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Henry Hervey

County Down, Northern Ireland
Death 1 Jan 1805 (aged 64–65)
Brooke County, West Virginia, USA
Burial Buffalo Village, Washington County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 67516299 · View Source
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Henry Hervey was born in Crossan House, County Down, Northern Ireland, in 1740. (Crossan is a civil parish in the Upper Castlereagh Barony of Northern Ireland, about 6 miles south of Belfast. Better known parishes in the immediate area are Drumbo, Cargacroy, and Lisburn. Crossan Road connects Upper Ballynahinch Road with Comber Road near the Ravernet River.)

The Ireland of his youth was in turmoil over religion and land. 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 Earl 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. The probate date of his will indicates his death probably occurred between December 30, 1804 - January 1, 1805.

Name: Henry Hervey
Probate Date: 2 Jan 1805
Probate Place: Brooke, West Virginia, USA
Inferred Death Year: Abt 1805
Inferred Death Place: West Virginia, USA
Item Description: Will Index, 1797-1971; Will Book, Vol 1-2, 1797-1880

Sources: Hubbard, John Charles, Personal correspondence, January 6, 1981.

McKinney, William Wilson, The Presbyterian Valley, Pittsburgh, Davis & Warde, 1958, p. 179

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