Harvey Evett has an estimated birth date of 1810 in Beaufort County, North Carolina. He was the son of John Evett Jr and (--?--) Warren. Harvey married Elisabeth Walker, daughter of William Walker and Frances (--?--), in Beaufort County, North Carolina. During the year 1861, he 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 the McMillan Artillery.