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James Nelson Harville
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Birth: Jul. 6, 1839
Brown County
Illinois, USA
Death: Sep. 3, 1891
Hart
McDonald County
Missouri, USA

James Nelson Harville, b 1839, Brown Co. Ill. married 1st: Elizabeth Jane Donalston, Jan. 12, 1861. Their children: Amy b. 1866 and William Edward b. 1871. Married 2nd Martha Harsha 13 April 1872.Their Children: Tina Bell, b. 1874, Joseph Martin 1875 and Louella Maye 1879. Veteran of the Civil War. Died 3 Sept. 1891, Joplin, Missouri. buried Cox Cemetery, Joplin Mo. James Nelson Harville was the s/o Keener Harville and Zilpha Swain
Our family records show that James Nelson and wife Martha Harsha Harville were both buried in Cox Cemetery, Joplin, Mo.
Notation: Contributor Montereygenealogist wrote:
The entire Cemetery (Cox Cemetery) was searched and the grave was not found. Also, checked were the listings for those known to be buried there with or without a marker and he was not listed. April 2013

Obit for James N. Nelson, from the Joplin Sunday Herald on 6 Sep 1891 reads as follows:
J.N. Harville formerly a resident of Joplin, MO died at 8 o'clock Thursday night at his home in Hart, MO,, McDonald County of apoplexy. He was stricken Wednesday and from 2 o'clock Thursday until his death was unconscious. The remains were brought to Joplin Friday over the Split log and the funeral took place at 1 o'clock Friday forenoon, (Definition of apoplexy is a sudden paralysis usually the result of a hemorrhage causing pressure on the brain.)
The deceased resided in Joplin for several years and was engaged in mining. About nine months ago he removed to Hart and engaged in the grocery business and was subsequently appointed postmaster of the little village, which position he held up to the time of his death. His wife died in Joplin about a year ago, but he leaves surviving him five children, three daughters and two sons. The oldest daughter is Mrs A.F. Grant of Gelena. The other children are unmarried. Mr Harville was a member of O. P. Morton Post Grand Army of the Republic, and of Joplin Lodge, Knights and Ladies of Honor. He had an insurance $1000 on his life in the last named organization. The internment today will take place in the Cox burying ground where the remains of Mrs. Harville lie. 
 
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 Parents:
  Keener Harville (1815 - 1871)
  Zilpha Swain Harville (1819 - 1889)
 
 Spouses:
  Elizabeth Jane Harville (1844 - 1871)
  Martha Harsha Harville (1838 - 1890)
 
 Children:
  Amy Flo Harville Grant (1866 - 1942)*
  William Edward Harville (1871 - 1952)*
  Tina Bell Harvill Ashens (1874 - 1934)*
  Joseph Martin Harville (1875 - 1956)*
  Louella Maye Harville Baker (1878 - 1906)*
 
 Siblings:
  James Nelson Harville (1839 - 1891)
  Julia Ann Harville Conkling (1842 - 1911)*
  Nancy E. Nail (1844 - 1915)*
  Martha Ellen Harville Dockery (1849 - 1900)*
  Margaret S. Harville Myers (1851 - 1878)*
  Zylphia Emmaline Harville Goforth (1862 - 1936)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Cox Cemetery
Joplin
Jasper County
Missouri, USA
 
Created by: Hazel Ashens
Record added: Nov 10, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 80212429
 

 
 
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