Dr. M. P. Harvey, a physician, residing in the Eighth District, was born in Westmoreland County, Va., July 17, 1830, and was one of four children born to J. P. and Pannie (Dishman) Harvey. Dr. Harvey’s father was born in same county October 4, 1804; was a farmer and prominent man; he was State Senator in Virginia for many years. and died March 29, 1862. His mother was a Virginian, born February, 1808, and died in 1841.
Dr. Harvey was educated at Richmond, Va., graduating in 1849, and soon after commenced the study of medicine under Dr. W. P. McKenney, at Montrose, Va., and a year and a half later entered the medical college at Richmond, and graduated in 1856 then located at Oak Grove, Va. April, 1861, he enlisted in Company C, Ninth Virginia Cavalry, and participated in the battles of Manassas, Fredericksburg, Charlottesville, Wilderness and Appomattox, and had seven days of fighting around Richmond, Gettysburg and Petersburg, and surrendered at Appomattox.
In 1866 Dr. Harvey moved to Haywood County, where he has had a large practice. He is a Democrat; cast his first presidential vote for Pierce; is a Mason and a member of the Methodist Church and the Haywood County Medical Association. Dr. Harvey is finely educated and is popular both as a man and a physician.
Goodspeed Pub. Co. History of Tennessee from the Earliest Time to the Present; Together with an Historical and a Biographical Sketch of Lauderdale, Tipton, Haywood and Crockett Counties, Besides a Valuable Fund of Notes, Original Observations, Reminiscences, Etc., Etc. Nashville: Goodspeed Pub. Co, 1887.