Date: Tue, 26 Sep 2000
Notice to all Harlans with wander-lust: Would you like to participate in a trip back to England (and perhaps Ireland, too) next May? We have been notified by Erasmus Harland of Yorkshire, England that the City of Scarborough plans to erect a plaque at the Harland House in Newborough (home of William Harland 1787-1866) on May 5, 2001. He thought this will be an event that we might like to attend. So far, Erasmus, who is devoting much of his energies to researching the Harland family in that area, has not established a proven link between our ancestors and his, but his extensive research certainly points to strong connections. For those of us who were on the last Harlan trip to England and Scotland in 1998, we all remember meeting Erasmus and his wife near their home in the Harland Moors.
If there is enough interest in traveling again to our ancestral roots, we will plan another trip back to our homeland in England, including attending this plaque placing next May. Our trip would include travel from London through the Cotswolds north to Yorkshire and certainly attendance at a Sunday service at Monkwearmouth, the site of George's baptism. As on our prior trips, there will also be lots of special events along the way.
If you are interested in joining a group for traveling to England, would you please communicate this to me at my e-mail address:email@example.com or by phone at 1-800-785-7785. Please let me know -- if you were to go with with us to England -- would you also be interested in traveling to Northern Ireland to visit the family Quaker church in Lurgan -- their departure site for the Americas. In order to plan the trip, we need to have your feedback no later than October 15th. We look forward to meeting you and traveling together back to our roots -- a trip for both first time travelers and those who have traveled with us on earlier trips back to the motherland.
---Marjory Harlan Sgroi
Date: Tue, 19 Sep 2000
I am sorry that I send news of the passing of my Aunt, Jeanette Harlan Rodriguez, born April 23, 1905 and a member of the Ninety-Plus Club. She died Aug. 17, 2000, in San Antonio, Texas. Her father was Nat Field Harlan, grandfather, James Wesley Harlan (# 3148) and great-grandfather James Madison Harlan (# 896).
She was preceded in death by her husband William and two sons. She is survived by three daughters, two sons, twenty-two grand children and twenty-two great grandchildren. The last living Harlan of her generation in our immediate family. She will be greatly missed. Our thanks to you for remembering her on her birthdays. She was very proud of her family background and being included in the Harlan Family Organization.
Date: Tue, 19 Sep 2000
Your great grandmother, # 6129 Mary Jane Harlan (p. 550), married Joseph
J. Barton 9-1-1885, and they resided at Bartonsite, Hale County, TX, in
1912, when Alpheus Hibben Harlan's book addressed their lives. You
need a copy of his book.
Date: Tue, 19 Sep 2000
# 9422 Mary Malinda Harlan, b. 5-31-1854, dau. # 4643 Stephen Harlan and Dosia A. Johnson, married Jacob B. Fox, a jeweler and son of John Fox (a miller) and Margaret Wycoff, at Richland, IA, on 11-3-1872. Jacob Fox lived at Brighton, IA, at the time of the marriage.
Their children included Edith Frances Fox who m. Clark Trafton; they have eight children, Clark Fox, Edith Fox, Rexford Fox, Rosswell Fox, Cedric Harlan Fox, Ruth Edith Fox, Duard Clark Fox and Grace Olive Fox.
This information is from page 823 of "History and Genealogy of the Harlan
Family," available on this web site from stores.
Date: Mon, 18 Sep 2000
I'm looking for the identity of a Harlan woman who married a Jacob Bruce Fox. I don't have any dates but I do know that Jacob was a veteran of the Cival War, union army. They had two children, Olive Harlan Fox and Bruce Fox. Olive Harlan Fox married William Chirst a veteran of WWI and had three sons, the eldest of which was William Harland Christ. Bill Christ was my father and all the family on the side is gone now.
Any info sure would be appreciated....
Date: Sun, 17 Sep 2000
I found your site today while searching for leads on my family line. It appears that I have probably found the right place, but I would appreciate some confirmation, if possible.
Mary Jane Harlan (5 July 1866-24 Aug 1946) was my great grandmother. She married Joseph James Barton on 1 Sep 1885 in Branchville, Milam Co. TX. Her parents were Alpheus Harlan and Margaret Powell.
My great-grandparents were early settlers on the Texas High Plains after the Commanches were subdued. Their house ("The Barton House") has been moved to The Ranching Heritage Center at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas, where it is the centerpiece of a wonderful outdoor museum.
Assuming that you can confirm that I have found the right Harlan family,
I have two questions:
thanks, Terry Barton
Looking for information on Leon Blackburn Harlan born Jan. 22 1899 who is my Grandfather. I don't know what state he was born in. I do know that he had a least two sisters Ira and Ora, and a brother name Floyd or Loyd. I was told that my family comes from the Kentucky Harlans, but can't seem to find the direct links.
Date: Fri, 15 Sep 2000
I found seventeen NELSON entries in the Harlan book, but not one Willie
and no "Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain."
Date: Fri, 15 Sep 2000
Thank you very much for the information on Stephen Combs Harlan.
Hope to get to visit the cemeteries.
Date: Thu, 14 Sep 2000
Wondering if there is anyone with information on Harlans in Michigan.
Any information would be appreciated!
Dawn Wesche Manwell
Date: Wed, 13 Sep 2000
# 2740 Stephen Combs Harlan was buried in Owensville Burying Grounds in Gibson County, IN. His wife of 25 years, Mary Bybee, is buried in Sulphur Lick Burying Grounds (dau. John Bybee and Elizabeth Kelley) in Monroe County, KY.
Stephen Combs Harlan subsequently married (2) in 1-7-1851, # 2735 Alvira
J. Harlan. Alvira is bur. in Baptist Church Burying Grounds, Putnam
County, IN. She was the dau. of # 799 Aaron Harlan and Nancy Combs.
Date: Sun, 3 Sep 2000
Has anyone heard of any connection between the Harlans and the Nelsons (as in Willie Nelson)?
Date: Wed, 13 Sep 2000
I am trying to find where my gr gr gr grandfather Stephen Combs Harlan #2740 is buried. My information is he died 1867 in Gibson County, Indiana. Would like to know city and cemetery if possible. Answer firstname.lastname@example.org Hope someone can help.
Thank you. Iris F. Harris
Date: Sun, 10 Sep 2000
Hoping someone can help me trace my branch of Harlans. Name: Kerene
Ruth, daughter of Kenneth George Harlan Jr. born Idaho 3/18/1917 and Irene
Guske born Washington State 3/2/1920. Grandfather Kenneth George
Harlan Sr. Born? Where? Married Ruth ? I know nothing else except my grandfather
was big in Oregon politics in 1930's> Would love any help
Thanks so very much....
Date: Sun, 10 Sep 2000
Here are three hyperlinks that will take you to:
Date: Sun, 10 Sep 2000
The Gregg family has three columns in the index of Alpheus Harlan's book, "History and Genealogy of the Harlan Family," and to say they are a large part of Harlan family history is probably an understatement. Ann Robinson, #55, did in fact marry Samuel Gregg, but her brother, George Robinson, #54, married Hannah Gregg.
You wanted to know about Ann and Samuel. Samuel was the son of
John Gregg and Elizabeth Cooke. The children of Ann and Samuel included
#239 Betty, #240 Sarah, # 241 Samuel.
The book referenced above has the children of the Robinson children
listed in the above paragraph and it has a section devoted to the significant
The book is available on the Harlan family web site from the menu click the store.
Date: Mon, 21 Aug 2000
The fascinating and historical book "California '46 to '88" by Jacob Wright Harlan is online at the Library of Congress: American Memory Collection. Typing Harlan in the search space will result in an extensive list of items which can be viewed (including scanned images of correspondences between Richard Harlan and Thomas Jefferson).
Date: Sun, 27 Aug 2000
of Harland & Wolff. He was born in Scarborough Yorkshirre.
The Scarborough Council, have decided to put up a memorial plaque at 10
Newborough. This will be done next May -he was born 5/5/1831. At present
the council is researching memorabilia to display such as the steam road
car built by his father, and also models of ships built by Harland &
Wolff. I'll keep you in touch with developments. 141
Joseph D. Harlin, DOB Feb 1854, Alabama; M:
Margaret Meeks, dob:About 1855 in Georgia. dau of Sarah Meeks. Dom
21 Aug 1880, Coweta Co., Ga.
1.2 Louella Harlin; 17 Dec 1882-12 May 1916 died and burried
in Forrest Park, Clayton co.,GA.
1.3 Ozella Harlin; dob May 1884 m/ A. R. Belcher dom 16 Dec 1900 Coweta Co Ga
1.4 Henry R. Harlin dob Mar 1887
1.5 George Harlin, Birth Date: 17 Jul 1888, Birth Place:
1.6 Minnie Harlin, Birth Date: 4 Feb 1890, Birth Place:
Coweta Co., Ga.
1.6.1 Viola Harland Meeks, Birth Date: 8 Mar 1906, Birth
126.96.36.199 1 UNKNOWN Harlin, Spouse: Ruel Dewberry
188.8.131.52 3 UNKNOWN Hardegree, Spouse: Gene Jiles
184.108.40.206 Billy Puckett
1.7.1 David Joseph Harlin, Birth Date: 26 Oct 1919
220.127.116.11 Ja Ann Harlin, Birth Date: 13 Apr 1937, Birth Place:
Carroll, Co., GA
Date: Tue, 22 Aug 2000
Am looking for any info concerning my Grandfather Kenneth George Harlan Sr. (birth place unknown) sons Kenneth George Jr. (my father) and Robert.
I know my dad was born in Idaho 3/18/1917. City unknown. His Mother's name was Ruth. I know according to my dad that Kenneth senior was very involved in Oregon politics,set up one of the first public utilities commissions; was even talk of governor. Died ??? Would also appreciate any info even further back up the tree as i know very little of our branch...
thanks so much,
Date: Sun, 13 Aug 2000
I keep hearing about the document that George signed for William Penn.Does anyone have a copy of it? George was a signer of the Great Charter. Want to find out more. (Does anyone have any information on it?)
I am doing two Harlan books from James to George to Aaron, Aaron, Aaron to Samuel to Amos Sr, my aunts/uncles and down.
Sara Jo Reynolds
Date: Sun, 13 Aug 2000
Donna Watson at Sweemarie@aol.com is looking for a James Carl
Harlan born abt: 1858 , m: Mary Ellen ? had a daughter named
Mina Kate Harlan, they lived in Muhlenberg County, in Kentucky. Does
anyone have any information for her?
Date: Fri, 11 Aug 2000
Hello there I would like to have anyone out here that as information
on the Harlan Family that lived in Maryland,Havre de Grace in 1957. You
see I was born a Harlan then I was adopted out to another family that changed
my name. I no my whole name but not my parents whole name just that they
were a Harlan. If anyone out here can help me it would be highly
appreciated. You can reach me at Tigger4jj4@yahoo.com
Bobbie is not my real name by birth.
Date: Wed, 9 Aug 2000
Richard Huseth recently added another fantastic slide show of photographs--
Quaker Meeting Houses at: http://users.ev1.net/~rhuseth/QuakerMH/QuakerMH.htm
Date: Mon, 7 Aug 2000
I am curious to know if anyone has come across these people, while doing genealogy. This is my Dad's obituary column. He knew a lot of people from everywhere, there were around 800 people came to the funeral home, when he passed. I also know that his birth certificate spells his name without the "d" on the end and I have some Uncles who do and some who don't use the letter "d" My Dad spent several years in Northern IL., even worked at the University of Northern Illinois, for years. He later moved to southern IL, and lived his remaining (31)years there. I have very little history on my family, and would like to learn more. Please email me, if you can help!!! Thanks, Lottie
Louis L. "Whitey" Harland
Date: Mon, 31 Jul 2000
George (1648/49-1714) m. Elizabeth Duck (1660-1711) had a daughter:
Elizabeth Harlan b. 1694 d. 1712 m. Joseph Robinson. They had daughter
Ann Robinson 1712-1774 who m. Samuel Gregg (b. abt 1612-d.10 Sept 1767).
Ring any bells?
Date: Sat, 29 Jul 2000
We seek help any information Peter Slider, husband Tacy Tucker Jones, of the Joseph Harlan line. Specific data or guidance appreciated.
Thanks for your help, Jon Wilson
Date: Fri, 28 Jul 2000
Date: Thu, 27 Jul 2000
I am seeking information on descendants, if any, of Aseneth Blackburn and Ezekiel Harlan. The information of their marriage comes from a deposition of her brother Benjamin in 1835 in which he states that his sister Aseneth Blackburn married first Ezekiel Harlan and was currently married (in 1835) to a Mr. Miller and living near Lexington, KY. The deposition did not give dates or locations for the marriages. Aseneth's sisters were married in the 1790's in Blount Co, TN. The Blackburns arrived in TN from the area of Winchester, VA to Washington Co. NC (now TN) about 1773. I do not know Aseneth's birth date so cannot make a guess about whether she married in VA or TN. I would appreciate any information or clue. Miriam Blackburn .>DJohn35148@aol.com<
Date: Sun, 23 Jul 2000
I have looked at your web site and can not tell if you might be interested in this information. However, I shall offer it to you any way.
I have been researching the descendants of Ester Brinton Willis of Thornbury Township, Chester County, PA. In the course of this work I have accumulated information on the descendants of Joseph Harlan of London Grove, Chester County, PA, through his daughter, Betty who married William Willis, the son of Edward Willis and Katherine Maris. William Willis and Betty Harlan Willis later removed to York County. PA and Betty's children are well documented in the Warrington Monthly Meeting Minutes. (William Willis remarried after Betty's death and had more children by his second wife.)
If this material would be of interest to you let me know and I'll send you my file.
Date: Sat, 22 Jul 2000
My gggrandmother was Ella Fisher Godfrey of Des Moines, IA. Some old family letters I recently came across made mention that she was one of the founding members of P.E.O. Sisterhood at Iowa Wesleyan College in Mt. Pleasant. My grandmother, Helen Polk Miller, once told me that Ella was a college graduate, and had been a strong supporter of higher education for women all her life. Ella married Col. George Godfrey of Des Moines in 1880, and had two daughters: Annabelle, who married Grover Hubbell of Des Moines, and Arabelle (my great-grandmother) who married Jefferson H. Polk, also of Des Moines.
Another family member and I are trying to gather more information about Ella Fisher's life, whether or not she was a founding member of P.E.O., where she was born, who her parents were, etc., but haven't been able to find much information. A letter was sent to the P.E.O. in Des Moines, but have yet to hear from them.
When I came across the Harlan family website that referenced a connection to the P.E.O. founding at Iowa Wesleyan College, I hoped that maybe someone associated with the Harlan family could point me in the right direction.
Thanks for any assistance anyone can give!
Dr. Rebecca S. Wood
Date: Thu, 13 Jul 2000
Searching for the parents of Mary J. Harlan, born Aug 11, 1818 near Baltimore, Maryland. Moved with her family to West Virginia (Brooke County) at age 13. There, in 1830, she married A. S.Ryland and later moved to Van Buren County Iowa with him. Any info about Mary or her parents would be greatly appreciated. Mary is my GGgrandmother.
Thank you, Becky email@example.com
Date: Thu, 6 Jul 2000
In response your query, Howard Harlan AH# 2262, married to Minerva Zane Beyers, was born September 17, 1816 on his father's farm near the village of Ridgeville in Warren Co. Ohio. He was an attorney-at-law. He died November 27, 1868 in Washington, D.C. and is buried there in Rock Creek Cemetery.
He was first married to Caroline Beyers, b. 6, 15, 1830 in Youngstown, Westmoreland Co., Pa. Caroline and Minnerva were sisters.
More information on his ancestors and children, Frances #5783, Zane
# 5784, and Carrie E.
Date: Tue, 4 Jul 2000
Rev. L. L. Harlan 1812 1893 Keller Cemetery
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