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Harvey P. Losee of NY, IL, and TX
Posted by: Linda Williams Post Date: May 20, 2001 at 18:43:35
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I am seeking information about the parents of my gg-grandfather, Harvey P. Losee. Harvey was born in NY in 1850, then he migrated westward to IL. There, he married Annie Kern, an Irish immigrant working as a servant for the Coleman family of Sandwich, IL. Harvey and Annie's union produced one daughter, Josephine Mary, in 1877.

By l880, Harvey and his family had moved to Texas. They were listed on the 1880 census for Powell, Navarro County, TX, as follows:

Losey, Harve w m 30 NY
Losey, Annie w f 29 NY
Losey, Josephine w f 3 IL

By 1918, Harvey had moved to neighboring Henderson County, TX, where he was deeded 135 acres of land by the Governor of Texas. ("H. P. Losee" is the only Losee listed as an original landholder in the state of Texas.) According to family legend, Harvey's land was later illegally sold on a quick-claim deed by a dishonest son-in-law.

We presume that Harvey died sometime during the early 1920's because his wife Annie left Henderson County, Texas, during that time frame. Annie lived the remainder of her life with her grand-daughter, Arilla Miles Williams, in Bryan County, OK.

My research for the parents of Harvey Losee has led me to the 1860 census records for Dekalb County, IL, where I found "another" Harvey Losee listed, as follows:

James D. Losee 64 m NY
Ann 62 f NY
George Losee 56 m NY
William 32 m NY
Harvey P. 25 m NY
Francis J. 14 m NY

Although this second Harvey P. is too old to be by gg-grandfather, I suspect there is a connection.

I would greatly appreciate any assistance with my research.


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