From: Trenton Harlan Trenton.Harlan@elpaso.com
Hello my name is Trenton Wagner Harlan. I found this site by mistake and was just wondering if I had any ties to this family. My dads name is Frank DeWayne Harlan and his dad Is Olan Harlan. If you have any info on this I would like to know. My E-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org
--thank you Trenton Harlan.
Lucetta died in Philadelphia in 1901, most likely at the Pennsylvania Hospital for the Insane. There are indications that the family may have been Quakers originally.
I have been unable to find any information about Lucetta's family and am hoping that someone at this site can provide some clues. Thank you for any help.
Date: 10 June 2002
As I informed the family Web site last summer, "As a member of the Supreme Court Historical Society (224 East Capitol Street, N.E. Washington D.C. 20003) I recently received the latest edition of the Journal of the Supreme Court Historical Society which is published in March, July and November. July's edition (2001 VOL 26 NO 2) is devoted in its entirety to "Some Memories of a Long Life 1854-1911", authored by Malvina Shanklin Harlan in 1915, the wife of Supreme Court Justice John Marshall Harlan (#2969).
"The publishing of this fascinating work encompasses her entire life with John Marshall Harlan from her marriage to him at age 17 (1826) until his demise (1911) was the result of the work of Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, her law clerks and the "fine mind and hand of historian Linda Przybyszewski, author of The Republic According to John Marshall Harlan."
Prior to its publication by the Society, Justice Ginsburg (only the second woman to be appointed to the Court) had unsuccessfully attempted to have "Memories" published through a university or commercial press. Days after its release in the Society's summer 2001 issue, Justice Ginsburg, in reviewing the New York Times (Aug 5, 2001) during Sunday breakfast, was astounded to see the wedding photograph of Malvina and John which had been pictured on the cover of the Society's publication accompanied by a story. By the time I had advised the Family of the availability of Memories through the Society, it had completely sold out.
Immediately thereafter, this heretofore unappreciated work, occupied the interest of at least one new publisher. It was this publisher's position that they had the right to publish "Memories" without permission, on the theory that Malvina's manuscript had been donated to the Library of Congress and was in the public domain (not under copyright). While, the potential publisher acknowledged the Society was the recipient of the copyright to the "Foreword" donated by Justice Ginsburg and the "Afterword" and extensive footnotations from Linda Przybyszewski (noted biographer of John Marshall Harlan), they were prepared to publish Memories without the Foreword and Afterword.
This matter was resolved when it was pointed out that notwithstanding the fact that Malvina's writings were with the papers from the John Marshall Harlan Estate, any theory that the Justice or his estate had the right to donate the works of his wife, particularly when written after his death, was without merit. As a consequence the direct heirs of Justice Harlan joined forces with the Society to negotiate the sale of Memories to the mutual benefit of the Society and the Family.
Because the Court refuses to participate in any endeavor which could be interpreted as showing favor to one organization over another, it is highly unusual for any publication to be presented by or to the Supreme Court.
Fortunately, because the discovery of the work had been largely due to the efforts of Justice Ginsburg and her clerk, Laura W. Brill and was finally published through the good offices of the Society and the heirs of Justice Harlan I, Memories fit the exception to this prohibition.
On May 30, 2002, I had the pleasure of attending a reception in the Supreme Court Building by the Officers and Trustees of the Supreme Court Historical Society, honoring the Wives and Husbands of the Justices and celebrating the publication of SOME MEMORIES OF A LONG LIFE, 1854-1911, by Malvina Shanklin Harlan.
Leon Silverman, President of the Society, introduced Justice Ginsburg. Justice Ginsburg presented an explanation of how the publication came to be, and a brief summary of Malvina's life. Thereafter, the Justice introduced Linda Przybyszewski, author of the Afterword as well as The Republic According to John Marshall Harlan (University of North Carolina Press copyright 1999). The proceedings were completed with the introduction of Amelia Newcomb, the religion editor at the Christian Science Monitor and granddaughter of John Marshall Harlan II. Amelia then introduced her mother Eve Dillingham (daughter of John Marshall Harlan II) and sister, Kate Dillingham. Eve, an accomplished pianist, joined her daughter Kate (a classic cellist who recently debuted at Nerkin hall in New York and has two current CD's out playing with the Moscow Symphony Orchestra) in performing Apres Un Reve by Faure and two selections from Suite Espagnol by Joaquim Nin. These were selections favored by the very musically talented Malvina.
Prior to the musical renditions, Justice Ginsburg discussed the observation of Malvina in her memoirs, that although she could not imagine why her young husband had left the beauty of the Frankfort girls for her, she eventually came to the conclusion "that the advantages I had in music (of which he was very fond) had something 'to do with the case'".
I am pleased to report that this wonderful book from a member of our family, which conveys life in her times from her courtship and wedding to her friendship with First Lady "Lemonade" Lucy Hayes, is available to all online through the bookstore of the Supreme Court Historical Society by calling (202) 543-0400 or by clicking on the Web site: http://www.supremecourthistory.org
P.S. At the conclusion of the presentation having obtained Justice Ginsburg's consent, a photograph of all members of the Harlan Family present at the Celebration was taken with Justice Ginsburg.
Joseph B. Harlan, Esq. email@example.com
Special thanks go to Haverford College Library, Charles Roberts Autograph Letters Collection and to Jane Harlan for enabling the posting of George (#672) Harlan's letter, written in 1845.
From: Elizabeth firstname.lastname@example.org
With best wishes
Date: Mon, 3 Jun 2002
I am looking for information on Aaron Harlan b. about 1788 in Union District, South Carolina, married to Charlotte Holcombe daughter of Philip Holcombe and Sarah Farmer. The administration of Aaron Harlan's estate was in Union District, S.C. around April 12, 1853, William D. Jones being the administrator. Aaron Harlan and Charlotte Holcombe had Sarah B. Harlan born 1819. Is this Aaron Harlan mentioned in The Harlan Family in America?
Date: Fri, 24 May 2002
At the end of "The Golden Trek", on the Harlan Web site, there is now a link to a fascinating firsthand recollection of the trek by Mary Harlan VanGordon Smith (2991), daughter of George Harlan (852), and dictated to her daughter, Emma Smith. The story was subsequently sent by Trudy Hunt Smith to James Rogers Harlan who transcribed it and included it in his family history file.
Date: Tue, 21 May 2002
I am looking for information on Emma Harlan, daughter of John Harlan
and Elizabeth Wilson. John's parents were Enoch Harlan and Elizabeth Harvey.
They lived in Warren and Clinton Counties in Ohio. Emma was my Great Grandmother
and she married George W Redfern. Any help would be welcomed.
From: Anna Chandler AC011958@aol.com
I am working on my family history and have come upon a bit of a block on my mothers paternal history. Frederick Glen Harlan, grandfather was born 6-8-1909 in WV. FG was the son of John Lewellen Harlan who was born in West Virginia (I think) on 11-20-1878. JL was the son of William Harlan who was born in Ablemarle County Virginia 9-22-1839. From that point I have no further links. A trip to Virginia is in my plans, but not in the near future.
Thank you so much,
I'm trying to find a current e-mail address for B.J. Free, who posted
to your site back on June 12, 1997. I have some information on the Howe
line of her family, but all I can find are old postings with old e-mail
The numbers refer to the person's number in the book "History and Genealogy of the Harlan Family" by Alpheus Harlan. The first portion is found on the Harlan Family website on the Genealogy page. Copies of the book can be purchased through the store.
Date: Mon, 13 May 2002
I was delighted to find your wonderful Harlan web site. You've done a
terrific job. I've lately been tracing my family through their female
lines and have ended up with you. The nutshell is:
From: Laurie Lavine PUFFIN6001@aol.com
I have been Looking for information on Nannie Harlan, daughter of Silas Harlan and Isabella polly. I know she lived in Iowa and Died there on December 8, 1888. She married Eugene Wilson they had 1 son (my Grandfather) Elvyn Harlan Wilson. Is there anyone who can tell me how she ended up in Iowa , or knows anything else about her. My Grandfather Elvyn was orphaned at age 4 and he lived with an Aunt& Uncle. I don't know if they were Harlans or not.
I would appricate any help. Thanks Laurie Lavine
Date: Wed, 1 May 2002
In his will he names Elizabeth Mary HARLAN and Mary Ann HARLAN as beneficiaries and states that they were then (1848) living with neices of his wife Mary - no names or address given.
My Curtoys were probably toffs, definately this man who had previously been in charge of a ship in Australia 1803. There is a will online for Ann CREECH probably mother of Mary (whose will is also available on line and which I have). Mary names her cousins BESANT in her will.
Would any of your Harlan folk lay claim to these girls do you think?
I find it most intriguing to think that the Creech family of England eventually settled in Harlan Kentucky and knowing my family well, find it not at all strange that they are named along side each other in a will.
Another name is CHISSOCK, although not related, he inherited from Mary Creech Curtoys estate too.
hope you are happy to help. Judy Australia
Date: Mon, 22 Apr 2002
My husband & I are moving to Charleston, South Carolina in July.
Although this doesn't pertain to geneology, I was wondering if there was
anyone that could give me some information such as where not to live,
Thanks, Judy Harlan email@example.com
My name is Alisa. I live in Vilnius, Lithuania.I am a music teacher.
I have got know about Harlan Family association by Internet, so I decided
to appeal to You, because I am really needed in Your help.The reason is
if You could see any Your way clear to help us to find any records about
a man or his relatives. Because, it is a part of story of our family.
My grandmotherâ€s maiden surname is Harlan. For a years
we are looking for her Father, who was probably, came back to his Motherland
- USA after 1920-year.
As we suppose, based on memories of our family he had a juridical or financial education and he was an artist else. With our family he lived in Ukraine: nearby Kiev. Unfortunately, it was too useless search him in that Soviet after WW I years and nobody could tell us, what exactly had happened with him then. We have only small hope that he had has got on to reach the USA and survive.
We know else he was born in second part of XIX centuary and his full name is MOSEY HARLAN.
I WILL BE VERY THANKFULL FOR ANY INFORMATION about him and his possible relatives. PLEASE, LET ME KNOW anyway because it is very important to know that we are not alone Harlans.
A Great Thank You for your association for this hope that we may find
Harlans. Thank You for Your time.
Date: Mon, 8 Apr 2002
I am the g granddaughter of Iva Josephine Harlan b, 17 Feb., 1859 in
Iowa. Died Oct 1929 in Harlan, Oregon. she was married to Milton H. Young.
Her Father I have as Joseph Harlan, born 9 sept 1817 or 1815 was married
to a Rebecca. His father was Joshua Harlan, married to Elizabeth Hammer.
--Thanks in advance
Date: Fri, 5 Apr 2002
I am looking for any information about John Harland and his wife Mary
Martha McKay. I have no birth, marriage or death dates. They did have
6 children, 3 sons and 3 daughters: Samuel, Clifford, Frank, Laura, Loma,
Date: Fri, 5 Apr 2002
I will be in Pennsylvania in August--unfortunately can't make the reunion
in June--but would like to visit some of the Harlan homes and historic
sites in the Brandywine Valley. I'd love to receive suggestions. Also,
I think there is a B&B but don't know the name or address. Any help?
Date: Wed, 3 Apr 2002
I hope this is an appropriate place to post a request. If it is not I
apologize. I am searching for a Deborah Harlan that married a James Doty.
I believe she was born abt. 1770 and died aft. 11/5/1831. These may or
may not be correct. I also think she may have died In Illinois and was
born in KY.
Date: Tue, 02 Apr 2002
This is Roger Hartline. I am looking for Wm. H. Harlan of Texas (I know it is a big state) former email address firstname.lastname@example.org.
He has been trying to find me for about a year for family data.
--Fr. Roger D. Hartline
In doing so, it actually could change the border between Illinois and Missouri.
For a preview of the story, click on the following: Lewis and Clark On Assignment @ National Geographic Magazine
From: Larry Harlan Nalrah@aol.com
In responce to your query on the Farlows, William Harlan# 22 is listed in the Harlan book offered in this website and titled The History and Genealogy of the Harlan Family.
According to the book, this William # 22, b. 9, 1, 1702 married Margaret Farlow, 12, 14,1721. William's father was Ezekiel Harlan, #5 b. 6, 16, 1679 in County Down Province of Ulster, Ireland. His wife was Mary Bezer.
Their children according to the book, however, were Ezkiel, Mary, Elizabeth, Joseph, Ruth, and Benjamin.
The names are different however there seems to be very similar facts. There is no information on Michael. Sorry.
Date: Sun, 24 Mar 2002
This is to announce that my uncle, Wilbur V. (Bill) Harlan, has just completed his autobiography. He was born in 1914 and spent some formative years in France as a child. Like his father before him (Harry V. Harlan) and his brother (Jack R. Harlan - see Harlan Who's Who) Bill was a world traveler. He lived in Afghanistan, Bolivia, Ecuador, Turkey and Honduras. He also traveled in Africa and Asia and retired to a migratory life, spending the summers in Ireland and the winters in Spain. The book "Looking Back at My Life" provides a detailed and fascinating look at a remarkable man and a world that is no longer there, in which many things were still done by hand and bottles of milk still had the cream on top. His descriptions of Afghanistan in the 1930's are timely considering our current military efforts there.
---Harry V. Harlan, New Orleans. Please direct all inquiries about the book to me.
Date: Thu, 21 Mar 2002
I am seeking to contact descendants of Sarah Victoria Harlan and Frank Stokes (married 7.25.1870), originally of Chester County, Pennsylvania. Sarah was the daughter of Josiah Harlan (1799 - 1871) and Elizabeth Harlan (Nee Baker), also of West Chester. I would be grateful to anyone who can provide information on this branch of the family.
Date: Wed, 20 Mar 2002
Regards, Dave Massheder
Date: Tue, 19 Mar 2002
This will not be of interest to the Harlan clan in general, but nonetheless we hope it will not be without appeal to those visitors to the Harlan Family Page, whose interest extends to the more arcane aspects of the family history. Read on, only if you are in the latter group. Twenty years ago, when traveling in Germany and Sweden, I was asked from time if I had relatives there, and sometimes folks seemed disappointed when I answered in the negative. I had always thought of 'Harland' as a quintessentially North-East of England surname, and did not then realize that it does exist elsewhere in Europe.
I first realized that Harland existed as a family name in the Netherlands, when contacted by Leo M Harland of Kampen. The Dutch electronic telephone directory is set up by city, so it is a problem getting an accurate figure for 'Harland' listings, but a friend checked fifty-two cities and towns, with populations exceeding 50,000, recently (that is to say sampling about 40% of the population), and reports that there were sixteen Harland listed in Den Haag; six in Leiden; and one in Amsterdam. Given that there are significant numbers of Harlans and Harlands in Germany, this is not a surprise.
In posts February 24 and 25, I mentioned the matter of Norwegian Harlands entering the United States through Ellis Island. I was hoping that some visitor to the Message Center might be able to tell us more about these folk, perhaps identifying themselves as their descendants. My suspicion is that in some cases, a spelling mistake was involved. We reported the existence of 'Harland' as a family name in the Tromsø area, but these are few in number, and the 'Hærlands' who stem from the area south of Oslo, would be better candidates. This is usually spelled with a ligatured 'ae' but an umlauted 'a' (ä)would be a possible alternative, and an Customs and Immigration official in New York seeing it, could well have transcribed it as an unadorned 'a'.
As to Sweden: There are six listings for Harland in the Stockholm area,
and one near the
Is anyone in a position to check out the Polish telephone directory?
When researching the origin of the family name, I ran across a Jerzy Harland,
so it seems possible there might be others. Scouting the foreign telephone
directories was achieved with the generous aid of friends in Europe, specifically
Staale Sannerud, Charles Dawson, and Peter Davis, whose help was greatly
Special thanks to Jane Ann Harlan for the information concerning Howard
Hall in Marshall, Illinois (revised version), which is featured on the
Historical Sites page.
Date: Tue, 12 Mar 2002
Louis Harlan's History states that two Harlans have been members of Congress. According to the Political Graveyard, www.politicalgraveyard.com/bio/harlan.html there were four as follows:
Date: Tue, 5 Mar 2002
My husband's grandfather was Claude Buchanan Harland and his father was John Emsey Harland (we know nothing more than that). Claude was born Jan 4, 1880 in Iredell, Bosque Co., TX and died July 27, 1945 in Howard Co., TX. Claude was married to Luannie Ella Anthem Malone and they were married in 1905 in Seymour, TX. If you know anything of this family, would you let me know. We have hit many brick walls with this family.
--thanks bobbie lee email@example.com
Date: Tue, 5 Mar 2002
Harlan Mountain is located in south east Tennessee, I belive just north of Caleb Starr Mountain. Harlan Mountain must have been named for Ellis Harlan, and Caleb Starr Mountain for his son-in-law. They were both Quaker traders who married Cherokee Nation citizens.
Date: Tue, 05 Mar 2002
My cousin, Janice Harlan Pinson, believes her father was born in Herman, New York, in the late 1800's or early 1900's. Legend has it that he was a remittance man who married Janice's mother, Marjorie Winona Miller, sometime before Janice's birth on February 8, 1930, probably in Nevada. Mahlon died of pneumonia near Scotts Mills, Oregon, in 1934. That's all we know of Mahlon Harland's family. Janice has children and grandchildren who are interested in their genealogy. Any help on Mahlon's line would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks. Linda McGillis (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sun, 3 Mar 2002
I am direct of Elizabeth's parents, Samuel Stuart & Jane Dickey. Elizabeth's brother Edward is my line in North Carolina. Does anyone have info on this couple?
Thanks, John D. Stewart email@example.com
Date: Sat, 2 Mar 2002
I am a desc. of #1613, John Harlan/Jane Kingsbury. My grandfather was Samuel Andrew Harlan #4559, married to Bridget Brown. He was born in PA. in 1829, died in Kansas City, Ks. in 1910.Settled in/around Levenworth, Ks. Catholic family. Children were: Jane, Sarah Belle, Lucinda Ann, Kate, Marie, Joe, Margaret, and my father Samuel Patrick Joseph Harlan.
Please e-mail info to me at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!
Date: Sat, 2 Mar 2002
Regarding the post of Tue, 10 Nov 1998 by Joe Saylor: I am a great-granddaughter of Sarah Harlan and James Haverfield, and a granddaughter of John Calvin Haverfield, so my most exact information is about him. Readers might be interested to know that James (Jimmy) was short and had bright red hair. Sarah was tall, very fair, with dark blue eyes and blue-black hair. Sarah died of influenza when John was six (1885 or 1886), and Jimmy died a few months after that.
Jimmy and Sarah had three children: Amos, Mary, and John Calvin. Sarah passed her height on to all three children--Mary and Amos were about 6 feet tall, and John was almost 6'4" and also had Sarah's coloring.
John Calvin Haverfield was born on June 29, 1879. Amos was 12 years older than John, so was probably born in 1867. Mary was about six years older than John, so was born in about 1873.
Amos Haverfield married Rosa (no last name given). Mary married (no first name given) Solberg. They had one son, named Jim Solberg, who went through WWI with John Haverfield (see below). Mary later married Hezekiah Harris. They had a son named Guy Harris, who married Gladys (no last name given). They had two girls, Joan and Jean (born around 1921 and 1923).
John Haverfield was married to Reta (no last name given) for a few years, but they divorced in 1913. They had one child, Lester Clifford (b. May 16, 1907 in Seattle, WA). John married Mabel Hortense Haverfield on July 19, 1920. John was severely gassed and burned in WWI, and was left with dimished lung capacity. He died on January 6, 1930. John and Mabel had four children: Sarah Louise (b. May 15, 1921 in Weiser, ID); Donald Lee (b. June 18, 1923 in Malheur County, OR); John William (b. April 22, 1925 in Seattle, WA); Mary Alice (b. January 17, 1928 in Seattle, WA).
--Nancy Lemoine (Harlan-Haverfield line), Kent, Washington
Date: Tue, 26 Feb 2002
My name is Martin Thomas Harland & I live in Ireland but have not much info about my family but my father could maybe have more info. I only just found this site & what amazed me was the names mentioned as my father & grandfather are called Thomas & my father's brothers are called George,Sean & Michael.
Date: Mon, 18 Feb 2002
Hello....I am looking for my former teacher ..Bonnie George. She taught me (4th grade) at Harlansburgh,Pa. in the 1965-66 school year, then moved to Wyoming. I am selling nothing and I want nothing... other than to talk with her about our mutual lives. I thought since so many of your members have connections to the Harlansburg area , someone might remember her, and what her maiden name was.
If anyone remembers her (and believe me ..I've written a lot of letters) would you reply?? You can email me.
Thank you.....Terry Dudash email@example.com
I am looking for a man ________ Harlan who married Jane Smith about 1860.
They both might have been born around 1840 most likely Indiana, Ohio,
KY area. She was the daughter of Mary and Abraham Smith. Jane and _____
Harlan had a daughter Lillie Viola Harlan in 1862 Randolph County, IN.
Maybe more children.
It was said that our Lillie was somehow related to John Marshall Harlan
Justice of the Supreme Court appointed in 1877.
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2002
I have an undated post card photograph of Edward Harlan Stever, age 1
yr, taken at Reid Studio, Ottumwa, IA about Christmas time. It appears
to have been taken in the late 1890s. The post card was sent to my grandfather,
George Washington Harlan, who was living in Atlanta, GA, Batavia, Iowa,
by Lillie B. Stever; and the salutation reads, "Dear Uncle &
the rest." I do not know how the Stever surname fits into my Harlan
line; none of my grandfather's sisters married a Stever to my knowledge,
nor do the Lillie B. Harlan or the Lillian B. Harlan listed in Alpheus'
book index bear any relationship to him. I will be happy to send this
photo to anyone interested.
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2002
Date: Mon, 18 Feb 2002
Hello....I am looking for my former teacher ..Bonnie George. She taught me (4th grade) at Harlansburgh,Pa. in the 1965-66 school year, then moved to Wyoming. I am selling nothing and I want nothing... other than to talk with her about our mutual lives. I thought since so many of your members have connections to the Harlansburg area , someone might remember her, and what her maiden name was. If anyone remembers her (and believe me ..I've written a lot of letters) would you reply?? You can email me.
Thank you.....Terry Dudash firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2002
Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2002
Cara Furman, a college student, wrote in several months ago about a paper
that she had written about a letter from George Harlan (672). The original
is in the Quaker Collection at the Haverford College Library at 370 Lancaster
Avenue, Haverford Pennsylvania 19041-1392 Tel. (610) 896-1161.
Date: Wed, 6 Feb 2002
I am so excited to have been directed to this site from information on ancestry.com. My link is from Rebecca Harlan-Harland who married John Blacburn. There decendants trickle down to Morris Miles who was my faternal great grandfather. My thanks to all who helped create this website.
rootfinder aka Linda Faith.
Date: Tue, 5 Feb 2002
In my research of the prison at Andersonville, GA. I have come across
Harvey Harlan, a Wagoner with the 13th Kentucky Infantry. He was in Company
I. He enlisted on October 14, 1861 and was mustered in on December 31,
1861. He died in Andersonville prison . I have come up with two conflicting
dates of his death. The Andersonvill records show April 6, 1864 while
KY records show a date of March 24, 1864. He is buried in grave #402 (a
very low number, early death?)
If anyone can offer any leads regarding her family, I would appreciate hearing from you.
From: Julie Rae Hammontree email@example.com
I am a decsendant of HB Pennington. While I was looking for informatin on her, I found alink to your newsletter...but I'm lost now.
Are you -- or someone in your clan -- able to give me informaiton about
the Pennington line?
My name is Eva Koester, posted message Dec 2000, new e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org
I'm looking for a J R Harlan(d) born 1847 location unknown maybe Illinois, died Dec 25,1918 Navarro Co., TX. We know he was in Texas in March , 1880 when he married Bedora Ballard. She was born Nov 1, 1861 in South Carolina and died June 1, 1932. Would be grateful if anyone had any information on where he came from.
Date: Tue, 29 Jan 2002
Trying to reach someone who posted at this site - email comes back undeliverable. Any ideas? Rebecca Roberts email@example.com has info on my great-great-great-grandfather, Vincent Daley Hague, who married Catherine Allman Harlan. Thanks for taking the time to get back to me. Have a great day
Date: Fri, 25 Jan 2002
With significant assistance from Ståle Sannerud, a friend in Norway, a study of the Norwegian Telephone Guide determined that 12 or so families in Norway do, in fact, spell their name 'Harland'. Without exception, these are concentrated in and around the city of Tromsø which lies far to the north on Norway's west coast. This spelling may be a variant of 'Holand' (100+ hits), which also tends to be found in the higher latitudes of the west coast. 'Hærland' with ligatured 'ae', gave 16 hits, all in Oslo, or the southeast part of the country. There is also a placename 'Haerland' (Norwegian postal code 1878). 'Holland', 'Haaland' and 'Halland' are also found, preponderantly on the west coast, but not just in communes up north.
We might conclude from all this, that the eighteen Norwegian 'Harlands' (my post of January 24) listed by the Immigration Officers at Ellis Island, none of whom stemmed from Tromsø, may well originally have spelled their surnames in some other fashion, and when they settled, may or may not have retained their 'official' orthography, reverting to some earlier spelling.
Date: Fri, 25 Jan 2002
At http://www.ellisislandrecords.org/, which lists people entering the United States at New York, are found traces of what appears to be a large family who came here in 1913. The figure after each name is their age in 1913.
If I am right in my guess that they were a family, and that this included six boys, it seems almost certain that they will have surviving Harland descendants. Can anyone offer anyt information on this family?
Date: Thu, 24 Jan 2002
At a site http://www.ellisislandrecords.org/ which records the names of peopl eentering the United States throught the port of New York a search for 'Harland' [247 names] turned up a surprising number of Norwegians. Name; Place of origin; Year of arrival; Age at arrival
It is possible that misspelling of the name is involved ...Haerland, Høyland, Haaland, etc. and it is conceivable that the families concerned did not retain the spelling in the Immigration records. The place names listed are preponderantly on the west or south coasts of Norway. Are any of these names familiar to visitors to the Harlan Family Home Page? BTW, some may find it of interet to run a similar search on 'Harlan' [157 names].
Date: Mon, 21 Jan 2002
This is to inform you that Ninety-Plus club member, William Elihu Harlan, Jr. born 1906, died in December 2001. I remember that I registered him in the club through you, so now that he has passed, please make the appropriate announcement or forward this info to the proper person.
Thanks. Thomas L. Harlan
Date: Mon, 21 Jan 2002
Dear Kids, Cousins, and Cousins' Kids, and all Harlan family members,
I am in the FINAL preparations for the Harlan Family Cookbook. Count on
1/18,02 showed a total of 408 recipes in the following categories:
SO--we haven't met my goal of 500 recipes YET! I would be happy to accept more recipes if you will e-mail or send them SOON (use the Yahoo address above). One recipe per full-size page (or one e-mail per recipe) would be easiest for me to incorporate into the book quickly. Don't you REALLY want to be included in this IMPORTANT, MONUMENTAL WORK? PLEASE don't let me down! :-)
Love, Dorothy P.S. Please forward this e-mail to your kids, nieces and nephews, etc. Then send me more recipes, or send them with your kids' (or grandkids') names as submitters. Years from now, they will be pleased to see their names in this special Harlan Family Cookbook!
Date: Mon, 21 Jan 2002
Hello. I am sending this message to anyone that can help me find Edgar Harlin of Ohio. I do not know anything to look for. He moved to Nashville, Tennessee and married Jewel Sadler. He had a son by another lady (wife?) and his name was Ed Harlin. Ed Harlin died about four years ago in Sumner Co. Tennessee at the age of 67. Will take any kind of help.
Date: Tue, 15 Jan 2002
Hello, I came across your website as I was searching for information on the Harlan Ranch in San Ramon, California. I believe that this ranch is the same one mentioned on your website's "Great Trek" section, owned and operated by the same Harlan family. I hope you might be able to answer some questions for me.
I am a Ph.D. candidate in American history at Stanford University. Currently, I am working on an introduction to a book containing the diaries of a young Filipina American, Angeles Monrayo Raymundo, who grew up in Hawaii and Northern California in the late 1920s. When she migrates from Honolulu, she and her father land in San Francisco and then travel immediately to Harlan Ranch in San Ramon, where her older brother is doing farm work. They live at Harlan Ranch on and off for several months, working odd jobs at the ranch and in San Lorenzo. Angeles mentions in her diaries that the ranch is full of trees: apricot, walnut, peach, apple, pear. She also writes that there is "a big house near by, "The Harlan" house, nobody is living in it, it looks kind of spooky."
If you could provide me with information specifically about the Harlan Ranch, I would be most appreciative. My goal with the introduction is to provide historical context for the diary. Were the Harlans wealthy ranchers? What kinds of crops did they grow? Where did the family live, if they were not at the "Big house", as Angeles notes? Were Filipino migrants the primary labor source in the 20s, 30s, and 40s? How large was the ranch? How long was the ranch in the family? Thank you so much in advance for any assistance you could provide me.
Sincereley, Dawn Mabalon -- dawn bohulano mabalon ph.d. candidate, dept. of history stanford university lecturer, asian american studies dept. san francisco state university firstname.lastname@example.org
Hello, I recently found your website while searching for an old friend of mine. His name is Craig Michael Harlan. The only real information I can offer you about him is: he graduated in 1994 from Reynoldsburg High School in Reynoldsburg, Oh. His father's name is Richard, and sister's name is Christina. His wife's name is also Christina, but I can't remember his mother's name. The last I'd heard, he was attending Middle Tennessee State, but this was almost four years ago. That's all I can really tell you about him. Does any of this ring a bell, as he being someone in your long list of family members? We lost contact years ago, and I was trying to track him down. Any information you can offer me in order to get back in touch with him would be greatly appreciated, but I understand that there are a lot of Harlan's out there, and perhaps he is not part of your family.
--- Thanks very much for taking the time to read this excessively long email. Take care. Stephen Balbo Phoenix, AZ
Date: Wed, 9 Jan 2002
Hi, my name is Cathy McInnes and I live in Northern British Columbia Canada. My paternal Grandfathers name is James Edward Harlan(Harlon, not sure of the spelling), he was a PFC is the US Army, and was stationed in Goose Bay Labrador, during the building of the Army Base there. The last correspondence we have from him is from Vacaville, California, and he was transferred to Shelby, NC. I have to gather more information from my Dad(James's son) about James mothers name, I know he had a sister, and 2 brothers, I hope you can help me out some how, I have been searching for over 3 years, but was told without ss# or dog tag #, my search was pointless.
---Thanks so much Cathy McInnes
Date: Tue, 8 Jan 2002
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