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January - December 2011
Harlan Family Message Center
Send messages, queries or replies to: Fred Harlan
I believe that Henry Eugene Harlan graduated from Vanderbilt University with a BA in 1882. I also believe that he was initiated in to the Beta Beta Chapter of Beta Theta Pi fraternity at Ole Miss in the fall of 1879. We believe that he was the sub rosa founder of the Beta Lambda Chapter of Beta Theta Pi at Vanderbilt University.
If anyone has any more information on Henry, please contact Tom Levensailor.
Our office is trying to locate images of all the US Attorneys for Kentucky before the Commonwealth split into the eastern and western districts. James M. Harlan was a US attorney from 1861 to 1863 and father of John Harlan #2969. We have been unable to locate a picture or image and were hoping that you might be able to help us with this endeavor. The current US Attorney, Kerry B. Harvey would like to hang the 26 portraits in our office as recognition of their service to the United States. If you could help it would be greatly appreciated.
Secretary for U.S. Attorney Kerry B. Harvey
Eastern District of Kentucky
260 W. Vine Street #300
Lexington, KY 40507-1612
I am a writer working on a nonfiction book about the colonization of
One of the these groups of slaves belonged to George Harlan (#832). Four
of the former slaves wrote letters back to
I've obtained the relevant pages from the Harlan book for George and his
six brothers. I've also located marriage records and census records for him. I know that
he moved to
I am seeking direct descendants of this George Harlan who may have more information on him. Please email Susan Lindsey or call 502-632-2241. Thank you.
Director of Genealogy
This Harlan doesn't seem to be related to me but other Harlans could
be. His obit was in the Arizona Republic as he died Feb. 29, 2012, Avondale, Az. He was
born April 2, 1924 in Globe, Az. to J.Way Harlan and Marie McClellan Harlan. He was
preceded in passing by his first wife, Virginia, sister Gloria Peters and brother Archie
Harlan. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Ruth, sons Leslie Thomas (Kathy) Harlan,
Jon Scott (Lisa) Harlan and Mark David (Sharon )Nyssen.
Thank you for your inquiry. As Leslie Way Harlan was born in 1924 he would not be included in the History and Genealogy of the Harlan Family since it was published in 1914. I did look for the name of J. Way Harlan and found a Way Harlan # 7832 whose father was named J. Comely Harlan #3296 so it is possible that the name came from that origin. But all this is only speculation. There is no further record of J. Way Harlan to know if he had a son named Leslie.
There are also many people with the name Frances Harlan so without further information it would be impossible to try to tie the 2 families together but most likely they have a common ancestor.
Director of Genealogy
April 1, 2012
Hello my name is Lareashia Harlin Jackson
Normally when one
traces their genealogy the best place to begin is with yourself and document your birth,
that of your parents, their parents, etc. Death records are another wonderful
resource for genealogical information. Finally when those sources are exhausted or
not available census records can be very helpful.
I am the Great Great Granddaughter of Viola Mae Harlan the last daughter of Elijah McNeeley (McNeely) Harlan and Jane Combs. I am looking for any pictures or other genealogy or information on their family.
Viola Married William Harvey Dixon on November 20, 1884 in Sullivan Missouri.
Their Children are Lemon F. Dixon, Hiram Wilbert Dixon, Leo or Lemon Dixon, Daisy G. Dixon, and Eva Dixon, William Earl Dixon and Harvey Glenn Dixon.
My Grandmother was Eva Louella Dixon. I am looking for anyone who may have stories or pictures.
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