Hickman Harvelle Research in Detail

Thank you Roger and Delaine for sharing.

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another person with Harvelle interest and knowledge is Ann Parker aharwellp@hotmail.com

 

Descendants of Hickman Newton Harvill 

Generation No. 1 

1.  HICKMAN NEWTON1 HARVILL  (JAMES WALTERA, ISHAMB HARVELL, MOSES [NC/WAKE]C, MOSES?D, JOHNE HARWELL, SAMUELF, SAMUELG) was born Jun 3, 1838 in TN, and died Aug 6, 1872 in AR - Logan.  He married (1) MAHALA E. JOHNSON Aug 27, 1856 in MS - Tishomingo, daughter of L. JOHNSON and WINNEFORD JOHNSON..  She was born 1835 in NC, and died in MS 1863-65?.  He married (2) MILLIE ANN LEMAN circa 1865 in TX or AR.  She was born Nov 1, 1836 in TN, and died Mar 2, 1919 in AR - Logan County. 

Notes for HICKMAN NEWTON HARVILL:

It is said by other researchers that Hickman was the son of Isham b.1789 in NC/Wilkes Co., but that is extremely doubtful, because Hickman is not in Isham's household on the 1840 census (TN/Giles pg 92), or in 1850 (MS/Tishomingo pg.19, when Hickman would have been 2 and 12 years old, respectively). However, James W. Harvell has a son Hickman's age on both the 1840 and 1850 censuses, although that son is identified as "Newton" on the 1850 household. Whereas Hickman's marriage bond to Mahaly Johnson shows his middle initial to be "N", instead of "V" as reported in published transcripts, then in all probability that middle initial "N" = Newton. Examination of the upper portion of the bond is inconclusive - the middle initial appears to be an "N", but a case could be made for "V". However, the lower portion of the bond is unmistakable - Hickman's middle initial is definitely "N". He and "Jas. W. Harville" both made their mark on the bond in the presence of E.W. Carmack on Aug 26, 1856. Since James W. Harvell was the head of the household in which 11-year-old Newton lived on the 1850 census, I think it is safe to say that Newton = Hickman N. Harvell, son of James W.} 

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From a Logan County, Arkansas heritage book, page 200: 

GEORGE W. HARVELL

"George W. Harvell's grandfather Hickman Harvell and a son Rufus Leander came to Arkansas after the Civil War .... The name was originally spelled Harville. Through error of the children of Rufus Leander, it was spelled Harvell..."

MHF Note: This does not say that Hickman went to Arkansas from Mississippi, so it is possible he went from MS to TX, where his father then lived, and met and married second wife Millie Pettigrew who is with him on the 1870 census for AR.

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8/21/1860 census for MS/Tishomingo CO., page 271  Corinth H/H #1812 

Hickman (Newton) Harvell        M  22 c.1838   TN    Farmer $1200 RE  $400 Ppty

   Mahaly (E. Johnson)        F   25 c.1835   NC    (md. HNH 8/27/1856)

        Roseanah                          F     2 c.1858   MS

    Anjeline Johnson                     F   22 c.1838   TN    Mahaly's sister Emeline? A cousin?

 

1870 Census for AR / Franklin County, Pg.86  Six Mill twp - Ozark  HH #107/116 

Hickman Harrel  {sic - Harvell}         WM  32  c.1838  TN    Farmer  $250 RE  $250 ppty

  Milley  (Pettigrew)                          WF  33  c.1837  TN    can't r/w (2nd wife)

      Rosina                                                         WF  13  c.1857  MS    At home;  can't r/w   

      Rufus                                            WM  10  c.1860  MS    At home;  can't r/w   

      Hickman                                       WM    7  c.1863  MS     At home;  can't r/w   

      James                                           WM    4  c.1866  AR 

      Nancy                                            WF     1  c.1869  AR

   Eliza {Pettigrew}                           WF  15   c.1855  TX     At home;  can't r/w   

   John {Pettigrew}                          WM 13   c.1857   TX 

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The Harvell cemetery is located off Cox Valley road on Friendship Lane in Logan County, Arkansas. The cemetery has several unmarked graves, many marked only with field stones and a lot of the engraved stones have been broken over the years. The last interment in the cemetery was in 1980. Surveyed June 16, 1998 by Mildred Collins Wasser.

Harvell, Hickman            6-3-1838          8-6-1872       

Harvell, Millie                11-1-1835         3-2-1919   (Hickman's 2nd wife}

Harvell, Rufus L.           1860                        3-7-1942

Harvell , Anna               1859                        1926                       

Harvell , Stella                1896                        1927          (daughter of Rufus L Harvell)  

Lee, Eliza J. (Pettigrew)  7-4-1855         2-25-1933   (daughter of Millie & 1st husband)              

Lee, Eva                         8-20-1881       8-25-1900   (daughter of Eliza & John)

Lee, J(ohn). M(onroe).     3-22-1849       2-11-1926    (husband of Eliza J. Pettigrew)

Lee, Mary E.                  1-27-1874          11-1875    (daughter of John & Eliza)        + other families, including a Barnard family that was buried there in 1879

ftp://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/ar/logan/cemetery/harvell.txt         

 

More About HICKMAN NEWTON HARVILL:

Burial: Harvell Cemetery, Cox Valley Road, Logan County, Arkansas

 

Notes for MAHALA E. JOHNSON:

9/25/1850 census for MS/Tishomingo, North Division, 4th District pg.19 HH #251

JOHNSON, L. D.          M  44   NC

  "  Winneford               F  44   GA

  "        Mahala               F  16   NC

  "        Emeline              F  14   NC

  "        John                   M  13   TN 

A Logan County, Arkansas, county history contains a biographical sketch of the Harvells saying, "George W. Harvell's grandfather Hickman Harvell and a son Rufus Leander came to Arkansas after the Civil War .... ". No mention is made of Hickman's first wife, Mahala Johnson, or that she even went to AR with Hickman and Rufus. Could she be the Mahala Harville born c1832 in MS, wife of a farmer, who was an inmate at the state asylum for the insane in Hinds Co MS on the 1870 census? Unlike the institutionalized Mahala, Hickman's first wife Mahala was born c1825 in NC per the 1850 and 1860 censuses, but perhaps state records still survive for this poor soul that will clarify the issue. There was a lot of fighting in and around Corinth (where Hickman and Mahala lived in 1860) during the Civil War, which may have put her over the edge. The greater likelihood, however, is that these are two different Mahalas, and that Hickman's wife died not long after son Hickman was born in 1863. Still, it should be checked. 

More About HICKMAN HARVILL and MAHALA JOHNSON:

Marriage: Aug 27, 1856, MS - Tishomingo 

Notes for MILLIE ANN LEMAN:

General notes:

- Her daughter Eliza's death certificate identifies Millie's surname as Leman, and Millie's first husband as John Pettigrew.

[RDH Note: Some question has been raised about whether or not this death certificate is correct and Millie's maiden name may be Aydelott.[

- Millie's father was from NC and her mother from TN according to the 1900 and 1910 censuses; the 1880 census has this backwards, showing TN for her father and NC for her mother.

- Her tombstone says she was born in 1835, but she was almost certainly born in 1836. On the 1850-1910 censuses, she was absolutely consistent in reporting her age as 23, 33, 43, 63 and 73. Given her birth month of November, and the census "as of" date of June for age determination for census purposes, she would have been born in 1836 but had not yet reached her birthday for that year at census time.

- Also, Marks Sands (marksands@home.com) says he has a photo of what appears to be Millie: "- The final Millie I have is an old photo, found in my aunts estate of a woman, with hand-printed lettering saying "Mrs Harvell" and then machine typed "Wisdom Photos--315 Elm St Dallas Texas". I'm guessing that this photo was made during a visit to John, as the railroads drove straight through to Dallas from Ft. Smith, Ark..."

- Her first husband was born in TX according to the data reported on the 1880 census by her son John. John's sister Eliza said he was from TN on 1880 and 1900 censuses, and from GA according to the 1910. They appear to have married 1852-54, but he is not with her on the 1860 census, and he is not listed in the Titus County mortality index for Jun 1859-May 1860. The only Pettigrews on the TX index for 1850 were in Fannin County - not too far from Titus County - the oldest of these Pettigrew sons was Wliiam born c1832. Have not followed up on these particular Pettigrews in 1860.

- She must have met her second husband, Hickman Harvell, through his father, James W. Harvell, who (like Millie) lived in Titus County in 1860, altho Millie lived in Snow Hill at that time, and James lived a few miles away in Mt. Pleasant. Did the families know each other prior to then? Hickman lived in MS in 1860, and moved to AR after the war. Did Hickman come thru Titus County to see his father after the war was over, and met/married Millie there? Or did she move to AR with relatives after the 1860 census, and met Hickman there, where their first child was born c1866? The war years in AR were brutal, so it doesn't seem likely Millie deliberately moved there in that time frame, but it is possible. 

Texas Records:

7/26/1860 census for TX/Titus Co., pg 234 - Precinct 11 Snow Hill (no longer exists) 

HH #288/304:  (future father-in-law James W. Harvell is also in Titus/Mt. Pleasant)

PETTIGREW, MILLIE     F  23  TN   No occupation; no land; $100 ppty; can't r/w

   "        Louisa J.               F    5  TX

   "        J(ohn). N(eel).     M    3  TX

Millie is living between the two following land-owning families - she has none of her own, and has no occupation, so she may be related to one of them.

HH #287/303:  (He is in TN/Hamilton Co in 1850 pg 861 HH #870 with same kids)

TURMAN, William            M 40   NC  Farmer  $800 RE + $700 property

   "   Rosa                            F  44  TN

   "        John B.                  M  21 TN   Day laborer

   "        Joel                        M  18  TN   Day laborer

   "        Lousinda               F  17  TN

   "        William M.             M  15  TN   Day laborer

   "       N(ancy). J.              F  12  TN

HH #289/305:  (TX/Titus on 1850 census page 101 - no daughter named Milly)

BUTLER, J(ohn). P.       M  41  NC   Farmer  $1,000 RE + $800 property

   "   Julia                           F  35  NC   (reported as Judith on the 1850 census)

   "         S(olomon). A.   M  17  TN

   "         E(mily). J.           F  15  TN

   "         M(argaret). E.  F  12  TX

   "         G.W.                   M  11  TX   (George Washington?)

   "         C.C.                    M    6  TX   (Christopher Columbus?)                           

Arkansas Records:

1870 federal census - living w/ Hickman Harvell, her kids from her marriage to him, and her kids from her prior marriage (see notes for Hickman) 

6/29/1880 Census for AR/Logan Co ED 98 Sh 49 page 287 Six Mile twp HH #435/446

Milly Harville             WF  43  c.1837  TN   widow; keeps house       f:TN  m:NC

     James W.             WM  13  c.1867  AR  son; works on farm          f:MS m:TN

     Nancy                    WF  11  c.1869  AR  dau; attended school       f:MS m:TN

{Millie's married daughter Eliza from her first marriage is on page 286 HH #423, and her son John from her first marriage is 4 households away living with a Brooks family in HH#439 - see notes for each}

There is another Pettigrew family in Logan County, but in Roseville township, headed by James Pettigrew b.c1834, whose whole family was born in KY) 

Per Mark Sands, Millie Harville is listed as a widow in Federal Land Records owning 69.77 acres in AR/Logan County, Chismville in 1882 (Sec 30,T-R7N-27W). 

1900 census for AR/Logan Co., ED 64 Sh 10 L47 Washburn Twp HH #187/194

Millie Harville    WF b.Nov 1836 age 63 widow 1 of 6 children alive  b.TN f:NC m:TN

Gertie Halie    WF b.Dec 1889 age 10 single  gr.daughter of Millie b.AR f:TN m:AR

Millie earns income from rent and can read/write (couldn't in 1860-70); rents home

Gertie is a day laborer - dau. of Millie's daughter Nancy who md. James Haley

Millie's daughter Eliza - her only surviving  child - lives next door w/ her Lee family

 

1910 census for AR/Logan Co., ED 62 Sh 4A Chismville HH #62

LEE, John M.         WM 59  md. 38 yrs   General Farmer              b.AL  f:TN  m:AL

  "   Eliza J.              WF 54  md. 38 yrs    wife; 8/10 kid alive          b.TX  f:GA m:TN

  "        Joseph E.  WM 20  single            son                                      b.AR  f:AL m:TX

  "       James W.   WM 18  single            son                                       b.AR  f:AL m:TX

  "       Ella J.           WF 16  single            daughter                             b.AR  f:AL m:TX

HARVELL, Millie  WF 73  widow  mother-in-law 1/6 kids alive   b.TN f:NC m:TN 

 

More About MILLIE ANN LEMAN:

Burial: Harvell Cemetery, Cox Valley Road, Logan County, Arkansas

 

More About HICKMAN HARVILL and MILLIE LEMAN:

Marriage: circa 1865, TX or AR       

Children of HICKMAN HARVILL and MAHALA JOHNSON are:

                   i.       ROSEANNA2 HARVILL, b. 1859, MS; d. 1926, AR - Logan Co.

                  ii.       RUFUS LEANDER HARVELL, b. Oct 4, 1860, MS - Tishomingo  (Corinth); d. Mar 7, 1942, AR - Logan Co.; m. TRUDY LEE IRVIN, Dec 28, 1879, AR - Logan Co.; b. Aug 7, 1851; d. Jun 28, 1926. 

Notes for RUFUS LEANDER HARVELL:

From a Logan County, Arkansas heritage book, page 200: 

GEORGE W. HARVELL

George W. Harvell's grandfather Hickman Harvell and a son Rufus Leander came to Arkansas after the Civil War. Rufus Leander Harvell married Trudy Ann Irvin. They had five children who lived to adulthood. Rufus Leander was born October 4, 1860, and died March 7 1942. His wife was born August 7, 1851, and passed away June 28,1926. They had three sons: Jasper Hickman Harvell, Everett Lee Harvell and George Washington Harvell.  

The name was originally spelled Harville. Through error of the children of Rufus Leander, it was spelled Harvell. Rufus Leander had two daughters, Cora who married Edmond Suggs and Stella who never married ....  

The Harvell cemetery located off Cox Valley road on Friendship Lane in Logan County, Arkansas. The cemetery has several unmarked graves, many marked only with field stones and a lot of the engraved stones have been broken over the years. The last interrment in the cemetery was in 1980. Surveyed June 16, 1998 by Mildred Collins Wasser.  

Harvell, Hickman               6-3-1838          8-6-1872    

Harvell, Millie            11-1-1835         3-2-1919   (Hickman's 2nd wife)

Harvell, Rufus L.            1860                     3-7-1942    

Harvell , Anna            1859                     1926           

Harvell , Stella             1896                      1927      

More About RUFUS HARVELL and TRUDY IRVIN:

Marriage: Dec 28, 1879, AR - Logan Co. 

                 iii.       HICKMAN HARVILL, b. circa 1863, MS.       

Children of HICKMAN HARVILL and MILLIE LEMAN are:

                 iv.       JAMES W.2 HARVILL, b. circa 1866, AR; d. Bet. 1890 and 1900; m. LENORA SUGGS, Dec 25, 1890, AR - Logan Co. - JWH 23, LS 16 - both of Chismville; b. 1874. 

Notes for JAMES W. HARVILL:

According to the 1900 census for his mother, Millie, only one of her six children was still living in 1900 - and that was her daughter Eliza from her first marriage. Therefore, James was dead by 1900 following his marriage in 1890. 

More About JAMES HARVILL and LENORA SUGGS:

Marriage: Dec 25, 1890, AR - Logan Co. - JWH 23, LS 16 - both of Chismville 

                  v.       NANCY HARVILL, b. circa 1869, AR; d. Bef. 1900; m. JAMES M. HALEY, Oct 23, 1884, AR - Logan Co. - JMH age 20 & NH age 15 - both of Chismville; b. 1864, TN; d. Bef. 1900. 

Notes for NANCY HARVILL:

According to the 1900 census for his mother, Millie, only one of her six children was still living in 1900 - and that was her daughter Eliza from her first marriage. Therefore, Nancy was dead by 1900, and seems to have had only one child still living from her marriage to James Haley - Gertie, who was living with Millie on the 1900 census. 

More About JAMES HALEY and NANCY HARVILL:

Marriage: Oct 23, 1884, AR - Logan Co. - JMH age 20 & NH age 15 - both of Chismville 

 

Generation No. 2 

1.  JAMES WALTER1 HARVILL  (ISHAMA HARVELL, MOSES [NC/WAKE]B, MOSES?C, JOHND HARWELL, SAMUELE, SAMUELF) was born circa 1815 in NC, and died in Living in TX/Red River on 1880 census.  He married (1) ROSEANNA HENSLEY, daughter of [BENJAMIN?] HENSLEY and LUCINDA HENSLEY..  She was born circa 1821 in AL, and died Bet. 1850 and 1854.  He married (2) MARY JANE DEASON Oct 20, 1854 in MS - Tishomingo Co..  She was born circa 1837 in TN. 

Notes for JAMES WALTER HARVILL:

1839 tax records for MS/Tishomingo:

James W. Harvel - no land ... 1 white poll age 21-50  ... no slaves

(He is not listed in previous year's tax records, or on 1837 state census 

1840 tax records MS/Tishomingo

Jas. W. Harvel  - no land .. one white male poll age 21-50 ... no slaves

 

1840 Census for MS/TISHOMINGO pg. 233              

J(ames). W. Harvell   2-. .-. 1 . . . .     .-. 1-. . . . . .             No slaves

 

1841 Tax Records

Jas. HarWell    no land or slaves ... one white male poll age 21-50 ...1 clock at $15

 

1843 Personal Property Tax Records   (land tax records no longer included ... no 1842 records)

James R. Harvel     one white poll age 21-50   (not sure who he is)

James Harvel          one white poll age 21-50 ... one clock @ $10

1844

James W. Harvel   one white poll 21-50

 

1845 Personal Property Tax Records

James HarWell        one white male poll age 21-50   (James W.)

J.R. HarWell           one white male poll age 21-50   (another James ... don't know who he is)

 

1845 Mississippi State Census - Tishomingo County

Page 8  Column 2:   James Harwell  (no data)       (probably James R.in the tax records)

Pg 19  Col 1:  James Harvill   3 males + 1 female  (same family structure as J.W. in 1840)

 

1848 Personal Property Tax Records

James W. Harvil    one white male poll age 21-50

 

1849 Personal Property Tax Records

James Harvel  one white male poll age 21-50

 

1850 Census for MS/TISHOMINGO pg 5  H/H #53/53  9/10/1850

James W. Harval        M  35 c.1815  NC   Farmer;  $800 RE

   Rosina (Hensely)        F   29 c.1821  AL

        Newton        M  11 c.1839  TN    Attended school; Hickman (per marr. bond)

        Isaam        M  10 c.1840  MS   Not on 1860 census w/ JWH & Mary

        Elizabeth        F     3 c.1847  MS

        Arta        F     1 c.1849  MS    (Artamincy on 1860?)

   Lucinda Hensley F  69 c.1781   VA   Widow

 

1860 TX/Titus Co pge 178 - Sulpher District, Mt. Pleasant HH #533/533

James W. Harviel         M 46 c.1814 NC Farmer $1,600 RE $950 Ppty

Mary (Deason)            F 23 c.1837 TN   md. JWH 1854 in MS

Elizabeth                        F 13 c.1847 MS

Artymincy         F 12 c.1848 MS

James Jackson         M   2 c.1858 MS

 

1870 TX/Red River Co pg 96 - I think this is wife #3, Rebecca W somebody

J.W. Harviel             WM  54  c.1816   NC Farmer no RE $600 ppty

  Becky           F   26  c.1844   TN KH can't r/w; m.ET Sharp 1878?

     James                        M  12  c.1858   MS Can't r/w {middle name Jackson on 1860]

     Joseph         M  10  c.1860   TX Can't r/w

     Thomas         M    7  c.1863   TX

     William                      M    4  c.1866   TX

     John         M    3  c.1867   TX

     Charles         M    1  c.1869   TX

 

1880 TX/Red River pg 216 - wife #4, probably Caroline Gentry md Apr 3 1874

J(ames).W. Harvill    WM 65 c.1815 NC Farmer f:NC m:NC

   P.C.              WF  29 c.1851 AR? Wife f:GA m:GA

     J(ames).J.        WM 21 c.1859 MS Son f:NC m:MS

     W(illiam).H.         WM 13 c.1867 TX Son f:NC m:SC

     J(ohn).R.         WM 11 c.1869 TX Son f:NC m:SC

     R(ebecca?).R.         WF    6 c.1874 TX Dau. f:NC m:SC

 More About JAMES HARVILL and MARY DEASON:

Marriage: Oct 20, 1854, MS - Tishomingo Co.       

Children of JAMES HARVILL and ROSEANNA HENSLEY are:

                   i.       HICKMAN NEWTON2 HARVILL, b. Jun 3, 1838, TN; d. Aug 6, 1872, AR - Logan; m. (1) MAHALA E. JOHNSON, Aug 27, 1856, MS - Tishomingo; b. 1835, NC; d. MS 1863-65?; m. (2) MILLIE ANN LEMAN, circa 1865, TX or AR; b. Nov 1, 1836, TN; d. Mar 2, 1919, AR - Logan County.

Notes for HICKMAN NEWTON HARVILL:

It is said by other researchers that Hickman was the son of Isham b.1789 in NC/Wilkes Co., but that is extremely doubtful, because Hickman is not in Isham's household on the 1840 census (TN/Giles pg 92), or in 1850 (MS/Tishomingo pg.19, when Hickman would have been 2 and 12 years old, respectively). However, James W. Harvell has a son Hickman's age on both the 1840 and 1850 censuses, although that son is identified as "Newton" on the 1850 household. Whereas Hickman's marriage bond to Mahaly Johnson shows his middle initial to be "N", instead of "V" as reported in published transcripts, then in all probability that middle initial "N" = Newton. Examination of the upper portion of the bond is inconclusive - the middle initial appears to be an "N", but a case could be made for "V". However, the lower portion of the bond is unmistakable - Hickman's middle initial is definitely "N". He and "Jas. W. Harville" both made their mark on the bond in the presence of E.W. Carmack on Aug 26, 1856. Since James W. Harvell was the head of the household in which 11-year-old Newton lived on the 1850 census, I think it is safe to say that Newton = Hickman N. Harvell, son of James W.}

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From a Logan County, Arkansas heritage book, page 200: 

GEORGE W. HARVELL

"George W. Harvell's grandfather Hickman Harvell and a son Rufus Leander came to Arkansas after the Civil War .... The name was originally spelled Harville. Through error of the children of Rufus Leander, it was spelled Harvell..."

MHF Note: This does not say that Hickman went to Arkansas from Mississippi, so it is possible he went from MS to TX, where his father then lived, and met and married second wife Millie Pettigrew who is with him on the 1870 census for AR.

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8/21/1860 census for MS/Tishomingo CO., page 271  Corinth H/H #1812 

Hickman (Newton) Harvell       M  22 c.1838   TN    Farmer $1200 RE  $400 Ppty

   Mahaly (E. Johnson)       F   25 c.1835   NC    (md. HNH 8/27/1856)

        Roseanah                       F     2 c.1858   MS

    Anjeline Johnson                         F   22 c.1838   TN    Mahaly's sister Emeline? A cousin?

 

1870 Census for AR / Franklin County, Pg.86  Six Mill twp - Ozark  HH #107/116 

Hickman Harrel  {sic - Harvell}       WM  32  c.1838  TN    Farmer  $250 RE  $250 ppty

  Milley  (Pettigrew)                          WF  33  c.1837  TN    can't r/w (2nd wife)

      Rosina                                             WF  13  c.1857  MS    At home;  can't r/w   

      Rufus                                            WM  10  c.1860  MS    At home;  can't r/w   

      Hickman                                       WM    7  c.1863  MS     At home;  can't r/w   

      James                                           WM    4  c.1866  AR

      Nancy                                            WF     1  c.1869  AR

   Eliza {Pettigrew}                           WF  15   c.1855  TX     At home;  can't r/w   

   John {Pettigrew}                          WM 13   c.1857   TX

 

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The Harvell cemetery is located off Cox Valley road on Friendship Lane in Logan County, Arkansas. The cemetery has several unmarked graves, many marked only with field stones and a lot of the engraved stones have been broken over the years. The last interrment in the cemetery was in 1980. Surveyed June 16, 1998 by Mildred Collins Wasser.

Harvell, Hickman               6-3-1838          8-6-1872    

Harvell, Millie            11-1-1835         3-2-1919   (Hickman's 2nd wife}

Harvell, Rufus L.            1860                     3-7-1942    

Harvell , Anna            1859                     1926           

Harvell , Stella             1896                     1927          (daughter of Rufus L Harvell)    

Lee, Eliza J. (Pettigrew)  7-4-1855         2-25-1933   (daughter of Millie & 1st husband)  

Lee, Eva                8-20-1881       8-25-1900   (daughter of Eliza & John)

Lee, J(ohn). M(onroe).     3-22-1849       2-11-1926    (husband of Eliza J. Pettigrew)

Lee, Mary E.           1-27-1874          11-1875    (daughter of John & Eliza)       + other families, including a Barnard family that was buried there in 1879

ftp://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/ar/logan/cemetery/harvell.txt    

 

 

 

 

More About HICKMAN NEWTON HARVILL:

Burial: Harvell Cemetery, Cox Valley Road, Logan County, Arkansas

 

Notes for MAHALA E. JOHNSON:

9/25/1850 census for MS/Tishomingo, North Division, 4th District pg.19 HH #251

JOHNSON, L. D.          M  44   NC

  "  Winneford               F  44   GA

  "        Mahala               F  16   NC

  "        Emeline              F  14   NC

  "        John                   M  13   TN 

A Logan County, Arkansas, county history contains a biographical sketch of the Harvells saying, "George W. Harvell's grandfather Hickman Harvell and a son Rufus Leander came to Arkansas after the Civil War .... ". No mention is made of Hickman's first wife, Mahala Johnson, or that she even went to AR with Hickman and Rufus. Could she be the Mahala Harville born c1832 in MS, wife of a farmer, who was an inmate at the state asylum for the insane in Hinds Co MS on the 1870 census? Unlike the institutionalized Mahala, Hickman's first wife Mahala was born c1825 in NC per the 1850 and 1860 censuses, but perhaps state records still survive for this poor soul that will clarify the issue. There was a lot of fighting in and around Corinth (where Hickman and Mahala lived in 1860) during the Civil War, which may have put her over the edge. The greater likelihood, however, is that these are two different Mahalas, and that Hickman's wife died not long after son Hickman was born in 1863. Still, it should be checked. 

More About HICKMAN HARVILL and MAHALA JOHNSON:

Marriage: Aug 27, 1856, MS - Tishomingo 

Notes for MILLIE ANN LEMAN:

General notes:

- Her daughter Eliza's death certificate identifies Millie's surname as Leman, and Millie's first husband as John Pettigrew.

[RDH Note: Some question has been raised about whether or not this death certificate is correct and Millie's maiden name may be Aydelott.[

- Millie's father was from NC and her mother from TN according to the 1900 and 1910 censuses; the 1880 census has this backwards, showing TN for her father and NC for her mother.

- Her tombstone says she was born in 1835, but she was almost certainly born in 1836. On the 1850-1910 censuses, she was absolutely consistent in reporting her age as 23, 33, 43, 63 and 73. Given her birth month of November, and the census "as of" date of June for age determination for census purposes, she would have been born in 1836 but had not yet reached her birthday for that year at census time.

- Also, Marks Sands (marksands@home.com) says he has a photo of what appears to be Millie: "- The final Millie I have is an old photo, found in my aunts estate of a woman, with hand-printed lettering saying "Mrs Harvell" and then machine typed "Wisdom Photos--315 Elm St Dallas Texas". I'm guessing that this photo was made during a visit to John, as the railroads drove straight through to Dallas from Ft. Smith, Ark..."

- Her first husband was born in TX according to the data reported on the 1880 census by her son John. John's sister Eliza said he was from TN on 1880 and 1900 censuses, and from GA according to the 1910. They appear to have married 1852-54, but he is not with her on the 1860 census, and he is not listed in the Titus County mortality index for Jun 1859-May 1860. The only Pettigrews on the TX index for 1850 were in Fannin County - not too far from Titus County - the oldest of these Pettigrew sons was Wliiam born c1832. Have not followed up on these particular Pettigrews in 1860.

- She must have met her second husband, Hickman Harvell, through his father, James W. Harvell, who (like Millie) lived in Titus County in 1860, altho Millie lived in Snow Hill at that time, and James lived a few miles away in Mt. Pleasant. Did the families know each other prior to then? Hickman lived in MS in 1860, and moved to AR after the war. Did Hickman come thru Titus County to see his father after the war was over, and met/married Millie there? Or did she move to AR with relatives after the 1860 census, and met Hickman there, where their first child was born c1866? The war years in AR were brutal, so it doesn't seem likely Millie deliberately moved there in that time frame, but it is possible. 

Texas Records:

7/26/1860 census for TX/Titus Co., pg 234 - Precinct 11 Snow Hill (no longer exists)

 

HH #288/304:  (future father-in-law James W. Harvell is also in Titus/Mt. Pleasant)

PETTIGREW, MILLIE     F  23  TN   No occupation; no land; $100 ppty; can't r/w

   "        Louisa J.               F    5  TX

   "        J(ohn). N(eel).     M    3  TX

Millie is living between the two following land-owning families - she has none of her own, and has no occupation, so she may be related to one of them.

HH #287/303:  (He is in TN/Hamilton Co in 1850 pg 861 HH #870 with same kids)

TURMAN, William            M 40   NC  Farmer  $800 RE + $700 property

   "   Rosa                            F  44  TN

   "        John B.                  M  21 TN   Day laborer

   "        Joel                        M  18  TN   Day laborer

   "        Lousinda               F  17  TN

   "        William M.             M  15  TN   Day laborer

   "       N(ancy). J.              F  12  TN

HH #289/305:  (TX/Titus on 1850 census page 101 - no daughter named Milly)

BUTLER, J(ohn). P.       M  41  NC   Farmer  $1,000 RE + $800 property

   "   Julia                           F  35  NC   (reported as Judith on the 1850 census)

   "         S(olomon). A.   M  17  TN

   "         E(mily). J.           F  15  TN

   "         M(argaret). E.  F  12  TX

   "         G.W.                   M  11  TX   (George Washington?)

   "         C.C.                    M    6  TX   (Christopher Columbus?)   

Arkansas Records:

1870 federal census - living w/ Hickman Harvell, her kids from her marriage to him, and her kids from her prior marriage (see notes for Hickman) 

6/29/1880 Census for AR/Logan Co ED 98 Sh 49 page 287 Six Mile twp HH #435/446

Milly Harville             WF  43  c.1837  TN   widow; keeps house       f:TN  m:NC

     James W.             WM  13  c.1867  AR  son; works on farm          f:MS m:TN

     Nancy                    WF  11  c.1869  AR  dau; attended school       f:MS m:TN

{Millie's married daughter Eliza from her first marriage is on page 286 HH #423, and her son John from her first marriage is 4 households away living with a Brooks family in HH#439 - see notes for each}

There is another Pettigrew family in Logan County, but in Roseville township, headed by James Pettigrew b.c1834, whose whole family was born in KY) 

Per Mark Sands, Millie Harville is listed as a widow in Federal Land Records owning 69.77 acres in AR/Logan County, Chismville in 1882 (Sec 30,T-R7N-27W). 

1900 census for AR/Logan Co., ED 64 Sh 10 L47 Washburn Twp HH #187/194

Millie Harville    WF b.Nov 1836 age 63 widow 1 of 6 children alive  b.TN f:NC m:TN

  Gertie Halie    WF b.Dec 1889 age 10 single  gr.daughter of Millie b.AR f:TN m:AR

Millie earns income from rent and can read/write (couldn't in 1860-70); rents home

Gertie is a day laborer - dau. of Millie's daughter Nancy who md. James Haley

Millie's daughter Eliza - her only surviving  child - lives next door w/ her Lee family 

1910 census for AR/Logan Co., ED 62 Sh 4A Chismville HH #62

LEE, John M.         WM 59  md. 38 yrs   General Farmer              b.AL  f:TN  m:AL

  "   Eliza J.              WF 54  md. 38 yrs    wife; 8/10 kid alive          b.TX  f:GA m:TN

  "        Joseph E.  WM 20  single            son                                      b.AR  f:AL m:TX

  "       James W.   WM 18  single            son                                       b.AR  f:AL m:TX

  "       Ella J.           WF 16  single            daughter                             b.AR  f:AL m:TX

HARVELL, Millie  WF 73  widow  mother-in-law 1/6 kids alive   b.TN f:NC m:TN 

More About MILLIE ANN LEMAN:

Burial: Harvell Cemetery, Cox Valley Road, Logan County, Arkansas 

More About HICKMAN HARVILL and MILLIE LEMAN:

Marriage: circa 1865, TX or AR 

                  ii.       ISHAM HARVILL, b. circa 1840, MS; d. Bet. 1877 and 1880; m. NANCY M. HARVELL; b. circa 1844, AL; d. Aft. 1900, TN? Living with married daughter Belle on 1900 census TN/Hardin. 

Notes for ISHAM HARVILL:

From: Ann Parker

Sent: Aug 16, 2007 11:26 AM

To: Roger Harvell

Subject: RE: Found in 1900 TN census

 

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Descendants of Issam Harwell

Generation No. 1

1. ISSAM5 HARWELL (JAMES WALTER4, ISHAM3, ISHAM2, MOSES1) was born 1840 in Tennessee, and died Bef. 18801. He married NANCY QUALLS2 20 Jun 1866. She was born Jun 1844 in Tennessee, and died Aft. 1900 in Tennessee. 

Children of ISSAM HARWELL and NANCY QUALLS are:

i. LOUISA6 HARWELL, b. Aft. 1868.

ii. JOHN WARREN HARWELL, b. 1873; m. MARGARET CASSIE HOWARD, 15 Apr 1894, Hardin County, Tennessee; b. Bef. 1878.

iii. BELLE HARWELL3, b. May 1874, Tennessee; m. THOMAS 'TOM' GREEN, 1897, Tennessee; b. Apr 1867, Alabama.

                                iv. BECKY HARWELL, b. 1877.

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Ann, although this Isham married Nancy Qualls, it is a little more complicated than that...

Nancy was actually a Harvell. The daughter of Robert V Harvell and Louisa (nee unknown). Nancy was married first to David Qualls in Arkansas. Here is David in his father's 1850 Randolph County, Arkansas, household:

467 467 Moses Qualls 43 SC

Elisabeth 44 KY

William 21 AL

Nancy 19 AL

Elisha 12 AL

David 10 AL *Nancy Harvill's 1st husband.

John 8 AL

In 1860 Randolph County, next door to Moses Qualls living with her sister, Margaret, who married David Glidewell, is Nancy M Harville. Note also that Isham is in this household (perhaps he had his eye on Nancy before she married David).

1860 Davidson, Randolph County, Arkansas

304 304 David Glidewell 27 TN

Margarett 20 AL *nee Harvill s/o Nancy M.

Martha 1 AR

Isham Harville 18 AL

Nancy M 16 AL Seamstress

305 305 Moses Qualls 53 SC

Elizabeth 54 KY

Not sure where David Qualls was at this point, but his daddy was next door to Nancy M.

By 1870, Isham and Nancy were married and in Tennessee:

1870 Dist 5, Hardin County, Tennessee

63 63 Harvel Isham 21 MS

Nancy M 26 AL

Margarete 10 AR *Qualls daughter

Robert D 6 AR *Qualls son

Margaret L 8m AR Margaret Louisa Harvill

In 1880, Isham has apparently died and Nancy is still in Hardin County:

1880 Dist 6, Hardin County, Tennessee

32 34 Harvell Nancy

Louisa 10

John 7

Belle 5

Becca 3

Dave 14 *Qualls son Robert David

As you no doubt know, Robert V and Isham's daddy, James Walter were brothers. So, Isham and wife Nancy M were 1st cousins. 

Notes for NANCY M. HARVELL:

E-Mail to Terry Harvell 11/08/99: 

Terry - Good work! I find it VERY interesting. Unless there was another Dave Qualls born in TN in 1864 whose mother was born in AL, then I think it is almost a sure thing this is the same guy. Also, this Robert is certainly Robert V. born 1850 who appears as a two-month-old on the Dec 1850 census in AL/Lauderdale in the household of Robert & Louisa. A person born in Dec 1850 would be reported as being 29 years old as of Jun 1880.

Assuming these things to be true, it tells us several things:  

... David Qualls was Robert's nephew, meaning he was the son of Robert's brother or sister. And this is where it gets interesting: On the 1850 census, the elder Robert (b.1815-19 in MS, SC or NC) has a son Isham born c1841, and a daughter Nancy born c1843 in AL. Since we know Dave Qualls is the stepson of of Isham & Nancy, and that Nancy was a widow of a Mr. Qualls, then it is my guess that Dave's mom Nancy was the daughter of the senior Robert V. Harvell (or Harwell, as it was spelled on the 1870 census in Hardin Co.).  

... In addition to having a son named Isham, the senior Robert V Harvell also had a son named James W. ... perhaps named after the James W who moved to TX?? Both Robert and the elder James W were born about the same time, and both had sons named Isham born about the same time - and neither of those sons named Isham appear on the 1860 census with their father! {Note: Since both Ishams are about the same age, and neither is found in 1860, it is possible, but a long shot, that the Isham age 10 in James W's 1850 MS/Tishomingo household was a visiting relative and the same person as the Isham age 9 in Robert's 1850 AL/Lauderdale household}  

It appears that James W's son Isham married Robert V.'s daughter Nancy M. after the death of her Qualls husband (who was from or born in Ark). The fact that Dave says in 1880 that his father was Ark. brings back to that Genforum stuff I sent you about a Moses {there's that name again!} Qualls from SC who had a bunch of kids in AR/Randloph Co., including son Dave Qualls who supposedly married a Nancy Harvell:  

"Posted by: DENNIS QUARLES bigd@txcr.net Date: August 05, 1999

Looking for desc. of Moses Qualls bn. SC March 03 1807 married Elizabeth ? Jackson co Ala. was there in 1830 40 50 moved to Randolph co. Ark. had following children in Ala Larah Hamey 1827 William 1829 Nancy 1831 Sarah 1835 Elisha 1838 David 1840 John 1842. Have desc. From larah & Sarah. David married Nancy Harvell in about 1860 have some papers saying he was in Tennesse in 1880 does this ring any bells?" . . . . .

"Anybody have anything on Moses Quarles or Qualls race white born around 1808 in s.c. first name may have been James. He may have lived in alabama before comming to randolph co. ark.have him 1850 census ark with Elizabeth 44yrs. old William 21 Nancy 19 Elisha 12 David 10 John 08 i think he married twice his second wife Emily Mclaine in 1871 when he was 65 had son Samuel in 1872 " 

This is starting to fit together. We know Nancy's son Dave was actually Robert D., as shown on the 1870 census for TN/Hardin pg. 395. Nancy and her Qualls husband appear to have named their first-born son Robert David after Nancy's father Robert and her husband David. However, keep in mind the 1880 census also shows widow Nancy in Hardin Co (Enumeration District 46, sheet 4 line 19) with her kids, including 14-year-old son Dave. That's not a mutually exclusive set of circumstances: this bunch played fast and loose with ages on the various censuses, and it is not at all unusual to find someone that age enumerated twice when visiting relatives in Wayne Co at the same time that Robert Jr.'s family was being enumerated. Did Dave live into the 20th century? Have you looked for a death certificate for him? That might identify his father. Altho death certificates are VERY official documents, they are not always accurate, but it would be a good place to start.  

                 iii.       ELIZABETH HARVILL, b. circa 1847, MS.

                 iv.       ARTAMINCE HARVILL, b. circa 1849, MS.       

Child of JAMES HARVILL and MARY DEASON is:

                  v.       JAMES JACKSON2 HARVILL, b. circa 1858, MS. 

 

Generation No. 3 

1.  ISHAM1 HARVELL  (MOSES [NC/WAKE]A, MOSES?B, JOHNC HARWELL, SAMUELD, SAMUELE) was born Mar 11, 1789 in NC -  Wilkes, and died 1868 in MS - Buried in TN / Hardin Co. (Savannah - Graham Cemetery).  He married (1) PEGGY DAVIDSON Jun 2, 1812 in NC - Johnston Co.  (Bdm: Isham & Moses Harville).  She was born Bet. 1775 and 1794 in NC according to 1880 census of sons, and died Bef. 1825 in (see notes).  He married (2) JANE DRAUGHAN Aft. 1820 in NC? Relationship of these children to Isham is FAR from certain!!.  She was born Bet. 1790 and 1794 in NC/Cumberland Co.??, and died Bet. 1845 and 1847 in MS - Tishomingo (unmarked grave in Leedy).  He married (3) MELVINA JANE WHITE Mar 20, 1848 in MS - Tishomingo County      6 children.  She was born circa 1829 in TN - her age reported as 21 in 1850 and 26 in 1860. 

Notes for ISHAM HARVELL:

THIS ISHAM WAS THOUGHT TO BE THE SON OF ISHAM AND MATILDA CAST HARVELL, BUT RECENT RESEARCH HAS BROUGHT THAT INTO QUESTION.  WE NOW BELIEVE THAT HE WAS THE SON OF MOSES AND MILBERRY WILDER HARVELL.  THIS IS BASED LARGELY ON WERE ISHAM WAS WHEN HE AND PEGGY DAVIDSON WERE MARRIED IN 1812 - AS WELL AS THE FACT THAT ISHAM NAMED A DAUGHTER BORN TO HIS SECOND WIFE MILBERRY JANE.  THIS IS STILL NOT A CERTAIN PROOF, BUT IT IS STRONG CIRCUMSTANTIAL EVIDENCE. 

From: Terry & Peggy Harvell <harvell@avsia.com

To: Michael Flanagan <michael.prs@pdq.net

Sent: Wednesday, October 13, 1999 8:06 AM

Subject: family  

 Mike,

 Here is some info. Notice that there should be a question mark at the  start of this info, as well as at the end. This was given to me by a 3rd.  cousin 3 times removed. Have no documented evidence.  Isham died 1868. The inscription states 1865. The story is, the tomb stone  engraver made the mistake. He refused to change the date unless the family  paid for a new stone as he could not change the five to an eight. Sounds  good to me. I guess this is just one of those family stories we have to take  at face value.. . . . .

Also Betty Read [the lady that died and lived in Memphis], She also knew for a fact  that Jane D. was the wife of Isham poss. # 3. ? They were married in NC. She thinks that Isham/ Jane D. came from Giles TN. Jane died 1847 and indeed was buried in a cemetery at Leedy MS. [no longer a town]. She related that Isham operated a saw mill in Giles Co. TN. His home was near the Maury Co. line and he possibly knew Jane White [wife #2 or #3] when she was a young girl. 

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1820 Census NC/Cumberland Co pg 147 - Capt. McLeod's District

Harwell(sic),Isham  3-0-0-0-1-0    1-0-0-1-0     No Slaves 

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NC/Surry County P&Q Court Minutes, Vol. 7, Wed., Nov 15, 1821

"The State vs. ISOM HARVELL - It is ordered by the Court that the defendant be discharged from the jail of this county."  

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1840 Census for TN/Giles Co., page 92:

Isham  Harwell        0-0  1-0  0 0 0 1 0   0-1 0-0 0 0 1 0 0      No slaves

 Next to Robert Owens

 Isaiah {Josiah?} Harwell    2-1  0-0  0 0 1 0 0    1-0 0-1 0 1 0 0 0  No slaves 

Nov 3, 1847 TN/Giles County

Land Survey No. 804.  State of Tennessee, Giles county: By virtue of Entry No-- made in the entry takers office of Giles county for 71 acres of land in the name of John Lewis, on the -- day of 1849, I have surveyed for John Lewis 71 acres of land, his occupant, situate in Giles county in civil district No. 18, in range no. 2 or 3, & in section No. 3, on the waters of Shoats Creek, Beginning at a wild cherry tree & dogwood the northeast corner of a 257 acre tract in the name of Thomas C. Paine; running north 50 poles to two little hickories; thence west 38 poles to three hickories; thence north 20 poles to a whiteoak; thence west 11 poles to a stake, sourwood and oak pointers; thence S. 38 1/2 W. with a conventional line, between John Lewis & Wm. Lewis, 158 poles to a beech & poplar pointer, in the east boundary line of a survey in the name of ISAM HARWELL on which John Fondlin now lives; thence east with William C. Stanfords north boundary 148 poles to a whiteoak & redoak saplins in the west boundary of said 257 acre tract; thence north with said line 53 poles to the beginning, this the 3rd. day of November, 1847.

Jo. S. Edmondson, D.S.G.C.

Thos C. Paine, Wm. C. Stanford. S.C.C.  

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1850 MS/Tishomingo Co., page 19,  9/23/1850  H/H 246 next to father Isham:

Isaam Harval        M  25 c.1825  NC          Farmer  $150 RE

  Nancy (Skillman)        F   21 c.1829  AL  m.IH 3/11/1847

      Jane                      F     1 c.1849  MS

      Caroline        F    1 mo.1850 MS

 

H/H 247; Said to be widower of Jane Draughon; s/o Isham & Matilda (Cast) of NC/Wilkes

Isaam Harvel Sr.        M  61 c.1789  NC           

   Jane (White)        F   21 c.1829  TN          m. IH 3/20/1848 MS/Tishomingo

      John                     M    1 c.1849   MS 

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1860 MS/Tishomingo, pg. 271  8/21/1860  H/H #1817  Corinth

Isam Harwell        M  77  c.1783  NC          Farmer  (actually born 1789)

  Jane (White)        F   26?c1834  TN  2nd wife; Was age 21 on 1850 census

      Calvin                                   M     9 c.1851  MS

      John                     M     8 c.1852  MS        (actually their first son b.1849)

      Elias                      M     7 c.1853  MS

      Andrew J.        M     3 c.1857  MS

      Warren M.        M     2 c.1858  MS

      Elizabeth        F      1 c.1859  MS  

Notes for PEGGY DAVIDSON:

Shown to be age 26-45 on the 1820 census, presuming she is the wife of Isham at that time, and the mother of the three sons and

Not sure she is the mother of all three of these sons, but Isham could not have been married to Jane Draughon prior to 1820 - she was still married to Peter Edwards at that time. 

More About ISHAM HARVELL and PEGGY DAVIDSON:

Marriage: Jun 2, 1812, NC - Johnston Co.  (Bdm: Isham & Moses Harville) 

Notes for JANE DRAUGHAN:

E-Mail to Terry Harvell and Roger Harvell 11/17/99:

 

Since Isham b.1789 is said to have been married to Jane Draughon, I looked

very briefly at Draughons in NC/Cumberland, where Isham is found on the 1820

census. No Draughons/Drawns, etc. are in or near NC/Wilkes or Surry when

Isham lived there, so I can only assume he met her elsewhere. The only

things we know about her are that she was born in the 1790s according to the

data for the 1840 census in TN/Giles, that Isham's sons James W and Robert

claimed both their parents were born in NC, and that she died in MS 1845-47.

I'm not so sure Jane was the mother of James and Robert for the reasons

shown below, but I'm pretty sure she was born in NC.

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NC / Cumberland Co Will Abstracts

Will Book A:226

DRAUGHON, George -  Written Jan 13, 1816 - Proved at Court Mar 1816

- Nephew Miller C. Draughon, land on west side of Cape Fear River in

Cumberland Co, and 640 acres on the west side of the Black Mingo. {Note:

James Harwell/Harvell lived on the Black Mingo}

- Grand-nephew Robert George Edwards

- Grand-niece Rachel Margaret Draughon

- Neice Mary Ann Draughon

- Brother Robert and his heirs, except his son Miller

- Nephews James H Draughon, Magnes Draughon

Witnesses:  Hugh Smith and Jonathan Smith

 

1800 census for NC/Cumberland Co, pg 373:

George Draughon     Males: 0 0 0 0 1     Females: 0 0 0 0 2   + 9 slaves 

~~~~

1785

Robert and George Druaghon both excused from jury duty because they were not freeholders. The only significance of this is that it puts Jane Draughon's

father in NC/Cumberland several years before her birth (assuming she was born 1790-94, for reason to be shown). 

Will Book A:227-228

DRAUGHON, Robert - Written Jan 22, 1816  Proved at Court Mar 1816

- Son Robert H. Draughon, 200 acres on west side of Cape Fear River and lot

in Aversburgh bought og Thomas and James Atkins

- James H Draughon, Magnes Draughon, Miller C. Drughan, 50 acres on west

side of Cape Fear River (1/2 100 acres bought of Aaron Moore? Nearest land

left him by my brother George, and 150 acres on waters of Mingo joining land

given by George.

- Son-in-law Peter Edwards . Dau. Jane Edwards, wife of Peter Edwards. Peter & Jane's son.

- Daughter Mary Ann Draughon

- Brother George

- Son James's daughter mentioned but not named.

- Mention of land on east side of Cape Fear River, horses and lots in Aversburgh to be sold, and "estate of Gerald Banks"

- Graveyard to be walled in

Executors: sons James H., Mangus, & Robert H Draughon, son-in-law Peter

Edwards and friend John McAlister . Witnesses High Smith and N.B. Fulsom

1800 Census for NC/Cumberland pg.373

Robert Draughon   Males: 4 3 0 0 1    Females:  1 0 1 1 0   + 12 slaves

Jane could be the 2nd-oldest female, age 16-26, born 1774-84 ... But she may

also be the female under age 10 (born in the 1790s), which would also fit

the 1810, 1820 and 1840 censuses ... Robert's 1816 will names only 3 sons -

7 are shown here, but it certainly is not out of the question that 4 of them

may have died over the next 16 years. 

Jane Draughon married Peter Edwards Dec 18, 1809 in NC/Cumberland Co. 

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1810 Census for NC/Duplin Co pg.699:

Age groups: 0-10 ... 10-16 ... 16-26 ... 26-45 ... 45+

(This is the ONLY Peter Edwards on the 1810 census for NC - Duplin is very

near Cumberland)

Peter Edwards    Males: 2 3 0 1 0    Females: 2 1 0 1 0      + no slaves

Assuming this to be the recent husband of Jane Draughon, she is clearly his

2nd wife - at least 7 of the 8 children here would be from a previous

marriage of his. Jane is age 16-26 (born 1784-94), which is consistent with

the 1800 census which shows her to be born either 1774-84, or in the 1790s.

If 1790s, then in the 1790-94 time frame, which works for someone married in 1809. 

Also in NC/Duplin on the 1810 ce nsus:

Newman Edwards   Males: 0 0 0 0 1    Females: 0 0 1 0 1   no slaves

Matthew Edwards                 1 2 1 0 1                      1 0 2 1 1   5   slaves

Thomas Kennedy                   1 1 4 0 1                      4 0 0 1 0   no slaves

Joseph Kennedy                     0 0 1 0 0                     0 0 1 0 0   no slaves

Daniel Kennedy                       3 1 0 1 0                     2 0 0 1 0   no slaves

{noted just in case they have anything to do with the Cannady/Kennedy family

in AL/Lauderdale) 

~~~~~~~~

1820 Census for NC/Duplin Co.:

Age groups: Same as 1810, except the 4th column for males (only) is 18-26

(Again, this is the ONLY Peter Edwards listed on the 1820 census for NC)

Peter Edwards   Males: 0 0 0 4 0 1     Females 4 2 2 1 0    + no slaves

 

Clearly the same people in the same county as the 1810 census - but I can't

tell from Robert Draughon's 1816 will whether Peter & Jane Edwards were

living in NC when he died, or whether they remained in NC after Robert died, so

this may not be Peter who married Jane Draughon. But if it is, she is in the

26-45 age group (born 1775-94). If Jane was born in 1790-94, that would fit

all three of these censuses, as well as the 1840 census for TN/Giles where

Isham's wife was shown to be born in the 1790s (assuming the census taker

got it right and that they gave him correct info).

 ~~~~~~~~

Observations:  I can't read too much into this, because there's no certainty that this is the right Peter Edwards, or that this is even the same Jane Draughon who eventually married Isham Harwell/Harv*l. To the best of my knowledge, we don't even know if Draughon was Jane's maiden name or a married name that she had at the time she married Isham. 

But on the off chance that this is the same Jane Draughon, then clearly Isham was not her first husband, and she was not his first wife - they would have been married sometime after 1820. Since isham was already married with four kids on the 1820 census for NC/Cumberland, his prior wife would, under this scenario, most likely be Peggy Davison of Johnston Co. (which is next to NC/Cumberland) to whom Isham was married in 1812. If Jane was still married to Peter Edwards in 1820, then none of Isham's sons born prior to 1820 are by Jane Draughon. Peggy is a nickname for Margaret, and Robert (who appears to be one of Isham's three sons born prior to 1820) named his oldest known daughter Margaret (married Daniel Glidewell). This proves nothing, but may be worth noting for future reference. 

I looked again at the 1840 census for any Edwards people in the immediate vicinity of Isham, but found nothing conclusive - no surprise, because it appears that Jane and Peter Edwards had no males from their marriage - at least none who survived to 1820. Peter had several from his previous marriage, and she and Peter seem to have had one mentioned in Robert Draughon's 1816 will, but the 1820 census shows no young males (again assuming this is the "right" Peter Edwards in NC/Duplin). 

Terry, other than the oral tradition that Isham's wife was Jane Draughon, do we know anything more about her, or have anything that actually says she was Jane Draughon? Where does that idea come from?? Also, do you have the 1880 census data for Isham b.1825 - if so, what does it say about where his parents were born?  - Rgds, M

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E-Mail from Terry Harvell  12/07/99:

Ms. Burcham remembers seeing the Bibles. Also said that Ms. Gill {MO} had had access to these in the past when Amanda Harvill was living.  Also  Betty Read. [The lady that died and lived in Memphis], She also knew for a fact that Jane D. was the wife of Isham  poss. # 3. ?  They were married in NC. She thinks that  Isham/ Jane D. came from Giles TN. Jane died 1847 and indeed was buried in a cemetery at Leedy MS. [ no longer a town].

 

More About ISHAM HARVELL and JANE DRAUGHAN:

Marriage: Aft. 1820, NC? Relationship of these children to Isham is FAR from certain!! 

More About ISHAM HARVELL and MELVINA WHITE:

Marriage: Mar 20, 1848, MS - Tishomingo County      6 children       

Children of ISHAM HARVELL and PEGGY DAVIDSON are:

                   i.       ZILPHA2 HARVEL, b. circa 1813, North Carolina; d. Bet. 1870 and 1874, Lauderdale County, Alabama; m. THOMAS W CLEMMONS, Bef. 1830, Probably in Giles County, Tennessee; b. circa 1807, Tennessee; d. Nov 25, 1881, Lauderdale County, Alabama. 

Notes for ZILPHA HARVEL:

Isham definitely had a daughter on the 1820 census that was born between 1812 and 1820. It is a VERY likely possibility that Zilpha Harvel is that daughter. 

More About THOMAS CLEMMONS and ZILPHA HARVEL:

Marriage: Bef. 1830, Probably in Giles County, Tennessee 

                  ii.       SAMUEL"SNARLY" HARWELL/HARVELL, b. circa 1813, North Carolina; d. circa 1899, Gid, Izard County, Arkansas [Alive in Nov 1898 NOT on 1900 census]; m. MARGARET MAHALA "PEBBY" WATSON, Oct 29, 1833, Pulaski, Giles County, Tennessee,  by Squire Robert  Reed; b. circa 1815, Tennessee; d. Sep 22, 1896, Gid, Izard County, Arkansas. 

Notes for SAMUEL"SNARLY" HARWELL/HARVELL: 

GILES COUNTY, TN, DEED BOOK K Page 497

Saml. Davis    }      for 40 acres of land in Giles County

  Deed to        }      on Champs branch of Weakleys Creek

Saml. Harwell }     Registered the 22 day of April 1834.

This Indenture made this fifth day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand and eight hundred and thirty three  Between Samuel Davis of the County of Giles and State of Tennessee of the one part, and Samuel Harwell of the County and State aforesaid of the other part Witnesseth, that for and in consideration of the Sum of three hundred and fifty dollars to him in hand paid the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged hath given granted bargained & Sold, & by these presents doth give grant bargain and Sell to the said Sm. Harwell his heirs & Assigns forever all that tract or parcel of land Containing forty acres more or less founded on grant No 19630 & on Champs branch of Weakleys Creek & bounded as follows to wit Beginning at a sugar tree marked S.D. running from thence West eighty poles to an elm and beech thence South Sixty poles to a buckeye & Small beech thence East 121 poles to a beech, & dogwood, thence North 39 poles to a stake in the south boundary of Mycoff & Clarks Claim thence West, with the same 41 poles to a stake their south West corner thence North twenty one poles with the west boundary of the same to the beginning  To have and to hold, the aforesaid land & bargained premises with all the rights profits hereditaments & Appurtenances thereunto belonging or in any wise appurtaining. to the only use & behoof of him the said Sm. Harwell & the said Samuel Davis for himself his heirs and assigns do Covenant and agree with the said Samuel Harwell his heirs and assigns, that he will warrant and defend the same against the lawful Title demand or claim of all & every person or Persons.  Whatever in law or equity In Witness whereof I have here unto set my hand and affixed my seal the date & year, first above Written

Signed Sealed & delivered

in the presence of us.                                              Saml. Davis (Seal)

N G Nye

H A Shorten

State of Tennessee Giles County February term 1834.

  Personally appeared in Open Court at said Term Nathaniel G Nye & Henry A Shorten subscribing Witnesses to the within named deed who being first sworn depose and say that they are acquainted with Samuel Davis the bargainor and that he acknowledged the same in their....

{Roger Harvell Note: this transaction was only 7 days after the October  29, 1833, wedding of Samuel and Margaret. This appears to be the "Davis Place" property that Frederick Harwell inherited from his father Samuel (d:1849).  Sam and Margaret were neighbors of Frederick in 1850.  Was the older Samuel giving a helping hand to his young, newly married, cousin?  This land adjoins the property bought by Samuel Harwell {I believe "our" Sam} in 1849 on Champs Branch.  This small piece of land bought from Richard T. Long  is where Sam and Margaret were located in 1850.  {See the Champs Branch Map that I did of western Giles County - RDH}

                                                                   CONVEYANCE

Richard T. Long       }

To }    Deed                 }       Registered July 31st 1849

Saml Harwell            }

The State of Tennessee ~ Giles County, Know all men by these presents that I Richard T Long of the County and State aforesaid for and in consideration of the sum of five dollars to me in hand paid by Samuel Harwell the Receipt of which is hereby acknowledged have this day bargained sold and quit Claimed unto the said Harwell the following described piece or parcel of land viz: Beginning on a Stake and Dogwood pointer on Eli Prats East boundary thence East forty poles to a hickory Caleb Whites corner, thence East one hundred poles, thence north 15 6/10 degrees east to a white oak in B M Moore's South east corner thence west one hundred and fifty nine poles a Stake and hornbeam pointer in Eli Pratts East boundary line thence South thirty two poles to the Beginning~ To have and to hold together with all the rights privileges and appurtenances thereunto belonging unto him the said Samuel Harwell and to his heirs and assigns forever.  In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this sixteenth day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and forty seven                                                                    

                           R T Long (Seal)

                         The words "thirty two" underlined before assigned

Signed sealed and delivered in presence of us

Test  D R Wilson

          S G Buchanan

State of Tennessee     }     Personally appeared before me Edward D Jones

Giles County               }    Clerk of the County Court of Giles County Daniel R Wilson and Samuel G Buchanan subscribing witnesses to the within named Deed who being first sworn depose and say that they are acquainted with Richard T Long the Bargainor , and that he acknowledged the same in their presence to be his act and Deed upon the day it bears date ~ witness my hand at office this 14th day of July A D 1849

No. 8 July Recd   4 oclock July 14th 1849                                    E D Jones Clerk

{Witness to this deed is Samuel Gardner Buchanan, the son of John and Susannah (nee Harwell) Buchanan.  This would be our Sam's 1st cousin. - RDH}

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See Izard County Historian Jul 1978 - article by Owen Harvell

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To Frank Tate~Tracking down Cranky (nickname assigned by Michael Flanagan to our difficult to trace ancestor, Samuel) is beyond frustrating, although we have learned a lot about him and his relatives over the past 1 1/2 years. I cannot shake the very powerful feeling that he is kin to the NC/Lincoln-TN/Giles Harwell mafia, but the particulars of it, of course, elude us so far. We do know that Cranky grew up hard and tough, and that something like a mean case of conjunctivitis changed his already very modest life for the worse. Last night, I picked up Davy Crockett's autobiography, and have been intrigued with the similarities between Davy's early years and what Cranky's life was like. Crockett's father even lived in NC/Lincoln for a while and, like The Crankster, was a poor man who on several occasions rented out his sons to pay indebtedness. Davy was first rented out when he was 12 years old to assist a complete stranger his father had just met in driving cattle 400 miles (round trip). We're  talking c1798-99 here, so it's not like TN was then tame, either. By the time Davy was 16, he had worked off two of his father's IOUs. Davy had a grand total of 6 months of formal education, and when I read what he  says, the rough sound, tenor and syntax of it is not unlike what I read in the late-1800s pension applications by Crank, his wife and his sons. Davy was a rough-and-tumble wild seed in his early years, just as Cranky was (Sam'l is said to have had an eye gouged out in a wrestling match, and just popped it back into place).

In other words, Davy's accounts of his life paint a picture of a life that must have been similar in many ways to the one lived by Roger's Samuel Harwell.

At some point, we'll find what we're looking for. Anything you can contribute will, of course, be appreciated. ~~Michael Flanagan

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From a narrative written by Samuel's greatgrandson, Owen Harvell:

"My Great-grandparents on Dad's side were Samuel and Margaret (Watson) Harvell. According to the 1850 Tennessee Census records, they both were born in North Carolina. While the family was in Tennessee, their name was spelled Harwell. About forty other Harwell families were in Tennessee at that time, but I have been unable to find the connection with them." 

"Some of the family stories told are as follows. During the early eighteen hundreds, the early settlers would help each other in clearing ground, log rollings, and house raisings. After the jobs were finished, the men and boys would engage in different types of horse play. They consisted of running, jumping, wrestling, and fighting. Grandfather Samuel was usually the best rough and tumble fighter in his community. These champions would often visit other communities to challenge the best man in them. In one of these fights Samuel was getting the worst of the fray. The other man had him down and was trying to gouge his eyes out. He had gouged out one eye but accidently stuck a thumb into Samuel's mouth. When he got it back only the bone was left. I don't remember who was victorious. I do remember that the eye was replaced in the socket when the fight was over. That fight probably resulted in him being blind in his old age. Although Great-grandfather was very rough in his early years, he was very religious in his old age. Because of his blindness the grandchildren would often tease him. When he would try to hit them, they could easily dodge out of his reach." 

"When our children would tease Dad, I was made to think of that scripture; 'Whatsoever a man soweth that shall he also reap.' Aunt Martha Harvell Sims told me how she and a girl friend took Samuel on a walk after he was blind. When they came to a stream, they told him to jump it, but they had him to jump where he landed in the water." 

"Great-grandfather Samuel died about 1895 [MHF Note: He was still alive in Nov 1898, and possibly as later as 1899]. Uncle Wilson's son, Lewis, told me that he was a child in his father's arms at Great-grandfather's funeral. Lewis was born in 1891. Dad also said that his favorite song was "Jordan's River I'm bound to cross." The children would change it and sing, "Jordan's River I am bound to cross, but dad-blame-it Pebby I can't get across." Pebby was his pet name for Great-grandmother. Both of them are buried in the Reeves Cemetery which is on the Guion road. They raised the following children: Sarah Serenia, Cyntha, Mahiah (twins), Moses D B (Uncle Dan), William T, James Henry Clay (Grandfather), Samuel Wilson, George, Bartley, and Josephene."

{I strongely suspect that Louis was recalling his grandmother Margaret's funeral.  She died in September of 1896 ~RDH}

 1840 Census for TN / Bedford Co. Page       22 

Saml. Harvel       1-. .-. 1.. . .       2-1 .-. 1 . . . .       No slaves

Samuel who md. Margaret Watson?

  MALE in 20s (b.1810-20)   =   Samuel born c1812-14

  Male und.5 (b.1835-40)      =    Son Moses (1840) 

  FEMALE in 20s (1810-20)  =   Wife Margaret Watson b.c1813-15

  Female 5-10 (1830-35)       =    Mariah (1835/36) + Sarah (1837) + Lucinda (1838) 

Nearby on pg 23: Jesse Watson (40s) - Margaret Watson (50s - born c1789 per 1850 census) - Pg 24: Nathan Watson (40s) 

 . . . . . .

10/29/1850 Census for TN / Giles Co. Page 372  HH #78 CD #5

 Samuel Harwell                   M   36   c.1814   NC     Farmer;  no RE shown

     Margaret M. (Watson)     F   35   c.1815   NC

           Sarow S.                        F   13   c.1837   TN

           Lucinda                          F   12   c.1838    TN 

           Maria                              F   12    c.1838  TN   Attended school

           Moses D. B.               M   10   c.1840  TN   Attended school

           William T.                       M     9   c.1841   TN  

           Henry C.                        M     6   c.1844    TN

           Samuel W.                     M     5  c.1845    TN        

           Bartley                           M     4  c.1846    TN        

          George W.                      M   1 mo.1850      TN        

 . . . . . .

7/17/1860 Census for TN / Giles Co. Page 59

Lynnville No. Dist. HH #815/815  s/o Samuel & Margaret (Watson), below

(Moses) Daniel (Boone) Harwell      M  22  c.1838  TN   Farmer  no RE $300 Property

 

Lynnville No. Dist. HH #816/816 (Moved to AR / Izard County by 1861)

Saml Haney {sic - Harwell}                M  48   c.1812   NC   Farmer no RE $200 ppty

   Margaret (Watson)                            F   47        c.1813   TN

         Safrona                                           F   25        c.1835   TN    {not on 1850 census}    

         Lucinda                                           F   24  c.1836   TN

         Wm T.                                              M   19  c.1841   TN       

         James H.                                        M   17        c.1843   TN

         Saml W.                                          M   15  c.1845    TN

         Bartley M.                                     M    13  c.1847    TN

         George W.                                     M   10  c.1850    TN

         Nancy J.                                         F      8        c.1852    TN

        Josephine C.                                 F      1  c.1859    TN

. . . . . .

8/02/1870 Census for AR / Izard Co., Page Pg.237   Rocky Bayou township - Lunenberg HH #135/136  (ages are off)

 Samuel Haril (Harvell)               WM  52   c.1818   TN    Farmer $160 RE $125 ppty

       Margret (M. Watson)            WF  50   c.1820    TN    Keeps house  can't r/w

            Bartley (M.)                        WM  21  c.1849     TN    Works on farm  can't r/w

           George (W.)                        WM  18  c.1852     TN         At home; can't r/w 

. . . . . . .

6/05/1880 Census for AR / Izard Co.,  ED 86  Sheet 9 Lunenberg HH#78/90; Alex. Combs = son-in-law

Samuel Harvle                           WM  68  c.1812  NC   Farmer; no parent data shown  

     Mahala (Watson)                   WF  65  c.1815  TN    wife; can't r/w  no parnt data

  Alexander Combs                    WM  26 c.1854  AR   Farmer HH#78/91 no parent data

     Josephine (Harvell)               WF  20 c.1860  TN    Alex's wife          f:NC m:TN                                                                                 

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ACT OF JUNE 27, 1890

WAR OF REBELLION

                                          #643.643

DEPENDENT Father PENSION

Claimant Samuel Harvell               Soldier, William T Harvell

P.O.  Gully                        Rank, Pvt                 Co. "I"

County Izard      State Ark                     Regiment 27th Mo Infty

Rate #12 per month, commencing   Nov 18       1896,  date of filing application.

Pension to continue only during the existence of dependence.

IMPORTANT DATES

Enlisted Oct 18th       1862

Died in serviceMar 29th       1864    

Declaration filed Nov 18        1896

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WILLIAM T. HARVELL'S FATHER'S PENSION FOR SAMUEL HARVELL

 

STATE OF Arkansas                 June 16 , 1891

COUNTY OF Izard

In the matter of  Samuel Harvell

Personally came before me, a Justice of the peace in and for aforesaid County and State,

who is a practicing Physician aged 47 years, a citizen of the Town of Lunenburg , County of Izard  State of Arkansas  , well known to me to reputable and entitled to credit, and who being duly sworn, declares in relation to aforesaid case, as follows:   I J T Davis a practicing Physician of Izard County Arkansas Do certify in my own hand writing that I attended Margre Harvell through her last illness from whitch(sic) She Died on the 22 Day of September 1899 this Dec 29 1899 at the offic of Wm E Ragan Justice of the Peace

Signature of Affiant   J T Davis M D

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DECLARATION FOR PARENT'S PENSION UNDER ACT APPROVED JUNE 27TH 1890

State of Arkansas County of Izard ss

On this 5 day of Nov  A. D. one thousand eight hundred and ninety Six personally appeared before me, R W Smith J P  the same being a Court of Record within  and for the County and State aforesaid  Samel Harvell county of Izard  aged 83 three years, who being duly sworn according to law, makes the following declaration in order to obtain the pension provided by Acts of Congress, granting pension to dependent parents:  That he is the Father of William T. Harvell who enlisted under the name of Williamm T. Harvell at Springfield Mo , on the 6 day of Oct A.D. 1862 in Company I, No. of Reg't 27 from State of Mo  in war of 1861, and who was discharged at died in service  on the 29 day of March  A. D. 1864, and who died of  cronic dierrea at Caro Ills   that said son, William T. Harvell left neither widow or minor child under sixteen years of age surviving; that the declarant was married to the Mother of said son at Gills Co Tenn , on the 29 day of Oct A.D. 1833 by Robert reed J P; that he is now dependent upon his own labor for support;

that the mother of said son died at Adler Ark on the 21st day Sept of A.D. 1896.

That he has not heretofore received nor applied for a pension Mother was pensioned by self No. 296933.

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DECLARATION FOR PARENT'S PENSION UNDER ACT APPROVED JUNE 27TH 1890

State of Arkansas County of Izard

On this 10 day of December  A. D. one thousand eight hundred and ninety Six personally appeared before me, W K Estes Clerk of the Circuit Court  the same being a Court of Record within  and for the County and State aforesaid  Samuel Harvell aged 86 years, who being duly sworn according to law, makes the following declaration in order to obtain the pension provided by Acts of Congress, granting pension to dependent parents:  That he is the Father of William T. Harvell who enlisted under the name of William T. Harvell at Springfield Mo , on the 6 day of Oct A.D. 1862 in Company I, No. of Reg't 27 from State of Mo  in war of 1861, and who was discharged at died in service  on the 29 day of March  A. D. 1864, and who died of  chronic diarrhoea at Cairo Ills   that said son, William T. Harvell left neither widow or minor child under sixteen years of age surviving;

that the declarant was married to the Mother of said son at Giles Co Tenn , on the 29 day of Oct A.D. 1833 by Robert Reed J P; that he is now dependent upon his own labor for support; that the mother of said son died at Adler Ark on the 21st day Sept of A.D. 1896.

That he has not heretofore received nor applied for a pension Mother was pensioned by self No. 296933.

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 GENERAL AFFIDAVIT

STATE OF Arkansas                

COUNTY OF Izard

In the matter of  Samuel Harvell

ON this the 13th day of August 1897

Personally came before me, a justice of the peace in and for aforesaid County and State,

James H Taylor  aged 51 years, and William A adkinson aged 60 years, a citizen of the Town of Anderson , County of Izard  State of Arkansas  , well known to me to reputable and entitled to credit, and who being duly sworn, declares in relation to aforesaid case, as follows:    We have known Samuel Harvell prior to the year 1861 and Ever since up to the present time and we know him to be the father of William T. Harvill the reasons why we now Samuel Harvell to be the father of William T. Harvell is that said William T. Harvell was a member of his famley and Samuel Harvell and Margett M. Harvell claimed said William T. Harvell to be there son and we have good reason to believe said samuel Harvell to be the father of William T. Harvell we further declar that the said Samuel Harvell is unable to Earn a support on account of his age and being blind he has no in come of any kind and is dependant upon others for support thoes not leagley Bound to support him

I further declare that I have no interest in said case and am not concerned in its prosecution.

Signature James H  Taylor                         Attested to Robt L Dodd

          William A(his mark) adkinson                             James H Taylor

{William A Adkinson(sic) married great-grandfather William Harvey Moser's sister, Nancy"Susie" Susan Moser. - RDH}

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 GENERAL AFFIDAVIT

STATE OF Arkansas                

COUNTY OF Izard

In the matter of  Samuel Harvell

ON this the 3rd day of October 1898

Personally came before me, a justice of the peace in and for aforesaid County and State,

Samuel Harvell aged 85 years, a citizen of the Town of Gully , County of Izard  State of Ark , well known to me to reputable and entitled to credit, and who being duly sworn, declares in relation to aforesaid case, as follows:    Place of Residence Izard County Ark I have no family of My own the County was Legally bound to Support me for the year 1896 and Ever Since but my Son would not let me go on the county

I further declare that I have no interest in said case and am not concerned in its prosecution.

Signature Samuel (his mark) Harvell           Attested to  ? F Harvell

                                                                                              M J Harvell

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 Note found in Dad's (Owen Harvell) papers indicate that the 1861 tax record was for section 25, range 10 west, township 18 north, near Wideman in northern Izard County.  I was privously unaware of that location and had thought the 1861 land was the Bartley property.  Apparently, not so.  - Roger 

 

More About SAMUEL"SNARLY" HARWELL/HARVELL:

Burial: Reeves Cemetery, Pine Grove Church, Izard County, Arkansas 

Notes for MARGARET MAHALA "PEBBY" WATSON:

Marriage date and date of her death from pension files of her son William T. 

It is only on the 1850 census that Margaret claims to have been born in NC.

On the 1860-70-80, she claims TN. That is more consistent with the pattern

of Daniel Watson.  

Information 1/29/01 from Roger Harvell about her nickname "Pebby":

"Dad (Samuel Henry Harvell) also said that his (Margaret's husband Sam) favorite song was 'Jordan's River I'm bound to cross'. The children would change it and sing, "Jordan's River I am bound to cross, but dad-blame-it Pebby I can't get across." Pebby was his pet name for Great-grandmother (Margaret Watson Harvell) 

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ACT OF JUNE 27, 1890

WAR OF REBELLION

DEPENDENT Mother PENSION

Claimant Margaret M Harvell                           Soldier, William T Harvell

P.O.  Adler                         Rank, Pvt                 Co. "I"

County Izard      State Ark                     Regiment 27th Mo Infty

Rate $12 per month, commencing   Aug 6       1890,  date of filing application.

Pension to continue only during the existence of dependence.

IMPORTANT DATES

Enlisted                                               Oct 18th       1862

Died                                                      Mar 29th   1864           

claim filed under former laws       Jun 28th  1889

Declaration filed                                  Aug 6th 1890

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DECLARATION FOR ORIGINAL PENSION OF A FATHER OR MOTHER

This Must be Executed before a Court of Record or some Officer therof having custody of the Seal. State of Arkansas      County of Izard  , ss on this 22d day of June A.D. one thousand eight hundred and eighty nine personally appeared before me W K Estes Clerk of the Circuit Court a Court of Record within and for the county and State aforesaid Margaret M Harvell aged 75 years, who, being duly sworn according to law, makes the following declaration in order to obtain the Pension provided by Acts of Congress granting Pensions to dependent relatives:  That she is the mother of Wm T Harvell who enlisted under the name of Wm T Harvell at Springfield Mo. on the sixth day of October A. D. 1862 in Co. "I" 27 Regt. Mo. Vols in the war of 1861 who died at Cairo Ill. of chronic diarrhoea on the 29th day of March 1864.

on the 29 day of March A.D. 1864 who bore at the time of his death the rank of private in Company I   27 Regt Mo Vols that said son Wm T Harvell left neither widor nor child under sixteen years of age surviving; that the said declarant was married to the father of said son at Giles Co Tenn on the 29th day of October A.D. 1833 by Squire Reed that she was partly dependent upon said son for support; that the father of said son is disabled on the __day of __ A.D. 18__ that there were surviving at date of said soldier's death his brothers and sisters, who were under sixteen years of age as follows:

Bartley M Harvell                born  June the 17th     1848

George W. Harvell                born  May the 17th       1850

Josephene C. Harvell            born  Nov 4th                1858

That she has not hertofore received nor applied for Pension......

{RDH Note: In the execution of papers and evidence, whenever a person or witness signs by his mark (X) two persons who can write must attest the signature}

Signature Margaret M. (her mark) Harvell     Attested by: S H Wren

                                                                                                     Wm H Cypert 

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, BUREAU OF PENSIONS

No. 398.929 Mother

Wm T Harvell

I  27. Mo. Inf                            July 25, 1889

Sir:

       I have the honor to request that you will furnish from the records of the War Department a full Report as to the service, disability, and hospital treatment of William T. Harvell who, it is claimed, enlisted in Co I  27 regt Mo. inf ; also in Co._______and died at Cairo, Ills. Mar 29, 1864, While serving in Co and Reg't as above   and was treated in hospitals of which the names, locations, and dates of treatment are as follows:   not stated

If soldier was a deserter please state whether the charge of desertion can be removed.

Very respectfully, John Black (lined through)  James Tanner Commissioner.

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Margaret's Affidavit      age 75 citizen of Adler:                 June 22,1889

I am the Mother of Wm T Harvel of Co I  27 Mo Vols that I lived on a little place known as the Bill Watkins place there was no P O here at the time after the war my P O was Lunenburg we moved to the Moss place in 1867 and in 1870 we moved on a claim my present home we were Renters before we moved here after the P O at Lunenburg was suspended we got our mail at Melbourne until last year my present P O is Adler the members of my Family in 1864 was my Husband Sameul Harvel his age at that time was 51 years my daughter Sarah Harvel was 26 years My son Sameul Harvel was 18 My son Bartly M Harvel was 16 my son George was 14 my daughter Josephene was 7 years old in 1864 My children all have Familys of there own and left me and my Husband A lone he is blind and almost helpless the main burden of suport is on me except charites of friends

I have Maried but once Margrett M Harvel

Signature Margaret M (her mark) Harvell     Attested W J Walker

                                                                                             G U Davidson

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GENERAL AFFIDAVIT

STATE OF Arkansas

COUNTY OF Izard

In the matter of Margaret M Harvel the Mother of William T Harvel

Personally came before me, a  justice of the peace in and for aforesaid County and State, William A Atkisson  aged 54  years and Francis M. McBride aged 64 years, citizen of the Town of Gid , County of Izard State of Arkansas , well known to me to reputable and entitled to credit, and who being duly sworn, declares in relation to aforesaid case, as follows: William A Atkisson deposes and States that he was acquanted with William T Harvel before he enlisted in the army have saw him at home with his parents and knew him as the son of Margret M Harvel and her husband Sameul(sic) Harvel they claimed him as there Son and he claimed them as his parants.

I Frances M Mcbride knew William T. Harvel before he enlisted in the Army I saw him at home with his parants and knew him as the Son of Margret M Harvel and Sameul Harvel they claimed him as there son and he claimed them as his Father and Mother.

Affiants further State that William T Harvel was not Married and did not leave Wife or children

 further declare that I have no interest in said case and am not concerned in its prosecution.

Signature William (his mark) A Atkisson          Attested by: Doria Cypert

                  F M Mcbride                                                            F M Mcbride

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Washington Sep 4 1889

Respectfully returned to the Commissioner of Pensions

William T. Harvell pvt  of Company I   27 Regiment Mo  Volunteers was enrolled on the 18 day of Oct 1862 at Springfield for  3  years, and is reported: present on rolls to Oct 31, '63~Nov & Dec '63 & Jan & Feb '64, absent sick since Nov 2 '63~

Mortuary records show him died Mch 29, '64, at Lousiville Ky of Chronic Diarrhoea

By the authority of the Secretary of War.

 {the Jan & Feb '64 date doesn't make sense if he was sick from Nov '63 to Mar '64, but that's what it says-RDH}

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GENERAL AFFIDAVIT

STATE OF Arkansas                 Oct 8,  1889

COUNTY OF Izard

In the matter of Margaret M Harvell

Personally came before me, a an acting justice of the peace in and for aforesaid County and State, Julia A. Reeves  aged 56  years, citizen of the Town of Adler , County of Izard State of

Arkansas , well known to me to reputable and entitled to credit, and who being duly sworn, declares in relation to aforesaid case, as follows: that She was personly acquainted with William T Harvel and that She nos(sic) that he left neither widow nor child and that he had never bin married and that his age was about 24 years to the best of My recolection

I further declare that I have no interest in said case and am not concerned in its prosecution.

Signature Julia (her mark) A Reeves          Attested by:

J N Ragan

Mollie J Gant

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 GENERAL AFFIDAVIT

STATE OF Arkansas          Feb 3, 1890

COUNTY OF Izard

In the matter of Margaret M Harvell mother of William T Harvell

Personally came before me, a Clerk of the Circuit Court  in and for aforesaid County and State, Jesse Hinkle  aged 75  years, and H B Walker age  64 years , citizen of the Town of Melbourne , County of Izard State of Arkansas , well known to me to reputable and entitled to credit, and who being duly sworn, declares in relation to aforesaid case, as follows:  that they was personly aquante with Margret M Harvel and her husband in 1864 and have known them eversence in 1864 they lived on the William Watkins place they were Renters until about 1870 they Moved on a little Government claim the present Residence Sameul Harvell is A bout 75 years old his occupation was farming he had no income except by labor his present condition is such that he is not able to labor any at all and has not bin able to give climant a support for Several years we cant say just how she has obtained suport Sence the Soldiers Death there was no property of any cocequence in the year 1864 or sense that time there present condition is very bad in way of suport

I further declare that I have no interest in said case and am not concerned in its prosecution.

Signature Jesse Hinkle                             Attested by: E C Gansons

H B (his mark) Walker                                                   G U Davidson

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GENERAL AFFIDAVIT

STATE OF Arkansas          Mar 5, 1890

COUNTY OF Izard

In the matter of Margaret M Harvell's pension claim

Personally came before me, a justice of the peace   in and for aforesaid County and State, Hiram Meeker  age  64   years , citizen of the Town of Adler , County of Izard State of Arkansas , well known to me to reputable and entitled to credit, and who being duly sworn, declares in relation to aforesaid case, as follows:I have bin well aquainted with Samuel and Margret Harvell since 1875 have lived within one mile of them ever since there family is no ways related to me when I first mooved to this place I found them verry poore people he Samuel Harvell was at that time aflicted with cronic sore eyes could work a little at some kinds of work I used to imploy him to work for mee as long as he was able to work they had to have a support I would employ him mostly throu pitty and let him earn what he could he could not earn more than half wages the family consisted of himself Wife and one daughter (since married) he has bin for the last five or six years afflicted with the Rheumatism and nearly Blind can do nothing to Support his Wife the old Lady is tolereble stout for her age yet makes a good eal (sic seems common in these writings for "a great deal") of her own clothing cards spins and weaves the neighbors have them to support or mostly so my means of knowing these facts is by living so close to them they are credible people

I further declare that I have no interest in said case and am not concerned in its prosecution.

Signature Hiram Meeker                      

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{ Keep in mind reading this one F.M. Mcbride was his doctor-RDH}

GENERAL AFFIDAVIT

STATE OF Arkansas          Mar 5, 1890

COUNTY OF Izard

In the matter of Margaret M Harvell for pension as the mother of William T. Harvell

Personally came before me, a justice of the peace   in and for aforesaid County and State, afforesaid   age  72   years , citizen of the Town of Melbourne , County of Izard State of Arkansas , well known to me to reputable and entitled to credit, and who being duly sworn, declares in relation to aforesaid case, as follows:  that he has bin Personly Well Aquainted with Margret M Harvell and her husband Sameul Harvell Sence 1860 claimants husband was troubled with Sore and weak Eyes from the time that I first knew him in 1868 he was taken with A very severe attact and a Scum growed over the Site of the Eyes enlarged and Sence that time he has bin So blind that he could not see to do any good he has bin troubled with Rheumatism and at present (blot of ink) and helpless he is about 76 years old he was A bad manager and did not like to work was A Farmer by ocupation

 I further declare that I have no interest in said case and am not concerned in its prosecution.

Signature F. M. Mcbride                 Also signed by John C Copeland & Sarah A Cypert                      

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 GENERAL AFFIDAVIT

STATE OF Arkansas          Mar 5, 1890

COUNTY OF Izard

In the matter of Margaret M Harvell's pension claim

Personally came before me, a justice of the peace   in and for aforesaid County and State, Lucinda E. Deen  age  57   years and Julia A. Reeves  aged 55 years , citizen of the Town of Adler, County of Izard State of Arkansas, well known to me to be reputable and entitled to credit, and who being duly sworn, declares in relation to aforesaid case, as follows: We was personly Aquainted with Margret M. Harvell and her Husband in 1864 and have Known them ever sence (I should hope so, Lucinda is her daughter--) her Husband Samuel Harvell is About 75 years old he is A Farmer by ocupation head no income only by manule labor he was A bad manager and A great eal(sic) depended on the eforts of his Wife for the Support of the Family the suport depended partly on the labor of her son William T. Harvell before he was conscripted by the Rebles. he  runaway from the rebels and joined the Fedrals

the income from the labor of Samuel Harvel in 1864 was very Small hardly a support he had no other income, in 1868 he was taken with chronic sore eyes and has not bin able to work to do any good sence he has also had Rheumatism A great eal and he is at present nearly blind and almost helpless and the Support depends entirely on his wife and the charities of the Neighbors

I further declare that I have no interest in said case and am not concerned in its prosecution.

Signature Lucinda E. (her mark) Deen                Attested by:S A Smith

               Julia A (her mark) Reeves                                         W T Walker                   

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GENERAL AFFIDAVIT

STATE OF Arkansas          Apr 25, 1890

COUNTY OF Izard

In the matter of Margaret M Harvel Mother of William T. Harvel

Personally came before me, a justice of the peace   in and for aforesaid County and State, James H. Taylor  age  44   years and Daniel D. Smith  aged 43 years , citizen of the Town of Anderson , County of Izard State of Ark , well known to me to reputable and entitled to credit, and who being duly sworn, declares in relation to aforesaid case, as follows:  We were Personally well acquainted with the said Margret M. Harvel and her husband Samuel Harvel in 1864. they then lived on what were known as the bill Watkins Place in Izard Co. Ark. They then owned and were in possession of property as follows one Mare worth A bout Sixty Dollars 2 Milk cows worth a bout Twenty five Dollars. there were no in come.

They now live on what is known as the Mathey Arnold Place in Izard County Ark. they own no property at the present time, William T. Harvel Son of the Said Margret M. Harvel was worth a bout Eighty Dollars per annum as a laborer,

there were no communication from this part of the country to the Federal lines

I further declare that I have no interest in said case and am not concerned in its prosecution.

Signature James H. Taylor                                  Attested by:George U. Davidson

             Daniel D. (his mark) Smith                                         julia Weaver    

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 ACT OF JUNE 27, 1890

WAR OF REBELLION

DEPENDENT Mother PENSION

Claimant Margaret M Harvell        Soldier, William T Harvell

P.O.  Adler                         Rank, Pvt                 Co. "I"

County Izard      State Ark                     Regiment 27th Mo Infty

Rate #12 per month, commencing   Aug 6       189o,  date of filing application.

Pension to continue only during the existence of dependence.

IMPORTANT DATES

Enlisted Oct 18th       1862

Died Mar 29th            1864            claim filed under former laws June 28th   1889

Declaration filed Aug 6th        1890

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DECLARATION FOR PARENT'S PENSION UNDER ACT APPROVED JUNE 27TH 1890

State of Arkansas County of Izard ss

On this 25 day of July  A. D. one thousand eight hundred and ninety personally appeared before me, William H Cypert a Justice of the peace within and for the County and State aforesaid  Margaret M Harvell aged 75 years, who being duly sworn according to law, makes the following declaration in order to obtain the pension provided by Acts of Congress, granting pension to dependent parents:  That she is the Mother of Wm T. Harvell who enlisted under the name of Wm T. Harvell at Springfield Mo , on the 6 day of Oct A.D. 1862 in Company I, No. of Reg't 27 from State of Mo  in war of 1861, and who was discharged at Cairo Ills by reason of Death  on the day of __ A. D. 1865, and who died in the service at Cairo Ills on or about 29 day of Mar 1864 that said son, Wm T. Harvell left neither widow or minor child under sixteen years of age surviving;

that the declarant was married to the Father of said son at Pulaska (sic) Tennessee , on the 29 day of Oct A.D. 1833 by Robert Reed; that she is now dependent upon her own labor for support; that the father of said son died at  ___ on the __ day __ of A.D. 18__.

That she has not heretofore received but applied for a pension 398.929.

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GENERAL AFFIDAVIT

STATE OF Arkansas                 July 5, 1890

COUNTY OF Izard

In the matter of  Margaret M. Harvell mother of William T. Harvell

Personally came before me, a justice of the peace  in and for aforesaid County and State,

John Walker  Aged sixty nine years, and Jehoidda Walker aged Forty five years, a citizen of the Town of Barren Fork , County of Izard  State of Arkansas  , well known to me to reputable and entitled to credit, and who being duly sworn, declares in relation to aforesaid case, as follows:  that we were well acquainted with Mrs Margaret M. Harvell and her husband Samuel Harvell in year 1864 and that we employed the said Samuel Harvell to work for us in said year and we further state the said Samuel Harvell's eyes were bad at said time So bad he suffered a great deal of pain from them and at times could Scarcely See to walk about the farm and the most of the time was totally unfit to do common work the afiants further State that the Said Samuel Harvell was in the year 1864 bathing his eyes with eye water supposed to Have been procured from Doctors Hill & Shiffield his family Doctors but the said doctors are now both dead

I further declare that I have no interest in said case and am not concerned in its prosecution.

Signature John (his mark) Walker             Attested by P J Coleman

           Jehoidda (his mark) Walker                                 J M Taylor   

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 GENERAL AFFIDAVIT

STATE OF Arkansas                 Sept  27 1890

COUNTY OF Izard

In the matter of pension claim of Margaret M. Harvell

Personally came before me, a Clerk of the Circuit Court in and for aforesaid County and State,

L R Vickery  Aged 40 years, a citizen of the Town of Barren Fork , County of Izard  State of

Arkansas  , well known to me to reputable and entitled to credit, and who being duly sworn, declares in relation to aforesaid case, as follows:  The Soldier William T. Harvell was never Married, his age in 1864 was about 22 years.  Applicants' husband was so afflicted with sore eyes so that he could not Support her.  The soldier's father hired him out and the family got the money earned by him say about $100.00 annually for 13 years next before his death.  He states that he testifies to the foregoing facts from personal Knowledge having at the time lived within one mile of the soldiers parents and seeing them frequently, say every week

I further declare that I have no interest in said case and am not concerned in its prosecution.

Signature L R (his mark) Vickery   

{RDH Note: In the execution of papers and evidence, whenever a person or witness signs by his mark (X) two persons who can write must attest the signature}

W W Bruce   {Grandmother Walker's brother-in-law-RDH}

H M Hall

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DEPART OF THE INTERIOR, BUREAU OF PENSIONS

Washington D.C.    Sept 13th 1890

Sir:

       A claim, No. 398.928 has been filed in this office by Margaret M Harvell, as Mother of Wm T. Harvell who was a private in Co. I     27  Reg't Mo vols, and is alleged to have died in 1864 Will you please to furnish with the return of this circular, a copy of such evidence as may be in your possession relative to relationship and celibacy of the soldier.  Please also state to what date and to whom were allowed or by whom claimed the arrears of pay due said soldier

Very respectfully,  Guen B Raum

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{Oh, the red tape, it appears because of the difference in the pension number from the previous writing (398.929) the following was the response-RDH} 

Treasury Department Second Auditor's Office Washington D.C. Sept 18, 1890

Respectfully returned to the Hon. Commissioners of Pensions In the case of Wm T. Harvell, late Private Co "I" 27 Mo. Vols., no claim having been filed on account of his services the desired information cannot be furnished-  J W Patterson    Auditor  Pen. Claim 398.928

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GENERAL AFFIDAVIT

STATE OF Arkansas                 Sept 13, 1890

COUNTY OF Izard

In the matter of Margaret M Harvell

Personally came before me, a  justice of the peace in and for aforesaid County and State, Margaret M Harvell  aged 76  years, citizen of the Town of Adler , County of Izard State of

Arkansas , well known to me to reputable and entitled to credit, and who being duly sworn, declares in relation to aforesaid case, as follows: I would like for my clame to be made special as I hav nothing to live upon only as the neighbors furnishes it.  I am wholey dependent on my neighbors I am not able to work I am 76 years of age I am not Suffering from any dis ability Except old age

I further declare that I have no interest in said case and am not concerned in its prosecution.

Signature Margaret M. (her mark) Harvell          Attested by:

Mellie Cypert

Mollie Cypert

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GENERAL AFFIDAVIT

STATE OF Arkansas                 Oct 17, 1890

COUNTY OF Izard

In the matter of  Margaret M. Harvell

Personally came before me, a justice of the peace in and for aforesaid County and State,

Beaulah Taylor  aged 64 sixty four years, and Sarah Walker aged 44 forty four years, a citizen of the Town of Barren Fork , County of Izard  State of Arkansas  , well known to me to reputable and entitled to credit, and who being duly sworn, declares in relation to aforesaid case, as follows:   we were personaly acquainted with Margrate M. Harvell and Her Husband Samuel Harvell was trobled with sore Eyes during the year of 1864 we are not prepared to estamate his ernings we further State that we hired Margrat M Harvell to card and spin and do needle work during the year 1864 and paid her in Meat corn flower and the like

I further declare that I have no interest in said case and am not concerned in its prosecution.

Signature Beulah (her mark) Taylor        Attested to W H Bishop

                 Sarah(her mark) Walker                              G U Davidson   

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 GENERAL AFFIDAVIT

STATE OF Arkansas                 Mar 23 , 1891

COUNTY OF Izard

In the matter of  Margaret M. Harvel

Personally came before me, a Justice of the peace in and for aforesaid County and State,

Starlen A Smith  aged 33 years,  a citizen of the Town of Adler , County of Izard  State of Arkansas  , well known to me to reputable and entitled to credit, and who being duly sworn, declares in relation to aforesaid case, as follows:    I hav known Margaret M Harvel 14 years and lived anabor to her for 12 years I live a bout a mile from her I know her to be entirely un able to work and dependant entirly upon the charity of the people for her Suport I know this of My own perSonal knowledge and that the pople had Surported her for Som years and I request that her claim be made Special for her benefit

I further declare that I have no interest in said case and am not concerned in its prosecution.

Signature Starlen A Smith

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GENERAL AFFIDAVIT

STATE OF Arkansas                 Mar 25 , 1891

COUNTY OF Izard

In the matter of  Margaret M. Harvel

Personally came before me, a justice of the peace in and for aforesaid County and State,

James E Meeker  aged 57 years,  a citizen of the Town of Adler , County of Izard  State of Arkansas  , well known to me to reputable and entitled to credit, and who being duly sworn, declares in relation to aforesaid case, as follows:   I have been acquainted with Mrs Margeret M Harvel for the last 15 years have lived about a mile from her all that time She is an object of chairity Entirly Dependant on her neighbors for a living She is entirly unable to work and has been for a number of years what I Say I know to be true as the people have to support her I request that her claim be made special.

I further declare that I have no interest in said case and am not concerned in its prosecution.

Signature James E Meeker

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GENERAL AFFIDAVIT

STATE OF Arkansas                 June 16 , 1891

COUNTY OF Izard

In the matter of  Margaret M. Harvel

Personally came before me, a Justice of the peace in and for aforesaid County and State,

Francis M McBride citizen of the Town of Gid , County of Izard  State of Arkansas  , well known to me to reputable and entitled to credit, and who being duly sworn, declares in relation to aforesaid case, as follows:  

That he is a practising Physician, and that he has been acquainted with said Soldier for about___years and that _____  in the case of Miss margret Harvell her present age is 76 seventy six years old I hav none the abve mention person i have known since 1860 sixty and have treated the a bove named person as a famly phisian to oftimes to mention dats she is in a des tute Condition dependant in tirely onn her neighbors and frends for her serport and her Husbant is in a in tire helpless Con dition Samull Harvel is seventy eight years he is aflicted with rumitisam diabets and Slorotel herney and all most totle blind

miss harvell phisical Condition is very bade as is I have by the above age Sined F M Mcbride MD

{RDH Note:  This appears to be in the good doctor's own hand, I have tried to transcribe it exactly)

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U.S. PENSION AGENCY       Stamped JUN 23 1898

Hon.  H. Clay Evans

     Commissioner of Pensions

Sir  

I herby report that the name of Margaret M Harvell William T pri Co I 27 Mo Vol Inf who was a pensioner on the rolls of this Agency, under Certificate No. 296933 and who was last paid at $12 to 4 August , 1896 , has been dropped because of death

              Very respectfully

              J T Wilder 

 

More About MARGARET MAHALA "PEBBY" WATSON:

Burial: Reeves Cemetery, Pine Grove Church, Izard County, Arkansas 

Marriage Notes for SAMUEL"SNARLY" HARWELL/HARVELL and MARGARET WATSON:

Notes on Robert Reed who married Samuel and Margaret:

From a Giles County History~~~MORIAH CHURCH, WEAKLEY'S CREEK Robert Reed, father of Levi Reed, Esquire, settled on the East branch of Weakley's creek eight miles from Pulaski near where the "Bumpass trail" crossed. He moved from Logan Co., KY, came by the Bumpass trail-by Columbia; he built his first cabin on the Chickasaw line and a year or two afterwards had to move it back. John Agnew settled at the mouth of Agnew's Creek for whom it was named. Isaac Lamb, Levi Cooper, John Kitchen and David Campbell settled near the same place and used water from the same spring. Lawson Hobson settled the place on the east fork of Weakley's Creek, known as the Hobson place; his hands came out with son Newton a few years before the old man came out. They were among the first settlers and came about the time Reed did. Some of them may have come before him. Valentine Choate settled on Choate's Creek, from whom the creek took its name. Major Jurlston settled on Dry Creek, at a very early date and built the first cotton gin that was run by water on Dry Creek where Col. Jas. T. Wheeler now lives. Owen Sherman and William Wren were among the very first settlers. Wren lived near Robert Reed, Weakley's Creek, it is said was named or took its name from Robert Weakley, who was one of the early surveyors. In the Fall of 1809, John Reed the father of Robert Reed came from Kentucky, with eight sons and settled on Weakley's Creek; after he settled on Weakley, and about 1810, Robert Reed and his eight brothers came, of whom was the late Rev. C. P. Reed, and Levi Reed, a son of said Robert Reed all went to school together. The first school taught in the neighborhood was in 1810 by Jno. Morgan. In 1811 a school was taught by the Rev. James B. Porter. Captain James L. Henry was one of the first settlers and was the first constable in his "beat". Robert Reed and Jonathan Berry were Magistrates in their "beat" (or Captain's Company), at an early day. Old Reese Porter and his sons, Reese, John, David, Jas. B., and Thos. C. came at an early day and settled near Mt. Moriah Church; the old man owned a large tract of land in the neighborhood and settled near what is now Mt. Moriah Church. His sons, David and John settled on the Lawrenceburg road at what has since been called the Connor and Porter places.

 DISTRICT 5, GILES COUNTY, TN 1850

 58 58 Robert REED           69 M  Farmer  3000            Tenn

              Elizabeth             66  F                         Penn

              Martha J. McINISH     17  F                         Tenn

GILES COUNTY, TN 1860, LYNNVILLE (CAMPBELLVILLE)

        873 873 Robt. Reed       78 M Farmer 7,800 7,300          Virginia

                Elizabeth        77 F                             Pennsylvamia

Levi Reed, the son of Robert, married Mary Ann Watson who appears to be closely related to Margaret who married Samuel Harwell.

 

More About SAMUEL"SNARLY" HARWELL/HARVELL and MARGARET WATSON:

Marriage: Oct 29, 1833, Pulaski, Giles County, Tennessee,  by Squire Robert  Reed 

                 iii.       JAMES WALTER HARVILL, b. circa 1815, NC; d. Living in TX/Red River on 1880 census; m. (1) ROSEANNA HENSLEY; b. circa 1821, AL; d. Bet. 1850 and 1854; m. (2) MARY JANE DEASON, Oct 20, 1854, MS - Tishomingo Co.; b. circa 1837, TN. 

Notes for JAMES WALTER HARVILL:

1839 tax records for MS/Tishomingo:

James W. Harvel - no land ... 1 white poll age 21-50  ... no slaves

(He is not listed in previous year's tax records, or on 1837 state census

 1840 tax records MS/Tishomingo

Jas. W. Harvel  - no land .. one white male poll age 21-50 ... no slaves 

1840 Census for MS/TISHOMINGO pg. 233       

J(ames). W. Harvell       2-. .-. 1 . . . .         .-. 1-. . . . . .             No slaves 

 

1841 Tax Records

Jas. HarWell    no land or slaves ... one white male poll age 21-50 ...1 clock at $15 

1843 Personal Property Tax Records  (land tax records no longer included ... no 1842 records)

James R. Harvel     one white poll age 21-50   (not sure who he is)

James Harvel          one white poll age 21-50 ... one clock @ $10 

1844

James W. Harvel   one white poll 21-50 

1845 Personal Property Tax Records

James HarWell        one white male poll age 21-50   (James W.)

J.R. HarWell           one white male poll age 21-50   (another James ... don't know who he is) 

1845 Mississippi State Census - Tishomingo County

Page 8  Column 2:   James Harwell  (no data)       (probably James R.in the tax records)

Pg 19  Col 1:  James Harvill   3 males + 1 female  (same family structure as J.W. in 1840) 

1848 Personal Property Tax Records

James W. Harvil    one white male poll age 21-50 

1849 Personal Property Tax Records

James Harvel  one white male poll age 21-50

 1850 Census for MS/TISHOMINGO pg 5  H/H #53/53  9/10/1850

James W. Harval       M  35 c.1815  NC   Farmer;  $800 RE

   Rosina (Hensely)       F   29 c.1821  AL

       Newton       M  11 c.1839  TN    Attended school; Hickman (per marr. bond)

       Isaam       M  10 c.1840  MS   Not on 1860 census w/ JWH & Mary

       Elizabeth       F     3 c.1847  MS

       Arta       F     1 c.1849  MS    (Artamincy on 1860?)

   Lucinda Hensley       F  69 c.1781   VA   Widow

 

1860 TX/Titus Co pge 178 - Sulpher District, Mt. Pleasant HH #533/533

James W. Harviel        M 46 c.1814 NC Farmer $1,600 RE $950 Ppty

Mary (Deason)            F 23 c.1837 TN   md. JWH 1854 in MS

Elizabeth            F 13 c.1847 MS

Artymincy        F 12 c.1848 MS

James Jackson         M   2 c.1858 MS

 

1870 TX/Red River Co pg 96 - I think this is wife #3, Rebecca W somebody

J.W. Harviel             WM  54  c.1816   NC Farmer no RE $600 ppty

  Becky        F   26  c.1844   TN KH can't r/w; m.ET Sharp 1878?

     James          M  12  c.1858   MS Can't r/w {middle name Jackson on 1860]

     Joseph        M  10  c.1860   TX Can't r/w

     Thomas        M    7  c.1863   TX

     William               M    4  c.1866   TX

     John            M    3  c.1867   TX

     Charles        M    1  c.1869   TX

 

1880 TX/Red River pg 216 - wife #4, probably Caroline Gentry md Apr 3 1874

J(ames).W. Harvill        WM 65 c.1815 NC Farmer f:NC m:NC

   P.C.             WF  29 c.1851 AR? Wife f:GA m:GA

     J(ames).J.       WM 21 c.1859 MS Son f:NC m:MS

     W(illiam).H.        WM 13 c.1867 TX Son f:NC m:SC

     J(ohn).R.        WM 11 c.1869 TX Son f:NC m:SC

     R(ebecca?).R.        WF    6 c.1874 TX Dau. f:NC m:SC 

More About JAMES HARVILL and MARY DEASON:

Marriage: Oct 20, 1854, MS - Tishomingo Co.

 

                 iv.       ROBERT V. HARVELL, b. Bet. 1815 and 1819, SC or NC; d. Aft. 1880, Living in TN/Hardin on 1880 census; m. (1) LOUISA [ ] HARVELL.; b. circa 1816, SC; m. (2) BETTENA [ ] BRAUNER, Nov 13, 1867, TN - Hardin Co.   (2nd for both of them); b. circa 1815, SC or AL. 

Notes for ROBERT V. HARVELL:

Dec 20, 1850 AL/Lauderdale census, pg 296, household #927:

Robert Harvell            M 34 born MS (c.1816) Farmer

  Louser (Louisa?)      F 34 born SC (c.1816)

     Margaret                  F 11 born AL (c.1839) Attended school w/in year

     Isham                       M   9 born AL (c.1841) Attended school w/in year

     Nancy                        F   7 born AL (c.1843)

     Eliza                           F   5 born AL (c.1845)

    James                       M   2 born AL (c.1848)

    Robert                      M   2 mo.1850 AL

 

Same date and census, living very near in household #911 by were:

Thomas Kennedy                M 24 c.1826 AL Laborer; no RE

   (Milberry) Jane (Harvill)   F 20 c.1830 AL {md.10/24/1847 AL/Lauderdale}

      Thomas Kennedy          M   2 c.1848 AL

 

Could she be Robert's sister? MAYBE, but there were other Harwells/Harvels here at the same time. One note: Milberry Jane is unusual among the Harwells/Harvells. Only other one I find is a marriage in NC/Wake Co (next to Cumberland County where Isham's brother James settled), Moses (there's that name again!) Harvell married Milberry Wilder Sep 20, 1786.

 

Aug 22, 1860 census for TN/Hardin Co., pg. 349, Household #913

Robert V. Harwell              M 41 born SC (c.1819) Common Laborer

  Louisa                                  F 14* born AL (c.1846)

      James W.                        M 12 born AL (c.1848)

      Robert V.                        M 11 born AL (c.1849)

      Sarah A.                           F   7 born AL (c.1853)

*age 44?? Need to re- check

 

Aug 29, 1870 census for TN/Hardin Co #8 P.O. Savannah HH #157/157:

Robert (V.) Harvel       WM 55 c.1815 SC Farmer; $800 RE $908 Ppty

Bettena (Brauner)           F 55 c.1815 SC can't r/w; md. 11/13/1867

Cintha (Brauner??)         F 17 c.1853 AL Farm hand

Julia (Brauner??)             F 15 c.1855 AL Farm hand; can't r/w

Josiah (Brauner??)        M 11 c.1859 TN Farm hand; can't r/w

 

1880 census for TN/Hardin County, ED #48, sheet 21, household #174:

Robert Harvell                 WM 57* born NC Farmer; father born NC mother b.NC

Bethena Harvell (wife)      F 69 " AL "away from home" both parents b.NC

Eliza J. Kilbro** (dau)        F 36 " TN "widow"; both parents born in TN

John F Franks                    M 11 TN "grandson" of Robert - pnts.born TN

Rosey A. Franks                 F 10 TN "grandaughter" of Robert " " "

Sally Ann Harvey ***        F 26 TN married; "_is of family" (??)

* Robert's age should be 67, not 57

** This appears to be his daughter Eliza J. from the 1850 census. It looks like she married a guy name Franks first. There is a TN/Hardin marriage record for Eliza J. Franks to W.T. Kilburn Jan 21, 1870 - looks like he left her a widow, too.

*** This appears to be his daughter Sarah A. from the 1860 census, and that she married a Harvey first. There is a TN/Hardin Co. marriage record of Sally Ann Harvey + James Estep Aug 1, 1881 (Marriage book 3 pg51).  

So you tell me - was Robert born in MS (per 1850) ... SC (per 1860 and 1870) ... or NC (1880)? According to all the censuses, Robert could read and write, so I'm sure he knew. My guess: SC, but that's not a sure thing. I'll send stuff on Allen later, but the pattern is similar to Robert - claims SC several times, but not all.  

More About ROBERT HARVELL and BETTENA BRAUNER:

Marriage: Nov 13, 1867, TN - Hardin Co.   (2nd for both of them) 

       

Children of ISHAM HARVELL and JANE DRAUGHAN are:

                  v.       WARREN2 HARVILL, b. Bet. 1816 and 1822, SC or NC; m. MARY "POLLY" HENSLEY, Dec 7, 1841, MS - Tishomingo Co.; b. circa 1826, TN. 

Notes for WARREN HARVILL:

Reported on 1850 census as born c1822 in SC ... Reported on 1860 census as born c1816 in NC 

 

9/18/1850 census for MS/Tishomingo page 013 

Warren Harvel          M  25    c.1825   SC         Farmer;  $200 RE

  Mary (Hensley)        F  24    c.1826   TN

        Elizabeth       F    8    c.1842   MS

        Isaam       M   2    c.1848   MS

        Roseanna       F   1 mo.1850   MS

 

6/27/1860 census for MS/Tippah Co. page  693  Southern Division  Corona HH #311/304  

Warren Harvell          M  44*  c.1816  NC     Farming  can't r/w (*age off by 10 years)

  Mary (Hensley)        F   34    c.1826  TN      md. WH 12/07/1841 in Tishomingo

        Isham                   M  12    c.1848   MS

        Robert                 M    4    c.1856   MS

        Samuel                M    2    c.1858   MS

  

More About WARREN HARVILL and MARY HENSLEY:

Marriage: Dec 7, 1841, MS - Tishomingo Co.

 

                 vi.       ISHAM HARVILL, b. Apr 23, 1825, NC; d. Feb 23, 1905, MS - Alcorn Co. (Liberty Hill Cemetery); m. NANCY ELIZABETH SKILLMAN, Mar 11, 1847, MS - Tishomingo; b. May 27, 1824, AL - Coosa Co.; d. Jul 7, 1908, MS - Alcorn Co. (Glen - Liberty Hill Cemetery). 

Notes for ISHAM HARVILL:

Surname spelled Harwell on 1880 census? 

9/23/1850 census for MS/Tishomingo page 19  H/H #246 next to his father Isham

Isaam Harval              M   25     c.1825   NC     Farmer  $150 RE

  Nancy (Skillman)      F   21     c.1829   AL    md. IH 3/11/1847; can't r/w

        Jane                       F     1     c.1849   MS

        Caroline                F   1 mo.  1850   MS

 

8/25/1860 census for MS/Tishomingo page 295  Burnsville H/H #1971  

Isam Harwell                 M    35   c.1825    NC     Farmer  $0 RE  $250 Ppty

  Nancy E. (Skillman)   F     30   c.1830    AL     md. IH 3/11/1847

      Eliza P/J.                   F     11   c.1849    MS

      Margaret C.             F      9   c.1851    MS

      Isam C.                     M      8   c.1852    MS

      Zilpha D.                   F       6   c.1854    MS

      Mary M.                    M      4   c.1856    MS

     James F.                   M      3   c.1857    MS

 More About ISHAM HARVILL and NANCY SKILLMAN:

Marriage: Mar 11, 1847, MS - Tishomingo

 

                vii.       MILBERRY JANE HARVILL, b. circa 1830, AL per 1850 census; m. THOMAS CANNADY, Oct 24, 1847, AL - Lauderdale County; b. circa 1825; d. Living in TN/Hardin on 1870 census. 

Notes for MILBERRY JANE HARVILL:

From Terry Harvell E-Mail 12/07/99: 

" Thomas Cannady deed NE 20 T3 Rg 9" . [ Excerpt] " This indenture made this 26th day of May eighteen hundred and forty-eight between Thomas Cannady and his wife Milberryjane of the county of Lauderdale and state of Alabama of the first part and Isham Harvil resident of the county of Tishomingo in the state of Mississippi of the other part. "

 

Dec 20, 1850 AL/Lauderdale census, pg 296, household #911:

Thomas Kennedy                M   24  c.1826   AL   Laborer; no RE

   (Milberry) Jane (Harvill)   F   20  c.1830   AL   {md.10/24/1847 AL/Lauderdale}

      Thomas Kennedy          M     2   c.1848   AL

 

More About THOMAS CANNADY and MILBERRY HARVILL:

Marriage: Oct 24, 1847, AL - Lauderdale County 

       

Children of ISHAM HARVELL and MELVINA WHITE are:

               viii.       JOHN2 HARVILL, b. Dec 1849; m. ARTEMESSIA"JANE" CANNADY; b. circa 1852. 

Notes for JOHN HARVILL:

1900 Dist 79, McNairy County, Tennessee

125 128 Harvel Thomas   Apr 1875 25

                          Mary       Feb 1853 47 Mother

                          Leving    Mar 1885 15 Bro

                          Frank      May 1888 12 Bro

                          James    May 1890 10 Bro

                          John       Feb 1849 51 Uncle

 

                  ix.       CALVIN WILLIAM HARVILL, b. circa 1851, MS - Tishomingo County.

                   x.       ELIAS HARVILL, b. circa 1853; m. E.JANIE GLIDEWELL; b. circa 1858.

 

Notes for ELIAS HARVILL:

1880 Hardin Dist 49, Tennessee

33 35 Harvel Elias    26

                     E.Jane  22

                     Sarah     4

                     John       3

                    McCall   3m

                   William  13 Brother

 

                  xi.       JAMES ANDREW JACKSON HARVILL, b. circa 1857; m. MARY ANGELINE GLIDEWELL; b. Nov 8, 1853. 

Notes for MARY ANGELINE GLIDEWELL:

1920 Hardin County, Tennessee

75 75 Harvill Frank    33

                       Mary    66 Mother

 

                 xii.       WARREN M. HARVILL, b. circa 1858.

                xiii.       ELIZABETH HARVILL, b. circa 1859.

                xiv.       WILLIAM HARVILL, b. circa 1867.

 

Generation No. 4 

1.  MOSES [NC/WAKE]1 HARVELL  (MOSES?A, JOHNB HARWELL, SAMUELC, SAMUELD) was born Bef. 1755, and died Bef. 1811.  He married MILBERRY JANE WILDER Sep 20, 1788 in Wake County, North Carolina.  She was born circa 1760.

 

Notes for MOSES [NC/WAKE] HARVELL:

1790 Wake County, North Carolina

1 1 1 - - 3

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1800 Cumberland County, North Carolina

Moses Harvell  3 0 0 0 1 - 3 0 0 1 0

------------------------------------

1810 Cumberland County, North Carolina

Melburry Harvel 1 1 0 0 - 1 0 3 1 

 

Notes for MILBERRY JANE WILDER:

http://wilder.rootsweb.ancestry.com/p503.htm

 

1850 Cumberland County, North Carolina

51 51 William Rich       50

          Sophia                40

          Zack                    18

          Addison                6

          Ben J                    4

          Melba Harvil      90   *Milberry Harvell

52 52 Moses Harvil      47

          Mary                    67

          Mary                    26

          Dempsey Powell 18

         Elizabeth Harvil   24

          John R                 18

          Malotta Baker        6

          Jackson Johnson 27

 

Marriage Notes for MOSES HARVELL and MILBERRY WILDER:

Milberry WILDER married Moses HARRELL/HARVEL. Jacob UTLEY was bondsman.

Source(s): Marriages of Wake County, North Carolina, 1770-1868 by Brent Holcomb

 

Note: Michael Flanagan had this marriage date as Sep 20, 1786...

 

More About MOSES HARVELL and MILBERRY WILDER:

Marriage: Sep 20, 1788, Wake County, North Carolina

       

Children of MOSES HARVELL and MILBERRY WILDER are:

                   i.       ISHAM2 HARVELL, b. Mar 11, 1789, NC -  Wilkes; d. 1868, MS - Buried in TN / Hardin Co. (Savannah - Graham Cemetery); m. (1) PEGGY DAVIDSON, Jun 2, 1812, NC - Johnston Co.  (Bdm: Isham & Moses Harville); b. Bet. 1775 and 1794, NC according to 1880 census of sons; d. Bef. 1825, (see notes); m. (2) JANE DRAUGHAN, Aft. 1820, NC? Relationship of these children to Isham is FAR from certain!!; b. Bet. 1790 and 1794, NC/Cumberland Co.??; d. Bet. 1845 and 1847, MS - Tishomingo (unmarked grave in Leedy); m. (3) MELVINA JANE WHITE, Mar 20, 1848, MS - Tishomingo County      6 children; b. circa 1829, TN - her age reported as 21 in 1850 and 26 in 1860.

 

Notes for ISHAM HARVELL:

THIS ISHAM WAS THOUGHT TO BE THE SON OF ISHAM AND MATILDA CAST HARVELL, BUT RECENT RESEARCH HAS BROUGHT THAT INTO QUESTION.  WE NOW BELIEVE THAT HE WAS THE SON OF MOSES AND MILBERRY WILDER HARVELL.  THIS IS BASED LARGELY ON WERE ISHAM WAS WHEN HE AND PEGGY DAVIDSON WERE MARRIED IN 1812 - AS WELL AS THE FACT THAT ISHAM NAMED A DAUGHTER BORN TO HIS SECOND WIFE MILBERRY JANE.  THIS IS STILL NOT A CERTAIN PROOF, BUT IT IS STRONG CIRCUMSTANTIAL EVIDENCE.

 

From: Terry & Peggy Harvell <harvell@avsia.com

To: Michael Flanagan <michael.prs@pdq.net

Sent: Wednesday, October 13, 1999 8:06 AM

Subject: family

 

 Mike,

 Here is some info. Notice that there should be a question mark at the  start of this info, as well as at the end. This was given to me by a 3rd.  cousin 3 times removed. Have no documented evidence.  Isham died 1868. The inscription states 1865. The story is, the tomb stone  engraver made the mistake. He refused to change the date unless the family  paid for a new stone as he could not change the five to an eight. Sounds  good to me. I guess this is just one of those family stories we have to take  at face value.

. . . . .

Also Betty Read [the lady that died and lived in Memphis], She also knew for a fact  that Jane D. was the wife of Isham poss. # 3. ? They were married in NC. She thinks that Isham/ Jane D. came from Giles TN. Jane died 1847 and indeed was buried in a cemetery at Leedy MS. [no longer a town]. She related that Isham operated a saw mill in Giles Co. TN. His home was near the Maury Co. line and he possibly knew Jane White [wife #2 or #3] when she was a young girl. 

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1820 Census NC/Cumberland Co pg 147 - Capt. McLeod's District

Harwell(sic),Isham  3-0-0-0-1-0    1-0-0-1-0     No Slaves 

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NC/Surry County P&Q Court Minutes, Vol. 7, Wed., Nov 15, 1821

"The State vs. ISOM HARVELL - It is ordered by the Court that the defendant be discharged from the jail of this county."  

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1840 Census for TN/Giles Co., page 92:

Isham  Harwell       0-0  1-0  0 0 0 1 0        0-1 0-0 0 0 1 0 0       No slaves

 Next to Robert Owens  

Isaiah {Josiah?} Harwell    2-1  0-0  0 0 1 0 0    1-0 0-1 0 1 0 0 0       No slaves

 

Nov 3, 1847 TN/Giles County

Land Survey No. 804.  State of Tennessee, Giles county: By virtue of Entry No-- made in the entry takers office of Giles county for 71 acres of land in the name of John Lewis, on the -- day of 1849, I have surveyed for John Lewis 71 acres of land, his occupant, situate in Giles county in civil district No. 18, in range no. 2 or 3, & in section No. 3, on the waters of Shoats Creek, Beginning at a wild cherry tree & dogwood the northeast corner of a 257 acre tract in the name of Thomas C. Paine; running north 50 poles to two little hickories; thence west 38 poles to three hickories; thence north 20 poles to a whiteoak; thence west 11 poles to a stake, sourwood and oak pointers; thence S. 38 1/2 W. with a conventional line, between John Lewis & Wm. Lewis, 158 poles to a beech & poplar pointer, in the east boundary line of a survey in the name of ISAM HARWELL on which John Fondlin now lives; thence east with William C. Stanfords north boundary 148 poles to a whiteoak & redoak saplins in the west boundary of said 257 acre tract; thence north with said line 53 poles to the beginning, this the 3rd. day of November, 1847.

Jo. S. Edmondson, D.S.G.C.

Thos C. Paine, Wm. C. Stanford. S.C.C.

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1850 MS/Tishomingo Co., page 19,  9/23/1850  H/H 246 next to father Isham:

Isaam Harval       M  25 c.1825  NC         Farmer  $150 RE

  Nancy (Skillman)       F   21 c.1829  AL       m.IH 3/11/1847

      Jane                         F     1 c.1849  MS

      Caroline       F    1 mo.1850 MS 

H/H 247; Said to be widower of Jane Draughon; s/o Isham & Matilda (Cast) of NC/Wilkes

Isaam Harvel Sr.       M  61 c.1789  NC          

   Jane (White)       F   21 c.1829  TN         m. IH 3/20/1848 MS/Tishomingo

      John                         M    1 c.1849   MS

 

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1860 MS/Tishomingo, pg. 271  8/21/1860  H/H #1817  Corinth

Isam Harwell       M  77  c.1783  NC         Farmer  (actually born 1789)

  Jane (White)       F   26?c1834  TN       2nd wife; Was age 21 on 1850 census

      Calvin                      M     9 c.1851  MS

      John                         M     8 c.1852  MS       (actually their first son b.1849)

      Elias                         M     7 c.1853  MS

      Andrew J.       M     3 c.1857  MS

      Warren M.       M     2 c.1858  MS

      Elizabeth       F      1 c.1859  MS

 

 

 

Notes for PEGGY DAVIDSON:

Shown to be age 26-45 on the 1820 census, presuming she is the wife of Isham at that time, and the mother of the three sons and

Not sure she is the mother of all three of these sons, but Isham could not have been married to Jane Draughon prior to 1820 - she was still married to Peter Edwards at that time.

 

More About ISHAM HARVELL and PEGGY DAVIDSON:

Marriage: Jun 2, 1812, NC - Johnston Co.  (Bdm: Isham & Moses Harville)

 

Notes for JANE DRAUGHAN:

E-Mail to Terry Harvell and Roger Harvell 11/17/99:

 

Since Isham b.1789 is said to have been married to Jane Draughon, I looked

very briefly at Draughons in NC/Cumberland, where Isham is found on the 1820

census. No Draughons/Drawns, etc. are in or near NC/Wilkes or Surry when

Isham lived there, so I can only assume he met her elsewhere. The only

things we know about her are that she was born in the 1790s according to the

data for the 1840 census in TN/Giles, that Isham's sons James W and Robert

claimed both their parents were born in NC, and that she died in MS 1845-47.

I'm not so sure Jane was the mother of James and Robert for the reasons

shown below, but I'm pretty sure she was born in NC. 

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NC / Cumberland Co Will Abstracts

Will Book A:226

DRAUGHON, George -  Written Jan 13, 1816 - Proved at Court Mar 1816

- Nephew Miller C. Draughon, land on west side of Cape Fear River in

Cumberland Co, and 640 acres on the west side of the Black Mingo. {Note:

James Harwell/Harvell lived on the Black Mingo}

- Grand-nephew Robert George Edwards

- Grand-niece Rachel Margaret Draughon

- Neice Mary Ann Draughon

- Brother Robert and his heirs, except his son Miller

- Nephews James H Draughon, Magnes Draughon

Witnesses:  Hugh Smith and Jonathan Smith

 

1800 census for NC/Cumberland Co, pg 373:

George Draughon     Males: 0 0 0 0 1     Females: 0 0 0 0 2   + 9 slaves

 ~~~~

1785

Robert and George Druaghon both excused from jury duty because they were not freeholders. The only significance of this is that it puts Jane Draughon's

father in NC/Cumberland several years before her birth (assuming she was

born 1790-94, for reason to be shown).

 

Will Book A:227-228

DRAUGHON, Robert - Written Jan 22, 1816  Proved at Court Mar 1816

- Son Robert H. Draughon, 200 acres on west side of Cape Fear River and lot

in Aversburgh bought og Thomas and James Atkins

- James H Draughon, Magnes Draughon, Miller C. Drughan, 50 acres on west

side of Cape Fear River (1/2 100 acres bought of Aaron Moore? Nearest land

left him by my brother George, and 150 acres on waters of Mingo joining land

given by George.

- Son-in-law Peter Edwards . Dau. Jane Edwards, wife of Peter Edwards. Peter & Jane's son.

- Daughter Mary Ann Draughon

- Brother George

- Son James's daughter mentioned but not named.

- Mention of land on east side of Cape Fear River, horses and lots in Aversburgh to be sold, and "estate of Gerald Banks"

- Graveyard to be walled in

Executors: sons James H., Mangus, & Robert H Draughon, son-in-law Peter

Edwards and friend John McAlister . Witnesses High Smith and N.B. Fulsom

 

1800 Census for NC/Cumberland pg.373

Robert Draughon   Males: 4 3 0 0 1    Females:  1 0 1 1 0   + 12 slaves

Jane could be the 2nd-oldest female, age 16-26, born 1774-84 ... But she may

also be the female under age 10 (born in the 1790s), which would also fit

the 1810, 1820 and 1840 censuses ... Robert's 1816 will names only 3 sons -

7 are shown here, but it certainly is not out of the question that 4 of them

may have died over the next 16 years.

 

Jane Draughon married Peter Edwards Dec 18, 1809 in NC/Cumberland Co. 

~~~~~~~~~

1810 Census for NC/Duplin Co pg.699:

Age groups: 0-10 ... 10-16 ... 16-26 ... 26-45 ... 45+

(This is the ONLY Peter Edwards on the 1810 census for NC - Duplin is very

near Cumberland)

Peter Edwards    Males: 2 3 0 1 0    Females: 2 1 0 1 0      + no slaves

Assuming this to be the recent husband of Jane Draughon, she is clearly his

2nd wife - at least 7 of the 8 children here would be from a previous

marriage of his. Jane is age 16-26 (born 1784-94), which is consistent with

the 1800 census which shows her to be born either 1774-84, or in the 1790s.

If 1790s, then in the 1790-94 time frame, which works for someone married in

1809.

 

Also in NC/Duplin on the 1810 census:

Newman Edwards   Males: 0 0 0 0 1    Females: 0 0 1 0 1   no slaves

Matthew Edwards                 1 2 1 0 1                      1 0 2 1 1   5   slaves

Thomas Kennedy                   1 1 4 0 1                      4 0 0 1 0   no slaves

Joseph Kennedy                     0 0 1 0 0                     0 0 1 0 0   no slaves

Daniel Kennedy                       3 1 0 1 0                     2 0 0 1 0   no slaves

{noted just in case they have anything to do with the Cannady/Kennedy family

in AL/Lauderdale) 

~~~~~~~~

1820 Census for NC/Duplin Co.:

Age groups: Same as 1810, except the 4th column for males (only) is 18-26

(Again, this is the ONLY Peter Edwards listed on the 1820 census for NC)

Peter Edwards   Males: 0 0 0 4 0 1     Females 4 2 2 1 0    + no slaves

 

Clearly the same people in the same county as the 1810 census - but I can't

tell from Robert Draughon's 1816 will whether Peter & Jane Edwards were

living in NC when he died, or whether they remained in NC after Robert died, so

this may not be Peter who married Jane Draughon. But if it is, she is in the

26-45 age group (born 1775-94). If Jane was born in 1790-94, that would fit

all three of these censuses, as well as the 1840 census for TN/Giles where

Isham's wife was shown to be born in the 1790s (assuming the census taker

got it right and that they gave him correct info). 

~~~~~~~~

Observations:  I can't read too much into this, because there's no certainty that this is the right Peter Edwards, or that this is even the same Jane Draughon who eventually married Isham Harwell/Harv*l. To the best of my knowledge, we don't even know if Draughon was Jane's maiden name or a married name that she had at the time she married Isham. 

But on the off chance that this is the same Jane Draughon, then clearly Isham was not her first husband, and she was not his first wife - they would have been married sometime after 1820. Since isham was already married with four kids on the 1820 census for NC/Cumberland, his prior wife would, under this scenario, most likely be Peggy Davison of Johnston Co. (which is next to NC/Cumberland) to whom Isham was married in 1812. If Jane was still married to Peter Edwards in 1820, then none of Isham's sons born prior to 1820 are by Jane Draughon. Peggy is a nickname for Margaret, and Robert (who appears to be one of Isham's three sons born prior to 1820) named his oldest known daughter Margaret (married Daniel Glidewell). This proves nothing, but may be worth noting for future reference. 

I looked again at the 1840 census for any Edwards people in the immediate vicinity of Isham, but found nothing conclusive - no surprise, because it appears that Jane and Peter Edwards had no males from their marriage - at least none who survived to 1820. Peter had several from his previous marriage, and she and Peter seem to have had one mentioned in Robert Draughon's 1816 will, but the 1820 census shows no young males (again assuming this is the "right" Peter Edwards in NC/Duplin). 

Terry, other than the oral tradition that Isham's wife was Jane Draughon, do we know anything more about her, or have anything that actually says she was Jane Draughon? Where does that idea come from?? Also, do you have the 1880 census data for Isham b.1825 - if so, what does it say about where his parents were born?  - Rgds, M

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E-Mail from Terry Harvell  12/07/99:

Ms. Burcham remembers seeing the Bibles. Also said that Ms. Gill {MO} had had access to these in the past when Amanda Harvill was living.  Also  Betty Read. [The lady that died and lived in Memphis], She also knew for a fact that Jane D. was the wife of Isham  poss. # 3. ?  They were married in NC. She thinks that  Isham/ Jane D. came from Giles TN. Jane died 1847 and indeed was buried in a cemetery at Leedy MS. [ no longer a town].

 

More About ISHAM HARVELL and JANE DRAUGHAN:

Marriage: Aft. 1820, NC? Relationship of these children to Isham is FAR from certain!!

 

More About ISHAM HARVELL and MELVINA WHITE:

Marriage: Mar 20, 1848, MS - Tishomingo County      6 children

 

                  ii.       MOSES HARVELL, b. circa 1802; m. (1) MARY NORDEN, Nov 14, 1818, NC - Cumberland Co.; b. circa 1783; m. (2) SARAH SMITH, Oct 3, 1852, NC - Wake Co; b. circa 1811, NC. 

Notes for MOSES HARVELL:

1820 Federal Census for NC/Cumberland page 145, Captain McLeod's District 2  (includes Rockfish)

MOSES HARWELL    Males:  0  1  0 -1  0  0    Females:  2  0  0  1         0    + no slaves

This cannot be the son of James of Cumberland County, because the family structure is wrong for that Moses. It must be the Moses who married Mary Norden in 1818 - John Norden is in the next household. This Moses was 18-26 in 1820, thus born 1794-1802

 

1850 Cumberland County, North Carolina

51 51 William Rich       50

          Sophia                40

          Jack                    18

          Addison                6

          Ben J                    4

          Melba Harvil      90   *Milberry Harvell

52 52 Moses Harvil      47

          Mary                    67

          Mary                    26

          Dempsey Powell 18

         Elizabeth Harvil   24

          John R                 18

          Malotta Baker        6

          Jackson Johnson 27

 

More About MOSES HARVELL and MARY NORDEN:

Marriage: Nov 14, 1818, NC - Cumberland Co. 

More About MOSES HARVELL and SARAH SMITH:

Marriage: Oct 3, 1852, NC - Wake Co

 

                 iii.       SOPHIA HARVELL?, b. circa 1810; m. WILLIAM RICH; b. circa 1800; d. Bef. 1860. 

Notes for SOPHIA HARVELL?:

It is uncertain that Sophia is the daughter of Moses and Milberry, but it seems likely.  MIlberry is in their household next door to Moses[Jr] in 1850 Cumberland County, North Carolina.

 

1860 Harnett County, North Carolina

92 93 Sopha Rich          46

           Benj F                 14

 

Notes for WILLIAM RICH:

1850 Cumberland County, North Carolina

51 51 William Rich       50

          Sophia                40

          Zack                    18

          Addison                6

          Ben J                    4

          Melba Harvil      90   *Milberry Harvell

 

                 iv.       UNKNOWN HARVELL, b. Bef. 1800.

                  v.       UNKNOWN HARVELL, b. Bef. 1800.

                 vi.       UNKNOWN HARVELL, b. Bef. 1800.

                vii.       UNKNOWN HARVELL, b. Bef. 1800. 

 

Generation No. 5 

1.  MOSES?1 HARVELL  (JOHNA HARWELL, SAMUELB, SAMUELC) was born Bet. 1710 and 1738.

 

Notes for MOSES? HARVELL:

MOSES HARVILL is found on the Oct 8, 1754 NC/Granville Co. Muster roll of militia commanded by Col. Wm. Eaton has 8 companies, the 1st of which is a company of 97 men commanded by Capt. John Glover. This Moses was no less than 16 years old, and was probably older than that at the time of this muster, meaning that he was born prior to 1738, and possibly as early as 1710.  

NOTE: It is raw speculation that he is the father of James, David and Isham Harvill/Harvell of Surry, Wilkes and Cumberland County, and should be considered only one of several possibilities to be the father of these men. However, he is in the right place, and is of the right age, to be the father of these men - each of whom had a son named Moses. 

RDH Note: If Moses was born c1730, he could be the son of John (brother of Little Sam)...       

Children of MOSES? HARVELL are:

                   i.       DAVID2 HARVILL, b. circa 1750; d. circa 1817, Surry County, North Carolina; m. MARY "PATSY" WOMACKS, circa 1771; b. Bet. 1755 and 1765; d. 1832, Surry County, North Carolina  Will Bk 4:43  file 447A. 

Notes for DAVID HARVILL:

From Federal Census data, and from "Some Pioneers From Wilkes County, North Carolina", pages 134-141, by Mrs. W.O. Absher, 1989: 

1774:

David HARVIL is listed with one poll in 1774 on a list of taxables taken by Benjamin CLEVELAND in Surry County, N.C. He is on John HUDSPETH'S list with one poll in 1775.  

1778:

On the 15th September 1778, Boman CASS entered 240 acres of land on the middle fork of Hunting Creek adjoining David HARVEL and including CASS's improvement (Entry #409) 

1780:

On the 16th January 1780, David HARVILL entered 100 acres head of Long Branch, but Benjamin HERNDON had a better entry. (Entry #1527; Wilkes Land Entry Book 1778-1781).  

NC / Surry County Tax lists - Capt. Obediah Benge's District (120 polls)

DAVID HARVILLE taxed for 600 acres, one white poll, no black polls

 

1790 Federal Census, Surry County, Salisbury District, page 186:

David Harvil  1 male over 16, 7 males under 16, 3 females of all ages, no slaves 

1791:

NC / Surry County Tax lists - Capt. Obediah Benge's District

DAVID HARVILL taxed for 600 acres, one white poll, no black polls 

1794:

NC / Surry County Tax lists - Capt. Hudspeth's District

DAVID HARVILL taxed for 800 acres, one white poll, no black polls

 

1800 Federal Census for NC / Surry County, page 662

David Harvel          Males:  2 3 1 0 1     Females: 2 0 0 1 0      no slaves 

1806:

20th December 1806 Isom HARVELL sold David HARVILL of Surry County, N.C. 550 acres of land on the waters of Hunting Creek (Deed Book F-1, page 553).

 

1810 Federal Census for NC/Surry County, page 641

David Harvill         Males:  0 0 0 0 1      Females:  0 1 0 0 1

{Nearby: Squire, William, Moses and James Harvill who are right ages to be sons of David)

 

"Genealogies of Virginia Families", publ. by Baltimore Publ. Co. as taken from "Tyler's Quarterly, Vol. IV (l923)", Volume IV reprinted in l98l, p. l80:   [Dobson, Surry Co., N. C. - Deed Bk H:l49] (Abstract - sic) - Deed dtd 4 May l799. Isaac Elsberry of Surry Co. sells to JAMES HARVILL of CUMBERLAND Co., N. C. for $50.00, 200 acres on the great branch, beg. on a post O ak the corner of John Elsberry's former tract and running west 280 poles to a pine. thence S. by a line of marked trees, an unknown number of poles, to the corner of the said Isaac Elsberry's own land whereon he lives, thence E. by a line o marked trees to the said Elsberry's S. E. corner, thence S. to the Old line, E. on a stake on the above named branch, thence N. l72 poles to the beginning - (signed) Isaac (X his mark) Elsberry -  Wit: DAVID HARVILL, John Elsberry [the younger].  Proved by the oath of DAVID HARVILL in Court at the May Term l799.   The county seat of Surry is in Dobson, not far from Mt. Airy, N. C. (home of the famed "Mayberry TV Series).

 

Notes for MARY "PATSY" WOMACKS:

Age: She was born 1755-74 per 1800 census, and prior to 1765 per the 1810 census. Given her marriage year of 1771, she was probably born c1755.

 

Surry County, NC - Will Book 4:43  (File 447A)

May 14, 1832

 

In the name of God, Amen. I PATSEY COOK do make this my last will and testament in manner and form as follows. My soul I give to God who gave it in trust for taken up through the merits of my savior Jesus Christ. It is my desire that my body be decently buried according to my friends directions and all the other preperty that God blessed me with I give and dispose as follows. Then it is my will and desire that FERIBE SISK and ELIZABETH FINCH and POLLY JOHNSON I give all my _<?>_ clothes to be equally divided between the three and a bed quilt _<?>_ and POLLY my cloak. Then it is my will and desire that my husband JOHN COOK should have all my other property during his natural life or widower and at his death to be sold and the money equally divided among my three daughters. Then it is my will and desure that ALLEN SISK should have all my property in the hands of him to keep for the use of JOHN COOK as he? wishes me. ALLEN SISK to sell the property and equally divide the money between the three girls.       /s/  PATSEY (x h.m.) COOK    May the 14th Day 1832

Witnesses:  JESSE (x h.m.) EDWARDS  ...  ALLEN (x h.m.) SISK

 

Notes By compiler Lee Harville (The Harwell Researcher, June 1999, Page 588)

 

1. The property in the will is most likely Patsey's dowry, the old home place on the south slope of Fox Knob in Yadkin County.

 

2. Ferebe Harvil married Jesse Sisk Aug 11, 1797. After Patsey's death they moved to Randolph County Indiana with other members of Patsey's family and lived out their lives there. Allen Sisk could be Jesse's brother. (MHF Note: Or his son)

 

3. Elizabeth Harvel b.c1789 married Wellington Finch Jan 19, 1807.  We corresponded with a descendant several years ago. After her mother's death, Betsy and her family moved to Randolph County, Indiana, and lived in the city of Bluntville. Descendants of this family eventually moved to Mercer County, Illinois, and lived in Aledo.

 

4. Mary/Polly Harvil, b.c1794, marrie dReuben Johnson, son of Charles and Susannah (Sparks) Johnson, May 23, 1812. After Patsey's death they moved to Randolph County and lived out their lives there.

 

 

 

More About DAVID HARVILL and MARY WOMACKS:

Marriage: circa 1771

 

                  ii.       MOSES [NC/WAKE] HARVELL, b. Bef. 1755; d. Bef. 1811; m. MILBERRY JANE WILDER, Sep 20, 1788, Wake County, North Carolina; b. circa 1760.

 

Notes for MOSES [NC/WAKE] HARVELL:

1790 Wake County, North Carolina

1 1 1 - - 3

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1800 Cumberland County, North Carolina

Moses Harvell  3 0 0 0 1 - 3 0 0 1 0

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1810 Cumberland County, North Carolina

Melburry Harvel 1 1 0 0 - 1 0 3 1 

 

Notes for MILBERRY JANE WILDER:

http://wilder.rootsweb.ancestry.com/p503.htm

 

1850 Cumberland County, North Carolina

51 51 William Rich       50

          Sophia                40

          Zack                    18

          Addison                6

          Ben J                    4

          Melba Harvil      90   *Milberry Harvell

52 52 Moses Harvil      47

          Mary                    67

          Mary                    26

          Dempsey Powell 18

         Elizabeth Harvil   24

          John R                 18

          Malotta Baker        6

          Jackson Johnson 27

 

Marriage Notes for MOSES HARVELL and MILBERRY WILDER:

Milberry WILDER married Moses HARRELL/HARVEL. Jacob UTLEY was bondsman.

Source(s): Marriages of Wake County, North Carolina, 1770-1868 by Brent Holcomb 

Note: Michael Flanagan had this marriage date as Sep 20, 1786... 

More About MOSES HARVELL and MILBERRY WILDER:

Marriage: Sep 20, 1788, Wake County, North Carolina

 

                 iii.       ISHAM HARVILL, b. Bet. 1752 and 1754, NC (or possibly VA); d. Jul 29, 1813, NC - Wilkes; m. MATILDA CAST, Mar 5, 1781, Wilkes County, North Carolina; b. Aft. 1765; d. Bef. Jun 1838, Surry County, North Carolina. 

Notes for ISHAM HARVILL:

NC Notes for Wilkes County:

1772 - Rowan Co. (from which Wilkes was formed in 1777) tax list for an area in Rowan Co. that encompasses western Davie, northern Iredell, southern Wilkes & Yadkin counties includes the names of JAMES HARWELL, DAVID HARWELL, James Cass (his daughter Matilda married Isham Harvel 1781 NC/Wilkes), Robt. Dobson, Jas. Dobson and Benj. Dobson - all taxed one poll each.

{MHF Note: The fact that Isham is not included suggests that he was not yet of taxable age, or that he did not yet reside in this area of NC. If he was not of age 21 in 1772, but was of taxable age in 1775, then he was probably born 1752-54, which is consistent with 1800 census data showing he was born before 1755} 

1775 -  DAVID HARVILL on John Hudspeth's tax list w/ one poll ... JAMES "and his brother" ISHAM Harville also on Hudspeth's tax list w/ 2 polls.

{MHF Note:  

Aug 8, 1778 - ISHAM HARVEL entered (#227) 550 A. on both sides of little fork Hunting Creek on ridge between Duggar's Creek and Ring Fire Knob adj. John Doial {sic - Doyle} and his own improvement. 

Feb 25, 1779 -  ISHAM HARVEL entered (#882) 100a. between s. fork of Hunting Creek, Osborn's Creek adj. his own entry  and John Howard. 

Feb 22, 1780  - ISHAM HARVILL entered (#1639) 100 A. adj. his own land and including some waters of Duggar's Creek. 

March 5, 1781 - ISHAM HARVILL married Matilda Cast. She's named in will of her father James Cast (or Cass) written 3/15/1816 Prbt. 5/1819 (NC/Iredell WB 1A:12). 

1782 - ISOM HARVILLE listed 650 A., 4 horses and 5 head of cattle in Capt. Alexander Gordon's District ... 4/26: ISHAM HARVEL one of bdmen for Mary Roberts so her charge would not become a charge of the County (WB 1:321) ... ISHAM HARRELL/HARVEL rec'd 30. currency for 3 packs of corn for sundries furnished militia of NC, VA and SC (Voucher #717). 

Jul 20, 1783 -  Joshua Mize (died 1790) bought (DB C-1:25-27) 480 A.  @ Sheriff's sale on little fork of Hunting Creek adj. ISHAM HARVELL and Mark Whitaker; land was John Doyle's lost for failing to pay a substitute in the militia. 

Nov 9, 1784 -  ISOM HARVILLE received State grant (DB A-1:457) A. 550 acres on Hunting Creek adj. Joshua Mise and Luke Browning. 

1785 -  1/26: Ezekial Cast bound unto ISHAM HARVILL to learn the shoemaker trade {MHF Note: Does this mean Isham was a shoemaker as well as a farmer?}; Samuel Cast bound to ISHAM HARVILL to learn occupation of farmer and Winnefred Cast bound to ISHAM to learn trade of spinster ... 1/28: "Whereas the three orphan children of Bowman Cast be bound unto ISHAM HARVILL it seems was done through misinformation and bond ordered withdrawn" (P&Q minutes) ... ISOM HARVILLE listed 700 acres and 1 poll in tax lists ... 4/25: ISHAM HARVIL served on juries ... 10/25: ISHAM HARVIL bdm for Jonathan & Sarah Haithman's Admin. bond on estate of Wm. Hulen dec'd (WB1:174). 

1786 State Census - Wilkes County,  Capt. (Alexander) Gordon's District, household of Isham Harvell:     

1 male age 21-60  (born 1726-1764)  Isham (probably born mid-to-late 1750s)

5 males under 21 or over 60 (born 1765 or later, or before 1726)

3 females

No slaves or free blacks

 

1787 - ISHAM HARVIL on road jury to view road where Ore Road crosses Surry Co. near Hunting Creek to Salisbury Road below the old store and along said road to County line ... 7/30: ISHAM HARVILL overseer of Ore Road that goes by James Norman's to Rowan County line. 

1789 - ISHAM HARVEL born son of Isham & Matilda (Cast) Harwell  ... ISHAM HAVIL taxed for 700 acres and 1 poll in CAPT. HARVIL'S District (his own??) from 1789 thru 1799.

 

1790 Federal Census, NC Wilkes Co., 5th Company, household of Isom Harvell:

One male over 16   (born before 1774)    Isham

3 males under 16   (born after 1773)         Isham b.1789 + 2 others

2 females    Matilda + one other 1791 - ISHAM HARVEL living in Capt. HARVIL's district (his own??).     

Jul 30, 1792 -  ISHAM HARVEL security for Charles Johnson's Constable bond. 

Apr 29, 1793 - Christopher Munday recorded giving mortgage Bill of Sale to ISHAM HARVEL (WB 1:415) for 148 acres adj. Wm. Hulin on Pipe Camp Creek where Munday lives.  

Feb 5, 1794 - ISHAM HARVILLE ordered exempt @ P&Q court from fine for non-attendance at court as juror. 

Wilkes County, North Carolina, Minutes, Vol. IV

1795- Ordered That Isham Harvil, Randolph Maybery, William Mitchel, Junr.,Abel Nickleson, James Cast,... James Jarvis, John Wilsom...James Durham.. Henry Hayes View Road From Lower End Felts Field To Oar Road

 

1797 - ISHAM HARVIL sold (DB D:285) William Wilcoxson 150 A. on N. fork of Hunting Creek ... 9/19: James McBride bought 150 A. (DB D:243) on Hunting Creek from Martha Mize ("Patty" - widow 1790 of Joshua) adj. ISHAM HARVEL. 

1799 -  6/30: James Cass (Cast) rec'd state grant (DB C-1:257) for 100 acres on waters of Hunting Creek adj. Ambrose Mullens and ISHAM HARVILL ... July: ISHAM HARVEL listed as owing to estate of Vaschel Young (WB 1:522). 

1800 census for Wilkes County. I'm pretty sure he's the man who is listed as Isham "Harvey", page 44, because:

A. There are no Harvey families in the 1796-99 tax lists for Wilkes County

B. There are no Harvey families in the Wilkes County court or deed records for the1790-1810 era.

C. Isham was taxed for one poll and 550 acres in the 7th district of Wilkes in 1799, as he had been since 1784. (Don't have access to tax records for 1800 onward).

D. Isham continued to live there until his death in 1813, with the exception of the 6 months he spent in jail in Rowan County in 1809.

E. The structure of Isham Harvey's 1800 census household matches that of Isham Harvil in the 1790 federal census, and the 1786 state census.  

According to this 1800 census, the household of Isham is as follows:

One male age 45+ (born 1755 or earlier) - Isham

One female age 45+ - Matilda

One male age 16-26 (born 1774-84) - Probably James who md. Betsy Dickens Jan 27, 1807 in NC/Wilkes

Two males age 10-16 (b.1784-90) - Isham b.1789 and one other

One female age 10-16 (born 1784-90) - not on 1810 census with family

One female under 10 (born 1790-1800) - born 1794-1800 per 1810 census

No slaves  

Feb 22, 1804 -  ISHAM HARVILL bought (DB F-1:34) at Sheriff's sale 150a. on waters of Hunting Creek, land lost by Luke Browning. 

1805  -  ISHAM HARVILL taxed for 550a, no polls; JAMES HARVEL (Isham's oldest son?) listed for 180a, one poll. 

Dec 20, 1806 -  ISOM HARVILL sold (DB F-1:553) DAVID HARVILL of Surry Co. NC 550 A. on waters of Hunting Creek. 

Dec 20, 1807 -  Land of ISHAM HARVEL mentioned and JAMES HARVEL a witness to will of James Westlock (WB 2:252). 

Mar 22, 1808  -   State finds ISOM HARVILL and Thomas Ferguson guilty of forgery. Sheriff ordered to convey them to Salisbury jail under guard of 4 men and to issue summons to guard them each night for their safe keeping in Wilkes jail. 

Some Pioneers From Wilkes County, North Carolina,  p. 136: "On the 22nd of March 1808, State vs. Isom HARVILL  - Forgery  -  pleads not guilty - Jury finds Defendant guilty in manner and form charged in the Bill of Indictment. On the 23rd March 1808 - State vs. Thomas Ferguson and Isom HARVIL - each Defendant be bound in sum of 1,000 Pounds for their appearance on Monday of Next Superior Court and answer a charge; if either does not give security in ten days from above date the Sheriff is authorized to convey them to Salisbury Jail under guard of four men and the Sheriff is authorized to summon four men to guard them each might for their safe keeping while in Wilkes Jail.  On the 23rd of March 1808,  State vs. Isom HARVIL and Thomas FERGUSON. Ordered that the  Sheriff or keeper of the Jail of the County of Rowan  receive the defendants in their Jail and safely keep them until applied for by the Sheriff of Wilkes County Wm G. LENOIR Clk. On 22nd March 1809 State vs. Isom HARVILL  - Forgery  - Reasons for arrest of Judgment upon solomn agreement [sic, should be argument] M. TROY in behalf of the State and Israel PICKENS for the Defendant  - Court ordered reason be overruled  -  Friday, 24th March 1809  -  State vs. Isom HARVILL and Thomas FERGUSON - Forgery - The Defendants in this case having been heretofore convicted of forgery were brought to the bar to bear the sentence of th Court pronounced which is as pillory one hour and receive thirty nine lashes on his bare back, be imprisoned for six months and pay a fine of twenty shillings; Ordered that the Sheriff of Wilkes County put this sentence in execution immediately. (Same date) State vs. Isom HARVILL and Thomas Ferguson - The Sheriff of Wilkes County having made known to this court that the Jail of said county is entirely insufficient for the safekeeping of said prisoners, it is therefore ordered by the Court that the Sheriff of Wilkes County convey the said Isom HARVIL and Thomas FERGUSON to the Jail in Salisbury, together with a copy of the sentence of this Court and that the Jailer of the County of Rowan do receive the aforesaid and them safely keep until the expiration of six months from the day of receiving; their sentence beginning the 24th day of March AD 1809.  Teste: Wm. GB. LENOIR, Clk. (Wilkes County Minutes Docket of Superior Court (1807-1820). Microfilm) 

Mar 24, 1809 -  ISOM HARVILL and Thomas Ferguson, previously found guilty of forgery, each to stand in the pillory one hour and receive 39 lashes on his bare back, be imprisoned 6 months and pay fine of 20 shillings. Jail in  Wilkes insufficient; sheriff to convey them to Jail of Salisbury in Rowan County, sentence to begin 3/24/1809 ... 11/29: WILLIAM HARVILL (Isham's son?) m. Mary Crabtree, John Stanley bdm. 

1810 Federal Census, NC Wilkes, pg.864, household of Isham Harvell

One male age 45+ (born before 1765)    Isham

One female 26-45  (born 1765-84)            Matilda

One male 16-26 (born 1784-94)                 Isham b.1789?

One female 10-16 (born 1794-1800)        Daughter 

1813 -  North Carolina, Wilkes County, August Term 1813 ... "An Allowance to Matilda HARVELL, widow of I. HARVELL, deceased, July the 29th AD 1813. The commissioners met according to order of the court after being duly Sworn agreed that the Widow of the deceased and family be allowed Sixty-Five Dollars, after valuing the property mentioned in the Inventory which we agree shall be her Dowery or Allowance and find it not Sufficient to Satisfy the above Allowance Given under our hands & Seals the day & date above Mentioned. Signed: John FELTS, J.P. (SEAL) ... Charles COLEMAN (SEAL)." 

"August Term AD 1813 An Inventory of the Estate of Isham HARVELL, deceased: Five Sheep, 6 Hogs, I Bead and firniture, I Chest, I little Wheel, I pair of Cotton cards, I Loom & Reel, 5 Cheers, 2 pots, I Oven, 6 Bushels of Corn, 30 Lb of Bacon, 1 pewter Bason, 1 Ax, 4 Delf plates, 9 Spoons, 1 Drawing knife, 1 Howel, 1 Hammer, 1 pair of Drawing Chains, 1 shovel plow. Matilda (X) HARVELL, Administrator. North Carolina, Wilkes County, August Term 1813 ... The above Inventory was returned on oath by the Administrator. Teste: R. MARTIN, Clk.".  

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The following plot David Harrill to Jessee Allen 1-14-1811 was sold to David Harvell by Isham Harvell on     12-20-1806  Same land from Isham's Land Entry #277 8-8-1778  WILKES COUNTY

...Begining on a pine in Joshua Mizes line Running South Eighty Chains to a pine Then East forty five Chains to a chesnut at the mouth of a Branch Then North forty Degrees East up the meanders of Sd Branch Twenty five Chains to a poplar Then East ten Chains to an oak Then North Sixty Chains to an oak in Cooks line Then West with Sd line twenty four Chains to the Beginning.... 

[RDH Note: Joshua Mize's grandson, Jonathan L Mize, married Sarah Campbell, great-grandmother Isabell (Campbell) Harvell's sister.]

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Abstract for Martha Mize to James McBride 9-17-1797....450 acres   WILKES COUNTY

Begining at two white oaks a chesnut and a Hickery saplings near a Spring and Runing thence North forty five Degrees East one Hundred and Ninety poles to a Post Oak and Red Oak it being Isam Harvels line then North Sixty poles to two Post oak Saplins thence West two Hundred and forty poles to a pine and two post oak Saplins then South one hundred and sixty two poles to two pines and two Red oak Saplins on A hill side near said Creek thence West A Hundred and Sixty poles to pine and post oak then South one Hundred and Seventy Eight poles to two pines and a Chesnut tree then East one Hundred and Eighty poles to three pines thence North one Hundred and twenty poles to poplar Red oak and a white Oak Saplings near A Branch then East Ninety poles to A post Oak Sapling then North twenty two poles to two pines on a hillside near Said Creek it being Mark Whiteakers old line thence East fifteen poles to the first Station...

[RDH Note: This is the Joshua Mize property adjoining Isham Harvell.  Martha is Joshua's widow.]

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Isham Harvell to William Wilcoxson Deed for 150 Acres           1797   WILKES COUNTY

State of North Carolina Wilks County No 313

Know All men by these presents that I Isham Harvell of Wikles County that for and in consideration of fifty pounds in ____ or the Value thereof Received by me do Resign Deliver and Give up All My Right and Claim of my heirs and Assigns unto William Wilcoxson A track of Land Containing one Hundred fifty Acres of Land Lying & being in the County of Wilkes on the North fork of Hunting Creek Begining on a post oak Runing North thirty five Chanes to a Stake near Clements Chesnut Corner thence west  twenty five Chain Xing the Creek to a Stake in Wilcocks line then South with Sd. Line three Chains to a post oak Sd. Corner then West twenty Chains to a Chesnut then South thirty two Chains to A Red Oak then East forty five Chains Crossing the Creek to the Begining RC by a plat on the Original then to Annexed doth appear Together with all woods waters Mines & Minerals Building and appurtennances to the Sd. Land Belonging to hold to the said William Wilcoxson his heirs and Assigns forever Yeilding paying such Sums of Money yearly on the otherwise as the General Assembly of the State Shall Direct from time to time in Witness whereof I have here unto set my Hand and Seal this one thousand Seven Hundred and Ninety Seven in the Ninteenth year of Independents

Signes Sealed and Delivered                                      Isam Harvil (Seal)

William Mitchell

William Mitchell Junior                              (wrote on back thus)

                                       State of North Carolina     {  October Term 1797

                                         Wilkes County                 { The within Deed was

Duly proved in open Court by the oath of William Mitchel Esq And ordered to be Registered

                                                                      Test Wm B Senoir C. C.

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Richard Allen Sheriff To Isham Harvell    150 Acres   2-2-1804              WILKES COUNTY 

This Indenture this the second day of February in the Year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and four between Richard Allen Esq Sale Sheriff of Wilkes County & State of North Carolina of the one part & Isham Harvell of the County aforesaid of the other part and whereas by a certain and of exception of the Sd. State Issues reit of the County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions for the County of Wilkes in the State aforesaid in the following wors To wit, State of North carolina to deed granting To the Sheriff of Wilkes County Greetings whereas Isham Harvell Recovered a Judgment against Luke Browning for the Sum of eighteen pounds & Costs on an execution being Issued for the same was returned to court Executed one tract of Land not Sold for want of time Ra, Allen you therefor hereby required to sell Sd land or as much thereof as well be sufficient to Satisfy Sd. Judgment and also the further Sum of 238 for costs in Said Suit expended I have you the Sd. Moneys at our next Court ready to pay unto the Clerks office Witness Wm B Senoir Clerk of our Sd Court at office the first Munday of May 18th and the Sd. Richard Allen late Sheriff aforesaid did inter upon and possession take of a certain tract of Land herein after mentioned to be bargained and Sold to him the Sd Isham Harvell with all the appentinences Thereon which was the property of Luke Browing Situate Lying & being in the County of Wilkes aforesaid and after due and legal Notice did expose the Same to Sale in a fare and open manner towards discharging and Satisfying the Judgement of the writ above mentioned and the Sd. Isham Harvell aforesaid at the Said Sale in the County of Wilkes aforesaid on the Same day did hed for for the Sd. Land & premises herein after to be mentioned to be Sold to him the Sd. Isham Harvell for sum of ten of the like money as aforesaid and was the highest bidder for the Same Now This Indenture Witnesseth that he the Sd. Richard Allen doth hereby acknowledge and pursueant to and act of Assembly of this provence made at Willington the 23th day of October 1764 entitled an Act rendering more affectual the Law making lands and other real estate liable to the payment of debts hath bargined Sold Conveyed and Confirmed and by these presents to hath freely & fully & absolutely Grant bargain Sell convey & confirm unto the Sd. Isham Harvell his heirs and assigns forever the aforesd. Tract of Land of 150 Acres of Land Lying on the waters of Hunting Creek Welkes Creek Begining on a chestnut in his own line Running east with William Wilcocks line 30 chain to post oak then South twenty chain to a Chestnut then east twenty five chain to a post oak in the County line then North forty five Chain to a Stake in Wm Lewis line then west fifty Chain with Sd. line to a Stake in his own line then South twenty Chain to the begining Surveyed the day of September Anno Domine 1782 Joseph Herndon Together with every Right Title prevelege & emotument to the Sd. Land belonging or in any wise appertaining % he the Sd. Richard Allen doth hereby bind himself his heirs Exors Admrs well and truly to warrant and forever defend the aforesaid premises with all its appurtenences unto him the Sd. Isham Harvell his heirs and assigns forever freely and Clear of all incumberance and claims whatsoever as he the Sd. Richard Allen aforesaid is capable to Convey by Same Vertue of his office aforesaid on in pursuant to an Act of Assembly of the State which Sd. act heretofore mentioned are well & truly and sufficiently warranted by law in Witness whereof the Sd. Richard Allen hath hereunto set his hand and Seal the day & year first above written

Sigd Seald & delivered                                   Richard Allen Sheff (Seal)

in presence of

Test                                            (wrote on the back)

Wm Senoir           North carolina           Jany Term 1804

Alex Gilreath        Wilkes County          The within deed was duly acknowledged

                                                           in open court by the said Richard Allen

                                                           Sheriff & ordered to be Regestered

                                                           Test Wm B Senoir C. C.

RDH Note: Alexander Gilreath was the father-in-law of Elizabeth Allen, great-great-grandmother, Tabitha Renee Allen [Campbell]'s sister.

 Notes for MATILDA CAST:

From microfilm of James Cast's NC/Iredell Co

Written 15 Mar 1816 Probated May 1819, Will book 1A pg 12 (a VERY screwy page numbering system that I still don't really understand).  

"Item 4th:   I give to my daughter Matilda Harvil  I give my negro woman Ludy after the decease of myself and my wife said Ludy and the offspring that she shall have after our decease to be holly (sic) at the disposal of my said daughter Matilda."

 

(From Janice McAlpine) Matilda Cast Harvill died before 15 June 1838, when property was sold from her estate in Surry County. The original estate documents are in the North Carolina Archives, recorded in Surry County Original Estates 1771-1943 under file #C.R.092.508.31. (Information from Sidney Chamberlin.  I have not seen these documents.) The documents apparently include an inventory of Matilda's property.  There is also list of sale to John L. Feltz dated June 15th 1838. Wilie Feltz was Matilda's administrator. According to Felts researchers, Wilie Felts was Matilda's son-in-law, the husband of her daughter Matilda Harvill.  John L. Felts was Wilie's brother.

 

More About ISHAM HARVILL and MATILDA CAST:

Marriage: Mar 5, 1781, Wilkes County, North Carolina

 

                 iv.       WILLIAM [NC/WAKE] HARWELL, b. Bef. 1755, VA?; d. GA?  Bef.1820?; m. ELIZABETH? HARWELL.; b. Bef. 1755, Samuel B. & Mark Harwell both named a daughter Cynthia; d. GA - Baldwin after 1820 census?.

 

Notes for WILLIAM [NC/WAKE] HARWELL:

RDH Note: William of Wake appears to meet the age and location requirements to be a brother of James, Isham and David, but the DNA does not seem to confirm it.

 

...Also with some of the stuff that showing up in Wake and Cumberland and general area... I'm thinking there is a darn good possiblility that "Moses of Wake" is a slightly younger brother of "William of Wake", and that they are both two more brothers of Isham, David, and James.  There is also an "older William and Moses" likely in the area.  We have only the Granville Militia record of Moses but there are several other records for William (or Williams). 

 

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His age:  Definitely born prior to 1755, according to the 1800 census when he was shown to be over the age of 45. If he is indeed the father of Mark born 1771 in Virginia, then William may have been born in the 1740s and was from Virginia.

 

VA / Prince George County:

The Bristol Parish vestry register includes a William son of William & Elizabeth Harvey born 9 Apr 1744 baptized 10 Jun 1744. This is the only entry in the register for the surname Harvey for the period 1701-1795. However, there is a William and Elizabeth Harwell in the vestry records who are reported to be the parents of Thomas born in 1742, John born in 1746, and possibly David born 1743. The vestry clerk of this era for Bristol Parish made countless errors, for whatever reason, in the spelling of surnames entered in the register, so it is not far fetched that "Harvey" was recorded instead of "Harwell" ) especially since there are no other Harvey entries", or that the handwriting is so poor that it was mis-read by the transcriber. In either case, this William born 1744 could easily be the man by that name who had a son born in VA in 1771 and then appeared in NC/Wake County by 1777. Also, it is safe to assume that these births took place in Prince George County because that county became almost co-terminous with Bristol Parish in 1742 after Bath Parish was formed.

    Another interesting point of conjecture concerns William the father of William born 1744 in Prince George County. The father would have been born well before 1725, and could easily be a son of Samuel Harwell of Prince George County whose known sons include Samuel, Mark and John. Mark had sons Mark and Mason, among others. William of NC/Wake also appears to have had sons named Mark and Mason. 

Another possibility:

We know from the Bristol Parish records that John (s/o Sam of PGC) and Rebecca Harwell had a son named William born 9/06/1729. WHAT IF ... after John died (Rebecca was being sued for debt by the vestry in 1741), John's brother - and neighbor - Mark raised some or all of the orphans, including William. Might William have then named his firstborn son after his uncle and benefactor, and son Mason after his first cousin with whom he was raised? We know for sure from the land tracts that Charles & Roger Harvell and I have been mapping that, by the 1750s, Mark owned at least a portion of the land that had originally belonged to his brother John. And if Mark's son Ishmael was a land owner in NC/Cumberland in 1772-79 about the time William Harwell first appears in NC/Wake, then this notion seems to be shaping up nicely. 

1/08/1771: Mark Harwell, possibly son of William Harwell, born in VA. 

NC / Wake County data

1770:  Wake formed 1770 from Cumberland, Johnston and Orange. The county is on the Fall Line Road, also called the Southern Road, a major part of which runs from Petersburg, Virginia, straight through Raleigh, North Carolina, then to Camden, South Carolina, and on to Augusta, Georgia. 

9/10/1777:   WILLIAM HARVELL buyer at 9/10/1777 estate sale of George Simmons. 

5/16/1778:   WILLIAM HARVILL enters 400 acres of vacant land 5/16/1778 on the North side of Middle Creek and both sides of Camp Branch including improvement whereon he now lives. 

12/22/1778:   Lewis Jones enters 400 acres adj. his own line and WILLIAM HARVELL and claim of Thos. Jent.

 1/02/1779 :   WILLIAM HARVILL enters 300 acres on both sides of Lick Branch adjoining his own line, Jacob Utley (will rec.7/1797), Christopher Woodward (will rec. 10/1785) and Valentine Braswell (will rec. 5/1797) ... MOSES HARVILL enters 300 acres on both sides of Camp branch adj. Landman Short, WILLIAM HARVILL, Valentine Braswell, Lewis Jones and Thomas Jent ... MOSES HARVILL enters 100 acres in Wake on the heads of Reedy Branch, Camp Branch and Rocky branch adj. Thomas Jent and the Dry Pond. 

7/19/1785:   WILLIAM HARWELL buyer at estate sale of Barnaby Pope (father of Burwell Pope in whose GA/Oglethorpe militia company Mark Harwell served in War of 1812) 

10/25/1785:    Will of Christopher Woodward (written 8/27/1784) gives son James "300 acres I purchased of WILLIAM HARWELL on both sides of Lick Branch"; estate inventory lists notes of WILLIAM HARVELL, MOSES HARVELL. 

2/29/1786:   Jacob Utley enters 100 acres vacant land in Wake on North side of Middle Creek on Utley's Branch adj. WILLIAM HARVEL 

9/20/1786:   MOSES HARVEL married Milbery Wilder, bond by Jacob Utley. {Note: Milberry Jane Harwell married Thos. Kennedy 10/14/1847 AL/Lauderdale} ... WILLIAM HARVELL and MOSES HARWELL buyers at estate sale of Chris. Woodward. 

1790  FEDERAL CENSUS: Wake Co./Hillsborough District, page 105

WILLIAM HARVEL with 3 males 16+ ... 3 males under 16 ... 3 females ... no slaves.

Males over 16 may be William b. before 1755, Mark b.1771, and Mason born before 1774 (per 1800 census) ... Males under 16 appear to be William b.1782, Samuel B. b.1785, and one other b.1775-90.. . . . .

Also on the same census page:

MOSES HARVEL with one male over 16 … One male under 16 ,,, one female … no slaves.

 

7/27/1797:  WILLIAM HARWELL a buyer at the estate sale of Valentine Braswell (will 8/02/1791 rec.5/27/1797 names wife Patience) 

NC / Wake County Tax records: Only guy taxed until 1799 was William who consistently paid on 400 acres with 1 poll. No wheels of pleasure and no stud horses. In 1799, Thomas and William Harwell were both taxed in Capt. Etheldred Jones's district. 

5/02/1802:  Debts due as of 12/17/1798 to co-partnership of Brittain & Ellick Sanders include WILLIAM HARVILL (Wake store Middle Creek) and MASON HARVILL(debts at J. Huckabees). 

Jan 14, 1799:    Wake Co. NC Deed Book Q  page 12

This indenture make this 14 Jan 1799 between JESSE JONES of Wake Co. and MATTHEW HOLDING of the same, witnesseth that the said JESSE JONES for 100 pounds current money of NC paid by MATTHEW HOLDING a tract of land situate in Wake Co on the Waters of Dutchman Branch beginning at a White Oak formerly FRANKs Corner on a swamp, thence east 170 poles to a pine, thence south 54 poles to a small red oak CULLING corner, thence with his line east 182 poles to a pine, thence south 80 poles to a black jack, thence west 192 poles to  Joining UTLEY's Corner, thence with his line south 162 poles to a white oak, thence with a line formerly HARVIL's west 160 poles to a pine, thence to the beginning containing 400 acres more or less, it being a tract of land granted to the said JESSE JONES by a grant dated 28 Sep 1798 AD. /s/ JESSE JONES.  Wit: W. CAMP     E. GOLDING         March Session 1799 proved by oath of ERWIN HOLDIN and ordered to be registered. 

4/11/1799:  WILLIAM HARVELL buyer a sale of goods of B & E Sanders.  

1800 FEDERAL CENSUS: NC / Wake p.735 WILLIAM HARWELL  1-1-1-0-1 ... 2-0-1-0-1 ... 0 slaves

{If Mark Harwell b.1771 has by now moved on to GA, which seems to be indicated in his biography, then the males remaining in William's household are probably William b.1782 who would be 16-26 ... Samuel b.1785 who would be 10-16 ... and Dotson b.1794 who would be 0-10} 

Next page: MASON HARVILL 1-0-0-1-0 ... 1-0-1-0-0  ... 0 slaves  

Dec 1, 1800:  Wake Co. N.C. Deed Book R.  page 54 & 55  Reg. 25 March 1802 by oath of NATHANIEL JONES. William Harvell to Timothy Thorp

 This indenture made the 1st day of Dec. 1800 between WILLIAM HARVELL of Wake Co., NC. and TIMOTHY THORP of Franklin Co. NC for the sum of 300 pounds current money of NC. WILLIAM HARVELL sold a tract of land on the north side of Middle Creek and on both sides of CAMP Branch beginning at a White Oak on the Reddy Branch, thence north 200 poles to a Black Jack, thence east 320 poles to a pine, thence south 200 poles to a pine, thence to the first station containing 400acres or less it being a tract of land granted by the state to the said WILLIAM HARVELL by deed bearing date 9 Aug 1779. /s/ with X mark Witness: NAT JONES    ___ UTLEY      PHIL JONES 

8/19/1801:  WILLIAM HARVELL and MOSES HARWELL among numerous accounts listed in settlement for B&E Sanders. 

484 Entry Takers Office  Warrt. Issd. Cert. Issued. #126

Feb 17 1823. Asa Hamiilton entered 20 acres of land iin Wake Co. on the drains of Middle Creek emptying in upon the North side of Beginning at a small Crooked pine, Augusten B. Turner's corner (formerly WILLIAM HARWELL'S) thence Eastward so as to join the Northeast and West lines of a 640 acre tract originally owned by James Sanders. Henry Jones, E.T. {MHF Note: The tone of this is that William departed the county, instead of having died there - he would more likely have been "William Harwell deceased", rather than "formerly William Harwell's". But in any case, he no longer lives in the county. My guess is he moved to GA right after Dec 1, 1800 when he sold land he had had in Wake Co. for 20+ years} 

GEORGIA

GA / Oglethorpe Deeds:

DB D, p. 328 Oglethorpe Co., Ga. - 8 Mar. 1803, Cornelius McCarty to Thomas Boman, both of said co. ... for $750 ... on Bever Dam Creek waters in said co. ... adj. William M. Stokes, Needham Norris, Peter Helton (Hilton), & WILLIAM HARVILL ... 150 acres ... beg. pine cor., N70E 33.50 to maple cor. on Josias Norris's Spring Branch, down branch meandering to black gum cor., due W. 19 ch. to white oak cor. on Cook's Branch, down branch meandering 12 ch. to maple cor. at mouth of Straight Branch, up Straight Branch meandering 35 ch. to poplar cor., S20E 50 ch. to beg. ... in fee simple ... (signed) Cornelius McCarty ... Wit: Wm. M. Stokes, Jas. Bunyard ... 18 Oct. 1804, proved by James Bunyard before Richd. Bayley, J.P ... Proved by Wm. M. Stokes, 9 Jan. 1804, Jno. Lumpkin, J.I.C.  

DB D, p. 467 Ga.- 15 July 1803, Needham Norris to WILLIAM HARVILL, both of Oglethorpe Co. ... Execution levied on tract of Benjamin Deasons for his taxes for 1801 on 90 acres in said co. Sold by John Collier, Tax Collector, 21 May 1803, & Winfrey Lockett was the highest bidder. Was sold by Winfrey Lockett by deed 9 July 1803 to Needham Norris ... Needham Norris, for $12, to WILLIAM HARVILL ... 90 acres ... granted to Samuel Harris & David Creswell, adj. William M. Stokes & others .... (signed) Needham Norris .... Wit: Sam Harris, Wm. M. Stokes, James Bunyard ... Oglethorpe Co.: proved by William M. Stokes, 17 June 1805, Joshua Glass, J.P. Recorded, 23 July 1805.  

Jan 24, 1809:  in Oglethorpe County, GA William Harwell and a Samuel "Henden" (Harden?) both had land posted for sale by the Sherrif to satisfy a judgement by Lester & Locket who were apparently merchants. Not many Hendens around. I need to look at original but suspect it is Harden. 

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GA Land Lotteries:

On the first Georgia land lottery in 1805, Mark and William Harville are shown as Oglethorpe County entrants number 1616 and 1619, respectively. Mark is a Category 1 entrant, meaning he is a male age 21 who had been a resident of Georgia prior to May 1802 - he did not qualify as a married man with at least one child under age 21, which would have entitled him to an extra draw. In fact, Mark had just married first wife Penelope Johnson in November of 1804, and did not have children until August of 1805. 

Conversely, William - a Category 2 entrant - DID get the extra draw as a married man with children. This means by May 1805, he already had at least one child, and thus had probably already been married a year or more. Elizabeth, the wife of William born c1782 in NC, was born 1792 as shown on two censuses. It is very unlikely she would have been married by 1804-05 at age 12-13. Therefore, the William who entered the Oglethorpe lottery is probably not Mark's brother William born 1782 who married Elizabeth, but is instead the father of Mark and William, a.k.a. William of NC/Wake, who I believe is a good candidate to be the father of Samuel B. b.c1785, and Dotson born in 1794 - they (and probably a daughter or two as shown on the 1800 census) would be among the children under 21 in his household who qualified him for the second draw. 

See also the notes for William Harwell born 1782 regarding land matters in Georgia in the 1807-1816 time frame, which could be either man, but which seem more likely to be the activities of a younger man rather than those of someone in their 60s or 70s. 

Notes for ELIZABETH? HARWELL.:

NC/Wake County March 1798:

 3/06: ELIZABETH (h.m.) HARVELL subscriber to nuncupative will of Mary Williams, widow of William Williams ...

Elizabeth is unlikely to be the wife of Mason who married Nancy just 7 months earlier, in Aug 1797. The only other married Harwell in Wake at this time was William. This could be the same WIlliams family that intermarried in AL/Perry in the 1830s with Sarah daughter of William Harwell b.1782 in NC, who I believe is a son of William Harwell of NC/Wake County. 

                  v.       JAMES [ALEXANDER?] HARWELL, b. circa 1760, VA?; d. Dec 1824, NC - Cumberland; m. HANNAH (MOORE?) WEAVER, NC - Wilkes Co.?? Believed to be his 3rd of 3 wives; b. Bet. 1750 and 1760; d. 1833, TN - Hickman Co.. 

Notes for JAMES [ALEXANDER?] HARWELL:

NC / Surry

1772  Cumberland Co.Deed, John Furlough/Forlow to ISHMAEL HARVEL proved by John Gunter. {Could this be land to which Isham's brother James later moved????} ... Rowan County (from which Surry was formed) tax list for an area in Rowan Co. that encompasses western Davie, northern Iredell, southern Wilkes & Yadkin counties includes the names of JAMES HARWELL, DAVID HARWELL, James Cass (his daughter Matilda married Isham Harvel 1781 NC/Wilkes), Robt. Dobson, Jas. Dobson and Benj. Dobson - all taxed one poll each. 

1775:  Surry County - DAVID HARVILL on John Hudspeth's tax list w/ one poll ... JAMES "and his brother" ISHAM Harville also on Hudspeth's tax list w/ 2 polls. 

Mar 13, 1779:  Wilkes Co. - JAMES HARVEL enters (#947) 50 a. on headwaters of Hunting Creek on the Bushy Mountain incl. a small improvement made by LIAH MASON  

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From "A History of Catawba County", by Charles J. Preslar (1954), pages 82-84:

"True stories and other traditions and folklore have come from Revolutionary days." 

"During the early days of the war, Lemuel Jones and William Coyle, two of the Catawba area's most notorious Tories, found Major George Wilfong away on a military expedition when they traveled by his home in the South Fork region."

 "Deciding to take advantage of what appeared to be an advantageous situation, the pair stole two of the major's horses and all they could carry in household articles." 

"The major had so carefully concealed his bridles that the thieves failed to locate them. As a substitute, Jones and Coyle took the major's clothes line halters for the stolen mounts." 

"But the major returned home a bit too soon. When he discovered what was done, he collected a few of his neighbors and set out in hot pursuit. The avengers narrowly missed their subjects at the home of JAMES HARWELL, a Tory living near Wilkesboro. HARWELL had been harboring them, and assisted them in escaping." 

"Major Wilfong, nevertheless, recovered his horses and all other property, including the clothes line. As a token of his desire, he left the two pieces of rope with the directions that they be used in hanging the Tories." 

"Sometime later, Colonel Benjamin Cleveland's scouts captured Jones and Coyle. The colonel promptly followed the major's request. The Tories were hanged - by clothes line - at the 'Tory Oak' near the courthouse in Wilkesboro." 

"The action on the part of Colonel Cleveland, history records, almost caused a murder charge to be lodged against him. It appears that he hanged the marauders, and also gave HARWELL a lashing, without a court martial, or trial of any sort. Major Wilfong's word apparently satisfied the patriot colonel." 

"Friends of Coyle and Jones set about immediately to obtain retribution and prepared to have the enthusiastic, hard-boiled Cleveland arrested. The General Assembly, however, was sitting at the time at halifax, and came promptly to the rescue. In the records of the Assembly of October, 1779, is an act directing Governor Caswell to pardon Colonel Cleveland, Colonel Herndon, and others, for killing and whipping the Tories. As originally drawn, it is interesting to note, the act provided for paying the Whigs for executing the Tories. But it failed to pass in that form. Apparently, the Assembly meant to protect the colonel from any inconveniences about the matter, but did not intend paying the young state's scant money for something it indicated was justifiably done." 

November 6, 1779:  

Bill to indemnify Benjamin Cleveland Esq., Benjamin Herndon (Hearn?) Esq., William Carrol and about 20 others for putting to death William Coyle & Lemuel Jones, "two known Traitors, Murders, Robbers & House thieves", and "for beating James Harvell who had harbored same" was passed by a 29-24 vote of the North Carolina Legislature - per North Carolina Colonial & State Papers,  1729-1935 v.XIII pages 835, 839, 888, 897, 926, 931, 945 and 988-989.

{MHF Notes:  There are details of this in a back issue of THR. I know for certain that Benjamin Cleveland was a militia Colonel, and Herndon was a Captain. I also know that loyalties were sharply divided in Surry Co at that time - even the Boone family (with whom that Harv*ls seemed to have had some sort of close friendship or other connection - especially David Harvell's family) was only reluctantly and distantly involved in the American cause. Recently, in reading the accounts of the Battle of Guilford Conrthouse, this possibility again came to mind when I read: "After the battle [of Guilford Courthouse in March 1781], Cornwallis headed southeast. His first destination was Cross Creek near Fayetteville. The settlers in that region, almost all Highland Scots, were largely loyalists, and it was thought that they would provide the retreating army with food and a safe haven for reorganization." James of the Kicked Butt had by then settled in Cumberland near Fayetteville - and Cumberland was, at that time, adjacent to the part of Duplin that became Sampson. I can't imagine why James would settle among these highlanders and tories in Cumberland County after he had just come close to getting hung as a traitor - unless he shared the sympathies (and perhaps the family origins) of the people in Cumberland Co., where he remained until his death in 1824. His land was near the Cumberland-Sampson-Johnston co lines.}

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NC / CUMBERLAND COUNTY

1781  DB 14:386 - John Van Pelt to JAMES HARVIL 

1790 Federal Census for NC/Cumberland County, page 39, Fayetteville District excluding the town of Fayetteville

JAMES HARWELL   

1 male above 16 years   

4 males below 16 years   

2 females, all ages       

+ 3 slaves         

 11/15/1793:   JAMES HARVIL enters 150 acres on the waters of the Black Mingo River adjoining William McPherson, John Lee and James HARVIL.

3/22/1794:  James Atkins enters 150 acres on the Mingo River adjoining HARVIL and the County line (probably Johnston County - possibly Sampson Co.) - if vacant. If not, the next vacancy suitable. 

8/04/1794:  JAMES HARVIL enters 150 acres on the South side of the Black Mingo River adjoining Johnothan Lee, his own line and runs down the Mingo River. 

5/04/1799:  Isaac Elsberry of [Dobson in ] Surry County sells to JAMES HARVILL of Cumberland County NC, for £50, 200 acres on the Great Branch, beginning on a post Oak the corner of John Elsberry's former tract and running West 280 poles to a pine, thence South by a line of marked trees an unknown number of poles to the corner of said Elsberry's own land whereon he lives, thence East by a line of marked trees to the said Elsberry's southeast corner; thence South to the old line, East on a stake on the above named Branch, thence north 172 poles to the beginning. ... /s/ Isaac [h.m.] Elsberry ... Witnessed: DAVID HARVILL, John Elsberry the younger. Proved by the oath of David Harvill in court at the May term, 1799.             -  Abstract from Surry County Deed Book H p.149 

Notes from Rusty North 5/24/1998:

The county seat of Surry is in Dobson, not far from Mt. Airy, N. C. (home of the famed "Mayberry RFD" TV Series). I'm assuming you could get a photocopy by contacting the Clerk of Court in the tiny town of Dobson. I do not know if this JAMES HARVILL connects to the JOHN of Cumberland Co., N.C. (son of JOHN of Bruns. Co.). DAVID HARVILL may possibly be an older son of JAMES? I've forgotten whether JAMES had a brother named DAVID? As a matter of fact, I have no proof that this JAMES was one of JOHN'S sons?? Only you, O' Wise One, have that answer! I had so much company today and I'm skating on thin ice so must struggle back to my inner-sactum. Let me know your thoughts when you have the time,  Rusty  P. S. This Ellsberry married a WRIGHT  daughter. WRIGHT family history runs from about p. 50 in this book up to about p. 2ll, a very long genealogy!! 

1804:  James Harvell Taxed for 1,790 acres in McAlester's District on 1804 tax rolls for Cumberland County. 

1810 Federal Census for NC/Cumberland page 592, (Capt. Isaac Williams Dist)   

James Harvel "H of M"     Males:  2  0 0  0       1       Females:  2  0  0  1  0      +  9 slaves    

 9/03/1814  NC/Cumberland DB 24:405 -

John McRae Eagn High Sheriff of Cumberland to JAMES HARVILL (describes materials and land transfer). 

5/22/1819  NC/Johnston {adjoins Cumberland County} DB K-2:125 -

JAMES HARVIL of Cumberland Co. to MOSES HARVIL of Johnston Co. for $196, 250 acres in Johnston Co. on the north side of (Black) Mingo Swamp adj. John Lee and the Johnston Co.-Cumberland Co. line ... Wit: Jonathan Woods, Wallace Mobley {his dau. Elizabeth married Moses' son Edwin Speed Harwell in 1829, and his son Myatt md. Moses's dau.  Susan Ann Harwell} ... /s/ JAMES HARVILL Rec. at May Ct 1819. (Note: This tract was sold by Moses, then of Cumberland Co., on 5/13/1833, Johnston Co. DB Q-2:130, to John Ingram of Johnston Co. for $250 described as on the NS of Black Mingo adj. John Lee and the Cumberland Co line in the swamp, wit by Goshua Baley and Young J. Cotton, proved at Johnston Co. August Court.) 

1820 Federal Census for NC/Cumberland Co page 149 Captain Folsom's District 3

James Horwill {sic}        Males:  1  1  0-0  0  1    Females: 1  0  0  0  0     

11/05/1824 NC/Cumberland DB 35-333: 

JAMES HARVELL of Cumberland transfers land to daughter {step-daughter??} Sarah Maria Weaver of Sampson County NC ... To {step?}daughter Nancy Weaver of Cumberland County, NC a negro slave named Jenny. 

March 1825 NC/Cumberland County Court March term: 

DB 36:195 - By order of the County Court commissioned to divide lands of the estate of JAMES HARVILL dec'd and others:

-   Lot 2  including house and plantation where MOSES HARVILL now resides, 364 acres ... to pay $43.71« to Lot 3 ... drawn by JOHN HARVILL.

 -   Lot 3  477 acres valued $465.25 drawn by GEORGE HARVILL.

 -   Lot 4  drawn by MOSES HARVILL.

 -   DB 36:202 -  HANNAH HARVILL of Moore County NC appoints son MOSES HARVILL of Cumberland County her attorney ... to sue for settlement of her late husband's estate. Her husband was JAMES HARVILL

 More About JAMES [ALEXANDER?] HARWELL:

Comment 1: 1829, Wife Hannah named widow as of 1828 in TN/Hickman deed to her son George

Event 1: 1786, NC State census in Halifax w/ wife + 3 sons <16

Event 2: 1790, NC Cumberland w/4 sons under 16 + 2 females

Event 3: Nov 15, 1793, Entered 150 a. on Black Mingo River adj. Wm.McPherson, John Lee, James Harvil

Event 4: Aug 4, 1794, Entered 150 a. on S. side of Black Mingo River Adj. Jno. Lee and his own line

Event 5: May 4, 1799, Bought 200 a. on Great Branch in Cumb.from Isaac Elsberry of Surry Co.

Residence: 1826-28:  His family moved to Hickman Co. TN 

Notes for HANNAH (MOORE?) WEAVER:

May be a daughter of Col. Thomas Moore 

1825 NC / Cumberland Co. DB 36:202 -  HANNAH HARVILL of Moore County NC appoints son MOSES HARVILL of Cumberland County her attorney ... to sue for settlement of her late husband's estate. Her husband was JAMES HARVIL 

1829   TN/Hickman Co. deeds - Bill of sale from Hannah Harvil (widow 1828) to son George Harvell in the presence of John Harvill 

1830  Believed to be the female in her 70s in the 1830 TN/Hickman Co household of her son George. None of the other Harwell/Harv*ll households in Hickman County have a female of this generation. 

More About JAMES HARWELL and HANNAH WEAVER:

Marriage: NC - Wilkes Co.?? Believed to be his 3rd of 3 wives 

 

Generation No. 6 

1.  JOHN1 HARWELL  (SAMUELA, SAMUELB) was born Bef. 1705, and died circa 1740 in VA - Brunswick-Dinwiddie  (see notes).  He married (1) SUSAN [ ] HARWELL. in His 1st wife.  She was born Bef. 1710, and died circa 1726 in VA.  He married (2) REBECCA [ ] HARWELL. circa 1726 in VA.  She died Aft. Oct 1741.

 

Notes for JOHN HARWELL:

VIRGINIA LAND PATENTS:

10/09/1719:  Prince George Co., Deeds 1713-1728, Part 3, not indexed, p.755

Surveys for Gabriel Harrison on north side of Nottoway River and both sides of Licking Hole Creek; and JOHN HARROWELL on north side of Nottoway adjacent to his father, SAMUEL HARROWELL's land.

{MHF Note: probably same land patented 6/22/1722}

 

6/22/1722:                      Prince George County (later Dinwiddie) - PB 11:113

JOHN HARROWELL of Prince George County ... Patent for 183 acres of new land on the North side of the Nottoway River adjoining his father SAMUEL HARROWELL {of Prince George Co.}. 20 Shillings. 

 

BRISTOL PARISH VESTRY RECORDS (Prince George County):

John & Susan Harwell:

  Luciana Harwell born 10/18/1725  (Cannot be same as John w/ dau. Sarah) 

John & Rebecca Harwell:  (She's probably his 2nd wife after Susan)

  James Harwell born 6/09/1727   (Died VA/Dinwiddie c1794/95?)

  William Harwell born 9/06/1729

  Anne Harwell born 3/18/1732-33

 

October 13, 1727           PB 13:272-273  695 aces of new land

To John Raybourn of Prince George County, 695 acres of new land on the north side of the Nottoway river in the county aforesaid

- Beginning at a live oak on this river below Gabriel Harrison's corner, thence

- North 10° East 160 poles to a corner, thence

- East 10° South 90 poles to an __ old line, thence

- North 15° East 96½ poles to Henry Baylis line, thence

- East 5 poles along Henry Baylis line to his corner, thence

- North 40° East 96 poles to a corner white oak, thence

- East 25° South 206½ poles to a corner hickory, thence

- South 10° East 146 poles to JOHN HARROWELL's line, thence

- West 9° North 37 poles to his corner shrub black oak by a meadow, thence

- South 9° West 213 poles to SAMUEL HARROWELL's line, thence

- West 12° South 74 poles along Samuel Harrowell's line to his corner upon the river, thence

- Up the river as it meanders to the beginning

300 acres part of tract being formerly granted to the said Raybourn by patent.

Note:  Somehow this land ended up being owned by Thomas Hardaway Junior by 1748 - Hardaway's daughter, Mary, married Mark Harwell's son Ishmael:

8/20/1748,        Prince George County - Patent Book 26:595, 598 ... Thomas Hardaway Junior patented 895 acres in Prince George County on North side of Nottoway River {later Dinwiddie} ... Bounded by (p.598) his old corner on the River, his own old lines, High's line, Roberson's line, Bolling's line, HARWELL's lines {Mark? See 4/05/1748} ... 695 acres formerly granted John Rayborn 10/13/1727 since vested in the said Thomas Hardaway and the residue never before granted (p.599).

 9/28/1728:        Brunswick Co. Patent Bk 14:17

*  MARK HARROWELL, son of SAMUEL HARROWELL, issued patent for 338 acres (N.L.) on North side of Nottoway River by the Westward Trading Path, adjoining JOHN HARROWELL and SAMUEL HARROWELL,  35 Shill.{See survey 11/01/1722.} 

3/06/1739-40:        Brunswick Co. Court Order Book 1:299

*  John Duke, Gent., is appointed overseer from his Race Paths the most convenient way to the lower Cutbank Bridge, and that John Cooke, William Moore, JOHN HARWELL, Francis Lott, George Tillman, Roger Tillman, James Wortham and their tithes assist in clearing same.

{MHF Note: This appears to be son of Samuel and husband of Rebecca, who patented land one the north bank of the Nottoway near the Cutbank Bridge in June 1722}

 9/03/1741:        Brunswick Co. Court Order Book 2:31  Same court as above

William Maclin and James Parish Churchwardens of the Parish of St. Andrews in this County, Plaintiffs against REBECCA HARWELL, In Debt:  Discontinued for want of prosecution.

{MHF Note: This appears to be the type of action the vestry would be required to take after the fall harvest against a widow who was behind in paying her vestry tithes. The church wardens were taking similar action against Elizabeth Bush, which was also discontinued 'for want of prosecution'. If so, then Rebecca is probably the widow of John Harwell, son of Samuel of Pr. George, who must have died sometime between the March 6, 1740 Court order regarding the Cutbank Bridge road work, and this action against his widow} 

10/02//1741:        Brunswick Co. Court Order Book 2:44

William Maclin and James Parish Churchwardens of the Parish of St. Andrews in this County, Plaintiffs against REBECCA HARWELL, In Debt:  Discontinued for want of prosecution. 

April 16th, 1753:        Dinwiddie County Surveyor's Book

 Surveyed for THOMAS WESTMORELAND of Dinwiddie County 90 Acres of Land

- Beginning at THOMAS HARDAWAY's Corner Hiccory on the North side of the said Road and running on his line from A to B South 28 degrees West 64 poles to a Corner White Oak.

- Then from B to C South 6 Degrees West one hundred and Eighteen poles to a Corner at Pointers.

- Then on MARK HARWELL's Line East 6 degrees South 34 poles to his Corner Hiccory. <Shown as C to D on the plat map> .......

MHF Note: When this tract is plotted, it is immediately obvious that what is described here as "Mark Harwell's line" was formerly his brother John's land. Therefore, Mark had acquired ownership of at least some of his late brother John's land sometime between 1741 and 1753.  

More About JOHN HARWELL and SUSAN HARWELL.:

Marriage: His 1st wife 

More About JOHN HARWELL and REBECCA HARWELL.:

Marriage: circa 1726, VA       

Child of JOHN HARWELL and SUSAN HARWELL. is:

                   i.       LUCIANA2 HARWELL, b. Oct 18, 1725, VA - Prince George, Bristol Parish.       

Children of JOHN HARWELL and REBECCA HARWELL. are:

                  ii.       JAMES2 HARWELL, b. Jun 9, 1727, VA - Prince George, Bristol Parish; d. circa 1795, VA - Dinwiddie Co.. 

Notes for JAMES HARWELL:

----- Original Message -----

From: <Franktate@aol.com>

To: <michael.prs@pdq.net>

Sent: Monday, March 05, 2001 9:26 AM

Subject: Fwd: Wells

 Michael, Do you know who this James Harwell could be?  Of course Thomas Westmoreland is my ancestor. {Query from Sue King: Who is the James Harwell in the suit against Edith Westmoreland and  John Tarpley, exors. of Thomas Westmoreland;s estate in Dinwiddie Co. Va. in 1789/ 1790?} - Frank. . . . .

Frank - There was only one adult James Harwell in Dinwiddie County in this era, and he died between the 1794-95 tax years. In 1786 he was charged for 8 slaves that he either owned or leased, 2 horses, 8 head of cattle and 261 acres of land. So he did have some property, which varied over the years, the last being 1794 when he was taxed for 3 slaves, 3 horses and his 261 acres. But either he was in hock when he died, or he had no heirs still living in VA, because his land was sold (after being re-surveyed at 299 acres) by the Sheriff, Peter Williams, between the 1800 and 1801 tax years to Ishamel Harwell (son of Ishamel and Mary Hardaway Harwell). From 1795 thru 1800, the land and property were taxed as James's estate. James evidently had ties to Little Samuel Harwell, because he witnessed one of Samuel's 1792 Brunswick County deeds in which Samuel distributed his Brunswick estate to his heirs (to the orphans of Samuel, and their guardian Lemuel, Brunswick DB 15:198). Other than that, I don't know who James was, altho I keep thinking he was about the same age as James born Jun 9, 1727 to John {brother of Little Samuel} and Rebecca Harwell. John Harwell's land was adjacent to Thomas Westmoreland's land, as can be seen from the following: 

April 16th, 1753: Dinwiddie County Surveyor's Book

 Surveyed for THOMAS WESTMORELAND of Dinwiddie County 90 Acres of Land - Beginning at THOMAS HARDAWAY's Corner Hiccory on the North side of the said Road and running on his line from A to B South 28 degrees West 64 poles to a Corner White Oak.

- Then from B to C South 6 Degrees West one hundred and Eighteen poles to a Corner at Pointers.

- Then on MARK HARWELL's Line East 6 degrees South 34 poles to his Corner Hiccory. <Shown as C to D on the plat map> .......

MHF Note: When this tract is plotted, it is immediately obvious that what is described her as "Mark Harwell's line" was formerly his brother John's land. Therefore, Mark had acquired ownership of at least some of his late brother John's land sometime between 1741 and 1753. 

As you may know, Little Samuel was a guardian to Thomas Westmoreland's orphans. In the Dinwiddie County Land Alterations List for the period Oct 1783- Nov 1784, the following entry is found in the latter part of the list (suggesting that the conveyance took place in 1784): 

"Samuel Harwell guardian to Thomas Westmoreland's orphans, conveyed 200 acres {valued} @ £8.1.0 {per acre} and 280 acres {valued} @ £6.1.0 {per acre} {that had previously been} charged to Thomas Westmoreland" 

By the way, James Harwell did not contest the petition by Edith Westmoreland, and in May 1789 the Dinwiddie County Court awarded Edith the £3.0.0 claimed in the suit (probably debt James owed to Thomas's estate), as well as £0.7.6 in legal fees.  

James and Samuel Harwell were clearly kin, not only to each other, but also to Thomas and Edith (said to be Nipper) Westmoreland. Thomas's son Reeves married Little Samuel's daughter Susannah. James and Little Samuel could be cousins, brothers or even father (Sam)/son (James).  I think this Thomas is also the ancestor of Roger Harvell's Westmorelands, but I don't have proof of it. Otherwise, the specifics of these enticing relationships escape me. Hence my interest in the Westmoreland lawsuit records in AL that I've been hounding you about!  

Rgds, M 

 

                 iii.       WILLIAM HARWELL, b. Sep 6, 1729, VA - Prince George, Bristol Parish. 

Notes for WILLIAM HARWELL:

We know from the Bristol Parish records that John (s/o Sam of PGC) and Rebecca Harwell had a son named William born 9/06/1729. WHAT IF ... after John died (Rebecca was being sued for debt by the vestry in 1741), John's brother - and neighbor - Mark raised some or all of the orphans, including William. Might William have then named his firstborn son after his uncle and benefactor, and son Mason after his first cousin with whom he was raised? We know for sure from the land tracts that Charles & Roger Harvell and I have been mapping that, by the 1750s, Mark owned at least a portion of the land that had originally belonged to his brother John. And if Mark's son Ishmael was a land owner in NC/Cumberland in 1772-79 about the time William Harwell first appears in NC/Wake, then this notion seems to be shaping up nicely. 

                 iv.       ANNE HARWELL, b. Mar 18, 1733, VA - Prince George, Bristol Parish.

                  v.       MOSES? HARVELL, b. Bet. 1710 and 1738.

 Notes for MOSES? HARVELL:

MOSES HARVILL is found on the Oct 8, 1754 NC/Granville Co. Muster roll of militia commanded by Col. Wm. Eaton has 8 companies, the 1st of which is a company of 97 men commanded by Capt. John Glover. This Moses was no less than 16 years old, and was probably older than that at the time of this muster, meaning that he was born prior to 1738, and possibly as early as 1710.  

NOTE: It is raw speculation that he is the father of James, David and Isham Harvill/Harvell of Surry, Wilkes and Cumberland County, and should be considered only one of several possibilities to be the father of these men. However, he is in the right place, and is of the right age, to be the father of these men - each of whom had a son named Moses. 

RDH Note: If Moses was born c1730, he could be the son of John (brother of Little Sam)... 

 

Generation No. 7 

1.  OF PRINCE GEORGE CO. SAMUEL1 HARWELL, "OF PRINCE GEORGE COUNTY"  (SAMUELA) was born Bet. 1665 and 1673 in VA - Probably Charles City or York Co., and died Bet. 1745 and 1753 in VA - Prince George.  He married ANN MASON AND/OR MARY MARKS in VA, although no proof of either marriage has been found.   

Notes for OF PRINCE GEORGE CO. SAMUEL HARWELL, "OF PRINCE GEORGE COUNTY":

From W. Thomas Carden's "History of Pisgah", 1904:

"Tradition says that in the latter part of the Seventeenth or early part of the Eighteenth Century four brothers named Harwell came to America from the north of England and settled somewhere in Virginia. It is said that they came from Lancastershire, perhaps Lancashire, and from near the village of Blackburn. One of the four died a bachelor. "

{MHF Note:  I don't know what truth there is to this speculation reported by Carden, nor do I know which generation of Harwells this applies to. I keep this note for reference until I can find a solid, documented link to the parents of Samuel and Thomas Harwell of Prince George County. There were also several Samuel Harwell/Harvell/Horwells born in England in the 1600s, according to the IGI/British Isles}

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VIRGINIA DEED & COURT RECORDS

(Some of these may be Samuel's nephew Samuel s/o Thomas) 

5/08/1695:        Charles City County Court

SAMUEL HARWELL versus Joseph Maddox dismissed, neither appearing. {MHF Note: Samuel must have been at least 21 years old by this date in order to have been entilted to bring suit in court. Otherwise, the suit would have been brought by a guardian on Samuel's behalf.} 

1701-02:          Charles City County Militia Lists {Source: Lloyd D. Bockstruck, "Virginia's Colonial Soldiers", page 215, 1988}

Militia age at this time was 16-60. Dragoons were mounted infantry, and were trained and equipped to fight as cavalry as well as infantry.

Captain of Dragoons: Joseph Wynn ... Lieutenant: Peter Jones ... Coronet: Robert Hix

Sergeants: James Lundy          John Moore           Isaac Hall         John Lovesy

Privates:          Samuel Harwell        William Butler       John Clay         Richard Masy

                    Edward Murrell        John Tally               William Wells   Gabriel Harrison

                    Francis Mabry          Henry Ally, Jr.        Henry King       Joseph Tucker

                    George Pace            John Mitchell          Nat Urban        John Cliburn

                    Nat Tatem Jr.           James Mathews    Samuel Vaughn    James Vaughn

                    Nat Tatem Sr.           Thomas Theoer (?), Sr.   Patrick Mitchell    Richard Hudson

                    Samuel Tatem          Thomas Parram     Henry Mitchell, Jr.    John West

                    Daniel Mallone         Edward Parram     George Crooke     John Gillum Jr.

                    William Mallone        Thomas Burge       William Pettipoll     William Frost

                    Daniel Nance            Henry Reed             William Raines       John Hill, Jr.

                   John Lasenby         Thomas Willingham   George Spell       Thompson Staple

                  William Coleman      John Woodliefe, Jr.   Ralph Jackson     Batt Crowder

                  John Oliver               William Coxsy             John Tucker                      John Clark

 

1702-03:  Prince George County formed from Charles City Co. and Henrico County

 

1704:               Prince George County Rent Rolls

SAM HARWELL taxed for 125 acres in Prince George County. {MHF Note: This land was very near Rohowic swamp, according to the 1713 sale of Peter Jones's land. Rohoic is a stream located on the western outskirts of what is now Petersburg - longitude 37d 13m 21sN by latitude 077d 26m 26sW. This probably wasn't too far from Fort Henry.}

 

12/08/1710:          Prince George County Ledger "B", pg. 11

Inventory of estate of Henry Wall, dec'd taken (2 pages) value £92 11s 8p by James Thweatt, Nicholas Overby & SAM ("S" his mark) HARWELL. Presented by Administrix {Elizabeth} at Court January 9, 1710/11. 

7/08/1712:                      Prince George County Ledger "B" pg.151

Account of estate of Henry Wall dec'd presented by Elizabeth Wall relict and Administrix lists debts due to SAMUEL HARROWELL, Chas. Roberts, Dr. Bowman, Capt. John Bolling, Capt. Robert Bolling, Henry Anderson, Mrs. Elizabeth Kaanan, George Roberson and "my son John". 

8/07/1713:                      Prince George Ledger Bk "B" pg. 252?

Deed of Peter Jones Sr. & Mary his wife of Prince George to George Bolling of same ... 241 acres bounded by Crooke's lower corner, south side of Rohowick Swamp, SAMUEL HARROWELL, said Capt. Peter Jones, with all houses, etc. ... Witnesses: Robert Bolling, Batt Crowder, Richard Jones ... /s/ Peter & Mary Jones ... Recorded Oct 13, 1713.

{MHF Note: This later became Dinwiddie County. Capt. Peter Jones was married to Mary Batte, daughter of Thomas Batte. Peter's will written 1721 and proved 1726 names wife Mary ... sons Abraham, Peter, William, Thomas, John and Wood (the last four underage when the will was written) ... and daughters Mary (who was married by 1721 to her cousin Peter Jones son of Abraham), Ann, Margaret and Martha} 

7/13/1714:                      Prince George County Court, pg.20

Inventory of estate of William Embory, dec'd, valued at £3.13.0 by Ball Crowder, SAMUEL HARWELL. Henry Embry, Administrator.  

10/29/1715:          Prince George County survey by Robert Bolling, Surveyor

SAMUEL HARROWELL, 218 acres on the North side of the Nottoway River {This area became Dinwiddie County). 

12/10/1717:          Prince George County Court records, Pg.155

SAMUEL HARWELL listed twice for killing one wolf and earning 100 pounds tobacco per wolf killed. 

6/09/1719:                                  Prince George County Court records, Pg.319 {260-61?}

Ordered that the road be cleared from SAMUEL HARWELL's {of Prince George} on Nottoway River over Stoney Creek near Captain Jones's, and that the inhabitants of that part of Nottoway River, Buckskin Creek and Sappone Creek assist Samuel Harwell who is appointed overseer of the road {These waterways are primarily in what became Dinwiddie County}. 

8/11/1719:        Prince George County Court records, Pg. 276 *

On the petition of John Wall, Joshua Wall, Daniel Wall, Peter Mitchell, Richard Burch and John Green, it is ordered a road be cleared from plantation of John Wall to the road of which SAMUEL HARWELL is overseer, and they will be added to said road. {This is in what became Dinwiddie County} 

10/09/1719:          Prince George Co., Deeds 1713-1728, Part 3, not indexed, p.755

Surveys for Gabriel Harrison on north side of Nottoway River and both sides of Licking Hole Creek; and JOHN HARROWELL on north side of Nottoway adjacent to his father, SAMUEL HARROWELL's land {Probably same land patented 6/22/1722} 

8/17/1720:                      Prince George County (later Dinwiddie), Pat.Bk 11:37

SAMUEL HARROWELL {of Prince George Co.} patented 218 acres of new land, on the North side of Nottoway River, above the mouth of Horsepen Branch, 25 Shillings. Beginning at an oak upon the bank of the river above the mouth of the Horsepen branch ... north forty degrees, west one hundred and eighty poles to a corner ___ west twelve degrees, South 200 poles to a Red Oak upon the bank of the river. {This land was surveyed for Samuel 10/29/1715}

6/22/1722:                      Prince George County (later Dinwiddie) - PB 11:113

JOHN HARROWELL of Prince George County ... 183 acres of new land on the North side of the Nottoway River adjoining his father SAMUEL HARROWELL {of Prince George Co.}. 20 Shillings. 

11/01/1722:          Prince George County Records 1713-28, Part 5:760

Survey for MARK HARROWELL, son of SAMUEL HARROWELL {of Prince George Co.}, 338 acres in Prince George County {later Dinwiddie} on the north side of the Nottoway River. {338 acres patented 8 years later to Mark Harwell 9/28/1730 PB 14:17} 

11/10/1722:          Prince George County, surveyed by Robert Bolling {later Brunswick Co.}

Survey of 180 acres on both sides of Sturgeon Run for SAMUEL HARROWELL, Thomas Loyd, Gabriel Harrison. 1736 deed from Thomas Loyd to Thomas Loyd, Jr., mentions land on Nottoway River and Sturgeon Creek at Gabriel Harrison's corner and line of SAMUEL HARROWELL. Patented 9/28/1728 to Samuel PB 14:69 

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These two tracts are in Dinwiddie County adjacent to a tract belonging to Samuel Harwell that I haven't located. Otterdam Run is in Dinwiddie County, whereas Otterdam Swamp is in Greensville County. 

August 17, 1725:        Patent Book 12:273             216 acres of new land

To Abraham Cocke of Prince George County, for 25 shillings … 216 acres of new land on the South side of Otterdam Run adjoining SAMUEL HARROWELL's line in the same county, and bounded as followeth: 

- BEGINNING at SAMUEL HALLOWELL's {sic} upper corner upon the said Run, thence

- East 40° South 80 poles to his {Samuel's} corner red oak, thence

- South 15° East 46 poles to a shrub white oak, thence

- West 30° South 324 poles to a corner red oak by the side of a small branch, thence

- West 12° North 50 poles to a corner poplar in the mouth of the said branch, thence

- Down Otterdam Run as it meanders to the BEGINNING 

September 28, 1728        Patent Book 13:369        400 acres of new land

To Thomas Clemmonds of Prince George County ... for 44 shillings … 400 acres of new land in Prince George County bounded as followeth:

- BEGINNING at a corner white oak between ABRAHAM COCK and SAMUEL HARROWELL, thence

- Along the said HARROWELL's line South 14° East 102 poles to GEORGE BOLLING's line, thence

- Along the same {Bolling's line} South 20° West 153 poles to his corner, thence

- West 32° South 220 poles to a corner, thence

- North 32° West 184 poles, thence

- East 32° North 100 poles, thence

- North 32° West 26 poles to ABRAHAM COCKE's upper corner, thence

- East 30° North 324 poles to the BEGINNING {at Cocke's and Harrowell's corner white oak} 

9/12/1726:        Prince George County Records, Part VI pg.922

Abraham Cocke of PG to Charles Hill of same, land on Otterdam Swamp {Run??} bounded by SAMUEL HARWELL, Coke's {probably Cocke} line. 100 acres for £5. Wit: Peter Wynne, John Mays. Rec 9/13/1726. 

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7/07/1726:                      Patent Book 12:534

SAMUEL HARROWELL, Jr., son of THOMAS HARROWELL of Prince George County, 228 acres of new land in Brunswick Co., on the South side of Nottaway River, opposite to his uncle SAMUEL HARROWELL's {Prince George} plantation. Originally surveyed 11/12/1722.  

10/31/1726:        Patent Book 13:68

William Read (of Brunswick) .... 369a. on south side of Sturgeon Run.

1. Begin at a corner hiccory of Gabriel Harrison's (actually Samuel Harrowell's) line.

2. along his line S 25 W, 52 p. to a large white oak.

3. S 11 E, 140 p. to a white oak.

4. E 7 N, 200 p. to a corner in the midst of several trees chopt inwards.

5. N 6 E, 234 p. to a white oak on Sturgeon Creek.

6. up the creek as it meanders to the beginning.

 

10/31/1726:          Patent Book 13:62

Thomas Loyd patented 294 acres new land in Brunswick County ... South side of Nottoway River on lower side of Sturgeon Creek ...

1. Begin at Gabriel Harrison's  corner dogwood on lower side of the Beaverpond Branch. (note - GH's patent refers to this as the Reedy Beaverpond Branch)

2. along his headline to the headline of Samuel Harrowell E 3 S,  214 p. to his (Loyd's corner on Samuel Harrowells' line.  (interesting that Loyd recognizes Sam's presence even though he did not get his patent until 1728)

3. S 3 W, 146 p. to a corner shrub white oak.

4. W 3 N, 330 p. to a white oak on Beaverpond Branch.

5. down said Beaverpond Branch as it meanders to the beginning.

 

7/24/1727:                      Bristol Parish Vestry Book, pg.25

At a vestry held at the ferry Chapple. By order of Henrico County Court dated ye 3rd July 1727 for processioning … And further it is ordered by Vertue of an order of Prince George County Court bareing date 11th July 1727 and in obedience to the said ordered to procession lands on the South Side of Bristol Parish … Ordered that David Walker and SAMUEL HARWELL procession from the County line  to lickingplace branch on nottoway River including buck skin. Ordered that Thomas Jones son of Peter Jones procession from lickingplace branch up nottoway to the Extent. … Page 30: The Bounds of Mr. David Walker and SAMUEL HARWELL Processioned except John Raybors and Charles Rabors. The Bounds of William Davis and Thomas Jones Processioned the parties concerned being present. 

10/13/1727:          Prince George County; PB 13:272

Patented to John Raybourn of Prince George County, 695 acres of new land on the North side of Nottoway River ... Below Gabrill Harrison ... Adj. Henry Bayliss, JOHN HARROWELL and SAMUEL HARROWELL's lines ... 300 acres part granted him by former patent ... 40 shillings {MHF Note: This land is west of the Harwell tracts, and was "vested in" Thomas Hardaway by 1748 per PB 26:598-599 - Why?} 

9/28/1728:                      Patent Bk 13:350 

Thomas Wright Sparrow (of Surry County)... 301a. on the north side of Sturgeon Run.  (Updated, corrected  version)

1. Begin at a corner oak of Charles King's corner on north side of Sturgeon Run.

2. along Kings line  N 5 E, 28 p. to a corner red oak.

3. and N 25 E, 40 p. to a corner red oak.

4. still along his line E 10 S,  46 p. to a corner red oak.

5. and North, 64p. to William Gent's line.

6. along Gent's line W 9 N, 94 p. to his corner red oak.

7. and West, 204 p. to a corner pine (of John Robertson)

8. and still along Gent's line (patent states King's but pretty sure they meant Gent) South, 112 p. to a white oak in John Robertson's line.

9. along Robertson's line E 2 S, 120* p. to his corner Spanish oak (*The original patent book entry gives this very plainly as 12 poles, when Henry Simmons included Sparrows patent and the adjacent Charles King patent of 1752

gives the length of this line as 120 poles.  Simmons's patent is evidently

correct .  Chas. Harvell did the math on it and the 12 p. version yielded 388 acres and the 120 p. version yielded 300 acres... pretty close, huh?  Evidently the

recorder  of Sparrow's patent was not very careful in transribing the measurement off of the survey map. Decision definitely in favor of Mr. Simmons.)

10. S 2 W, 132 p. to a hiccory in Harrowell's line.

11. along Harrowell's line E 6 S, 42 p. to a hiccory on the Sturgeon Run.

12. and down meanders of Sturgeon Run to the begining.

 

9/28/1728:        Patent Book 13:457  (abstract by Charles Harvell)

To John Robertson (of Prince George)... 297a. on the north side of Sturgeon Run.

1. Begin at Gabriel Harrisons (actually this is Samuel Harrowell's) line at a small hickory.

2. N 2 E, 132 p. to a Spanish oak.

3. W 2 N, 360 p. to a small black oak.

4. S 2 W, 154 p. to a red oak on Sturgeon Run.

5. down the run as it meanders to Harrison's line.

6. along his (Harrison's) line N 20 E, 20 p. to his corner.

7. thence along his (Harrison's, then becoming Harwell's) line E 9 S, 206 p. to the Beginning.

{CH Note: I think the direction on the last step should be E 3 S, at least that's the way it is on both Gabriel Harrison's and Samuel Harrowell's patent. Drawn this way it dips down into their plots. Also, Robertson's top line W 2 N which doesn't deviate much from the trend on Harrison's and Harrowell's lines. I drew it both ways and I like the "glove fit" of E 3 (or 2) S much better.} 

9/28/1728:        Brunswick Co. Patent Bk 14:69  (180 acres in Brunswick on Sturgeon Creek)

George the Second To All, Whereas We have given granted and Confirmed and by these Presents for as our Heirs and Successors, Do give grant and confirm unto SAMUEL HARROWELL Senior of Prince George County, one certain tract or parcel of Land containing one hundred and Eighty acres lying and being on both sides of Sturgeon Run in the County of Brunswick and bounded as followeth, to wit~  

- Beginning at a Hickory at the Brink of the Run or Creek above the Fort path near the mouth of a small branch.

- Thence South thirty degrees west Two hundred poles to a corner,

- Thence West three degrees North one hundred fifty poles to a branch,

- Thence down the branch as it meanders to the mouth,

- Thence North fifty six poles,

- Thence East three degrees South two hundred and two poles to the beginning.

With All To have hold & to be held & yielding and paying & provided & in witness & Witness our Trusty and well beloved William Gooch Esq.r our Lieutenant Governor and Commander In Chief of our said Colony and Dominion at Williamsburg under the Seal of our said Colony, the Twenty Eighth day of September on Thousand seven hundred and Twenty Eight in the Second year of our Reign.  /signed/ William Gooch

{MHF Note: The "Fort path" is the path to Fort Christiana. This was in hostile Indian country, primarily that claimed by the Sapponys, some Iroquois tribes, and the very aggressive Catawbas. The tract was originally surveyed for Samuel 11/10/1722. He later sold it to his son SAMUEL 2/06/1745- 6, DB 3:137, who in turn gave it to his son-in-law SAMUEL, husband of Abigail, on 6/26/1753} 

9/28/1728:        Brunswick Co. Patent Bk 14

- Page 17:   MARK HARROWELL, son of SAMUEL HARROWELL {Prince George}, 338 acres of new land on the North side of the Nottoway River by the Westward Trading Path, adjoining JOHN HARROWELL and SAMUEL HARROWELL ... 35 Shillings {See survey 11/01/1722.}

-  Page 350:  Patent to Thomas Wright Sparrow of Surry County ... 301 acres new land in Brunswick Co. on North side of Sturgeon Run ... Adjoining Charles King, Wm. Gent, John Roberson and {Samuel} HARWELL's line.

-  Page 369:  Patent to Thomas Clemmonds, 400 acres of new land, adj. Abraham Cock, SAMUEL HARROWELL and land of George Bolling. 40 Shill.{see detail above} 

1732:    Brunswick began to maintain its own Court and Vestry   (St. Andrews Parish) records, which had previously been done in Prince George since Brunswick was formed. 

10/04/1733:          Brunswick County Road Order Book 1:37

Thomas Jackson appointed Surveyor of a Road from Chamberlains fford the convenientest Way into the Old Road at the Little Creek bridge thence along the Old Road until it is convenient to turn Round Coll. Allens Plantation between Allens and Howses ... all male laboring tythes belonging to John Jackson, David Bailes, John Ledbetter, James Watson, Ambros Jackson, SAMUEL HARWELL, Samuel Kyrk, William Sims, John Tomerlin, William Collier, Laurence Higgins, Thomas Venton, and Coll. Allens Quarter to assist in clearing the same. 

3/23/1733-34:         Brunswick County (later Mecklenburg) - Patent Book 15:190

SAMUEL HARWELL of Prince George County patented 195 acres on the North side of Roanoke River and on {Col. John} Allens Creek.

Beginning at a white oak on Col. John Allen's land, thence:

1. N 17 W 134 poles to a white oak on the east side of Flat Rock Creek...

2. S 77 W 234 poles to several trees chopt inwards...

3. S 17 E 134 poles to several trees chopt inwards...

4. N 77 E 7 poles to a red oak, a corner tree of said Allen's land...

5. by Allen's line N 77 E (same direction) 227 poles to the beginning (a perfect parrallelogram on the Northeast corner of Col John Allen's tract).

{MHF Notes: Located in what became Mecklenburg County, at the intersection of what are now Cox Creek and Allen's Creek, just above Kettle's Creek, in the Elm Hill State Game Management Area .... Samuel deeded this tract to his son MARK HARWELL 5/05/1743 - Mark then sold it to John Earl 3/09/1751, recorded in Brunswick DB 3:58 9/01/1752} 

1/10/1738-39:        Prince George County Court Orders 1737-40, p.222

Petition of John Wall to build a mill on land of SAMUEL HARWELL, dismissed. 

5/03/1743:        Brunswick County - Deed Book 2, pg.  276

From SAMUEL HARWELL of Prince George County to MARK HARWELL of Brunswick County, for £5, a certain tract of 195 acres of land in Brunswick County {later Mecklenburg}, which tract was patented to said SAMUEL HARWELL on March 23, 1733, and is bounded as in the patent expressed, which land and premises the said MARK HARWELL is now in possession of. Signed - SAMUEL ("S" his mark) HARWELL. Witnesses -Thomas Lanier, Daniel Carrell, James Coleman. Recorded 5/5/1743. 

1-12-1746         PB 28:58

Patent to Robert Gee ... 413a. on south side of Sturgeon Run:

1. Begin at a red oak corner between Lanier and Reed.

2. along Read's line S 76 W, 160 p. to his corner hiccory.

3. along his (Read's) line, 53 p. to a hiccory.

4. N 72 W, 64 p. to a red oak on Harwell's line.

5. along his (Harwell's) line S 27 W, 54 p. to his corner.

6. along his (Harwell's) line S 87 W, 122 p. to a hiccory between Harwell and Loyd.

7. along Loyd's line South, 132 p. to a shrub white oak.

8. S 67 E, 166  p. to a white oak.

9. N 78 E, 200 p. to a pine.

10. N 14 E, 32 p. to Lanier's corner red oak.

11. along his (Lanier's) line N 14 E, 134 p. to the beginning. 

2/06/1745-46:            Brunswick County - Deed Book 3, pg. 137 *

From SAMUEL HARWELL, Sr. of Prince George County, to SAMUEL HARWELL Jr. son of the said SAMUEL HARWELL Sr. of Brunswick, for divers good causes and for £20, one certain tract of 180 acres of land on the South side of the Nottoway River in Brunswick, and bounded as by the patent whereby the land and premises were granted to said SAMUEL HARWELL Sr. on September 28, 1728. Signed - SAMUEL (S his mark) HARWELL Senr.  Recorded 2/6/1745-6. 

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Secondary or indirect references to Samuel: 

8/28/1746:        Patent Book 24:396  {Brunswick}

JOHN MASON, Sr. ... 530 acres in Brunswick on the North side of Waqua Creek ... Thomas Seemore's corner ... John Wall's line ... Richard Vaughan's line Richard Burch's corner ... 342 acres formerly granted to Richard Vaughan 7/07/1726, now vested in John Mason, 288 acres never before granted. {John Mason possibly related to Ann who is said to have been wife of Samuel Harwell of Prince George County??}  

8/20/1748:        Prince George County - Patent Book 26:595, 598

Thomas Hardaway Junior patented 895 acres in Prince George County on North side of Nottoway River {later Dinwiddie} ... Bounded by (p.598) his old corner on the River, his own old lines, High's line, Roberson's line, Bolling's line, Harwell's lines {Samuel? Mark? See 4/05/1748} ... 695 acres formerly granted John Rayborn 10/13/1727 since vested in the said Thomas Hardaway and the residue never before granted (p.599). 

11/03/1750:          Brunswick County - Patent Book 29 {later Mecklenburg} *

William Sandefur patented 400 acres in Brunswick County on the upper side of Allen's Creek ... Bounded by the mouth of Mine Creek, Harwell's line {Mark - originally patented by Samuel, deeded to Mark 1743 and sold by Mark 1752}, Little Creek. 

6/26/1753:        Brunswick Co. DBk 5, pg. 416 *

 From SAMUEL HARWELL of Dinwiddie to SAMUEL HARWELL, Jun.r his son-in-law ... for and in consideration of the natural love and affection which he hath and beareth unto the said Samuel Harwell Junior his son-in-law ... 180 acres on both sides of Sturgeon Run formerly granted to SAMUEL HARWELL, Sr., of Prince George County by Patent dated 9/28/1728 and conveyed by him [2/6/1745-6] to SAMUEL HARWELL, party of these presents. Witnesses: James Patillo, William Scoggin. Signed Samuel (+h.m.) Harwell.  Recorded 6/26/1753 {Sold in 1771 to Nathan Harrison} 

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It seems reasonable to infer from the location of Samuel's land in the shadow of Fort Henry, and its close proximity to a major trading path - as all of Samuel's tracts were - that Samuel was engaged in trade to one degree or another. The very size of his tract supports this. 125 acres today is sizable, but back then, it wasn't very big in terms of its ability to support agriculture or horticulture. In his 1982 book, The Transformation of Virginia, 1740-1790, page 22, Pulitzer Prize winning historian Rhys Isaac has an 18th century quote that describes practical land usage:  

"First, that the planter may have a sure prospect of increasing his culture on fresh land [cleared as old fields were exhausted]; secondly, that the lumber may be a winter employment … and afford casks for his crop. Thirdly that he may be able to keep vast stocks of cattle for raising provisions in plenty, by ranging in the woods; and where the lands are not fresh, the necessity is yet greater, as they must yield much manure for replenishing the worn-out fields. This want of land is such that they reckon a planter should have 50 acres of land for every working hand." 

Clearly, 125 acres was meager for someone whose sole occupation was tobacco farming and general farming. Certainly nothing from which to build wealth. Yet Samuel continued to acquire land - definitely not the mark of a yeoman farmer who was simply trying to keep body and soul together. Although almost everyone in that day and age considered themselves a planter, it appears that Samuel's wealth was accumulated by some means other than agriculture. 

But trade is a young man's game. Long voyages fraught with danger into the wilderness … Cold nights on hard ground … Uncertainty of food and other provisions … Isolation if struck by illness or injury while out on the trail … Tracked by Indians or malicious thieves having wicked intent. 

By 1715, Samuel would have been in his 40s or early 50s, and though a hardened frontiersman, he was almost certainly open to the idea of a "career change" that was being pressed upon him by the passage of time. Here again, history intervened, as recounted in Gay Neal's Brunswick County, Virginia, 1720-1975. In 1714, Governor Spottswood built Fort Christiana, in the vicinity of what is now Lawrenceville, the county seat of Brunswick County. His intention was two-fold: first, as a buffer against a growing threat from Indians in the Carolinas - especially the Tuscaroras, who did indeed stir up some dust in 1715 in South Carolina, which spread quickly to other colonies. Secondly, Spottswood wanted to cement his lucrative monopoly on trade through the Virginia Indian Company, the legitimacy of which was being challenged by other stock holders in the company - including William Byrd. The fort outlived its usefulness quickly, and the Virginia Indian Company lost its charter in 1717.  But the concept of the buffer meant opening the area for settlement. In 1714, Colonel John Allen of Surry County, and Robert Bolling of Prince George County, surveyed the areas on the Nottoway and in what became Brunswick and Mecklenburg County. A flurry of surveys by Robert Bolling in 1715 includes one for Samuel "Harrowell", for which Samuel received a patent in 1720 (Tract #2 on the map). In March 1734, Samuel also received a patent for land next to the very influential Colonel Allen (Tract #4 on the map). 

From a 1994 manuscript by Wilma Dunaway: THE SOUTHERN FUR TRADE AND THE INCORPORATION OF SOUTHERN APPALACHIA INTO THE WORLD-ECONOMY, 1690-1763  

"The English fur trade in America was controlled by one group of politicians in England. "Hudson Bay, New York, and the southern colonies of Virginia and Carolina were three fields of exploitation by which the fur business of the world was made to revolve about London" (Phillips, 1961, I: 170). The southeastern deerskin trade was dominated by a narrow field of mercantile interests who secured Crown charters to explore and exploit resources. Except for short periods when special acts created governmental monopolies, the southeastern Indian trade was carried on by speculative trading companies that were licensed and regulated by the colonies. These public-subsidized companies explored the inland mountains, establishing trade linkages that connected Virginia, the Carolinas and Georgia via trading paths through Cherokee settlements. (12)  

In Virginia, the earliest Southern Appalachian trade was controlled by a handful of planters, like Abraham Wood and William Byrd, who imported "Goods proper for such a trade from England and then either venture[d] them out at their own Risk to the Indian Towns or Credit[ed] some Traders with them. . . to be paid in Skins at a certain Price agreed betwixt them" (Byrd, 1901: 235). Byrd operated from his plantation located on the James River near the great trading path southward to the Catawbas and the Cherokees. His trading caravans consisted of fifteen or more hired traders utilizing more than a hundred pack horses to transport European goods to exchange for light furs and skins (Phillips, 1961).  By 1721, however, Virginia's trade with the Cherokees had been eclipsed by that of Charleston (McIlwaine & Hall, 1925-66, IV: 1-2). A 1725 journalist reported that: "The Virginia traders. . . cannot do any prejudice to [South Carolina's] in the way of Trade, there not being above 2 or 3 of them and their goods noways sortable or Comparable to ours" (Williams, 1928: 137).  

More About OF PRINCE GEORGE CO. SAMUEL HARWELL, "OF PRINCE GEORGE COUNTY":

Comment 1: His mark on deeds was a backwards 'S'

Comment 2: Land patent on Nottaway above Horsepen Br.

Comment 3: May also have had another son named James

Event 1: "of Prince George County"

Event 2: Aug 17, 1720, Patent 218 acre, N. side of Nottoway River

Occupation: Planter; possibly also a trapper/trader ?

Religion: Bath, Bristol or Martins Brandon Parish

Residence: Charles City Co.; later Prince George Co. 

Notes for ANN MASON AND/OR MARY MARKS:

MHF Note:  I have not found evidence to support the claim that Samuel's wife was Ann Mason, which appeared in The Harwell Researcher, Dec 1992, Vol. 1 #4,  submitted by F.H. Boyd Coons. 2637 Peachtree Road, Atlanta, Georgia 30305. A different claim (also undocumented) is made by Mr. Ernest Estes, a retired attorney in New Orleans, in a letter to me in June 1995 declaring that Samuel's wife was Mary Markes, daughter of Jonathan and Elizabeth (Pigeon) Markes.  

More About SAMUEL HARWELL and ANN MARKS:

Marriage: VA, although no proof of either marriage has been found       

Children of SAMUEL HARWELL and ANN MARKS are:

                   i.       JOHN2 HARWELL, b. Bef. 1705; d. circa 1740, VA - Brunswick-Dinwiddie  (see notes); m. (1) SUSAN [ ] HARWELL., His 1st wife; b. Bef. 1710; d. circa 1726, VA; m. (2) REBECCA [ ] HARWELL., circa 1726, VA; d. Aft. Oct 1741. 

Notes for JOHN HARWELL:

VIRGINIA LAND PATENTS:

10/09/1719:  Prince George Co., Deeds 1713-1728, Part 3, not indexed, p.755

Surveys for Gabriel Harrison on north side of Nottoway River and both sides of Licking Hole Creek; and JOHN HARROWELL on north side of Nottoway adjacent to his father, SAMUEL HARROWELL's land.

{MHF Note: probably same land patented 6/22/1722} 

6/22/1722:             Prince George County (later Dinwiddie) - PB 11:113

JOHN HARROWELL of Prince George County ... Patent for 183 acres of new land on the North side of the Nottoway River adjoining his father SAMUEL HARROWELL {of Prince George Co.}. 20 Shillings. 

BRISTOL PARISH VESTRY RECORDS (Prince George County):

John & Susan Harwell:

  Luciana Harwell born 10/18/1725  (Cannot be same as John w/ dau. Sarah) 

John & Rebecca Harwell:  (She's probably his 2nd wife after Susan)

  James Harwell born 6/09/1727   (Died VA/Dinwiddie c1794/95?)

  William Harwell born 9/06/1729

  Anne Harwell born 3/18/1732-33 

October 13, 1727            PB 13:272-273       695 aces of new land

To John Raybourn of Prince George County, 695 acres of new land on the north side of the Nottoway river in the county aforesaid

- Beginning at a live oak on this river below Gabriel Harrison's corner, thence

- North 10° East 160 poles to a corner, thence

- East 10° South 90 poles to an __ old line, thence

- North 15° East 96½ poles to Henry Baylis line, thence

- East 5 poles along Henry Baylis line to his corner, thence

- North 40° East 96 poles to a corner white oak, thence

- East 25° South 206½ poles to a corner hickory, thence

- South 10° East 146 poles to JOHN HARROWELL's line, thence

- West 9° North 37 poles to his corner shrub black oak by a meadow, thence

- South 9° West 213 poles to SAMUEL HARROWELL's line, thence

- West 12° South 74 poles along Samuel Harrowell's line to his corner upon the river, thence

- Up the river as it meanders to the beginning

300 acres part of tract being formerly granted to the said Raybourn by patent.

Note:  Somehow this land ended up being owned by Thomas Hardaway Junior by 1748 - Hardaway's daughter, Mary, married Mark Harwell's son Ishmael:

8/20/1748,       Prince George County - Patent Book 26:595, 598 ... Thomas Hardaway Junior patented 895 acres in Prince George County on North side of Nottoway River {later Dinwiddie} ... Bounded by (p.598) his old corner on the River, his own old lines, High's line, Roberson's line, Bolling's line, HARWELL's lines {Mark? See 4/05/1748} ... 695 acres formerly granted John Rayborn 10/13/1727 since vested in the said Thomas Hardaway and the residue never before granted (p.599). 

9/28/1728:       Brunswick Co. Patent Bk 14:17

*  MARK HARROWELL, son of SAMUEL HARROWELL, issued patent for 338 acres (N.L.) on North side of Nottoway River by the Westward Trading Path, adjoining JOHN HARROWELL and SAMUEL HARROWELL,  35 Shill.{See survey 11/01/1722.} 

3/06/1739-40:       Brunswick Co. Court Order Book 1:299

*  John Duke, Gent., is appointed overseer from his Race Paths the most convenient way to the lower Cutbank Bridge, and that John Cooke, William Moore, JOHN HARWELL, Francis Lott, George Tillman, Roger Tillman, James Wortham and their tithes assist in clearing same.

{MHF Note: This appears to be son of Samuel and husband of Rebecca, who patented land one the north bank of the Nottoway near the Cutbank Bridge in June 1722} 

9/03/1741:       Brunswick Co. Court Order Book 2:31  Same court as above

William Maclin and James Parish Churchwardens of the Parish of St. Andrews in this County, Plaintiffs against REBECCA HARWELL, In Debt:  Discontinued for want of prosecution.

{MHF Note: This appears to be the type of action the vestry would be required to take after the fall harvest against a widow who was behind in paying her vestry tithes. The church wardens were taking similar action against Elizabeth Bush, which was also discontinued 'for want of prosecution'. If so, then Rebecca is probably the widow of John Harwell, son of Samuel of Pr. George, who must have died sometime between the March 6, 1740 Court order regarding the Cutbank Bridge road work, and this action against his widow} 

10/02//1741:       Brunswick Co. Court Order Book 2:44

William Maclin and James Parish Churchwardens of the Parish of St. Andrews in this County, Plaintiffs against REBECCA HARWELL, In Debt:  Discontinued for want of prosecution. 

April 16th, 1753:       Dinwiddie County Surveyor's Book

 Surveyed for THOMAS WESTMORELAND of Dinwiddie County 90 Acres of Land

- Beginning at THOMAS HARDAWAY's Corner Hiccory on the North side of the said Road and running on his line from A to B South 28 degrees West 64 poles to a Corner White Oak.

- Then from B to C South 6 Degrees West one hundred and Eighteen poles to a Corner at Pointers.

- Then on MARK HARWELL's Line East 6 degrees South 34 poles to his Corner Hiccory. <Shown as C to D on the plat map> .......

MHF Note: When this tract is plotted, it is immediately obvious that what is described here as "Mark Harwell's line" was formerly his brother John's land. Therefore, Mark had acquired ownership of at least some of his late brother John's land sometime between 1741 and 1753. 

More About JOHN HARWELL and SUSAN HARWELL.:

Marriage: His 1st wife 

More About JOHN HARWELL and REBECCA HARWELL.:

Marriage: circa 1726, VA 

                  ii.       MARK HARWELL, b. Bef. 1706, Virginia - 1700-1710; d. 1785, VA - Sussex County: Will prbt March 17 1785 WB "D" p.306; m. SARAH PEPPER, Bef. 1759, VA - Sussex County ?  Almost certainly his 2nd wife; b. circa 1725; d. circa 1790, VA - Sussex?   Her life estate 1785-90 in son John's name 1791. 

Notes for MARK HARWELL:

11/01/1722:         Prince George County Records 1713-28, Part 5:760

Survey for MARK HARROWELL, son of SAMUEL HARROWELL, 338 acres in Prince George County {later Dinwiddie} on the north side of the Nottoway River. {338 acres patented 6 years later to Mark Harwell 9/28/1728 PB 14:17} 

9/28/1728       Patent Book 14:17-18    338 acres of new land

To Mark Harrowell of Prince George County ... 338 acres on the North side of the Nottoway river in Prince George County:

- Beginning at a shrub white oak on the bank of the said river by the side of the Westward Trading Path, thence

- North 19° East 288 poles to a corner red oak, thence

- West 36° North 88 poles to a corner shrub white oak, thence

- East 5° South 162 poles to John Harrowell's line, thence

- South 9° East 188 poles to Samuel Harrowell's line, thence

- South 40° East along his {Samuel Harrowell's} line 120 poles to Nottoway River, thence

- Down Nottoway River its meanders to the beginning      

1/09/1738-9:    Prince George County Court Orders 1737-40, p.217

MARK HARWELL to appear in court to answer petition of John Wall for an acre of land on the north side of the Nottoway River {MHF Note:  this was filed and dismissed several times before being granted in August 1739) 

4/08/1739:             Prince George County Court Orders 1737-40, p.276

Petition of John Wall for an acre of land on north side of Nottoway River, belonging to MARK HARWELL, dismissed. {later Dinwiddie} 

8/15/1739:       Prince George County Court Orders 1737-40, p.325.  {later Dinwiddie}

In petition of John Wall for an acre of MARK HARWELL's land on Nottoway River; it is granted and David Walker and John Roberson to view land and lay off an acre. 

11/05/1741:       Brunswick Co. Court Order Book 2:50

Dinah a negro girl belonging to MARK HARWELL of Prince George Co was adjudged to be twelve years of age. 

5/03/1743:             Brunswick County - Deed Book 2, pg.  276

From SAMUEL HARWELL of Prince George County to MARK HARWELL of Brunswick County, for £5, a certain tract of 195 acres of land in Brunswick County {later Mecklenburg}, which tract was patented to said SAMUEL HARWELL on March 23, 1733 and is bounded as in the patent expressed, which land and premises the said MARK HARWELL is now in possession of. Signed - SAMUEL ("S" his mark) HARWELL. Witnesses - Thomas Lanier, Daniel Carrell, James Coleman. Recorded 5/5/1743. {MHF Note: Mark sold this land in 1752 to John Earl, Brunswick DB 3:58} 

3/06/1745/6:    Brunswick County - Deed Book 3, pg. 13

Indenture made 6 March 1744/5, between William Munford of Prince George County and David Douglass of Brunswick, £25, 290a, part of a 390a tract, Upper side of Cocks's Creek which was granted to the said William Munford by Letters Patent 28 September 1730.  Signed William Munford and Mary Munford.  Witnesses:  Henry Dickson, MARK HARWELL and David ("A" h.m.) Abernathy.  Court April 4, 1745,  Indenture and Memorandum acknowledged by William Munford. {MHF Note: Elizabeth Harwell was named a daughter in the 3/29/1753 NC/Northampton Co. will of David Douglass proved at Court in NC/Northampton November 1753.  Will also names sons William and John, and daughters Molly Carrill and Susanah Douglas. Elizabeth She has no heirs at the time -1753 - which means she would not be the wife of Mark, John of Three Creeks, or William of Bristol Parish - all of whom had children by this time} 

3/09/1751/2:    Brunswick County Deed Book 3:58  {Mecklenberg}

MARK HARWELL of Prince George County to John Earl ... cons. 30 pounds ... 195 acres on North side of Roanoke River on Allens Creek. Signed - Mark Harwell. Wit: James Coleman, Martin Fifer (Phifer) {Pepper??}, Peter Farrar. Recorded 9/01/1752 {Note: This tract is also on the east side of Flat Rock Creek. Major James Harwell later acquired land and eventually settled on Flat Rock Creek} 

3/26/1751               Brunswick County DB 5:18

Indenture made 26 March 1751, between Thomas Jackson of Brunswick County, and Ralph Jackson of same, £50, 250a, being part of a tract of land granted to Thomas Jackson aforesaid for 325a, by Patent dated 22 February 1724, Chinkapen Bottom Road from Allens Mill to Meherrin River/ Little Creek/Plantation Branch. Signed Thomas Jackson (bhm).  Wit:  Sampson Lanier, MARK HARWELL, John Jackson (bhm).  Proved at Court 26 March 1751, Indenture and Memorandum acknowledged by Thomas Jackson.   

4/16/1753:             Dinwiddie County Surveyors Records *

Surveyed for Thomas Westmoreland of Dinwiddie County 90 acres of Land lying on both sides of the Road leading to the lower Cutt-Banks on Nottaway River in the County aforesaid. Beginning at Thomas Hardaway's corner on the North side of said Road and running on his Line from A to B South ... then from B to C South ... MARK HARWELL's line ... Alexander Bolling's line. William Watkins, Surveyor. {Same land patented to Robert Walker 9/10/1755, PB 31 ?}. 

9/15/1754:             Sussex County Will Book A:287

Accounts (1751-63) of estate of John Nicholson, dec'd, by Mary Nicholson and Michael Nicholson, executors of Robert Nicholson, dec'd, who was executor of John Nicholson, dec'd, show payments to dozens of people including MARK HARWELL. 

9/1754:             Brunswick Order Book 5, p.285 & 415

Court case ...Geo. Carrell vs. MARK HARWELL... defendant defends his force a wrong... dismissed next year {Note by Charles Harvell: Nothing was in the index, just stumbled on it. Earlier in 1752 my James Harwell had also locked horns with Geo. Carrell, probably same one.) 

9/1754               Brunswick Order Book 5, p. 296, 401

Court case ...attachment of MARK HARWELL against estate of William Dobbins...settled in Apr. 1755.... sheriff attached all the estate of said Dobbins, possession of SAMUEL HARWELL (which one?) a garnishee ...which amounted to 21 pecks of corn, 2 razors, 1 pair of trousers, 1 pair of ?ambados and a debt of 30 shillings and 3 pennies that Samuel owed the estate... Court ordered sheriff to sell possessions and apply it to Marks bill along with Samuel's debt.  

9/10/1755:             Patent Book 31

Robert Walker patented 90a. in Dinwiddie Co on both sides of the Road leading to lower Cut Banks on Nottoway River adj, Thomas Hardaway, MARK HARWELL & Alexander Bolling. {See Thomas Westmoreland's 4/16/1753 survey}. 

6/24/1755               Brunswick D.B. 5, pg 513

Mark Harwell of Bath Parish of Dinwiddie County, purchased 351 acres from Littleton Tazewell and wife Mary ....(Charles Harvell Note: the next year Long Samuel Harwell patented his 161 acres in this general area.) 

1/1756               Brunswick Order Book 5, p.296 and Book 7, p. 30,47

Court case ... Mark Harwell vs. Daniel Carell and wife (Sandall)... in chancery... continued in March, April, and May Courts ... obviously more... but not indexed and time did not permit more searching.

(Charles Harvell Note: Pretty sure this is the same Daniel Carroll that my JAMES HARWELL bought 400 acres from in 1762, then willed it to son Grief in 1770 with the stipulation that Daniuel Carroll "live there for life". ) 

10/21/1757:         Dinwiddie County Surveyors Records

Surveyed for MARK HARWELL of Dinwiddie 38 acres of Land lying in the said county adjoining sundry old lines ... Beginning at David Abernathy's corner on the said Harwell's line ... running on his line S 12 W 188 poles to Theodrick Blands corner ... N 48 E 74 poles to Alexr Bollings Corner ... N 19 W 31 poles on said Bollings line ... N 23 E 109 poles to to {David} Abernathy's Corner ... W 8 N 48 poles to the beginning. Wm Watkins, Surveyor. 

1/10/1759:             Register of Albemarle Parish

MARK HARWELL, ELIZABETH HARWELL and Martha Pepper godparents to Susannah Jones, daughter of Edward and Elizabeth Jones. (MHF Note: Elizabeth Harwell may be the daughter of Richard Pepper named in his will written two days after this event. She might also be the Elizabeth Harwell named as a daughter of David Douglass in his 1753 NC/Northampton will) 

1/12/1759:             Sussex County Will Book A:121  (See full text in R.P.'s notes)

Richard Pepper of Sussex/Albemarle Parish ... I devise to my daughter SARAH HARWELL {wife of Mark} all my lands which I hold in Sussex, my mill stones and iron work that belongeth to the mill ... daughter ELIZABETH HARWELL all my lands which I hold in Brunswick and Lunenburg County, also negros Dinah, Sampson and Sambo ... daughter Martha Atkinson 5 negros, unless she die without issue, then to my daughter Rebecca ... Rebecca Hardiway 3 negroes ... son-in- law {a frequently used term for stepson} Thomas Wade £10 ... MARK HARWELL and John Hardiway executors ... Wit: Amos Love, Thomas Vines, Jesse Holt ... Probated 2/06/1759. {Brunswick land includes 150 acres on Cook's/Cocke's Creek purchased 3/05/1746 by Richard Pepper of Surry from Robert Cooke of Brunswick, Brunswick DB 3:275}. 

28 Apr 1761        Brunswick Co. DB 6: 675

John and Susanna Maclin to Frederick Maclin. 254a adjoining lands of MARK HARWELL, Henry  Wilkins, David Peeples, John Shearin, and Joseph Carter (land is the plantation that said John Maclin now lives on that formerly belonged to William Gower). Witnesses not listed on abstract. 

Jun 7, 1761:       Register of Albemarle Parish

THOMAS son of THOMAS and FRANCES EVANS born 7 June ... Godparents MARK HARWELL, James Greenway, Mary Farrington 

8/29/1762:             Register of Albemarle Parish

ELIZABETH daughter of MARK HARWELL and wife SARAH born 8 July christened August 29, 1762 ... Godparents Thomas Wade, Dorothy Vaughan, Lucy Butler.

(MHF Note: Thomas Wade was the stepson of Richard Pepper, and the stepbrother of Mark's wife Sarah ... Dorothy Vaughan, maiden name unknown, was the mother-in-law of Mark's son Mason who married Lucy Vaughan) 

8/26/1764:             Register of Albemarle Parish

JOHN son of MARK HARWELL and SARAH born 15 July christened August 26, 1764 ... Godparents Henry Broadnax, Thomas Collier, Anne Broadnax. 

10/13/1764:         Sussex County Deed Book C:126

Josiah Smith and wife Elizabeth Smith, and Ann Smith, her mother, of Brunswick County, to William Parham of Sussex County for £350 ... 767 acres on North side of Nottoway River and bounded by Harrison, Isham Smith, John Wilkerson, MARK HARWELL and Lawrence Gibbons. Wit: Isham Smith, John Wolkerson, Burrell Banks ... /s/ Josiah, Elizabeth and Ann ("x" h.m.) Smith. Recorded 11/15/1764. 

2/23/1765:             Brunswick County DB 8:30-31 * {later Greensville??}

MARK HARWELL of Sussex ... for Love, good will and affection for my son ISHMAEL HARWELL of Brunswick and for his advancement and preferment in this World ... 351 acres in Brunswick purchased of John Roberson and whereon my son now lives ... beginning on William Bowers Branch ... Frederick Maclin's line ... Joseph Carter's line ... a branch on Kettle Hick ... Alexander Watson's line ... John Collier's line. Witnesses James Mangum, Thomas Hunt, RICHARD HARWELL. Signed MARK HARWELL. Recorded 2/25/1765. {Ishamel sold 3 acres of this land almost immediately, and th remainder in 1770}. 

2/17/1767:         Sussex County Deed Book C:267

Peter Randall to George Randall ... £20 ... 40 acres on the North side of the Nottoway River ... Bounded by Howell, said Peter Randall, said George Randall, the Reedy branch and MARK HARWELL. Wit: James Mason, Charles Love, David Owen. Recorded 12/17/1767. 

7/26/1767:             Register of Albemarle Parish

PEYTON son of MARK HARWELL and wife SARAH born 8 June christened July 26, 1767 ... Godparents William Yarborough, Mason Harwell, Lucy Harwell. (MHF Note:  Mason Harwell is Mark's son ... Lucy Harwell is probably Mason's wife Lucy Vaughan ... William Yarborough was a neighbor per Sussex County DB C:296) 

7/17/1768:             Sussex County Deed Book C:296

Peter Randall and wife Olive Randall to William Yarbrough ... £55 ... 64 acres being part of a tract William Yarbrough now lives on included with 50 ares goven to Samuel Yarbrough, son of the said Yarbrough, by John Mitchell and both together are bounded by said William Yarbrough, the Reedy branch and MARK HARWELL. Wit: Olive Randall relinquished her right of dower. Rec. 7/21/1768 {Olive Randall née Green}

 8/  /1768:         Mecklenburg County Deed Book 2:155

John Earl of Granville County, NC to Bennett Goode of Mecklenburg ... £125 and other dovers and good causes ... 100 acres in Mecklenburg on Allens Creek bounded by Jacob Bugg, John Goode, it being part of 195 acres purchased by the said John Earl of James Sandefer which land the said James Sandefer purchased from MARK HARWELL and was conveyed by the said MARK HARWELL to the said John Earl, formely of Lunenburg County. Wit: None ... /s/ John Earl. Recorded 11/14/1768. 

9/26/1768:             Brunswick County DB 9:189-90

MARK HARWELL of Sussex and Sarah {Pepper} his wife to Nathan Pepper of Brunswick ... £60 paid ... 351 acres in Brunswick on South side of Nottoway River ... {natural landmarks}. /s/ Mark Harwell. 

5/18/1770:             Brunswick DB 10:46-47 *  {Greensville?}

SIMMONS HARWELL of Brunswick to Robert Gee Senr. of same ... £16 paid to Simmons ... 100 acres in Brunswick ... People's line ... old Mill path ... dividing line of myself and MARK HARWELL. Signed Simmons Harwell. Witnesses Robert Gee Jr., James Vaughan, Sally (h.m.) Vaughan, William Lanier, Martin Baker, William Vaughan. Recorded 11/26/1770. 

10/04/1770:         Brunswick DB 10:30-31 *  {later Greensville}

ISHMAEL HARWELL and MARY {Hardaway} his wife of Dinwiddie, and SARAH HARWELL wife of MARK HARWELL of Sussex, to Alexander Watson of Brunswick ... £255 paid to Ishmael, Mary and Sarah ... 348 acres in Brunswick {remainder of land deeded to Ishmael by Mark 2/23/1765} ... John Collier's line ... Francis Wilkinson's line ... Capt. Frederick Maclin's line (former glebe land) ... Alexander Watson's line. Signed Ishmael Harwell, Mary Harwell, Sarah Harwell. Witnesses James Loftin, MASON HARWELL, Doctor {John?} Collier. 

3/05/1772:             Sussex County Deed Book D:502

William Black and wife Francis Black of King & Queen County, to MARK HARWELL of Sussex County ... £459 ... 306 acres on Hardwood Run ... Bounded by the Reedy Branch, road to Robert Walker's Mill, corner of Robert Walker and Peter Randall, the said MARK HARWELL and Edward Jones. Wit: William Walker, Robert Pettway, Thomas Vaughan, Edward Mitchell, Lewis Parham and James Hamilton. Frances Black relinquished right of dower ... /s/ William and Francis Black. Rec 5/21/1772. {Note: Very high price and a lot of witnesses, most of whom are Harwell in-laws. This must be a significant acquisition}. 

7/13/1772:             Mecklenburg Co. Deed Book 3:524

From Bennett Goode of Mecklenburg to Alexander Donald & Co., Merchants in Glasgow ... for £300 and for divers good causes, a certain tract of land in Mecklenburg ... about 120 acres on Allens Creek, and bounded by Jacob Bugg. The land is part of 195 acres taken up by MARK HARWELL.. ./s/ Bennett Goode ... Wit: George Graham, Jacob Bugg, Henry Delony, Joseph Atkin ... Rec. 1/11/1773. 

7/27/1772:             Brunswick County Order Book 12:34, 38, 45 & 96

*  Pg.34:  MARK HARWELL asn.{assignee} of SAMUEL HARWELL Plt.  In Debt, against Elias Morgan and John Morgan, Defts. Abates the Defendants being returned not Inhabitants of this County. 

*  Pg.34:  MARK HARWELL asn.{assignee} of SAMUEL HARWELL Plt.  In Debt, against William Davis and Benjamin Davis, Defts.  Dismissed and Ordered that the Defendants pay unto the Plaintif his Costs. 

*  Pg.34:  MARK HARWELL asn.{assignee} of SAMUEL HARWELL Plt.  In Debt, against Charles Yarbrough and James Yarbrough, Defts.  The Defendants being absent and not appearing On the motion of the Plaintif by his attorney It is Ordered that unless the Defendants shall appear here at the next Court and answer the Plaintifs action that Judgment shall be given for the Plaintif against the said Defendants and William Houston, Gent., Sheriff of this County for the Debt in the Declaration mentioned and Costs. 

1/24/1773:             Sussex County Deed Book E:105

William Black and wife Francis Black of King & Queen County to Robert Walker of Dinwiddie County ... £300 ... 200 acres on Nottoway River ... Bounded by the Hardware {Hardwood? See 3/05/1772} Run, MARK HARWELL and the Mill Road. Frances Black relinquished her right of dower. Wit:  William Mc__, Joshua Poythress, Richard Yarbrough, Nathaniel Rains, Frederick Rains, Addison Day ... /s/ William and Francis Black. Rec 8/19/1773 and 9/16/1773. 

5/25/1773:             Brunswick County Order Book 12:261

MARK HARWELL, Assignee of SAMUEL HARWELL, Plaintif In Debt, versus William Blalock and Reuben Booth, Defendants.  The attachment awarded against the Defendant Blalock's Estate being returned and executed on a Case Knife, and he not appearing to replying the same tho' Solemnly called, and the said Defendant Booth not appearing tho' Solemnly called, Therefore on the motion of the Plt. By his attorney It is Considered by the Court that the Plt. Recover against the Defts. And Robert Mabry Deputy Sheriff of the County seven Ponds ten shillings the Debt in the Decl [judge]ment'd and his costs by him about his suit in the behalf expended. And the said Defendants in Mercy, etc.  But this Judgement is to be discharged by the paiment of three pounds fifteen shillings with Interest computed at 5% - from the twelfth day of April 1772 til paiment and it is Ordered that the Sheriff release to the said Defendant the Duck by him attached. 

12/16/1773:         Sussex County Will Book C:92

Account of estate of John Mitchell, dec'd, by William Yarbrough and John Mitchell, executors, shows payments to several, including RICHARD HARWELL and MARK HARWELL. 

2/17/1774:             Sussex County Will Book C:97

*  Account of estate of Thomas Adkinson, dec'd, by Benjamin Adams, Administrator, shows payments to (among others) executors of Thomas Jackson dec'd of Dinwiddie County, Capt. William Parham, James Abernathy, Sheriff Thomas Vaughan, Mr. Thomas Adkinson, Mr. Robert Pettway, Mr. Edward Mitchell, John Atkinson, John Turner and MARK HARWELL. 

3/22/1774:             Sussex County Deed Book E:171-173; 194  (All recorded 4/21/1774)

*  MARK HARWELL and wife SARAH HARWELL to their son JOHN HARWELL for love and affection ... 175 acres on Harry's Swamp ... Bounded by the South side of Duckingfield Branch, Edward Jones and land formerly William Black's. Land is part of the land devised to SARAH HARWELL by her father, Richard Pepper, dec'd in his will (1759). Sarah relinquished right of dower. Wit: Thomas Vaughan, William Parham, Peter Randolph {a.k.a. Randall}, William Yarbrough, RICHARD HARWELL and STERLING HARWELL ... /s/ Mark and Sarah Harwell. 

*  MARK HARWELL and wife SARAH HARWELL to their son GARDNER HARWELL for love and affection ... 370 acres on the South side of Harry's Swamp ... Bounded by STERLING HARWELL Lawrence Gibbons, William Parham, Averis Wilkerson and Sykes. Land is part of land devised to SARAH HARWELL by her father Richard Pepper dec'd (1759). Sarah relinquished her right of dower. Wit: Thomas Vaughan, William Parham, William Yarbrough, RICHARD HARWELL, STERLING HARWELL ... /s/ MARK and SARAH HARWELL. 

*  MARK HARWELL and wife SARAH HARWELL to their son STERLING HARWELL for love and affection ... 370 acres on South side of Harry's Swamp ... Bounded by GARDNER HARWELL, Lawrence Gibbons, William Yarbrough and Wade. Sarah relinquished right of dower. Wit: Thomas Vaughan, William Parham, Peter Randall {a.k.a. Randolph}, William Yarbrough, RICHARD HARWELL ... /s/ Mark and Sarah Harwell. 

8/22/1774:             Brunswick County Orphan Accounts, DB 4

MARK HARWELL presents distribution and accounts of JAMES, ELIZABETH and SARAH/SALLY HARWELL. 

7/16/1775:             Register of Albemarle Parish

LITTLETON son of RICHARD and wife PHOEBE HARWELL, born 28 March christened 16 July 1775 .... Godparents MARK HARWELL, Thomas Parham, SARAH HARWELL.

(MHF Notes: Richard Harwell is Mark's son who married Phoebe Parham widow of Edward Pettway ... Thomas Parham is Phoebe's brother ... Sarah is Mark's wife) 

12/21/1775:         Sussex County Deed Book E:354 {Record date}

Peter Randall, Jr. and wife Frances Randall {a Harwell?} to Webb Rowland ... £250 ... 225 acres on the South Side of Duckingfield Branch, MARK HARWELL, Peter Randall, William Yarbrough, STERLING HARWELL and William Kirby. Frances Randall relinquished her right of dower ... /s/ Peter Randall, Frances ("x" h.m.) Randall. Transaction date is 177_.  Rec. 12/21/1775. 

12/31/1776:         Sussex County Deed Book E:413

Webb Roland to Thomas Vaughan Jr ... £250 ... 220 acres bounded by MARK HARWELL on the Reedy Branch, Duckingfield Branch and corner of William Kirby.   Wit: Thomas Vaughan, Edward Jones and John Woodard   ... /s/ Webb and Phoebe ("x" her m.) Roland. Rec 6/19/1777. 

1782:          Sussex County / Virginia Public Claims

Page 7: MARK HARWELL presented claim for horse impressed by Col. Parker, [page torn] beef and 80 bushels of wheat ... 

12/08/1783:  Sussex County Deed Book F:282

MARK HARWELL & GARDNER HARWELL of Sussex to Nathaniel Rives of Greensville Co. ... 40,050 lbs.of nett tobacco ... 400« acres on south side of Harry's Swamp adj. STERLING HARWELL, Lawrence Gibbons, William Parham's estate {Widow Mary Harwell?}, Nathaniel Wilkerson, with the grist mill which had been granted to said MARK HARWELL ... Wit: Peter Randall, Samuel Gilliam, John Tyus ... Rec.  5/20/1784 ... John Cocke, Clerk. {Later re-sold by Rives 10/21/1784} 

2/26/1784       Greensville County Court Order Book 1:96

Samuel Harwell executor of Samuel Harwell (plt.) v. Mark Harwell and John Pettway (dft.s)... came the parties by their attorneys and the defendants grishing? their former plea acknowledge the plaintiff's action. Therefore it is considered by the court that the plt. recover against the said defendants 343p. 3sh. and 8pence, the debt in the declaration mentioned and his costs by him about his suit in his behalf expended and the said defendants in money. But this judgement is to be discharged by payment of 104p. and 14sh. with lawful interest thereon from the 27th of Jan.1763 till payment is made and costs (Charles Harvell Note: not sure on the 1763 date, actually looked a bit like 1723, but more likely 1763, 1773, or 1783 ?)

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Will of 1785 left his wife and 9 surviving children a 535-acre plantation, 21 slaves, horses, cattle, hogs, sheep, etc.

Will of MARK HARWELL, Sussex County VA Will Book D:306

Written November 22, 1783   Proved March 17, 1785 

In the name of God, Amen.  I MARK HARWELL of the Parish of Albemarle and County of Sussex being in a low state of health but of sound mind and memory, thanks be to God for the same, do make & ordain this my last Will & Testament in manner and form following, that is to say -- 

I lend unto my loving Wife SARAH HARWELL during her natural life the whole of the lands & plantation whereon I now live containing by estimation five hundred & thirty acres be the same more or less.  I also lend unto my said oving Wife during her life as aforesaid my Negroes Jamie, Tom, Frank, Deda (with her two children), Lewis & Jenny & Adam likewise all my stocks of horses, cattle, hogs & sheep together with all my crops of every kind & also my household & kitchen furniture & plantation utensils, likewise all monies or debts that shall or may be due to me at the time of my death excepting or reserving so much thereof as may be sufficient to pay all my just debts & a legacy of three hundred pounds herein after bequeathed unto my Son PEYTON HARWELL, and also except such things as I have herein particularly given away -- I also give unto my said loving  {sic}  my riding chair & a horse.

ITEM.  I give and bequeath unto my loving Son ISHMAEL HARWELL & to his heirs the Negro man Ned which I heretofore possessed my Son of.

ITEM.  I give and bequeath unto my loving Son RICHARD HARWELL one Negro man Jacob which he is now possess'd of to him & his heirs forever.

ITEM.  I give and bequeath unto my loving Son MASON HARWELL & to his heirs one Negro man Will which he is now possess'd of.

ITEM.  I give and bequeath unto my loving Son STERLING HARWELL & to his heirs my Negro man Cesar, which he is now possessed of likewise I give unto my Son STERLING HARWELL six cherry fram'd chairs.

ITEM.  I give & bequeath unto my loving Son GARDNER HARWELL & to his heirs my Negro man Sambo likewise - on {sic} feather bed and furniture and six cherry fram'd chairs.

ITEM.  I give & bequeath unto my loving Son JOHN HARWELL & to his heirs my Negro woman Pris & my Negro boy Peter likewise one feather bed & furniture and one desk.

ITEM.  I give and bequeath unto my loving Son PEYTON HARWELL one Negro woman Amsick & one Negro boy Amos also six walnut chairs & one feather bed & furniture. I also give unto my said Son PEYTON three hundred pounds, good & lawful specie of Virginia & which it is my desire may be laid out in the purchase of lands for the use of my said Son, by his Guardian, whom I shall hereafter name, in such manner, as the said Guardian may think will be most advantageous, for my said Son -- Nevertheless it is my will and desire that in case my said Son PEYTON shoud  {sic}  die before he arrive to the age of twenty one years or have lawful issue of his body then it is my Will that the Estate so given to my said Son be equally divided amongst all my children then liveing & their heirs & also that the liveing children of my dec'd Son ISHMAEL HARWELL have in such division the proportion that their father would have in case he were living to receive a share with my other children, which aid proportion I desire may be equally divided amongst the said liveing children of the aforesaid ISHMAEL HARWELL.

ITEM.  I give & bequeath unto my loving Son MARK HARWELL & to his heirs and assigns forever after the decease of my loveing wife, all that part of my land and plantation which I formerly purchased of WILLIAM BLACK, containing three hundred and six acres, be the same more or less, also one Negro boy Davie & one Negro girl Aggy, also one feather bed & furniture & six walnut chairs after my Wife decease as aforesaid. Nevertheless should my Son MARK HARWELL die before he arrive to the age of twenty one or have lawful issue of his body, then it is my Will & desire that the estate so given to my said Son be equally divided amongst all my children that shall be then living & their heirs, and also that the liveing of my deceased Son ISHMAEL HARWELL.

ITEM.  I give & bequeath unto my loveing Daughter MARTHA PETTWAY, wife of JOHN PETTWAY & to her heirs my Negro Pegg, Violet, Sandal, Milley, Sylvia, Nell, Frank & Celia, which said Negro's she is now possessed of. I also give to my said Daughter the future increase of the aforesaid Negro's.

ITEM.  I give & bequeath unto my loveing Daughter RHODA RIVERS wife of JOEL RIVERS to her & her heirs my Negros Winney & Lucy & also the future increase of the said Negro Winney, also one feather bed & furniture.

ITEM.  My Will & desire is that my Son in Law JOHN PETTWAY have the care & Guardianship of my Son MARK HARWELL & his Estate.

ITEM.  My Will & desire is that my Son MASON HARWELL have thee care and Guardianship of Son PEYTON HARWELL & his Estate.

ITEM.  My Will & desire further is that my Executors do raise Money by making Sale of my Personal Estate or so much thereof to pay my just Debts & the Legacy of three Hundred Pounds herein bequeathed to my Son PEYTON HARWELL.

ITEM.  My Will & desire further is that all the rest of my Estate be it of whatever nature kind or quality soever, and not herein before particularly given away, may be equally divided amongst my Children namely RICHARD, MASON,  STERLING, GARDNER,  JOHN,  PEYTON,  & MARK HARWELL  &  MARTHA PETTWAY & RHODA RIVERS, and the Children of my deceased Son ISHMAEL HARWELL, whom I desire may all together share in this devise as one of my own Children & not otherwise -- That is to say, all that part of my Estate left to my loveing Wife after her decease; and all the residue of my Estate immediately after my decease, and it is my Will & desire that the said division may be made of the Slaves by three good Men to be chosen by my Executors, or the survivor of them and the Personal Estate Sold & the Money issuing therefrom equally divided as aforesaid. And the said division of Slaves being so made, then I give and bequeath the said Slaves so allotted unto each of the devisees & their heirs forever.

LASTLY,  I constitute and appoint my loveing Wife SARAH HARWELL & my Sons MASON & STERLING HARWELL & my Son in Law JOHN PETTWAY Extors. of this my last Will & testament hereby revoking & disannulling all former Wills by me heretofore made & declaring this & no other to be my last Will and Testament.  In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & affixed my seal this Twenty second day of November 1783. 

Signed Sealed Published & Declared           /s/ MARK HARWELL

by the Testator to be his last Will & Testament in presence of PETER RANDALL, Sen. GRAY JONES, EDWARD JONES … W. MASON 

At a court held for Sussex county the 17th day of March 1785.

This last Will & Testament of MARK HARWELL dec'd was exhibited into court by MASON HARWELL  STERLING HARWELL  JOHN PETTWAY the executors therein named who made oath thereto as the law directs & the same was proved by the oaths of PETER RANDALL Senr.  EDWARD JONES  &  WILLIAM MASON witnesses thereto and by the court ordered to be recorded;  and on the motion of the said executors they, having entered into bond with GEORGE RIVES, EDWARD PETTWAY,  BENJAMIN LANIER & THOMAS HUNT their Securities in the __al sum of ten thousand Pounds paiable & conditioned as the law directs  certificate is granted them for obtaining a Probate thereof in due form.              Teste  /s/ JOHN COCKE CSC 

 

More About MARK HARWELL:

Comment 1: Will probated in 1785 was written 11/22/83

Comment 2: 5/1743: Bought 195 a. in Brunswick Co. on

Comment 3: Roanoke River/Allens Creek from his father

Event 1: Oct 13, 1727, David Abernathy patented land next to Mark

Event 2: Sep 28, 1728, Patent 338 acres NL next to John & Samuel

Occupation: Miller ?

Religion: Anglican - St.Andrews Parish/Sussex County 

Notes for SARAH PEPPER:

The Bible record of Mark Harwell's grandson, Ishmael Pettway Harwell, son of Sterling Harwell, says that Sterling was born in 1734. It is hard to imagine that Sterling's mother was born 1720 or later. Therefore, Sarah Pepper is probably Mark Harwell's second wife, because available evidence is that Sarah was not born until the mid-to-late 1720s, and would have been too young to be the mother of Sterling in 1734. Her father, Richard Pepper, did not marry Sarah's mother, the widow Eliza Wade, until the 1720s. Also, Sarah was still having babies in the late 1760s, meaning she would have been having children in her mid-40s if she was born 1725-ish.

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Sarah Harwell Godparent for:

Shackleford, Lucy b. 1/28/1771 dau. of Bannister & Lucy, chr. 4/28/1771

Harwell, Littleton b. 5/1/1775 s. of Richard & Phoebe chr. 7/16/1775

 

More About SARAH PEPPER:

Comment 1: Related to Stephen Pepper of Sussex Co VA?

Comment 2: S.Ppr bought land in Halifax Co 12/14/1795

 

More About MARK HARWELL and SARAH PEPPER:

Marriage: Bef. 1759, VA - Sussex County ?  Almost certainly his 2nd wife 

                 iii.       "LITTLE SAMUEL" "LITTLE" SAMUEL HARWELL, OF DINWIDDIE COUNTY, b. circa 1711, VA - Prince George; d. 1794, VA - Dinwiddie County; m. ANNE JACKSON, Bef. Sep 1741, Brunswick County, VA (Presumed marriage record); b. Aft. 1713, VA - Brunswick (Surry) County; d. Aft. Nov 1771, Probably VA. 

Notes for "LITTLE SAMUEL" "LITTLE" SAMUEL HARWELL, OF DINWIDDIE COUNTY:

> A search of DAR Patriot Index provided the information found below.

> HARWELL Sr,   Samuel

> Birth:  VA   Circa 1715-20

> Service:  VA

> Rank:  PS

> Death:  VA   Before (ante) 12- -1798

> Patriot Pensioned:   No     Widow Pensioned:   No

> Children Pensioned:   No     Heirs Pensioned:   No

> Spouse:  (1) Anne Jackson 

9/03/1741:             Brunswick County - Deed Book 2, pg. 99

Deed of Gift: I, Ambros Jackson Sr. of Brunswick, for the natural love I have for my son Ambros Jackson and my son-in-law, SAMUEL HARWELL, and for divers other causes, have given each of them a tract of land on the South side of the Little Creek. Ambros' tract is bounded by Benjamin Harrison, John Ogbun, concluding 150 acres. SAMUEL's tract is bounded by Benjamin Harrison, William Collier, Little Creek concluding 150 acres. The land was patented to me in 1732. Signed - (blank day and month), 1741, Ambros (A his mark) Jackson. Wit: Thomas Lanier, Wm Collier. 

6/14/1745:         Brunswick Co. WB 2:109  

AMBROSE JACKSON, will written 14 June 1745 proved 5 December 1745

Weak, etc. ...Son HENRY: £10 cash to be paid after his mother's death ... Son AMBROSE: Same as HENRY ... Daughters ANN HARWELL & TABITHA SIMMS each £10 after their mother's death ... Son JOHN: Plantation where I live and all land thereto, but mother to have residence. JOHN also to have negroes Banger and Beck, 3 pewter dishes, 5 pewter plates & two good feather beds & furniture belonging thereto, 3 cows and calves, 1 iron pot, 1 frying pan called his ... Beloved wife ANNE JACKSON to have negroes Peter, Dinah, Jean, Nancy, Frank & Poriss, and remainder of estate.  Estate not to be appraised (It was anyhow - see WB 2:115). Wife ANNE executor. /s/ AMBROSE (A h.m.) JACKSON  Witnesses THOS. LANIER ... RALPH JACKSON ... DANIEL JACKSON ... JOHN OGBURN  

{MHF Note: Daughter ANNE  (Jackson) HARWELL was the wife of Samuel Harwell. Is slave Banger willed to Ambrose's son John the same slave by than name for which Samuel Harwell was taxed in 1782-86?}  

Feb 6, 1745/46:         Brunswick County Deed Book 3:137-139

This Indenture made the Sixth Day of February in the year of our Lord God one thousand Seven hundred & forty five in the Nineteenth Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord King George the Second  Between SAMUEL HARWELL  Senr. of Prince George County of the one part and SAMUEL HARWELL Junr. Son to the said SAMUEL HARWELL Senr. of Brunswick County of the other part. Witnesseth that the said SAMUEL HARWELL Senr. for Divers good Causes & Considerations him thereunto moveing but more Especially for & in Consideration of the sum of twenty pounds Current Money to him paid by the said SAMUEL HARWELL Junr. Before the signing and sealing of these presents the receipt whereof the said SAMUEL HARWELL Senr. doth hereby Confess & acknowledge and the said SAMUEL HARWELL Junr. From every part thereof doth hereby acquit and forever by these presents Discharge Hath granted Bargained sold alined made over and Confirmed & doth by these Presents grant Bargain & Sell alein make over & Confirm unto the said SAMUEL HARWELL Junr. And to his heirs and assigns forever one certain tract or parcel of Land with the Appurtenances Situate lying & being on the South Side of the Nottoway River in Brunswick County Containing one hundred and Eighty acres and bounded as by the patent whereby the said Land and premises was Granted unto the said SAMUEL HARWELL Senr. bearing Date at Williamsburg the twenty Eighth Day of September in the Year of our Lord one thousand Seven hundred & twenty Eight and in the second Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord King George the Second Reference thereunto being had may at Large Appear  To Have and To Hold the said one hundred & Eighty acres of Land with all & singular the Rights & Privileges Improvements & Appurtenances of all & every kind whatsoever free from the trouble let(?) hindrance or molestation of him the said SAMUEL HARWELL Senr. or any person or persons Claiming the said Land from by or under the said SAMUEL HARWELL Senr. unto the only proper use & behoof  of him the sd. SAMUEL HARWELL Junr. His heirs and assigns forever and that SAMUEL HARWELL Senr. doth by these presents firmly agree & with the said SAMUEL HARWELL Junr. That the right and title of the said Land and premises & of every part thereof against all and every person or persons whatsoever he & they will warrant and forever by these presents defend and maintain unto the said SAMUEL HARWELL Junr. & to his heirs & assigns forever and that he & they will at any time or times when thereunto required Sign & Execute such further Deed of Deeds for the more Effectual Conveyance of the said Land and premises as the said SAMUEL HARWELL Junior his heirs and assigns his or their Counsel Learned in the Law shall require.  In Witness whereof the said SAMUEL HARWELL Senr. hath hereunto set his hand & affixed his seal the Day and Year first above written.. /Signed/ SAMUEL "S his mark" HARWELL Senr.  {no witnesses listed} ….  Memorandum  that on the Sixth Day of February one thousand Seven hundred and forty five Peaceably Possession and Seizen of the Land and Premises within was given by the within mentioned SAMUEL HARWELL Senr. unto the within named SAMUEL HARWELL Junr. According to the form and intent of the within Deed.  In Witness whereof the said SAMUEL HARWELL Senr. hath hereunto set his hand the Day and Year herein above Written.  /Signed/ SAMUEL "S his mark" HARWELL Senr. …. At a Court held for Brunswick County the Sixth day of Feby. 1745. This Indenture & Memorandum of Livery of Seizen were acknowledged by SAMUEL HARWELL Senr. one of the parties thereto & Ordered to be Recorded. /signed/  Ster. Clack Clerk Ct.

 

2/04/1747-48:       Brunswick Co. Court Order Book 3:340

*   Ordered that the Tithes belonging to Micajah Perry, William Lindsey, John Whittemore, Thomas Denton, Capt. Cocke, Edward Goodrich, William Denton, Thomas Jackson, Thomas Jones, John Jackson (son of Thom.), John Simms, John Jackson (son of Ambrose), SAMUEL HARWELL, and John Hunt, do clear and keep in repair the road whereon John Ogburn is surveyor. {MHF Note: This is probably "Little" Samuel Harwell living on land given to him by his father-in-law Ambrose Jackson in 1741, which he sold six months later}. 

6/02/1748:             Brunswick County Court Order Book 3:399

For reasons appearing to the Court, It is ordered that his Majesty's attorney do not further prosecute of and upon the presentments of the Grand Jury against Richard Ransome, Hubbard Farrell, William Collier, SAMUEL HARWELL, Michael Wall, Henry Cook, Edward Robertson, John Ingram, William Ray, Thomas Sadler, Thomas Jones and Edward Green, And that they severally go thereof hence without delay.  {MHF Note: In the preceding entry concerning the King vs. the 12 vestrymen of St. Andrews Parish, the presentments of the Grand Jury led to fines of £200 each plus court costs assessed to Drury Stith, John Wall and Nathaniel Edwards, all of whom pled guilty to whatever the charge was. Charges were dismissed against Sterling Clack, Henry Simmons, James Parish, Nicholas Edmunds, Lewis Parham and Thomas Twitty. William Maclin, Henry Embry and John Willis were no-shows, and would be heard at a later date. One guess is that this related to the administration of parish finances, for which all were legally liable, but only those directly involved in the inappropriate action were fined - and were fined heavily.} 

6/25/1748:             Brunswick County - Deed Book 3:456

SAMUEL HARWELL  of Brunswick, to Thomas Stagg of same ... £70 ... about 150 acres on North side of Meherrin River on both sides of the Little Creek, bounded by John Jackson, the head of White Faces Branch, William Collier, Col. John Willis. Part of a tract originally taken up by Ambrose Jackson, as by patent date 9/28/1732 . Signed SAMUEL (+ h.m.) HARWELL, ANN (A h.m.) HARWELL. Wit: Thomas Jackson Jr., Thomas (T h.m.) Jackson Sr., Henry (H h.m.) Jackson. ANN, wife of said SAMUEL, appeared in court and being first privately examined, voluntarily relinquished her right of dower to lands conveyed by the said indenture. Rec 8/04/1748

{MHF Note: This is the land given to Samuel as a gift in 1741, Brunswick DB 2:99} 

8/04/1748:             Brunswick County Court Order Book 3:429

A deed with the memorandum endorsed from SAMUEL HARWELL to Thomas Stagg were acknowledged by the said SAMUEL  and ordered to be recorded. And ANNE  the wife of the said Harwell being first privately examined relinquished her right of Dower to the Lands conveyed by the said deed. 

3/28/1751:             Brunswick County Court Order Book 4: 31, 4:33 & 4:43

 {Full text of suit shown with notes of his daughter Abigail}

 Lawsuit of SAMUEL HARWELL and his wife ABIGAIL for recovery of a slave from HINCHIA MABRY: "We of the Jury upon out oath do find that Dinah mother of the negroe Boy in the Declaration mentioned above belonged to ANNE JACKSON  late of Brunswick County whilst Sole. We find that the said ANNE JACKSON whilst Sole and whilst the said Dinah pregnant with the aforesaid negroe Boy called Doctor and a negro Boy named Mingo made a gift to ABAGAIL HARWELL wife of Plf SAMUEL HARWELL … The said ANN JACKSON did intermarry with  HINCHIA MABRY  the Def., … We find afterwards, to wit, on the Sixth day of November one thousand seven hundred and forty seven HINCHIA MABRY the Defendant did deliver the said negro Boy Mingo to  SAMUEL HARWELL (commonly called Little Samuel Harwell) the father of the Plf's wife ABAGAIL to the use of said  ABAGAIL. We find that after the delivery of the aforesaid negro Boy Mingo the said ABIGAIL did intermarry with SAMUEL HARWELL the Plf who in right of his said wife became possessed of the said negro Mingo. We find that the Plf before commencing his Suit for the said negro Boy Doctor did demand the said negro Boy Doctor of the Defendant and that he refused to deliver him. We find that the said Defendant HINCHIA MABRY  is possessed of the Boy Doctor in the Declaration mentioned and hath been possessed of him from his Birth.

 {MHF Note: This suit was filed and won by Samuel's son-in-law Samuel Harwell, son of "Long Samuel" who died in 1767. Not only does this clearly identify Samuel as "Little Samuel" to distinguish him from his older, taller cousin "Long Samuel" - son of Thomas - who died in 1767, but it also proves the marriage of Little Samuel's daughter Abigail to Long Samuel's son Samuel.} 

8/07/1752:             Brunswick County - Patent Book 31:176-177

Henry Simmons patented 1,600 acres in Brunswick County on both sides of Sturgeon Creek, on Stoney Hill Run & Meiry branch, near the Road ... Adjoins Isaac Howes, Skipwith, SAMUEL HARWELL, Theophilus Fields, Short & Bailey ... 3 £ ... 722 acres part being part of a patent for 872 acres granted Charles King 28 September 1728 [PB 13:459] ... 301 acres other part formerly granted Thomas Wright Sparrow by our Letters of Patent 28 September 1728 [PB 13:350] ... also 200 acres other part being part of a patent for 724 acres granted William Wray Junior 28 September 1730 [PB 14:130] the Right & Title of which 200 acres afterward became vested in Robert Dunnavan & he failed to pay Quit rents & to cultivate & Improve and on the petition of Said Henry Simmons was by our General Court 19 October 1747 adjudged to be forfeited & vested again in us ... & 377 acres the residue never before granted. {This is "Little" Samuel Harwell of Dinwiddie, the land deeded to him by Samuel of Prince George in 1745, which Little Samuel conveyed to his son-in-law Samuel a few months later in 1753} 

6/26/1753:             Brunswick Co. DBk 5, pg. 416

From SAMUEL HARWELL of Dinwiddie to SAMUEL HARWELL, Jun.r his son-in-law ... for and in consideration of the natural love and affection which he hath and beareth unto the said SAMUEL HARWELL Junior his son-in-law ... 180 acres on both sides of Sturgeon Run formerly granted to SAMUEL HARWELL, Sr., of Prince George County by Patent dated 9/28/1728 and conveyed by him [2/6/1745-46] to SAMUEL HARWELL, party of these presents. Witnesses: James Patillo, William Scoggin. Signed SAMUEL (+h.m.) HARWELL.  Recorded 6/26/1753 {Samuel and Abigail sold this land in 1771 to Nathan Harrison} 

12/22/1760:       Brunswick DB 6:630

Indenture made the 22nd day of December, 1760, between John WILLIS and William VAUGHAN of Southampton County, for 110 pounds, conveying 150 acres on both sides of the Little Creek and on the North side of the Road that leads to Hicks's Ford in the said County of Brunswick, and being the same land conveyed to Thomas STAGG by SAMUEL HARWELL on June 25, 1748, and by Thomas STAGG conveyed to John WILLIS on November 25, 1755. Witnesses were Drury STITH, John CLACK, and Will. THORNTON. Indenture was acknowledged in Court on December 21, 1760, by John WILLIS. Deed Book 6, page 630. {MHF Note: This was "Little" Samuel Harwell who sold land given to him by Ambrose Jackson. Hick's Ford later became Hicksford, and now Emporia, the County seat of Greensville County} 

Nov 1771:           Brunswick County Chancery Causes, LVA File #1786-004

Samuel Harwell & Wife   vs.    }  Bill Henry Jackson

{Also shown/cross-referenced as Jackson Henry v. Jackson's Heirs, Sp.a Chan}

George ther third by the Grace of God of Great Britain France and Ireland King Defender of the Faith etc.  To the Sheriff of Brunswick County, Greeting. We command that you Summon HENRY JACKSON Son and Heir at Law of ANNE JACKSON late ANNE MABRY dec'd to appear before our Justices, of our Court, of our said County, in Chancery, at the Court House, on the fourth Monday in this Month, To answer a Bill in Chancery exhibited against him by SAMUEL HARWELL and ANNE his Wife, and he shall not omitt under penalty of one hundred pounds. Witness PETER PELHAM, Clerk of our said Court, at the said Court House, the sixteenth Day of November 1771  in the Twelfth year of our Reign.  /s/ P. Pelham Junr.

Continuance granted at February 1772 Court … Bill filed against Sept 1772 … Interest decree August 1773 … "Repost" Sept 1773 Court … Continuance Oct 1783 … Continuance Aug 1785 … Dismissed May 1786 … Dismissed June 1786

 

WILL OF SAMUEL'S SON ABSALOM

11/03/1774:         Brunswick County Will Book 4:446  (Proved 9/25/1775)

In the name of God Amen. I ABSALOM HARWELL being Sick and Weak but of perfect mind and memory (Blessed be God) do this third day of November in the year of our Lord One Thousand seven Hundred and Seventy four, make, ordain, publish and Declare my last will & Testament in manner and form following (To Wit)  first I give and Bequeath unto my Loving Wife ANNE HARWELL one young mare all my stock of Hoggs and Sheep all my Household furniture and my Crop of corn, wheat oats to her and her Heirs forever ...  Item  I give and bequeath unto my child of which my Wife Anne is now pregnant one gun and the Silver Watch unto the said Child and its Heirs forever.  Item  I give and bequeath unto my Honoured Father SAMUEL HARWELL my old black horse Bogus to him and his heirs forever, and I do nominate and appoint my Loving Brother SAMUEL HARWELL Executor of this my Will.  In Witness whereof I, the said ABSALOM HARWELL to this my last will and Testament set my hand and affix my seal, the day and month above Written

Signed, sealed published                /s/ ABSALOM HARWELL  {Signature, not mark}

And Declared by the said ABSALOM HARWELL

The Testator as and for his last will.

Testament In presence of THOS. SHORT, THOS.STITH. At a Court held for Brunswick County the 25th day of September 1775. The Will was proved according to Law by the oaths of THOS. Stith Gent. A Witness thereto and ordered to be Recorded and on the motion of SAMUEL HARWELL the Executor therein named who sweareth thereto & Together with WM. WALKER and JOHN JONES his securities entered into and acknowledged their bond in the penalty of Five Thousand pounds conditional as the Law directs and it was granted. 

11/26/1777:         Brunswick DB 12:307 *

FREDERICK HARWELL of Brunswick and MILDRED his wife to Charles Abernathy {son-in-law of Little Samuel Harwell} of same ...  £30 ...  61 acres in Brunswick {land willed to him in 1767 by his father Long Samuel Harwell of Dinwiddie Co.} ...  Smokey Ordinary Road ... Nathan Pepper's line ... Brewer's line.  /s/ FREDERICK HARWELL.

MHF Notes: This part of Brunswick became Greensville, and is land willed to him in 1767 by his father Long Samuel Harwell in1767. Also, Mildred's surname is probably Jackson.}

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11/22/1777:         Brunswick DB 12:308 *  (immediately follows deed above)

Nathan Pepper and Ann his wife of Brunswick/St. Andrews to SAMUEL HARWELL of Dinwiddie ...£30 ... 150 acres in Brunswick ... Lower Road at Shepwiths {Skipwith's?} line ... FREDERICK HARWELL's line ... Matthew Harris's line. /Signed/ Nathan Pepper, Anne Pepper. 

REVOLUTIONARY WAR - PUBLIC CLAIMS

4/20/1782:       Dinwiddie County, VA  

Samuel Harwell Senior received £2.8.9 Apr 20 1782 from Dinwiddie County for providing a beef for the army. On that same date Samuel Harwell - not said to be Samuel Senior, so it could be either man  - received £3.2.6 from Dinwiddie County for one beef furnished to the army. At that same court, Samuel Harwell Junior was compensated £5.5.9 for 70½ bushels of oats for the army.  

Dinwiddie County Land Tax Records, List of Land Conveyances, 10/1783 - 11/1784

SAMUEL HARWELL, guardian to Thomas Westmoreland's orphans,. acquired 200 acres at 8/1 and 280 acres at 6/1 on the behalf of the Westmoreland orphans for which Samuel was guardian ... the land was formerly charged, in 1782, to the orphans' father, Thomas Westmoreland.

{MHF Note: Not sure when this transaction took place, but it was sequentially listed near the end of the list of transactions for this time period. By the next year, Samuel was no longer guardian for these orpans, having been replaced in that role by Thomas's widow Edith Westmoreland, according to the land tax records}. 

LAND & PERSONAL PROPERTY TAX RECORDS:

Spring 1782 -

Dinwiddie Co. / Phillip Jones' District  (4/10/1782): "Samuel Harwell Sr."

   White Male Tithes 21+  -  One

   Black Tithes 16+   -  Six:  Ceasar ... Banger ... Titus ... Moll ... Milly ... Jenny

   Young Blacks   -  Eleven:  Jack ... Andrew ... Phill ... Claiborne ... Dick ... Emanual ... Lewis ... Hannah ... Pegg .. Dinah ... Jesse

   Horses   -   Four

   Cattle  -  Twenty-three

   Land  -   268 acres ... value/acre £16.6.0 ... Total value  £284.10.0 ... Tax  £2.6.10

               {Note: Per 1815 tax records, this land was on the Nottoway River 13 miles SW of the Court House, and appears to be the land patented by his father in August 1720}}

Brunswick Co., St. Andrews Parish:  "Samuel Harwell (Dinwiddie)"

   Personal Property  -  Not taxed

   Land  -  150 acres ... value/acre £5.0.0 ... Total value  £37.10.0 ... Tax  £0.7.6

       (This is the land he bought from Nathan & Ann Pepper in 1777) 

Spring 1783 -

Dinwiddie Co. / Robert Walker's District: "Samuel Harwell Senr."

   White Male Tithes 21+  -  One

   Black Tithes 16+   -  Seven:  Ceasar ... Banger ... Jack ... Moll ... Milly ... Jenny ... Titus

   Young Blacks   -  Ten:  Dinah ... Jeff? ... Dick ... Claiborne ... Hannah ... Lewis ... Andrew ... Pegg .... Emanual ... Agnes

   Horses/Mules   -   Five

   Cattle  -  Nineteen

   Land  -   Not listed in Alterations List, so assume same 268 acres as 1782

Brunswick Co., St. Andrews Parish: 

   Personal Property  -  Not taxed

   Land  -  Not listed in Alterations List, so assume same 150 acres as 1782 

Spring 1784 -

Dinwiddie County / John Burwell's 2nd District

   White Male Tithes 21+  -  Three:  Samuel, Herbert {Harbert?} and Lewis Harwell

   Negro Tithes 16+  -  Seven:  Ceasar ... Titus ... Jack ... Moll ... Milly ... Julia ... Banger  

   Negroes Under 16  -  Eleven:  Andrew ... Phill .. Dinah ... Hannah ... Claiborn ... Dick ... B_? ... Emanuel ... Pegg ... Judy ... L_?

   Horses/Mules  -  Five

   Cattle  -  Eighteen

   Land  -  No changes in alterations list, so assume 268 acres

Brunswick County, St. Andrews Parish

   Personal Property  -  Not taxed

   Land  -  Not listed in Alterations List, so assume 150 acres    

Spring 1785 -

Dinwiddie County / John Burwell's 2nd District

   White Male Tithes 21+  -  Three:  Samuel, Hubbard {Harbert?} and Lewis Harwell

   Negro Tithes 16+  -  Seven:  Ceasar ... Bangor ... Titus ... Jack ... Moll ... Milly ... Claiborn

   Negroes Under 16  -  Nine:  Peg ... Lewis ... Emmanuel ... Juda ... Andrew ... Phill .. Hannah ... Juley ... Dinah

   Horses/Mules  -  Four

   Cattle  -  Sixteen

   Land  -  No changes in alterations list, so assume 268 acres

Brunswick County, St. Andrews Parish

   Personal Property  -  Not taxed

   Land  -  Not listed in Alterations List, so assume 150 acres 

Spring 1786  -   {This is the last year slaves were named in Dinwiddie County}

Dinwiddie County / Phillip Jones's District

   White Male Tithes 21+  -  Three:  Samuel, Rowell? and Lewis Harwell

   Negro Tithes 16+  -  Seven:  Ceasar ... Banger ... Titus ... Jack ... Moll ... Milly ... Andrew

   Negroes Under 16  -  Ten:  Phill .. Dinah ... Hannah ... Claiborne ... Lewis ... Emanuel ... Pegg ... Judy ... Esau? ... Juley?

   Horses/Mules  -  Five

   Cattle  -  Fifteen

   Land  -  No changes in alterations list, so assume 268 acres

Brunswick County, St. Andrews Parish

   Personal Property  -  Not taxed

   Land  -  Not listed in Alterations List, so assume 150 acres     

Spring 1787 -   {Begin tabulating white males 16-21 .... Land taxes now being itemized again}

Dinwiddie County

   White Male Tithes 21+  -  One

   White Males 16-21  -  None

   Blacks Above Age 16  -  Eight

   Blacks Under Age 16  -  Eight

   Horses/Mules  -  Four

   Cattle  -  Twenty-One

   Land  -  268 acres ... value/acre £10.7.0 ... Tax  £2.2.8

Brunswick County, St. Andrews Parish

  Personal Property  -  Not taxed

  Land  -  "Samuel Harwell (Dinwiddie)"  -  150 acres ... value/acre £5.9.0 ... Total value £49.2.6 ... tax £0.13.0      

Spring 1788 - {Tabulate and name males over the age of 16 ... cattle no longer taxed}

  White Males 16+  -  Two: Samuel and Ransom Harwell (his grandson) 

  Blacks Above 16  -  Nine

  Blacks Under 16  -  Two

  Horses/Mules  -  Five

  Land  -  268 acres

Brunswick County, St. Andrews Parish

  Personal Property  -  Not taxed

  Land  -  "Samuel Harwell (Din.)"  -  150 acres

 Spring 1789 -  

Dinwiddie County, Jun 4, 1789

  White Males 16+  -  One  {His grandson Ransom now taxed separately]

  Blacks Above 16  -  Nine

  Blacks Under 16  -  Two

  Horses/Mules  -  Four

  Land  -  268 acres

Brunswick County, St. Andrews Parish

  Personal Property  -  Not taxed

  Land  -  "Samuel Harwell (Din.)"  -  150 acres 

Spring 1790 -

Dinwiddie County, May 4, 1790

  White Males 16+  -  One 

  Blacks Above 16  -  Nine

  Blacks Under 16  -  Two

  Horses/Mules  -  Four

  Land  -  268 acres

Brunswick County, St. Andrews Parish

  Personal Property  -  Not taxed

  Land  -  "Samuel Harwell (Din.)"  -  150 acres 

Spring 1791 -

Dinwiddie County, April 15, 1791

  White Males 16+  -  One 

  Blacks Above 16  -  Ten

  Blacks Under 16  -  One

  Horses/Mules  -  Six

  Land  -  286 acres {had been 268 acres. Total tax is still £2.2.8, so 268 was evidently a recording error}

Brunswick County, St. Andrews Parish  {Last year he is listed in the Brunswick County tax records}

  Personal Property  -  Not taxed

  Land  -  "Samuel Harwell (Din.)"  -  150 acres 

Spring 1792 -

Dinwiddie County, June 16, 1792

  White Males 16+  -  One 

  Blacks Above 16  -  Nine

  Blacks Under 16  -  One

  Horses/Mules  -  Six

  Land  -  111 acres ... Tax £0.17.6  {His son Lemuel is now being taxed for 175 acres, which was evidently conveyed to him by Samuel}

Brunswick County, St. Andrews Parish 

  Personal Property  -  Not taxed

  Land  -  Not taxed  {His son Lemuel is now being taxed for 50 acres, and his daughter Susannah Westmoreland for 70 acres} 

Spring 1793 -

Dinwiddie County, June 30, 1793

  White Males 16+  -  One 

  Blacks Above 16  -  Eleven

  Blacks Under 16  -  None

  Horses/Mules  -  Five

  Land  -  111 acres  

Spring 1794 -

Dinwiddie County, April 29, 1794

  White Males 16+  -  One 

  Blacks Above 16  -  Nine

  Blacks Under 16  -  Two

  Horses/Mules  -  Four

  Land  -  111 acres  

Spring 1795 through Spring 1799 -  Taxed as "Samuel Harwell (Estate)", so he died between 4/29/1794 and the Spring of 1795

Dinwiddie County -  

  Land  -  111 acres  (conveyed to Esau Goodwyn by Spring 1800. So was the 175 acres Samuel had conveyed to Lemuel)

  Personal Property  - Not taxed   

DISPOSITION OF HIS REAL & PERSONAL PROPERTY IN 1792

March 1792: 

"Little" SAMUEL HARWELL, who owned land in Brunswick in addition to his primary residence in Dinwiddie County, disposed of a majority of - but not all of - his estate via Brunswick County deeds as follows: 

Brunswick County DB 15:199, 3/08/1792 - 

To daughter TABITHA ABERNATHY, Negro Selah & her Children ... To son-in-law Frederick Abernathy: Negro Jack. 

Brunswick County DB 15:206, 3/08/1792 - 

To daughter SUSANNA WESTMORELAND: 70 acres in Brunswick Co. on the South side of the road leading  to the Smoky Ordinary ... several negroes namely Judy & her Children. 

Brunswick County DB 15:203, 3/08/1792 -

To grandson ABSOLEM HARWELL: Negroes Phill & Judy ... To Absolem's mother NANCY: Negro Manuel (at her death to Absolem).  MHF Note: These three slaves are among the 17 named in each of the personal property tax lists for Samuel Harwell Sr. in Dinwiddie County in 1782-86. 

Brunswick County DB 15:223, 3/08/1792 - 

To daughter ANN SIMS and Children except SUSANNA  ABERNATHY: Negroes Fairy & Jesse, plus 9 acres whereon houses stands that NATHANIEL SIMS lives in.  (Recorded 4/23) 

Brunswick County DB 15:200, 3/12/1792 - 

To granddaughter SUSANNA ABERNATHY 3/12: Negroe girl Joney. (d/o Nathaniel & Ann Simms) 

Brunswick County DB 15:198, 3/12/1792 -

To son Lemuel HARWELL & all the Children of Samuel HARWELL dec.d: Negroes Milly, Claiborne and Dick conditional upon clearing RANSOM HARWELL's bond to Thomas Hardiway. {MHF Note: Samuel's late son Samuel - who died between the 1783 and 1784 tax years - had been taxed for the slave Claiborne in 1782. Samuel's brother, Lemuel, is clearly assigned the role of guardian for his late brother's minor children in this transaction by his father. It was about this time that they, together with their mother, Mary, left Virginia for Georgia, because they no longer appear in the Virginia tax roles for 1792} 

Brunswick County DB 15:204, 3/12/1792 -

To granddaughter REBEKAH ABERNATHY daughter of CHARLES ABERNATHY: negro girl Hannah. 

Brunswick County DB 15:205, 3/20/1792 - 

Son LEMUEL HARWELL: 50 acres in Brunswick County on west side of road from Chas. Harris' to Smokey Ordinary owned by Chas. Harris, Geo. Williams, Nathaniel Sims and Reaves  Westmoreland ... Four negroes Lesau, Moll, Stephan & Peg ... 7 head of horses ... 30 head of cattle ... 30 head of sheep ... 35 hogs ... all tools and furniture ... all real and personal property. 

Brunswick County DB 15:201, 3/22/1792 - 

To grandson ALLEN ABERNATHY: Negroes Milly & Jim?/Tom?.  (s/o Charles Abernathy) 

Brunswick County DB 15:207, 3/22/1792 - 

To son-in-law CHAS. ABERNATHY: Negro Edy & her future increase. 

MHF Notes: These Brunswick County deeds represent most, but not all, of Samuel's real and personal estate. What is omitted is his primary residence - 286 acres in Dinwiddie County. Beginning in the 1792 tax year, 175 acres of that land was taxed to Samuel's oldest surviving son, Lemuel, who then lived in North Carolina. Upon Samuel's death between the 1794 and 1795 tax years, the remaining 111 acres continued to be taxed as his estate until the 1800 tax year, by which time it - and the 175 acres conveyed to Lemuel in 1792 - had been conveyed to Esau Goodwyn. These conveyances evidently were executed by Dinwiddie County deeds which, unfortunately, were destroyed during the Civil War. 

We may never know why Samuel deliberately made no provision for this 111 acres of land. "Oversight" seems extremely unlikely. One possibility, however, is that he intended the sale proceeds from this land to go to son Ambrose, who had left Virginia for North Carolina, together with his brother Lemuel, in the mid-1770s. Ambrose may have had creditors in Virginia who would have seized the land had it been in Ambrose's name. Ambrose is not otherwise a beneficiary of Samuel's estate. Coincident with Samuel's death in Virginia, Ambrose had the funds to purchase land in North Carolina. However, there may be other explanations for Samuel retaining ownership of this 111 acre tract. 

It is also noted that, although Samuel was only taxed for eleven slaves in 1791 and 1792, he deeded away at least 24 slaves in the spring of 1792, the exact number depending upon how many children Selah had (given to his daughter Tabitha Abernathy DB 15:199), and likewise for Judy (given to daughter Susannah Westmoreland DB 15:206). Obviously he owned slaves for which he was not taxed in 1791-92 because they were leased to, and therefore taxed to, other people - possibly the people to whom he gave them. 

More About "LITTLE SAMUEL" "LITTLE" SAMUEL HARWELL, OF DINWIDDIE COUNTY:

Comment 1: 1782, See notes re: personal Property taxes / land taxes

Event 1: 1792, Deeded lands and property to children and grandchildren

Event 2: 1795, Dinwiddie land tax records show "Estate"

Event 3: Sep 3, 1741, Received deed of gift of 150 acres from father-in-law Ambrose Jackson

Occupation: Planter

Residence: Dinwiddie County - 268 acres on the north side of the Nottoway River 

Notes for ANNE JACKSON:

It is possible - but only conjecture - that Anne was Samuel's second wife, and that Abigail, possibly an older sister of Anne Jackson, was Samuel's first wife. However, this is only speculation. Abigail as Samuel's first wife may not have existed - it may very well be that ANNE JACKSON was Samuel's first and only wife.  Hypothesis that Samuel was married to someone other than Ann is based upon the following: 

1. Samuel's first-known child is daughter ABIGAIL.  

    a. Samuel's mother is said to have been either Ann Mason or Mary Marks according to unsupported theories.

    b. Samuel's mother-in-law was Ann Jackson

    c. Samuel's first-born son was named Samuel after either himself or his father Samuel.

    d. Samuel's 2nd son was named Ambrose, probably after Ambrose Jackson.

    e. In a family that was almost slavishly dedicated to naming patterns, why would he name his first

        born after someone who was not his wife, mother or mother-in-law ??? 

2.  Little Samuel's daughter ABIGAIL was indeed near and dear to the heart of her grandmother ANN JACKSON, widow of AMBROSE (d.1745). 

    a. The slaves she left to ABIGAIL "my Grand Daughter" c.1745-47 (between the time Ambrose died

          and her 2nd marriage to Hinchy Mabry 6/22/1747) were subject of the 3/28/1751 lawsuit of  

          Samuel Harwell  (Abigail's cousin and husband) against Hinchy Mabry.

    b. Seems unlikely Ann would leave something as valuable as slaves to someone who wasn't a   blood relative.

    c. Might Ambrose & Ann Jackson have had a daughter Abigail who married Samuel Harwell and died

        before Samuel married their daughter/Abigail's sister  Ann  ???? 

3. ANN JACKSON, daughter of Ambrose & Ann Jackson, may not have married Samuel until 1740. 

   a. The land deeded to Samuel in September 1741 by his father-in-law Ambrose Jackson Sr. may

        have been about  the time Ann and Samuel married, if indeed Ann is a 2nd wife.

   b. The first daughter born after this deed was named ANN. 

Anne is last found alive in November 1771 as a co-plaintiff in a Brunswick County chancery suit brought against her brother Henry (the meager surviving documents of this case are contained in full in the notes for her husband). The suit was finally dismissed in 1786.  

More About ANNE JACKSON:

Comment 1: Ambrose Jackson gave 150 a. to son-in-law

Comment 2: Samuel Harwell 9/3/1741; when it was sold

Comment 3: 6/25/1748 (Brunswick DB 3:456), Ann signed

Comment 4: & Thos.Jackson, Jr. witnessed - dower land

Event 1: Jun 25, 1748, Co-signed sale of her dower land 

More About "LITTLE" HARWELL and ANNE JACKSON:

Marriage: Bef. Sep 1741, Brunswick County, VA (Presumed marriage record)

 

Generation No. 8 

1.  SAMUEL1 HARWELL, "OF CHARLES CITY COUNTY" was born 1637 in Virginia, and died 1669 in Virginia.  He married ELIZABETH BAILEY?, daughter of ARTHUR BAILEY.   

Notes for SAMUEL HARWELL, "OF CHARLES CITY COUNTY":

* * Precautionary Note * *

I have not examined the source documents of Isle of Wight to determine if the Haswell/Hassell surname is a misreading of the handwriting of "Harwell". The old handwriting is, indeed, often extremely difficult to interpret. Also, York County and Isle of Wight/Nansemond Counties are on opposite sides of the James River, and I'm not even sure the man in York county is the same person as Samuel mentioned in the Isle of Wight records. - MHF 

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VIRGINIA DEED & COURT RECORDS:

Mar 7, 1656/57        Isle of Wight Co. Deeds, Wills & Guardians Book A:53

Eliz. Cobbs and Pbaroah Cobbs sell to Samuel Haswell {sic} <illegible> acres of land being the land he now lives on. Witnesses: John Cordwent and Thomas Gardens … /s/ Elizabeth (X hm) Cobbs, Pharoah (X hm) Cobbs  Rec. July 1657.

{MHF Note: According to the March 1, 1653/54 will of Elizabeth Cobb's late husband, Joseph Cobb - age 60 at time he wrote his will -  this appears to be the 300-acre tract John called the Goose Hill land. And according to a Feb 4, 1693/94 an affidavit by Pharo Cobb and his wife Ann entered in Isle of Wight Deed Book 1, he and "his mother, Elizabeth" had originally conveyed to Samuel Haswell {sic} the tract which lay in what was by then called the Lower Parish of Nansemond County. The land was subsequently sold to several parties:  Sam. Haswell assigned the land acquired in March 1656/57 to Wm. Bressie on  Feb. 9, 1658, witnessed by Dan. Boucher, John Hardy. … Wm. Bressie and wife Susannah assigned to Robert King, 14 Dec. 1669, King signs back to Wm. Bressie, 9 Feb., 1670 ... Wm. Bressie and wife Sussanna assign to George Williams, 7 April, 1671 and confirmed by deed signed April 10, 1671 by Pharo and Ann Cobb ... By 1693, the land was in the possession of Richard Reynolds, Jr., who was married to Elizabeth, daughter of George Williams who had inherited the land from her late father. Richard and Elizabeth are said to be "of Western Branch, Nansemond" at the time of the affidavit}  

8/20/1660:           Charles City County Court Order Book, p.238

  Due to SAM: HARWELL for a wolfes head Certified by Capt. {Robert} Wynne. 

11/16/1660:          Charles City County Order Book, p.252-53

  Ordered that 77 lb of tobacco per poll be forthwith levied by the sherr{iff} on each tythable person in this Com, by distresse if needful, and paid as foll ... SAM: HARWELL for one wolf, 100 lb tobacco ... {40+ other persons/entitlements listed, incl. Patrick Jackson}. 

Aug-Sep 1661        Charles City Co Court Order Book 633

¶ Per testimony of Thomas Epes (page 633) and SAM HARWELL (page 635) they were among several Charles City County men ordered by Governor Morrison to attend a Court Martial at James City.  

8/1664:              Charles City County Order Book, p.512

  It is ordered that 85 lb tobacco be likewise levied for every horse or Mare in  this Com. according to Act, to defray the charge for killing wolves and paid as foll: ... 19 persons named, including SAM HARWELL, 1 wolf, 200 lbs. of tobacco. 

4/11/1666:            Charles City County Order Book, p.635 (633-35)

  SAM: HARWELL aged 30 yeares or thereabouts examined and saith: "Being prest upon the Countreyes service downe to James Citty ... comeing from thence Mr.{ANTHONY} WYATT was in the boat and requested them ... aboard of a Little Ship which rid then before the towne and Mr. THOMAS MALLORY lying in the head of the boat, the said Mr. Wyatt requested him to step abord and reach him two hammocks which he had layd in such a Cabin, naming the Cabin where they lay, which Mr. Mallory did and handed them over, with a Jugg of beverage wine and further saith not" ... Signed SAM. H {his mark?} HARWELL before ROBERT WYNNE.

{Note: Immediately prior to Sam Harwell, Thomas Eppes testified "That being Commanded downe to James Citty by Governor Morison to a Court Martiall held there in August or September 1661...", he and several other testators went to James City to give testimony for a courts martial. On their return, they stopped at a ship owned by Wm Caswell and anchored off Jamestown to retrieve some hammocks purchased by Anthony Wyatt from Caswell. Caswell later declared Wyatt to have stolen them, as well as a jug of wine, and declared Wyatt to be an "old dog" and an "old rogue", upon which Wyatt promptly sued Caswell in Charles City County court. Testators in the 1665 suit, who were present with Harwell in Jamestown to give testimony in the 1661 courts martial, were: Anthony Wyatt, a Charles City Co. JP and who "hath dealt and continued neare forty yeares in the Com." ... Thomas Mallory, age 30 in Oct 1665 and March 1666 ... John Flowers, age 32 in Oct 1665 ... Fernando Aston, age 38 in Oct 1665 ... Thomas Meriton, age 42 in Oct 1665 ... George Farley, age 36 in Oct 1665 ... Thomas Eppes, age 35 in Feb 1666 ... John Raban/Rayburn age 45 in Feb 1666 ... Capt. John Woodliefe, age 51 in March 1666 ... and Sam Harwell, age 30 in March 1666}  

MHF Note:  Although the first temptation is to assume that Samuel was pressed into military service at Jamestown was because of Indian trouble, there is a very good chance that it was actually related to the Anglo-Dutch war of 1665-67 which originated over some petty trade disputes. According to The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. IV, No. 3, January 1897, these years were a "disgrace and disaster alike to England and the Colonies."  In fact, in June of 1667, four Dutch men-of-war commanded by Admiral Abraham Crimson, fresh from looting in the West Indies and on their way home, managed to sink the only British man-of-war available for patrol of Virginia's coastal waters while it sat at anchor in Newport News. The ship had limped into port leaking badly, and had been de-masted by a storm encountered in the voyage from England. Crimson passed his ships off as English as he sailed up the James River, then opened up with three broadsides that ended any thought of engagement. They sailed off with three captured ships without resistance because, although 1,200 planters were immediately pressed into service to meet the threat, the merchant ship captains were very reluctant to allow their armed ships to be used in the contest for fear of  losing either their cargo, their ship, or their lives.   

This was not the only Dutch raid in this time period. Virginia was almost defenseless against ocean raiders, and at the time had no coastal fortifications and few serviceable cannon - most artillery pieces sent to them were old, scaled and honeycombed, and likely to explode at first use. The colonial planters rallied around Jamestown in times of conflict because their survival depended upon tobacco trade conducted through the merchants at Jamestown. In a letter to the King dated June 24, 1667 describing the loss of the ship and the impracticality of a general tax levy to build a coastal fortress of dubious military value, Thomas Ludwell also described the plight of the planter in Virginia at that time:

"... If our Lordship shall please to consider the extreme poverty of ye country unable to supply their own necessities and to pay such taxes as may be equal to such fortifications and the defence of them, you will (I doubt not) believe us in great distress, and that you may better judge of our abilities be please to consider our present condition, wherein twelve hundred pounds of tobacco is the medium of men's yearly crops, and a half penny per {pound} is certainly the full medium of the price given for it, which is finely skilt {sic - cut?}: out of which when those taxes and all others necessary for ye support of ye Government shall be deducted, a very little will remain to a poor man who hath perhaps a wife and children to cloath and other necessities to buy, and truly so much too little that I can attribute it to nothing but the great mercy of God, their loyalty to the King and their affections to the Governor (which are extraordinary) that keeps them from mutiny and confusion .... We do in all humility beseech your majesty to consider us as a people pressed at our backes with Indians, and in our bowells with our poverty (brought on by the hard dealing of those whom we are bound to defend) and invaded from without by the Dutch."

. . . . .

(As was the custom of all courtiers of the day, he really sucks up to the King and Governor. Ludwell had been sent to the colonies by the King, and wasn't really happy with his "public service". Also, William Berkeley's relationship with the planters was usually iffy, and in fact culminated in Bacon's Rebellion just nine years after this particular 1667 raid by the Dutch). 

1669:           Merchants Hope Court  (per 6/1995 letter from Ernest Estes)

  Estate of Samuel H. Harwell presented ... Capt. JNO. HARDY Administrator ... Sureties Col. ARTHUR SMITH (attorney) and RICHARD SHARPE. {MHF Note: I have not yet found this} 

Jan 10, 1669/70        Isle of Wight County Wills & Deed Book 1

¶ John Hassell {sic} of Bristol, goldsmith, appt. Arthur Grant of Bristol my attorney to collect money due me from estate of my late brother Samuel Hassel {sic} decd., late planter in Virginia. 

Jan 22, 1669/70        Isle of Wight Wills & Deed Book 1

¶ Arthur Grant, attorney for John Haswell {sic} of Bristol discharges and releases John Hardy exr. of Samuel Haswell {sic} ... Witnesses: Jno. Jennings, Robert Kae. 

This email from Michael back in May of 2000 to Charles and me.  Quite a story. 

"I thought you guys might be interested in the following from a Dinwiddie County history, especially since our Fort Henry map features Needham's Quarter branch, Hatcher's Run and Arthur's Swamp, and involves men named Jones and Batte. These events would have taken place when Sam and Thomas Harwell were just very young kids - perhaps even shortly before they were born - and just three years before Bacon's Rebellion."

The map Michael is referring to is the one near Petersburg (the 1704 rent record plot for Sam of PG). 

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". During [Governor Berkeley's] second term of office he was high handed and autocratic. The right to name representatives in the House of Burgesses, which the colonists had won by the hardest of struggles, was utterly lost during the 1660s, for Berkeley issued no writ for an election. It is likely, however, that the frontiersmen about Fort Henry were too busy to be greatly concerned with government and politics. Indians in the northern part of the colony were giving trouble; consequently, the stockade needed to be well manned and in order, so that the people might be safe and the fur trade undisturbed. 

Abraham Wood, moreover, was looking toward other explorations. Vaguely, the colonists knew that a sea lay beyond the western horizon, separated from the Tidewater by vast meadow lands and lofty mountains. This Indian Sea, South Sea, Western Sea - as it was variously called - should provide a short route to Asia and the Indies, and its bays and inlets doubtless dipped into the rich interior fur country then being profitably exploited by the French. Because the great sea could not be far away and because its finding offered adventure and much financial gain, the colonists were eager to press westward. 

Governor Berkeley, who was both administrator and business man, greatly desired to explore the unknown. As commissioner of the Hudson's Bay Company, he actively promoted expeditions westward. John Lederer, his first agent, failed to penetrate the wilderness beyond the Blue Ridge, but Abraham Wood - agent of the second venture - supervised a successful enterprise. A little party, commissioned and sent out under his auspices, was to make the first known passage of the Appalachian Mountains, and to claim for the English king the region drained by waters that empty into the Gulf of Mexico, a region then claimed by the French. Leaders of this expedition were Captain Thomas Batts, well known to the colony and, with his brother Henry, a patentee of large tracts of land along th Appomattox River; Thomas Wood, probably a kinsman of Abrham Wood; and Robert Fallam. Others in the party were one Jack Weason, supposedly Wood's indentured servant, and Perecute, a courageous and faithful "great man of the Appomattucks." Seven other Appomattox Indians, sent by Wood to join the expedition, overtook the party on the morning of the fifth day. The commission that Wood gave the leaders stated as objective of the expedition "the finding out the ebbing and flowing of the Waters on the other side of the Mountaines in order to the discovery of the South Sea." Fallam kept a brief journal, from which it is possible to trace the course of the expedition and to learn the happenings along the way. 

The little party, all mounted, set out from the Appomattox village on the river opposite Fort Henry on the first of September 1671. Striking off due west from the Great trading Path of the Occaneechi, they arrived on the afternoon of the fourth at Sapponi villages on the Staunton River. There, "being joyfully and kindly received with firing of guns and plenty of provisions," they spent the night. The next morning Thomas Wood was so dangerously ill with the flux that he was left in care of the kindly savages. Continuing due west, they had on the seventh day out from Fort Henry their first glimpse of the mountains and the next day passed over the first foothilll of the Blue Ridge. On the eighth day they saw initials burned into the smooth bark of a tree trunk. Fallam sets down this momentous incident simply: "About one of the clock we came to a tree mark'd in the past with a coal M.A.N.I." 

Three hours later they were at the foot of their first mountain. After passing its steep rocky sides and twice crossing bends of the Staunton River, they continued westward; climbed one of the irregular, broken ridges that break the surface of the valley; crossed "a lovely descending Valley" about six miles in width; and, again, descending sharply, came to the Toteras town. Further along they came on trees marked with the same letters they had seen on the eastern slope "and several other scratchments." They reached the long-sought westward-flowing waters on September 13, 1671. Though the marked trees proved that they were not the first white men to pass the great eastern continental divide, they were the first to leave an account of the journey. 

Now for a day or two the way was over rich ground watered by streams that flowed through "bright meadows with grass about a man's height." Turning homeward, they looked back from a hilltop and saw "a fog rise and a glimmering light as from water." Fallam says, "We supposed this to be a great Bay," and they went on with light hearts, confident they had reached the tidal waters of the western sea. At length, "hungry, wet, and weary," they came to the Appomattox town from which they had set out twenty-seven days earlier. On the first of October they arrived at Fort Henry. 

When it is considered that the party followed an Indian trail through wilderness country, up and own the mountains, crossing broad valleys, wading streams, sometimes three or four in a day, that they were delayed by sickness and the necessity of hunting game for food, the journey of nearly 350 miles in 16 days - more than a third of it on foot - seems remarkable. 

So it came about that through Abraham Wood of Fort Henry information was given the Tidewater folk about westward and southward country. This first prominent citizen of the land known as Dinwiddie County, though he was growing old, continued to look beyond the fort, the river, and the fertile acres that were bringing him such prosperity, as would have been sufficient for a man of less vision. Another expedition was soon to be undertaken solely upon the initiative of Abraham Wood. The story of the trail that traced into distant Tennessee country and that opened up Virginia trade with the Cherokee is preserved in a letter Abraham Wood wrote to his friend, John Richards of London. The leaders of this expedition planned by Wood were James Needham of South Carolina, and Gabriel Arthur, an illiterate but clever lad thought to have been Wood's indentured servant. 

Accompanied by eight Appomattox Indians, they set off from Fort Henry on April 10, 1673. Wood saw that the saddlebags were packed with provender for three months. However, the expedition was threatened by the animosity of strong frontier tribes to the establishment of white trade with isolated interior tribes, for such direct dealing would put an end to profits they enjoyed as middlemen and perhaps supply numerous subject tribes with firearms. This April tenth expedition was turned back at the Occaneechi villages but again set out on May seventeenth. At length the adventurers reached the villages of the Sitteree Indians on the headwaters of the Yadkin, and struck due west through the great North Carolina Blue Ridge mountain's narrow crest, and descended the western slope to the headwaters

of the New River. Now on foot, all but one of the horses having died, the travelers continued due west through a country abounding with game - "turkies, deere, ellkes, beare, woolfe and other vermin very tame." 

After a weeks rest for himself and his horse, Needham started on a hurried return trip to Fort Henry, leaving Arthur with the Indians to learn their language and to cultivate their goodwill. On this trip he and the Fort Henry Indian he had as companions twelve Tomahitans, four of these being - strangely enough - squaws; the women, in Indian fashion, probably took the place of packhorses. This mixed company reached Fort Henry on September tenth and were welcomed by Wood with thanks to God for his agent's safety. 

Following nine days at Fort Henry, the expedition started for the Cherokee country. Wood saw Needham off with high hopes of his successful return in the spring. However, in January, when Indian rumors came back to the fort that Needham had been murdered, Wood sent a runner into the back country to get the facts. Before this emissary returned, however, Henry Hatcher, an independent trader who had lately been with the Occaneechi, came to Fort Henry and told of Needham's murder, naming his assassin John Hasecoll, an Occaneechi half-breed known also as Indian John. This scoundrel, "a fat, thick, bluff-faced fellow," was well known to both Wood and Needham, being none other than the Indian who had been with Needham on his first visit to the Cherokee. The party had preceded more than 70 miles before Indian John's designs began to take shape. Then, near Saura town, when Needham rebuked and Indian for letting his pack slip while crossing a stream, Indian John had become surly and threatening. 

After camp was made that night, Needham had decided to restore discipline and, with a gesture of fearlessness, had thrown his hatchet to the ground near the guide, saying: "What, John, are you minded to kill me?"  At this the half-breed had shot the white man through the head. Terrified, the Tomahitans had fallen to their knees bewailing that now the English would be upon them for Needham's death. But the murderer had ripped out Needham's heart with his knife and shouted defiance to "all the English."  The, turning on the cowering Tomahitans, he had ordered them to go on to their village and kill the white man waiting there for Needham's return.  

With this he had stripped the body and taken from the expedition packs as much as he could load on the dead leader's horse, had given Needham's sword to one of the Tomahitans and ridden toward the Occaneechi village. There he had boasted of what he had done and displayed the Englishman's pistols. Some of the Tomahitans, hastening home and finding the king away, had draggged Gabriel Arthur to a stake and dry canes from the river's bank to pile at his feet. But, before the pyre was lighted, the king had come back, shot the ringleader, and taken the white boy to the safety of his own house. 

Soon the time was at hand for tribal marauding parties to go out, not only against white settlements, but against enemy tribes. The king commanded Gabriel to go on these raids, promising that later in the spring he would personally conduct back to his white master. After many adventures, which Wood recounted in his letter, the lad finally reached Fort Henry, where he was welcomed  with great rejoicing. 

When Abraham Wood died is unknown, and the details of his life are far too meager. Peter Jones, however, who married Wood'' daughter, became proprietor of the trading post, and was probably in charge during the Bacon's Rebellion of 1676 .." 

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Guys - The Peter Jones mentioned here was the father of the Peter Jones who was Sam/PGC's neighbor. The younger Peter Jones was married to Mary Batte, who was the daughter of Thomas "Batts" (Batte), and the niece of Henry Batte who administered Thomas Harwell's estate.

These were MEN. 

Rgds, M

 

More About SAMUEL HARWELL, "OF CHARLES CITY COUNTY":

Comment 1: Wolf bounties in York Co. 8/1660 & 8/1664

Comment 2: Court testimony, Charles County 3/17/1666:

Comment 3: "Being prest upon the Countreyes service

Comment 4: downe to James Citty ...".

Residence: Probably York County

       

Children of SAMUEL HARWELL and ELIZABETH BAILEY? are:

                   i.       THOMAS2 HARWELL, "OF PRINCE GEORGE COUNTY", b. 1661, Virginia; d. Bef. Apr 14, 1719, VA - Prince George County; m. MARY BATTE?, (Not proved); d. Bef. 1719. 

Notes for THOMAS HARWELL, "OF PRINCE GEORGE COUNTY":

2/03/1691-2:    Charles City County Court Orders p.386

At court in Westopher ... Justices include Capt. Henry Batte, Robert Bolling & others ... Order for attachment on return of non est inventus is granted to Hon. Edward Hill, Esq., against estate of THOMAS HARWELLfor 20 shillings and 90 lbs. tobacco. {"Non est investus" means he was not found within the county's jurisdiction by the Sheriff} 

6/10/1718:       Prince George County Court Records, p.189

At court held at Merchants Hope: On petition of THOMAS HARWELL, he is exempt from paying levy. 

4/14/1719:       Prince George County Court records, Pg.250

Henry Batte made oath that THOMAS HARWELL, dec'd, died intestate, and is granted administration of his estate. John Poythres, Robert Poythres, John Fitzgerald and Edward Mitchell are to take inventory. {If Long Samuel Harwell b.1688 is the son of Thomas, why isn't he administrator?} 

5/09/1719:       Prince George County Court records, Pg.309

An Inventory of the Estate of Thomas Harwell Dec'd taken and appraised by us this 9th day of May 1719. 

Imp.- two Cows and two yearlings £9.0.0  To two year old cattle £2.5.0        £5.5.0

To 19 pcs. of old pewter 17/ -

    To 1 old bed and bolster wH 51 lbs. at 10p plb.  £2.2.6                           £2.19.6

To two old blanketts and one old sheet  12/  To 1 old gun_(?)  10/        £1.2.0

To two Barrows, one Sow and three Shoats  22/6  

    To one old powdering Tubb  3/                                                                     £1.7.6

To two old Iron potts wH 56 lbs.   16/    To one old frying pann  1/6       £0.17.6

To a parcel of old Iron  5/    To one small old chisel  6/                             £0.11.0

To one old Tan_(?) pack(?)  2/   To a parcel of old lumber  5/                              £0.7.0

To one old Saw, one old bread Tray, two Sirrup Irons                               £0.2.0

       Henry Batte Admr.                                                                                  £12.11.6 

       Appraised by us -          Robt. Poythres

              John Fitzgerald

              Edward (E M his mark) Mitchell     appraisers 

Our list of things _(?)_ Appraised

One lott(?) of Wedges old(?)

To 1 b_(?) and One old Gunn(?)

& Eight or Nine head of Stray Hoggs

& abt. Two hundred pounds of Tobacco

not weighed 

At a meeting of Court held at Merchants Hope for Prince George County

the 12th Day of May 1719

The above written Inventory and Appraisement of the Estate of Thomas Harwell

Dec'd was returned into Court by Henry Batte Admr. Thereof

and by Order of the Court the same is duly recorded. 

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6/09/1719:       Prince George County Court records, Pg.319

The Estate of Thomas Harwell Dec'd is Do. {sic - presented by the Administrator} ….. Contra 

To Funeral Expenses                                            £1.15.0     

To Mr. Wm. Hamlin, Clerk for a Fee          

Opened acct Administration 150 lbs Tob.o       £1.05.0

To Mr. Secretary Cocks Fee 40 lbs Tob.o                        £0. 6.8

To three Appraisers of the sd. Estate at 90       £0.15.0

       lbs. of Tob.o

To Tob.o due to me for Rent  lbs. 5407                         £45.4.2

To a Balance due to me on his Bill                     £0.19.4    

                                                                          £ 50.2.2    June ye 9th 1719

                                                                                                                       Errors Excepted

                               Henry Batte, Admr.  & the Inventory & Appraisement of the said Dec'ds Estate}  £12.11.6

       At a Court held at Merchants Hope for Prince George County on the Second Tuesday being the Ninth Day of the said Month Anno Dom. 1719;  The account of the Estate of THOMAS HARWELL, dec'd, presented by Henry Batte, Administrator of sd. Estate is by Order of the Court to be recorded.

                            Wm. Hamlin, Clk Court

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10/13/1719:  Prince George County Court records, Pg.287

     In debt case of Frances Wynne vs. Henry Batte, Administrator of THOMAS HARWELL dec'd, defendant pleads plena administravit and case dismissed.

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December ye 5th 1719

Thomas Harwell  further Inventory of his Estate 

The amount of Some of the Estate of Thomas Harwell Dec'd not appraised 

One Dark bay Horse       £3.10.0

250 lbs Tobacco at 2 ea.       £2.01.10       Valued by the Court of D.ber ye 8th 1719

To 3 wedges wH 13 lbs.       £0.06.9               Teste Wm. Hamlin Clk Ct

To 1 old grind stone                       £0.01.6

To 1 old Iron                           £0.00.1

       Henry Batte  admr.       £6.00.2      

At a Court held at Merchants Hope for Prince George County on Tuesday the Eighth of December 1719 -  The above written further Inventory of the Estate of THOMAS HARWELL, dec'd, was given into Court by Henry Batte, Administrator thereof, and By Order of the Court the same is truly Recorded.

                     Teste  Wm. Hamlin

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6/14/1720:       Prince George County Court records, Pg.328

In case of Henry Batte, Administrator of THOMAS HARWELL, dec'd versus SAMUEL HARWELL Jr., James Gretion became special bail, and imparlance granted till next court. {MHF Note: An imparlance is an extension of time granted to a party to a law-suit to plead the case}

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Jan 11, 1720-21:     Prince George County Court records, Pg.345

In trespass case of Henry Batte, Administrator of THOMAS HARWELL dec'd against SAMUEL HARWELL Jr., to damages of £20, at last court an imparlance was granted the defendant; and defendant not appearing, judgment is granted to plaintiff. 

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MHF Notes:

*   According to Virginia Patent Book 14:69, July 26, 1726, for land to his son Samuel, this  Thomas was "of Prince George County" at the time the patent was originated many years earlier. 

*  This Thomas Harwell is an old man, and an unmarried one at that (bachelor or widower). Almost everything he owns was described as "old", and nothing suggests female ownership of anything - no mirrors, looms, kitchen stuff, etc. He was probably exempted from taxes the year before his death on the basis of old age and poor health.  

*  The total value of Thomas's personal property comes to £18.11.8, or about £32 less than his debts. I wonder how that indebtedness was settled? The curious event of Samuel Harwell Jr. - presumably Thomas's son, a.k.a. "Long" Samuel - being cited for trespassing in Jun 1720 (settled at Jan 1720/21 court) and causing  £20 worth of damage suggests that he wasn't any too happy with Henry Batte's administration of the estate. The £20 worth of damage exceeds the total value of Thomas's personal estate, so maybe Samuel got p.o.'ed and destroyed a harvested tobacco crop out of spite - after all, Thomas died after spring planting, but before harvest time, so maybe he had crops that had some value that aren't in the inventory/appraisal. Or maybe he torched a building on land that Thomas owned. In any case, Samuel did not contest the charges against him in court. 

*  The fact that Thomas owed £45 - which is not an insignificant sum - just for rent is interesting. I assume it is for land, rather than for slaves, although the records are not specific. He would not have been exempted from taxes the previous year if he had slaves. Nor does his inventory show plows or any other kinds of farm implements that would suggest farming activity on a scale large enough to require slaves. Therefore, if the rent is for land, it raises the question of what purpose the land was being put to. The most likely scenario that comes to mind is that this was an old debt for a multiyear lease that had become past due because of Thomas's poor health. This does not mean Thomas did not own land himself, because real property is usually not included in estate inventories. And even if Thomas was renting land from Henry Batte, that does not automatically mean Thomas did not own land of his won, although I suspect he did not. Still, Henry Batte must have had some sort of collateral in mind when he leased the land to Thomas. I have toyed with the idea that, after Thomas Harwell's brother Samuel settled on the Nottoway River land surveyed for him in 1714 and patented in 1720, that Thomas took over the 125 acres in Prince George for which Samuel was taxed in the 1704 Prince George County rent rolls. Unfortunately, there is nothing in Thomas's estate records to support or contradict this idea. Samuel didn't sell the land - or at least there is no record of him selling the land 1710-33. After that, the Prince George County land and court records are extremely spotty, so Samuel may have sold the land after that. 

*  It does not appear that there was enough of Thomas's estate to settle his debts to all creditors - or at least that is how I read Francis Wynne's October 1719 claim against Henry Batte as Administrator of Thomas's estate. 

*  It may have been the fact of this indebtedness that prevented other Harwell relatives from stepping up as Thomas's administrators, and instead resulted in Thomas's largest creditor - Henry Batte - being designated as Administrator. Another possible explanation of why neither Thomas's son nor Thomas's brother were assigned as administrators: they may have been off on a trade expedition at the time of Thomas's death. 

*  This Henry Batte died testate, unmarried and without heirs in 1727 - his considerable estate went to his mother Mary (Lounde) Batte, his brother William (most of the estate) and his sisters: Elizabeth Ligon (wife of William) … Mary Poythress … Ann Stratton (wife of Edward)  … Rachel Parham … Sarah Jones (wife of Abraham). Henry was the son of Henry (died 1704) - the elder Henry Batte was the brother of Thomas Batte. It is said, but not proved or even documented - by Mr. Ernest Estes of New Orleans that Thomas Harwell was married to Mary Batte, daughter of this Thomas Batte. Therefore, the Henry Batte who was Thomas Harwell's administrator may have been Thomas's cousin, but he was not his son-in-law, brother-in-law or father-in-law. In fact, he may have simply been Thomas's largest creditor, unless the claim by Mr. Estates can be shown to have merit. 

More About THOMAS HARWELL, "OF PRINCE GEORGE COUNTY":

Comment 1: Estate Administrator: Henry Batte

Comment 2: Appr: Rbt. Poythress, John Fitzgerald and

Comment 3: Edward (E) Mitchell       (E) = executor?

Comment 4: Order Book Pgs. 309, 319, 376

Event 1: May 19, 1719, Inventory of estate appraised @ L 12/11/6 

More About THOMAS HARWELL and MARY BATTE?:

Marriage: (Not proved) 

                  ii.       JOHN HARWELL, "OF PRINCE GEORGE COUNTY", b. 1662, Virginia ?. 

Notes for JOHN HARWELL, "OF PRINCE GEORGE COUNTY":

RDH Note: It is a theory that John is the father of Moses Harwell of Wake County.  It is NOT proven at this point... 

More About JOHN HARWELL, "OF PRINCE GEORGE COUNTY":

Comment 1: I have no info on him or descendants 

                 iii.    OF PRINCE GEORGE CO. SAMUEL HARWELL, "OF PRINCE GEORGE COUNTY", b. Bet. 1665 and 1673, VA - Probably Charles City or York Co.; d. Bet. 1745 and 1753, VA - Prince George; m. ANN MASON AND/OR MARY MARKS, VA, although no proof of either marriage has been found. 

Notes for OF PRINCE GEORGE CO. SAMUEL HARWELL, "OF PRINCE GEORGE COUNTY":

From W. Thomas Carden's "History of Pisgah", 1904:

"Tradition says that in the latter part of the Seventeenth or early part of the Eighteenth Century four brothers named Harwell came to America from the north of England and settled somewhere in Virginia. It is said that they came from Lancastershire, perhaps Lancashire, and from near the village of Blackburn. One of the four died a bachelor. "

{MHF Note:  I don't know what truth there is to this speculation reported by Carden, nor do I know which generation of Harwells this applies to. I keep this note for reference until I can find a solid, documented link to the parents of Samuel and Thomas Harwell of Prince George County. There were also several Samuel Harwell/Harvell/Horwells born in England in the 1600s, according to the IGI/British Isles}

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VIRGINIA DEED & COURT RECORDS

(Some of these may be Samuel's nephew Samuel s/o Thomas) 

5/08/1695:       Charles City County Court

SAMUEL HARWELL versus Joseph Maddox dismissed, neither appearing. {MHF Note: Samuel must have been at least 21 years old by this date in order to have been entilted to bring suit in court. Otherwise, the suit would have been brought by a guardian on Samuel's behalf.} 

1701-02:         Charles City County Militia Lists {Source: Lloyd D. Bockstruck, "Virginia's Colonial Soldiers", page 215, 1988}

Militia age at this time was 16-60. Dragoons were mounted infantry, and were trained and equipped to fight as cavalry as well as infantry.

Captain of Dragoons: Joseph Wynn ... Lieutenant: Peter Jones ... Coronet: Robert Hix

Sergeants: James Lundy          John Moore           Isaac Hall         John Lovesy

Privates:         Samuel Harwell        William Butler       John Clay         Richard Masy

                    Edward Murrell        John Tally               William Wells   Gabriel Harrison

                    Francis Mabry          Henry Ally, Jr.        Henry King       Joseph Tucker

                    George Pace            John Mitchell          Nat Urban        John Cliburn

                    Nat Tatem Jr.           James Mathews    Samuel Vaughn    James Vaughn

                    Nat Tatem Sr.           Thomas Theoer (?), Sr.   Patrick Mitchell    Richard Hudson

                    Samuel Tatem          Thomas Parram     Henry Mitchell, Jr.    John West

                    Daniel Mallone         Edward Parram     George Crooke     John Gillum Jr.

                    William Mallone        Thomas Burge       William Pettipoll     William Frost

                    Daniel Nance            Henry Reed             William Raines       John Hill, Jr.

                   John Lasenby         Thomas Willingham   George Spell       Thompson Staple

                  William Coleman      John Woodliefe, Jr.   Ralph Jackson     Batt Crowder

                  John Oliver               William Coxsy             John Tucker              John Clark

1702-03:       Prince George County formed from Charles City Co. and Henrico County 

1704:           Prince George County Rent Rolls

SAM HARWELL taxed for 125 acres in Prince George County. {MHF Note: This land was very near Rohowic swamp, according to the 1713 sale of Peter Jones's land. Rohoic is a stream located on the western outskirts of what is now Petersburg - longitude 37d 13m 21sN by latitude 077d 26m 26sW. This probably wasn't too far from Fort Henry.} 

12/08/1710:         Prince George County Ledger "B", pg. 11

Inventory of estate of Henry Wall, dec'd taken (2 pages) value £92 11s 8p by James Thweatt, Nicholas Overby & SAM ("S" his mark) HARWELL. Presented by Administrix {Elizabeth} at Court January 9, 1710/11. 

7/08/1712:             Prince George County Ledger "B" pg.151

Account of estate of Henry Wall dec'd presented by Elizabeth Wall relict and Administrix lists debts due to SAMUEL HARROWELL, Chas. Roberts, Dr. Bowman, Capt. John Bolling, Capt. Robert Bolling, Henry Anderson, Mrs. Elizabeth Kaanan, George Roberson and "my son John". 

8/07/1713:             Prince George Ledger Bk "B" pg. 252?

Deed of Peter Jones Sr. & Mary his wife of Prince George to George Bolling of same ... 241 acres bounded by Crooke's lower corner, south side of Rohowick Swamp, SAMUEL HARROWELL, said Capt. Peter Jones, with all houses, etc. ... Witnesses: Robert Bolling, Batt Crowder, Richard Jones ... /s/ Peter & Mary Jones ... Recorded Oct 13, 1713.

{MHF Note: This later became Dinwiddie County. Capt. Peter Jones was married to Mary Batte, daughter of Thomas Batte. Peter's will written 1721 and proved 1726 names wife Mary ... sons Abraham, Peter, William, Thomas, John and Wood (the last four underage when the will was written) ... and daughters Mary (who was married by 1721 to her cousin Peter Jones son of Abraham), Ann, Margaret and Martha} 

7/13/1714:             Prince George County Court, pg.20

Inventory of estate of William Embory, dec'd, valued at £3.13.0 by Ball Crowder, SAMUEL HARWELL. Henry Embry, Administrator.  

10/29/1715:         Prince George County survey by Robert Bolling, Surveyor

SAMUEL HARROWELL, 218 acres on the North side of the Nottoway River {This area became Dinwiddie County). 

12/10/1717:         Prince George County Court records, Pg.155

SAMUEL HARWELL listed twice for killing one wolf and earning 100 pounds tobacco per wolf killed. 

6/09/1719:                          Prince George County Court records, Pg.319 {260-61?}

Ordered that the road be cleared from SAMUEL HARWELL's {of Prince George} on Nottoway River over Stoney Creek near Captain Jones's, and that the inhabitants of that part of Nottoway River, Buckskin Creek and Sappone Creek assist Samuel Harwell who is appointed overseer of the road {These waterways are primarily in what became Dinwiddie County}. 

8/11/1719:       Prince George County Court records, Pg. 276 *

On the petition of John Wall, Joshua Wall, Daniel Wall, Peter Mitchell, Richard Burch and John Green, it is ordered a road be cleared from plantation of John Wall to the road of which SAMUEL HARWELL is overseer, and they will be added to said road. {This is in what became Dinwiddie County} 

10/09/1719:         Prince George Co., Deeds 1713-1728, Part 3, not indexed, p.755

Surveys for Gabriel Harrison on north side of Nottoway River and both sides of Licking Hole Creek; and JOHN HARROWELL on north side of Nottoway adjacent to his father, SAMUEL HARROWELL's land {Probably same land patented 6/22/1722} 

8/17/1720:             Prince George County (later Dinwiddie), Pat.Bk 11:37

SAMUEL HARROWELL {of Prince George Co.} patented 218 acres of new land, on the North side of Nottoway River, above the mouth of Horsepen Branch, 25 Shillings. Beginning at an oak upon the bank of the river above the mouth of the Horsepen branch ... north forty degrees, west one hundred and eighty poles to a corner ___ west twelve degrees, South 200 poles to a Red Oak upon the bank of the river. {This land was surveyed for Samuel 10/29/1715} 

6/22/1722:             Prince George County (later Dinwiddie) - PB 11:113

JOHN HARROWELL of Prince George County ... 183 acres of new land on the North side of the Nottoway River adjoining his father SAMUEL HARROWELL {of Prince George Co.}. 20 Shillings. 

11/01/1722:         Prince George County Records 1713-28, Part 5:760

Survey for MARK HARROWELL, son of SAMUEL HARROWELL {of Prince George Co.}, 338 acres in Prince George County {later Dinwiddie} on the north side of the Nottoway River. {338 acres patented 8 years later to Mark Harwell 9/28/1730 PB 14:17} 

11/10/1722:         Prince George County, surveyed by Robert Bolling {later Brunswick Co.}

Survey of 180 acres on both sides of Sturgeon Run for SAMUEL HARROWELL, Thomas Loyd, Gabriel Harrison. 1736 deed from Thomas Loyd to Thomas Loyd, Jr., mentions land on Nottoway River and Sturgeon Creek at Gabriel Harrison's corner and line of SAMUEL HARROWELL. Patented 9/28/1728 to Samuel PB 14:69 

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These two tracts are in Dinwiddie County adjacent to a tract belonging to Samuel Harwell that I haven't located. Otterdam Run is in Dinwiddie County, whereas Otterdam Swamp is in Greensville County. 

August 17, 1725:       Patent Book 12:273               216 acres of new land

To Abraham Cocke of Prince George County, for 25 shillings … 216 acres of new land on the South side of Otterdam Run adjoining SAMUEL HARROWELL's line in the same county, and bounded as followeth: 

- BEGINNING at SAMUEL HALLOWELL's {sic} upper corner upon the said Run, thence

- East 40° South 80 poles to his {Samuel's} corner red oak, thence

- South 15° East 46 poles to a shrub white oak, thence

- West 30° South 324 poles to a corner red oak by the side of a small branch, thence

- West 12° North 50 poles to a corner poplar in the mouth of the said branch, thence

- Down Otterdam Run as it meanders to the BEGINNING 

September 28, 1728       Patent Book 13:369       400 acres of new land

To Thomas Clemmonds of Prince George County ... for 44 shillings … 400 acres of new land in Prince George County bounded as followeth:

- BEGINNING at a corner white oak between ABRAHAM COCK and SAMUEL HARROWELL, thence

- Along the said HARROWELL's line South 14° East 102 poles to GEORGE BOLLING's line, thence

- Along the same {Bolling's line} South 20° West 153 poles to his corner, thence

- West 32° South 220 poles to a corner, thence

- North 32° West 184 poles, thence

- East 32° North 100 poles, thence

- North 32° West 26 poles to ABRAHAM COCKE's upper corner, thence

- East 30° North 324 poles to the BEGINNING {at Cocke's and Harrowell's corner white oak} 

9/12/1726:       Prince George County Records, Part VI pg.922

Abraham Cocke of PG to Charles Hill of same, land on Otterdam Swamp {Run??} bounded by SAMUEL HARWELL, Coke's {probably Cocke} line. 100 acres for £5. Wit: Peter Wynne, John Mays. Rec 9/13/1726. 

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7/07/1726:             Patent Book 12:534

SAMUEL HARROWELL, Jr., son of THOMAS HARROWELL of Prince George County, 228 acres of new land in Brunswick Co., on the South side of Nottaway River, opposite to his uncle SAMUEL HARROWELL's {Prince George} plantation. Originally surveyed 11/12/1722.  

10/31/1726:       Patent Book 13:68

William Read (of Brunswick) .... 369a. on south side of Sturgeon Run.

1. Begin at a corner hiccory of Gabriel Harrison's (actually Samuel Harrowell's) line.

2. along his line S 25 W, 52 p. to a large white oak.

3. S 11 E, 140 p. to a white oak.

4. E 7 N, 200 p. to a corner in the midst of several trees chopt inwards.

5. N 6 E, 234 p. to a white oak on Sturgeon Creek.

6. up the creek as it meanders to the beginning. 

10/31/1726:         Patent Book 13:62

Thomas Loyd patented 294 acres new land in Brunswick County ... South side of Nottoway River on lower side of Sturgeon Creek ...

1. Begin at Gabriel Harrison's  corner dogwood on lower side of the Beaverpond Branch. (note - GH's patent refers to this as the Reedy Beaverpond Branch)

2. along his headline to the headline of Samuel Harrowell E 3 S,  214 p. to his (Loyd's corner on Samuel Harrowells' line.  (interesting that Loyd recognizes Sam's presence even though he did not get his patent until 1728)

3. S 3 W, 146 p. to a corner shrub white oak.

4. W 3 N, 330 p. to a white oak on Beaverpond Branch.

5. down said Beaverpond Branch as it meanders to the beginning. 

7/24/1727:             Bristol Parish Vestry Book, pg.25

At a vestry held at the ferry Chapple. By order of Henrico County Court dated ye 3rd July 1727 for processioning … And further it is ordered by Vertue of an order of Prince George County Court bareing date 11th July 1727 and in obedience to the said ordered to procession lands on the South Side of Bristol Parish … Ordered that David Walker and SAMUEL HARWELL procession from the County line  to lickingplace branch on nottoway River including buck skin. Ordered that Thomas Jones son of Peter Jones procession from lickingplace branch up nottoway to the Extent. … Page 30: The Bounds of Mr. David Walker and SAMUEL HARWELL Processioned except John Raybors and Charles Rabors. The Bounds of William Davis and Thomas Jones Processioned the parties concerned being present. 

10/13/1727:         Prince George County; PB 13:272

Patented to John Raybourn of Prince George County, 695 acres of new land on the North side of Nottoway River ... Below Gabrill Harrison ... Adj. Henry Bayliss, JOHN HARROWELL and SAMUEL HARROWELL's lines ... 300 acres part granted him by former patent ... 40 shillings {MHF Note: This land is west of the Harwell tracts, and was "vested in" Thomas Hardaway by 1748 per PB 26:598-599 - Why?} 

9/28/1728:             Patent Bk 13:350 

Thomas Wright Sparrow (of Surry County)... 301a. on the north side of Sturgeon Run.  (Updated, corrected  version)

1. Begin at a corner oak of Charles King's corner on north side of Sturgeon Run.

2. along Kings lin