John B. Hervey


JOHN B. HERVEY, a leading farmer and stock-raiser of Wayne township, was born near Bloomfield, October 10, 1830, the son of David Sr. He received the advantages of the common schools until of age, when he engaged in farming, which has since been his occupation. He is generally esteemed as one of the county's intelligent and progressive men. In church work he is active as a member of the United Presbyterian church at Bloomfield, at the organization of which he was chosen deacon, and of which he has since served as elder. He was a commissioned officer in the Ohio state militia during the civil war and was at Camp Licking with other officers for drill with the Ohio National Guard, but did not go into the field except in the pursuit of Morgan, in which service he was engaged at the time of that raider's capture. In politics he is a republican. Mr. Hervey was married April 22, 1852, to Nancy E. Parrish, and they have had eleven children, of whom three are deceased, Rebecca E., Sarah M. and Thomas M. and the following are living: Violet J., wife of Thomas W. Johnston, of Washington county, Penn.; Irene A., wife of John W. Trimmer; William M., who married Louisa M. Douglas; D. Cameron, Rev. John M., J. Archer, Lee Roy, Minnie E. Mrs. Hervey was born May 26, 1836 the only child of Dr. Adonijah and Rebecca (Scott) Parrish. Her mother was a daughter of Rev. Abram Scott, born in Washington County, Penn., who with his brother, Rev. James Scott of Mt. Vernon, Ohio, were in the first class graduated at Jefferson college, now called Washington. He married Rebecca McDowell, daughter of Judge John McDowell, of Washington county, Penn., and they settled among the pioneers of Wells township, Jefferson county, where he preached to the settlers until he became disabled by disease. He had ten children in all: William, Josiah, Nancy, Marshall, Violet, Simpson, John, James, Rebecca Parrish, Abram P., Samuel and Alexander.

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