Nathan  Harvey

          Nathan Harvey  was born June 6, 1830, in Prairie Township, Henry Co., Ind., a son of  James and  Margaret (Cannaday) Harvey,  the former born in North Carolina, April 3, 1795, and the latter born Aug. 22, 1797, in Tennessee.  They came to Henry County from Wayne County, Ind., in 1819, and were the first settlers in this township, where they remained till their death.  James Harvey died Jan. 13, 1871, aged seventy-seven years, and his wife died June 18, 1871, aged seventy-five years.  They were the parents of seven children -- Joel,  Absalom,  Nancy, wife of  James FrazierMary Ann, wife of  Solomon Frazier,  and  Nathan, all residing in this township, and  Eliza Ellen, deceased.  Our subject has made farming his principal occupation through life.  He owns one of the best farms in the township, containing 443 acres of land.  Oct. 11, 1855, he was married to  Sarah A. Ridgway,  born Jan. 28, 1836, a daughter of  Lot Ridgway.  To this union were born four children -- Elmer E., born Sept. 20, 1856;  James A.,  April 15, 1859;  Levara N.,  Nov. 28, 1860, and  George, born April 24, 1866, and died when about twenty-one months old.  Elmer is married and lives in Blue River Township.  Politically Mr. Harvey is a Republican.  He is a member of New Castle Lodge, No. 91, A.F.& A.M.  His wife and daughters are members of Hillsborough Christian church.
History of Henry County, Indiana,  Chicago:  Inter-State Publishing Co., 1884, page 759-760.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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