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material related to the family Harvey (also spelled Harvie), that trace
ancestry to James Harvie, born about 1710 in Dogartland, Dalry
parish of North Aryshire in Scotland.
It is believed that James married Margaret Boyle at Dalry in
With a group of emigrants from Newport, Rhode Island, Margaret and James with sons James Jr., Archibald and daughter Margaret Marion sailed during May 1760 on the sloop Sally to found Newport, Nova Scotia and to take up land grants (in 1761) when the British placed settlers on Acadian lands in the lower portion of Newport township called Avondale. Shortly after arriving in Nova Scotia, Margaret Harvie died, in her 40's.
A genealogy of the descendants of James and Margaret Harvey called, From Old Scotia to New Scotia was first written by Rev. Dr. McLeod Harvey of Washington D.C., about 1940 and was further researched by John V. Duncanson for Newport, Nova Scotia: A Rhode Island Township in 1985. A web-based genealogy of the Harvie/Harvey Family of Hants County, Nova Scotia developed by Leland H. Harvie of Halifax, Nova Scotia tracks over seven generations recording 2364 individual names. The records are accessible with reference notes and a gedcom is available for downloading. A genealogy by Ruth Davison follows a branch of this family being the descendants of Andrew Harvie.
Letters from 1762 to 1819 written by Harvie relatives in Ayrshire Scotland, to family members in Nova Scotia have survived. They were first published by Rev. Dr. McLeod Harvey in his book, and are now available thanks to the efforts of J. G. Raymond, Brisbane, Australia.
The Harvey Family is an excellent resource as is the Harvie/Harvey Family of Hants Co. NS
Hubert Harvey Miller, a graduate of Acadia University in 1930 after receiving his MA from the University of Toronto, embarked on a teaching career in Windsor, N.S. His talent as an artist was shared with friends through his hand-drawn Christmas cards each year. Two cards are now available through the Canadian Virtual War Memorial site.
Hubert while serving in the airforce during WW II, died in 1942 at the age of 31. His memory was commemorated in 1953, through Tribute to a Friend written by a relative and college friend Rev. John Redford Scott, and by the addition in 2001 of family pictures, and his art to the Canadian Virtual War Memorial entry on Hubert Harvey Miller.
Hubert Harvey Miller
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