Harvey, Paden, Garwood and Platt

Silas Harvey Sr.

My fourth great grandfather was Silas Harvey Sr. According to the 1850
Ashtabula Co. Federal census, he was born in Massachusetts. From his war
of 1812 military records we find he was born in 1795.

Also from these records we find that he served in the New York state militia
from October to December 1813 in what is now Erie County York. He mustered
at Black Rock, which is now a part of downtown Buffalo New York. After a
few days, he marched north to Fort Niagara, where he volunteered to
crossover and occupy Fort George. He was discharged at Fort Niagara a few
days before the British burned Buffalo.

There were living in what is now Erie County New York, a number of other
Harvey?s. In what is now Newstead township, lived two James Harvey?s, one
b. ca 1763 and the other b. ca 1791, Joshua Harvey b. ca 1761-67and an Amos
Harvey b ca 1793. In Alden township, there lived a Caleb Harvey b ca 1783.

By 1820, he was in Crawford County Pennsylvania, with wife Rachel Paden,
and two sons, according to the Crawford County Federal census.

By 1830 they had moved a few miles to the West, to Richmond Township,
Ashtabula County Ohio.

In 1855 Rachel and Silas divorced. Both returned to Crawford County
Pennsylvania, where Rachel died before 1864. Silas died in April 1862. It
is unclear whether Silas died in and Crawford County or elsewhere. We do
know that his youngest son, Benjamin Franklin Harvey declined to serve as
the executor of his estate in Crawford County.

Does anyone have any information on any of these Harveys or Padens?


My ancestors lived in that area but was the Lewis and richey famalies as far as I know. Any info would be appreciated. i believe my relative bought the Leiws cemetary which seems to be still in existance.

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