HARVEY, BLASSINGAME W.
HARVEY, BLASSINGAME W. (1792–1867). Blassingame W. Harvey, early settler and colonist of San Augustine County, was born in 1792 in Laurens County, South Carolina. He moved to Catahoula Parish, Louisiana, before 1811 and was married there around 1812 to Elizabeth Stone. They had one daughter. Harvey subsequently married Mrs. Nancy (Scoggins) Bowie, the widow of John Bowie, in Louisiana, and they had four children. He served in the War of 1812 as a private in the Tenth Louisiana Regiment. He received a land grant in Mobile, Alabama, for his service but sold it almost immediately. He moved to what is now San Augustine County, Texas, in 1826 and there married Eliza Mary Ann Prather on September 3 of that year. They had ten children. Harvey was an educated man who wrote many letters and kept a ledger from 1835 until his death in 1867. He received a grant for a league of land in Lorenzo de Zavala's colony on the Angelina River in 1835. The creek running through his land is known as Harvey's Creek. Most of the land is now covered by Sam Rayburn Reservoir. Harvey enlisted in Capt. Henry Reed's Company of Kentucky Volunteers on June 4, 1836, as a substitute for J. F. Gilbert. He again enlisted on March 9, 1837, in Capt. Thomas S. McFarland's militia company as a private. Two of Harvey's sons served in the Civil War. Eliza Harvey died on July 22, 1855, and Harvey died on July 20, 1867. Both are buried in their old family cemetery, now known as the Wood-Snell Cemetery, on the banks of Sam Rayburn Reservoir at Broaddus.
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