Mount Desert Island Historical Society
Mount Desert Island Families — Lurvey

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(updated 16 December 2013)

Welcome to the Lurvey genealogy. Family units are arranged alphabetically by the first name of the father (or single-parent mother). Links are provided to enable you to move up and down each lineage. To follow a line back in time (ancestors), click on the underlined portion of "(son of ...)" or "(dau. of ...)" beneath the name of the person you want to trace back. To follow a line forward in time (descendants), click on the name of the person whose offspring you want to see. A plus sign (+) following a name means that that person had one or more children, but that family group has not been added to this web page. A link to documentation and notes, when available, is given below each family.

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The earliest census record for Mount Desert Island that listed a Lurvey as a "head of family" was the 1800 census of the town of Mount Desert, which reported a Jacob Lurvey household with 8 members. (Note that these 8 did not all have to be Lurveys and that one or more Lurveys might have been living in one or more other households.) Subsequent years reported the following households, all in the town of Mount Desert.
1810: Jacob (8 residents including Jacob)
1820: Jacob (7), Isaac (3), Samuel (6)
1830: Jacob (2), Isaac (5), Samuel (8), Enoch (2)
1840: Isaac (10), Samuel (12), Enoch (8)
Until the 1850 census, individuals members of a household were reported only by a tally in a category (e.g., "females under 10").

   

Cyrus H. Lurvey
   (son of Enoch Boynton Lurvey and Rebecca Higgins)
   b. age 20 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   m. Mary Ann [...]
            b. age 63 y., 6 m., 3 d. at death
            d. 15 September 1893
                  bur. Evergreen Cemetery   Southwest Harbor
   d. [...]
         bur. Evergreen Cemetery   Southwest Harbor, Maine

children:
   Charles A. Lurvey   b. age 16 y., 3 m., 9 d. at death   -   d. 4 March 1871   -   bur. Evergreen Cemetery   Southwest Harbor, Maine
   Eldora M. Lurvey   b. age 2 y. as of 1860 census   Maine
   Arthur C. Lurvey   b. age 8 as of 1870 census   Maine   -   d. 24 April 1892   bur. Evergreen Cemetery   Southwest Harbor, Maine
   Agnes F. Lurvey   b. age 7 y. as of 1870 census   Maine
   Mary Elva Lurvey   b. age 4 y. as of 1870 census   Maine   -   d. 22 April 1905   -   bur. Evergreen Cemetery   Southwest Harbor, Maine
   4 infants   bur. Evergreen Cemetery   Southwest Harbor, Maine

documentation and notes

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Enoch Lurvey Jr.
   (son of Enoch Boynton Lurvey and Rebecca Higgins)
   b. age 14 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   m. ca. 1864
         Rebecca Whitmore
               b. 17 August 1844
   lost at sea 24 December 1867
      bur. Evergreen Cemetery   Southwest Harbor, Maine

children:
   son   b. 1866   -   d. 1866
   Georgie Lurvey   b. age 1 y., 15 d. at death   -   d. 28 January 1867   -   bur. Evergreen Cemetery   Southwest Harbor, Maine
   Enoch Edwin Lurvey   b. 25 January 1868

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Enoch Boynton Lurvey
   (son of Jacob Lurvey and Hannah Boynton)
   b. 3 July 1798   Newbury, Massachusetts
   m. Rebecca Higgins
            (dau. of Reuben Higgins and Joanna Mayo)
            b. 19 October 1809   Mount Desert, Maine
   d. 3 November 1879
         bur. Evergreen Cemetery   Southwest Harbor, Maine

children:

   Isaac F. Lurvey   b. age 25 y. as of 1850 census   Maine   -   m. intentions published 9 November 1849;   certificate issued 23 November 1849   Rebecca Lurvey   -   d. 7 September 1863   Augusta, Maine   -   bur. Lurvey Burial Ground   Southwest Harbor, Maine
   Cyrus H. Lurvey   b. age 20 y. as of 1850 census   Maine   -   m. Mary Ann [...]   -   bur. Evergreen Cemetery   Southwest Harbor, Maine
   Hannah H. Lurvey   b. age 14 y., 6 m. at death   -   d. 5 October 1848   -   bur. Lurvey Burial Ground   Southwest Harbor, Maine
   Enoch Lurvey Jr.   b. age 14 y. as of 1850 census   Maine   -   m. Rebecca Whitmore   -   lost at sea 24 December 1867   -   bur. Evergreen Cemetery   Southwest Harbor, Maine
   Lemuel Lurvey   b. April [1838 or 1839?]      Great Duck Island, Maine   -   d. 18 January 1923   Southwest Harbor, Maine   -   bur. Lurvey Burial Ground   Southwest Harbor, Maine
   Gilbert L. Lurvey   b. 1841   Maine   -   m. Mary E. [...]   -   d. 1906   -   bur. Evergreen Cemetery   Southwest Harbor, Maine
   Jacob Lurvey   b. 1844   Maine   -   d. 1928   -   bur. Lurvey Burial Ground   Southwest Harbor, Maine
   infant son   b. age 2 w. at death   -   d. 7 April 184[6 or 7]1   -   bur. Lurvey Burial Ground   Southwest Harbor, Maine
   Nathan Curtis Lurvey   b. age 6 m. at death   -   d. 5 April 1848   -   bur. Lurvey Burial Ground, Southwest Harbor, Maine
   Louisa Lurvey   b. age 9 m. as of 1850 census
   Franklin P. Lurvey   b. age 8 y. as of 1860 census
   Georgie Lurvey   b. age 1 y., 15 d. at death   -   d. 28 January 1867   -   bur. Evergreen Cemetery   Southwest Harbor, Maine

Note:
   1Both numbers were engraved in the same position. It appears that 7 was engraved first and then a 6 was more coarsely carved over the 7 [to correct an erroneous 7?].

documentation and notes

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Ezra D. Lurvey
   (son of John D. Lurvey and Hannah Carroll)
   b. 1853
   m. Abbie E. [...]
            b. 1853   Maine
            d. 1907
                  bur. Mount Height Cemetery   Southwest Harbor, Maine
   d. 1930
         bur. Mount Height Cemetery   Southwest Harbor, Maine

children:
   Edith C. Lurvey   b. age 6 y. as of 1880 census   Maine
   John H. Lurvey   b. age 5 y. as of 1880 census   Maine
   Ezra W. Lurvey   b. 1876   -   m. Mary E. [...]   -   d. 1956   -   bur. Mount Height Cemetery   Southwest Harbor, Maine
   Walter E. Lurvey   b. age 2 y. as of 1880 census   Maine
   Wilbert F. Lurvey   b. December 1879   Maine   -   m. Cecilia H. [...]   -   d. 1958   -   bur. Holy Redeemer Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine

documentation and notes

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Francis G. Lurvey
   (son of [...])
   b. age 25 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   m. intentions published 19 December 1849
         certificate issued 3 January 1850
         Priscilla M. Higgins
               b. February 1831   Maine

children:
   Alden V. Lurvey   b. age 4 y. as of 1860 census   Maine
   Ida L. Lurvey   b. age 1 y. as of 1860 census   Maine
   William L. Lurvey   b. age 10 y. as of 1870 census   Maine
   [Mira or Murray?] W. Lurvey   b. age 3 y. as of 1870 census   Maine
   Evelyn F. Lurvey   b. age 1 y. as of 1870 census   Maine
   Bertha L. Lurvey   b. age 6 y. as of 1880 census   Maine

documentation and notes

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Gilbert L. Lurvey
   (son of Enoch Boynton Lurvey and Rebecca Higgins)
   b. 1841   Maine
   m. Mary E. [...]
            b. 1846
            d. 1927
                  bur. Evergreen Cemetery   Southwest Harbor, Maine
   d. 1906
         bur. Evergreen Cemetery   Southwest Harbor, Maine

children:
   George A. Lurvey   b. 1867   -   d. 1906   -   bur. Evergreen Cemetery   Southwest Harbor, Maine
   Maud E. Lurvey   b. 1869   -   m. H. Edwin Stanley Jr.   -   d. 1938   -   bur. Evergreen Cemetery   Southwest Harbor, Maine

documentation and notes

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Isaac Lurvey
   (son of Jacob Lurvey and Hannah Boynton)
   b. age 80 y., 9 m., 5 d. at death   Maine
   m. 1818
         Abigail Dodge
               (dau. of Ezra Dodge and Mary Richardson)
               b. 29 October 1795   Mount Desert, Maine
               d. 20 September 1887
                     bur. Evergreen Cemetery   Southwest Harbor, Maine
   d. 21 April 1876
         bur. Evergreen Cemetery   Southwest Harbor, Maine

children:
   Mary Ann Lurvey   b. age 20 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   Levi Lurvey   b. 15 August 1833   Maine   -   m. 47 y. as of 1900 census   Lydia B. [...]   -   d. 23 October 1902   -   bur. Evergreen Cemetery   Southwest Harbor, Maine
   Eben M. Lurvey   b. age 16 y. as of 1850 census   Maine

Note:
   There was an Abigail Lurvey (3 y., b. Maine) living in this household in 1850, and she was still in this household in 1860 at age 13 y. There was also a Maria Lurvey (26 y., b. Maine) in this household in 1860.

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Isaac F. Lurvey
   (son of Enoch Boynton Lurvey and Rebecca Higgins)
   b. age 25 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   m. intentions published 9 November 1849
         certificate issued 23 November 1849
         Rebecca Lurvey
               b. age 18 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   d. 7 September 1863   Augusta, Maine
         bur. Lurvey Burial Ground   Southwest Harbor, Maine

child:
   Ellen M. Lurvey   b. age 5 y. as of 1860 census   Maine

Note:
   Following the death of Isaac F. Lurvey, wife Rebecca [...] and daughter Ellen M. Lurvey moved into the household of Isaac's parents, Enoch Boynton Lurvey and Rebecca (Higgins) Lurvey.

documentation and notes

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Isaac Marshall Lurvey
   (son of Levi Lurvey and Lydia B. [...])
   b. age 6 y. as of 1860 census   Maine
   m. Almena Rose [...]
            b. 1859   Maine
            d. 1923
                  bur. Mount Height Cemetery   Southwest Harbor, Maine
   d. before 1900 census

children:
   Valore A. Lurvey   b. January 1885   Maine
   Viola A. Lurvey   b. January 1885   Maine
   Henry V. Lurvey   b. August 1886   Maine   -   m. Grace M. [...]   -   d. 1958   -   bur. Mount Height Cemetery   Southwest Harbor, Maine
   Herbert W. Lurvey   b. November 1888   Maine   -   d. 1961   -   bur. Mount Height Cemetery   Southwest Harbor, Maine

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Jacob Lurvey
   (son of Samuel Lurvey and Mary Graham)
   b. 24 October 1761   Gloucester, Massachusetts
   m. 26 February 1782   Newbury, Massachusetts
         Hannah Boynton
               (dau. of Enoch Boynton and Rachel Foster)
               b. 3 September 1757   Gloucester, Massachusetts
               d. 1 April 1839
                     bur. Lurvey Burial Ground   Southwest Harbor, Maine
   d. 11 September 1853
         bur. Lurvey Burial Ground   Southwest Harbor, Maine

children:
   Hannah Boynton Lurvey   b. 8 December 1782   Newbury, Massachusetts   -   m. William Gilley Jr.   -   d. 24 March 1852   -   bur. Lurvey Burial Ground   Southwest Harbor, Maine
   Susanna Lurvey   b. 27 June 1784   Newbury, Massachusetts
   Sarah Lurvey   b. 22 June 1786   Newbury, Massachusetts   -   m. 30 December 1802   Moses Ladd
   Mary Lurvey   b. 16 November 1788   Newbury, Massachusetts   -   m. 1 October 1810   Mount Desert, Maine   Thomas Cobb Stanley   -   d. 14 January 1843
   Rachel Foster Lurvey   b. 31 May 1791   Newburyport, Massachusetts   -   m. 25 December 1822   John Carroll   -   d. 11 June 1881   -   bur. Evergreen Cemetery   Southwest Harbor, Maine
   Samuel Lurvey   b. April 1793   Newbury, Massachusetts1   -   m. Abigail Gilley   -   d. 2 January 1870   -   bur. Evergreen Cemetery   Southwest Harbor, Maine
   Isaac Lurvey   b. 16 July 1795   Newbury, Massachusetts1   -   m. 1818   Abigail Dodge   -   d. 21 April 1876   -   bur. Evergreen Cemetery   Southwest Harbor, Maine
   Jacob Lurvey   b. 16 July 1795   Newbury, Massachusetts1
   Enoch Boynton Lurvey   b. 3 July 1798   Newbury, Massachusetts1   -   m. Rebecca Higgins   -   bur. Evergreen Cemetery   Southwest Harbor, Maine
   Rhoda Lurvey   b. 29 December 1800   Mount Desert, Maine   -   m. 20 November 1823   Daniel Bunker   -   d. January 1854   Sullivan, Maine

Note:
   1Jacob Lurvey purchased 100 acres in what is now the town of Southwest Harbor on 3 November 1792. If the family moved to Mount Desert Island early the next spring, that would raise a question about the birthplace of at least Isaac, Jacob, and Enoch B. and perhaps even Samuel.

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John D. Lurvey
   (son of [...])
   b. age 69 y., 10 m., 9 d. at death
   m. intentions filed 19 February 1849
         certificate issued 5 March 1849
         Hannah Carroll
               b. age 62 y., 11 m., 11 d. at death
               d. 6 June 1888
                     bur. Evergreen Cemetery   Southwest Harbor, Maine
   d. 28 May 1893
         bur. Evergreen Cemetery   Southwest Harbor, Maine

children:
   Martin C. Lurvey   b. age 9 m. as of 1850 census   Maine
   Margaret C. P. Lurvey   b. age 9 y. as of 1860 census   Maine
   Ezra D. Lurvey   b. 1853   Maine   -   m. Abbie E. [...]   -   d. 1930   -   bur. Mount Height Cemetery   Southwest Harbor, Maine
   Lorinda G. Lurvey   b. age 5 y. as of 1860 census   Maine
   Elizabeth L. Lurvey   b. age 4 y. as of 1860 census   Maine
   Elmira S. Lurvey   b. age 2 y. as of 1860 census   Maine 
   Alice Hannah Lurvey   b. age 19 y., 1 m., 12 d. at death   -   d. 14 March 1879   -   bur. Evergreen Cemetery   Southwest Harbor, Maine
   May B. Lurvey   b. age 7 y. as of 1870 census   Maine
   John Freeman Lurvey   b. 1864   Maine   -   m. Laura E. [...]   -   d. 1942   -   bur. Mount Height Cemetery   Southwest Harbor, Maine
   infant son   [b. and?] d. [23?]1 May 1867   -   bur. Evergreen Cemetery   Southwest Harbor, Maine

Note:
   1Stone is cracked.

documentation and notes

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Levi Lurvey
   (son of Isaac Lurvey and Abigail Dodge)
   b. 15 August 1833   Maine
   m. 47 y. as of 1900 census
         Lydia B. [...]
               b. 16 September 1832   Maine
               d. 23 June 1903
                     bur. Evergreen Cemetery   Southwest Harbor, Maine
   d. 23 October 1902
         bur. Evergreen Cemetery   Southwest Harbor, Maine

children:
   Isaac Marshall Lurvey   b. age 6 y. as of 1860 census   Maine   -   m. Almena Rose [...]   -   d. before 1900 census
   Reuben D. Lurvey   b. age 2 y. as of 1860 census   Maine
   infant daughter   [b. and?] d. 5 March 1869   -   bur. Evergreen Cemetery   Southwest Harbor, Maine
   Jennie E. Lurvey   b. 26 February 1862   Maine   -   m. John E. Hersey   -   d. 18 November 1913   -   bur. Mount Height Cemetery   Southwest Harbor, Maine

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Samuel Lurvey
   (son of Jacob Lurvey and Hannah Boynton)
   b. age 76 y., 8 m., 24 d. at death
   m. Abigail [...]
            b. age 76 y., 10 m., 9 d. at death
            d. 18 September 1866
                  bur. Evergreen Cemetery   Southwest Harbor, Maine
   d. 2 January 1870
         bur. Evergreen Cemetery   Southwest Harbor, Maine

children:
   William G. Lurvey   b. age 51 y., 5 m., 19 d. at death   -   d. 30 December 1879   -   bur. Evergreen Cemetery   Southwest Harbor, Maine
   Hannah Lurvey   b. age 19 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   Eliza Ann Lurvey   b. age 15 y. as of 1850 census   Maine

documentation and notes

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Samuel Lurvey Jr.
   (son of [...])
   b. age 76 y., 2 m., 17 d. at death
   m. Joanna H. [...]
            b. 8 October 1815
            d. 30 March 1907
                  bur. Evergreen Cemetery   Southwest Harbor, Maine
   d. 9 June 1893
         bur. Evergreen Cemetery   Southwest Harbor, Maine

adopted child:
   Seth W. Lurvey   b. 1848   Maine   -   m. 24 December 1873   Persis W. Annis   -   d. 1922   -   bur. Mount Height Cemetery   Southwest Harbor, Maine

documentation and notes

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Seth W. Lurvey
   (adopted son of Samuel Lurvey Jr. and Joann H. [...])
   b. 1848   Maine
   m. 24 December 1873
         Persis W. Annis
               b. 1846   Maine
               d. 1923
                     bur. Mount Height Cemetery   Southwest Harbor, Maine
   d. 1922
         bur. Mount Height Cemetery   Southwest Harbor, Maine

child:
   Sam A. Lurvey   b. age 39 y. as of 1920 census   Maine