Biography of J. Harvey Nourse
Madison County, NY Biographies





Nourse, J. Harvey, was born in Cazenovia, in the place which has always been his home, February 9 1834, a son of Solomon and Savilla (Case) Nourse. His grandfather, Joel Bourse, was an early settler of the town of Fenner, and a man of prominence in his time. His father was born in Fenner, just across the line from the farm, June 8, 1806, and died May 30, 1877. Of his union with Savilla Case were four children: Loren C., who died January 29, 1840; Angeline L., wife of Joseph J. L. Baker of Chittenango; J. Harvey, and Clinton K. of Otselic, Chenango county. J. Harvey Nourse was educated in the common schools and at Cazenovia Seminary. He has followed the occupation of farming all his life. In politics Mr. Nourse is a Republican and he has served his town with fidelity in many offices of public trust; as assessor one year to fill a vacancy; highway commissioner six years; supervisor four successive years; and as justice of the peace eight years. Mr. Nourse married March 15, 1860, Carrie J. Elmore, daughter of Horace Elmore of Fenner; they have one daughter, Nellie F. Nourse.

FROM:
Our County and it's people
A Descriptive and Biographical Record of
Madison County, New York
Edited by: John E. Smith
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1890


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