Harriet Yelverton was born in 1842, the uneducated child of a peasant family.

As one of the Seeing, Harriet was a woman driven insane by her dreams. She could perceive the Land of Eternal Ecstasy and talked about the Essence, the energy binding alien worlds.

Harriet married Milton Yelverton when she was 19, and together they had a child, Benedict Yelverton. Harriet died giving birth to Benedict. Earlier, she had another child out of wedlock, whose line would one day produce Amanda Moon.