Biography of Harvey B. Metcalf
Potter County, PA Biographies

HARVEY B. METCALF, farmer, P. 0. Harrison Valley, was born in West Union, Steuben Co., N. Y., November 4, 1845, a son of Morris P. and Lucinda (Baker) Metcalf, early settlers of West Union, N. Y., and later of Brookfield, Penn., now residing in Woodbury county, Iowa. Harvey B. Metcalf was reared in Brookfield, Tioga Co., Penn., where his parents settled in 1854. He was in the war of the Rebellion, enlisting, February 8, 1864, in Company L, Second Pennsylvania Cavalry; was transferred to Battery C, Fourth United States Artillery, and was honorably discharged in July, 1865. After the war he returned to Brookfield, and in 1869 settled in Harrison township, where he owns two farms, both of which he has cleared and improved. October 6, 1867, he married Elvira, daughter of Thomas and Advina (Hurlbut) Cornish, of Harrison township. They have five children: Morris G., Frances M., Andrew A., Mary and Hattie. Mr. Metcalf is a Republican in politics, and one of the many respected citizens of the county.


From:
History of the Counties of
McKean, Elk, Cameron and Potter, Pennsylvania
J. H. Beers & Co. Publishers
Chicago, Ill. 1890


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