Eli Harvey House at Hadley Farms

This is a private home, but you may drive into the driveway to view the house.

Eli Harvey (1803-1872) came as a child with his family and the six other Harvey families from North Carolina in 1806-1807. He married Sarah Fallis in 1824, bought part of his father's land, and established his household on the newly laid out Wilmington-Lebanon Pike. When his wife Sarah died leaving six small children, he married again and he and Ruth Fisher Harvey had six more. They were members of Springfield Meeting, which was established in 1809, and named for the Spring and Springfield Meetings they had left in North Carolina. They took in two southern Quaker families who had lost their homes in the Civil War, and in his later years Eli traveled in the ministry with John Henry Douglas, visiting Meetings from the east coast to Iowa. Eli Harvey was a grandfather of the artist and sculptor Eli Harvey (1860-1957).

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1133 Lebanon Road, Clarksville, OH 45113 ~ (Look for the red brick farmstead.)