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Date: 20 Nov 2006
Can anyone help me find Zill Harlan born about 1942 in Regan?
Doug Boone, firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: 22 Oct 2006
Hello to all Harlan relatives,
My GGGG-grandfather was James Gregg of Franklin Twp., Adams County, PA. He was born in Ireland and immigrated to the US where he married a woman named Elizabeth, but we do not know her surname.They had 4 children, James, Mary, Samuel, and John. His daughter, Mary "Polly" Gregg married Bannister Pool in Franklin Twp, Adams Cty, PA. They later moved to OH. This is where the Harlan name begins. I believe they named their oldest son, William Harlan, and he in turn named his son, Harlan L., who in turn, named his son Waldo Harlan, who named my father, Harlan J. This probably is just all co-incidence, but thought I would throw it out there to anyone who may be related to the Greggs and/or Harlan family.
If someone researching either of these families has
come across these names in their geneaology research, please contact
me. Thanks so much.
Date: 21 Oct 2006
Hoping that some of my Harlan cousins have found this...desperately searching for OLD HARLAN GRAVEYARD, in Union/Laurens, South Carolina wherein is buried Aaron Harlan, #41 and his son Aaron, #194...hopefully with their wives.
Does anyone have any suggestions on how to locate this old cemetery???
Aaron-41 was 1724 - 1798
contact Mary Ann at email@example.com
Date: 16 Oct 2006
Date: 9 Oct 2006
Hi My name is Tamar Elizabeth Petery. My Mother Is Martha
Thelma Harlan . Aaron Harlan was her father and his father was Aaron
Wilbur Harlan. I have lost contact with my mom. Her brother was John
Harlan from Big Sur, California. Lucia.
Thank you so much for this site. George Marion Harlan
was my great grandfather, he migrated to california from texas (aaron
Harlan his father) he married in texas a susie elizabeth klar I have
not been able to locate her death info in california she had three
sons, wilbur, glaude, roy 2 were born in california 1884 and 1886
after that nothing of her I have Georges info, homestead death, he
is buried in Harlan cemetery on land his half brother Wilbur Judson
Harlan homesteaded in lucia, santa cruz. I need to know death infor
for susie I suspect it is between 1886 and 1900, have been searching
for 5 years, sure would like some help on this.
Thank you, Patty Harlan Pratt
Date: 4 Oct 2006
My name is Tela Patterson. I would like to get in touch
with James M. Fairbairn who made a correction post about pg. 907 #10060
Margaret Emily Cornelia Wolf md Andrew Jackson Fairbairn.
Date: 4 Oct 2006
Ingrid Buchloh studied history and the French language and was especially interested in her mother's family of Harlans. She has located Dresden Harlans and French Harlans, the latter having traced Harlan ancestry back to the 14th century. One of Ingrid's ancestors, Gottlieb Ephraim Harlan, met General Josiah Harlan, the first American in Afghanistan and featured in the book, The Man Who Would Be King by Ben MacIntyre. The meeting took place in Königsberg where Josiah stayed for some days before going to Russia.
She further states that In 1685, three Huguenot Harlan brothers left France. One went to South America, and later his descendants went to Philadelphia and became Quakers. The other two, including Buchloh's ancestor, went to Germany.
If interested in the Harlans of Germany, contact the Huguenot Association by e-mail: www.hugenotten.de . The price of the book is about $25.
Date: 18 Sep 2006
If anyone is related to him or has info about him, I'd love to hear
from you, please email me.
Also, William Ralph Harlan, b. 1906, d.8/9/1965, m. Norma Frances; Ruby A. Harlan, b. 2/7/1916; Raymond Harlan, b. 4/21/1918, d. 4/19/1986; Pearl F. Harlan, b. Abt. 1920; Bertha R. Harlan, b. Abt 1922; James B. Harlan, b. Abt. 1925; Edith Harlan; Catholene Harlan, b. Abt. 1910.
We are looking for any of these family members that may have information on a genetic kidney disease.
Please contact: Harlanjay@cox.net.
Date: 6 Sep 2006
Date: 5 Sep 2006
Date: 24 Aug 2006
I need some clarification on a couple of Alexander Harlan's.
1. Alexander Harlan, b May 31, 1812, Monroe Co, KY d April 01, 1866,
Monroe Co, KY
2. Alexander Harlan, b August 22, 1828, Monroe Co, KY d (?)
I was looking through the listings on the Find A Grave web site and came across a listing which states that Alexander Harlan, born 1812 was married twice 1st Mary Ann Fraim, 2nd Priscilla Ray. The listing also gives his parents as George Harlan & Ruth Springer.
Is my information correct or do I have the wrong information?
Date: 18 Aug 2006
Elwood is in the line of Thomas Harlan.
His father Ezekiel Harlan #39 married Polly Kirk and their oldest son Elwood #63 was born December 4, 1814. He married Rebecca Hambleton. They had six kids the second oldest being Thomas E. Harlan who was born November 19, 1843. Hope this helps.
The inscription on Thomas' gravestone means he served in the 32nd Ohio Vol. Infantry. I have no current info on his service, but will do some checking. I have been compiling the Civil War Records of Harlan Men from all states for over 10 years. Just looked through me Ohio section and do not have either Elwood or Thomas entered yet, but would love to add them.
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From: Edward Harlan Wynn, Las Vegas, NV
Date: 15 Aug 2006
Those subscribers with a fairly modern computer and up-to-date operating system can download the program Google Earth [http://earth.google.com/]. Using this, by typing in "Harland, Germany" one can get a high-definition satellite view of Harland. It lies NNE of Munich, more or less on the boundary between Upper and Lower Bavaria, at 48°28.33'44" N, 11°35.37'E. I know that a sign on the road indicates you are entering Harland, but I was surprised to see how small a place it really is ....if there were a diminutive of 'hamlet' or 'Dorfchen' , it would apply. Just as a Berliner is an a citizen of Berlin, so a Harlander is an inhabitant of Harland, and Harlander is a not uncommon Bavarian name, with a significant number of the family living in the United States.
John H Harland
Date: 8 Aug 2006
Date: 27 July 2006
I am Patricia Brown the grandaughter of Charles Joseph Brown of Lawrence County. Born in Plalin Grove and lived in and around Harlansburg all of his life. His family has been known to live in that area since the 1700's. While reading your web site I came across many family names from Harlansburg from your family who are names in my family also but I have no concrete connections. I have Stoughtons, Elders, McClellands, Offutts and Browns all of whom lived in Scott Twp. Lawrence County, PA and many of those names continue to live there. My father, Clair S. Brown of New Bedford, PA often mentioned Harlans and Malenack (spelling unsure) along with many others. I have nothing by my memory to go on and am not sure if these were relatives or neighbors he spent his childhood with.
If any one in Harlansburg can give me any kind of connections to my family, I would be very grateful. I live in Virginia and my time spent in PA is limited. When I go I try to have as many leads as I can. I was born in the appartment above the Harlansburg Inn where my parents were renting in 1932. The place was owned at that time by a Mr. and Mrs. Ray Bell. I know that my Great grandfather John Brown(married Elizabeth Offutt owned a home on Brown Road about 5 miles from Harlansburg, PA. and had great peach orchards. His father was THomas Brown who came to the area from Northern Ireland (born 1807). His wife's name was Eliza (I think Canady. I would also appreciate any info. on the Canady family).
I know this is a "shot in the dark" but my relatives on the Brown
side, who I know, are all deceased and I want to get as much info
as I can before it is lost to me. Any info will be appreciated. email@example.com
I saw your web site and wanted to see if anyone had information that
would help me. I am going on a tour of the east coast and would like
to know where to look for the harlan-hollingsworth original shipyard
or any history sites of theirs. I am in the downline of the Hollingsworths
Date: 29 May 2006
This article was in our morning Paper 'The Tennessean' concerning the coal mining deaths in KY, and since it had a little history and picture of the funeral home, I thought you all might find it interesting. There are a lot of Harlans in that area. There also was a movie made there with Sally Fields, 'Harlan county war' ??? I think. I am Patty Adkisson, my Grandfather was Ola (Oliver)Preston Harlan p.540 in the big green book . My mother was Sally Rebecca Malinda Harlan. Thanks for all the work you do for this family.
Date: 1 May 2006
Date: 30 Apr 2006
Hoping that some of my Harlan cousins have found this...desperately
Date: 24 Apr 2006
I am seeking data pertaining to Sarah HARLAN (d. 1794) reported spouse
of David FRAME (1771-1840) as well as their possible family ties to
Sarah MARSHALL (wife of John?) of Kennett Square, PA.
Date: 17 Apr 2006
I'm interested in knowing if any of my Harlan ancestors were involved
in politics or held civil service postions during the time of the
American Revolution. My ancestors are David Harlan b. about 1725 in
Chester County, MD, married Alice Starr and their son, Elisha Harlan
b. 1767 Chester County, MD married Rachel Harris, he died 1846 in
Cecil County, MD.
Thanks for any information. Eleanor Young
Date: 17 Apr 2006
Have added an attachment. It is the obit for Gertrude Olia Ryan Downie, my mother. She was daughter of Olia Elgin Bryant, Frances C. Bryant, James H. Bryant, Rebecca Jane Harlan, James Harlan (1786).
Gertrude Olia Downie died Friday, March 10, 2006 at Nevada, Missouri at the age of 91. Gertrude was born March 7, 1915 in Union County, Mississippi to Joseph Patrick Ryan and Olia Elgin Bryant Ryan.
Joe Ryan worked for the railroad, moving his family to Memphis. Later the family moved to SE Missouri, where Joe became a sharecropper. As they grew up, Gertrude and her six brothers often joined their mother and father in the fields picking cotton. Gertrude graduated from Portageville, MO. High School.
Gertrude met and fell in love with Laird Downie. Laird was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada and had moved to Marston, Missouri with his parents. Laird and Gertie eloped in a truck, crossed the Missisippi River on the Ferry and were married at Dyersburg, Tennessee on August 16, 1936.
Laird and Gertie owned and operated a dairy farm and milk delivery business at Charleston, Missouri until 1944. The next six years, with his parents, they leased the Kemper Plantation site, south of Meridian, Mississippi, on which cattle and hogs were raised. The family moved numerous times in following years--living in Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama, and one year in Chicago, Illinois. Laird worked as a dairy engineer and consultant. Gertie usually held a position of secretary and/or bookkeeper. Upon retirement in 1978 the couple moved to Kiln, Mississippi near the Gulf Coast. Laird passed away June 13, 1989.
Gertrude was an avid gardener, quilted, and enjoyed cooking for her family. She and Laird played bridge, each holding the rank of Senior Master with the American Contract Bridge League. During retirement years the couple enjoyed outdoor activities in the bayou area where they lived in southern Mississippi.
Gertrude was preceded in death by her parents and four brothers, Jerry, Arnold, Everett and Grady.
Survivors include two brothers, Carl Ryan of Puxico, MO and Thad B. Ryan of Morehouse, MO. Also, two sons and two daughters, Donald Downie and wife Lorraine, Athens, GA; Rosemary and husband Norman Noel, Bronaugh, MO; Rod Downie and wife Ginger, Covington, LA; and Patricia Downie and friend Rick Walsh, Glenburnie, MD; ten grandchildren, and 15 great grandchildren.
Following a service on March 17th Gertrude was laid to rest near her parents' gravesite in Puxico, MO. Cemetery.
Date: 3 Apr 2006
Teresa Martin Klaiber
Date: 15 Mar 2006
Date: 15 Mar 2006
Hello, I am related to Harlan family and i have put several inquiries
about George Harlan and Elizabeth Duck Harlan. I have received a e-mail
stating that this bank in some forein county had 5 million in an old
account that he had started. It was a coca-cola account. This is a
scam . please warn our other relatives. they must of got my e-mail
address off my inquiries for George Harlan and Elizabeth Duck inquiries
Date: 12 Feb 2006
Hoping someone of the many Harlan's out ther can help me in my search
for my grandparents. My father Joseph John Harlen was born Feb. 14,
1895 in Manchester , New Hampshire. The 1900 census list him as five
years old in an orphanage in Manchester. There were some Harlan's
living in the Manchester area at that time , however the present living
ones have no knowledge of him ? Hoping some one out there in the Harlan
family may read this message and be able to provide information.
Date: 11 Feb 2006
I am trying to make connection with Robert F. Harlan of Connecticut.
We are related on your fathers mothers side, the Gunnarson/Jonsson.
Hilmas mother Anna Britta is a sister to my mothers mothers father
father C J Alfred Jonsson, working for the Swedish Railway Co, born
July 3 1836 and dead October 10 1915 in Sweden. I am interested to
share my genealogy with you and hope that you are interested to and
maybe you have information that I don't have.
Charlotte Börjesson Sweden E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: 11 Feb 2006
The Blue Ridge Baptist Church, founded by the children of Dr. Isaiah Harlan, Marlin, Falls Co, Texas will hold its annual May Day Singing at the church on May 7, 2006. More information is on the Reunions page.
Date: 30 Jan 2006
Date: 21 Jan 2006
Date: 20 Jan 2006
From: Kurt Stewart Harlan <email@example.com>
I'm wanting information about a time in the life of my great-great-grandfather, Wilbur Judson Harlan, who came to Texas with his parents & siblings, but left Texas for California in the late 1800's.
Any comments/suggestions are appreciated.
Kurt Stewart Harlan
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