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Harlan Family Cookbook Volume II
The second volume of favorite recipes of the Harlan family was released
and well received at the national reunion in San Antonio. The book has 626 recipes
this recipe that earned a $20,000 award. It also includes a family history, pictures and descriptions of important sites for the
Harlan family through the years, a dedication to
Harlan, and Texas Style and Lighter Fare recipes. It also
includes a interactive CD for computers with Windows-based operating
systems (sorry, it is not compatible with MACs.) The cookbook is
priced at $15.00 plus $5.00 for shipping.
To order, contact Dorothy Sperry at
your check, made out to "The Harlan Family in America" to her at
Kingman Rd., Ames, IA 50014.
"History and Genealogy of the Harlan Family"
Tricentennial Reprint Edition, 1987
by Alpheus H. Harlan
This definitive documentation of Harlan genealogy was first published in 1914 after
more that thirty years of research by Mr. Alpheus Harlan. The work contains 1065 pages of
material devoted to the Harlans/ Harlands/ Harlins of England and Ireland starting with
our earliest known paternal ancestor, James Harland (1), born in about the year 1625.
James had three sons, Thomas (2), George (3), and Michael (4). This book documents 9
generations of Harlans descended from George and Michael and some information on Thomas's
descendants. When the Harlan Family in America was established to celebrate the
tricentennial of George and Michael's arrival in America, the family supported the
reprinting of this very valuable work. More of the first portion of the book can be found
on the Genealogy page of the Harlan site.
The stock of 1987 Reprint Editions has been sold out so they are currently
"Family of Friends" and Friends
In 1987 the talented vocalist and songwriter, Rebecca Gaskill, wrote the hauntingly
beautiful song, "A Family of Friends," as a tribute to her mother, Mary Harlan
Gaskill, and to her Quaker Harlan heritage. It became the cherished theme song of the
Harlan Family in America and has been sung at every major gathering since that time. The
title of the song was also chosen to be the Harlan slogan and part of the new Harlan logo.
Now Rebecca is proud to announce that a new arrangement of the song is included in her
latest album, "Lifted in Love." This inspirational album contains more of
Becky's musical compositions, a few old favorites with a different twist, and a couple of
creations by two other great writer/composers. Becky's voice and heart-felt musical
interpretations have wowed audiences all around the country. Everyone who has listened to
this album says it is truly wonderful. If you like having a time of peaceful prayer and
meditation, the three most soothing songs (lasting abut 27 minutes) are conveniently
placed at the end as to not interrupt your quiet time by having to turn off the
CD/cassette player at its completion. The album itself is about 60 minutes long.
"Lifted in Love" can be purchased for $15 per CD/$10 per cassette. Shipping
and handling cost is $3 for 1-2 items and $.50 for each additional item. Send your orders
plus check or money order to:
8505 Starview Ct.
Sellersburg, IN 47172
Becky also has individual cassettes and sheet music of "A Family of Friends"
as well as a successful children's album, "Believing in Yourself," released by
Unity School of Christianity. For questions, you may contact Becky at (812) 246-8286 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Harlan Celebration 310 Video
If you did not order the videotape of Harlan Celebration 310 and would like to, the set
may be ordered by sending $50.00 (checks payable to The Harlan Family in America) to:
Ruth Harlan Lamb
4305 S. Bryant Court
Independence, Mo. 64055
Over 500 people attended the reunion which was held in Mt. Pleasant, IA, July 3 -
6, 1997. The reunion's goal was to plan activities and provide time for people to get to
know each other. The video consists of two tapes: the first focuses on the activities and
attendees, and you will see the contributions of many "talented Harlan
descendants" which made the reunion so successful. The second tape consists of
the Sunday morning church services, the complete presentation of "The Harlan Family
in America" by Louis Harlan, and Joe Mauch's portrayal of Senator James Harlan being
interviewed. These are excellent videos with high-quality professional editing and a lot
of "Harlan music" in the background. The videotapes come in a unique Harlan
package and will make an excellent addition to your Harlan History collection. There are
only 25 sets available at this time, so don't delay in placing your order.
New edition of Harlan book available for purchase
Sale of Jacob Wright Harlans California 1846-1888
benefits Harlan Family in America
A new edition of the popular, and previously out-of-print, book by Jacob Wright Harlan
is available for purchase.
Jacob Wright Harlans California 1846-1888 is published in its entirety. The book
also includes additional information on the Harlan family history. The repackaged book is
titled Eyewitness to the Settlement of the West: Jacob Wright Harlans California
Sales of the book benefit the Harlan Family in American organization. The cost of the
book is $19.99 and shipping and handling is an additional $3.01 for a total of $23.00. To
order copies, include your mailing address and send a check for $23.00 for each book to:
Squire Cheyney Books
P.O. Box 439
Downingtown, PA 19335
The book is being published by Squire Cheyney Books with the cooperation of the Harlan
Family in America. Part of the proceeds of each sale of the book through the Harlan family
organization will be donated to Harlan Family in America.
Jacob Wright Harlan was born in Wayne County, Indiana, on October 14, 1828, and died on
March 7, 1902, in San Leandro, California. During his seven decades of life, Jacob took
part in many of the historic events that let to the settlement of the West, including the
gold rush and the fight for California independence. He was also a member of the Donner
party. His eyewitness accounts of the settlement of the West are an important part of our
Indiana Authors 2007
Byrl Harlan is one of twelve writers selected from 251 submissions.
Byrl took up writing during a three year period of illness. He feels very blessed to be
part of the Anthology published by New Century Publishing of Indianapolis. The book is
paper back 6 by 9 inches.
The twelve author's works are all different and there is something for everyone
included in the book. From the spiritual, to the family reading, extra sensory and even a
child's story are included. Several of the authors have had works published before and
some have not but were chosen by the publisher for work submitted for review.
The book is called 'INDIANA AUTHORS 2007' sub title 'Twelve Writers From the
My story is called 'The Hidden Creek Ranch'. The hero in my story, Will Davis, who
rides a big bull for eight seconds and wins money, 110 acres of land and a new way of
You can buy the book through Byrl's website at www.byrlharlanbooks.com.