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January - March 2000

Date: Thu, 30 Mar 2000
From: JHarlan62@aol.com 
Subject: Thomas White Harlan

According to Alpheus Harlan's book, "History and Genealogy of the Harlan Family," page 525 Thomas White Harlan was the son of # 5924 William Harlan, a carpenter and Methodist, and Mary True (Methodist).  William was the son of # 2328 Mathew Harlan and Jemima Milner (both Baptist).  Jemima was the daughter of John and Nancy Meranda Milner.

Thomas White Harlan married Nancy Naylor, 7-4-1886, his younger brother Mathew married Nellie Naylor.  William Harlan and Mary True had twelve children.  The book mentioned above has a great deal of information regarding this family.

I know you would find this book a useful resource for your personal library and it is available at a reduced cost through the Harlan Family web site store.

John L. Harlan

Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2000
From: Ida June Huntsman jjhuntsman@webtv.net
Subject: Harlan/Brawley 1860, Il.

Does anyone out there have any information on the George W. Harlan that married Mary E M Brawley, Union Co. Il 18 Jan. 1860.  I believe that he may be my g-uncle an I need to know who his parents were.  I ave been trying to find them through my line for 10 years with no luck.  Thomas J. & Sarah J. Gunn, m, Union Co. Il in 1859.

Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2000
From: Roberta Underwood Peterson  KPeterso@sah.com

Am looking for information on the Harlans in Chase County, KS - my paternal grandmother was Lula Harlan Underwood and my great grandfather was Thomas "White" Harlan;  both are buried in the Matfield Green, KS cemetery.  is  brother, Matthew, also lived and was buried in Matfield Green.  Am just getting started with my research.  Would appreciate any information.  My home e-mail is kp485300@aol.com.

Roberta Underwood Peterson

Date: Mon, 27 Mar 2000 
From: David Harlan <dharlan@epix.net
Subject: Ebay Auction - Civil War Era Harlan Band Hat

FYI, E-Bay has a "Harlan" hat for auction: http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=293591562

DESCRIPTION: This hat is from the Civil War era and was probably a band hat for a community band. The hat is marked on the front Harlan 1501. The hat is marked on the inside Military and Society Goods Pettibone Bros. Mfg. Co., Cincinnati, O, USA. The hat is make of a green wool with a leather bill and gold braiding. The buttons on the sides feature a harp symbol. The hat size is marked 6 7/8.  Inside the band is the initials CNB handwritten. There is some thread loss on the top and side band. The inside leather interfacing is loose. Please refer to photos for more details.

Bidding ends Apr-02-00 17:26:59 PDT

I have no connection with the item.
Dave William Harlan dharlan@epix.net

Date: Fri, 24 Mar 2000 
From: Rhoades   crhoades@ruraltek.com
Subject: proof of George's governorship

Am looking for written documentation other than the Harlan History that proves that George #3 was governor of the "three lower counties".  If anyone knows how to obtain that information I would certainly appreciate it.  I was at the Allen County Library in Ft. Wayne, IN this week and the book I thought might have that information was not available that day.  Any help will certainly be appreciated.  My line comes up through George and my last ancestor in the book is #2508 John Franklin. 
                                                                                    C. Rhoades

   From: Tommye TommyeMc@cs.com
Date: Sun, 12 Mar 2000 

I am looking for info on my ggrandmother by marriage( Martha Jane Harlan). She married Winfield Scott Wakeman in 1876. My dates show she was born 1856 and so was Winfield. They lived most of their lives in Texas. I would appreciate anything you can give me. I have been told births were in Iowa, Ohio or conneticut.

Thanks so much.

Date: Fri, 10 Mar 2000
From: Karen Henry  jolhen@xprt.net
Subject: Wilson Barber Harlan

My GG Grandfather was Wilson Barber Harlan, also know as W.B. Harlan (1843 approx.).  I found alot of info on him, including the following. Civil War Vet - Co I, Minnesota, artillery, member of first Montana legislature, came to Montana with Fisk Expedition.  Very active in Montana Horticultural societies, and the Grand Republican army.  I can't find any thing on his parents, however.  I believe he has a brother named Clarence J. Harlan.  He married Mary Horn. They had a son Wilson Clarence Harlan, and daughter Edith Harlan Cross.  Grandchildren, Mary Mabel Harlan (my grandmother), Gilbert Harlan, and Wilson MacClaren Harlan.  I know Gilbert had three sons, Neil, Douglas and John Harlan.

I am not aware of who his parents were, though I believe they lived in Minnesota in the 1840's at least.  I did come across an article that states his ancestors came across with William Penn.  If you have any info on W. B. please let me know.

Karen Henry

Date: Wed, 8 Mar 2000 
From: Philip J. Zimmerman ZIMMYP@aol.com
Subject: I'm a Michael Harlan descendant

just a note... letting you known that i;m out here.  just found the Harlan Web site about two weeks ago.... here is my direct line to Michael Harlan/Dinah Dixon

Michael & Dinah Dixon Harlan
    d/  Dinah Harlan (1707) m. thomas Gregg (1703)
              d/  Abigail Gregg (1746) m. George Sharp (1735)
                         s/  Samuel Sharp (1767) m. Martha Bower
                                   s/  Sameul Sharp, Jr. (1800) m. Hannah Taylor
                                              s/  Samuel Sharp, III, (1833) m. Ann Eliz. Floyd

Samuel & Ann Eliz. floyd Sharp
       s/  Harry G. Sharp. (1867), m. Ursula Trout of Perry county, Pa.
               d/  Mildred Sharp (1896) m. Leroy H. Zimmerman of Dauphin County.
                        s/  Paul M. Zimmerman, Sr. (1928) m. Eleanor DeBlasio
                                  s/  Philip J. Zimmerman (1950) m. Susan Surace

Glad to share my line with you, cousin.......
philip j. zimmerman
120 Thomas Street
Harrisburg, Pa. 17112
(717) 671-0439

Date: Fri, 10 Mar 2000 
From: Brian Harlan  Rascal62a@aol.com
Subject: Update:Samuel Paul Harlan

Still searching,I have Sams Birth certificate, Im looking for my great grandfather,and 
G-grandmother ..Egbert Collum Harlan was married to Pearl Odessa  now Pearl Lauby.Can any one tell me which book to buy if any that might point me in the right direction?  Egbert changed his name to Samuel Paul and was born in Kentuckey

Thanks Brian Harlan

Date: Thu, 9 Mar 2000 
From: Larry Harlan  Nalrah@aol.com
Subject: Harlan Wagon  Train Roster

Don, The Roster can be found in the section of this site titled Stories. 
A fascinating story for everyone to read.

Larry Harlan 

Date: Mon, 6 Mar 2000
From: Tom Harlan  savespace@attglobal.net
Subject: Ninety Plus Club Member - Murillo Elizabeth Harlan

As you know my aunt Murillo Harlan was a member of the Ninety Plus Club and she was thrilled when she was told about it.  She was a very active lady and remained so until her death in early December 1999, when she passed on to a better life as a result of a fall.

 Tom Harlan    savespace@attglobal.net

3/3/2000 Historical Harlan Documents

Date: Thu, 2 Mar 2000
From: Bob & Esther Wells  bobcarrie.wells@worldnet.att.net
Subject: Eliza Harlan #822, Red Book p. 1977 

I have a message from Glen Grodman, stating: "There seems to be an error on the siblings of Eliza Harlan, b. 11, 18, 1887, and W. O. Rodge Belew, b.1886. Shows: 905. Dean Belew (date birth unknown), m. Thomas Jarrett 906. Lois Belew, b. 1, 18, 1919; m. Ruby Green, b. 1913. No further info. Dean is normally a male name, however, it would indicate that Dean in this case is listed as female, but married Thomas Jarrett.  Lois Belew, is a female name, but it shows her marying Ruby Green,  which is a female name." He is wondering if Dean m. Ruby Green; and Lois m. Thomas Jarrett? Does any one know the answer to this? 

Esther Harlan Wells  bobcarrie.wells@worldnet.att.net

Date: Tue, 29 Feb 2000 
From:  Kelly Batka  sales@kellyslingerie.com
Subject: Charity Harlan

I am trying to find out information on Charity Harland who died November 16, 1936.  She is buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Fremont, Ohio.  I don't know her husband's name. Apparently, she was married several times before becoming a Harland. One husband was a passenger on the Titanic and perished.  I believe some of the other married names are Anderson, Rouse, and Ivory.  We suspect Ivory may be her maiden name.  She came from England. Please let me know if you can help.

Date: Tue, 29 Feb 2000 
From:   Don Morris CA  morrisdh@aol.com
Subject: Roster of Harlan-Young Party 

I've really enjoyed reading the material on your website. My G-G-Grandmother was Christina Foster Patterson Robinson. Her first husband Johnathan Patterson died on the trail near Donner Lake Oct 14 1846, I'm pretty  sure they were in the wagon train, her affidavit was signed by Daniel Rhoads and William B Rhoads as having known her for 50 and 43 years respectively in 1888.  I believe that many of the group (not Harlans) were related by marriage etc.  The surnames I'm aware of are Patterson, House, Ezra, and Foster/Forster. Does anyone have a complete listing of the members of the train and/or which ones split at Fort Bridger?  Any pointers/suggestions would be appreciated.

Date: Tue, 29 Feb 2000 
From: Suzanne Tilley Dodge  stdodge@tampabay.rr.com

I am doing research for my husband's (Harlan Bernard Dodge) lineage and am trying, with no success, to locate a GERTRUDE HARLAN (his Great Grandmother). She would have been born around 1870s possibly in Missouri.  She married ABNER BERNARD (1890's) who died in 1950. Abner Bernard was from Alsace Loraine, France. They had a daughter GERTRUDE NAOMI BERNARD,  born 1898 who married JOHN WILBER DODGE June 26, 1916. My husband was named after both his Gmother and GGrandmother HARLAN BERNARD DODGE. The daughter of GERTRUDE HARLAN lived in Chicago, Illinois when she married JOHN WILBER DODGE. Their children are my husband's father Harlan Bernard Dodge Sr, 1919, John Wilbur Dodge, 1917, Jeremiah Edwin Dodge, 1928 (deceased), and Richard Erwin Dodge, 1930.

Date: Fri, 25 Feb 2000
From: Jan  WAGjlg@aol.com
Subject: John Gimerson Harland

I am hoping someone will have information about the Harlands I'm looking for. My father was Edgar A. Harland, born 1921 in Kansas or Missouri.  My grandfather was Samuel Harland and my great-grandfather was John Gimerson Harland.  Samuel Harland had one brother that I know of, Frank, and at least one sister, Laura.  I know this isn't much to go on, but it's all I have. Any help would be appreciated. 

Thank you, Jan  (jgarcia@sdcoe.k12.ca.us)

Date: Sun, 20 Feb 2000 
From:Dianne Minney-Gammill  Minneytree@aol.com

I would like to have the annual Harlan/Smith family reunion posted to this site if possible.  We are having a reunion June  10, 2000 in Arkansas.  Will have more information later on as to time and place for sure.  Anyone interested can contact me at Minneytree@aol.com or snail mail to:
          Dianne Gammill
          8521 South 30th Terrace
          Fort Smith, AR   72908
or phone to 501 646 7357 

Thanks, sincerely,
Dianne Minney-Gammill

Date: Tue, 22 Feb 2000
From: Eleanor Young  dryatty@jnlk.com

I am an 11th generation of the Harlan Family.  My grandmother is Alice Rebecca Ebert on page 7776 number 8822  She use to go to the reunions back in1890's and 1900's.  I never knew her as she died the year I was born.  I have been going through her things and have found some programs from the reunions and newspaper  articles about Harlans.  Is anyone interested in having these items.  I also found a picture about 2 feet by 10 inches of about 100 men and women in front of a building.  The women have on long dresses and hat, the men have derbies and mustachesand some have a ribbon pinned on their lapels.  I wonder if this a reunion.  Are there any Harlans in South Jersey or Philadelphia area that might be able to identify the picture?  If it is Harlans , I would be glad to give it to anyone interested.

--- Eleanor Young  137 Wildwood Ave. Pitman 08071 dryatty@jnlk.com

Date: Mon, 21 Feb 2000
From: John L. Harlan  JHarlan62@aol.com 

Hi Cousin:

Phil, we are definitely related, but about as far back as you can go...okay lacking a couple of generations.  Your ancestor Michael Harlan was a brother to mine, George.  Your #4 Michael Harlan was born "nigh Durham, in Bishoprick, England about the year 1660, and early in his life emigrated with his two brothers, George and Thomas  to Ireland, settling in County Down." He remained there until 1687, when he accompanied brother George to America. At the beginning of the year 1690 Michael married Dinah Dixon, daughter of Henry Dixon and settled near Senter Meeting House; afterward they moved to London Grove Township where Michael died the 4th month of 1729 and was buried in Friends Burying Grounds.  The children of Michael and Dinah were #14 George who married Mary Bailey Stewart; #15 Abigail who married Richard Flower; #16 Thomas who married Mary Carter; #17 Stephen who married Hannah Carter; #18 Michael who married Hannah Maris; #19 Solomon who died unmarried; #20 James who married Susanna Oborn and your ancestor, Dinah Harlan who married Thomas Gregg.

Phil, this information was taken directly from Alpheus Harlan's remarkable book, "History and Genealogy of the Harlan Family," and would be tremendously valuable to you in that it traces your ancestry from Michael and Dinah down through the next ten or twelve generations, including the names of siblings and their spouses in each succeeding generation until somewhere near the year 1900.  This volume of over 1,000 pages of text and pictures is for sale on the Harlan family web site at a reduced price, approximately 1/3 of the retail price ($60 including shipping and handling).  http://www.harlanfamily.org/store    Genealogy of the Harlan Family by Alpheus Harlan.

I think you and I are something like first cousins, 13 times removed, in that we are descended from two brothers, thirteen generations apart.  In addition to responding directly to your direct inquiry, I am sending a copy of your correspondence and my response to the Harlan family web site to possibly benefit others who are searching for information.

John L. Harlan

Date: Mon, 21 Feb 2000 
From: Brian Paul Harlan  Rascal62a@aol.com 
Subject: Collin Bergan Harlan~changed to Samuel Paul Harlan 

This would be my grandfather,I just started to research .I would like to know what book to buy if any to help me Research my line in the Harlan Clan. My Father Samuel Paul Harlan died when I was a wee lad.I do not know much about my fathers side.. Any help would be a real treat.thanks 

---Brian Paul Harlan

Date: Sun, 20 Feb 2000
From: Harlan Stockwell  mws4@gateway.net
Subject: Frank Harlan born 1848 and died 1917 

I am Harlan Stockwell and my first name is the last name Harlan and I am a decendant of Ambrose Harlan.  I need info on the following:

Frank married Matilda Corfman (need info on Matilda) and children are Harry V. Harlan who married Nellie Sweatt and had a son named Homer Sweatt Harlan.  Ruth Harlan.  Frank E. Harlan and second wife wift Mary Ward - Need death dates for Frank and Mary.  Clyde Harlan.  John Harlan - brother to Clyde.  Need info also on Gertrude Harlan who married Homer Price.  Eliza Harlan who married Miles Wooley.  Thanks.

Please e-mail to <mailto:mws4@gateway.net>mws4@gateway.net.

or mail to : Harlan L. Stockwell, Jr. 7569 DuClay Forest Dr. W. Jacksonville, FL  32244

Date: Sun, 20 Feb 2000 
From: Harlan Stockwell  mws4@gateway.net

I am seeking information on Ambrose Harlan, Emily P. Harlan who married Oliver Stuckslager, Martha Alice Harlan who married L. M. Pugh, Harry Victor Harlan and any additional info on the Harlans will be appreciated.

Please respond to mws@gateway.net or mail to :

Harlan L. Stockwell, Jr. 7569 DuClay Forest Dr. W. Jacksonville, FL  32244.

Date: Sat, 19 Feb 2000
From: John L. Harlan JHarlan62@aol.com
Subject: Joel Harlan and Ruth Bonham 

# 210 Joel Harlan, son of #44 John Harlan and Martha Ashby, married Ruth Bonham about the year 1767, and in 1801 the family moved to Lincoln County, KY, near the present town of Danville, in Boyle Co.; they both died there and are buried there in a country grave yard.  Issue:  # 814 James Harlan married Mary Wood;  # 815 Polly Harlan married a Stull, no further record;  #816 daughter (?) Harlan married a Miller, no further record;  # 817 Sarah Harlan married Levi Bentley;  # 818 a daughter (?) Harlan married a Hughes, no further record;  # 819 Bonham Harlan married Jane Baxter.

The information above was extracted from Alpheus Harlan's book and is followed in the text by a paragraph contributed by Betty Bentley # 7171.

Joel's father was John and his grandfather James Harlan.

John L. Harlan

Date: Tue, 15 Feb 2000
From: John L. Harlan JHarlan62@aol.com
Subject: Re: #2248 Aaron Gregg Harlan 


While I do not have a lot of information on #2248 Aaron Gregg Harlan, I can tell you that he emigrated with his parents to Chatham Co., NC, in 1766, to Fayette Co., PA in 1783, and with other young men, moved to Bracken Co., KY, a few years later.  In 1796, with his wife and two children he moved to Ohio and settled in what is now known as Warren Co., Ohio, where he remained until after the death of Elizabeth.  He then moved west to Montgomery Co., IN, to live with one of his children, where he remained until his death in 1834.  He is said to be buried in Friends' Burying Grounds at Waynesville.

Hopefully, you will get some responses from people who are direct descendants of #2248 Aaron Gregg Harlan.  You might want to try your luck at http://genforum.familytreemaker.com/harlan/ Harlan Family Genealogy Forum.

John L. Harlan

Date: Tue, 15 Feb 2000 
From: Sharon Wilkey  swilkey@cvalley.net 
Subject: John "Jack" Harlan  #2720 

I am looking for any descendants of John "Jack" Harlan's (#2720), children:  Elizabeth J., born ca 1841, married William Lawson Parrish and they lived in McDonald Co., MO;  Lucinda Susan, born 1851, married Godfrey Jacob "Fritz" Dressler and they lived and died in Lebo, Kansas;  Georgia Ann, born 1855 and married Henry A. Eppard.  They were living in Anderson Twp. McDonald Co., MO in 1890 census.  Other children were:  Margaret Laina married Jonathan Hurley, then Thomas Buchanan; Mandana Harlan (no further information...do you know?); Mary Harlan (no further information on her either); James (nothing else); and Sarah M. Harlan.  I am trying to determine who their mother was....was it Minerva Beard?  I sure would appreciate any help.   Thanks.

Sharon Wilkey

Date:  Mon, 14 Feb 2000 
From: Bob & Esther Wells bobcarrie.wells@worldnet.att.net
Subject: Harlan-Richardson/Richeson connection

I have a letter from a lady trying to find a JOHN RICHARDSON/RICHESON b. ca 1730 
d. 1806 Berkeley County, VA.&nbsp; She has researched in tax lists for Berkeley County, VA land records and a book SPRING OF METHODISM IN WEST VIRGINIA FROM 1775 TO 1805 by Raymond Martin Bell, Washingon, PA 1992 on p. 6, Stephen HARLAN is mentioned. She has found several items such as wills, indentures etc. All with witness by the name of 
HARLAN.  The Richeson family also had neighbors named HARLAN and the Richardson/ Richeson family came from Ireland and they were Quakers. It is a very long letter which I cannot reprint here, but she is asking that I contact someone for her who is a Harlan descendant connected to Berkeley County, VA in the late 1700s and early 1800s, who might have run across information about the Richesons, and might know if there is a connection between our two families. She is not on line as of yet, but sent me an envelope to send her information.
My email is  bobcarrie.wells@worldnet.att.net , if any one has information, they could get it to me and I will forward it to her.

Thanks. Esther Harlan Wells

Date: Sat, 12 Feb 2000 
From: Norman Riggs wsantiques@earthlink.net
Subject: The Princeton Nine

I was doing some research on a Harper's Weekly issue from 1881 with that showed both a James S. and a John M. Harlan on the Princeton College baseball team.  I was wondering if anyone had information on what happened with these two players.

Norman Riggs

Date: Sun, 13 Feb 2000 
From: Marjory Harlan Sgroi  ASHDRYE@aol.com 
Subject: Future Tour 

To all Harlan, Harlin, Harland Cousins:

Over this winter I have received several notes asking when the Harlan clan is planning another trip to England and/or Ireland.  Right now there is nothing in the works but I thought it might be good to see if there is sufficient interest to work on such a trip.  If you or members of your family would be interested in traveling to England in the spring or summer of 2002 to visit Harlan family sites and do some other British touring as well (time in Yorkshire for sure but also perhaps in the Lake District and the Cotswolds, ending up in London - with time in Ireland if there was enough interest), please send me a message by e-mail at ashdrye@aol.com, by mail at Marjory Harlan Sgroi, 95 Squire Drive, Orchard Park, NY or by phone at 1-800-785-7785.  I will reply to anyone who expresses an interest with the outcome.

Marjory Harlan Sgroi

Date: Thu, 10 Feb 
From: Phylis Wood  phywoo@delaware.infi.net
Subject: Pierce or Garrett Connections

I understand there is a book entitled "The Harlan Family of Old Kennett Cemetery". It is supposed to contain Pierce and Garrett names.  My great-grandfather, William Pierce, married Lucelia Garrett, daughter of Silas and Jemima Garrett.  I know they were part of the Kennett Quaker community.  I have good information on the Garrett line, which I would be happy to share,  but nothing more on the Pierce side. Does anyone in your family have any any information that could help me.  Also, could someone tell me exactly where to find this cemetery?

Phylis Wood

Date: Wed, 9 Feb 2000
From: JHarlan62@aol.com 
Subject: #2248 Aaron Gregg Harlan 


Beginning on page 222 of the Alpheus Harlan book, "History and Genealogy of the Harlan Family,"  # 2248 Aaron Gregg Harlan, the fifth of nine children born to #671 Aaron Harlan and Elizabeth Gregg (daughter of John and Sarah Gregg).  #2248 Aaron Gregg Harlan was born 1-31-1803, in Warren County, Ohio; m. Eliza Fleming at New Paris County, Ohio, 8-6-1829; she was born 2-13-1812, daughter of Michael Fleming and Nancy Caughey, farmers in Kentucky.  Aaron, a carpenter by trade, died in Warren Co., 5-17-1834; buried in Friends' Burying Grounds at Waynesville.  The children of #2248 Aaron and Eliza included # 5716 John Gregg Harlan b. Preble Co., 7-29-1831; d. Montgomery co., IN 3-28-1872; buried in Newmarket Burying Grounds; married in that county 1-1-1863, Mary Caroline Wray (Methodist) b. 4-14-1838, daughter of Carson Wray and Cynthia Craig.  John Gregg Harlan was a harness maker by trade.  # 5717 Nancy Elizabeth Harlan, b. 8--25-1834, at Eaton, Preble County; d. 3-22-1880, at Shelbyville, IN.  She married Valentine Rothrock 12-20-1833.

# 671 Aaron Harlan was the second son of # 180 George Harlan and Margery Baker(eight children born to this union). # 180George Harlan was the first of three born to # 37 George Harlan and Elizabeth Hope.  # 37 George Harlan was the second of seven born to # 8 Aaron Harlan and Sarah Heald.  # 8 Aaron Harlan was the fourth of nine born to # 3 George Harlan and Elizabeth Duck.  In the interest of saving time, space and typing I have eliminated siblings of each generation and the maiden name of spouses.  This book is a treasure of information and is available at a reduced price on the Harlan Family web site.

John L. Harlan

Date: Mon, 7 Feb 2000 
From: Sue  JK21SK@aol.com
Subject: Joel Harlan & Ruth Bonham

Joel Harlan was my 5Ggrandfather, b. 1752, Fredrick MD.. He married Ruth Bonham.I am searching for parents of Ruth Bonham.
     Other info,their son, Bonham Harlan, b. 1780 Fredrick MD.

Thank-you, Sue         JK21SK@aol.com

Date: Thu, 3 Feb 2000 
From: Suzanne Tilley Dodge  stdodge@tampabay.rr.com

I am doing research for my husband's (Harlan Bernard Dodge) lineage and am trying, with no success, to locate a GERTRUDE HARLAN (his Great Grandmother) She would have been born around 1870s and married ABNER BERNARD (1890's) who died in 1950..Abner Bernard was from Alsace Loraine, France. They had (1) one daughter GERTRUDE NAOMI BERNARD,  born 1898 who married JOHN WILBER DODGE June 26, 1916. My husband was named after both his Gmother and GGrandmother HARLAN BERNARD DODGE. The daughter of GERTRUDE HARLAN lived in Chicago, Illinois when she married JOHN WILBER DODGE. Their children are my husband's father Harlan Bernard Dodge Sr, 1919, John Wilbur Dodge, 1917, Jeremiah Edwin Dodge, 1928 (deceased), and Richard Erwin Dodge, 1930. That's all my husband knows and it isn't very much to go on. Please help. Thank you so much in advance for any information you might have. mltharlan@aol.com has a Gertrude Harlan but it is not the one I'm am looking for as his Gertrude married a CHENOWETH."

Date: Tue, 1 Feb 2000 
From: Phyllis Miller Fleming,  PhyllisMillerFleming@starband.net

Subject:  Aaron Gregg HARLAN #2248

Would like any facts, stories about his life, incl. his parents, sibs, wife & children. I would also like to talk to any other HARLAN descendants of the Warren Co., OH line. 

Date: Thu, 27 Jan 2000 
From: David and Dale Barnes  dlbarnes@erols.com
Subject: Harlan Connection to Faddis,Huey or Beeby

I am looking for the  Harlan connection to my Beeby family from Pa. Harry Rupert Beeby  (1862-1945) married Louisa Huey Faddis (1855-1946).  They named a son  Harry Harlan Beeby (1896-1967). There is a Harry Harlan Beeby Jr. that was  told the Harlan is a family name. This family was in the Delaware, Chester,  and Phila. Co. area of Pa. Any help with finding
that Harlan connection will be appreciated. 

Thank you. Contact by email.     dlbarnes@erols.com 

Date: Tue, 25 Jan 2000 
From: William Langston  Bill.Langston@dot.state.mn.us
Subject: Harlan Relation

I am a distant relative of the Harlans.  One of my great grandmothers was Mary Harlan b. 1714 who married John Cox, her parents were Moses Harlan b. 12/20/1683 in Donnalong Co. Down, Ireland Margaret Ray b. abt. 1691, married 1/17/1713, Moses parents were George Harlan B. 1/11/1650 in Monkswearmouth, Durham Co., England and Elizabeth Duck b. 5/5/1660, Georges parents were James Harlan b. 1625 in Bishoprick, Durham Co., England and Rebecca Kirk b. 1627, and James parents were William b. 1594 and Deborah b. 1603.

I have been doing genealogy for about three years and just recently some things have fallen into place. I first got interested in genealogy when I was accepted into the S.A.R. in about 1995 through my 8th Great Grandfather Solomon Cox, Sr.. I have contacted Ester Harlan Wells who passed this same information on to Junior F. Harlan. Both have replied back to me. Junior suggested that I contact you in hopes that I might get  some response back from the Harlans or relatives. I am trying to find out if any of the Harlands in this lineage served in the Civil War, which side and what regiment, also if any served during the American Revolution. I am also interested in competing the Harlan Line as far back as possible with data about the family.

I will be waiting to here from you and those who might be of help gathering the information that I am seeking.  Thanks!

Bill Laangston 12197-21st St. N.E. Spicer, MN 56288 E-mail address; bill.langston@dot.state.mn.us

Date: Sun, 23 Jan 2000
From: L.Robison  Imasna@aol.com 
Subject: HARLAN 

I am looking for information concerning Henrietta(henryetta, or Henretta)Harlan..her father was John H, harlan..She supposedly married James Easter..dates unknown...THIS woman would be my grgr grandmother...i was told of your research site..can you help me.... I have not dates for anything concerning their lives do however somewhere, have a death notice for my Great Grandfather...  Levi Allan Easter He was born 10-7-1885 died 3-25-1976 he was married to Rosalea(rosa) Rylie(Ryley) dob 10-13-1882-died 11-6-1965...they supposedly came from Ireland and rosa was from Scot-Irish descent(allegedly)..i was very young when she use to tell me stories... Please if you know how i can find more info..please email me..at my address. L.Robison

Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2000 
From:  Larry Harlan  nalrah@aol.com
Subject:  Adoption links

For those of you that may be searching for each other, try the following sites:

These were mentioned in the December 19th issue of the Internet magazine ACCESS,
a newspaper supplement. 


Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2000 
From: Howard Fitzgerald howie@koyote.com
Subject: Books

I have one very old book which has been in my family for 160 years, and an old Harlan Family Bible that I would like to donate to the Harlan Family Archives.  The book is "The Genuine Works of Flavius Josephus" purchased by David. K. Harlan in 1841.  A note was found in the book, dated Sept. 1914, stating it had been in the family 74 years. There is a full page of births and deaths,dates, etc. hand written in this book, starting with William Harlan, b. 9 Oct 1770. I also have my grandmother's (Mildred G. Harlan Goudeau) family bible.  If anyone is interested, Please contact me by e-mail Thank you, Karol Goudeau Fitzgerald e-mail: howie@koyote.com

Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2000 
From: John L. Harlan  JHarlan62@aol.com 
Subject: Re: Demetrius Harlan 

Page 410 of Alpheus Harlan's book, "History and Genealogy of the Harlan Family," reveals that #4787 Demetrius Harlan, son of #1732 David Kimbrough Harlan and Gulielma Howland (M. before Justice of the Peace George Bruce), b. 6-21-1828; d. 12-16-1880, m. Eliza Vandervort, Baptist, dau. Josiah Vandervort and Elizabeth Reed, farmers in Warren County, Ohio.

Page 846, Demetrius and Eliza had 8 children;  Mary Jane, Minerva A., Oliver, Harmon S., Miles Newton, Harriet Elma, Aaron L. and Susanna.

#1732 David K. Harlan was the son of  #474 David  William Harlan and Charity Kimbrough (dau. of Thomas and Susanna Kimbrough); David was the 5th of 11 children.  #474 William was the son of Enoch Harlan and grandson of William Harlan.

John L. Harlan

Date: Tue, 18 Jan 2000
From: "Carla Phipps  cphipps@newflorence.com
Subject: Harlan Reunions 

Pam this is the first time I've visited the Harlan web sight I'm a decendent of Plumber Francis Harlan and we also have a Harlan Reunion in July usually the 2nd weekend of the mo it use to be just the decendents of mygrandfathers and his brothers and sisters now its become more of a cousin reunion all is welcome this sight was really neat and i enjoyed it thanks to everyone who help to create it . 


Date: Sunday, January 16, 2000 
From: Kevin Howley  KHOWLEY@aol.com
Subject: Re: BFA Database Question

Thanks for your note on the John Blackburn question.  The answer to this one  is very easy.  The Menallen meeting house records clearly indicate which John Blackburn married Mary Morton 
-- it says so right on the marriage certificate.

Kevin Howley

Date: Sun, 16 Jan 2000
From: Harry Dell  madell@texas.net
Subject: Re: Which John Blackburn??

Hi Larry,

Yes I have checked the BFA, and they do have an impressive web site.  Their John who married Mary Morton is the same as I mentioned in my original query.  They show the other John, s/o Moses & Mary (McGrew) Blackburn as marrying s Sarah ....?..., b abt 1776 in PA, and 9 kids (including a Harlan Blackburn b 1803 in Huntingdon Twp, Westmoreland, PA).


Date: Sun, 16 Jan 2000
From: Nalrah@aol.com 
Subject: John Blackburn 

Harry, Great news. After suggesting to you that you refer to the Blackburn Database I did a little searching in it and found the following:
Click here: Blackburn Genealogical Database 

Search Results:

GIVN: Mary •SURN: Morton •Sex: F •Born: 13 SEP 1766 in Menallen Twp., York, PA •Died: 1844 in , Bedford, PA Father: John Morton, b. 10 APR 1724 in , Chester, PA Mother: Mary Todd, b. 8 MAY 1729 in London Grove Twp., Chester, PA, Family 1: John Blackburn, b. ABT 1763 in Menallen Twp., York, PA.  •Married: 17 SEP 1788 in Menallen Twp., York, PA

1.Elizabeth Blackburn, b. 16 JUL 1789 in Menallen Twp., York, PA 2.Alice Blackburn, b. 6 FEB 1791 in Menallen Twp., York, PA 3.Thomas G. Blackburn, b. 26 JUN 1792 in Menallen Twp., York, PA 4.John A. Blackburn, b. 10 SEP 1794 in Menallen Twp., York, PA 5.James Blackburn, b. 22 FEB 1797 in Menallen Twp., York, PA 6.Jesse Blackburn, b. 2 NOV 1. 

I'll let you take it from there.

Thanks to the Blackburn Site,
Larry Harlan.

Date: Sun, 16 Jan 2000 
From: Harry Dell  madell@texas.net
Subject: Which John?

Mary Morton, daughter of John and Mary (Todd) Morton, born about 1763, married 17 Sep 1788 to John Blackburn (1763 - Oct 1800), son of Thomas & Alice (Hewitt) Blackburn.  According to the Blackburn Family History. The Harlan   Family Genealogy says she married John Blackburn, s/o Moses & Mary (McGrew) Blackburn in December 1788. Both of the Johns (I believe) were in York County PA.

Mary and John had a son Thomas G. (c1795 - c1842) who married Elizabeth "Betsey" Griffith, older sister of my 3rd great grandfather William Griffith.  Thomas G. is mentioned in the will of their father Thomas Griffith, written   1/11/1831, filed Somerset Co, PA 3/8/1842.

Does anyone have anything to help decide which John was the real husband?

Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2000
From: Dan Curran dcurran@telapex.com
Subject: Frances Harlan

I am looking for any information on Frances Harlan that was born in Mississippi between 1915 and 1920. I think she was a nurse in the Jackson area in the early 1940's and married a Charles Edwin Goza.  If anyone can help with ANY information I would greatly appreciate it.

Thanks, Dan Curran

Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2000
From: John L. Harlan JHarlan62@aol.com
Subject: Rudolphus Harlan


Your ancestors are on page 577 of the Alpheus Harlan book, "History and Genealogy of the Harlan Family," # 2570-g Don Sebastian Harlan, son of Valentine and grandson of Valentine, and his wife Lucinda Morgan, dau. of Daniel Morgan, had six children.  The fifth of six was Rodolphus Harlan who married A. Griffin and they were residing in Hammondsville, Arkansas in 1912. 
 Rodolphus' siblings were Mary C., Theodosia, Mortimer, Della and Don Sebastian.

John L. Harlan

Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2000 
From: Iona White  rr-iwhite@msc.net
Subject: picture

My g.grandmother was a HARLAN.  I still have her family picture album.  In there is a picture taken by a photographer in Richland, OH. and it has been marked on the back HIRAM STOUT.  Dec.20th 1870, age 51 yrs. 11 months.  I have no idea how he fits the Harlan family but if this man belongs in someone's direct line I would be glad to send them the picture for the cost of postage.


Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2000 
From: Melissa Harlin  indian49@intellex.com
Subject:  Harlan- Harlin

I'm looking for information on Ellis Harlen's parents. I believe he may have been from Georgia, and then came to Oklahoma. He had a Ellis Jr. With Lydia Chrittenden on April 2, of 1896. Ellis Jr. Had a son named George Harlan, I'm not for sure of the reason of the name changing. Then he married a woman unknown to me and had my grandfather George Harlan Jr. My grandfather told me that when he was a baby they changed the last name again to Harlin, he was born sometimes in the 30's. Also another thing that I'm interested in is the mansion in Georgia. I have some pictures of it that my grandfather gave me. It's very beautiful. It was a plantation and it was called the "George Harlen Mansion". I'm not for sure if thats how they spelled their last name at the time. If anyone has any kind of information on an Ellis Harlen's parents and their location I would be greatful. Most of all I'd like to know more information about the plantation in Georgia. I know it was in our family but my grandfather told me that some how during the years the papers was lost and it got sold to a woman from Atlanta Georgia. Also, the Ellis Harlen I want information on moved to Stilwell, 
Oklahoma. (I've lived here all my life and love it.)  What was then Indian territory. We are of the Cherokee tribe and it is said we are also from Ireland.

Thank you very much,
Melissa Harlin

Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2000
From: John L. Harlan JHarlan62@aol.com
Subject: Jane Harlan


#2358 Jane Harlan b. 12-17-1813, d. 6-13-1894, dau. of  # 706 Joshua Harlan and Sarah Word (dau. of Thomas and Sarah Word); married 1-2-1834, Risden D. Owens.  Jane was the 5th of nine children born to Joshua and Sarah.  Risden D. Owens b. 9-7-1809 in Rockingham, NC; d. 9-29-1877 Fort Scott, Bourbon Co., KS, bur. there inMaple Grove Cemetery.  Risden was the son of Edward and Martha Owens.  Risden and Jane had 13 children, as follows:
Demetrius Ellis, Mary Adelaid, Marshall Hall, Jane Armaret, DeWitt Clinton, Joshua, Anna Clementine, James Leander Latimer, Helen Martha, Leonidas A., Arabella Miranda, Oliver Adell, and Columbus Monroe.  The book gives the spouses on pages 536 and 537.  This information was derrived from the Alpheus Harlan book, "History and Genealogy of the Harlan Family," available on the Harlan Family web site at a reduced price.   Click on "The Stores"

John L. Harlan

Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2000 
From: Donnie donnieharlan@email.msn.com

I am looking for any information in ref. to Rudolphus Harlan dob 9-15-1859 married to Alice Griffin Harlan dob 1-29-1862  married in 1881.  They lived in Searcy, Arkansas part of their lives unknown where before that.  Any information would be appreciated.

Donnie Harlan

Date: Sat, 08 Jan 2000 
From: Leslie N. Bright lnbright@naxs.net

Hi! I'm looking for some information about an ancestor of mine. My great-grandfather's mother was Elizabeth E. Harlan, born November 30, 1832 in Hawkins County, Tennessee, and died June 03, 1885. She married John Robert Bussell, and had at least 3 sons (John Robert Bussell Jr., Benjamin Ludwell Bussell, and my g-grandfather Cornelius Josephus Bussell, who was commonly known as Neal Joseph or NJ). I don't know a thing about Elizabeth's parents or siblings. 

Can anyone enlighten me? Thanks! Leslie Bright

Date: Thu, 6 Jan 2000
From: Larry Harlan  Nalrah@aol.com 
Subject: Mora L.Harlan # 6492 

To Bruce Tanner 

There is a Mora L. Harlan in our book The History and Genealogy of the Harlan Family as offered in the Store page of this site.  She was born 1, 3, 1874. Her parents were Joshua Harlan # 2585 b,  1, 6, 1834 in Ga but he moved to eventually to Attala Co., Mississippi.  Her mother was Addie Mayfield, b 12, 29, 1844.

Mora was one of seven children all born in Attala Co., Miss.  No further record is given on Mora however the lineage of her father goes back to James # 748, b 8, 15, 1803, Valintine # 200, b 10, 16, 1766 and to Arron, b ca 1724 in Chester Co. Pa. The book actually goes back to James Harland, born in England about 1625 near Durham.

Mora's husband's name is not given nor are any children.  She may very well be your Mora.

Bruce, Good Hunting!   Larry Harlan

Date: Sat, 8 Jan 2000
From: Alan Margolet ap45@webtv.net
Subject: Caleb Harlan

Hi, I have a paper that announces the sale of some land in Milltown/Newark area by a Caleb Harlan in 1828. Could this be the same Family, and would you be interested in it? 


Date: Sat, 8 Jan 2000
From: Ladine Best  ladine@inreach.com
Subject: Jane Harlan in Indiana

The information I have indicates Jane Harlan b. 1814 is recorded in the Harlan Family Gen Alla70 p228, 536, 537.  I do not have access to this Book.  Her husband was Risden Owen.  I there any further info on either of them?  Can anyone help me?

Thank you. I can be reached by email ladine@inreach.com

Date: Wed, 5 Jan 2000
From: Cynthia Harlan Hamilton   cindyh@cet.com

I am planning to visit a friend in Northern England in February who lives near Monkwearmouth monastery. Looking for info on the area or current relatives who might be interested in meeting their American cousins. Anything you could provide would be appreciated.

Date: Tue, 4 Jan 2000 
From: Lee Bahan gpblhb@compuage.com
Subject: Wolfram #1036b

Happy New Year!  My Christmas gift to myself was a set of Texas Red Books and I am happy to report that my father, slightly incorrectly spelled, is #1036b in Wolfram's continuation of the Alpheus Harlan genealogy.  Dad is listed as "Clyde Othel" but he was Clyde Odell HARLAN at birth, and later changed his name to Odell Clyde HARLIN.  I still haven't been able to locate a copy of his birth certificate to pin down his birth date.  I am shocked to learn that I have an Uncle Bud, Aunt Rachel, and Aunt Hazel about whom I never was told.  I would be happy if family from this line would email me, please.  Also, if Dad is 1036b, and I am the first child of his second marriage, what is my number and what is my daughter's number (her dad and I remain married)?  Thanks to all who have done lookups, emailed, and otherwise helped and encouraged me in my two-year search to find out how I hook up to the main line.

Best, Lee Harlin Bahan

Date: Sun, 2 Jan 2000
From:  Bruce Tanner cbtanner@ipa.net
Subject: Mora Harlan (1874-1912)

I am seeking descendants and information on the ancestors of my great grandmother, Mora Harlan (1874-1912) who married George Hunter Hand in either Mississippi or Texas about 1895.  They had 6 children.  I believe that she was from TX and he was originally from MS. Any info will be greatly appreciated.  Please e-mail cbtanner@ipa.net

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