Sunday, November 30, 2008

Harvey Phillip Loyd was the father of my great-grandfather Ernest Emery Loyd. He was born in 1850 at the family farm on Klondyke Pike above Perintown. After the death of his father, Harvey and his brothers and mother went out to Kansas to homestead, but Harvey returned to the family farm in Clermont County, Ohio while his brothers stayed in Kansas. Harvey married Louisa Emery, daughter of James Emery and Sally Ann Brown. James Emergy was descended from Conrad Emery from Wolfenbuttle, Germany who settled in Hunterdon, New Jersey and his wife Margareth Hummerich. Sally Ann Brown, on the other hand, was descended from Joseph Kerr who was awarded a land grant in Clermont County from Thomas Jefferson.