Biography of Nicholas A. Harvey (1823- )
History of Lincoln County, Missouri (Chicago: Goodspeed Publishing Co., 1888) page 549.

Nicholas A. HARVEY was born in Nelson County, Va., in 1823 and is a son of Francis and Malinda (DAMRON) HARVEY, who were natives of Orange and Albemarle Counties, Va., respectively. The father came to Missouri in 1829, and in 1831 brought his family here. He became a wealthy landowner and had 400 acres under cultivation at the time of his death. He died in 1860, aged about seventy years, and his wife in 1878, aged seventy-seven years. They were members of the Baptist Church, and were the parents of fifteen children, ten of whom are living. Nicholas A. was educated in the common schools and by his own effort secured a good practical education. In 1845 he went to Wisconsin for his health, and after clerking for two years, engaged in the mercantile business, which he continued until 1850, when he returned to Lincoln County and followed the same occupation at New Hope for eight years. From that time until 1863, he was a merchant at Cape-au-Gris, and the following five years was a traveling salesman for a Philadelphia clothing house. Since 1870 he has been residing on a fine farm of over 400 acres, and is one of the successful farmers of the county. He was married in 1854 to Amy J. REID, and by her is the father of four living children: James, George R., Lucy M. (deceased), Caroline (deceased), Alex R. (deceased), Lucy R. (wife of William P. STARKS), Andrew and Fannie F. (deceased). Mrs. HARVEY’s parents were James and Lucy REID. They were formerly of Shelby County, Ky., and located on the farm where Mr. HARVEY now lives in 1830. They were born in 1799 and 1808, and died in 1871 and 1866, respectively. They were among the early and prominent settlers of the county, and were members of the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church. Mr. James REID was surveyor of Lincoln County for a number of years, and also did a great deal of surveying for the government.

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