Edward W Covey

M, #11042, b. 1 December 1805, d. 1893
Father*William Covey Sr b. 18 Jun 1765, d. 19 Oct 1845
Mother*Esther Yarns b. 17 May 1767, d. 28 Mar 1811
Birth*1 December 1805 Edward W Covey was born on 1 December 1805 "Edward W. b. Dec. 1, 1805."1 
Marriage* He married Mercy Bradley
(MentionedIn) Will10 September 1845 Edward W Covey was mentioned in the will of William Covey Sr on 10 September 1845 at Otsego Co., New York; his will was set aside as void 14 Feb 1846 (it was contradictory.) 
Biography* Edward W Covey had a biography: "Covey, Edward W., p.o. Willet, farmer and tanner born in Otsego county in 1805, settled in county in 1838; wife, Mercy Bradley, daughter of Zachariah Bradley, of Connecticut, born in 1832, Edward W. In 1835, Charles H. In 1828, Lydia, in 1841, and George W. in 1851. Parents, William and Esther (Yarns) Covey, born in Duchess County, and were among the early settlers of Otsego County."
History of Cortland County : with illustrations and biographical sketches of some of its prominent men and pioneers. Syracuse, N.Y.: D. Mason, 1885. pp. 541. 
Death*1893 He died in 1893 at Willet, Cortland Co., New York. 
Burial* He was buried at Willet, Cortland Co., New York, buried in Willet per record of town historian - part of Steve Jones notes. 
Relationships2nd great-granduncle of David Lee Bassett
Granduncle of Mabel May Covey


Mercy Bradley
Last Edited11 Nov 2008


  1. [S972] Bible Record of Covey Family from NY State Library DAR Bible Records Volume 20. "copy of a leaf taken from the Bible of Anna Covey Smith, 6th child of William Covey", a certified copy is attached to DAR application of Harriet Silvey Donaldson #274027 Evd #972.