This page was revised
Date: 30 Dec 2005
I am looking for information on Mary Ann Harlan (b. 1850approx. in
Kentucky to George Barton Harlan and E. Tolle, lived in Illinois before
moving to Mo.)
Joe Bassler -- email@example.com
Do you know if this Harlan line is related to any of the Harlans in Idaho?
Date: 25 Nov 2005
Dear Extended Family,
I am searching for information on my Great Great Grandfather James
Harland. He was born 6 Apr 1827. Family History said that he was born
in London, Essex England. My grandmother, who was raised by him, said
that he stowed away to America about 1841. He ended up in Clinton
Co Ohio and married Sarah E Collins in 1851. He died in Warren Co.
in 1903. His grave is in the IOOF cemetary in Clarksville, Clinton
CO Ohio. I have found his Civil War pension record and am about to
write away for the entire record. We just recently found his Obit,
that said nothing more then "our dear Uncle Jimmy Harlan passed away
last week after a long illness."
Thank you, LeAnne Deardeuff
Date: 14 Nov 2005
I am looking for any information on Cullen, Elden, and Ethel Harlan, children of John A. Harlan and Maria Louisa Simpson.
John A. Harlan was born in Hardeman County, Tenn. On January 1, 1851, and is a son of David and Sarah (McMullen) Harlan, of North Carolina, and they were the parents of five children; Cullen M., Idotha ( wife of Gny Smith), Bettie (wife of Dr. J. M. Higlin) and John A.
John A. Harlan and Maria Louisa Simpson were married January 05, 1881 in Jackson Co., Ar. She died between 1884 – 1900 in Newport, Jackson Co., Ar.
Delia Youngs dabhb2001@.yahoo.com
Date: 13 Nov 2005
Date: 8 Nov 2005
I am looking for a lost Uncle, Richard(Dick)Harlan. Brothers Randall
(Randy), Russell(Rus)deceased, and sister Penny. Penny has passed
away and we cannot find you. Father Lloyd and Mother Dorothy McKendrick.
Please call SOMEONE or email me.
Dad (Randy) is in poor health as well. PLEASE contact ASAP :)
Thank you :)
Date: 4 Nov 2005
I was checking for new information and updates to the Harlan Family,
when I saw the name Peter Weisner spouse Mary Polly Harlan #856. On
Ancestery.com I check for him, and found that whoever submitted the
information had the name wrong.
Date: 25 Oct 2005
Here is a draft of a news release about the sale of George #45's farm in Martinsburg, WV. It has left the Harlan heirs after 8 generations. Contact me for information.
To Save a Farm
Community means a shared sense of benefit and, therefore, a wish
to preserve what is held in common. As open land is rapidly replaced
by housing, some of us resist a loss of the farm treasury. We who
feel that way know the difference preservation makes. New York City
has Central Park, Washington, DC has Rock Creek Park. And Berkeley
County will now have Harlan Spring Farm, though privately owned.
Date: 18 Sep 2005
How can I contact Arlene Best of @Bestclan.net? The address doesn't
take my mail.She said she had three books on Harlan, esp Mary Ann
Harlan, who was married three times. Am interested in William Green
Maxey marriage to her.
Date: 5 Sep 2005
Date: 5 Aug 2005
My parents were divorced and I am needing information on my Grandfather
Thomas (Tom) Harlan who moved either from Alabama or Georgia to Knox
County Texas. He was married to my grandmother whose first name I
do not know but she was a Claiborn (last name) My parents and grandparents
are now deceased and I just would like to have a burning question
where and who did I come from in the past.
Date: 28 Jul 2005
Date: 21 Jul 2005
Date: 4 Jul 2005
I am looking for information on my Harlan ancestors. My ggfather
was George Harlan; married to Florence Waugerman. George's father
was George W. Harlan; married to Louisa Wilson. This George served
in the Civil War with Knap's Independent Battery from PA. He was born
in Elizabeth Twp, Allegheny Co, PA, to Michael Harlan/Harland/Harlin.
Date: 4 Jul 2005
Check out the sale on Harlan family clothing.
Date: 23 Jun 2005
I have done everyone from Hannah Harlan #4712 and Ambrose Updegraff
down to the present grand dids and all of the cousans etc. I have
family tree maker, so if anyone wants to complete this branch, come
and get it.
Date: 23 Jun 2005
The 78th annual Harlan-Allen Reunion will be held July 24, 2005 at the American Legion Post in Dumont, Iowa. Everyone is welcome. We start arriving Sunday morning, have a pot-luck lunch and business meeting along with lots of visiting, picture sharing and genealogy updating.
This reunion was started in 1927 with 120 persons present. They were descendants of Jehu Harlan (#2865 in A.H. Harlan's book). Jehu and his wife Susannah emigrated to Iowa in 1855. The nearest neighbors were the family of David and Nancy Allen. Four marriages occurred between these two families, and the reunion was started by the resulting "double cousins". It has expanded to include members of the complete Harlan and Allen families. For more information contact reunion secretary Neilla Harlan Banse at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Date: 30 May 2005
My name is Ken and my e-mail address is <Drsaxkp@aol.com>. Thanks.
Date: 26 May 2005
Sir, While reading your interesting article on the Harlan family you refer to the townland of Ballyblagh, [the place of the flowers] being now part of the Town,, this is true, but Lisacorran is still arable land close to Lough Neagh.
Good Luck. Oliver Burns Lurgan.
Date: 11 May 2005
I researched this issue when I was working on ancestral papers to
become a member of a lineage organization with George Harlan as my
ancestor for membership. It is stated in Alpheus Harlan's History
and Genealogy of the Harlan Family that George was a governor of Delaware.
But as many others have found there is no documentation to that affect
that I have ever been able to find.
Date: 11 May 2005
The Aeneas company which hosts the Harlan Family Web Site recently had some equipment problems. For the past week there have been back up files on the web site. Current files should be restored in the next few hours.
Date: 23 Apr 2005
Date: 15 Apr 2005
"Harlan, John Marshall '20 (1899-1971).....Justice of the United
States Supreme Court. ..... His Quaker forebear, George Harlan, came
to America from Durham in 1687 and eight years later became governor
John D. Harlan of Des Moines, Iowa, drew this bit of family lore to my attention. Since Delaware did not become a State until 1776, it is clear that George Harlan was not a 'Governor' in the modern sense, but it is certainly possible he held political office of some kind in the territory. What might that have been? I am sure that among the subscribers to this list, we number both experts on the early history of the Harlans and others knowledgeable about the history of Delaware, who can sort this out. Anyway, as a starting point, here are some preliminary thoughts:
The citation above is very specific about the timing. George Harlan became governor eight years after his arrival from Ireland, that is to say sometime around 1695. The Quaker settlement to which the Harlan Brothers came lay more or less where Wilmington, Del., now stands—an area with a turbulent political history. It had been settled by Swedes and Finns in the mid-17th Century and was in possession of the Dutch until 1674, when following the Treaty of Westminster, it passed to the English. William Penn persuaded King James II to make him 'Proprietor' of Pennsylvania in 1682 and shortly afterwards, the Duke of York ceded to him the Delaware colony, referred to as the "Three lower counties". The whole thing was consolidated along with what is now Pennsylvania into one territory under Penn's aegis. However, Lord Baltimore, the Proprietor of Maryland, felt that it should have become part of his holdings, a dispute which was to drag on for many years.
The early years of the Delaware colony were disturbed by vigorous disagreements between Quaker and non-Quaker elements, and also between the folk in the "lower counties" and the Provincial Council at Philadelphia. At one juncture the councilors from the Delaware colony threatened to boycott the Assembly unless they could approve those government appointments which immediately affected them. Resentment simmered and in 1691, Penn named Thomas Lloyd and William Markham deputy governors, respectively, of the Province and the Lower Counties, with separate powers of appointment but joint powers of promulgating legislation.
In effect the Delaware colony enjoyed much more autonomy than before. In 1692 Benjamin Fletcher was appointed by King William and Queen Mary, Governor General at New York, Captain General and Governor in Chief over Pennsylvania and Three Lower Counties (squeezing Penn out), and the next year he named William Markham Lieut. Governor. In 1694 William and Mary restored Penn's colonies to him, and he confirmed William Markham as his Lieut. Governor. In 1702 (or by some accounts 1705), further steps were taken to separate the affairs of the colony from Pennsylvania, but as stated in the beginning, Delaware did not become a State until seventy years later. In none of the sources found on the Internet was there mention of George Harlan, but by their very nature, electronic searches tend to be rather superficial. I think he may well have been an elected representative of his area but am not sure just what his title would have been.
Date: 15 Apr 2005
American Memory provides free and open access through the Internet to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience. It grew out of a project to digitize some of the Library of Congress's historical collections to include materials, from the collections of the Library of Congress and other institutions.
Searching "harlan" got me 3532 results, including the full text of the book _California '46 to '88_ and letters from James Harlan to Abraham Lincoln in the 1860s. One can also browse collections by topic.
David Harlan * New Orleans, LA (formerly of St Louis, MO; born and raised in Fayetteville, AR)
Date: 13 Apr 2005
Date: 25 Mar 2005
Date: 25 Mar 2004
Hi, I am related toGeorge and Elizabeth (Duck) Harlan, AAron, AAron, AAron, Samuel, Stephan, Mary ann Harlan Veach. Can anyone tell me anything about them? Who did Aaron Harlon b. abt 1752 have his children with? Sarah Hollingsworth or Galbraith or alittle with both? Please contact me at email@example.com
Thanks a million!!! Lisa
Date: 14 Mar 2005
My father was a Rice by adoption, a Harlan by birth. Claude Cornelius
Date: 7 Mar 2005
I was wondering if the Harlin name is related to the Harlans? I have names and dates of my gra dmothers brothers and sisters. They are the children of Isaac Harlin. From the Misouri area.I keep running into a dead end with Harlin. I'm just starting to search my family tree.
Thank you, Lori Schultz
Date: 22 Feb 2005
Under "Messages" of February 5, 2005, Donna Robson asked if anyone had the words to "The Ninety-Nine Counties of Iowa."
I have a copy, sent to me by Julia Harlan of Newton, IA, whose husband, Ellis, recited them at the 1997 national Harlan Reunion in Mt. Pleasant, IA.
Anyone wishing a copy can e-mail me their postal address and I'll mail a copy.
Ruth Harlan Lamb
I am Stella Harlan McGuirk and am the daughter of William Grant Harlan
Jr, and niece of Lola Harlan and am looking for other decendants.
William Grant Harlan Sr died in 1924, and his son William Grant Harlan
Jr passed in 1980.
Date: 10 Feb 2005
I have recently purchased a painting that is "signed" by J.HARLAN and found it in the South Bend, IN area. I am not quite sure how to describe it. It is framed in a gold frame and is a portrait of a man. The framing was done by Carlson in Wheaton, IL. Not sure if this was done by one of your family members or not. Please let me know if you have any interest.
Date: 9 Feb 2005
I am looking for information on Raymond Harlan of Kentucky. His father was also Raymond Harlan. I am a Harlan and I am involved with a Harlan. I need to find out how closely we are connected. Can anybody help? I am from Michael.
Thank you everybody,
Date: 6 Feb 2005
A new area has been added to the website. It is called "Names
Upon the Land", which carries the Harlan name. It consists of
place names (mainly geographic and political, but also buildings)
in the 50 United States. Steve Harrison is maintaining a data base
with the data and we would like to invite all to submit additions,
corrections, or additional information to the sites. You may provide
data to Steve by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
or by regular mail to Steve Harrison P. O. Box 1218 Manteo, NC 27954.
Date: 5 Feb 2005
I have been searching the internet for 6 years, trying to find the words to the poem of 99 Iowa Counties. My mother also learned that poem and remembered it into her 90's. Is there any way for me to get the words? I would be so thrilled to have them.
Thanking you, Donna Robson
Date: 24 Jan 2005
I am seeking information on the family of #7310, Albert Edward Irwin
who was married to Albertina "Allie" Sinniger in Sangamon, Illinois,
a direct descendent of my mother, who is also a Sinniger. I have one
name of a child for Albert Irwin and Albertina Sinniger and suspect
there were more children. Albert Edward Irwin is a child of #2913
Rachel Ann Cassandria Harlan and James Irwin. I had an e-mail address
for a David Harlan Irwin, but it is not valid. Any information on
this family would be greatly appreciated.
Date: 23 Jan 2005
Hello, I am researching my Boyd family line from Cecil Co. MD. I understand that Lewis Harlan, son of Solomon Harlan and Mary Marshall married Esther Boyd, b. 1788 - d 1867. This is noted in the Harlan History on pps 59 and 161. Does anyone have any additional information on this line?
According to a letter dated 1853 and written by Esther's brother Hugh S. Boyd to another brother, James, in Ohio, Esther had a daughter Rebecca Harlan that married an Abraham Whitaker.
I found them on the 1880 census, I think. If I have the right ones
they had a daughter Laura b. abt 1854. Would like any information
on her and if there are any other children. This family may have moved
west, then returned. I have had trouble following them on the earlier
Date: 22 Jan 2005
please contact us at email@example.com
Date: 18 Jan 2005
I took this photo while visiting the Old Mulkey Meeting
House in Thompkinsville Ky last summer. I thought I would share it
here for those who have Mary in their direct line but who live to
far away to make the trip.
Date: 17 Jan 2005
Date: 10 Jan 2005
Date: 8 Jan 2005
Date: 4 Jan 2005
Date: 1 Jan 2005
Please tell me how my 7th great grandfather George Harlan who married
Elizabeth Duck is related to the Harlan who had the Harlan House in
Mt. Pleasant, Iowa.
January - December
- June 1999
January - March 1999
November & December 1998
September & October 1998
July & August 1998
May & June 1998
March & April 1998
January & February 1998
November & December 1997
September & October 1997
Harlan Family Home Page