Harriett Elizabeth Parker was born in Peru, Chautauqua County, Kansas on 16 October 1867. The daughter of Henry B. Parker and Nancy J. Holeman.
It has been said by some Harvey family members that Harriett was a descendant of the Comanche War Chief and last Chief of the Comanche Indian Nation, Quanah Parker whose mother was a white woman named Cynitha Ann (Naudah) Parker, who was taken
captive by the Comanches during a raid on 19 May 1836 at Parker's Fort, Anderson County, Texas. Cynitha was nine years old when she was taken captive. She was born in 1827 in Crawford, Illinios. About 1840 she became the wife of Comanche Chief
Peta Nocona. Harriett was not even remotely related to either Cynitha or Quanah Parker.
Her father Henry B. Parker was born July 1837 in Pontiac, Oakland County, Michigan, He was the son of David Parker and Abigail Burrows and her mother Nancy J. Holeman was born 1 June 1841 in Adams County, Illinios. She was the daughter of Aaron
Holeman and Naomi McGrew. Henry B. Parker and Nancy J. Holeman were married on 9 March 1864 in Linn County, Iowa.
Henry B. Parker enlisted on 27 Dec 1862 at age 24 and was assigned as a Sergeant in the Union Army, Company "K" 2nd Cavalry Regiment Nebraska on 22 Jan 1863. Mustered out on 23 Dec 1863 and listed his residence in Elkhorn City, Nebraska
The raid had taken place in 1836 in Texas, So the dates and timelines do not support Harriett being a descendant of Quanah Parker who was born about 1844-1850 in the Comanche Nation of Texas.
In 1882 Harriett moved from Kansas to Richland County, Illinois with her parents Henry B. and Nancy J.Parker. This is where Harriett first meet Charley William Harvey. Charley moved to White County, Arkansas with Harriett and her family and
they were married 17 July 1887 in Newport, Jackson County, Arkansas.