Thursday, August 18, 2005

The Wilson & Sarah Lukens Harvey Home
in 1982 (above).

The Wilson & Sarah Lukens Harvey Home
Harveysburg, Ohio
Wilson Harvey (b. September 26th, 1828) was the oldest child of the five children of Simon D. and Mary H. Burgess Harvey. Simon D. Harvey was one of the son of Isaac and Lydia Dicks Harvey. Isaac Harvey, Wilson's grandfather, was one of the pioneering Harvey brothers who came to Ohio in 1806 and settled on Todd's Fork in Clinton County, Ohio. Both Isaac and his son Simon D., Wilson's father, were involved in the Quaker Mission and School to the Shawnee Indians at Wapakoneta, Ohio (Isaac) and later after 1833 at the Quaker Mission and School in Kansas (Simon D.).
According to Beer's 1882 History of Warren County, Ohio, p. 1002:
" Our subject (Wilson Harvey) was united in marriage Dec. 7th, 1858, with Sarah, a daughter of Benjamin and Mary S. Lukens, whose ancestral history will be found in sketch of Joseph Lukens; by this union they have had four children ~
  1. Lizzie L., Born July 6th, 1860, now Mrs. (Frank) Shidaker (see, Robert F. Shidaker Family and Frank and Lizzie Harvey Shidaker)
  2. Charlie and Harrie (twins, deceased), and,
  3. William L. , Born Feb. 8th, 1868.

Mr. (Wilson) Harvey has resided nearly all his life in Harveysburg and vicinity, engaged principally in the honorable occupation of farming; has been very successful financially in his business life, is a man of excellent judgment and business capacity, and one who has ever held the esteem and confidence of the people of his community; has held nearly every office of the township and corporation in the gift of the people; has always taken a live interest in the subject of education, and in all moral and political progress of his community, and is, as were his ancestors before him, among the best citizens of Harveysburg.

This Greek Revival house was built around 1850. It has also been known as Ashley house.


Blogger clarkspence said...

I currently reside in the Ashley house. I appreciate the history!

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