John Harvey

John HARVEY (1647 – 1705) was Alex’s 10th Great Grandfather; one of 2,024 in this generation of the Miner line.

John Harvey was born 1647 in Taunton, Bristol, Mass. His parents were Thomas HARVEY and Elizabeth ANDREWS. He married Elizabeth WILLEY 1675 in Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts. John died 18 Jan 1705 in Lyme, New London, Connecticut.

Elizabeth Willey was born 1650 in Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts. Elizabeth died 9 Jan 1705 in Lyme, New London, Connecticut.

Interestingly John, spouse Elizabeth, and twins all died within days of each other in January 1705. Perhaps there was a fire, Indian attack, epidemic????

Children of John and Elizabeth:

Name Born Married Departed
1. John Harvey
1676 Taunton, Bristol, Mass Sarah [__?__]
Lyme, New London, CT
23 Dec 1767
North Lyme, CT
2. Thomas Harvey 1678 in Taunton, Abigail Smith
25 Nov 1702
Lyme, CT
Mar 1725
North Lyme, CT
3. Elizabeth HARVEY 1680
New London, New London, Connecticut.
16 Oct 1698 New London, CT.
1752 Hadlyme, Connecticut.
4. Mary Harvey 1682 Taunton, Bristol, Mas 10 Jan 1705
Lyme, CT
5. Sarah Harvey 1682 Taunton, Bristol, Massa 13 Jan 1705
Lyme, CT

From the Harvey book, O.J. Harvey, 1899

In December 1675, 1000 colonists marched to the settlement of the grouped Indians. They killed over 600 warriors, and well over 1000 women and chidlren. Any survivors of this raid were hunted down and killed. 200 of the colonist band died in this fight.

John Harvey was said to be wounded but not disabled in this fight.

In 1686, Mr. Harvey purchased land of Isaac WILLEY which lay mostly within the limits of Lyme, Conn.  This was in what is the present town of Salem, which was formed in 1819 out of portions of Lyme, Colchester and Montville.

From “A National Register of the Society, Sons of the American Revolution,” by the Sons of the American Revolution, and concerns the genealogy record of Edwin Clinton Harvey.

In November 1675, John Harvey enlisted from Charlestown, Massachusetts as a soldier in Major Samuel Appleton’s Battalion and marched with it from Dedham into the Narragansett country and was “wounded but not disabled,” at the ‘Great Swamp Fight.”

John was granted an island formerly known as Harvey Island (now Carey Island) by the town of Lyme on 14 Dec 1696.  John’s son John, held numerous local offices in Lyme, and as the eldest heir of his father was allocated two parcels of land in Narragansett township No. 1 (now Buxton, Maine), by order of the General Court of Massachusetts in recognition of his father’s services in the Indian Wars.


1. John Harvey

John’s wife Sarah [__?__] was born 1684 in Lyme, New London, CT.  Sarah died 2 Oct 1754 in Lyme, New London,

2. Thomas Harvey

Thomas’ wife Abigail Smith was born 8 Sep 1682 in Lyme, CT  Her parents were Richard Smith and Elizabeth Lay.  Abigail died 2 Feb 1762 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT.

3. Elizabeth HARVEY (See John WILLEY II‘s page)


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  7. According to everything I’ve read, the John Harvey who served under Maj. Appleton at the Great Swamp Fight was the John Harvey from Newbury, son of William Harvey and Martha Copp.

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