Peter Burit1

#1301
Relationship5th great-grandfather of Paul Edward Lawrence
ChartsMaternal Ancestors

Child of Peter and an unknown spouse:

Citations

  1. [S580] Edythe Maxey Clark, The Maxeys of Virginia.

Solomon Stansbury

#1306, b. circa 1727, d. circa 1747
FatherSamuel A. Stansbury b. c 1693, d. b May 1783
MotherMary Porter b. c 1695, d. c 1777
Relationship5th great-granduncle of Paul Edward Lawrence

Major Life Events

     Solomon Stansbury was born circa 1727 at Baltimore, Baltimore Co., Maryland.1 He married Hannah Hicks (Hix) on 27 October 1743 at St. John's Parish, Baltimore, Baltimore Co., Maryland.2,3 Solomon died circa 1747 at Maryland.

Citations

  1. [S2322] Ancestry Family Trees, online http://www.ancestry.com, Stansbury/Burnett Family Tree (Samuel A., Sr. Stansbury - Mary Porter Family Group Sheet).
  2. [S29] Stansbury Society, Newsletter.
  3. [S2322] Ancestry Family Trees, online http://www.ancestry.com, Stansbury/Burnett Family Tree (Solomon Stansbury - Hannah Hix Hicks Family Group Sheet).

Hannah Hicks (Hix)

#1307, b. circa 1727

Major Life Events

     Hannah Hicks (Hix) was born circa 1727.1,2 She married Solomon Stansbury, son of Samuel A. Stansbury and Mary Porter, on 27 October 1743 at St. John's Parish, Baltimore, Baltimore Co., Maryland.1,2

Citations

  1. [S29] Stansbury Society, Newsletter.
  2. [S2322] Ancestry Family Trees, online http://www.ancestry.com, Stansbury/Burnett Family Tree (Solomon Stansbury - Hannah Hix Hicks Family Group Sheet).

Tabitha Francis Stansbury

#1309, b. circa 1724, d. after 1783
FatherSamuel A. Stansbury b. c 1693, d. b May 1783
MotherMary Porter b. c 1695, d. c 1777
Relationship5th great-grandaunt of Paul Edward Lawrence

Major Life Events

     Tabitha Francis Stansbury was born circa 1724 at Baltimore, Baltimore Co, Maryland.1 She married first William Hicks on 24 December 1747 at St. John's Parish, Baltimore, Baltimore Co, Maryland.2 She married second Richard Cross circa 1761 at St. John's Parish, Baltimore, Baltimore Co, Maryland.3 Tabitha died after 1783 at Baltimore, Baltimore Co, Maryland.1

Citations

  1. [S2322] Ancestry Family Trees, online http://www.ancestry.com, Stansbury/Burnett Family Tree (Samuel A., Sr. Stansbury - Mary Porter Family Group Sheet).
  2. [S2322] Ancestry Family Trees, online http://www.ancestry.com, Stansbury/Burnett Family Tree (William Hicks - Tabitha Francis Stansbury Family Group Sheet).
  3. [S2322] Ancestry Family Trees, online http://www.ancestry.com, Stansbury/Burnett Family Tree (Richard Cross - Tabitha Francis Stansbury Family Group Sheet).

William Hicks

#1310, b. circa 1728

Major Life Events

     William Hicks was born circa 1728 at Maryland.1 He married Tabitha Francis Stansbury, daughter of Samuel A. Stansbury and Mary Porter, on 24 December 1747 at St. John's Parish, Baltimore, Baltimore Co, Maryland.1

Citations

  1. [S2322] Ancestry Family Trees, online http://www.ancestry.com, Stansbury/Burnett Family Tree (William Hicks - Tabitha Francis Stansbury Family Group Sheet).

Richard Cross

#1314, b. circa 1720

Major Life Events

     Richard Cross was born circa 1720.1 He married Tabitha Francis Hicks, daughter of Samuel A. Stansbury and Mary Porter, circa 1761 at St. John's Parish, Baltimore, Baltimore Co, Maryland.1

Citations

  1. [S2322] Ancestry Family Trees, online http://www.ancestry.com, Stansbury/Burnett Family Tree (Richard Cross - Tabitha Francis Stansbury Family Group Sheet).

Arabella (Avarilla) Stansbury1

#1315, b. circa 1740, d. after 1783
FatherSamuel A. Stansbury b. c 1693, d. b May 1783
MotherMary Porter b. c 1695, d. c 1777
Relationship5th great-grandaunt of Paul Edward Lawrence

Major Life Events

     Arabella (Avarilla) Stansbury was born circa 1740 at Baltimore, Baltimore Co., Maryland.2 She married William Welch. Arabella died after 1783.2

Citations

  1. Several family trees on Ancestry.com have Arabella and Avarilla as two separate daughters of Samuel Stansbury and Mary Porter.
  2. [S2322] Ancestry Family Trees, online http://www.ancestry.com, Stansbury/Burnett Family Tree (Samuel A., Sr. Stansbury - Mary Porter Family Group Sheet).

William Welch

#1316

Major Life Events

     William Welch married Arabella (Avarilla) Stansbury, daughter of Samuel A. Stansbury and Mary Porter.

Delia Stansbury1

#1317, b. circa 1728
FatherSamuel A. Stansbury b. c 1693, d. b May 1783
MotherMary Porter b. c 1695, d. c 1777
Relationship5th great-grandaunt of Paul Edward Lawrence

Major Life Events

     Delia Stansbury was born circa 1728 at Baltimore, Baltimore Co, Maryland.2 She married Unknown Standford.3

Citations

  1. [S29] Stansbury Society, Newsletter.
  2. [S2322] Ancestry Family Trees, online http://www.ancestry.com, Stansbury/Burnett Family Tree (Samuel A., Sr. Stansbury - Mary Porter Family Group Sheet).
  3. [S2322] Ancestry Family Trees, online http://www.ancestry.com, Stansbury/Burnett Family Tree (Mr. Stanford - Delia Stansbury Family Group Sheet).

Bethia Stansbury

#1318, b. circa 1735, d. circa 1809
FatherSamuel A. Stansbury b. c 1693, d. b May 1783
MotherMary Porter b. c 1695, d. c 1777
Relationship5th great-grandaunt of Paul Edward Lawrence

Major Life Events

     Bethia Stansbury was born circa 1735 at Baltimore, Baltimore Co, Maryland.1 She married Aquilla Galloway on 6 January 1761 at St. John's Parish, Baltimore, Baltimore Co., Maryland.2 Bethia died circa 1809 at Baltimore, Baltimore Co, Maryland.3

Citations

  1. [S2322] Ancestry Family Trees, online http://www.ancestry.com, Stansbury/Burnett Family Tree (Samuel A., Sr. Stansbury - Mary Porter Family Group Sheet).
  2. [S2322] Ancestry Family Trees, online http://www.ancestry.com, Stansbury/Burnett Family Tree (Aquilla Galloway - Bethia Stansbury Family Group Sheet).
  3. [S2322] Ancestry Family Trees, online http://www.ancestry.com, Peace Family Tree (Samuel Stansbury - Mary Porter Family Group Sheet).

Aquilla Galloway

#1319, b. circa 1734, d. circa 1808

Major Life Events

     Aquilla Galloway was born circa 1734 at Baltimore Co., Maryland.1,2 He married Bethia Stansbury, daughter of Samuel A. Stansbury and Mary Porter, on 6 January 1761 at St. John's Parish, Baltimore, Baltimore Co., Maryland.2 Aquilla died circa 1808 at Baltimore Co., Maryland.2

Citations

  1. [S29] Stansbury Society, Newsletter.
  2. [S2322] Ancestry Family Trees, online http://www.ancestry.com, Stansbury/Burnett Family Tree (Aquilla Galloway - Bethia Stansbury Family Group Sheet).

Janette Lewing

#1321, b. circa 1775, d. 30 May 1859
Conflicting evidence states that Janette Lewing was born circa 1775 at North Carolina.1

Major Life Events

     Janette Lewing was born circa 1775 at Fincastle Co., Virginia.2,3 She married Solomon Stansbury, son of Samuel Stansbury and Mary Andrews Baxter, on 24 February 1791 at Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina.2,3 Janette died on 30 May 1859 at Rough Creek, Laurel Co., Kentucky.3,1 She was interred at Rough Creek Cemetery at Rough Creek, Laurel Co., Virginia.3

Narrative

     Conflicting evidence states that Janette Lewing was born circa 1775 at North Carolina.1

Citations

  1. [S2322] Ancestry Family Trees, online http://www.ancestry.com, Stansbury/Burnett Family Tree (Solomon Stansbury - Janet (Jane) Lawing/Lewing Family Group Sheet).
  2. [S29] Stansbury Society, Newsletter.
  3. [S815] Ancestry World Tree Project, online http://www.ancestry.com, Kidd-Oaks Genealogy collected over 30 years (Janette Lewing, ID: I17787).

Phoebe Cole

#1338, b. circa 1799

Major Life Events

     Phoebe Cole was born circa 1799 at Virginia.1,2,3,4 She married Michael Leonard, son of Frederick Leonard and Anna Maria Braun, in 1814 at Sullivan Co., Tennessee.1

U. S. Census Records

Census1850Phoebe Leonard was listed at age 51, born in Virginia, as a member of the household of Michael Leonard at Washington Co., Virginia, in the Census of 1850 enumerated 20 September 1850.5

Citations

  1. [S35] Tennessee, Historical Records.
  2. [S492] 1850 U. S. Census, Warren, Warwick, Washington, Wayne, & Westmoreland Cos., Tennessee, U. S. Population Schedule, p. 172A, line 30, dwelling 1524, family 1524.
  3. [S2375] 1 June 1870, 1870 U. S. Census, Sullivan Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 426, line 29, dwelling 19, family 19.
  4. [S676] 1 June 1880, 1880 U. S. Census, Stewart (last part), Sullivan, and Sumner (first part) Cos., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 497D, ED25, line 19, dwelling 83, family 86.
  5. [S492] 1850 U. S. Census, Warren, Warwick, Washington, Wayne, & Westmoreland Cos., Tennessee, U. S. Population Schedule, p. 172A, line 29, dwelling 1524, family 1524.

Melinda Elizabeth Rucker

#1339, b. 20 July 1854
FatherJohn William Fletcher Rucker b. 1 Jan 1822, d. 20 Feb 1896
MotherTennessee Bumpass b. c 1828
Relationship1st cousin 3 times removed of Paul Edward Lawrence

Major Life Events

     Melinda Elizabeth Rucker was born on 20 July 1854 at Davidson Co., Tennessee.1,2,3,4 She married Howard Vaughn.4

Child of Melinda and Howard:

U. S. Census Records

Census1860Melinda Elizabeth Rucker was listed at age 6, born in Tennessee, as a member of the household of William Bumpass at 11th Civil District, Davidson Co., Tennessee, in the Census of 1860 enumerated 4 June 1860.5
Census1870Melinda Elizabeth Rucker was listed at age 16, born in Tennessee, as a member of the household of John William Fletcher Rucker at 11th Civil District, Davidson Co., Tennessee, in the Census of 1870 enumerated 17 August 1870.6

Citations

  1. [S279] Bumpass and related families, E-mail, miscellaneous correspondance from Bettye Heinrich Copy in researcher's file, e-mail 19 January 2001.
  2. [S686] 1870 U. S. Census, Davidson Co. (Dist. 2-16), Tennessee, U. S. Population Schedule, page 390, line 12, dwelling 176, family 179.
  3. [S907] 1 June 1860, 1860 U. S. Census, Davidson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 7, line 34, dwelling 51, family 51.
  4. [S888] Rucker Family, www.my-ged.com, /32430.
  5. [S907] 1 June 1860, 1860 U. S. Census, Davidson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 7, line 29, dwelling 51, family 51.
  6. [S686] 1870 U. S. Census, Davidson Co. (Dist. 2-16), Tennessee, U. S. Population Schedule, page 390, line 9, dwelling 176, family 179.

Hardin BIllings Rucker

#1340, b. 2 November 1856
FatherJohn William Fletcher Rucker b. 1 Jan 1822, d. 20 Feb 1896
MotherTennessee Bumpass b. c 1828
Relationship1st cousin 3 times removed of Paul Edward Lawrence

Major Life Events

     Hardin BIllings Rucker was born on 2 November 1856 at Davidson Co., Tennessee.1,2,3 He married Mary Elizabeth Boone on 10 May 1882.3

U. S. Census Records

Census1860Hardin BIllings Rucker was listed at age 3, born in Tennessee, as a member of the household of William Bumpass at 11th Civil District, Davidson Co., Tennessee, in the Census of 1860 enumerated 4 June 1860.4
Census1870Hardin BIllings Rucker was listed at age 14, born in Tennessee, as a member of the household of John William Fletcher Rucker at 11th Civil District, Davidson Co., Tennessee, in the Census of 1870 enumerated 17 August 1870.5
Census1880Hardin BIllings Rucker was listed as a son at age 23, born in Tennessee, in the household of John William Fletcher Rucker at 11th Civil District, Davidson Co., Tennessee, in the Census of 1880 enumerated 1 June 1880.6

Citations

  1. [S686] 1870 U. S. Census, Davidson Co. (Dist. 2-16), Tennessee, U. S. Population Schedule, page 390, line 13, dwelling 176, family 179.
  2. [S907] 1 June 1860, 1860 U. S. Census, Davidson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 7, line 35, dwelling 51, family 51.
  3. [S888] Rucker Family, www.my-ged.com, /32180.
  4. [S907] 1 June 1860, 1860 U. S. Census, Davidson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 7, line 29, dwelling 51, family 51.
  5. [S686] 1870 U. S. Census, Davidson Co. (Dist. 2-16), Tennessee, U. S. Population Schedule, page 390, line 9, dwelling 176, family 179.
  6. [S602] 1 June 1880, 1880 U. S. Census, Davidson Co. (third part), Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 161, line 33, dwelling 9, family 9.

John Fletcher Rucker

#1341, b. 9 May 1859
FatherJohn William Fletcher Rucker b. 1 Jan 1822, d. 20 Feb 1896
MotherTennessee Bumpass b. c 1828
Relationship1st cousin 3 times removed of Paul Edward Lawrence

Major Life Events

     John Fletcher Rucker was born on 9 May 1859 at Davidson Co., Tennessee.1,2 He married Lennie Florence.2

U. S. Census Records

Census1860John Fletcher Rucker was listed at age 1, born in Tennessee, as a member of the household of William Bumpass at 11th Civil District, Davidson Co., Tennessee, in the Census of 1860 enumerated 4 June 1860.3
Census1880John Fletcher Rucker was listed as a son at age 21, born in Tennessee, in the household of John William Fletcher Rucker at 11th Civil District, Davidson Co., Tennessee, in the Census of 1880 enumerated 1 June 1880.4

Citations

  1. [S907] 1 June 1860, 1860 U. S. Census, Davidson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 7, line 36, dwelling 51, family 51.
  2. [S888] Rucker Family, www.my-ged.com, /32434.
  3. [S907] 1 June 1860, 1860 U. S. Census, Davidson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 7, line 29, dwelling 51, family 51.
  4. [S602] 1 June 1880, 1880 U. S. Census, Davidson Co. (third part), Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 161, line 33, dwelling 9, family 9.

Henderson A. Jones

#1342, d. circa 1897

Major Life Events

     Henderson A. Jones married Launa Myrtle Harper, daughter of James Thomas Harper and Ida Vanetta McMurry, on 16 December 1896.1 Henderson died of an ulcerated stomach circa 1897.2

Citations

  1. [S915] Harper Family Bible.
  2. [S876] Interview, Bessis (Harper) Hulan, ca. 1959/60.

Dylan Chase Lawrence

#1343, b. 5 May 1993
FatherDavid Allan Lawrence b. 22 May 1960
MotherJoice Linette Johnson b. 21 Feb 1960
RelationshipGrandson of Paul Edward Lawrence
Dylan 2015

Major Life Events

     Dylan Chase Lawrence was born on 5 May 1993 at Bitburg AFB, Germany. He weighed 7 lbs., 13.6 oz at birth.1

Narrative

     Living in Mt. Vernon, Illinois, and attending a community college studying criminal justice in 2012.

     Dylan was the ring bearer at Cathy Ann Ashpole and David Allan Lawrence's wedding on 12 July 2003 at Trinity Methodist Church, San Antonio, Texas.2

     Dylan graduated from Billy Ryan High School at Denton, Texas, on 3 June 2011. Graduation was held at 6:00 P.M. at the University of North Texas Coliseum.3

Citations

  1. [S818] Dylan Lawrence Birth Announcement.
  2. [S60] Personal knowledge of the researcher, Paul E. Lawrence,.
  3. [S4260] Graduation Announcement - Dylan Lawrence.

Simon Harr

#1344, b. 3 July 1734, d. 1796
Relationship4th great-grandfather of Paul Edward Lawrence
ChartsMaternal Ancestors
Plaque in front of St. Paul's Lutheran Church,
Strasburg, Virginia

Major Life Events

     Simon Harr was born on 3 July 1734 at Prussia, Germany.1,2 He married first Elizabeth Schmitten on 1 July 1759 at Pennsylvania.1,2 Simon married second Eve Printzler, daughter of Zacharias Beard and Christina ?, on 2 July 1774 at Shenandoah Co., Virginia.3,4 Simon married third Margaret ?, widow, on 30 October 1790 at Shenandoah Co., Virginia.3,5 Simon died in 1796 at Strasburg, Shenandoah Co., Virginia.6

Children of Simon and Elizabeth:

Children of Simon and Eve:

Narrative

     Reliable family tradition indicates that Simon was born in Prussia, which is a coastal region on the southeast of the Baltic Sea on the Elbe River in northern Germany. Hans Jacob Haar (Hans is the diminutive for Johannes which in English is John) is among those listed as arriving on the ship Chesterfield, Thomas Coatam, Master, from Rotterdam, last from Cowes, on Sept. 2, 1749.7

     Germans most commonly gave their male children the first name of the given names of their grandfather as their first names and it was common for all male children children in a family to have the same first name. Generally then they went by their second give name to differentiat their identities.1 This practice can be seen the naming of the male children of Simon's son, John, all who have the first given name of John. This would indicate that the first name of their grandfather, Simon or Hans Jacob, was John (Hans). This, plus other evidence, leads to the belief that Hans Jacob Haar and Simon Harr are one and the same.

Hans Jacob Harr vs Simon Harr

     It is believed that Simon Harr and Henry M. Muhlenburg and his son, Peter knew each other in Pennsylvania before 1757 through work in the Lutheran Church, and that, at the direction of Henry Muhlenburg, Simon came to St. Paul's Lutheran Church in 1757 as an emmissary of the Lutheran Church. He arrived in the area of Winchester-Strasburg between 1755 and 1757.

     On Nov. 1, 1757, at Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia, Jacob Harr, bought from Phillip Rameath essential items for living and furnishing a dwelling including a large Dutch Bible, spinning wheel, carpenter tools, wagon, horses, cows, and farm equipment. No other record of a Jacob Harr has been found in records searched.8 In 1797, similar items are included in the appraisal of the estate of Simon Harr who died intestate.9 This further supports the belief that Hans Jacob and Simon Harr are the same person. He may have taken the name Simon or was given it by his wife and/or others. Simon was the name of an apostle of Christ. "Simony" means the buying and selling of spiritual things such as sacraments. Also, the English, who ruled the colonies until 1776, wanted first names for records purposes and Hans Jacob may have changed his name to Simon to distinguish between him and his son John.1 It is not unusal for an individual deeply involved in religious work to adopt an bibical name.

Simon Harr, schoolmaster and the Lutheran Church

     Records indicate that he was in constant touch, by letters, with Henry M. Muhlenburg, and that, when Peter Muhlenburg, son of Henry came to the area in 1772 to minister to the church in Woodstock, Winchester, and other churches, Peter and Simon were close friends.10

     H. M. Muhlenburg came to Pennsylvania in 1742 and formed the Lutheran ministerium which shortly embraced the territory of what is now all of the states between Maine and Georgia. Many of those Lutherans who settled Frederick and Shenandoah Counties, Virginia from 1742 forward were from his congregations at New Hanover and Trappe, Pennsylvania, and he was particulary concerned about the churches in Virginia as evidenced by the fact that he sent his son, Peter, to serve in the churches in Frederick and Shenandoah Counties, Virginia. As documented in Mueller history, Peter Muhlenburg left the ministry during the Revolutionary War to become the General of the Eighth Virginia Regiment of the Continental Army.1

     For years Simon was a worthy schoolmaster in Strasburg, Virginia, in a school maintained by St. Paul's Lutheran Church. During that time Moravian and other sectarians chiselled away at the congregation and Simon Harr was lured from his Lutheran moorings. However, the excess of emotion that characterized uninhabited wilderness Christianity soon caused him to return to the faith from which he had strayed. In 1793 he began a correspondance with H. M. Muhlenberg which lasted more than twenty years from whom he sought guidance and help in ministering to his fellow church members. When Peter Muhlenberg came to Woodstock, he and Simon Harr became good friends. There is no evidence that Simon was ever license or ordained by the Ministerium. He was content to serve and his standing was recognized in the community by his appointment by the county court to perform marriages. Records indicated he performed 369 marriages from 1781 to 1796, and referred to him as "Reverend" Simon Harr.11

     Beginning with the arrival of Simon Harr ca. 1755, and the establishment of the Town of Strasburg in 1761, services at St. Paul's Lutheran Church were held on a more regular basis. Simon, an intimate friend of Peter Muhlenberg during his Shenandoah ministry, served as the first school master. Harr's presence in the community until his death in 1796 is unquetionably responsible for preserving solely Lutheran traditions and restraining the encroachments of ministerial vagabonds.12

     Simon Harr began teaching at Strasburg in 1763 and ended his career in 1796. His services was not continuous throughout those years. Heinrich Simund took his place in 1778 althought his length of stay is not known. Herr Hachmann succeeded Harr in 1796. The Strasburg German School continued in operation utnil about 1832. The property was sold in 1842.13 There is a bronze plaque at the front of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Strasburg, Shenendoah County, Virginia which states that "this church was established in 1747 by German settlers, that the congregation's first school was conducted by Simon Harr beginning in 1778 until 1815."14 However, the 1815 date has to be incorrect as Simon Harr died in 1796.

     The parish of the Lutheran Church covered Winchester, Newtown (Stephens City), Steinkirche (Stone Chapel, Clarke County), and Stovertown (Strasburg). Winchester had four services a month, Steinkirche and Newtown two services, and Stovertown one service. Stovertown had the services of Simon Harr, schoolmaster and catechist, who likewise conducted worship.15

     The Journal of H. M. Muhlenburg contains the following concerning Simon Harr: Wednesday, December 3, 1783; "I received a letter from a schoolmaster who lives two hundred and fifty miles away in Virginia. Many years ago he was awaken through devotional writings and led upon the way to life through God's Word and Spirit. But when a fanatical sect arose in that locality he permitted himself in good faith to be snatched away with the chaff. By God's mercy, however, he recovered. His letter as follows." The contents of the letter from Simon Harr, dated Strasburg, Virginia, November 14, 1783, was omitted from the journal.16

Revolutionary War

     According to tradition, Simon Harr joined the forces commanded by General Peter Muhlenburg, and served as a clerk which was the equivalent of chaplain. This likely explains Simon's presence in Winchester in 1778 and 1779. Additionally, he may have been in Winchester performing church restoral work. The Lutheran church in Winchester was severly damaged by military actions during the Revolutionary War. However, the record shows that Simon Harr returned to his church duties in Strasburg after his military stint.1 Brumbaugh's Revolutionary War Records shows Simon Harr as a clerk in Alexander Machir's company of Strasburg, Virginia.17 His military service is of record in the archives department of the Virginia State Library, Richmond, Virginia, national number 282828.

     St. Paul's Lutheran Church was destroyed by federal troops during the Civil War and was partially restored in 1867, with complete restoration by 1897 through redesigning and additions.

Simon Harr and Fraktur Penmanship

     The following information has been extracted from Virginia Fraktur Penmanship as Folk Art by Klaus Wust.18

     The term Fraktur originated about 1900 in Pennsylvania and has been accepted by most folk art writers to include all forms of Germanic illuminated writings. The orginal Latin word and fractura and the English derivative fracture means break. The German Fraktur was used to designate German or Gothic type of letters. In early writing schools of colonial German settlers fraktur referred to the large initials often so prominent on manuscripts. The following definition of fraktur was given by Dr. Don Yoder: "As an art from, fraktur is graphic art, two-thirds calligraphy and one-third drawn symbol. The combination of calligraphic text, abstract borders, and primitive, makes up a total which is more than the sum of its parts…" The art form was used to decorate birth, baptismal, and marriage certificates as well as other memorial certificates.

     Fraktur in Virginia was the perpetuation of this are as practiced in Southwest Germany, Alsace, and Switzerland and continued in the older settlements of eastern Pennsylvania. The local school masters, an occasional pastor, and scriveners of the church records were users as well as simple farmers who would venture to do his own fraktur as he had learned in the German country school. As German settlements grew in colonial America, simple country schools were organized. Besides the three proverbial R's German instruction in the Shenandoah Valley and in settlements in the Piedmont and the Southwest stressed writing, both a good hand in cursive script (Schönschrift) and depending on the talents of the teacher, decorative lettering (Zierschrift). Although no schools in Virginia, however, obtained the high standards of Pennsylvanian ornamental calligraphy as practiced by the Sabbatarians at Ephrata, the Memmonite writing schools aroun Lancaster of the Schwenkfelders of Montgomery County, the products of some schools are fascinating examples of an art whiched common people shared. The schools were usually attached to Lutheran and Reformed congregations and conducted by a hired schoolmaster under the supervision of a pastor. The teaching of fraktur writing and artwork depended naturally on the ability of inclination of the schoolmaster.

     One such schoolmaster was Simon Harr. Outstanding are examples of fraktur created by the boys and girls in Simon Harr's school in Strasburg. He came to the Shenandoah about 1755 and organized his German school in conjunction with the local Luteran congregation. By 1761, however, he had abandoned family and church to join the celibate Sabbatarians on Sandy Hook, adjacent to Strasburg. From Simon's correspondence with Lutheran leader Henry Malchior it is known that "by God's mercy, he recovered" and by 1763, had returned to the Lutheran fold. As schoolmaster Simon enjoyed great respect in the beyond his own community and from 1781 until his death in 1796, he occupied a semi-ministerial prosition among the Lutherans of Shenandoah County.

Frederick and Shenadoah Counties, Virginia, records referencing Simon Harr

     Simon Harr along with Jonas Lortz/Lotz witnessed a lease between Christian Bumgartner and Jacob Taylor in Frederick County, Virginia on 1 June 1767.19

     On 11 August 1769, Simon along with Henry Piper and Barbara Dellinger witnessed a deed transaction between Mathias Funk and George Keller in Frederick County.20

     The records of St. Paul's Lutheran Church show that in March 1770 Simon Harr and his wife Elizabeth were named God Parents of Catherine Schmitt, daughter of Valentine and Maria Schmitt, when Catherine was baptized. All of the church records were written in German script until 1830 and Strasburg, where the church was established and continues today, was first named Staufferstadt.1,21

     On 7 May 1771, Simon Harr along with Jacob Stover witnessed a mortgage between John Funk and Peter Stover in Frederick County.22 On 22 July of that same year, also in Frederick County, Simon along with Leonard Batlhias witnessed a lease between John Yoho and Alexander Machir.23

     A deed between Jacob Bowman and Martin Roler was witnessed by a Simon Karr [sic] on 1 September 1772, in Shenandoah County.24

     In 1774 there are two entries for the marriage of Simon Harr; one on 5 July to Eve Brouzler and one on 2 July to Eve Printzler. These are obviously the same individual with the latter being the correct name. Other records prove that Eve was the widow of Frederick Printzler and that her maiden name was Beard (Bare). The recording of Brouzler is probably a transciption error in trying to read the name Printzler.25

     On 15 November 1777, there is a lease, along with a release on 17 November, between John Lemly and Catherine, his wife, of Frederick County to Simon Harr of the same place for total consideration of 50 pounds, five shillings, a lot of land in the addition to the town of Winchester laid off by James Wood, Gent., deceased, and joining a lot belonging to John Greenfield, Gent., deceased, and opposite Patrick Kirk, known as lot no. (unreadable, later transaction indicates that it was lot no. 7), containing nineteen thousand seven hundred and forty square feet or there abouts, the said lot having been conveyed by Mrs. Mary Wood, Executrix of the aforesaid James Wood, Gent., deceased, to John Lemly by deeds of lease and release the 16th and 17th of June 1769. It was signed by John Lemly and witnessed by two individuals who signed in German and by Thomas Wood.26

     On 22 and 23 September 1778, there is a lease and release between Mathias Hite and his wife Sarah, County of Shenandoah, to Simon Harr, County of Frederick, for total consideration of 260 pounds, five shillings, certain lots or parcels of land in the town of Strasburg known as lots no. 17, 18, 19, and 20.27

     Simon Harr along with Thomas Wood and Michael Aldred witnessed a lease and release between Mary Wood, Executix of James Wood, Gent., deceased, and James Gamul Dowdall on 16 July 1778.28 Also on 16 July and 17 July there is a lease and release between Mary Wood and Simon Harr of Frederick County for total consideration of 100 pounds five shillings, lots 8 and 9 in the addition to the town of Winchester, each lot containing 19,740 square feet, being the same laid of by said James Wood, deceased, in 1758, and being part of the land granted to said James Wood by deed from the Proprietor of Northern Neck and by him devised by his last will and testament to said Mary Wood. It was signed by Mary Wood and witnessed by Thomas Wood, Michael Alred, and Robert Wood.29

     On 3 August 1779, there is a transaction between Simon Harr and wife Eve of Shenandoah County and Adolph Stroval of the town of Winchester in Frederick County, in consideration of 300 pounds, for a certain lot of land in the addition made to the town of Winchester by James Wood, Gent., deceased, known by No. 7 and joining the lot of John Greenfield, deceased, and opposite Patrick Kirk. This is the lot purchased from John Lemly on the 16th and 17th of November 1777. It was signed by Simon Harr and Ever Harr, with no witnesses given.30

     On 8 June 1780, there is a deed transaction recorded between Frederick Segchrist and Simon Harr; whereas Frederick Printzler, deceased of the County of Shenandoah deceased intestate leaving no will and no other issues but one female child who also died intestate being about three years old … whereas by the death of said Frederick Printzler the said estate descended to his next heir … whereas said Frederick Segchrist of the age of twenty one years now personally receive and claimed my said estate so descended to me and in trust of Simon Harr who since intermarried with Eve Harr widow and relick of the said Frederick Printzler deceased … that I have received from said Simon Harr several lots of land … three in lots and two out lots. Signed by Frederick Segchrist, and witnessed by Alexander Hite and Jacob Yost.31 The sister of Frederick Printzler, Maria Elizabeth, married Henry Sechrist. Frederick is probably their son and since there were no other heirs to Frederick Printzler, he inherited Frederick's estate when he came of age, the estate being held in trust by Simon Harr who married Frederick Printzler's widow, Eve. The will of Zacharias Beard (Bare) names daughter Eve, wife of Simon Harr and mentions her son David Harr establishing that Eve's maiden name was Beard (Bare).32

     On the 8th and 9th of June 1780, there is a lease and release between Frederick Sigchrist of County of Frederick and Simon Harr of County of Shenandoah, in total consideration of 50 pounds, five shillings two out lots of five acres each in the the town of Strasburg, the said lots having been granted from Peter Stover to Jacob Faggott by deeds recorded in Frederick County and said Jacob Faggott to Frederick Princelar deceased by deeds of lease and release, and by the death of said Frederick Princelar said lots descended to said Frederick Sigchrist being heir. Signed by Frederick Sigchrist and witnessed by Alexander Hite and Jacob Yost.33 In August 1780, the deeds of lease and release from Frederick Seechrist to Simon Harr was proved by two of the witnesses and ordered to be certified.34

     On 31 May 1781, Simon Harr was granted a license in pursuance of the Act of Assembly to join in holy matrimony any person or persons that may apply for that purpose.35 Simon preformed as many as 368 wedding cermonies.32

     On 18 January 1782, there is a deed from Mary Wolf of town of Strasburg and County of Shenandoah to Simon Harr of said town and County, in consideration of 100 pounds current money, all and every of them four lots and two parts of lots adjoining them and Christopher Lamparts out lots … in said town of Stasburg … four lots of half acre each. Signed by Mary Wolf, witnessed by Alex. Hite, Phillip Smith, and Martin Zea.36 On that same day there is a deed from Simon Harr and Eve his wife of the County of Shenandoah to Mary Wolf of town of Strasburg in the County, for consideration of 100 pounds … all them four half acre of lots adjoining the same half acre lots (?) … said lots convyed by deed from Anthony Hullenthal to said Simon. Signed Simon Harr and witnessed by Alexander Hite, Phillip Smith, and Martin Zea.37 On 27 June 1782, Eve Harr is examined by Alexander Hite and John Snap … she released her right of dower.37 On this same day an indenture of bargain and sale from Simon Harr and Eve his wife to Mary Woolf was proved by the oaths of Alex. Hite, Philip Smith, and Martin Zea and ordered to be recorded. Certification of the examination of Eve Harr for coveyances Harr to Woolf was returned and ordered to be recorded.38

     It would appear by the above that Simon Harr and Mary Wolf were exchanging ownership of certain lots on an equal cost basis. About a year later, 28 October 1783, Mary Wolf sold her lots to Jeremiah Eberly, Junior.39

     In the Heads of Families in Virginia, 1783, Simon is listed with 7 white and 0 black.40

     Overseers of the Poor bind William Ruse, age seven, a base born child to Simon Harr on 25 December 1783.41

     On 25 August 1785, Simon Harr, Jacob Keller, and Christian Coop witnessed the will of David Huddle.42

     In the Heads of Families in Virginia, 1785, Simon is listed with 5 white souls, 1 dwelling, 1other building. John Harr is listed with 3 white souls.43 Simon and John lived next door to each other and the renown Lutheran Minister, Paul Henkle, lived only one door away. Paul Henkle was from Pennslyvania and carried Lutheranism to the people of the valley of Virginia, east Tennessee, and western North Carolina, and, on occasions, between 1785 and 1790, he preached at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Sullivan County, Tennessee. John subsequently moved to the area of Immanual Church and became a member of the Church.1 John's half brother, David, also moved to the Sullivan County area.

     On 26 January 1786, Simon Harr along with George Miller witnessed the will of Jeremiah Eberly.44 Later that year, 28 September, Simon Harr, John Harr, and Martin Zek witnessed the release and quit claim of dower rights and title of dower of lots of land belonging to said Christopher Lambert, deceased, by Barbara Lamber, widow and relick of Christopher Lamber of the town of Strasburg, Shenandoah County, to Alexander and Jacob Lambert, executors of the last will and testament of Christopher Lambert.45

     On 8 December 1789, Simon Harr, John Harr, Martin Bearth, and Lawrence Snapp witnessed the will of Peter Snapp.46 John Harr's wife, Susannah, was the sister of Peter Snapp and Lawrence Snapp.

     Simon Harr, Lewis Miller, and another (unreadable) witnessed the will of Henry Miller on 5 September 1791.47

     On 11 April 1797, John Harr was appointed administrator by the Shenandoah Co. Court for the estate of Simon Harr who died intestate.48

     On April 27, 1797, by order of the court of Shenandoah County, Virginia, the estate of Simon Harr, deceased, was appraised. The estate, as inventoried and appraised showed household furnishings, etc. and books, including a large Dutch Bible, and other items like those purchased by Jacob Harr in Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia, in 1757. The inventory included several smoking pipes and accessories. His personal property was appraised at a total value of 147 pounds in Virginia currency, which was considerable at the time, and this did not include the value of land, dwelling, and other building structures. He appears to have been financially sound even when he arrived in Virginia. The sale of personal property in settlement of his estate was held Apr. 28, 1797. His widow and sons, and Lawrence Snapp, were among those purchasing items. His widow and sons took most of the books in his library written both in German and English.9

     Three of Simon's sons, Frederick, John, and David became the heirs of Simon's property. They disposed of some if not all of the lots owned by Simon on the 13th and 21st of May 1799, as indicated by the following entries in the Shenandoah County deed books.

     On 13 May 1799, Frederick Harr and Frainey his wife, John Harr and Susannah his wife, and David Harr of Shenandoah County sold to Christian Stover son of Jacob Stover, deceased, for consideration of 75 pounds, a five acre lot of land which was conveyed by Frederick Segchrist by deed of lease and release the 8th and 9th of June 1780 to Simon Harr father of said Frederick, John Harr, and David Harr now deceased who died intestate. Signed by above sellers and witnessed by Abraham Hite, Philip Spengler, and Jacob Funk.49 On 13 April 1804, Christian Stover sold this five acre lot to Lenhard Balthis Sen. for the consideration of $200.50

     Also on this date Frederick, John, their wifes, and David Harr sold to Joseph Conrad and Jacob Sonner both of the town of Strasburg, for consideration of 48 pounds, a five acre lot of land which was conveyed by Frederick Segchrist by deed of lease and release to Simon Harr on the 8th and 9th of June 1780, the lot being in the commons of the town of Strasburg and known by the number 31, witnessed by Alexander Hite, Philip Spengler, and Jacob Funk.49

     Frederick, John, and David on this date (13 May 1799) also sold to John Cooper, saddler, son of George Cooper of the town of Strasburg, for consideration of 40 pounds, lots nos. 119 and 152 along with a piece adjoining lot no. 152 and John Lamberts out lot, witnessed by Alexander Hite, Philip Spengler, and Jacob Funk.51

     On 21 May 1799, Frederick Harr and Frainey his wife of Augusta County, John Harr and Susannah his wife, and David Harr of Shenandoah County sold to Christian Stover for the consideration of 120 pounds two half acre lots together with the land lying between lot number 153 and Jacob Lambert five acre lot being the same house and two lots which Simon Harr died possessed of intestate leaving no will, the said lots descending to Frederick Harr, John Harr, and David Harr his lawful heirs, the lots being in the town of Strasburg and known by lots nos. 1 and 153. Signed by the above and witnessed by Alexander Hite, Philip Spengler, and Jacob Funk.49

     On 16 December 1800, Jacob Yost and Christina his wife of Strasburg sold to Benjamin Cleavinger for $60 a half acre lot known by no. 26 and being one of two lots conveyed to Jacob Yost by Simon Harr and his wife Eve.52

Strasburg Museum

     In the museum at Strasburg, Virginia, are two historical bibles. The large Bible survived an Indian atrocity in 1764. While attacking the Miller family, the Indians placed hot coals on the open book burning several pages. As a further act of derision, they killed the family cat and threw its body on top, smothering the fire. (Published 1738). The smaller Bible belonged to Peter Stover who founded Strasburg in 1761. (Published 1740). Both bibles are written in German with handsome formats and illustrations.

     Included in the smaller bible is a separate paper written in English by Simon Harr, who was Strasburg's first schoolmaster teaching from 1778 to 1815 [sic]. This last date of 1815, the same date that is inscribed on the plaque in front of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Strasburg, is incorrect as Simon died in 1796.

Citations

  1. [S684] Alfred Droke, Handwritten Report on Simon Harr, with copy transcribed to computer by Robert E. Harr in 1979. Copy in researcher's file.
  2. [S1576] Hand Written Note by Simon Harr.
  3. [S98] Virginia Historical Marr. Records, Shenandoah Co., VA 1772-1785, page 110.
  4. [S669] Bernice M. Ashby, Shenandoah Co., VA Marriage Bonds 1772-1850, page 1.
  5. [S669] Bernice M. Ashby, Shenandoah Co., VA Marriage Bonds 1772-1850, page 30.
  6. [S789] William Edward Eisenberg, Lutheran Church in Virginia, page 541.
  7. [S101] Daniel L. Rupp and Israel R. Rupp, German Immigrants into Pennsylvania 1727-1776, page 193.
  8. [S786] Frederick Co, VA, Deed Book 5 Reel 3: page 112, Virginia State Archives.
  9. [S788] Shenandoah Co, VA, Will Book E Reel 35: pages 289-293, Virginia State Archives.
  10. [S789] William Edward Eisenberg, Lutheran Church in Virginia, page 42.
  11. [S789] William Edward Eisenberg, Lutheran Church in Virginia, pages 41, 42.
  12. [S789] William Edward Eisenberg, Lutheran Church in Virginia, page 538.
  13. [S789] William Edward Eisenberg, Lutheran Church in Virginia, page 298.
  14. [S488] Borden, Tombstone Inscriptions Woodstock & Vicinity, p. 317.
  15. [S698] Eisenberg, This Heritage, page 66.
  16. [S489] Theodore G. Tappert and John W. Doberstein, Journal of H. M. Muhlenberg, Vol. III, p. 572.
  17. [S487] Gaius Marcus Brumbaugh, Revolutionary War Records, Virginia, page 606.
  18. [S3622] Klaus Wust, Virginia Fraktur, pages 3-6.
  19. [S662] Amelia C. Gilreath, Frederick Co, VA Deed Book Series Volume 3, page 157.
  20. [S663] Amelia C. Gilreath, Frederick Co, VA Deed Book Series Volume 4, page 114.
  21. [S883] St. Paul's Lutheran Church Historical Records, online http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Hills/6230/luth55.html, page 14.
  22. [S663] Amelia C. Gilreath, Frederick Co, VA Deed Book Series Volume 4, page 184.
  23. [S664] Amelia C. Gilreath, Frederick Co, VA Deed Book Series Volume 5, page 41.
  24. [S656] Amelia C. Gilreath, Shenandoah Co, VA Deed Book Series Volume 1, page 17.
  25. [S669] Bernice M. Ashby, Shenandoah Co., VA Marriage Bonds 1772-1850, pages 1 and 359.
  26. [S665] Amelia C. Gilreath, Frederick Co, VA Deed Book Series Volume 6, page 81.
  27. [S656] Amelia C. Gilreath, Shenandoah Co, VA Deed Book Series Volume 1, page 105.
  28. [S665] Amelia C. Gilreath, Frederick Co, VA Deed Book Series Volume 6, page 94.
  29. [S665] Amelia C. Gilreath, Frederick Co, VA Deed Book Series Volume 6, page 95.
  30. [S665] Amelia C. Gilreath, Frederick Co, VA Deed Book Series Volume 6, pages 124/125.
  31. [S656] Amelia C. Gilreath, Shenandoah Co, VA Deed Book Series Volume 1, page 134.
  32. [S638] Zacharias Bard Web Page, online http://home.nc.it.com/rwbaird/baird/bardzacharias.html
  33. [S656] Amelia C. Gilreath, Shenandoah Co, VA Deed Book Series Volume 1, page 180.
  34. [S660] Amelia C. Gilreath, Shenandoah Co, VA Deed Book Series Volume 4, page 47.
  35. [S659] Amelia C. Gilreath, Shenandoah Co, VA Order Book 1781-1784, page 9.
  36. [S656] Amelia C. Gilreath, Shenandoah Co, VA Deed Book Series Volume 1, page 150.
  37. [S656] Amelia C. Gilreath, Shenandoah Co, VA Deed Book Series Volume 1, page 151.
  38. [S659] Amelia C. Gilreath, Shenandoah Co, VA Order Book 1781-1784, page 32.
  39. [S656] Amelia C. Gilreath, Shenandoah Co, VA Deed Book Series Volume 1, page 190.
  40. [S668] VA State Enumerations 1782-1785, page 63.
  41. [S659] Amelia C. Gilreath, Shenandoah Co, VA Order Book 1781-1784, page 120.
  42. [S658] Amelia C. Gilreath, Shenandoah Co, VA Will Abstracts 1772-1850, page 111.
  43. [S668] VA State Enumerations 1782-1785, page 105.
  44. [S658] Amelia C. Gilreath, Shenandoah Co, VA Will Abstracts 1772-1850, page 57.
  45. [S657] Amelia C. Gilreath, Shenandoah Co, VA Deed Book Series Volume 2, pages 48/49.
  46. [S658] Amelia C. Gilreath, Shenandoah Co, VA Will Abstracts 1772-1850, page 206.
  47. [S658] Amelia C. Gilreath, Shenandoah Co, VA Will Abstracts 1772-1850, page 148.
  48. [S863] Shenandoah Co., Virginia, John Harr appointed Administrator of Simon Harr Estate: 1797.04.008.
  49. [S660] Amelia C. Gilreath, Shenandoah Co, VA Deed Book Series Volume 4, page 60.
  50. [S661] Amelia C. Gilreath, Shenandoah Co, VA Deed Book Series Volume 5, page 31.
  51. [S660] Amelia C. Gilreath, Shenandoah Co, VA Deed Book Series Volume 4, page 59.
  52. [S661] Amelia C. Gilreath, Shenandoah Co, VA Deed Book Series Volume 5, pages 105/106.

Eve Beard

#1345, b. circa 1746, d. circa 1790
FatherZacharias Beard b. c 1720, d. c 1795
MotherChristina ? d. bt 1795 - 1797
Relationship4th great-grandmother of Paul Edward Lawrence
ChartsMaternal Ancestors
Conflicting evidence states that Eve Beard was born circa 1755 at Shenandoah Co., Virginia.1,2

Major Life Events

     Eve Beard was born circa 1746.3 She married first John Frederick Printzler, son of Johan Nicolas Printzler and Anna Margaretha Ort. She married second Simon Harr on 2 July 1774 at Shenandoah Co., Virginia.4,5 Eve died circa 1790 at Strasburg, Shenandoah Co., Virginia.3,6

Children of Eve and Simon:

Narrative

     Conflicting evidence states that Eve Beard was born circa 1755 at Shenandoah Co., Virginia.1,2

Citations

  1. [S638] Zacharias Bard Web Page, online http://home.nc.it.com/rwbaird/baird/bardzacharias.html
  2. [S815] Ancestry World Tree Project, online http://www.ancestry.com, Baird, Beard, Bard Family (Zachariah Beard, ID: I043).
  3. [S3563] Family Pursuit Community Family Tree information provided by Tammy Lou Foley, "Johann George Barth and Zacharias Beard," e-mail to Paul E. Lawrence, 2 May 2010.
  4. [S98] Virginia Historical Marr. Records, Shenandoah Co., VA 1772-1785, page 110.
  5. [S669] Bernice M. Ashby, Shenandoah Co., VA Marriage Bonds 1772-1850, page 1.
  6. [S684] Alfred Droke, Handwritten Report on Simon Harr, with copy transcribed to computer by Robert E. Harr in 1979. Copy in researcher's file.

Mathias Harr

#1346, b. circa 1767
FatherSimon Harr b. 3 Jul 1734, d. 1796
MotherElizabeth Schmitten b. c 1735, d. 18 Oct 1773
Relationship3rd great-granduncle of Paul Edward Lawrence

Major Life Events

     Mathias Harr was born circa 1767 at Shenandoah Co., Virginia.1 He married Mary Hoke on 28 October 1786 at Shenandoah Co., Virginia.2,3

Narrative

     It is believed that Mathias moved to Marion County, Virginia/West Virginia.1

Citations

  1. [S684] Alfred Droke, Handwritten Report on Simon Harr, with copy transcribed to computer by Robert E. Harr in 1979. Copy in researcher's file.
  2. [S98] Virginia Historical Marr. Records, Shenandoah Co., VA 1772-1785, page 110.
  3. [S669] Bernice M. Ashby, Shenandoah Co., VA Marriage Bonds 1772-1850, page 12.

John Henry Harr

#1347, b. 19 December 1761, d. 19 December 1838
FatherSimon Harr b. 3 Jul 1734, d. 1796
MotherElizabeth Schmitten b. c 1735, d. 18 Oct 1773
Relationship3rd great-granduncle of Paul Edward Lawrence

Major Life Events

     John Henry Harr was born on 19 December 1761 at Shenandoah Co., Virginia.1 He married Suzannah Snapp on 13 March 1782 at Shenandoah Co., Virginia.1,2 John died on 19 December 1838 at Sullivan Co., Tennessee, at age 77.1 He was interred in December 1838 at Old Snapp Cemetery at Sullivan Co., Tennessee.1,2

Narrative

     John's middle name is based on information found on page HPF 39-20 of the Holston Pastfinder, Vol. 10, No. 4.

     In Heads of Families in Virginia, 1785, John Harr is listed with 3 white souls in Shenandoah County.3 He lived next to his father Simon Harr. Paul Henkle lived only one door away.2

     On the 24th and 25th of July 1787, John Harr and Susannah his wife of the County of Shenandoah sold to John Buck of the same place, in consideration of 120 pounds, 413 acres granted to John Harr by deed from the Proprietors Office bearing date 29th December 1762, according to the release. The lease indicates that John received the 413 acres by deed of gift, no witnesses.4 The land was probably obtained by John Harr by deed of gift and was his wife's inheritence from her father Lawrence Snapp who was a large land holder. Lawrence Snapp probably was the receiver of the land by deed from the Proprietors Office in 1762 or had purchased the land originally. Lawrence had received several grants of land from Fairfax as well as had purchased many acres during his lifetime. John Harr was born in 1761 so obviously was too young in 1762 to received land by deed.

     On 16 November 1787, Peter Snapp and his wife of Shenandoah County sold to John Harr of County aforesaid, for the consideration of 160 pounds, all that part and tract of land that had been laid off by Jacob Riker, Esq. for said John Harr, corner to Lawrence Snapp and in Frederick Stoners line, containing 150 acres of land near Tumbling Run and part of a greater tract of 430 acres the same being part of a greater tract of 1,791 acres granted by deed from the Proprietors Office to Lawrence Snapp, Senior, who by his last will and testament in writing the 5th day of April 1782 divised and bequeath unto his son Philip Snapp amongst other legacees, and said Philip Snapp and Catharine his wife conveyed unto Peter Snapp the 15th and 16th of August 1783, said Peter Snapp and Catharine his wife now convey unto said John Harr as part thereof 150 acres, no witnesses.5

     After the death of his father Simon intestate in 1797, John and his brother Frederick, and half brother David, sold Simon's land consisting of several lots in the town of Strasburg in May of 1799.6 Evidently these three were the only children of Simon's either still living or living in the vicinity of Shenandoah County. John and David were still living in Shenandoah County and Frederick was living in Augusta County, south of Shenandoah County.

     On 9 May 1801, Margarett Snapp of Shenandoah County, widow of Lawrence Snapp deceased, made her will naming daughters Margaret, wife of Henry Keller, Susanna, wife of John Harr, mentioning my children's children, children of Christina and Michael Speigal, children of Peter Snapp, and children of Joseph Snapp. Son Philip Snapp, son-in-law Henry Keller, and son-in-law John Harr were named executors. Witnessed by Isaac Miller and Jacob Funk.7

     On 7 September 1801, John Harr and Susannah his wife of Shenandoah County sold to Martin Feazle of county aforesaid, for consideration of 100 pounds, all that lot or parcel of five acres and one quarter of land, being part of a larger tract of 150 acres conveyed by deed from Peter Snapp and Catharine his wife the 16th of November 1787 to said John Harr, no witnesses.8 On 10 March 1806 Martin Feasle and Mary his wife sold this five and one quarter acre lot to Jacob Funk (son of Joseph) for $400.9

     John Harr and Susannah his wife of Shenandoah County on 13 March 1802 sold Jacob Funk son of Joseph deceased of County aforesaid, for consideration of 510 pounds, a tract of land situate and lying and being on a branch of Funks Mill run, corner to Lawrence Snapp, containing 140 acres, surveyed 3 March 1802 by Jacob Rinker, Surveyor, it being the same land conveyed by Peter Snapp and Catherine his wife [to John Harr, witnessed by Philip Spengler, J. Gatewood, and Jonas Creabill. On 15 March, Susannah, wife of John Harr released dower right on the above land.10

     On 1 September 1806, John Harr and Susannah his wife of County of Shenandoah sold to Charles Meng, for consideration of 330 pounds, a tract of land lying and being near the North Mountain, containing 313 acres more or less, witnessed by John Geyeye, J. Evans, and Daniel Madeira. Mrs. Susannah Harr, wife of John Harr, released dower right to said land on 5 September, witnessed by Wm. H. Dulaney, J. Evans, and Daniel Madeira.11 This 313 acres was sold on 25 January 1808, by Charles Meng and Victoria of County of Shenandoah his wife to Henry Kearns, for consideration of 500 pounds.12 This appears to be the last record of John in Shenandoah County. It must be around this time that he went to Sullivan County, Tennessee.

     John, along with his half brother, David, moved from Shenandoah Co., VA to Sullivan Co., TN in probably 1806-1808 settling in the area northwest of Blountville, TN, in the vincinity of Immanuel Lutheran Church on the Old Reedy Creek Road, presently near the intersection of road #37 and U. S. Highway 11-W. John lived near the Drokes who lived on lands adjoining Immanuel Lutheran Church. It is believed that Paul Henkle, the reknown Lutheran minister, who made pilgrimages to Immanuel and East Tennessee churches and who lived practically next door to John Harr in Shenandoah Co., VA, was influnential in the Snapps and Harrs migration to the Immanuel Lutheran Church.2

     On 17 February 1807, Samuel McDonald deeded to John Harr for consideration of $330 a certain tract or parcel of land containing 66 acres be the same more or less said land lying and being in said county (Sullivan) and on the waters of Reedy Creek beginning at Richard Smith's Corner. Witnesses: John Punch, Martin Harkleroad, John Foust13

     On 11 April 1808, Phillip Snapp, Samuel Snapp, and Lawrence Snapp Jr. deeded to John Harr for consideration of $534 a certain tract or parcel of land containing 133 acres be the same more or less said land lying and being in the county aforesaid (Sullivan) and on the waters of Reedy Creek, Beginning near William Keys Orphans Land and joining George Rodehofers line. Witnesses: Samuel Blackmore, Isaac Stephen, John Stephens, N. Fein, Richard Gammon, Junr.14

     On 16 May 1808, James Jett deeded to John Harr for consideration of $155 a certain tract or parcel of land containing 33 acres be the same more or less lying and being the county of Sullivan and state aforesaid on fall creek, Beginning at a corner of Jacob Isley's and joining Martin Roller's line and along David Rollars line. Witnesses" Peter Pectol, John Jenings15

     One source lists the children of John and Susannah as Christina, John Joseph, John Simon, John William, John John, and Fanny.16 Another source lists the children of John and Susannah as Margaret, Elizabeth, John Joseph, John Simon, Susannah, Christina, Veronica, and John.17 Both lists are combined in this report for the family of John and Suzannah.

     Droke in his manuscript gave John's death date as 1836, and states that he was buried in Old Snapp Cemetery. However, the Houston Genealogical Society's Families of Sullivan County gives his death date as 19 December 1838.

U. S. Census Records

Census1830John was listed as the head of a family on the 1830 Census at Sullivan Co., Tennessee. Enumerated were:
          1 white male 5 to 10, probably a son of John William
          1 white male 30 to 40, probably John's son John William Harr
          1 white male 60 to 70, John Henry Harr
          1 white female 10 to 15, probably John William Harr's daughter Margaret Christina
          2 white females 30 to 40, probably an unmarried daughter of John Henry Harr and the wife of John William Harr, Christina.18

Citations

  1. [S25] Holston Territory Genealogical Society, Families and History of Sullivan County, Tennessee, page 448.
  2. [S684] Alfred Droke, Handwritten Report on Simon Harr, with copy transcribed to computer by Robert E. Harr in 1979. Copy in researcher's file.
  3. [S668] VA State Enumerations 1782-1785, page 105.
  4. [S657] Amelia C. Gilreath, Shenandoah Co, VA Deed Book Series Volume 2, page 66.
  5. [S657] Amelia C. Gilreath, Shenandoah Co, VA Deed Book Series Volume 2, page 81.
  6. [S660] Amelia C. Gilreath, Shenandoah Co, VA Deed Book Series Volume 4, pages 59/60.
  7. [S658] Amelia C. Gilreath, Shenandoah Co, VA Will Abstracts 1772-1850, page 205.
  8. [S660] Amelia C. Gilreath, Shenandoah Co, VA Deed Book Series Volume 4, page 110.
  9. [S661] Amelia C. Gilreath, Shenandoah Co, VA Deed Book Series Volume 5, page 90.
  10. [S660] Amelia C. Gilreath, Shenandoah Co, VA Deed Book Series Volume 4, page 162.
  11. [S661] Amelia C. Gilreath, Shenandoah Co, VA Deed Book Series Volume 5, page 112.
  12. [S661] Amelia C. Gilreath, Shenandoah Co, VA Deed Book Series Volume 5, page 178.
  13. [S1082] Sullivan Co., TN Deed Book No. 4 1807-1807, page 114.
  14. [S1081] Sullivan Co., TN Deed Book No. 5 1807-1808 1834-1838, page 25.
  15. [S1081] Sullivan Co., TN Deed Book No. 5 1807-1808 1834-1838, pages 26-27.
  16. [S102] Fred Wagner, "Harr-Snapp FGS."
  17. [S25] Holston Territory Genealogical Society, Families and History of Sullivan County, Tennessee, page 448.
  18. [S693] 1830 U. S. Census, Carter, Marion, Monroe, Anderson, Washington, Bledsoe, Sullivan, and Rhea Cos., Tennessee, U. S. Population Schedule, page 337A.

Frederick Harr

#1348, b. 4 April 1760, d. circa 1820
FatherSimon Harr b. 3 Jul 1734, d. 1796
MotherElizabeth Schmitten b. c 1735, d. 18 Oct 1773
Relationship3rd great-granduncle of Paul Edward Lawrence

Major Life Events

     Frederick Harr was born on 4 April 1760 at Shenandoah Co., Virginia, on Good Friday morning at 10 o'clock.1,2 He married Frances Funk on 22 January 1786 at Shenandoah Co., Virginia.3,4 He was interred circa 1820 at St. John's Lutheran Church Cemetery at Augusta Co., Virginia.1 Frederick died circa 1820 at Augusta Co., Virginia.1

Narrative

     It has commonly been believed that Frederick Harr and his wife moved to the Fairmont area of Marion County, Virginia/West Virginia. A son Henry, was born March 26, 1793, who had a son David Porter Harr. Henry moved to Pennsylvania and thereafter David and other descendants lived in Pennsylvania.5 However, when Simon's property was sold after his death by his sons Frederick, John, and David, Frederick is listed as being in Augusta County, Virginia. A cemetery record in the Riverheads District of southern Augusta County, Virginia, contains tombstone inscriptions with the born-died information for a Frederick and Frances Harr. This is probably the same Frederick Harr and his wife Ferney Funk. Perhaps, after going to Marion County, they moved to Augusta County. However, the birth date from the tombstone differs from the date of 1765 in Alfred Droke's report but is close enough that this could be the same Frederick Harr. The source of the birth date given by Alfred Droke is not known.

     Also, buried beside Frederick and Frances, is a William Harr, d. Aug. 1, 1819, at age 6 years, 6 months, and 10 days. This is probably another son of Frederick and Franey.

Citations

  1. [S685] Dorothy Lee Weaver, Tombstone Inscriptions, Riverheads District, Augusta Co., VA, page 11.
  2. [S1576] Hand Written Note by Simon Harr.
  3. [S98] Virginia Historical Marr. Records, Shenandoah Co., VA 1772-1785, page 110.
  4. [S669] Bernice M. Ashby, Shenandoah Co., VA Marriage Bonds 1772-1850, page 11.
  5. [S684] Alfred Droke, Handwritten Report on Simon Harr, with copy transcribed to computer by Robert E. Harr in 1979. Copy in researcher's file.

Frances Funk

#1349, b. 22 February 1763, d. 16 November 1844

Major Life Events

     Frances Funk was born on 22 February 1763.1 She married Frederick Harr, son of Simon Harr and Elizabeth Schmitten, on 22 January 1786 at Shenandoah Co., Virginia.2,3 Frances died on 16 November 1844 at age 81.1 She was interred at St. John's Lutheran Church Cemetery at Augusta Co., Virginia.1

Narrative

     Frances was also known as Ferney.

Citations

  1. [S685] Dorothy Lee Weaver, Tombstone Inscriptions, Riverheads District, Augusta Co., VA, page 11.
  2. [S98] Virginia Historical Marr. Records, Shenandoah Co., VA 1772-1785, page 110.
  3. [S669] Bernice M. Ashby, Shenandoah Co., VA Marriage Bonds 1772-1850, page 11.

David H. Harr

#1350, b. 1778, d. circa 1863
FatherSimon Harr b. 3 Jul 1734, d. 1796
MotherEve Beard b. c 1746, d. c 1790
Relationship3rd great-grandfather of Paul Edward Lawrence
ChartsMaternal Ancestors
Carothers-Harr-Wilson House

Major Life Events

     David H. Harr was born in 1778 at Strasburg, Shenandoah Co., Virginia.1,2 He married Mary Ann Leonard, daughter of Frederick Leonard and Anna Maria Braun, on 27 April 1806 at Sullivan Co., Tennessee.3,4 David died circa 1863 at Sullivan Co., Tennessee.5

Children of David and Mary:

Narrative

     David was a son of Simon by his second wife, Eve Printzler (maiden name Beard or Bare). He may have been the youngest son of Simon. Being born in 1777 he would have been about age 19 or 20 when Simon died in 1797.

     The first record of David in Shenandoah can be found in May of 1799 when Frederick, John, and David dispose of the property of their father Simon who died intestate.6 On 9 June of 1799, David used two lots in the town of Woodstock, known as nos. 43 and 86, conveyed to him by Frederick Heiskill and Catherine his wife by deed on 6th April 1799 (have not found that deed) to secure payment of 38 pounds 2 shillings and eight pence owed to Abraham Brubaker, Sen., in consideration of one dollar.7

     On 31 December 1800, it was recorded that David "hath fairly and honestly paid unto said Abraham Brubaker, Senr. the sum of 38 pounds 2 shillings and eight pence with lawful interest thereon" and Abraham Brubaker junr. [sic] "hath released and forever quit claim the aforesaid moiety of two inn lots of land", witnessed by Dan Lee, Adam Derting, and John Effinger.8 Also on that date, 31 December 1800, David used those two lots, nos. 43 and 86 in the town of Woodstock, to secure payment of 110 pounds, eleven shillings which he justly owed to Nicholas Keffer of the town of Woodstock, also witnessed by Dan Lee, John Effinger, and Adam Derting.8

     On 18 February 1801, David Harr of the County of Shenandoah, sold to David Rodeheffer Junior and John Rodeheffer, sadler of same county, for consideration of 210 pounds, two lots in the town of Woodstock, known as nos. 43 and 86, containing one half acre of land, being the same lots conveyed to David Harr the 26th of April 1799 by Frederick Heiskill and Catherine his wife, witnessed by George Lind, William Gilham, Alexander Pollock, George Hoffman, and John Lee.9 Evidently David had clear the debt owed to Nicholas Keffer before this sale or used the proceeds of this sale to do so.

     On 8 January 1803, Nicholas Keffer and Polly his wife of the town of Woodstock, County of Shenandoah sold to David Harr of same place, in consideration of 160 pounds, two certain lots of land lying and being in the town of Woodstock containing an estimation half acre of land each and known as nos. 104 and 153, on the Main Street of the said town, adjoining the lots of George Swartz and Jacob Longanacre being the same lots conveyed to Nicholas Keffer on the (unreadable) day of April 1802, witnessed by Jacob Ott, Henry Bline, and John Lee.10 Later that year, 14 October 1803, David sold these two lots, nos. 104 and 153 in the town of Woodstock, to John Rodefeffer for the consideration of 200 pounds, witnessed by Ulrick Miller, Mar Hupp, and Joseph Miller.11

     On 28 November 1803, David Harr of the County of Shenandoah sold to Nicholas Keffer of the same County, for the consideration of 28 pounds, one moiety (half) of a certain lot in the town of Woodstock known by number 43, it being the moiety of the said lot which was conveyed to said David Harr by Frederick Heiskill and Catharine his wife by their deed the 26th of April 1799, witnessed by Jacob Ott, John Effinger, and George Hoffman.12 This same lot had been sold by David to David and John Rodeheffer on 18 February 1801. Evidently he had only sold half of lot 43 to David and John Rodeheffer.

     On 8 April 1805, the following was recorded: Between Samuel Bear of County of Shenandoah to John Rodeheffer of the same county, whereas by certain indenture the 11 October 1803 between David Harr and Samuel Bear as trustee for said David Harr and James Anderson said David Harr did grant unto me one certain lot in the town of Woodstock known by the number 154 and two lots in absolute fee to said John Rodeheffer and I do declare that my name was used in the first above mentioned, This Indenture Witnesseth that I Samuel Bear discharge the trust at the request of John Rodeheffer.13 This appears to be the last mention of David Harr in the County of Shenandoah.

     David along with his half brother, John, moved from Shenandoah Co., VA to Sullivan County, Tennessee, probably in 1806-1808 settling in the area northwest of Blountville, TN, in the vincinity of Immanual Lutheran Church on the Old Reedy Creek Road, presently near the intersection of road #37 and U. S. Highway 11-W.

     David may initially lived in Washington County, Virginia when he moved to the area. He was unmarried at the time and later married Mary Ann Leonard, daughter of Frederick Leonard of Washington County. In Washington County records there are records of a Henry Briscoe defending against all claims land with the appurtenances thereunto belonging to Susan Hickman in June 1843. Susan Hickman, the widow of Peter Hickman, Jr., was the daughter of Daniel Troxell. The records mentioned that this 8 1/2 acres was formally sold by David Harr to Daniel Troxell on June 21, 1825.14 Also, David was listed as a member of the Washington County Militia in Capt. Goodson's Company, 2nd Battalion, 105th Regiment in 1807, and in Capt. Goff's Company in 1809 and 1812.15

     David's middle initial of H. is based on a listing on the Sullivan County, Tennessee 1837 tax list for District No. 5, Blountville and Surrounding Community. He was listed as David H. Harr with 116 acres having a value of $406.16

     This land was purchased from Robert Rhea in 1836. The tract included a house originally build by John Carothers in the late 1700s. In 1847, David Harr sold the house he had lived in near the big spring (not the Carothers house) to his son Adam, for a "valuable consideration" which was that Adam would maintain David and his wife, Mary, as long as they lived. In addition, Adam was to pay James Harr "when he is twenty-one years of age a good young horse beast saddle & briddle worth sixty dollars." David sold the Carothers House and 66 acres to his son Elkanah Harr the same day of the sale to Adam.

     Elkanah sold 163 acres with the house to Robert E. Wolfe in 1898. In 1902, Wolfe sold the house and 25 acres to Nannie V. Rhea (wife of J. E. Rhea). Two years later she sold to Dr. W. A. Miller who sold to M. B. Wilson within a year. M. B. Wilson added to the property through the purchase of Martha A. Harr's interest in the estate of her father, Adam Harr.

     Wilson died in 1907 from Pneumonia and in 1917, when the Wilson estate was partitioned by the court, it consisted of a little more than 116 acres. The partioning gave Mrs. Wilson the homestead tract of two acres and 136 poles and a 30-acre dower tract. She also received from Adam Harr's estate a 12-acre tract that joined the dower and homestead tracts. Henry Wilson received 26½ acres just east of the dower tract whild the land east of Henry's was subdivided in 28¾ acres each for Laurie Wilson Snapp and Dolly Wilson Anderson.

     Henry was the son of M. B. Wilson and Annie Catherine Harr Wilson and the grandson of Adam Harr. Later, Henry bought the interests of Laurie and Dolly in the dower and homestead tract. When Henry married Bessie Christina Snodgrass, he and his wife continue to live with Mrs. Wilson until her death in 1951. On October 20, 1922, Annie Catherine and Henry Wilson sold "a piece of ground twenty-five feet square around what is known as the 'Old Harr Spring'" to Sullivan County. It was from this spring and the nearby C. V. Stoat spring that water was first piped to the town of Blountville. The house is located on Highway 37, just north of I-81.17

     Three of David Harr's sons, David, Elkanah, and Adam served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. It is suspected that David and Mary may have died during the early 1860s while their sons David, Elkanah, and Adam were away at war and that they may have been buried in unmarked graves on the Harr property.

U. S. Census Records

Census1830David was listed as the head of a family on the 1830 Census at Sullivan Co., Tennessee. Enumerated were:
          1 white male under 5, probably Adam P. Harr
          2 white males 5 to 10, probably Elkanah Dulaney Harr and David Harr
          1 white male 10 to 15, probably John D. Harr
          1 white male 50 to 60, David H. Harr
          1 white female 15 to 20, probably Eva Harr
          1 white female 40 to 50, David's wife Mary Ann.18
Census1840David was listed as the head of a family on the 1840 Census at Sullivan Co., Tennessee. Enumerated were:
          1 white male 5-10, William James
          2 white males 10-15, Adam P., Elkanah
          1 white male 15-20, David (Jr.)
          1 white male 50-60, David
          1 white female 20-30, Eva
          1 white female 50-60, David's wife Mary Ann.19
Census1850David H. Harr was listed at age 69, born in Virginia, as a member of the household of Adam P. Harr at Sullivan Co., Tennessee, in the Census of 1850 enumerated 30 August 1850.20
Census1860David H. Harr was listed at age 82, born in Virginia, as a member of the household of Adam P. Harr at Blountville, Sullivan Co., Tennessee, in the Census of 1860 enumerated 7 July 1860.21

Citations

  1. [S747] 1860 U. S. Census, Sullivan and Sumner Cos., Tennessee, U. S. Population Schedule, page 45B, line 8, dwelling 535, family 535.
  2. [S486] 1850 U. S. Census, Sullivan, Sumner, Tipton, & Van Buren Cos., Tennessee, U. S. Population Schedule, page 30A, line 2, dwelling 262, family 262.
  3. [S25] Holston Territory Genealogical Society, Families and History of Sullivan County, Tennessee, page 448.
  4. [S684] Alfred Droke, Handwritten Report on Simon Harr, with copy transcribed to computer by Robert E. Harr in 1979. Copy in researcher's file.
  5. [S429] Information provided by Shirley Fredrickson.
  6. [S660] Amelia C. Gilreath, Shenandoah Co, VA Deed Book Series Volume 4, pages 59/60.
  7. [S660] Amelia C. Gilreath, Shenandoah Co, VA Deed Book Series Volume 4, page 54.
  8. [S660] Amelia C. Gilreath, Shenandoah Co, VA Deed Book Series Volume 4, page 91.
  9. [S660] Amelia C. Gilreath, Shenandoah Co, VA Deed Book Series Volume 4, page 99.
  10. [S660] Amelia C. Gilreath, Shenandoah Co, VA Deed Book Series Volume 4, page 169.
  11. [S660] Amelia C. Gilreath, Shenandoah Co, VA Deed Book Series Volume 4, page 206.
  12. [S660] Amelia C. Gilreath, Shenandoah Co, VA Deed Book Series Volume 4, page 198.
  13. [S661] Amelia C. Gilreath, Shenandoah Co, VA Deed Book Series Volume 5, page 23.
  14. [S770] Martha Briscoe Witcher, Sullivan Co. Kin, pages 26-28.
  15. [S696] Gerald H. Clark, The Militia of Washington Co., VA, page 100.
  16. [S25] Holston Territory Genealogical Society, Families and History of Sullivan County, Tennessee, page 42.
  17. [S25] Holston Territory Genealogical Society, Families and History of Sullivan County, Tennessee, pages 208/209.
  18. [S693] 1830 U. S. Census, Carter, Marion, Monroe, Anderson, Washington, Bledsoe, Sullivan, and Rhea Cos., Tennessee, U. S. Population Schedule, page 335A.
  19. [S692] 1840 U. S. Census, Polk, Rhea, Roane, Sullivan, Sevier, and Washington Cos., Tennessee, U. S. Population Schedule, page 151A.
  20. [S486] 1850 U. S. Census, Sullivan, Sumner, Tipton, & Van Buren Cos., Tennessee, U. S. Population Schedule, p. 29B, line 41, dwelling 262, family 262.
  21. [S747] 1860 U. S. Census, Sullivan and Sumner Cos., Tennessee, U. S. Population Schedule, page 45B, line 2, dwelling 535, family 535.

Mary Hoke

#1351, b. circa 1770

Major Life Events

     Mary Hoke was born circa 1770 at Shenandoah Co., Virginia. She married Mathias Harr, son of Simon Harr and Elizabeth Schmitten, on 28 October 1786 at Shenandoah Co., Virginia.1,2

Citations

  1. [S98] Virginia Historical Marr. Records, Shenandoah Co., VA 1772-1785, page 110.
  2. [S669] Bernice M. Ashby, Shenandoah Co., VA Marriage Bonds 1772-1850, page 12.

Margaret ?

#1352

Major Life Events

     Margaret married first Unknown Biar (Baer).1 Margaret married second Simon Harr on 30 October 1790 at Shenandoah Co., Virginia.2,1

Citations

  1. [S669] Bernice M. Ashby, Shenandoah Co., VA Marriage Bonds 1772-1850, page 30.
  2. [S98] Virginia Historical Marr. Records, Shenandoah Co., VA 1772-1785, page 110.

James S. Hill

#1353, b. circa 1818, d. 6 August 1863
FatherJohn Hill b. 29 May 1782, d. 6 Dec 1858
MotherMargaret L. Covington b. 25 Dec 1784, d. 28 Jan 1873
Relationship2nd great-granduncle of Paul Edward Lawrence

Major Life Events

     James S. Hill was born circa 1818 at Davidson Co., Tennessee.1,2 He married first Celia A. Abernathy on 15 September 1837 at Davidson Co., Tennessee.3 He married second Maria Louisa Hunt on 20 January 1842 at Davidson Co., Tennessee.4 James died on 6 August 1863 at Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee.3

Children of James and Celia:

Children of James and Maria:

Narrative

     James S. Hill is listed as an Omnibus Owner on the 1860 U. S. Census. Also listed on the census as Omnibus Drivers were Charles J. Hill, Samuel Hill, James H. Hill, and Warren T. Hunt.

     During the Civil War an article appearing in the Nashville Dispatch, July 26, 1862, reads: "As the penitentiary was crowded with many outstanding business and professional men of the city, the number of visitors to "this now popular institution" increased dramatically. The need for transportation for visitors became so pronounced that J. S. Hill started an "omnibus line" from the Public Square to the prison which ran every hour during the day.

     It appears that every prominent man who would not swear allegiance to the Union after the Union troops took Nashville, was sent to the State Penitentiary which was located at the corner of what is now 15th and Church. The fare for the omnibus was 10 cents each way.

U. S. Census Records

Census1850In the Census of 1850 enumerated 3 September 1850, James S. Hill was listed as a head of household at Davidson Co., Tennessee. He was listed as age 32, occupation as a farmer (no property value given), born in Tennessee. Also enumerated in the household: Maria Louisa Hill, Charles James Hill, Samuel Allen Hill, James Holbert Hill, Georgia S. Hill and John Porterfield Hill.5
Census1860In the Census of 1860 enumerated 1 June 1860, James S. Hill was listed as a head of household at Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee. He was listed at age 44, occupation as a omnibus owner with real estate value of $2000 and personal estate value of $5500, born in Tennessee. Also enumerated in the household: Maria Louisa Hill, James Holbert Hill, Georgia S. Hill, Porterfield Hill and Washington Hill.2

Citations

  1. [S129] William S. Corn, John & Margaret Hill of Rockingham County NC and Davidson County TN.
  2. [S907] 1 June 1860, 1860 U. S. Census, Davidson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 473, line 5, dwelling 56, family 61.
  3. [S4749] William S. Corn, John & Margaret Hill of Rockingham County NC and Davidson County TN Part 4, James S. Hill - Celia A. Abernathy Chart.
  4. [S392] Byron and Barbara Sistler, Davidson Co., TN Marriages 1838-1863, page 105.
  5. [S485] 1850 U. S. Census, Coffee & Davidson Cos., Tennessee, U. S. Population Schedule, p. 277A, Dwelling 147, Family 147.

Maria Louisa Hunt

#1354, b. circa 1823, d. 21 January 1888

Major Life Events

     Maria Louisa Hunt was born circa 1823 at Tennessee.1,2,3,4,5 She married James S. Hill, son of John Hill and Margaret L. Covington, on 20 January 1842 at Davidson Co., Tennessee.6 Maria died on 21 January 1888 at Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee.7 She was interred in January 1888 at Mt. Olivet Cemetery at Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee.7

Children of Maria and James:

U. S. Census Records

Census1850Maria Louisa Hill was listed at age 24, born in Tennessee, as a member of the household of James S. Hill at Davidson Co., Tennessee, in the Census of 1850 enumerated 3 September 1850.8
Census1860Maria Louisa Hill was listed at age 35, born in Tennessee, as a member of the household of James S. Hill at Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, in the Census of 1860 enumerated 1 June 1860.9
Census1870In the Census of 1870 enumerated 22 July 1870, M. Hill was listed as a head of household at Ward 8, Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee. She was listed at age 4?, no occupation listed, with real estate value of $2,000 and personal estate value of $150, born in Tennessee. Also enumerated in the household: Porter Hill and Alice B. Hill.4
Census1880Maria Hill was listed as mother and a widow at age 54, born in Tennessee, in the household of Georgia S. Hill at Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, in the Census of 1880 enumerated June 1880.10

Citations

  1. [S4749] William S. Corn, John & Margaret Hill of Rockingham County NC and Davidson County TN Part 4, John Hill - Margaret Covington Chart.
  2. [S485] 1850 U. S. Census, Coffee & Davidson Cos., Tennessee, U. S. Population Schedule, p. 277A, Line 36, Dwelling 147, Family 147.
  3. [S907] 1 June 1860, 1860 U. S. Census, Davidson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 473, line 6, dwelling 56, family 61.
  4. [S4759] 1 June 1870, 1870 U. S. Census, City of Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 431A, line 36, family 457.
  5. [S877] 1 June 1880, 1880 U. S. Census, Davidson Co. (second part), Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 236C, ED47, line 11, dwelling 127, family 133.
  6. [S392] Byron and Barbara Sistler, Davidson Co., TN Marriages 1838-1863, page 105.
  7. [S129] William S. Corn, John & Margaret Hill of Rockingham County NC and Davidson County TN.
  8. [S485] 1850 U. S. Census, Coffee & Davidson Cos., Tennessee, U. S. Population Schedule, p. 277A, Dwelling 147, Family 147.
  9. [S907] 1 June 1860, 1860 U. S. Census, Davidson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 473, line 5, dwelling 56, family 61.
  10. [S877] 1 June 1880, 1880 U. S. Census, Davidson Co. (second part), Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 236C, ED47, line 8, dwelling 127, family 133.

Charles James Hill

#1355, b. 18 July 1838, d. 24 March 1928
FatherJames S. Hill b. c 1818, d. 6 Aug 1863
MotherCelia A. Abernathy d. c 1840
Relationship1st cousin 3 times removed of Paul Edward Lawrence

Major Life Events

     Charles James Hill was born on 18 July 1838 at Davidson Co., Tennessee.1,2,3,4,5 He married Margaret Louise Newman on 1 March 1860 at Davidson Co., Tennessee.1 Charles died on 24 March 1928 at Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, at age 89. He was interred in March 1928 at Mt. Olivet Cemetery at Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee.1

U. S. Census Records

Census1850Charles James Hill was listed at age 13, born in Tennessee, as a member of the household of James S. Hill at Davidson Co., Tennessee, in the Census of 1850 enumerated 3 September 1850.6
Census1860In the Census of 1860 enumerated 1 June 1860, Charles James Hill was listed as a head of household at Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee. He was listed at age 22, occupation as a omnibus driver with no real estate or personal estate values listed, born in Tennessee. Also enumerated in the household: Samuel Allen Hill and Louisa Hill.2
Census1870In the Census of 1870 enumerated 2 July 1870, Charles James Hill was listed as a head of household at Ward 7, Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee. He was listed at age 30, occupation as a railroad man, born in Tennessee. Also enumerated in the household: Louisa Hill.3
Census1880In the Census of 1880 enumerated 3 June 1880, Charles James Hill was listed as head of household at Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee. He was listed at age 42, occupation as a fireman, born in Tennessee. Also enumerated in the household: Louisa Hill.4
Census1900Charles James Hill was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census enumerated 15 June 1900, at Ward 14, Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee. He was listed at age 62, occupation as a painter, born in Tennessee. Also enumerated in the household: Louisa Hill.5

Citations

  1. [S129] William S. Corn, John & Margaret Hill of Rockingham County NC and Davidson County TN.
  2. [S907] 1 June 1860, 1860 U. S. Census, Davidson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 473, line 11, dwelling 57, family 62.
  3. [S4759] 1 June 1870, 1870 U. S. Census, City of Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 391B, line 28, dwelling 277, family 329.
  4. [S877] 1 June 1880, 1880 U. S. Census, Davidson Co. (second part), Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 208D, ED46, line 28, dwelling 37, family 37.
  5. [S1627] 1 June 1900, 1900 U. S. Census, Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, 26B, ED100, line 76, dwelling 535, family 580.
  6. [S485] 1850 U. S. Census, Coffee & Davidson Cos., Tennessee, U. S. Population Schedule, p. 277A, Dwelling 147, Family 147.

Samuel Allen Hill

#1356, b. 23 May 1835, d. 24 October 1909
FatherJames S. Hill b. c 1818, d. 6 Aug 1863
MotherCelia A. Abernathy d. c 1840
Relationship1st cousin 3 times removed of Paul Edward Lawrence
Conflicting evidence states that Samuel Allen Hill was born on 23 May 1839 at Davidson Co., Tennessee.1,2,3,4 Conflicting evidence states that Samuel Allen Hill was born in May 1836 at Tennessee.5

Major Life Events

     Samuel Allen Hill was born on 23 May 1835 at Tennessee.6 He married Margaret Ann Stewart on 28 July 1860 at Davidson Co., Tennessee.7 Samuel died on 24 October 1909 at Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, at age 74.6,1 He was interred on 25 October 1909 at Mt. Olivet Cemetery at Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee.6,1

Narrative

     Conflicting evidence states that Samuel Allen Hill was born on 23 May 1839 at Davidson Co., Tennessee.1,2,3,4 Conflicting evidence states that Samuel Allen Hill was born in May 1836 at Tennessee.5

U. S. Census Records

Census1850Samuel Allen Hill was listed at age 11, born in Tennessee, as a member of the household of James S. Hill at Davidson Co., Tennessee, in the Census of 1850 enumerated 3 September 1850.8
Census1860Samuel Allen Hill was listed at age 19, born in Tennessee, occupation as a omnibus driver, as a member of the household of Charles James Hill at Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, in the Census of 1860 enumerated 1 June 1860.9
Census1870In the Census of 1870 enumerated 18 August 1870, Samuel Allen Hill was listed as a head of household at District 11, Davidson Co., Tennessee. He was listed at age 30, occupation as a common laborer with no real estate value or personal property value listed, born in Tennessee. Also enumerated in the household: Margaret Ann Hill.3
Census1880In the Census of 1880 enumerated 8 June 1880, Samuel Allen Hill was listed as head of household at Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee. He was listed at age 41, occupation as a huckster, born in Tennessee. Also enumerated in the household: Margaret Ann Hill.4
Census1900Samuel Allen Hill was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census enumerated 13 June 1900, at Ward 20, Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee. He was listed at age 64, occupation as an expressman, born in Tennessee. Also enumerated in the household: Margaret Ann Stewart.5

Citations

  1. [S129] William S. Corn, John & Margaret Hill of Rockingham County NC and Davidson County TN.
  2. [S907] 1 June 1860, 1860 U. S. Census, Davidson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 473, line 13, dwelling 57, family 62.
  3. [S1394] 1 June 1870, 1870 U. S. Census, Davidson Co., Tennessee, Districts 2-16, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 390B, line 22, dwelling 185, family 188.
  4. [S877] 1 June 1880, 1880 U. S. Census, Davidson Co. (second part), Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 215B, ED46, line 44, dwelling 20, family 20.
  5. [S1015] 1 June 1900, 1900 U. S. Census, Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, 10A, ED115, line 6, dwelling 192, family 197.
  6. [S4275] Tennessee, Deaths and Burials Index, 1874-1955, online ancestry.com, Samuel Allen Hill.
  7. [S392] Byron and Barbara Sistler, Davidson Co., TN Marriages 1838-1863, page 105.
  8. [S485] 1850 U. S. Census, Coffee & Davidson Cos., Tennessee, U. S. Population Schedule, p. 277A, Dwelling 147, Family 147.
  9. [S907] 1 June 1860, 1860 U. S. Census, Davidson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 473, line 11, dwelling 57, family 62.

James Holbert Hill

#1357, b. circa 1844, d. 30 September 1884
FatherJames S. Hill b. c 1818, d. 6 Aug 1863
MotherMaria Louisa Hunt b. c 1823, d. 21 Jan 1888
Relationship1st cousin 3 times removed of Paul Edward Lawrence

Major Life Events

     James Holbert Hill was born circa 1844 at Davidson Co., Tennessee.1,2,3,4 He married Mary Frances Jackson on 4 August 1863 at Davidson Co., Tennessee.5 James died on 30 September 1884 at Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee.1 He was interred at Mt. Olivet Cemetery at Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee.1

Narrative

     James H. Hill was killed in a railroad accident in the Decatur Yard in Nashville. He fell under a freight car and was terribly mangled.

U. S. Census Records

Census1850James Holbert Hill was listed at age 6, born in Tennessee, as a member of the household of James S. Hill at Davidson Co., Tennessee, in the Census of 1850 enumerated 3 September 1850.6
Census1860James Holbert Hill was listed at age 16, born in Tennessee, as a member of the household of James S. Hill at Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, in the Census of 1860 enumerated 1 June 1860.7
Census1870In the Census of 1870 enumerated 31 July 1870, James Holbert Hill was listed as a head of household at Ward 8, Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee. He was listed at age 26, occupation as a house carpenter, with no real estate value listed and personal estate value of $100, born in Tennessee. Also enumerated in the household: Fannie Hill.3
Census1880In the Census of 1880 enumerated 3 June 1880, James Holbert Hill was listed as head of household at Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee. He was listed at age 35, occupation as works at depot, born in Tennessee. Also enumerated in the household: Fannie Hill.4

Citations

  1. [S129] William S. Corn, John & Margaret Hill of Rockingham County NC and Davidson County TN.
  2. [S907] 1 June 1860, 1860 U. S. Census, Davidson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 473, line 7, dwelling 56, family 61.
  3. [S4759] 1 June 1870, 1870 U. S. Census, City of Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 450A, line 19, dwelling 713, family 845.
  4. [S877] 1 June 1880, 1880 U. S. Census, Davidson Co. (second part), Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 235B, ED47, line 12, dwelling 123, family 126.
  5. [S392] Byron and Barbara Sistler, Davidson Co., TN Marriages 1838-1863, page 105.
  6. [S485] 1850 U. S. Census, Coffee & Davidson Cos., Tennessee, U. S. Population Schedule, p. 277A, Dwelling 147, Family 147.
  7. [S907] 1 June 1860, 1860 U. S. Census, Davidson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 473, line 5, dwelling 56, family 61.

Georgia S. Hill

#1358, b. circa 1846, d. before 3 March 1899
FatherJames S. Hill b. c 1818, d. 6 Aug 1863
MotherMaria Louisa Hunt b. c 1823, d. 21 Jan 1888
Relationship1st cousin 3 times removed of Paul Edward Lawrence

Major Life Events

     Georgia S. Hill was born circa 1846 at Davidson Co., Tennessee.1,2,3,4 Georgia married first Uriah S. Goodwin on 15 August 1864 at Davidson Co., Tennessee.1 Georgia married second Harry Rose on 10 February 1887 at Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee.1 Georgia died before 3 March 1899.1 She was interred at Mt. Olivet Cemetery at Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee.1

U. S. Census Records

Census1850Georgia S. Hill was listed at age 4, born in Tennessee, as a member of the household of James S. Hill at Davidson Co., Tennessee, in the Census of 1850 enumerated 3 September 1850.5
Census1860Georgia S. Hill was listed at age 14, born in Tennessee, as a member of the household of James S. Hill at Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, in the Census of 1860 enumerated 1 June 1860.6
Census1870Georgia S. Goodwin was listed at age 24, born in Tennessee, as a member of the household of Uriah S. Goodwin at Ward 8, Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, in the Census of 1870 enumerated 26 July 1870.7
Census1880In the Census of 1880 enumerated June 1880, Georgia S. Hill was listed as head of household at Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee. She was listed at age 33 and a widow, occupation as a school teacher, born in Tennessee. Also enumerated in the household: Maria Hill.4

Citations

  1. [S129] William S. Corn, John & Margaret Hill of Rockingham County NC and Davidson County TN.
  2. [S907] 1 June 1860, 1860 U. S. Census, Davidson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 473, line 8, dwelling 56, family 61.
  3. [S4759] 1 June 1870, 1870 U. S. Census, City of Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 437A, line 15, dwelling 467, family 572.
  4. [S877] 1 June 1880, 1880 U. S. Census, Davidson Co. (second part), Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 236C, ED47, line 8, dwelling 127, family 133.
  5. [S485] 1850 U. S. Census, Coffee & Davidson Cos., Tennessee, U. S. Population Schedule, p. 277A, Dwelling 147, Family 147.
  6. [S907] 1 June 1860, 1860 U. S. Census, Davidson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 473, line 5, dwelling 56, family 61.
  7. [S4759] 1 June 1870, 1870 U. S. Census, City of Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 437A, line 14, dwelling 467, family 572.

John Porterfield Hill

#1359, b. circa 1848, d. 29 June 1874
FatherJames S. Hill b. c 1818, d. 6 Aug 1863
MotherMaria Louisa Hunt b. c 1823, d. 21 Jan 1888
Relationship1st cousin 3 times removed of Paul Edward Lawrence

Major Life Events

     John Porterfield Hill was born circa 1848 at Davidson Co., Tennessee.1,2,3 He married Alice B. Luckey on 28 October 1868 at Davidson Co., Tennessee.1 John died on 29 June 1874 at Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee.1 He was interred at Mt. Olivet Cemetery at Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee.1

U. S. Census Records

Census1850John Porterfield Hill was listed at age 2, born in Tennessee, as a member of the household of James S. Hill at Davidson Co., Tennessee, in the Census of 1850 enumerated 3 September 1850.4
Census1860Porterfield Hill was listed at age 11, born in Tennessee, as a member of the household of James S. Hill at Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, in the Census of 1860 enumerated 1 June 1860.5
Census1860John Porterfield Hill was listed at age 11, born in Tennessee, as a member of the household of Margaret L. Hill at 11th Civil District, Davidson Co., Tennessee, in the Census of 1860 enumerated 4 June 1860.6
Census1870Porter Hill was listed at age 22, born in Tennessee, occupation as a house carpenter, as a member of the household of M. Hill at Ward 8, Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, in the Census of 1870 enumerated 22 July 1870.7

Citations

  1. [S129] William S. Corn, John & Margaret Hill of Rockingham County NC and Davidson County TN.
  2. [S907] 1 June 1860, 1860 U. S. Census, Davidson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 473, line 9, dwelling 56, family 61.
  3. [S4759] 1 June 1870, 1870 U. S. Census, City of Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 431A, line 37, family 457.
  4. [S485] 1850 U. S. Census, Coffee & Davidson Cos., Tennessee, U. S. Population Schedule, p. 277A, Dwelling 147, Family 147.
  5. [S907] 1 June 1860, 1860 U. S. Census, Davidson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 473, line 5, dwelling 56, family 61.
  6. [S907] 1 June 1860, 1860 U. S. Census, Davidson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 7, line 27, dwelling 50, family 50.
  7. [S4759] 1 June 1870, 1870 U. S. Census, City of Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 431A, line 36, family 457.

Margaret Catherine Hill

#1360, b. circa 1823, d. before 1900
FatherJohn Hill b. 29 May 1782, d. 6 Dec 1858
MotherMargaret L. Covington b. 25 Dec 1784, d. 28 Jan 1873
Relationship2nd great-grandaunt of Paul Edward Lawrence

Major Life Events

     Margaret Catherine Hill was born circa 1823 at Davidson Co., Tennessee.1,2,3,4,5 She married Holbert D. Hunt on 19 January 1846 at Davidson Co., Tennessee.6 Margaret died before 1900 at Davidson Co., Tennessee.1

U. S. Census Records

Census1850Margaret Catherine Hill was listed at age 27, born in Tennessee, as a member of the household of Holbert D. Hunt at Davidson Co., Tennessee, in the Census of 1850 enumerated 31 August 1850.
Census1860Margaret Catherine Hunt was listed at age 37, born in Tennessee, as a member of the household of Holbert D. Hunt at 11th Civil District, Davidson Co., Tennessee, in the Census of 1860 enumerated 4 June 1860.7
Census1870Margaret Catherine Hunt was listed at age 47, born in Tennessee, as a member of the household of Holbert D. Hunt at District 11, Davidson Co., Tennessee, in the Census of 1870 enumerated 18 August 1870.8
Census1880Margaret Catherine Hunt was listed as wife at age 58, born in Tennessee, in the household of Holbert D. Hunt at 11th Civil District, Davidson Co., Tennessee, in the Census of 1880 enumerated 1 June 1880.9

Citations

  1. [S129] William S. Corn, John & Margaret Hill of Rockingham County NC and Davidson County TN.
  2. [S1012] 1 June 1850, 1850 U. S. Census, Claiborne and Cocke Cos., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 275, line 41, dwelling 122, family 122.
  3. [S907] 1 June 1860, 1860 U. S. Census, Davidson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 7, line 1, dwelling 46, family 46.
  4. [S1394] 1 June 1870, 1870 U. S. Census, Davidson Co., Tennessee, Districts 2-16, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 391, line 1, dwelling 179, family 182.
  5. [S602] 1 June 1880, 1880 U. S. Census, Davidson Co. (third part), Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 161, line 41, dwelling 10, family 10.
  6. [S125] Edythe Rucker Whitley, Marriages of Davidson County, Tennessee 1789-1847, page 208.
  7. [S907] 1 June 1860, 1860 U. S. Census, Davidson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 6, line 40, dwelling 46, family 46.
  8. [S1394] 1 June 1870, 1870 U. S. Census, Davidson Co., Tennessee, Districts 2-16, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 390, line 40, dwelling 179, family 182.
  9. [S602] 1 June 1880, 1880 U. S. Census, Davidson Co. (third part), Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 161, line 40, dwelling 10, family 10.

Holbert D. Hunt

#1361, b. circa 1815, d. before 11 August 1891

Major Life Events

     Holbert D. Hunt was born circa 1815 at Tennessee.1,2,3,4,5 He married Margaret Catherine Hill, daughter of John Hill and Margaret L. Covington, on 19 January 1846 at Davidson Co., Tennessee.6 Holbert died before 11 August 1891 at Davidson Co., Tennessee.1

U. S. Census Records

Census1850In the Census of 1850 enumerated 31 August 1850, Holbert D. Hunt was listed as a head of household at Davidson Co., Tennessee. He was listed at age 35, occupation as a farmer with real estate value of $3750, born in Tennessee. Also enumerated in the household: Margaret Catherine Hill.
Census1860In the Census of 1860 enumerated 4 June 1860, Holbert D. Hunt was listed as a head of household at 11th Civil District, Davidson Co., Tennessee. He was listed at age 45, occupation as a farmer with real estate value of $2,400 and personal estate value of $3,200, born in Tennessee. Also enumerated in the household: Margaret Catherine Hunt.3
Census1870In the Census of 1870 enumerated 18 August 1870, Holbert D. Hunt was listed as a head of household at District 11, Davidson Co., Tennessee. He was listed at age 53, occupation as a farmer with no real estate or personal estate values listed, born in Tennessee. Also enumerated in the household: Margaret Catherine Hunt and Margaret L. Hill.4
Census1880In the Census of 1880 enumerated 1 June 1880, Holbert D. Hunt was listed as head of household at 11th Civil District, Davidson Co., Tennessee. He was listed at age 64, occupation as a farmer, born in Tennessee. Also enumerated in the household: Margaret Catherine Hunt.5

Citations

  1. [S129] William S. Corn, John & Margaret Hill of Rockingham County NC and Davidson County TN.
  2. [S1012] 1 June 1850, 1850 U. S. Census, Claiborne and Cocke Cos., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 275, line 40, dwelling 122, family 122.
  3. [S907] 1 June 1860, 1860 U. S. Census, Davidson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 6, line 40, dwelling 46, family 46.
  4. [S1394] 1 June 1870, 1870 U. S. Census, Davidson Co., Tennessee, Districts 2-16, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 390, line 40, dwelling 179, family 182.
  5. [S602] 1 June 1880, 1880 U. S. Census, Davidson Co. (third part), Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 161, line 40, dwelling 10, family 10.
  6. [S125] Edythe Rucker Whitley, Marriages of Davidson County, Tennessee 1789-1847, page 208.

Mary Jane Hill

#1362, b. circa 1812, d. 7 April 1860
FatherJohn Hill b. 29 May 1782, d. 6 Dec 1858
MotherMargaret L. Covington b. 25 Dec 1784, d. 28 Jan 1873
Relationship2nd great-grandaunt of Paul Edward Lawrence

Major Life Events

     Mary Jane Hill was born circa 1812 at Davidson Co., Tennessee.1 She married Jabez Deane on 20 May 1834 at Davidson Co., Tennessee.2 Mary died on 7 April 1860 at Independence, Washington Co., Texas.3

Citations

  1. [S4749] William S. Corn, John & Margaret Hill of Rockingham County NC and Davidson County TN Part 4, John Hill - Margaret Covington Chart.
  2. [S125] Edythe Rucker Whitley, Marriages of Davidson County, Tennessee 1789-1847, p. 141.
  3. [S129] William S. Corn, John & Margaret Hill of Rockingham County NC and Davidson County TN.

Jabez Deane

#1363, b. circa 1805, d. 4 April 1856

Major Life Events

     Jabez Deane was born circa 1805.1 He married Mary Jane Hill, daughter of John Hill and Margaret L. Covington, on 20 May 1834 at Davidson Co., Tennessee.2 Jabez died on 4 April 1856 at Independence, Washinton Co., Texas.3

U. S. Census Records

Census1840Jabez Deane was listed as the head of a family on the 1840 Census at Davidson Co., Tennessee. Enumerated were:
          1 white male under 5 (James)
          1 white male 5-10 (unknown)
          1 white male 30-40 (Jabez)
          1 white female under 5 (Mary Frances)
          1 white female 20-30 (Mary Jane).4

Citations

  1. [S129] William S. Corn, John & Margaret Hill of Rockingham County NC and Davidson County TN.
  2. [S125] Edythe Rucker Whitley, Marriages of Davidson County, Tennessee 1789-1847, p. 141.
  3. [S4749] William S. Corn, John & Margaret Hill of Rockingham County NC and Davidson County TN Part 4, John Hill - Margaret Covington Chart.
  4. [S1416] June 1, 1840, 1840 U. S. Census, Dickson, De Kalb, and Davidson Counties, Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 343.

Celia A. Abernathy

#1364, d. circa 1840

Major Life Events

     Celia A. Abernathy married James S. Hill, son of John Hill and Margaret L. Covington, on 15 September 1837 at Davidson Co., Tennessee.1 Celia died circa 1840 at Davidson Co., Tennessee.1

Children of Celia and James:

Citations

  1. [S4749] William S. Corn, John & Margaret Hill of Rockingham County NC and Davidson County TN Part 4, James S. Hill - Celia A. Abernathy Chart.

Olivia B. McWherter

#1365, b. June 1869

Major Life Events

     Olivia B. McWherter was born in June 1869 at Tennessee.1,2,3,4,5 She married Frank Devillo McMurry, son of William Clark McMurry and Hannah Elizabeth Sloan, on 12 June 1889 at Davidson Co., Tennessee.6

Children of Olivia and Frank:

U. S. Census Records

Census1900Olivia B. McMurry was listed as wife at age 31, born in Tennessee, in the household of Frank Devillo McMurry at Ward 14, Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, in the Census of 1900 enumerated 7 June 1900.7
Census1910Olivia B. McMurry was listed as wife at age 40, born in Tennessee, in the household of Frank Devillo McMurry at Ward 15, Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, in the Census of 1910 enumerated 18 April 1910.8
Census1920Olivia B. McMurry was listed as wife at age 50, born in Tennessee, in the household of Frank Devillo McMurry at Ward 16, Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, in the Census of 1920 enumerated 2 January 1920.9
Census1930Olivia B. McMurry was listed as wife at age 60, born in Tennessee, in the household of Frank Devillo McMurry at Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, in the Census of 1930 enumerated 3 April 1930.10
Census1940Olivia B. McMurry was listed as wife at age 70, higherst grade level completed 4 years of high school, born in Tennessee, in the household of Frank Devillo McMurry at Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, in the Census of 1940 enumerated 4 April 1940.11

Citations

  1. [S1627] 1 June 1900, 1900 U. S. Census, Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 12A, ED100, line 48, dwelling 246, family 281.
  2. [S1014] 15 April 1910, 1910 U. S. Census, Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 4A, ED54, line 22, dwelling 79, family 83.
  3. [S1411] 1 January 1920, 1920 U. S. Census, Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 1B, ED61, line 82, dwelling 20, family 20.
  4. [S959] 1 April 1930, 1930 U. S. Census, Davidson Co., Nashville, Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 2A, ED159, line 36, dwelling 21, family 32.
  5. [S4439] 1 April 1940, 1940 U. S. Census, Davidson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 5A, ED99-106, line 25.
  6. [S553] Davidson Co., TN Marriage Records: Volume 9, 1888-1889; Microfilm.
  7. [S1627] 1 June 1900, 1900 U. S. Census, Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 12A, ED100, line 47, dwelling 246, family 281.
  8. [S1014] 15 April 1910, 1910 U. S. Census, Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 4A, ED54, line 21, dwelling 79, family 83.
  9. [S1411] 1 January 1920, 1920 U. S. Census, Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 1B, ED61, line 81, dwelling 20, family 20.
  10. [S959] 1 April 1930, 1930 U. S. Census, Davidson Co., Nashville, Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 2A, ED159, line 35, dwelling 21, family 32.
  11. [S4439] 1 April 1940, 1940 U. S. Census, Davidson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 5A, ED99-106, line 24.
  12. [S1627] 1 June 1900, 1900 U. S. Census, Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 12A, ED100, line 49, dwelling 246, family 281.
  13. [S1627] 1 June 1900, 1900 U. S. Census, Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 12A, ED100, line 50, dwelling 246, family 281.
  14. [S1014] 15 April 1910, 1910 U. S. Census, Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 4A, ED54, line 25, dwelling 79, family 83.
  15. [S1014] 15 April 1910, 1910 U. S. Census, Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 4A, ED54, line 26, dwelling 79, family 83.

Elizabeth Schmitten

#1369, b. circa 1735, d. 18 October 1773

Major Life Events

     Elizabeth Schmitten was born circa 1735 at Germany.1 She married Simon Harr on 1 July 1759 at Pennsylvania.1,2 Elizabeth died on 18 October 1773 at Strasburg, Shenandoah Co., Virginia.1

Children of Elizabeth and Simon:

Citations

  1. [S684] Alfred Droke, Handwritten Report on Simon Harr, with copy transcribed to computer by Robert E. Harr in 1979. Copy in researcher's file.
  2. [S1576] Hand Written Note by Simon Harr.

Suzannah Snapp

#1371, b. 1760, d. circa 1827

Major Life Events

     Suzannah Snapp was born in 1760 at Cedar Creek, Frederick Co., Virginia.1 She married John Henry Harr, son of Simon Harr and Elizabeth Schmitten, on 13 March 1782 at Shenandoah Co., Virginia.2,1 Suzannah died circa 1827 at Sullivan Co., Tennessee.1

Citations

  1. [S684] Alfred Droke, Handwritten Report on Simon Harr, with copy transcribed to computer by Robert E. Harr in 1979. Copy in researcher's file.
  2. [S25] Holston Territory Genealogical Society, Families and History of Sullivan County, Tennessee, page 448.

Mary Ann Leonard

#1372, b. circa 1784, d. circa 1863
FatherFrederick Leonard b. c 1758, d. c 1841
MotherAnna Maria Braun b. 28 Mar 1762, d. b 1841
Relationship3rd great-grandmother of Paul Edward Lawrence
ChartsMaternal Ancestors

Major Life Events

     Mary Ann Leonard was born circa 1784 at Shenandoah Co., Virginia.1,2,3 She married David H. Harr, son of Simon Harr and Eve Beard, on 27 April 1806 at Sullivan Co., Tennessee.4,5 Mary died circa 1863 at Sullivan Co., Tennessee.1

Children of Mary and David:

U. S. Census Records

Census1850Mary Ann Harr was listed at age 61, born in Virginia, as a member of the household of Adam P. Harr at Sullivan Co., Tennessee, in the Census of 1850 enumerated 30 August 1850.6
Census1860Mary Ann Harr was listed at age 76, born in Tennessee, as a member of the household of Adam P. Harr at Blountville, Sullivan Co., Tennessee, in the Census of 1860 enumerated 7 July 1860.7

Citations

  1. [S106] Fred Wagner, "Harr-Leonard FGS."
  2. [S486] 1850 U. S. Census, Sullivan, Sumner, Tipton, & Van Buren Cos., Tennessee, U. S. Population Schedule, page 30A, line 3, dwelling 262, family 262.
  3. [S747] 1860 U. S. Census, Sullivan and Sumner Cos., Tennessee, U. S. Population Schedule, page 45B, line 9, dwelling 535, family 535.
  4. [S25] Holston Territory Genealogical Society, Families and History of Sullivan County, Tennessee, page 448.
  5. [S684] Alfred Droke, Handwritten Report on Simon Harr, with copy transcribed to computer by Robert E. Harr in 1979. Copy in researcher's file.
  6. [S486] 1850 U. S. Census, Sullivan, Sumner, Tipton, & Van Buren Cos., Tennessee, U. S. Population Schedule, p. 29B, line 41, dwelling 262, family 262.
  7. [S747] 1860 U. S. Census, Sullivan and Sumner Cos., Tennessee, U. S. Population Schedule, page 45B, line 2, dwelling 535, family 535.

John D. Harr

#1373, b. 20 August 1816, d. 19 January 1908
FatherDavid H. Harr b. 1778, d. c 1863
MotherMary Ann Leonard b. c 1784, d. c 1863
Relationship2nd great-granduncle of Paul Edward Lawrence

Major Life Events

     John D. Harr was born on 20 August 1816 at Washington Co., Virginia.1,2,3,4,5,6 He married Catherine Hall on 31 October 1839 at Washington Co., Virginia. They were married by William Hancher.1 John died on 19 January 1908 at Washington Co., Virginia, at age 91.1,7

Narrative

     In a letter to the pension commissioner in 1887 John D. Harr, age 71, stated "that Mr. Leonard (George) is my uncle and is still living - he served in the war of 1812."8 George Leonard is a son of Frederick Leonard and is mentioned in Frederick's will probated 27 Sept. 1841 in Washington Co., VA. That same will also mentions daughter Mary Harr, wife of David Harr. This entry would support that this John D. Harr is a son of Mary and David H. Harr.

U. S. Census Records

Census1840John was listed as the head of a family on the 1840 Census at Sullivan Co., Tennessee. Enumerated were:
          1 white male 20-30, John
          1 white female 20-30, John's wife Catherine.9
Census1860In the Census of 1860 enumerated 6 October 1860, John D. Harr was listed as a head of household at Goodson, Washington Co., Virginia. He was listed at age 46, occupation as a farmer, with real estate value of $500 and personal property value of $300, born in Tennessee. Also enumerated in the household: Catherine Harr.5
Census1870In the Census of 1870 enumerated 25 July 1870, John D. Harr was listed as a head of household at Goodson Township, Washington Co., Virginia. He was listed at age 54, occupation as a farmer, with real estate value of $800 and personal property value of $300, born in Virginia. Also enumerated in the household: Catherine Harr.4
Census1880In the Census of 1880 enumerated 18 June 1880, John D. Harr was listed as head of household at Goodson, Washington Co., Virginia. He was listed at age 63, occupation as a farmer, born in Virginia.3

Citations

  1. [S105] Fred Wagner, "Harr-Hall FGS," e-mail to unknown recipient, July 1993.
  2. [S106] Fred Wagner, "Harr-Leonard FGS."
  3. [S678] 1 June 1880, 1880 U. S. Census, Washington (last part), Wise, and Wythe (first part) Cos., Virginia, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, ED95, page 104A, line 16, dwelling 294, family 337.
  4. [S690] 1870 U. S. Census, Washington and Westmoreland Cos., Virginia, U. S. Population Schedule, page 122B, line 33, dwelling 620, family 642.
  5. [S691] 1860 U. S. Census, Washington, Wayne, Webster, and Westmoreland Cos., Virginia, U. S. Population Schedule, page 337, line 37, dwelling 2474, family 2411.
  6. [S1203] 1 June 1900, 1900 U. S. Census, Washington Co., Virginia, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 134B, ED112, line 61, dwelling 240, family 244.
  7. [S429] Information provided by Shirley Fredrickson.
  8. [S35] Tennessee, Historical Records, Volume 3, page 47.
  9. [S692] 1840 U. S. Census, Polk, Rhea, Roane, Sullivan, Sevier, and Washington Cos., Tennessee, U. S. Population Schedule, page 119A.

Elkanah Dulaney Harr

#1374, b. 2 November 1823, d. 15 March 1907
FatherDavid H. Harr b. 1778, d. c 1863
MotherMary Ann Leonard b. c 1784, d. c 1863
Relationship2nd great-granduncle of Paul Edward Lawrence

Major Life Events

     Elkanah Dulaney Harr was born on 2 November 1823 at Washington Co., Virginia.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 He married first Louisa Smith on 3 June 1847 at Washington Co., Virginia.10 He married second Nancy Ann Martha Humphreys on 15 August 1900 at Sullivan Co., Tennessee.11 Elkanah died on 15 March 1907 at Blountville, Sullivan Co., Tennessee, at age 83.2 He was interred circa March 1907 at Harr/Wilson Cemetery at Sullivan Co., Tennessee.2

Narrative

     Elkanah and Louisa were married by Rev. William Hancher. Elkanah and Mattie were married by Rev. W. G. Wolford.

     Elkanah's father David purchased 116 acres of land from Robert Rhea in 1836. The tract included a house originally build by John Carothers in the late 1700s. In 1847, David Harr sold the house he had lived in near the big spring (not the Carothers house) to his son Adam, for a "valuable consideration" which was that Adam would maintain David and his wife, Mary, as long as they lived. David sold the Carothers House and 66 acres to his son Elkanah Harr the same day of the sale to Adam. Elkanah sold 163 acres with the house to Robert E. Wolfe in 1898. In 1902, Wolfe sold the house and 25 acres to Nannie V. Rhea (wife of J. E. Rhea). Two years later she sold to Dr. W. A. Miller who sold to M. B. Wilson within a year. M. B. Wilson added to the property through the purchase of Martha A. Harr's interest in the estate of her father, Adam Harr. Wilson died in 1907 from Pneumonia and in 1917, when the Wilson estate was partitioned by the court, it consisted of a little more than 116 acres. The partioning gave Mrs. Wilson the homestead tract of two acres and 136 poles and a 30-acre dower tract. She also received from Adam Harr's estate a 12-acre tract that joined the dower and homestead tracts. Henry Wilson received 26½ acres just east of the dower tract whild the land east of Henry's was subdivided in 28¾ acres each for Laurie Wilson Snapp and Dolly Wilson Anderson. Henry was the son of M. B. Wilson and Annie Catherine Harr Wilson and the grandson of Adam Harr. Later, Henry bought the interests of Laurie and Dolly in the dower and homestead tract. When Henry married Bessie Christina Snodgrass, he and his wife continue to live with Mrs. Wilson until her death in 1951. On October 20, 1922, Annie Catherine and Henry Wilson sold "a piece of ground twenty-five feet square around what is known as the 'Old Harr Spring'" to Sullivan County. It was from this spring and the nearby C. V. Stoat spring that water was first piped to the town of Blountville. The house is located on Highway 37, just north of I-81.12

     Elkanah, as well as his brothers David (Jr.) and Adam, served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War.

     The combined Confederate Civil War records at the National Archives, Washington, D. C., indicate that E. D. Harr was enlisted by Capt. Millard in Co. F of the 63rd Regiment Tennessee Infantry, for three years on Feb. 23, 1863. He appears on muster rolls for Mar. and Apr. 1863, May and June 1863, July and Aug. 1863, and Sept. and Oct. 1863. On the muster roll for Nov. & Dec. 1863 it is indicated that he is absent and sick in the hospital at Kingston, Georgia having been sent there by order of the regiment surgeon on Oct. 10, 1863. On the muster of Jan. and Feb. 1864, it is indicated that he is at home upon the surgeon's certificate of disability.13

     He apparently returns and appears on a muster roll dated Apr. 6, 1864. On the muster roll for May and June 1864, it is indicated that E. D. Harr was captured at Drury's Bluff on May 16, 1864. He then appears absent on rolls for July and Aug. 1864, Sept. and Oct. 1864, and Nov. and Dec. 1864.

     Prisoner of War records show that he was turned over to the Assistant Provost Marshal at Ft. Monroe, Virginia, on May 17, 1864. He was then forwarded to Point Lookout, Maryland on May 18, 1864, and subsequently exchanged on Nov. 1, 1864.

     It apppears that Elkanah was enumerated twice in the U. S. Census of 1900, first in the household of his son John B. Harr and nine days later in the household of his son William Deery Harr.

U. S. Census Records

Census1850In the Census of 1850 enumerated 30 August 1850, Elkanah Dulaney Harr was listed as a head of household at Sullivan Co., Tennessee. He was listed at age 26, occupation as a carpenter with property value of $300, born in Virginia. Also enumerated in the household: Louisa Harr.4
Census1860In the Census of 1860 enumerated 7 July 1860, Elkanah Dulaney Harr was listed as a head of household at Blountville, Sullivan Co., Tennessee. He was listed at age 35, occupation as a farmer, with property value of $2000 and personal property value of $530, born in Tennessee. Also enumerated in the household: Louisa Harr.7
Census1870In the Census of 1870 enumerated 14 June 1870, Elkanah Dulaney Harr was listed as a head of household at Sullivan Co., Tennessee. He was listed at age 46, occupation as a farmer, with real estate valute of $1500 and personal property value of $600, born in Virginia. Also enumerated in the household: Louisa Harr.6
Census1880In the Census of 1880 enumerated 9 June 1880, Elkanah Dulaney Harr was listed as head of household at Sullivan Co., Tennessee. He was listed at age 56, occupation as a farmer, born in Virginia. Also enumerated in the household: Louisa Harr.5

Citations

  1. [S25] Holston Territory Genealogical Society, Families and History of Sullivan County, Tennessee, page 448.
  2. [S103] By Fred Wagner, "Harr-Smith, Family Group Sheet."
  3. [S429] Information provided by Shirley Fredrickson.
  4. [S486] 1850 U. S. Census, Sullivan, Sumner, Tipton, & Van Buren Cos., Tennessee, U. S. Population Schedule, p. 30A, line 5, dwelling 263, family 263.
  5. [S676] 1 June 1880, 1880 U. S. Census, Stewart (last part), Sullivan, and Sumner (first part) Cos., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, ED26, page 507A, line 3, dwelling 39, family 40.
  6. [S683] 1870 U. S. Census, Sullivan Co., Tennessee, U. S. Population Schedule, page 423B, line 11, dwelling 193, family 193.
  7. [S747] 1860 U. S. Census, Sullivan and Sumner Cos., Tennessee, U. S. Population Schedule, page 45B, line 10, dwelling 536, family 536.
  8. [S1205] 1 June 1900, 1900 U. S. Census, Sullivan Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 65A, ED107, line 49, dwelling 107, family 107.
  9. [S1205] 1 June 1900, 1900 U. S. Census, Sullivan Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 47B, ED106, line 77, dwelling 57, family 57.
  10. [S639] Marty Hiatt and Craig Roberts Scott, VA Historic Marr. Reg., Washington Co. 1776-1855, page 56.
  11. [S104] Fred Wagner, "Harr-Humphreys FGS," e-mail to unknown recipient, July 1993.
  12. [S25] Holston Territory Genealogical Society, Families and History of Sullivan County, Tennessee, pages 208/209.
  13. [S774] Elkanah Harr, Confederate Civil War Records.

Adam P. Harr

#1375, b. 17 July 1826, d. 10 November 1895
FatherDavid H. Harr b. 1778, d. c 1863
MotherMary Ann Leonard b. c 1784, d. c 1863
Relationship2nd great-granduncle of Paul Edward Lawrence

Major Life Events

     Adam P. Harr was born on 17 July 1826 at Washington Co., Virginia. The 1850 and 1870 U. S. Census indicates he was born in Tennessee.1,2,3,4,5,6 He married Nancy L. Clayman on 31 May 1849 at Washington Co., Virginia. Adam and Nancy were married by Rev. William Hatcher.1,7 Adam died on 10 November 1895 at Sullivan Co., Tennessee, at age 69.1 He was interred in November 1895 at Harr/Wilson Cemetery at Sullivan Co., Tennessee.1

Narrative

     Adam, as well as his brothers David (Jr.) and Elkanah, served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War.

     In 1847, David Harr sold the house he had lived in near the big spring to his son Adam, for a "valuable consideration" which was that Adam would maintain David and his wife, Mary, as long as they lived. In addition, Adam was to pay James Harr "when he is twenty-one years of age a good young horse beast saddle & briddle worth sixty dollars." David sold the Carothers House and 66 acres to his son Elkanah Harr the same day of the sale to Adam. 8

     According to the combined Confederate Civil War records at the National Archives in Washington, D. C., Adam Harr was enlisted by Capt. Millard in Company F, 63rd Regiment Tennessee Infantry, for three years on Feb. 23, 1863, at age 36. He appears on muster rolls for Mar. and Apr. 1863, and May & June 1863. On musters for July and Aug. 1863, Sept. and Oct. 1863, Nov. and Dec. 1863, and Jan. and Feb. 1864 he is listed as absent without leave having been sent to the hospital at Knoxville by the regiment surgeon McDonough on Aug. 20, 1863. He next appears on a roll dated Apr. 6, 1864. On a muster roll for May and June 1864, it is indicated that he was wounded at Drury's Bluff on May 16, 1864, and sent to the hospital by order of the regiment surgeon. On the rolls of the General Hospital, Howards Grove, Richmond, Virginia, he is listed as admitted on May 17, 1864, and furloughted for 60 days on June 17, 1864. On June 18, 1864, he is paid $44.00 for period of service July 1, 1863 to Oct. 31, 1863. On rolls for July and Aug. 1864, Sept. and Oct. 1864, and Nov. and Dec. 1864, he is still listed as absent having been sent to the hospital by the surgeon. On rolls for Nov. and Dec. 1864, he is listed absent, on sick furlough by order of Gen. Lee.9

     At Drury's Bluff, Adam is quoted as having called out that he had been shot "right through the brain and right through the heart." He, however, survived his wounds.10

     Records at the General Hospital, Howard's Grove, Richmond, Virginia shows that Adam Harr was received and admitted May 17, 1864. These records also indicate that he was given a 60 day furlough on June 17, 1864. No further records were found.

U. S. Census Records

Census1850In the Census of 1850 enumerated 30 August 1850, Adam P. Harr was listed as a head of household at Sullivan Co., Tennessee. He was listed as Edwin Harr at age 24, occupation as a carpenter with property value of $400, born in Tennessee. Not sure why he was listed as Edwin but the rest of the family members listed and ages indicates that this is Adam. Also enumerated in the household: Nancy L. Harr, William James Harr, David H. Harr and Mary Ann Harr.3
Census1860In the Census of 1860 enumerated 7 July 1860, Adam P. Harr was listed as a head of household at Blountville, Sullivan Co., Tennessee. He was listed at age 35, occupation as a farmer, with real estate value of $1000 and personal property value of $500, born in Tennessee. Also enumerated in the household: Nancy L. Harr, David H. Harr and Mary Ann Harr.6
Census1870In the Census of 1870 enumerated 14 June 1870, Adam P. Harr was listed as a head of household at Sullivan Co., Tennessee. He was listed at age 44, occupation as a farmer, with real estate value of $1500 and property value of $600, born in Tennessee. Also enumerated in the household: Nancy L. Harr.5
Census1880In the Census of 1880 enumerated 16 June 1880, Adam P. Harr was listed as head of household at Sullivan Co., Tennessee. He was listed at age 53, occupation as a farmer, born in Virginia. Also enumerated in the household: Nancy L. Harr.4

Citations

  1. [S107] Fred Wagner, "Harr-Clayman FGS," e-mail to unknown recipient, July 1993.
  2. [S429] Information provided by Shirley Fredrickson.
  3. [S486] 1850 U. S. Census, Sullivan, Sumner, Tipton, & Van Buren Cos., Tennessee, U. S. Population Schedule, p. 29B, line 41, dwelling 262, family 262.
  4. [S676] 1 June 1880, 1880 U. S. Census, Stewart (last part), Sullivan, and Sumner (first part) Cos., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, ED26, page 513A, line 7, dwelling 151, family 157.
  5. [S683] 1870 U. S. Census, Sullivan Co., Tennessee, U. S. Population Schedule, page 423B, line 3, dwelling 192 , family 192.
  6. [S747] 1860 U. S. Census, Sullivan and Sumner Cos., Tennessee, U. S. Population Schedule, page 45B, line 2, dwelling 535, family 535.
  7. [S639] Marty Hiatt and Craig Roberts Scott, VA Historic Marr. Reg., Washington Co. 1776-1855, page 56.
  8. [S25] Holston Territory Genealogical Society, Families and History of Sullivan County, Tennessee, pages 208/209.
  9. [S769] Adam Harr, Confederate Civil War Records.
  10. [S25] Holston Territory Genealogical Society, Families and History of Sullivan County, Tennessee, page 59.

William James Harr

#1376, b. 22 June 1829
FatherDavid H. Harr b. 1778, d. c 1863
MotherMary Ann Leonard b. c 1784, d. c 1863
Relationship2nd great-granduncle of Paul Edward Lawrence
Conflicting evidence states that William James Harr was born in December 1831 at Tennessee.1,2,3

Major Life Events

     William James Harr was born on 22 June 1829 at Virginia.4 He married first Susan A. Clayman circa 1853.5 He married second Amanda Rector on 17 August 1899.5

Narrative

     Conflicting evidence states that William James Harr was born in December 1831 at Tennessee.1,2,3

     William was also known as James.

U. S. Census Records

Census1850William James Harr was listed at age 19, born in Virginia, as a member of the household of Adam P. Harr at Sullivan Co., Tennessee, in the Census of 1850 enumerated 30 August 1850.6
Census1860In the Census of 1860 enumerated 7 July 1860, William James Harr was listed as a head of household at Blountville, Sullivan Co., Tennessee. He was listed at age 28, occupation as a farmer, with property value of $400 and personal property value of $200, born in Tennessee. Also enumerated in the household: Susanah Harr.2
Census1880In the Census of 1880 enumerated 16 June 1880, William James Harr was listed as head of household at Sullivan Co., Tennessee. He was listed at age 48, occupation as a farmer, born in Virginia. Also enumerated in the household: Susanah Harr.1
Census1900William James Harr was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census enumerated 25 June 1900, at Sullivan Co., Tennessee. He was listed at age 68, occupation as a farmer, born in Tennessee. Also enumerated in the household: Amanda Harr.3

Citations

  1. [S676] 1 June 1880, 1880 U. S. Census, Stewart (last part), Sullivan, and Sumner (first part) Cos., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, ED26, page 513A, line 15, dwelling 152, family 159.
  2. [S747] 1860 U. S. Census, Sullivan and Sumner Cos., Tennessee, U. S. Population Schedule, page 45B, line 25, dwelling 538, family 538.
  3. [S1205] 1 June 1900, 1900 U. S. Census, Sullivan Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 58B, ED106, line 90, dwelling 279, family 279.
  4. [S106] Fred Wagner, "Harr-Leonard FGS."
  5. [S108] Fred Wagner, "Harr-Clayman FGS," e-mail to unknown recipient, July 1993.
  6. [S486] 1850 U. S. Census, Sullivan, Sumner, Tipton, & Van Buren Cos., Tennessee, U. S. Population Schedule, p. 29B, line 41, dwelling 262, family 262.

Louisa Smith

#1377, b. 15 January 1825, d. 17 May 1896

Major Life Events

     Louisa Smith was born on 15 January 1825 at Virginia.1,2,3,4,5 She married Elkanah Dulaney Harr, son of David H. Harr and Mary Ann Leonard, on 3 June 1847 at Washington Co., Virginia.6 Louisa died on 17 May 1896 at Sullivan Co., Tennessee, at age 71.1 She was interred on 17 May 1896 at Harr/Wilson Cemetery at Sullivan Co., Tennessee.1,7

Narrative

     A letter from Lee B. Harr to Rev. F. M. Harr in 1941 with information from a bible reputed to be Simon Harr's gives the birth date of Louisa Smith as June 15, 1828.

U. S. Census Records

Census1850Louisa Harr was listed at age 24, born in Virginia, as a member of the household of Elkanah Dulaney Harr at Sullivan Co., Tennessee, in the Census of 1850 enumerated 30 August 1850.8
Census1860Louisa Harr was listed at age 33, born in Virginia, as a member of the household of Elkanah Dulaney Harr at Blountville, Sullivan Co., Tennessee, in the Census of 1860 enumerated 7 July 1860.9
Census1870Louisa Harr was listed at age 43, born in Virginia, as a member of the household of Elkanah Dulaney Harr at Sullivan Co., Tennessee, in the Census of 1870 enumerated 14 June 1870.10
Census1880Louisa Harr was listed as wife at age 54, born in Virginia, in the household of Elkanah Dulaney Harr at Sullivan Co., Tennessee, in the Census of 1880 enumerated 9 June 1880.11

Citations

  1. [S103] By Fred Wagner, "Harr-Smith, Family Group Sheet."
  2. [S486] 1850 U. S. Census, Sullivan, Sumner, Tipton, & Van Buren Cos., Tennessee, U. S. Population Schedule, p. 30A, line 6, dwelling 263, family 263.
  3. [S676] 1 June 1880, 1880 U. S. Census, Stewart (last part), Sullivan, and Sumner (first part) Cos., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, ED26, page 507A, line 4, dwelling 39, family 40.
  4. [S683] 1870 U. S. Census, Sullivan Co., Tennessee, U. S. Population Schedule, page 423B, line 12, dwelling 193, family 193.
  5. [S747] 1860 U. S. Census, Sullivan and Sumner Cos., Tennessee, U. S. Population Schedule, page 45B, line 11, dwelling 536, family 536.
  6. [S639] Marty Hiatt and Craig Roberts Scott, VA Historic Marr. Reg., Washington Co. 1776-1855, page 56.
  7. [S25] Holston Territory Genealogical Society, Families and History of Sullivan County, Tennessee, page 81.
  8. [S486] 1850 U. S. Census, Sullivan, Sumner, Tipton, & Van Buren Cos., Tennessee, U. S. Population Schedule, p. 30A, line 5, dwelling 263, family 263.
  9. [S747] 1860 U. S. Census, Sullivan and Sumner Cos., Tennessee, U. S. Population Schedule, page 45B, line 10, dwelling 536, family 536.
  10. [S683] 1870 U. S. Census, Sullivan Co., Tennessee, U. S. Population Schedule, page 423B, line 11, dwelling 193, family 193.
  11. [S676] 1 June 1880, 1880 U. S. Census, Stewart (last part), Sullivan, and Sumner (first part) Cos., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, ED26, page 507A, line 3, dwelling 39, family 40.

Nancy Ann Martha Humphreys

#1386, b. February 1864, d. circa 1941

Major Life Events

     Nancy Ann Martha Humphreys was born in February 1864 at Tennessee.1,2,3 She married Elkanah Dulaney Harr, son of David H. Harr and Mary Ann Leonard, on 15 August 1900 at Sullivan Co., Tennessee.1 Nancy died circa 1941 at Sullivan Co., Tennessee.4,1 She was interred circa 1941 at Pleasant Hill Brethern Church Cemetery at Sullivan Co., Tennessee.1

Narrative

     Nancy was also known as Mattie Harr.

U. S. Census Records

Census1910Mattie Harr was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census enumerated 27 April 1910, at Sullivan Co., Tennessee. She was listed at age 46, occupation as a farmer, born in Tennessee.2
Census1920Mattie Harr was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census enumerated 8 January 1920, at Sullivan Co., Tennessee. She was listed at age 55, occupation as a farmer, born in Tennessee.3

Citations

  1. [S104] Fred Wagner, "Harr-Humphreys FGS," e-mail to unknown recipient, July 1993.
  2. [S1209] 15 April 1910, 1910 U. S. Census, Sullivan Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 214B, ED157, line 57, dwelling 168, family 173.
  3. [S1009] 1 January 1920, 1920 U. S. Census, Sullivan Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 7A, ED161, line 50, dwelling 142, family 142.
  4. [S25] Holston Territory Genealogical Society, Families and History of Sullivan County, Tennessee, page 448.

Nancy L. Clayman

#1391, b. 10 August 1827, d. 15 February 1902

Major Life Events

     Nancy L. Clayman was born on 10 August 1827 at Virginia.1,2,3,4,5,6 She married Adam P. Harr, son of David H. Harr and Mary Ann Leonard, on 31 May 1849 at Washington Co., Virginia. Adam and Nancy were married by Rev. William Hatcher.1,7 She was interred in February 1902 at Harr/Wilson Cemetery at Sullivan Co., Tennessee.1 Nancy died on 15 February 1902 at Sullivan Co., Tennessee, at age 74.1

Narrative

     A letter from Lee B. Harr to Rev. F. M. Harr in 1941, with information reputed to be from a bible of Simon Harr's, gives Nancy Clayman's birth date as 1826.

U. S. Census Records

Census1850Nancy L. Harr was listed at age 23, born in Virginia, as a member of the household of Adam P. Harr at Sullivan Co., Tennessee, in the Census of 1850 enumerated 30 August 1850.8
Census1860Nancy L. Harr was listed at age 34, born in Virginia, as a member of the household of Adam P. Harr at Blountville, Sullivan Co., Tennessee, in the Census of 1860 enumerated 7 July 1860.9
Census1870Nancy L. Harr was listed at age 40, born in Virginia, as a member of the household of Adam P. Harr at Sullivan Co., Tennessee, in the Census of 1870 enumerated 14 June 1870.10
Census1880Nancy L. Harr was listed as wife at age 52, born in Virginia, in the household of Adam P. Harr at Sullivan Co., Tennessee, in the Census of 1880 enumerated 16 June 1880.11

Citations

  1. [S107] Fred Wagner, "Harr-Clayman FGS," e-mail to unknown recipient, July 1993.
  2. [S109] Letter, Lee B. Harr to Rev. F. M. Harr, March 3, 1941.
  3. [S486] 1850 U. S. Census, Sullivan, Sumner, Tipton, & Van Buren Cos., Tennessee, U. S. Population Schedule, p. 29B, line 42, dwelling 262, family 262.
  4. [S676] 1 June 1880, 1880 U. S. Census, Stewart (last part), Sullivan, and Sumner (first part) Cos., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, ED26, page 513A, line 8, dwelling 151, family 157.
  5. [S683] 1870 U. S. Census, Sullivan Co., Tennessee, U. S. Population Schedule, page 423B, line 4, dwelling 192 , family 192.
  6. [S747] 1860 U. S. Census, Sullivan and Sumner Cos., Tennessee, U. S. Population Schedule, page 45B, line 3, dwelling 535, family 535.
  7. [S639] Marty Hiatt and Craig Roberts Scott, VA Historic Marr. Reg., Washington Co. 1776-1855, page 56.
  8. [S486] 1850 U. S. Census, Sullivan, Sumner, Tipton, & Van Buren Cos., Tennessee, U. S. Population Schedule, p. 29B, line 41, dwelling 262, family 262.
  9. [S747] 1860 U. S. Census, Sullivan and Sumner Cos., Tennessee, U. S. Population Schedule, page 45B, line 2, dwelling 535, family 535.
  10. [S683] 1870 U. S. Census, Sullivan Co., Tennessee, U. S. Population Schedule, page 423B, line 3, dwelling 192 , family 192.
  11. [S676] 1 June 1880, 1880 U. S. Census, Stewart (last part), Sullivan, and Sumner (first part) Cos., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, ED26, page 513A, line 7, dwelling 151, family 157.