County Down, Northern Ireland
West Virginia, USA
Henry Hervey was born in Crossan House, County Down, Northern Ireland, in 1740.
The Ireland of his youth was in turmoil over religion with the Church of England supporters and Catholic supporters in England creating much animosity of the Irish toward England. When the colonies in America were struggling against the rule of the English monarchy, the Northern Irish (Ulster Scots) often felt aligned with the colonists.
Against that background Henry Hervey sailed from Belfast aboard the ship East of Donegal. He landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on July 24, 1770, with his cousin William Hervey.
By 1775, Henry settled on a farm in Brooke County, West Virginia in the narrow finger of that state which lies between Ohio and Pennsylvania.
Henry married Margaret Hutcheson in 1776 and they had nine children:: William Hervey (the eldest); Jane Hervey, born July 16, 1778; James Hervey; Mary Hervey; John Hervey; Isabel Hervey; David Hervey, born October 29, 1794 in Brooke County, West Virginia; Margaret Hervey; and Henry Hervey, born in 1798. Three of their sons, James, David, and Henry, attended Jefferson College and were ordained Presbyterian ministers in the early missionary churches of the vicinity including Wheeling, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Martinsburg, Ohio.
Henry died in 1805 and was buried in Pennsylvania in (the county adjoining Brooke County, West Virginia) Washington County at Buffalo Graveyard near Independence.
Sources: Hubbard, John Charles, Personal correspondence, January 6, 1981.
McKinney, William Wilson, The Presbyterian Valley, Pittsburgh, Davis & Warde, 1958, p. 179
Margaret Hutchenson Hervey (1753 - 1834)
James Hervey (1782 - 1859)*
Isabella Hervey Black (1789 - 1871)*
Created by: Bernadette
Record added: Mar 27, 2011
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