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Orrin R. Harvey
Born 1826
ORRIN R. HARVEY, farmer, Cass Twp., Sec. 36; P.O. Anamosa; was born in Cortland Co., N.Y., in 1826; he came to Jones Co. in the fall of 1847; his father, Amasa Harvey, came here in the spring of the same year; Mr. Harvey lived with his father, who settled in Fairview Township, till 1850. He was married in January of that year to Mary J. Ryan, daughter of Ira B. Ryan; she was born in Ohio in 1833, and came to Iowa in 1840, and to Jones Co. in 1843. Mr. Harvey entered the farm which he now owns in 1848, and settled thereon in the spring, of 1850. They have three children—Annie (now Mrs. John E. Snyder), Mary and Clara; have lost three children—Mrs. Emily Doolittle, Charles (who died in infancy) and Nellie (aged 3 years).

Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 695.


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