Harvey Evett has an estimated birth date of 1810 in Beaufort County, North Carolina. He was the son of John Evett Jr and (--?--) Warren. He married Elisabeth Walker, daughter of William Walker and Frances (--?--), in Beaufort County, North Carolina. Harvey was recorded on the census of 1 June 1850 living in South Creek District, Beaufort County, North Carolina. He was enumerated as Harvey Evitt, the head of household, age 40. The other members of his household were Elisabeth Evitt age 35, Mary Evitt age 16, Emeline Evitt age 10, Tabitha Evitt age 8, Martha Evitt age 6, George Evitt age 4 and Elisabeth Evitt age 1/12. During the year 1861, Harvey Evett enlisted in Company B, 40th Regiment North Carolina Troops, to serve in the armies of the Confederacy during the War Between the States. Company B was known as McMillan Artillery.