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July - September 1999

Date: Wed, 29 Sep 1999
From: John Lowell HarlanJHarlan62@aol.com
Subject: James L. Harlan 

On page 668 of Alpheus Harlan's book, # 7550 James L. Harlan, b. 3-29-1869 in Saline Co., MO; 1st married 2-20-1895, Cora Hurley; 2nd married 1-18-1900, Alice Jones 

# 7550 James Harlan was the son of # 3038 George Harlan, farmer and Baptist of Boyle Co., KY, b. 5-28-1821 and Nancy Cole, Methodist, b. 4-17-1831, dau Holbort Cole and Annie Sun. # 7550 James was the youngest of five children. 

#3038 George was the son of # 867 Henry Harlan. farmer and Christian b. 5-19-1790 in Lincoln, now Boyle Co., KY died there 1st mo 1855 and Elizabeth Bryan, Christian, b. 1-3-1801; d.10-11-1840; dau Robert Bryan breeder of race horses and Ann Thomas. 

# 867 Henry Harlan was the son of # 220 George Harlan, farmer and Presbyterian, b. 6-21-1761, Cumberland, PA and Catherine Pope at Daugherty's Station, dau of George Pope. #220 George was son of Jacob and grandson of James. 

Regards, John Lowell Harlan 

Date: Mon, 27 Sep 1999 
From: JHarlan62@aol.com
Subject: Reason Rawlings Harlan's Journal 

I am assuming that you have access to Alpheus Harlan's book, "History and Genealogy of the Harlan Family," and that you are aware of the eleven passages printed in appropriate locations throughout the book.  This book also indicates that he died at a cousins home near Perryville, KY.  It is possible that his journal could have been donated to the genealogy section of a library in that area if you are interested in pursuing it.

John L. Harlan

Date: Sat, 25 Sep 1999
From: JHarlan62@aol.com
Subject: Sarah Harlan McCleary

Your family is an easy find on page 348 of Alpheus Harlan's book, "History and Genealogy of the Harlan Family." # 3881 Hannah Reynolds b. 1807 d. Allegheny Co. PA 1838; m. Thomas McClary (shoe maker). 

P. 747 Sarah Harlan McClary, Presbyterian, b. 12-28-1834, East end of Allegheny Co,., PA m. Joseph P. McCune a lumber merchant at Youngstown, Westmoreland Co., Pa. Joseph was the son Alexander McCune, a farmer, b. 12-23-1788 and Barbara Palmer b. 1-15-1801. 

In 1899 Sarah was residing at Braddock, PA, Children include:

1. Thomas McCleary b. 11-18-1855; d. 10-20-1859 
2. James Edwin b. 8-3-1857; d. 10-31-1859.
3. Sarah Ann b. 8-20-1859; m. H. B. Miller 5-23-1877.
4. Margaret Emma 9-8-1861; m. J. D. Simmons 1-17-1882.
5. Laura Belle b. 1-10-1864 d. 8-3-1891 m. E. W Gordon 3-31-1886.
6. Jennie Linton b. 4-8-1866; m. W. L. Shellenberger 10-26-1888. 
7. Clarinda F. b. 3-1-1868 m. Rev. W. P. Bentley 8-28-1890; residing Shanghai, China in 1899.
8. John F. b. 9-8-1870 m. Gertrude Lane 5-25-1893, residing Braddock, PA 1899.
9. Ella S. b. 9-20-1872 d. 11-18-99
10. Beatrice Harlan b. 12-23-1874 m. J E. McDonald 5-19-1897. 

This book has an incredible amount of information, including family portraits, that we are unable to address here due to space limitations, but your # 3881 Hannah Reynolds (m. Thomas McClary) was dau of Richard Reynolds and Mary Harlan # 1286. Richard was son of Reuben Reynolds and Margaret King. 

# 1286 Mary Harlan was dau of # 336 James Harlan and Elizabeth Swayne, dau Jonathan Swayne and # 134 Mary White. # 25 Elizabeth Harlan dau of Ezekial and granddaughter of George #3) m. William White. 

#336 James Harlan was son of # 79 Isaac Harlan and Hannah Few, dau of James Few and Dorcas Mathews 

#79 Isaac Harlan was son of # 16 Thomas Harlan and Mary Carter, dau of Robert Carter and Lydia Walley. 

# 16 Thomas Harlan was son of # 3 Michael Harlan and Dinah Dixon. 

This is longer than I intended but I thought it significant to establish that you are descended from both George and Michael. 

John L. Harlan

Date: Fri, 24  Sep 1999
From: Pam Ellingson belling@ez-net.com

Last weekend I had major computer problems and lost a day of e-mail messages.  If you sent any  Harlan messages or information which hasn't been posted, please resend it. 

Date: Thu, 23 Sep 1999
From: JHarlan62@aol.com
Subject: IN-LAWS 

The HARLAN portion of my genealogy is in good shape, or so I thought until I started looking at the IN-LAWS.  I need help finding some of my family that married into the Harlan family.  My paternal grandmother was Rea Hall, daughter of James Martin Hall and Josephine Gray.  She was the granddaughter of Martin Hall and Nancy Nevins.  It is not known if James Martin Hall was a junior to Martin Hall, apparently not, because the junior term is not used and we do not know if Martin Hall had another name.

I am interested in following not only the HALL line but the GRAY and NEVINS as well.

John L. Harlan

Date: Tue, 21 Sep 1999
From: Lee Bahan gpblhb@compuage.com
Subject: Harlin, Sebastian co., ar, 1870 

I'm trying to learn something about the Hudson HARLIN indexed as being in Sebastian Co, AR, in 1870.  There also was an Edmy in the same twp., I think.

Best, Lee Harlin Bahan gpblhb@compuage.com

Date: Tue, 21 Sep 1999 
From: Barbara Lieseke cbsing@ix.netcom.com
Subject: Harlans 

Looking for info on Sarah Harlan McClary daughter or Thomas McClary and Hannah Reynolds. Hannah was daughter of Richard Reynolds and Mary Harlan. She was born 1807 Lancaster, PA. Sarah Harlan McClary married Joseph P McCune and they lived and raised there family In Braddock, Allegheny Co. PA. Mary Harlan (mother of Hannah) parents I believe was James Harlan born 1750 in Kennet Twsp, Chester PA and Elizabeth Swayne. Do you know of this connection?

Date: Tue, 14 Sep 1999 
From: Regina Thompson regina.thompson@worldnet.att.net
Subject: James L. Harlan

This is the GREATEST family site I have ever seen. I also am very intersted in my Harlan line. I have recently began working on it and have been so lucky to have your site to use THANK YOU. To the point I have been able to trace to James L. Harlan / 1869-1936 / he is buried in Eufaula, okla. at Greenwood Cemetery. His first wife was Cora A. ? his second wife was Rhoda Alice (Jones) Harlin / 1880-1973.  James is my g grandfather, which is five generations for my son and would be so greatful for any information you might have that could help me past this point. I do intend to buy the book by Alpheus H. Harlan you suggest.

Thank You, e-mail   lynn_tx@hotmail.com

Date: Wed, 15 Sep 1999
From: Mike Marshall" michaelm@inna.net
Subject: Mary Harlan 

I have been given information that says a Hugh Laughlin, s/o James Laughlin, married 27 Oct 1748 MARY HARLAN in Kennet, Chester County, PA. I would greatly appreciate anything that would identify this Mary Harlan, or provide other information on this Laughlin family.

Sincerely, Mike Marshall  (michaelm@inna.net)

From: Pam Ellingson

Check out the new items with the "Family of Friends" logo from Harlan's Stitchery by  Sue which are listed on the store  page.  Now is a good  time to begin shopping for Christmas.

From: Larry Harlan

Reminder to you listed in the Address Pages.  Don't forget keep your em address current.  Let me know of any change. 
Larry Harlan, Host of Address Pages nalrah@aol.com

From: Ava Abner ATEA@aol.com
Date: Mon, 6 Sep 1999 
Subject: Bible dated 1860

I have a very old Bible that lists a Guy HARLAN.  My Great Aunt Ella May UNDERWOOD married this Guy HARLAN, the date listed in the Bible is 1908.  This is the only listing of a HARLAN in this Bible.  Most other names are MASTEN.

I was told that the MASTENS link to the HARLANS through Guy HARLAN.  Any 
information you have on this would be appreciated. 

The Bible came to me through a cousin, Mamie DESPAIN, who died in 1984.  She lived and died in Clayton, IN.

Thanks, Ava Abner  Email address: ATEA@aol.com

Date: Sun, 5 Sep 1999 
From: John L. Harlan JHarlan62@aol.com
Subject: MICHAEL


In the interest of saving space on the web site, I have made a two part response, whereby you may have the information, but it may or may not appear on the web site.

Well, you are one of the rare ones, a descendent of #4 Michael Harlan and Dinnah Dixon, dau. Henry Dixon.

Your next ancestor in succession is #16 Thomas Harlan and Mary Carter, dau. Robert Carter and Lydia Walley.

#79 Isaac Harlan and Hannah Few, dau. James Few and Dorcas Matthews

#334 Isaac Harlan and Margaret Talbot, dau. Samuel Talbot and ____ Todd

#1281 John Harlan and Catherine Fagg, Thomas Fagg and Mary Henham, originally 
of Kent, England.

John L. Harlan

Date: Sun, 5 Sep 1999 
From: John L. Harlan JHarlan62@aol.com
Subject: Fagg or Fogg??


Your ancestor's name may very well be Fogg but she is very present in Alpheus Harlan's book as Fagg, and most of those events you presumed took place in England did not.

Pp. 145 and 346 #1281 John Harlan b. 8-22-1794; d.  9-11-1866 m. Catherine Fagg 1-25-1815.  John was 11th of 13 children, son of #334 Isaac Harlan and 2nd wife Margaret Talbot (1st wife was Sarah Baily).

#1281 John Harlan m. Catherine Fagg , at Steubenville, Ohio, dau. of Thomas 
Fagg and Mary Henham (natives of England but at this time residing in 
Jefferson Co.,
 Ohio).  ISSUE:
#3857 Samuel Dorsey Harlan b. 11-15-1815; d. 6-12-1886; m. Ellen Douglass 1838
#3858 Isaac Rhesa Harlan b. 2-17-1818; m. Susan J. Judkins 1839, Matilda 
Haskett 1848, and Lucy Barnett 1882.
#3859 Margaret Ann Harlan b. 1-25-1821;  m. Richard Dowell 9-1-1839
#3860 Thomas Henham Harlan b 7-22-1823; d. 10-6-1889; m. Maria Broadhurst 1846
#3861 John Harlan b. 4-17-1826; d. 11-14-1871; m. Mary A. Thomas 1-30-1845
#3862  Mary Jane Harlan b. 6-13-1828; m. James Parker 2-14-1851
#3863 Catherine Harlan b. 12-29-1830; d. 4-12-1887;  m. Vincent Hague
#3864 Lambert Allman Harlan b. 6-22-1833; d. 12-24-1837 ( 4 years)
#3865 Nathan Charles Harlan b. 8-29-1836; d. 8-20-1883; m. Jerusha Leeper 

The Harlan book gives more  details and particulars about where people were married, where bur. etc.  I hope you find this information useful.

John L. Harlan

Date: Fri, 3 Sep 1999
Subject: Re: SC to ALA Harlans

Wondering if you have any info on these two brothers below (Elias and Henry HARLAN) who went from SC to ALA between 1838-1840.  I am "speculating" on their connection to my Zachariah HARLIN line.  Any help appreciated.  Both brothers are listed in the 1850 Talladega ALA Census.  Elias is listed in the 1840 Talladega Census.  I believe Elias and Henry may be brothers to Zach HARLIN who died abt 1825 and his widow went to Talladega ALA thus a possible connection.
http://www.geocities.com/RainForest/Andes/4952/     ALA Ancestors Page

Descendants of Henry Harlin

 1 HARLIN, Henry  b: Abt. 1810 in SC to ALA about 1839 (1850 Talladega ALA 
Census) d: Aft. 1850 
 .. +EMILY b: Abt. 1812 in SC d: Aft. 1850 

 2 HARLIN, Margaret b: Abt. 1833 in SC to ALA 

 2 HARLIN, Martha b: Abt. 1835 in SC to ALA 

 2 HARLIN, Georgia b: Abt. 1837 in SC to ALA 

Date: Fri, 3 Sep 1999
From: John L. Harlan JHarlan62@aol.com
Subject: Re: Harlan post

Your item 4.  p. 91 # 189 George Harlan m. Rebecca _____(maiden name could not be found)

#197 George Harlan  m. Anna Breede dau. Joseph and Catherine Breede  and sister to wife of #195 Samuel Harlan.

John L. Harlan

Date: Fri, 3 Sep 1999 
From: John L. Harlan JHarlan62@aol.com

I Think you have some "cleaning up" to accomplish in order to decontaminate your genealogy records.  Beginning on p. 91 of the Harlan book, # 688 Samuel Harlan 
b. 5-31-1778; d. 3 month 1847; m. Nancy Fitzpatrick(Baptist) about 1800 in Union District, SC, dau. of Alexander Fitzpatrick a farmer in Union Dist.  Immediately after marriage, Samuel and Nancy emigrated to Monroe Co., KY. had their children there, near Gamaliel and are bur. side by side in Gamaliel Burying Grounds.  ISSUE:
#2315 Jane b. 9-14-1801; d. 11 month 1862; m. Richard Welch
#2316 George b.6-25-1804; d. 5-28-1852  m. Ruth Springer
# 2317 Sarah m. Jesse Springer
#2318 Isaac m. Nancy Comer
#2319 James H. m. Mary Crawford
#2320 Alexander F. m Matilda Fraim and Priscilla Ray
#2321 Stephen H. m. Letetia Goodall
#2322 John C. m. Mary Meadow or Meadon
# 2323 Lucinda m. John Comer
#2324 Calvin m. Eliza Ann Welch

# 195 Samuel Harlan m.  Sarah Breede dau. Joseph and Catherine Breede. 
2. married Sarah Belew dau. Zachariah Belew and Mary Bullington.  Samuel is bur. 
by his two wives on their family farm b.g, Union District, SC 
ISSUE: Sixteen children with two wives, plus entries relating to deeds and land 
transactions. The information you are seeking is too large in volume to handle in this manner.  If you will use the library copy of Alpheus Harlan's book, I will help you locate the info you are seeking.

John L. Harlan 

Date: Thu, 2 Sep 1999 

From: Cyndi  mustangcyndi@juno.com
Subject: Col. John M. Harlan 

I would like to pont out for anyone interested that in the 1998 book - Dee Brown's Civil War Anthology it deals with Colonel John M. Harlan on pages  64 & 65 in connection with his part in Morgan's raids." Cyndi 

Date: Wed, 1 Sep 1999
From: John L. Harlan JHarlan62@aol.com
Subject: HOOPES

Apparently we are related twice because #3 George Harlan m. Elizabeth Duck dau. of Hannah Hoopes.  If you don't own the Alpheus Harlan, "History and Genealogy of the Harlan Family" it will be about the best $60 you ever spent,
if you love family history and genealogy...available on the Harlan Family web site at the Store.

Regards, John L. Harlan

Date: Wed, 1 Sep 1999
From: John L. Harlan JHarlan62@aol.com
Subject: Alpheus book

Yes, Alpheus Harlan's book is detailed and all inclusive of  Aaron and Sarah.
Does it mention the Lackeys?  Thirty-five index entries.

I hope this is redundant information and that someone has answered you before now.

Regards, John L. Harlan

Date: Mon, 30 Aug 1999
From: Ava Abner ATEA@aol.com
Subject: Harlan/Underwood

I am researching Ella May Underwood who married a Guy Harlan in 1908 in Indiana. Ella May was born in Taylor County, KY.  Unsure of where Guy was born.
Any information would be appreciated.  Email me at ATEA@aol.com please.

Thanks, Ava Abner

Date: Mon, 30 Aug 1999
From: Irene Mast  MANDIMAST@aol.com

I just happened to stumble onto the Harlan website and I think it's terrific. In looking through it I wasn't able to make a connection to my husband's family, but I have a strong feeling there just might be. His ggg-grandmother was Elizabeth Harlin (could very well be Harlan). I know nothing about her parents or any possible siblings. What I do know is that she was born 22 December 1800 in Kentucky. She married Richard Wesner 30 October 1827 in Crawford County, Illinois. She died 20 December 1859 in Crawford County and is buried in the East Union Cemetery, LaMotte Township, Crawford County, Illinois. Elizabeth and Richard had 11 children. I will be happy to share the information I have with you if you find out that there is a connection. Hope to hear from you soon.

Irene Mast

Date: Sat, 28 Aug 1999
From: John L. Harlan JHarlan62@aol.com
Subject: Re: Henry and Elias

Both brothers, according to Alpheus Harlan's book, p.  229 Green Volume, were born in Laurens District, South Carolina and emigrated with their parents in 1839 to Tallapoosa County, Alabama, near Hackneyville.  Their father James was a planter and Baptist minister...he is bur. Providence Burying Grounds.
The two brothers had siblings;
    2373 Sarah
    2374 Aaron
    2375 John
    2376 Elizabeth
    2377 Mary
    2378 George
    2379 Rebecca Jane
    2380 Thomas D.
    2381 James W.

Date: Sat, 28 Aug 1999
From: Pamela Ingle  pingle@viagrafix.net
Subject: Harlan/Sturad


My Harlan line is through George Harlan b. 1755 in Chatham Co. NC and Rebecca Bogan b. 1759.  I have the line further back but am interested in more primary information about this particular line to George Harlan and Elizabeth Duck (and further thanks to the Harlan Family site!)

Line of Descent through Ruth Springer:
        George Harlan b. 1755 and Rebecca Bogan
        Samuel F. Harlan b. May 31, 1778, Union District SC and Nancy Fitzpathrick
        Sarah Ann Harlan b Aug 17, 1806 Monroe Co. KY and Jessee Springer
        Josephus Springer b. abt. 1831 in TN or KY, D. ca 1865 in Fulton Co. AR and
        Sarah Ann Smith b. 1834 Macon Co. TN
        Ruth Springer b. Dec 5, 1858 and George Washington Guthrie
        Sarah Ann Guthrie and David Layfette Hutson
        Ollie May Hutson and John Henry Benge
        L D Benge and Patricia D. Livingston
        Pamela L. Benge (Ingle) ---me

BUT, I may ALSO have ANOTHER connection through the Allen Guthrie, my brick wall.

Sarah and Sturad (or Stuard) was the dau. of an unknown Sturad and and unknown Harlan of MS.  Sarah married Allen Guthrie, and resided Sarrepti, Calhoun County MS ca.

Fact 1: Occupation:  Farmer and miller
Fact 2: Slave owner
Fact 3: Resided in Surrepti,Calhoun Co., Mississippi
Fact 4: Slain by neighbor
Fact 5: Buried in Mississippi

Any help in making this connection would be appreciated.  More more information about these lines is available if you contact me directly.

Best wishes,
Pam Ingle

Date: Fri, 27 Aug 1999
From: John L. Harlan JHarlan62@aol.com
Subject: Henry and Elias

You obviously already have a lot of information, and as a consequence, you have tendered an inquiry that is large, cumbersome and not sufficiently specific.  I think you are going for too much at once.  I may be able to provide you with the responses you are seeking if you can narrow the field and be more specific.

P. 229 Alpheus Harlan's Green volume;

# 2731 Henry Langston Harlan b. 12-7-1808 m. Emily Milam no. 2367
# 2732 Elias Harlan b. 10-17-1810 m. Sarah Toland.

These were the sons of # 708 James Harlan and Margaret Langston. Grandsons of Aaron of 5th and 6th generations.

Date: Fri, 27 Aug 1999
From: John L. Harlan JHarlan62@aol.com
Subject: David R. B. Harlan

# 4903 David R. B. Harlan was the son of # 1761 Andrew Jackson Harlan, Attorney-at-law, congressman (personally acquainted with Henry Clay, Daniel Webster and Thomas Benton), Master Mason Marion, Indiana and Delilah Hendrix, Methodist, dau. James Hendrix and Nancy Wick.

# 4903 David R. B. Harlan, merchant, Methodist, b. 11-21-1842, at Marion, Grant Co., Ind.  d. 9-25-1899 at Nettleton, Caldwell Co., MO bur. there.  Feb. 1863 he moved to Savannah, Andrew Co., MO. m. Alice L. Kinney,
Methodist, b. 8-12-1845 dau. of George W. Kinney (merchant) and Lepha L. Clark.
Issue:  9796 Ada  H.
9797 Eva Alice
9798 Lepha
9799 Earl
9800 Paul
9801 Leora

This is a glimpse of what is available in the "History and Genealogy of the Harlan Family," Alpheus Harlan, omitting dates and spouses names relative to issue.  This book is available at a reduced cost on the Harlan family organization web site (click on store).  This book will enable you to trace back to your earliest recorded ancestor in one volume.

I realize that you were inquiring specifically about your ancestors military career, and even though he was a man of considerable accomplishments, including Post Master, the subject of the War never entered their conversations; however, with the information you already have, using a search engine such as Alta Vista, you should gain ready access to a plethora of military history.

John L. Harlan

Date: Wed, 25 Aug 1999
From: Bob Harper robert_c_harper@email.msn.com
Subject: Catherine HOPKINS HARLAN

I am overwhelmed at all the work and knowledge accumulated on the name HARLAN, especially since I am new to genealogy.  What a marvelous tribute to your ancestors.  They would be proud of your hard work and dedication.

My husband's ggggrandmother, Catherine HOPKINS, (?-1891) married a Mr. HARLAN in PA. They had one daughter, Mary Jane HARLAN (Abt. 1820-1909); Catherine buried Mt. Moriah Cem., Philadelphia, PA.  Mr. HARLAN died...how?...why?  Catherine HOPKINS HARLAN then married a Capt. William HENION, probably Philadelphia, too.  All the families seem in and around there in the shipping/sea business.  Have no information on HENIONS, yet.

Any help and or information will be deeply appreciated.  Thank you for your time and assistance.

Gratefully yours, Lynn Harper in CA lynn_harper@hotmail.com

From: Phil Otterson ad365@rover.acorn.net
Date: Fri, 20 Aug 99

Hello! My great great grandfather was David RB Harlan, born 1842 and died in 1899. Looking for info about his Civil War career. Served 9th Missouri Cavalry Militia, Co. M. Any info would be greatly appreciated!

Sincerely, Phil Otterson

Date: Wed, 18 Aug 1999
From: Larry Harlan Nalrah@aol.com
Subject: Sarah HARLAN and Charles CROW

In response to your August 5th query you are going to find information on both of these individuals in the Texas Red Book that you have just purchased through our Store-Book pages.  Also, Sarah HARLAN CROW # 704, b. 1775 and her daughter Elizabeth CROW # 728, b. 1797 are both listed in the Green Book, i. e., The History and Genealogy of the Harlan Family  by Alpheus H. Harlan  and also offered in the Store - Book Page in this site.

As a sample of what the Green Book holds, Sarah was the daughter of Aaron #194, b. c1752 in Chester Co. Pa. Her mother was Elizabeth Stuart, b. 10, 22, 1755.  Aaron and Elizabeth had eleven children.

Sarah is further listed as are her ten children, nos. 2339 - 2348. Of these Children, there is further information on Joshua # 2344, Joseph #2345, and Jonathan Jackson # 2346 and their children.

Your hitting brick wall days are finally over.  Larry Harlan

Date: Tue, 17 Aug 1999
From: Frosttee1@aol.com

I went to school with a large family of Harlans in the 50's in Abinggdon ,Illinois. I remember one Janet, Louise, Bryan, also beleive some of them moved to Abingdon, Illinois. I was a Sorrells, if you know anything about our tree let me know.
Frosttee 1

Date: Tue, 17 Aug 1999
From: Elizabeth Sly esly@mindspring.com
Subject: Harlan Home Page

Somehow I thought that the Harlan Web Page couldn't get any better, but I just touched base with it and it has some new features.  (All right, all right! They may have been there a while but I haven't checked them out lately!)  The Harlan related websites and other websites, Cyndi's list and all are good additions.  Good Job!

Liz Sly

Date: Tue, 17 Aug 1999
From: John L. Harlan  JHarlan62@aol.com
Subject: Re: Dinah's children

Taken from p. 137 of Alpheus Harlan's book:

Dinah Harlan m. Joseph Richardson a son of  Lawrence Richardson and Mary Jones.
Joseph and Dinah are bur. Penn Hill burying grounds Lancaster Co., PA

No. 1160  Joel b. 8-14-1769
No.  1161  Samuel b. 6-22-1771;  m. 11-6-1794 at Little Britain Meeting, Rebecca Webster b. 8-21=1775, dau. William Webster and Mary Coppock.
No.  1162  Hannah b. 2-8-1783; m. 5-11-1796 at West Grove Meeting, Samuel Embree...Issue: Lydia b. 3-29-1797 and Joseph b. 11-25-1798.
No.  1163  John b. 12-12-1775, d. 3-24-1803; m. Margaret Paxon
No.  1164  Joseph  b. 4-22-1778,  m. Ann S. ____.?
No.  1165  Mary b. 2-22-1780, d. 1st month 1819; m. 3-1-1798, at Little Britain Meeting, Joshua Webster b. 7-27-1768, son of William Webster and Ann Smith.
No. 1166  Lydia b. 5-16-1785, d. 6-8-1845; m. David Parry 5-16-1817.
No.  1167  Isaac b. 4-16-1788.
No.  1168  Caleb b. 12-8-1792, d. 4-13-1820.

There is no additional information on Dinah's children in the green volume,,,hope this helps.

John L. Harlan

Date: Wed, 11 Aug 1999
From: John L. Harlan  JHarlan62@aol.com
Subject: Re: Harlan genealogy

The Alpheus Harlan Book is an absolute treasure for family historians and genealogist and it is correctly titled, "HISTORY and GENEALOGY of the HARLAN FAMILY,"  available from the Harlan family web site at the best possible price anywhere....$60 including S & H (I think) while the publisher offers it genealogical magazine ads for $159.95 plus S&H...I have purchased several copies as gifts and they have all been well received.

You are correct to question the death date of Elizabeth Paxon Summers, it would be something of a strain to die two years before you were born and still have two children.  The death date should have been 1882 instead of 1842.

To answer your other question, the two children (issue) are Elizabeth's.  In 1886, Alpheus spent an enjoyable hour visiting with John Calvin Harlan, and no additional children were mentioned.

John Calvin was one of eight children born to no. 2496 John Harlan and Martha Godfrey, dau. of Thomas Godfrey and Nancy Bromagen.

No. 2496 John Harlan was one of eleven children, son of no.737 Elihu Harlan and Anna Gist, dau of Joseph Gist and Hanna Breede Gist.

No. 737 Elihu Harlan was one of ten children born to no. 199 James Harlan and Edith Howard,

No. 199 James Harlan was one of ten children born to no. 41 Aaron Harlan and Sarah Hollingsworth, dau of Valentine Hollingsworth and Elizabeth Heald.

No. 41 Aaron Harlan was one seven born to   no. 8 Aaron Harlan and Sarah Heald, dau. Samuel Heald and Mary Bancroft (Sarah was born in Mobberly, Cheshire, Old England).

No. 8 Aaron Harlan was 1 of 9 children born to no. 3 George Harlan and Elizabeth Duck, dau. Ezekeiliah Duck and Hannah Hoopes.

In the interest of saving space and typing, I have omitted dates and names of siblings and their spouses. This is not to diminish their importance because they all weave together to make the fabric we know as family.

I hope you find the clarification and elaboration beneficial and will be encouraged to buy the book.  We also hope you will become a frequent visitor to the Harlan family web site.

John L. Harlan

Date: Tue, 10 Aug 1999
From: Donna Carpenter  dcvegas@psn.net
Subject: Harlans SC to ALA

Hi ! Wondering if you have any info on these two brothers below (Elias and Henry HARLAN) who went from SC  to ALA between 1838- 1840.  I am "speculating" on their connection to my Zachariah HARLIN line.
Any help appreciated,  Donna  DCVEGAS@PSN.NET
HOME PAGE: http://www.geocities.com/RainForest/Andes/4952/

 Descendants of Henry Harlin
1 HARLIN, Henry b: Abt 1810 in SC to ALA about 1839 (1850  Talladega ALA Census) d: Aft. 1850
.. +EMILY b: Abt. 1812 in SC d: Aft. 1850
2 HARLIN, Margaret b: Abt. 1833 in SC to ALA
2 HARLIN, Martha b: Abt. 1835 in SC to ALA
2 HARLIN, Georgia b: Abt. 1837 in SC to ALA
2 HARLIN, Hayne b: Abt.1838 in SC to ALA
2 HARLIN, America b: Abt. 1839 in ALA
2 HARLIN, Mary b: Abt. 1840 in ALA
2 HARLIN, Thomas b: Abt. 1844 in ALA
2 HARLIN, Sarah b:Abt. 1845 in ALA
2 HARLIN, William b: Abt. 1848 in ALA
2 HARLIN, Frances E. b: Abt. 1850 in ALA  and his brother  is:

Descendants of Elias Harlin b: abt 1806 in SC to ALA abt 1842 (in ALA  Talladega 1850) d: Aft. 1850
.. +ELIAS, First Wife of b: Abt. 1806 in Prob SC d: Bef. 1839 in Prob SC m:  Abt. 1824
2 HARLIN, George "speculate" b.Abt 1825 in ALA or SC
    *2nd Wife of HARLIN, Elias "speculate":
.. +SARAH b: Abt. 1820 in SC d: Aft.1850 m: Abt. 1838 in PROBABLY SECOND  WIFE see First Wife of Elias
2 HARLIN, James Henry b: Abt. 1839 in SC to ALA
2 HARLIN, John b: Abt. 1842 in ALA
2 HARLIN, Silas C. b: Abt. 1845 in ALA
2 HARLIN, Margaret J. b:Abt. 1846 in ALA
2 HARLIN, Eliza C. b: Abt. 1848

Date: Fri, 6 Aug 1999
From:  Rebecca Roberts serttr@concentric.net
Subject: Re: Harlan family: England to Ohio

All I know about my Harlan line, came from handwritten notes by a family member who knew about the family.  My line starts with the marriage of John Harlan and Catherine Fogg in England in 1815.  Somehow, they ended up in the Belmont County, Ohio area and had a total of nine children, they were:

Samuel Dorsey b. 1815 probably born in England, Isaac Rhesa b. 1818, Margaret Ann b. 1821, John Jr. b. 1826, Thomas H. b. 1826,  Mary Jane b. 1828, Catherine Allman b. 1830 married Vincent Daley Hague in Summerfield, Ohio in 1848   (this is my line), Lambert Allman b. 1833, Charles b. 1836

Please post my information, maybe someone will recognize this family of Harlans.
Rebecca Roberts OH

Date: Thu, 5 Aug 1999
From: Mary Carol Sheets HONDO108@aol.com
Subject: Sarah Harlan m. Rev. Charles Crow

I am descended from Sarah Harlan, b. 1775, and Rev. Charles Crow, b. 1771 d. 1854, through their daughter, Elizabeth (Betsey), b. 1797, who married Solomon Smith b. 1784 d. 1861.  I am searching for any information that the Harlan family might have regarding Solomon's parentage, siblings, etc.

I have sent for the "Texas Red Book" hoping that I might glean something from there and have posted messages on the Harlan forum as well as many others and seem to be hitting my "brick wall."

Any information or hunting tips that you might give me would be very much appreciated.

Thank-you, Mary Carol Sheets

Date: Mon, 2 Aug 1999
From: SSmith9607@aol.com

I am looking for info on George Harlan #116, Ezekial Harlan # 470, Ezekial Jefferson Harlan #4670, and Lewis Harlan # 9843.  Any info would be greatly appreciated.  Siblings, children, where they lived, etc.

Date: Thu, 29 Jul 1999
From: Melva Ogrodny mhcl@access995.com

My Great-grandfather was George W. Harlan born in Elizabeth Twp, Allegheny County, PA 9/2/1835-1838.  His father's (or grandfather's) name was Michael Harlan.  His mother or sister's name was Ella.  He was married to Louise Wilson.  George died 2/12/1922 in Mammoth, PA.  George served in the Civil War with Knap's Battery.  Reply to mhcl@access995.com.

Date: Thu, 29 Jul 1999
From: Larry Harlan Nalrah@aol.com
Subject: Margaret Harlan Crumpton - 1823, Ga.

In response to Lisa Crumpton's query, the Harlan Book, does cover 17 different Crumptons starting with the Margaret Harlan # 2581, Methodist, b. 5, 7, 1823 in Dekalb Co., Ga - Married William Crumpton, b. 5, 1 , 1813 in Clark Co., Ga. --- Moved to Alabama.  They had six children, James, Susan, George, William, Sarah, and Samuel, Nos. 6466 - 71 who are not covered further in the book.  A Mary Harlan, # 2583, a sister of Margarets, both daughters of James # 748, b 1803 and Elizabeth Snow, b. 1804, married Jeru Crumpton, b. 1817 in Clark Co. Ga. They had 8 children that are listed as Frances, Sarah, George, William, Richard, Lewis, Thomas, and Wesley, Nos. 6482-89 who are not covered any further in the book although there are names of spouses of all children that married for both sisters.
----Larry Harlan

Date: Mon, 26 Jul 1999
From: JHarlan62@aol.com
Subject: Everett Tillson Harlan

Page 916 in the Green volume of Alpheus Harlan's book;

# 6277 John Calvin Harlan, son of John, grandson of Elihu, farmer, Christian, b. Randolph Co., IN 1-7-1845; d. near  Stockport, Van Buren Co., IA 11-17-1899; bur. there;  married Eleanor (Paxson) Summers, 9-7-1872, Christian, b. Jay Co., IN 12-14-1844; d. Wilsonville, Van Buren Co., 8-4-1842 bur. there Spencer bur. grounds...dau. Herstar Paxon (shoemaker) and Margaret Barrett.  John Calvin Harlan married next Leah C. Simpkins, dau. Thomas D. Simpkins and Phebe A. C. Duval.

Issue:  Everett Tillson Harlan b. Randolph Co. 9-5-1873 m 2-21-1899m Carrie Lincoln.

John L. Harlan

Date: Mon, 26 Jul 1999
From: JHarlan62@aol.com
Subject: Canon

Page 948 of  Alpheus Harlan's book:

# 7220  James Harlan (son of Jehu, grandson of Daniel) farmer, Presbyterian, b. 8-30-1829 in Richard Co, Ohio d. Dumont, Butler Co., Iowa 12-14-1911. Married in Crawford Co., Ohio, 8-11-1851, Matilda Crissinger of Northumberland Co. PA, 9-23-1830 d. Dumont, 7-20-1896,  both bur. Harlan Cemetery, Dumont.  She was dau. of John Crissinger, a shoemaker, and Catharine Reed.

Catharine Freelove Harlan m. William Jasper Canon Living in Dumont in 1912.

There is your connection, but Alpheus Harlan utilizes the one "N" spelling of Canon throughout.

Regards, John L. Harlan

Date: Mon, 26 Jul 1999
From: JHarlan62@aol.com
Subject: It's in the book

Beginning with the first George you listed....# 37 George Harlan m. Elizabeth Hope Issue:
        #180 George Harlan b. 1737 d. 5-6-1821, farmer, friend, married Margery Baker 4-21-1762
        # 181 Elizabeth Harlan b 1743 d. 10-6-1823 m. Amor Chandler 4-28-1763
        # 182 Sarah Harlan b. 1746  d. ? m. Thomas Hope 7-26-1764  (2) Joseph Harlan # 62

# 180 George Harlan m. Margery Baker, friend, 4-6-1743  Issue:
        # 670 Joshua  Harlan b.3-13-1763 d. 4th month 1828 m. Sarah Rice.
        #  671  Aaron Harlan b. 7-3-1765  d. 10-5-1851 m. Elizabeth Gregg 6-18-1`793.
        #  672 George Harlan b. 9-1-1767  d. 12-21-1846  m. Esther Eulass 11-10-1796.
        # 673  Elizabeth Harlan b. 10-4-1771 Chatham, NC d. Warren Co. Ohio, m. John Sharp.
            Silas, her son, was adopted by his grandfather and took the name Silas Harlan # 677
                (Silas m. Mary Conley 1-20-1818)
        # 674 Sarah Harlan b.  6-5-1774 m. Richard Lackey in 1793 (the index has 32 Lackey entries)
        # 675 Samuel
        # 676 Moses
        # 677 Silas

The Harlan book would be an exciting and worthwhile investment, if you are truly interested in the history of yourself.  It's easier to understand where you are going, when you can understand where you've been.

Obviously the book has much more than I have attempted to relate, but exploring it should be part of the joy of owning the Alpheus Harlan book.

Regards, John L. Harlan

Date: Mon, 26 Jul 1999
From: Bernie Cowette  ManHeritag@aol.com
Hi :) !

My name is Bernie Cowette and my mother is Constance Ann Harlan from Joseph John Harlan the son of Andrew Harlan who was born in Ireland (where - unknown) the son of Thomas Harlan & Rose Brown. I am at a total loss to know where to begin to look for material which may lead me to finding out when Andrew came to the country and where on the isle he would have hailed from. All I know is that Andrew would have come over sometime after his birth in 1851. If you can provide any suggestions as to where I might begin my research I would be extremely grateful.

I hope to hear from you soon.
Thank You, Bernie Cowette

Date: Sun, 25 Jul 1999
From: Gina Nix nixfam@fullnet.net
Subject: Harland family Iowa to Kansas

Please help. My Mothers family fell apart when she was very young and I can't find any more than what was done by another family member who has no real interest in this side of the family. This is all I have and have had for years with no breaks. Clarence Albert Harland m. Mary Delila Beigler their son, Ivan Roy Harland, d. abt 1947 at St Joseph's hospital,,MO. He was buried in Dallas Center Cemetery, New Market, IA. He married Mable Pearl Le Fever, b. in MO. and buried in Dallas Center Cemetery, New Market,IA, dau of John Le Fever and Mary Anne Rebecca Bowers. Their son, Elvin Richard Harland, b.28 Jan 1930 in Gravity, Taylor Co., IA married Lavolla Jean Ritchie b. 26 Sep 1932. Both are living I assume. They had 4 children together, divorced and the 4 children were placed with other families (I assume it was in that order as Lavollas next 5 children are surnamed Withers). Their 4 children are... 1. Charles Richard Harland probably b. 1951 in Clarinda,IA 2. Linda Jean Harland b. 14 Sep 1952 in Wichita,KS (my mother) 3. Larry Joe Harland b. 2 Aug 1954 (adopted to a Texan family) 4. Debra Sue Harland b 29 Jun 1957 in Wichita, KS (raised by the Bruner family of Stilwell, OK with my mother Linda) I would greatly appreciate any help at all. I don't have to go back to Adam and Eve I just need to know a little about where I'm from.

Sincerely, Gina L. Nix

Date: Sun, 25 Jul 1999
From: Carol Wheelis  CarolW7673@aol.com

I descend from George Harlan & Elizabeth Duck as follows:
Aaron Harlan m. Sarah Heald
 George Harlan
   George Harlan
      Sarah Harlan m. Richard Lackey
        John Lackey m. Mary Watts Stites
          Charles Lackey m Deborah St. John
             (and so on, down to me)
Am interested if anyone else is working on this particular line of Harlans,and also if Aaron Harlan's line shows up in Alpheus Harlan's book,and if it mentions Lackeys.
Carol Wheelis

Date: Sat, 24 Jul 1999
From: Lisa  Lisa@cyberistic.com

Can you tell me if there are any Crumptons in the Harlan book?  My father-in-law tells me that a Margery or Margie Harlan married a Crumpton, his great grandfather. Thanks so much. Lisa Crumpton

Date: Thu, 22 Jul 1999
From: Larry Harlan    nalrah@aol.com
Subject:  German Reformed Church in Maryland

How many Harlans/Harlands have found that their ancestors belonged to the German Reformed Church?  Mine were back in the mid-1700's in Maryland. Please let me know if your people also had these connections. Also, please comment if you are a student of religion and have facts on that portion of the Church.

I am starting to suspect that my clad came from Germany or the surrounding area.

Date: Tue, 20 Jul 1999
From: Sammy Malcolm Samalco34@aol.com
Subject: Fwd: Harlan(Harlands) in Ireland

I was browsing the net when i came upon an interesting site about USA Harlans which mentions my town-LURGAN, N.Ireland. I attend Shankill Parish Church in Lurgan mentioned as the marriage place of one of your ancestors. I give you several points of interest to me and i hope to you.

1. My former Scoutmaster was a Samuel Harland. He is deceased and his brother George only died about 6 months ago. They were both Quakers which ties in with your article on the net. There is at least one sister still alive here. They are buried in our local Quaker cemetery. On the wall of the Quaker building is a plaque being the birthplace of James Logan--Wm Penn's secretary on the foundation of Pennsylvania. Therer is  a Logan Drive street here. Incidentally there is a LURGAN in Penn.

2. I used to live in a little village called Annalong in County Down near Newcastle both mentioned in the narrative. Again the Donnalong might be confused as you say with Donaghcloney, a village 5 miles from Lurgan, possibly more correctly.

3. Just a coincidence--my daughter spent 3 weeks 4 years ago in Kennet Square in Penn also mentioned in the narrative.

4. General Sir John Dill buried in Arlington military Cemetery in Washington DC, was a native of this town.

 Perhaps this may assist you in research.SAMMY MALCOLM

Date: Tue, 20 Jul 1999
From: Wilma Fleming Haynes  gencon@harborside.com
Subject: Joseph HARLAND b 1818; lived Porter co., IN

Your site is easy to follow...so many of the sites that people put up are confusing..yours isn't..I don't know if you can help me here or not, but if I don't ask I will never know..

My 2nd great grand aunt Rebecca FLEMING d/o John and Mary (......) FLEMING married 18 Mar 1840 Porter county, Indiana TO: Joseph HARLAND b 1818 ............ they lived in Porter county, Indiana.

I have searched for years trying to find about Joseph's parents & the children of Joseph and Rebecca..who were:  Mary b 1841; Enoch b 1843; Elizabeth b 1845; and Ira b 1848..all in Porter county, Indiana..

You see Rebecca was the youngest daughter of her parents and she was given the family bible....we (as in me and my cousins) would sure like to find that bible...I keep hoping that it will appear someplace...and your site is the first I have found with this surname.. I know you have the spelling different..but I noticed you had the spelling I have in your earlier generations..

I know with our name HAYNES...in a single family..three sons changed the spelling from HAINES to HAYNES...two sons kept the spelling of HAINES... that has kept the genealogy confusing and harder to follow...IF they would of only known what would happen thru out the generations with the changing of the original spelling of any sur names..

Thanks for your time, Wilma Fleming Haynes gencon@harborside.com

Date: Sun, 30 May 1999
From: Nancy L. Graham ngradbro@telenet.net

Several years ago I found the Harlan book and learned my greatgrandmother, Catherine Freelove Harlan was a descendant of  George Harlan, she married a William Jasper Cannon in Butler county, Iowa in 1875, I am searching for any info on William Jasper Cannon, belive he was born on 5 July 1852 in Arkansas.Would like to hear from anyone who may have info. Thanks

Date: Thu, 15 Jul 1999
From: Revae phinn@pacific.net
Subject: HARLAN Family in Iowa and Indiana

I am seeking information on Everett Harlan who was in Union Co., Iowa late 1800s. He married an adopted daughter of William & Martha Milnes. I am trying to locate her name. The Milnes family was living in Afton, Union co., IA. The following exerpt from a Harlan book was provided me by an email communicant: "John Calvin Harlan had a son Everett Tillson Harlan born 1873 Randolph Co., IN and married 1899 Carrie Lincoln. John Calvin Harlan moved from IN to Van Buren Co., IA and in 1886 went to Union Co., IA."

Could this be the family of the Everett Harlan I am seeking? Anyone with information regarding this Harlan family and especially the name of Everett Harlan's wife, adopted daughter of Wm. Milnes, please contact me. Is it possible she is the Carrie Lincoln mentioned above?

Date: Sat, 10 Jul 1999
From: John Lowell Harlan JHarlan62@aol.com
Subject: Harlands from Ireland

Greetings Sammy Malcolm,
It is indeed a pleasure to hear from Ireland and yourself with these interesting facts about our family in your land.  With your kind permission, I would like to submit this information, just as you have presented it, to share with all the other HARLAN/HARLAND/HARLIN/HARLEN family members who frequently visit this site. We are pleased that you have found the Harlan family web site and were willing to share with us the information you have garnered and so adeptly presented in your communication.  We hope that you will not be a stranger, but will choose to visit here often and be among friends.

Regards, John Lowell Harlan

Date: Fri, 9 Jul 1999
From: Murray480@aol.com

i am interested in learning more on my michael harlan and dinah dixon family line i am descended from their daughter lydia who married jerimah cloud  i know very little about my harlan side  i do know that they go into my hoopes family line because i have them in the hoopes family books


Date: Thu, 8 Jul 1999
From: Ida June Huntsman jjhuntsman@webtv.net
Subject: Thomas J. HARLAN

Thomas Jefferson HARALN/D. was my paternal ggrandfather. He was born, Wayne Co.,Il., Nov 7,1841, died July 17,1904. I believe that I have located him in the census of Wayne Co.,Il., page # 20, Family #276, but I am not sure if the head of the household is his father.  It is hard to read and this William seems to be 70 years old. In war, is now Cleburne Co.,Ar.

Thomas married Sarah J. Gunn in Jonesboro Il., cta 1858. She was born in Blont Co. Tn.,184l. .They were in what is now Cleburne Co., Ar in 1860.  I have the Green book but can't find a connection. Thomas fought for the CSA with the Mo. 10th infantry, was captured, and spent quite a bit of time in prison camps.

Their first child, born in 1860, was Martha Matilda.  Their next child was my grandfather, William Washington Harlan, was born May 27.1866. Then came John Calvin, born Nov 14, 1868, then came Pearlie Nrcissis born 20.,1884 & Eugenia Edith born Oct 1, 1877.  I received this information from my Aunt MaryIda Mae McNease; she had the information written in her bible.  She is now 90 yrs.  I would be happy to share information with anyone interested.

----Ida June Harlan Huntsman.

Date: Wed, 7 Jul 1999
From: Ida June Huntsman jjhuntsman@webtv.net
Subject: Thomas Jefferson Harlan(d), b.184l, Wayne Co. Il.

Thomas J.  Harlan was my paternal ggrandfather, He married Sarah J. Gunn cta 1858, Jonesboro, Il.  She was b., Blont Co. Ten. 1841.  By 1860 they were in what is now Cleburne co. Ar.(then Van Buren Co.). He faught for the CSA, in the civil was, with the Mo. 10 th infantry.  He was captured and spent quite a bit of time in prison camps.  He died in 1904, she in 1913.  The birth  & death records come from a family Bible belonging to my aunt., but that is as far back as it goes.  I have the  Green book but have not been able to connect,although I found Harlans in Wayne co. at the time of his birth I could not connect him. I think I have found him on the 1850  Il. census but I am not sure the head of household is his father, the census is hard to read.  The  William seems to be 70 years old.  My grandfathers name was william Washington (Bill) Harlan. Can anyone out there add anything to this.  I will be happy to share with anyone interested.
----Ida June Huntsman,21519 State Line Rd, Sulphur Springs, Ar. 72768

Date: Sat, 3 Jul 1999
From: John L. Harlan JHarlan62@aol.com
Subject: Useful info...YES

This is indeed useful information for people seeking their ties to this particular line.  While it does not directly impact my line, I know from experience many would benefit if you would post the research on our web site, in a similar manner to McNab's earlier effort.  It would seem to me a welcome resource for those seeking their ancestry, and would give us an opportunity to appreciate the work your grandfather did toward establishing/documenting that line.

If there is considerable volume and it will be time consuming, you might want to consider doing it off line, clicking "send later" each time to save your content and when it is all typed and ready, don't go to the web site, just send it as E mail to Pam at   belling@ez-net.com and she will receive it for posting.

Regards, John L. Harlan ( # 3 George)

Date: Sat, 3 Jul 1999
From: John L. Harlan JHarlan62@aol.com
Subject: Genforum post RE: Hannah Harlan

If you will check your genforum post regarding Hannah Harlan you will find my response to your post, taken from p. 49 of Alpheus Harlan's book.  Obviously the book has much information that I did not report, but you will learn that Hannah was the dau of Michael Harlan  and Susanna Carleton dau. Thomas Carleton and Hannah Howell Roberts.  Information on where they lived, died, burial sites, names of siblings, etc,

Regards, John L. Harlan

Date: Sat, 03 Jul 99
From: Terri Harlan terri.harlan@gte.net
Subject: William Charles Albert Harlan, born Aug 1847, SC

My great grandfather, William Charles Albert Harlan, born Aug 1847 in SC, according to marriage certificate in Jerseyville county, Ill.  According to his statement passed down from my grandfather Justin "Jessie" Irvin Harlan, his dad fought on the side of the South in the civil war, and his brother fought on the side of the North. We have checked the civil war records in SC, and they show no records.  Cannot seem to trace him back from Illinois.  My cousin has the Alpheus book, and is also trying to find a connection.  Anyone that can help, please contact me.  terri.harlan@gte.net  Thanks.

Date: Thu, 1 Jul 1999
From: John Harland jharland@smartt.com
Subject: Donnahlong/Donaghcloney

Malcolm McNab <midloth@earthlink.net> in his recent post, included mention of Parish of Donnahlong, County Down. This  misspelling is so embedded in other publications that we shall never get rid of it, but for what it is worth, we run a correction again:.

............. 4   Ezekiel Harlan b: 16 Aug 1679 in Parish of Donnahlong, County Down, Ireland d: 15 Jun 1731 in Unknown
............. 4   Hannah Harlan b: 4 Apr 1681 in Parish of Donnahlong, County Down, Ireland d: 1701
............. 4   Moses Harlan b: 1683 in Parish of Donnahlong, County Down, Ireland d: Abt. 1748

There is a Donaghalong in County Tyrone, but distance rules this out. The pre-eminent authority on Ulster placenames is Gerry Stockman, Professor Emeritus of Celtic Studies at Queen's University, Belfast. Some years ago, I asked him about the location of a parish called 'Donnahlong' in the vicinity of Lurgan, and he gave his opinion thus:

>Probably a misread for Donaghcloney, a parish which lies along the Lagan in the barony of Iveagh Lower.  We >have spellings Donnaghclona (1442), Donaclona (1601c), Donaghclony (1661), Donochlony (1750c), etc.  If >the final -y were misread as -g, as happens often, you would have a form similar to Don(n)aghlong. It comes >from Domhnach Cluana 'the Church of the Meadow'.

Date: Thu, 1 Jul 1999
From: John L. Harlan JHarlan62@aol.com
Subject: Re: Sherman G. Harlan/L. L. Spiva


The book is available on the Harlan Family web site under "Store"....ultimately from Peggy Harlan Talley of Poteau, OK, and at $60 it is a bargain because our publisher sells it to people whp are unaware of the Harlan web site for $159.95 plus shipping and handling, thus I feel like our's is a bargain for the exact same book.

I probably did not make it clear earlier but my reference to "issue" is genealogical terminology for children, off spring, siblings, progeny, etc.

These are definitely the people you were looking for but your relative was not yet born when Alpheus Harlan gathered this information.  The beauty of this book to you is that you can trace from Sherman G. Harlan all the way back to William in 1594, and realize with the discovery of each spouse additional information about who your kinsmen really are.

Your Sherman G. Harlan was one of ten children (you will learn who they were and who they married), son of # 2742 Wesley Harlan (8th generation og Harlans in America) and Nancy Greenup (Methodist) dau of Thomas Greenup and Catherine McIntosh.  #2742 Wesley was son of  # 800 Jacob  Harlan and Sarah Combs dau. Stephen  Combs and Barbara Allen.  "Jacob Harlan while in Kentucky, was a millwright and the owner of twp horse mills and one water mill.  His home was a preaching place, and was known far and near as the home of some of the handsomest girls in the state of Kentucky.  He was a  man small of stature, and truly a good man."

# 800 Jacob's father and grandfather were both John Harlans....and so on.

If you decide to purchase the book and need any help in understanding how to get the most out of it just let me know.

Regards, John L. Harlan

Date: Thu, 1 Jul 1999
From: John L. Harlan JHarlan62@aol.com
Subject: Harlan Book p. 554

#2470  Jacob Harlan (son of Valentine and grandson of Jacob) was a farmer and a Christian, b. 2-14-1816, on a farm in Darke Co., Ohio Jacob m Pharabe Horn (Disciple of Christ) dau. of  Joseph Horn and Perincirah Fulghum.  Second m. Mary A. Buckley...first wife died in child birth 11-09-1849 giving life to dau. Pharabe Jane.

There is a vast amount of information for you in the Alpheus Harlan book "History and Genealogy of the Harlan Family"....available on this web site at Stores.

Regards, John L. Harlan

Date: Thu, 1 Jul 1999
From: John L. Harlan JHarlan62@aol.com
Subject: Duck


You need to own a copy of the Harlan book.  If I wanted to select an example for exciting discovery of one's lineage, I would turn to page 512 and discover that #2288 John Harlan (son of Moses, grandson of George) was b. Warren Co., Ohio, 12-30-1816, at age 12 moved w/parents to Parke Co., Indiana and to Peoria Co., IL about 1836...there he m. Caroline Pleas dau. of German born shoe maker John Pleas and Elizabeth Wilkerson.

From this point you can go forward or backward in your families generations, and it's fun, but there is simply too much information to post here. Learning your way around in the "History and Genealogy of the Harlan Family" adds to the pleasure of ownership....if you buy the book and need guidance, I will be happy to help.

Available through this web site...click on Store.

In brief summary, here is a little more of what you are asking for:
    # 8 Aaron Harlan m. Sarah Heald, among their issue was
    #37 George Harlan m. Elizabeth Hope, among their issue was
    #180 George Harlan m. Margery Baker, among their issue was
    #676 Moses Harlan m. Ann Jennings, among their issue was
    #2288 John Harlan  (see earlier E mail)

Regards, John L. Harlan

Date: Thu, 1 Jul 1999
From: John L. Harlan JHarlan62@aol.com
Subject: Duck

Looks like Malcolm McNab lost our Elizabeth Duck???  There goes Ezekeliah Duck and Hannah Hoopes if McNab's O'Loughnan is correct.  He doesn't cite any sources other than himself, that I have been able to determine, so I think I'll stay with Alpheus for now.

Regards, John L. Harlan

Date: Thu, 1 Jul 1999
From: John L. Harlan JHarlan62@aol.com
Subject: Sherman G. Harlan/L. L. Spiva

I am not sure if this will be helpful, but for what it's worth...Page 620 of Alpheus Harlan's book, "History and Genealogy of the Harlan Family." #6948 Sherman G. Harlan m. Laura L. Spiva, 12-23-1883.  Laura was dau. of Wm. J. Spiva (Tinner) and she was born in Schuyler Co., IL

In 1892 Sherman G. Harlan was residing on a farm near Coffeyville, KS... issue:  Norma V. S., Emily E., Wm. G., and Charles M.

Regards, John L. Harlan

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