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Below is a family biography included in The History of Benton County, Missouri published by Goodspeed Publishing Company in 1889.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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Charles Harvey was born in Pickaway County, Ohio, and moved to Indiana, when thirteen years of age, with his father, Manliff Harvey. In 1854 they moved from that State to Illinois, and from there to Missouri in 1865, locating within two miles of where Lincoln now stands. The winter after his arrival a building was put up on the ground now occupied by the store of Scheetmann & Co. A post-office was started in 1866 by a Mr. Lowman, and called Lincoln post-office. At the time Mr. Harvey moved to this State a number of other families came with him, also several young men, and while making the journey it was necessary at times to station guards during the night, as the guerrillas were then very much feared throughout Missouri. Mr. Harvey is now the owner of 460 acres of land, and has a fine residence in the village of Lincoln. In 1868 he was united in marriage to Miss Emily Yancy, daughter of Joel Yancy, of Benton County, formerly of Kentucky, and two children, both daughters, Ida D. and Maggie, were the result of this union. Miss Ida will graduate at Baird Female College, at Clinton, Mo., next year. She is a gradu ate of Appleton City High-school under Prof. Perky, of that place. July 15, 1862, Mr. Harvey enlisted at Fairmount, Vermilion County, in Company E, Seventy-third Illinois Infantry, and was at the battles of Perryville, Stone River, Chickamauga, Chattanooga, Missionary Ridge, Buzzard’s Roost, Resaca and Dareville. On the 17th day of May, 1864, he was wounded in the right hand by a minie-ball, necessitating amputation of two of his fingers, one being taken out by the roots, as gangrene had set in. After this time he was never in active service again, but was on duty at the front until the close of the war.

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