Mahlon  D.  Harvey

          Mahlon  D.  Harvey  is a native of Henry County, Ind., born Dec. 19, 1836, a son of  Jacob and  Alice Harvey.  His father was born in Wayne County, Ind., in 1810, and was married to  Alice Koons,  daughter of  Goerge Koons.  They are living in Tipton County, Ind.  They had a family of fourteen children, nine boys and five girls, seven of whom are living.  Mahlon D. is the only one living in Henry County.  He has a beautiful farm of eighty acres three miles north of New Castle.  His residence is situated on a beautiful site of land commanding a view of the surrounding country.  Hi pays especial attention to raising fine cattle and hogs.  Mr. Harvey was Superintendent of the county poor farm ten years.  In 1862 he enlisted in Company D, Sixty-ninth Indiana Infantry, and served three years; was mustered out in August, 1865.  He participated in the battle of Richmond, Vicksburg, Arkansas Post and many others.  He was married in 1859 to  Amelia J.,  daughter of  Aleck and  Elizabeth Williams.  They have three children -- Theodosia,  Vickie,  and  Edward L.  Mrs. Harvey is a member of the Christian church.  He is a member of Fidelity Lodge, No. 59, I.O.O.F.
History of Henry County, Indiana,  Chicago:  Inter-State Publishing Co., 1884, page 489.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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