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Kentucky Genealogy and Biography Volume III, Battle – Perrin – Kniffin, 2nd ed., 1885.
HARVEY STROUD, McLean County, was born June 7, 1854, in this county, was son of Jesse G. and Catherine (Harrison) Stroud, natives respectively of Muhlenburgh and Nelson Counties. The maternal grandfather was Grove Harrison, who married Elizabeth White; Mr. Harrison came to Muhlenburgh County in 1830, and settled in the western part of the county. He was a soldier of the war of 1812, and was in the battle of New Orleans; his widow still survives him, and is supposed to be one hundred years old. Harvey Stroud has always lived on a farm; in his early life he had but few advantages, and hence received only a common school education. His farm, which is one of the finest in the county, contains 170 acres and is in good condition; in addition, his brother and he owns 1,000 acres of what is called the “Island,” where their father had located. Mr. Stroud was married March 24, 1880 to Susan Jane Brumley, a daughter of John and Emoline (Eaton) Brumley, natives of Shelby County. They have three children: Clarence, James and Gertrude. He and wife are members of the Baptist Church; in politics he is a Democrat and gave his first National vote in 1884 for Cleveland and Hendricks.