republic. He saw the reigns of George III, George IV, and the early part of that Victoria; was an actor in the war of 1776, as well as 1812, while his daughter has witnessed the War Between the States and that with Spain of yesterday. Jointly they have known the terms of every president of the United States, from Washington to McKinley, and it is our earnest prayer that, being now only 65, this honored lady may see the end of the reign of Victoria and the assumption of Edward VII.

This picture of the past, made vivid by a glowing interest in the present and the eloquence of a cultured "raconteur," was set in a frame work of as perfect an October day as ever shone on the grand old hills of Rockbridge; and is recalled for the pleasure of the reader, after a trot into Lexington behind a pair of good horses, over ground trodden a hundred years ago by men she helped to make our history.

Entries in the Bible of Col. Lewis, and Mrs. Francis Thacker Harvey:

Lewis Harvey and Francis Thacker Burwell were married Sept. 25, 1807.
Martha Burwell Harvey, first child of Lewis and F.T. Harvey, was born on the 28th day of August 1808.
Susanna Margaret Harvey, second child of Lewis and F. T. Harvey, was born on the 28th of December, 1809.
Magdalene Harvey, third child of Lewis and F. T. Harvey, was born on the 24th day of Sept. 1811.
Lewis Ann Corbin Harvey, fourth child of Lewis and F. T. Harvey, was born on the 25th day of July 1813.
Robert Harvey, fifth child of Lewis and F. T. Harvey, was born on the first day of January 1815.
Louisa Burwell, sixth child of Lewis and F. T. Harvey, was born on the 28th day of June 1816.
Nathaniel Burwell Harvey, seventh child of Lewis and F. T. Harvey, was born on the first of April 1818.
Sarah Mitchell Harvey, eight child of Lewis and F. T. Harvey, was born on the 18th day of Sept. 1819.
Mathew Harvey, ninth child of Lewis and F. T. Harvey, was born on the 17th day of December, 1820.
Francis Thacker Harvey, tenth child of Lewis and F. T. Harvey, was born on the 14th day of June 1822.
Isabella Graham Harvey, eleventh child of Lewis and F. T. Harvey, was born on the 13th day of April 1824.
Lewis Burwell Harvey, twelfth child of Lewis and F. T. Harvey, was born on the 13th day of April, 1824.
Lewis Harvey, husband of Francis T. Harvey, died on the 14th day of February 1842.
Lewis Burwell Harvey, youngest child of Lewis and F. T. Harvey, died on the 4th day of October 1854.
Matthew Harvey, ninth child of Lewis and F. T. Harvey, died on the 4th day of Sept. 1860.
Francis T. Harvey, wife of the deceased Lewis Harvey, died on the 31st of March, aged eighty-three years and ten months.
Robert Harvey, fifth child of Lewis and F. T. Harvey, died on the 31st day of March, 1883.
Sparral F. Simmons and Isabella Graham Harvey were married on the 24th day of November, 1847.

Col. Lewis Harvey, of "Speedwell," was very fond of horses, and always had fire horses and kept well. His sister-in-law, Mrs. Lucy (Carter) Burwell, of Dropmore, was a favorite relation of his and once when she was planning a visit to Shirley, her paternal home, for the winter, taking the children and their nurses, it required a carriage to accommodate them, with a baggage wagon for the trunks, besides a riding horse, which "mammy" has told me she was allowed to ride part of each day, while there were four horses to the coach, which latter had been given her daughter by Mrs. Carter when she left Shirly as a bride.

Uncle Dick Moker was the driver, but he had never had charge of four horses to the coach, and Uncle Harvey offered to teach him how to drive four-in-hand. This he did by coming over every few days, and hitching the horses to a wagon practicing with them in an open field, till they were thoroughly broken to the harness; and when ready for the trip, Uncle Harvey was so much afraid that all would not go well with the lady and her children, that he sat on the box and showed Uncle Dick, how to drive, for two days, or until they reached Lynchburg on their journey. This occupied a week, as it was fifty miles below Richmond, and their progress was only twenty or thirty miles a day.

My Aunt Mrs. Logan who was an interested spectator of his horsemanship and had a most remarkable memory, though only five years old at the time, was one of the party to "Shirley," and could tell the name of each horse. They were all bays on the memorable occasion. The carriage and servants were kept for use all winter, and Aunt Patsey Burwell went with her sister-in-law when she visited her old home in King William, and they all went to see all the kin from whom they had been separated by the removal of the family of Major Burwell to Botetourt in 1802.

After giving the foregoing account of the Harveys, individually and collectively, as far as possible at this distance of time, and without any of the data that would enable the writer to make the account interesting, as they are so few left — or none — who have any tradition to hand down, this paper will be closed with a short notice of Judge Thomas Hope Harvey, of Huntington, West Virginia. He is the son of Col. Robert Trigg Harvey, who was the nephew of Col. Lewis Harvey, the great-grandfather of those for whom this paper is prepared. Judge Harvey's mother was his father's first wife, being the daughter of Ann Coleman Slaughter, and Reuben Fry, who married second his cousin, Miss Mitchell, of Bedford County, Virginia. This is one of the few living members of any of the families which have been sketched in this paper, but as the data are at hand they will be briefly given.

Hon. Thos. Hope Harvey was born in May 1844, in the Kanawha Valley, in West Virginia. He served with distinction in the Confederate Army, and after being seriously wounded, and a cripple for life, he studied law at Washington & Lee University, graduated and located for the practice of his profession in Putman County, afterwards removing to Huntington, where he has since resided and where he married Miss B. F. McCullough, Col. Harvey served one term on the West Virginia legislature, and was then elected Judge on the eighth district.

Upon completion of his term as a circuit judge, he retired. He retired from official life. Judge Harvey is identified with many business enterprises of his region, and as one of the "makers of West Virginia" is entitled to recognition as a potent factor in her development.

Turning back for one generation in these little sketches, we will notice Mrs. Mary Harvey Trigg, third daughter of Robert Harvey, by his first marriage with Martha (Borden) Hawkins, who was born at Thorn Hill near Fincastle and at the age of fourteen and a half years, married Major Robert Trigg of the United States Army. Though left a widow at twenty four, Mrs. Trigg was so attached to the memory of her husband that she never married again. She was admired and loved by all, was courted by Mr. Adams, a brother of the president, and by many others who were worthy of her. Mrs. McEllwe her half sister, was brought up by Mrs. Trigg and often spoke of her happy childhood in her home. Mrs. Trigg was in many respects a very marked character and many things were told by her contemporaries to show this.
[She was a member of the Presbyterian Church and always attended services if possible. But one Sunday there were no services at her church in Fincastle, when she and other Presbyterians went to the Episcopal church for worship. The rector at that time Mr. Geo. Wilmer, had peculiar ideas concerning the sacrament of the Lords Supper, and this being the day for communion, he said, in some remarks prefacing the administration, which were unnecessary, as the prayer book contains in its rubies all which is at all called for that whoever should choose to stay away from that holy rite "did so at his peril" thereby intimating that it exclusively was the table of the Lord. Mrs. Trigg was near the Chancel, and at the utterances of these words by the minister, she rose, tall and striking in figure as she was, and slowly walked down the length of the aisle, beckoning right and left at her friends of other communions to go with her out of the church. This was told by Miss Patsey Burwell, who was a Presbyterian also, and to whom Mrs. Briggs nodded, but did not herself go out. As she was very tall and commanding this exit was very conspicuous, and exited a smile over the congregation, though some followed her example, and thus showed that they were not to be excluded from orthodoxy because one man tried to dictate terms to them.]

On the family tree of the Harveys will be seen two flags: one of the United States at the name of William Harvey and the other, the flag of the Confederate States marking the name of Robert Breckinridge Harvey in the generation succeeding his uncle William Harvey. As these members of their family gave their lives in defense of their country, though the struggles for liberty and rights one hundred years apart in time, there is no more glorious record for any man than that he died in battle as these did and it is a small tribute, even at this late date to try and draw away the veil which hangs over the past, enough to write what is now known, by tradition or otherwise, of the life and history of these two men.

All that is known of the first is that he fell at the battle of Guilford Courthouse North Carolina on March 15th 1781, and that his brother, Robert Harvey, was only one hundred yards from him when he was killed but the enemy was too near to allow the body to be brought off, and he was buried on the field.

Of the descendants of Dr. Henry Bowyer Harvey, a sketch of Judge Thos. Hope Harvey has been given above. His uncle Joseph Hale Harvey was a builder of the Harvey Canal, from the Mississippi river, opposite New Orleans to Bayou Barataria.

Another son of Dr. H. B. Harvey, James Crane Bronaugh Harvey M.D. was an eminent physician of New Orleans, Louisiana. In the yellow fever epidemic which visited that city in 1857 he volunteered to take charge of patients and died of the disease himself.

Henry Bowyer Harvey, Jr., son of Dr. H. B. Harvey moved to Texas, and was captain of a company in the confederate states army in the same command in which Robert Breckenridge Harvey was lieutenant, who was killed at Chickamauga in 1863.

William Hope Harvey, son of Robert Trigg Harvey, (called "Coin Harvey") is the author of "Coin's Financial School," and other books. He lives at Monte Neb. Arkansas.

A daughter of Robert Trigg Harvey, Miss Fannie Lewis Harvey, entered St. Joseph Convent, Wheeling, West Virginia, July 1st, 1872, and made vows Feb. 2nd, 1875, as Sister Mary Regina.

Robert S. Harvey M.D. Son of Robert Trigg Harvey, became a prominent physician. Went west and lived several years in Idaho, and was a member of legislature of that state. Afterwards, located at Spokane, Washington where he died in 1891.

Henry C. Harvey, youngest son of Robert Trigg Harvey engaged in mercantile business in early life, was at the head of wholesale grocery house of Harvey, Hagden & Co., Huntington, W. Va. until 1906 when he sold out and engaged in the banking business and is now, 1906 cashier of the American Bank and Trust Co., of said city.

The widow of Col. Robert Trigg Harvey, his cousin being, the daughter of Harvey Mitchell whose mother was Miss Hawkins, daughter of Mrs. Martha Borden Hawkins Harvey, wife of Robert Harvey, and grandmother of both her father and her husband, is now living, though Col. Harvey died only a few years after their marriage; Mr. Harvey Mitchell had no Harvey blood, but was descended from Mrs. Hawkins, who after married Robert Harvey, being his first wife. The name of Harvey was given him after his step-grandfather, and though he is the first cousin of both, the children of Robert Harvey and Matthew Harvey, it is through the Hawkins, as their mothers were Mrs. Hawkins, and her daughters Sarah and Magdalene.

Lieutenant Robert Breckenridge Harvey, son of Robert Harvey, was a gallant officer in the Confederate States and fell at the Battle of Chickamauga, Sept. 20th, 1863. He lived in Texas, and volunteered from that state in 1861, when his state seceded; was in the command of General Bragg, as the first lieutenant of his company by rank, but was really in command on the day of the battle, in the absence of the captain, and was leading his men into severe action, when he was mortally wounded and carried off the field, dying the next day. All that is known of this young soldier, both in his life and what was written and spoken after his death, goes to show his lofty and genuine character as a man, his devotion to those of his blood, and his love of all that is honorable and true. In private life, as well as among his comrades in arms, he was popular and beloved, and was mourned as few who die so young. To his sister he was especially dear, and his last message was to her, "Tell her I am willing to die for my country but would be glad to have lived for her sake." A letter written by this sister stained with his life blood, was found on his breast when he fell, in which she expresses her anxiety for his eternal welfare in the midst of the perils that daily surrounded him. He told his surgeon that he died trusting in Christ. His grave is unknown, but sword was saved, and sent back to his friends all bent and battered by use. Mr. H. B. Harvey, his great nephew, was with him in his last battle, and wrote all that is known of his dying hours. Lieutenant Harvey never married but was a great admirer of ladies. In one of his letters he says: "I would give a great deal, associating so long with men exclusively, to see a woman or a little child occasionally, and I do long to see your children."

Mrs. McElwee, the only sister of Lieutenant Harvey, was never able to speak of her brother without tears after his sad death, as she was a person of deep emotions, and the strongest attachments.

Her character and life have been referred to before in this paper, but it is not out of place to speak here of the strong and wide influence for good which she exerted upon all who surrounded her, and which was reproduced in her lovely daughter Mary Trigg, "Trigg" as she was always called. A beautiful tribute to Trigg is given the following extract from a notice of her death notice written at the time by a loving friend... "I soon perceived that this pale, fragile girl was the magnet of the household. Her judgment, quite clear and comprehensive, was relied on by her parents. Her unusual intellect and thoroughly cultivated mind, deepened and strengthened by her love of Latin and Mathematics, was stored with a fund of general information, and upon her did her brothers and sisters depend for assistances and advice in all their difficulties; and most lovingly, quietly and patiently concealing her suffering and extreme weakness, it was her pleasure to aid them as the case required. Such patience, such unvarying sweetness, during long periods of pain and exhaustion I did not suppose were possible in human being. For never did a shade of impatience or irritability pass over her beautifully expressive face. Protracted sickness could not engender the least taint of selfishness, and she never willingly assumed any of the prerogatives of an invalid. Repeated attention day after day from her family and friends could not blunt the keen edge of her gratitude; she acknowledged the smallest kindness with the most beautiful politeness and a glad surprise, as if she did not expect anything more than usual to be done for her. All this did not proceed from mere amiability, for there was an energy, force, and influence about her where is only found where a strong will, deep feeling and sensibilities are kept under firm control. No one, unaided by the Holy Spirit, could possibly have themselves under such complete discipline, and to her it was given in most unusual portion for never in my extensive and varied acquaintance have I met so perfect a character and I consider it among the greatest privileges of my life to have known her. A life complete in all its parts, rounded, polished beautiful, did she live in twenty-two years, so rapidly did she ripen for eternity."

With this beautiful, true picture of a most beautiful, life will close, as far as the present writer can go, these sketches of the few members of the Harvey family for which there is any more data than that "they lived and died." Certainly there cannot be a more lovely example given for the emulation of the young people who may read these pages and this parting tribute to my dear Trigg from one who loved her.

Copied by M. Thiberge from family papers kept in Mrs. S. Stewart's records

Genealogical Record

"William Harvey and his brothers John, Andrew, and James and one sister Agnes, were born in Kembleton, Argyshire, Scotland.

William and Andrew emigrated to America in 1753; they settled near Elkton, Cecil County, Maryland, and later moved to Virginia.

1. William Harvey married Miss Rebecca Caruthers; from this marriage six children were born:
Robert Harvey born Oct. 1756; married Martha Borden 1777 (widow of Benjamin Hawkins). Died 1840.
2. William Harvey born December 1758, died at the battle of Guilford Courthouse, North Carolina, March 15th, 1781.

(Robert Harvey was only 100 yards from William at the time but the enemy was so near at hand he could not get his body.)
3. Mathew Harvey born March 1761 married Magdelene Hawkins; she was the daughter of Martha Borden by her first marriage with Hawkins.
4. James Harvey born 1763.
5. _____ Harvey born 1765.
6. ?

Martha Borden (widow of Benjamin Hawkins) who married Robert Harvey was the only child of Benjamin Borden, Jr. Her mother was Magdalena Woods.

From the marriage of Robert Harvey and Martha Borden in 1777, was born the following children:

1. Mary Harvey born in 1781 married Robert Trigg (of the U.S. Army) died about 1848 near Fincastle.
2. Betsy Harvey born 1783 died in infancy.
3. Lewis Harvey born 1785 married Francis Thacker Burnell in 1807 died in 1842.
4. Henry Bowyer Harvey born in Virginia March 24, 1788 married in Mason County Virginia June 29, 1809 to Sarah Smith Hale, died April 11, 1837 in Virginia.

Sarah Smith Hale born Oct. 28, 1793 in Virginia married in Mason County Virginia June 29, 1809 to Henry Bowyer Harvey, died Oct. 5, 1850, in Virginia.

From the marriage of Henry Bowyer Harvey and Sarah Smith Hale were born twelve children, six sons and six daughters.

Among those sons was Joseph H. Harvey, born Mason County, Virginia married Louise Destrehan (de Beaupre) Aug. 9, 1845, died in Jefferson Parish near New Orleans, La.

Louise Destrehan (de Beaupre) of Louisiana, daughter of Nicholas Noel Destrehan and Louise Henriette de Navarre, born Augh. 15, 1827 married Aug. 9, 1845 to Joseph Hale Harvey, died at Harvey La. Nov. 15, 1903.

Of this marriage their son Nicholas Destrehan Harvey born June 21, 1846 in Jefferson Parish, La., married Eliska Stewart April 25, 1871 at New Orleans, La., died 1893, Parish of Jefferson, La.

From the marriage of Nicholas Destrehan Harvey and Eliska Stewart was born Edith Harvey in New Orleans, La., 1877.

Edith Harvey married Edward Thiberge Aug. 14, 1902 in New Orleans, La. died March 27, 1909 in New Orleans, La.

From the marriage of Edith Harvey and Edward Thiberge was born July 12, 1903 a daughter Emma Thiberge, the undersigned.

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