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Date: Sun. 30 Dec 2000
From: Jo Reynolds
Subject: My Civil War Harlan 

I need Ed Wynn of Las Vegas to e-mail me. I have info. on my Civil War greatgrand Uncle George Worth Harlan of Indiana. He was a Yankee. 

Jo Reynolds of Sunny Florida familyquest@juno.com

I just joined UDC under my ggrand father  John T.Bennett of Georgia. 

Date: Sun. 30 Dec 2000
From: Pat Hormell 
Subject: Harlans in Ohio

I just found you site today while researching my husband's family.  His line is: 

George Harlan 1650-1714  m.  Elizabeth Duck 
Aaron Harlan 1685-1732  m.  Sarah Heald 
George Harlan 1716-1749  m.  Elizabeth Hope 
George Harlan(d) 1737-1821  m.  Margery Baker 
Sarah Harlan 1774-?  m.  Richard D. Lackey (Richard moved from Kentucky to 
     Ohio with the Harlans) 
Enos Lackey 1802-1884  m.  Matilda Irvin 
Enos Ellsworth Lackey 1844-bef 1881?  M. Laura Emma Sellers 
Burt Lafetra Lackey 1872-1960 m. Ada Frances Clark (Ada's parents were 
     Amos  Clark and Harriett Frances Riggs...I thought I saw something about 
     another Riggs while I was reading through the pages) 

Burt and Ada Lackey are my husband's  grandparents.  I would be interested to see if there is any information in the Harlan Book.  Also interested in contacting anyone researching this line. 
Corrections are welcome along with additions and I will share information. Please e-mail me direct as we travel most of the time and only on occasion get to surf the net, however, we do get our e-mail regularly. My e-mail is ....  jonhormell@aol.com

Thanks a bunch for making my day! 

Pat Hormell 

Date: Wed, 27 Dec 2000
From: Beverly Josuttes-Harland bsharland@sk.sympatico.ca
Subject: George and Annie Jane (Page) Harland

I am in search of my ancestors, any help would by muchly appreciated. I need information on a George Harland who was married to Annie Jane (Page).  They had several children; one being my descendent Edwin Norman Harland, born on Dec. 10, 1882 in Bromley, Chislehurst, Kent.  Edwin possibly had siblings named Fred, Florence (never married), an another sister married to an Aston (having a son named Ron married to Evelyn).  Edwin married Maude Mary Westcott in 1904, had 
two children in possibly Kent.  Lloyd born in 1905, and Ron, born in 1907.  They emigrated to Canada in approximately 1910 to Halifax, then went to Winnipeg. 

Please E-mail me if you have any information regarding these ancestors.


Date: Thu, 21 Dec 2000 
From: Rob Daum  daum@cwcom.net
Subject: Alice Harland, UK? 

I am looking for an Alice Harland of Southampton, who married a man with the surname Jordan.

She was my great great great grandmother, and any information anyone could give me would be much appreciated, particularly her lineage to the present day.

The only other piece of information that I have about her was that she spoke fluient French, I don't know if that helps!?!

Date: Mon, 18 Dec 2000
From: "Pauline Reed" <readreed@oanet.com
Subject: Michael Harland Descendants 

Hi: I'm searching for descendants of Michael Harland (b.1847) and Sarah Jane McShane (b.1846) all born in Lurgan, Co. Armagh, N. Ireland.  I am Michael's great-granddaughter through his son John (b.1879). There was also a son Michael (b.1885) as well as a daughter Margaret (b.1872).  I know that their father died in a fire in Lurgan, that he had been in the army around 1866, and that his army paybook gave his beneficiary as W. John Harland.

I would really appreciate contact with descendants of the younger Michael and/or Margaret.  It is thought that one or both may have gone emigrated to  Australia in the early 1900s.

If you are descended from Michael or Margaret Harland, born in Co. Armagh, N. Ireland, or know anyone who is, I would appreciate your getting in touch with me at: readreed@oanet.com

Date: Sat, 16 Dec 2000 
From: Carol  Carol@cascadecomputers.net
Subject: William J. Harlan


Its me Carol Stewart again. I finally got the Harlan Book. But some of the information that I need is not in the book. I need birth and death dates and where on William J. Harlan. He married Nancy Randall on 7 May 1858 in Iowa. I also need Nancy's birth, and death dates, and where.  I need the same info on their children:
     George W. Harlan
     Charles A. Harlan
     Andrew J. Harlan

Hope some one has the info. Thanks.

Date: Wed, 13 Dec 2000
From: Jim Harlan   MRCRKT@aol.com

Would like to make contact with Harlans in the Baltimore, Maryland area who are descendent from Enoch Harlan #1701 and Sarah Walton Harlan #1226.  These Harlans may be among my closest family members that I have  NOT as yet made any contact with.  Jim Harlan (I live in Delaware) - MRCRKT@aol.com

Date: Mon, 11 Dec 2000 
From: Charlotte   coats@hotmail.com
Subject: Harlan web pages

Just wanted to let you know, how great the site looks...I really enjoyed reading the early family history...

Charlotte Coats-Siercks
Cherokee - Oklahoma dialect
"Grandma's are really just antique little girls!"

Date: Mon, 11 Dec 2000 
From: Charles Recker  Genbuff3@aol.com
Subj:   Blue Licks Battlefield monument

In connection with genealogical research, I am seeking a list of the names of the veterans of the "Last Battle of the Revolution" which are inscribed on the monument at the Blue Licks Battlefield".  Please send to me at  Genbuff3@aol.com.

Date: Sun, 10 Dec 2000 
From: Ann Harlan Nibbe  dreamnib@mr.net

My ggg grandfather was John Harlan born in 1813, probably in England. According to our research, he came to the US via Toronto Canada. He married and had two sons, William J. and James, and a daughter, Margaret.  His wife died and he remarried Margaret Torpy from Ireland.

Do you have any information as to the father/mother of John Harlan born around this time? or any other Harlans coming to the US via Canada?

Ann Harlan Nibbe

Date: Tue, 5 Dec 2000
From: Eva koester@brazosnet.com

My ggrandmother Callie Donnia Harland Byrd, b Dec 25, 1880 Navarro Co, TX,  d Dec 16, 1966 Electra, Wichita Co., TX.  Married William Farrell Byrd, 25 Feb, 1899, Navarro Co., TX.   Callie's father Jefferson Ritter Harland, mother Bedora Ballard, three brothers:  Bill (San Angelo, TX), John and Sam (Corsicana, TX)  Note: locations of brothers listed in funeral notice of Dec 19, 1966.

I know some where in Texas there has to be a connection to this line.  If anyone has any clues please let me know.

Thanks,  Eva Koester

Date: Sun, 3 Dec 2000 
From: Harry V. Harlan  hvharlan@bellsouth.net
Subject: Jack R. Harlan 

This is to notify you that the remains of my father, Dr. Jack R. Harlan (son of Dr. Harry V. Harlan) of Oklahoma State University, University of Illinois and, in retirement, New Orleans, LA have been interred in their final resting place next to my mother, Jean Yocum Harlan, in the Kulp cemetery on Old Reading Road, near Catawissa, PA.

Date: Sat, 2 Dec 2000 
From: John L. Harlan  JHarlan62@aol.com

You struck pay dirt...you and I are related.

>From the Alpheus Harlan book. "History and Genealogy of the Harlan Family," 
page 101, # 208 John Harlan, born about the year 1750, in Frederick, now 
Washington Co., MD.  He married, about the year 1770 Jemima Wright, b. 1752, 
dau. Elijah Wright (farmer and mechanic) and Lucinda Messer.  About the year 1782, John and wife, Lucinda, accompanied by their four children, moved to Lincoln Co., KY, which at that time embraced nearly one-third of the Commonwealth of Kentucky.  He would later move into Barren County (the part which is now designated Monroe County).

Their children included #799 Aaron Harlan, b.2 month 1771; d. 10-18-1847, 
married Nancy Combs;
#800 Jacob Harlan, b. 12-25-1773; d. 8-19-1839, married Sarah Combs;
#801 John Harlan. b.  5-15-1776; d. 5-19-1851, married Frances Huffman;
#802 William Harlan, b. 1778; d. 1845
#803 George Barton Harlan, b. 10-14-1783; d. 10-6-1861, married Mary Ann Kelley
#804 Thomas Harlan, b. 1785; married Elizabeth Kelley
#805 Nancy Harlan, b. 1785 (twin to Thomas) died in infancy
#806 Joel Wright Harlan, b. 1793; d. 1839, married Mary Mulkey
#807 Elijah Wright Harlan, b. 1-22-1797; d. 5-17-1876, married Margaret Hogan
#808 Hannah Harlan, b. 1800; married John Hagan

page 256
#799 Aaron Harlan (farmer, chairmaker, Methodist), b.2 month 1771, and Nancy 
Combs, dau. Stephen Combs and Barbara Allen, had issue as follows:
#2726 Enos Harlan, b. 4-19-1798; d. 1-15-1843, married Charity Park
#2727 John Harlan, b. 3-5-1801; d. 6-17-1836, married Elizabeth O'Neal
#2728 Jacob Harlan, b. 8-23-1802; d. 1884, married Rachel White
#2729 Reuben Harlan, b. 7-16-1804; d.1863, married Susan Quigley in 1828
#2730 William Harvey Harlan, b. 11-6-1807, married Mary Bartley

There are seven younger siblings listed in the book, plus subsequent generations, you need to put this book on your Christmas list.  It is available from "Stores" on this web site.

Date: Thu, 30 Nov 2000
From: John L. Harlan  JHarlan62@aol.com

Subject: John Sparks-Elizabeth Harlan

Daniel Jackson:

#703 Samuel Harlan, son of Aaron and grandson of Aaron Harlan, was born 
4-19-1772, in Chatham County, NC, a farmer and Baptist, married Nancy Brown, 
dau. of Matthew(sic) Brown (of English descent).  Your ancestor, Elizabeth Harlan, was the sixth of fourteen children, b. 1-25-1807; d. 9-19-1879; married John Sparks.  Elizabeth and John had eleven children, as follows:
#5933 Nancy, #5934 Mary, # 5935 Charlotte, #5936 Amanda, #5937 Martha Ann, 
#5938 Jane, #5839 Wilson T., #5940 Elizabeth, #5941 John Jefferson, #5942 
Sarah E., #5943 William Thomas.  Nancy Sparks m. Leander Jackson, Mary Sparks 
m. Smith Smelser, Charlotte Sparks m. Minus Farlow, Amanda Sparks m. Peter 
Spencer, Martha Ann Sparks m. William Hamilton, Jane Sparks m. Abner Alred, 
Wilson T. Sparks m. Mary E. Price, Elizabeth Sparks m. William Sailors, John 
Jefferson Sparks m. Emma Hale, Sarah E. Sparks m. Jerome Hale (son of William R. Hale and Sallie Stone), William Thomas Sparks m. Missouri Howard.

This information and much more is available in the Alpheus Harlan book, "History and Genealogy of the Harlan Family," available on the Harlan Family web site under the menu heading "STORES."


Date: Sun, 26 Nov 2000 
From: WMalik2062@aol.com
Subject: Martin M. Harlan 

I have recently found a document in an old family Bible by Lucy Ann Kelly/Harlan/Mckinley. She states:
"Martin M. Harlen, Pvt. Co. G. 70th regiment (time 3 years) enrolled in army, Aug. 7-1862 by 
Lt. Carson at Indpls. Mustered Aug. 7- 1862, Indpls. by Col. Simmons 
Age. 25 blue eyes, light hair 
Height 6-1 complexion light native of Marion Co. 
occ. Farmer
Died at Chattanouge Tenn July 9. 1864 was wounded at Golgotha Ga. June 15-1864 and died of his wounds.
Buried at New Bethel (Marion Co.) gave no.7- row 7. Sec. C.-South."

Date: Sat, 25 Nov 2000
From: Daniel Jackson  djdgardens@worldnet.att.net
Subject: John Sparks-Elizabeth Harlan 

This couple was my ggg-Grandparents. Elizabeth was born 1-25-1807, and married to John Sparks on 11-2-1826. Her father was thought to be Samuel Harlan. Their daughter Nancy Sparks( b1829) was a large woman said to take after the Sparks side which was said to be legendary LARGE people from Kentucky. Much of the lines of the different families had came from North Carolina to Indiana in the early 1820's. I would appreciate any help on adding to my knowledge of Elizabeth Harlan Sparks and her forebearers. 

---Daniel Jackson djdgardens@worldnet.att.net

Date: Tue, 21 Nov 2000 
From: Larry Harlan  Nalrah@aol.com
Subject: For the Message Pages

To: Patricia McCurdy:
Please let Larry Harlan at nalrah@aol.com know your current e-mail address since it has apparently changed in the past few months. WE have a "cousin" that wishes to contact you regarding a possible tie with your ancestors.

Incidently, and this is a reminder for ALL COUSINS reading this message, please up-date any change in your e-mail address with me. I maintain the master list of addresses in a confidential manner. 

---Larry Harlan

Date: Fri, 17 Nov 2000 
From:  Larry Harlan  Nalrah@aol.com
Subject: Martin M. Harlan # 5688 of Indiana 

In response to your query dated November 8 regarding Martin M. Harlan, I happy to say that he and his ancestors are covered in the Harlan book titled The History and Genealogy of the Harlan Family which is offered for sale in the Store - Book pages of this site.

The book states that Martin was born 4 Mo., 1837 in Marion Co., Indiana; killed 7,19, 1864 at the battle of Rasaca, Ga in the Union Army; m. Ann Kelly, 4 Mo., 1857.

His father was Nathan Harlan # 2240, b. 1, 26, 1798 in Bracken Co., Ky.  He removed with his parents in 1811 to Fayette Co., Ind and then in 1827 on to Marion Co., d. there 10, 19, 1846.  M. Martha Reid, b. 9, 7, 1799 in S.C., d. 9, 7, 1799 and bur. in Davis Burying Grounds.

The book actually shows all of Nathan's ancestors back to James Harlan, b. c1625.

I know that you will enjoy the book which is devoted to the Harlan families. There is, however no further word on Martin's children and descendants so if you have that information, which obviously you do, we would appreciate your sharing it with us.  Please send that back to my attention and we will list you and your ancestors up to Nathan in the Cousin Pages of this Site and many thanks. 
Larry Harlan

Date: Thu, 16 Nov 2000 
From: Lance Harlan talonnet30@yahoo.com
Subject: lewis and clark expadition

hello my name is Lance Monroe Harlan, i am not sure wich family my ansesters came from, my grand fathers name was Abe Monroe Harlan, he was married to Grace Ida Harris, i am trying to see if any harlans where related to lewis or clark from the lewis and clark exspadition, any ino here would be greatly appriceated,

hello all you Harlans, 
from talonnet30 :)

Date: Tue, 14 Nov 2000 
From:  John L. Harlan JHarlan62@aol.com
Subject: Martin M. Harlan 

# 5688 Martin M. Harlan, b. 4th month 1837, the ninth of eleven children of # 2240 Nathan Harlan and Martha S. Reid (dau. of Archibald Reid (farmer and slave owner) and Minta Alexander (both in SC).  Nathan's father was Joshua Harlan and his father was George Harlan.  The entire lineage for this family is detailed in the book, "History and Genealogy of the Harlan Family," available at this web site at a reduced price.  Martin M. Harlan was killed while fighting as a Union Army soldier in the Battle of Resaca, Georgia.  He married Ann Kelley the 4th month of 1857.  I would encourage you to purchase and proudly own this book.

John L. Harlan

Date: Wed, 08 Nov 2000 
From: bhenders@remc11.k12.mi.us
Subject: Harlan / Harland in Noxubee County, Mississippi

My family is seeking family background information for Amelia (Mealy) Harland, who resided during the late 1800s and early 1900s in Noxubee County - Shuqualak, Mississippi.

Please share information concerning the Harlan  / Harland Family relocation in the state of Mississippi.  Any documentation will help in our family search concerning our ggg-grandmother Amelia (Mealy) Harland.

We are not certain of the correct spelling of Harlan / Harland. 

We need your help!
Members of the Harland Family Tree

Date: Wed, 8 Nov 2000 
From: WMalik2062@aol.com
Subject: Indiana Harlans

First I want to say how excited I was to find this sight.

I am looking for the ancestry of Martin M. Harlan born April 1837; died July 1864. I have found some conflicting information regarding his date and place of death. According to the Adjudent General Martin M. was wounded in the Kenasaw Mountain GA battle and take to a military hospital in TN where he died on July 9, 1864.We also have photographs of his grave-stone in the Founders Cemetary in Marion, Co. IN. I have that he was married Lucy Ann Kelley/Kelly Oct 28, 1857. The had two children Pametta M. Harlan and John C. Harlan. We have not confirmed anything further back than Martin. We have found some information we believe may connect Martain to Nathan Harlan b 1798 married to Martha Reid b. 1799. Can we get some confirmation of this somewhere? Please let me know. 


Date: Thu, 2 Nov 2000 19:28:14 EST
From: JHarlan62@aol.com
Subject: error

Martha Harlan, dau. Joseph Harlan and Hannah Roberts, died at the age of six  months, b.3-21-1746, d.9th month 1746, unmarried.

Check out the  fascinating story about the Mason & Dixon connection to the Harlans which is found on the Who's Who page.  If you have an unusual story about a Harlan descendant or a Harlan contemporary, please send it to Ruth Harlan Lamb whose e-mail address is: harlamb@aol.com

Date: Thu, 26 Oct 2000 
From: Carol Carol@cascadecomputers.net
Subject: George Harlan (6th Gen.)

I am Carol Stewart. I am doing genealogy research on my family. I am looking for the exact date of marriage of George Harlan to Mary Wright. Their daughter, Mary Polly Harlan, is my ggg grandmother. She married Peter L. Wimmer.  I would also appreciate any information on the family of Mary Wright. All that I have is, her parents are Elija Wright married to Lucinda Messer,in about 1751,Frederick Maryland.

George Harlan is the son of James(5th Gen.),who is the son of James(4th Gen.)who married Elizabeth ???,in 1715.He is son of George (3),who is son of James(2).

If possible, would anyone have the name of  James (5th Gen.) wife? He was born in Kennet Township,Chester Co.Penn. She is buried in Old Kennet Died between 1750-1753.

I hope some one can help me.Thanks.
Sincerely,Carol Stewart

Date: Tue, 24 Oct 2000 
From: George and Harriet Herrington  miherrington@email.msn.com
Subject: Joseph Harlan m. Hannah Roberts 

Joseph Harlan (Ezekiel, George, James, William) m. 1740 Hannah Roberts:  Their daughter Martha Harlan b. 1746 m. Richard Woodward.  Can anyone tell  me  Richard Woodwards' parents names?

Richard and Martha (Harlan) Woodward had a daughter Phebe.  Phebe Woodward m. William Baily  (a descendant of Joel Baily of Chester Co., PA). 

Thank you,  Harriet M. Herrington

Date: Tue, 24 Oct 2000
 From: Kat zee  wewin4u@hotmail.com
Subject: jehu harlan born 1746 married to sarah johns? 

Hello again! I found Elizabeth Harlan Baker to be the daughter of Samuel Harlan married to Margaret Hopper. Elizabeth's siblings were : Daniel,Mary H. Braden,Margaret H. Stafford,James,Mahale H. Budd,Solomon, Freelove,Liddie H. McCormick,Sarah H. Collar, and Marida Harlan, according to a handwritten family paper. Per his obituary, Samuel was born 9/4/1804 in Berkley County, Virginia. Who were his parents? Was he the son of Daniel and Esther Ford Harlan? Was this Daniel the son of Jehu and Sarah Johns? Does anyone know who Esther or Sarah's parents were?  I would really like to know more about this family. 

Thank you! Kat 

Date: Sun, 15 Oct 2000 
From: Nalrah@aol.com
Subject: Mary Eunice Harlan Lincoln

In response to your October 4th query, Mary Harlan's father was James Harlan, born in Clark Country, Illinois and died in his home in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa October 5th, 1899.  Isn't it odd that your query is one hundred years and one day after the time of his death.

Much more information on James, who became a Senator from Iowa, is available in the Harlan book, The History and Genealogy of the Harlan Family,  The book is made available through the Store - Book pages of our website.

Larry Harlan

Date: Sat, 14 Oct 2000 
From: Kat zee  wewin4u@hotmail.com

Hello, Any help you can give me would me much appreciated. I am looking for family of Elizabeth Harlan Baker married to Zachariah Baker, Buried at Milton, Atchison Cty, Mo. Believe her father was Samuel from Adams Cty, Ohio, Dates in 1800s. Sorry I have no more info on this.She was my gggrandma.Thank you, please respond to my e-mail address.

Date: Thu, 12 Oct 2000
From: EllieSS@aol.com

I know this is shooting in the dark, but maybe you can help...

My ggg grandmother, FANNY SMITH, aged ca. 35 yrs, was in Jackson Co. TN 1850, a widow with 5 children... 4 daughters and one son.  The son's name was HARLAN SMITH.  After several months, I found his father's name, JAMES SAMUEL SMITH. 

In this same census, the mother says she was born in KY.. In later censuses, the children list the father's birthplace <James S. Smith> as KY... 

I can't find Fanny's maiden name, but with her only son named HARLAN, I thought perhaps that was her maiden name.. 

Does any of this sound familiar or do you have any links that might help? I know this is totally off the wall, but I've hit paydirt in stranger ways!!

Ellie Swanger   ElliesS@aol.com 

Date: Wed, 11 Oct 2000
From: Glen Peterson  coastie50@hotmail.com
Subject: Birth place 

Greetings from the Pacific Northwest, No, I am not a descendent of the Harlan family, however on October 17, 1925 I entered this old Planet in a Hospital in Harlan, Iowa. My Mother Gracie Deane Peterson gave birth to my self and an older sister Betty Ann Peterson. My Father Richard Cluff Peterson worked for the telephone company in Harlan. Later on the family moved to Bonaparte Iowa. My inquiry is: I have been searching for an old photo of the Hospital my Sister and I were born in. Any help you might have would be greatly appreciated.  Regards and thank you,  Richard Glen Peterson

Date:  Sat, 7 Oct 2000 
From: Bob & Esther Wells bobcarrie.wells@worldnet.att.net
Subject: Family lines

I would like to ask each person who sponsors a person in the NINETY-PLUS CLUB if they would send me their family line. I am doing this as an update of the last person in the book entitled, "History and Genealogy of the Harlan Family", for the National Association of the Harlan Family. I can be contacted at two e-mail addresses.


Date: Wed, 4 Oct 2000 
From: M. Harlin  ndn49@gateway.net

Who was Mary Todd Lincoln's fathers name cause I can't seem to place him in my tree. Anything will work. He was a Harlan wasn't he? Thank you so much. 
---M. Harlin

Date: Wed, 4 Oct 2000 
Subject: Harlan Book

Isn't this a great idea!  This lady used the book for her research and then donated it to her local library. (this message is commenting on the following)

>>> I have the Harlan book now. Peggy delivered it personally. Neat huh. I have >>copied all I need and now will donate it to the library and of course I can go look at >>it anytime I need it. Thanks for all your help. If you ever find any information on >>Jemima W.Harlan's marriage certificate please let me know.

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