Shelby County Indiana
Samuel Harvey was born in Henry County, Ind., Aug. 27, 1854, a son of Absalom and Elizabeth (Downs) Harvey. His education was received in the common schools and the Northern Indiana Normal School. He was engaged in farming till Nov. 22, 1882, when he bought an interest in the hardware store and grain elevator in Mount Summit. He is one of the most prosperous and energetic men of the village. Politically he is a Republican. He owns a fine farm of eighty acres, a half a mile from the village. Sept. 14, 1876, Mr. Harvey was married to Elizabeth, daughter of Benjamin and Minerva (Veach) Beavers. They have two children -- Gussie May, born Nov. 17, 1877, and Walter, born May 24, 1882.
History of Henry County, Indiana, Chicago: Inter-State
Publishing Co., 1884, page 760.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming
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