David M. Hervey


DAVID M. HERVEY, of Wayne township, Jefferson county, is one of the prosperous and enterprising young farmers of the county. He is one of five children of Joseph and Isabel Hervey, the others bring Mrs. Virginia I. Wilday, Mrs. Ellen Porter, Joseph L., of Emporia, Kas., and Robert W., in college at the latter city. Joseph Hervey formerly a prominent citizen of the county, was born March 18, 1810, and died May 2, 1873, on the farm which was his birthplace. He was the son of William Hervey Jr. born in Washington county, Penn., in 1776, died February 25, 1855, and his wife Susannah Hawthorne, who had a family of nine children, James, Joseph, William, Robert, John, Mrs. Sarah Hervey, Hannah, Susannah, and (the only survivor) Mrs. Mary Wallace. Isabel Hervey is the only child of Robert and Mary (Warnock) McMillan, natives of Belmont county, Ohio. The subject of this mention was born June 9, 1858. After receiving his education in the common schools he engaged in farming, which has since been his vocation. He and wife are members of the United Presbyterian church, and are among the most highly esteemed people of the township. In politics he is a republican. Mr. Hervey was married November 9, 1882 to Armanda Mansfield, born May 9, 1856, the daughter of Monroe and Elizabeth Mansfield. Her father was born near Bloomfield, Ohio, January 6, 1828, and died October 1, 1880, and was the son of Thomas and Elizabeth (hale) Mansfield. Her mother was born near York, Ohio, October 13, 1830, and died June 14, 1870, being the daughter of Isaac and Nancy (Scott) Skeels, who had ten children, Elizabeth and William, deceased, and Mrs. Mary Vale, Mrs. Ann Henderson, Mrs. Martha Mansfield, Mrs. Rebecca Ony, Mrs. Amanda McManus, Mrs. Emma Janes, David and John. In Mrs. Hervey's family there were ten children, John B. and Frank M., deceased, Thomas H., Mrs. Rebecca E. McKee, Amanda M., Isaac R., William S., Stanton E., Albert W. and Mrs. Christina S. Birney. Mr. Hervey and wife have three children, Monroe M., Joseph R., and Oscar S.

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