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DAR Lookup > Harvey> North Carolina > 6 months service between 1776 and 1780

Posted: 18 Nov 2001 2:48AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 28 Apr 2005 6:20PM GMT
Surnames: Harvey, Gentry
William Harvey was born 1749 in Orange County, Virginia, but his parents are unknown. He married Lenah Gentry either in Virginia or North Carolina (Surry, Rowan, Wilkes, etc.), had all of his children supposedly in Surry County, North Carolina, and then moved to Roane County, Tennessee in the early 1800s. He was 84 years old when he filed for his pension in Roane County, Tennessee, and his pension started on February 19, 1834. He died sometime in 1836 in Roane County, Tennessee.

Re: DAR Lookup > Harvey> North Carolina > 6 months service between 1776 and 1780

Jan DAR Volunteer (View posts)
Posted: 18 Nov 2001 2:57AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Harvey
Dan:

We found your ancestor during our search of the DAR Patriot Index. The following information was listed in the index.

William Harvey
born 1749 VA
died 1836 TN
married Lenah Gentry
Private NC
As you know, there was a pension.

Since someone has established membership in the NSDAR through him, you may obtain a copy of the DAR application with the patriot’s information by sending a check for $5.00 payable to Treasurer General NSDAR. Mail the check along with the information on the Patriot to: Record Copy Department; Registrar General NSDAR; Administration Building; 1776 D Street NW; Washington, DC 20006-5303. Please send only one check and request per envelope. Requests for record copies may take four to six weeks as they are very busy.

Best of luck in your research.


Hope this helps and if we can help you again, please feel free to contact us.

Best regards, Jan
DAR Volunteer Information Specialist
This is a free look-up service provided by DAR volunteers at the DAR message board.

Re: DAR Lookup > Harvey> North Carolina > 6 months service between 1776 and 1780

Posted: 18 Nov 2001 3:07AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 28 Apr 2005 6:20PM GMT
Surnames: Harvey
Thank you very much for the lookup, and I'm a little embarrassed to tell you I've already sent to the DAR as you instructed. I asked for the application papers and all supporting documentation, but I only received the application papers and no documentation. Does the DAR not keep the documentation an applicant submits to prove their descendancy from a Revolutionary War veteran? I was really hoping to find something to give me clues on William Harvey's ancestry.

Re: DAR Lookup > Harvey> North Carolina > 6 months service between 1776 and 1780

Jan DAR Volunteer (View posts)
Posted: 18 Nov 2001 3:11AM GMT
Classification: Query
Dan:

You are right. They do not usually send back-up and I am not sure how much they keep. But there should be the citations on the application so that you can go to the original source. Didn't you find cites for each generation?

Jan

Re: DAR Lookup > Harvey> North Carolina > 6 months service between 1776 and 1780

Posted: 18 Nov 2001 3:27AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Harvey
My husband, Dan, and I aren't sure what you mean by cites for each generation. We received application papers for three individuals who applied to the DAR under William Harvey, but no supporting documentation was sent with those papers. We were hoping, especially with the earliest application, to have the documentation they used to prove their relationship to William Harvey. We weren't given any information that we hadn't already gleaned from ancestry.com's DAR database.

Re: DAR Lookup > Harvey> North Carolina > 6 months service between 1776 and 1780

Jan DAR Volunteer (View posts)
Posted: 18 Nov 2001 3:37AM GMT
Classification: Query
Judy:

On the references for lineage page there should be the authorities for each statement. So if the reference was a birth certificate indicating they were born in Denver Colorado, you could write to Denver for the certificate. You could write and ask the DAR specifically for the backup, but I don't know that they usually provide that.

I know I have a glitch on a line where a very old application referred to a letter. I asked if it was on file and they indicated it was not.

I know it would be nicer to have all this provided, but if you wish to become a member of the DAR, you can refer to the application that has been proven and that is satisfactory.

Hope this helps.

Jan

Re: DAR Lookup > Harvey> North Carolina > 6 months service between 1776 and 1780

Posted: 18 Nov 2001 3:47AM GMT
Classification: Query
The earliest submitter for William Harvey was a Mrs. Knight, and all her application cited as documentation was William's military papers. We have those papers, but they do not reveal who his parents were, etc., so I was hoping she would have had to submit Bible records, etc. I guess we were reaching for the unreachable. Thank you very much for your help, Jan.

Re: DAR Lookup > Harvey> North Carolina > 6 months service between 1776 and 1780

Jan DAR Volunteer (View posts)
Posted: 18 Nov 2001 3:55AM GMT
Classification: Query
Judy:

Unfortunately, the application does not ask for the parents of the patriot. This is an ongoing and at times frustrating puzzle. But it is so much fun when you finally find the answer, isn't it.

Wish I could help you more.

Have a great evening.

Jan

Re: DAR Lookup > Harvey> North Carolina > 6 months service between 1776 and 1780

Posted: 17 Jan 2013 5:49AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Harvey
Any idea if he had a so named James Washington Harvey? James listed on his census records that his father was born in Virginia. James had a son named John Pinkney Harvey and one named James Washington Harvey, Jr. Just hoping for a lead after so many years. Supposedly, his father was in the Rev. War. I'm in D.A.R., but not on this line.
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