Ebenezer Hervey


EBENEZER HERVEY, an old and highly respected farmer of Wayne township, Jefferson county, was born near Bloomfield, that county, September 22, 1817. He is the son of David Hervey, Sr. Ebenezer Hervey, from his seventeenth year, has been engaged in farming, with notable success, and is now oneof the county's substantial men. He and family are members of the United Presbyterian church, and in politics he is republican. On September 21, 1889, he and wife celebrated their golden wedding or fifteen anniversary of marriage. Her maiden name was Margaret McNary and she was born November 30, 1820, the daughter of Samuel McNary, a native of Washington, Penn., and his wife, Mary Anderson, a native of Ireland. She is the only survivor of their ten children, the others being Catherine, Thomas, Jane, Ann, Mary, Esther, John and Eliza. Mr. and Mrs. Hervey have had three children: Thomas, who was in the Union army and was killed in battle at Spottsylvania, May 12, 1864, and Mrs. Elizabeth J. Coleman and Mrs. Susanna Miller.

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