Nicholas married Sarah Ann James. Sarah was born about 1753 in Virginia and died in West Virginia. They settled at Red Sulphur Springs and he built the first cabins there, opening the first resort to the public.
Nicholas is the son of Mary Margaret Burke and John Harvey. Mary Burke was born about 1729 in Orange County, Virginia and possibly died in Orange County, Virginia or Monroe County, West Virginia. John Harvey was born on Dec. 11, 1724 in Orange County, Virginia and died about 1781 in Monroe County, Virginia, now West Virginia.
Before Amanda by Thomas Nathan Clark page 147: Nicholas Harvey, son of John and Margaret (Burke) Harvey was born c 1755 in Orange County, Va. He came to Greenbrier County following the American Revolution. He married Sarah Ann Jamesand they lived at Red Sulphur Springs. Nicholas and Sarah erected their cabin on the site now occupied by the spacious dwelling of "Pleasant Valley Farm" owned in 1986 by Miss Hallie Dickinson. The log cabin of Nicholas was enlarged by his son, James, a second story was added and it was covered with clapboard. This portion forms the North wing of the present house. The compiler of this book is in possession of a small spinning wheel, which belonged to Nicholas Harvey. The wheel was made by Adam Mann, who signed his work. Adam was the husband of Nicholas' niece, Nancy Harvey, a daughter of his brother, Benjamin. The spinning wheel was inherited by Nicholas and Sarah's son James, who married Nancy Snider in 1813, then to their son, Allen Lewis Harvey, who married Malinda Pack, then to their son, William, who married Rose Peck, they had no children so it became the property of his nephew, Charles Harvey, his daughter, Carolyn (Mrs. Hencil Hawkins) gave it to the present owner. Nicholas Harvey was the first to operate the Red Sulphur Springs in a commercial venture. The land passed to his two sons at his death in 1826. Nicholas is buried in the Harvey Cemetery at Red Sulphur Springs in Monroe County. The cemetery is located on a hill just north of Indian Creek opposite the spring on "Pleasant Valley Farm". When this land was sold by Nicholas' grandson, John Snidow Harvey on 7 Dec 1870, he made this following exclusion ..."Excepting and reserving to myself 4 square rods enclosing my father's grave, also about one acre. Monroe Will Book V page 199. Nicholas will dated 8 Oct 1825 is recorded in Monroe County Will Book 2 page 360 and 361