|Birth: ||Jul. 28, 1847|
|Death: ||Feb. 19, 1920|
Palo Pinto County
father: Clemmons J. Patterson; mother: Caroline Elizabeth Fuqua; md. 11 Feb 1866 in Cass Co., TX
Mrs. B. C. Harvey, nee Joannah Patterson, was born July 28th 1847, in Pontotoc County, Mississippi and at the age of four years was brought by her parents to Cass County, Texas. When she was 12 year old her parents moved across the state line into Arkansas, where she grew into womanhood. When she was eighteen and a half years old she was married to B. C. Harvey of Cass County, Texas, February 11, 1866. They lived in Cass County for ten years and then re-moved to Lamar County, Texas. They came to Palo Pinto County, Texas in 1884 and have made this their home since that time. When sister fell asleep, she and Brother Harvey had lived together for forty-four years, one week, and one day. She passed to her eternal home February 19, 1920.
To these parents were born twelve children, seven boys and five girls. Six sons and three daughters are still living. Sister Harvey was converted at the age of twenty and joined the Methodist Church. Many tired servants of her Lord have found a large welcome under her humble roof and the best she had was her delight to give them. In the community where she lived and died she was pronounced by many neighbors as an angel of mercy, as there was never a night too dark or cold to prevent her from going on errands of mercy when needed. In attestation of her good and holy life a great company of friends and neighbors filled the Methodist Church at Mt. Vernon at the hour of her funeral and gently followed to her final resting place. The young people sang the old hymns that had been her hope and comfort throughout her long, devoted life, and at the grave they sang some beautiful hymns to lift our minds to a better world.
Her faithful life is a great inspiration to those who knew her best and surely is a comfort to her husband and children and no doubt will be a strong anchor for them in time of many a storm. She had obeyed her Lord's injunctions. "Be ye also ready," and so stated to loved ones and friends at the last.
As she has looked many times for the coming of her children, she will be at the beautiful gates waiting and watching for them. We pray that not one of them will be missing.
Her pastor, J. A. Whitehurst - obituary
1. 1870 census - Lafayette Co., AR: Sulphur Fork, p. 11, 79/79.
2. 1880 census - Miller Co., AR: Sulphur Twp., E.D. 198, p. 45, 5/5 [age 32; b. MS] [parents b. MS].
3. 1900 census - Palo pinto Co., TX: Pct. #5, E.D. 123, p. 10B, 147/147.
4. 1910 census - Palo Pinto Co., TX: Pct. #5, E.D. 189, p. 2B, 40/41.
5. 1920 census - Palo Pinto Co., TX: Pct. #5, E.D. 197, p. 1A, 8/9.
6. Funeral Register (White's).
7. Death certificate (influenza complication with infected gall bladder).
10. "History of Palo Pinto County, TX," 1986.
The Arkansas County Marriages Index, 1837-1957 shows Benjamin C Harvey (23 yrs old, b. abt 1843, a resident of Cass Co, TX) m. 10 Mar 1866 in Lafayette, Arkansas ... Joannah Patterson (18 yrs old), who was still a resident of Lafayette Co, AR at the time)
Add'l info provided by: FitzMerritt
Benjamine Campbell Harvey (1842 - 1930)*
Samuel Jackson Harvey (1868 - 1956)*
Arminta Jane Harvey Addington (1871 - 1901)*
William Robert Harvey (1873 - 1957)*
James Preston Harvey (1875 - 1964)*
Lela Maude Harvey (1890 - 1922)*
Palo Pinto County
Plot: B2 #88
Maintained by: Beckie Saar Leone
Originally Created by: Toni Turk
Record added: May 24, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6443548