Betsy (?)1

F, #91, b. 1790
Last Edited=25 Jan 2020
Relationship
4th great-grandmother of Steven Harn Redman
Charts
Linked Pedigree for Steven Harn Redman
     Betsy (?) was born in 1790 at Westchester Co., New York. She married John Willets in 1811.
     Her married name was Willets.

Child of Betsy (?) and John Willets

Citations

  1. [S99] Paul Bradley Purdy, A branch of the Purdy family descending from David and Eliza Ann Purdy with David's line from Francis Purdy of Fairfield 1595-1658, pg 6 (Flint, Michigan: Purdy self-published, c1962). Hereinafter cited as The David Purdy Family.

Francis (1) Purdy

M, #92, b. circa 1595, d. circa 1658
Last Edited=4 May 2020
Relationship
9th great-grandfather of Steven Harn Redman
Charts
Linked Pedigree for Steven Harn Redman
     Francis (1) Purdy was born circa 1595 at York, England.1 He was born circa 1616 at England.2 He married Mary Elizabeth Brundage, daughter of John Brundage and Rachel Hubbard, in 1642. Francis (1) Purdy died circa 1658 at Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut. He was buried at Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 03 May 2020), memorial page for Francis Purdy (1616–4 Oct 1658), Find a Grave Memorial no. 142864087; Maintained by MarshaPG (contributor 47641270) Unknown.
     Francis Purdy left Yorkshire, England, with two of his sons and crossed the Atlantic, settling at Concord, Massachusetts. He was among the first settlers of Fairfield, Connecticut, where he and his wife Mary were residing by at least 1644. He negotiated and witnessed the land agreement between the town of Fairfield and the Poquannock Indians in 1657, and died the following year in Fairfield. Edward E. Atwater, et al., History of the Colony of New Haven to its Absorption into Connecticut (Meriden, Conn: Journal Publishing Company, 1902), 670; Clayton C. Purdy and Robert J. Purdy, Gilbert Purdy: His Ancestors and Descendants (Syosset, NY: C. C. Purdy, 1990), 14; New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record (New York: New York Genealogical and Biographical Society), vol. 20 (1889), 133; Donald Lines Jacobus, History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield (2 vols., Fairfield, Connecticut: Clearfield, 1930-32; reprinted in 3 vols., Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co, 2007), vol. 1, 108.

Died: 1658Francis died in October of 1658. Probate documents exist in CT archives. There was a "great sickness" in Fairfield at that time so a number of people died. Mary Brundish was christened 10 Dec 1628; not birth date. She did not have a middle name Elizabeth. The Elizabeth part seems to have originated with the book on Fairfield history "Historie of Fairfield" Vol 1 1889 p324-326 by Elizabeth Hubbel Schenk, who got the date right but added to the name. The christening record appears in Partridge's transcription of the St. Mary Elm parish documents, but it does not appear on the microfische or microfilm of the parish record book. Transcriptions include loose pages and other material that are part of the church records but that may not be part of the book that is photographed. Mary had a brother James christened at the same church. The church is still actively used and is located on Elm street (hence the name) in the southwestern corner of downtown Ipswich. Some of the inner door is said to date from Norman times. The use of two given names is very rare before the mid 1700's. Her family name was Brundish, but it became corrupted through phonetic spelling to Brundage by the time her brother's children were adults, and has been Brundage ever since.

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/142864087/francis-purdy#source. Came to America from Yorkshire, England. Moved first to Concord, Massachusetts. Moved to Westchester Co., New York about 1640. History & Genealogy of Families of Old Fairfield. His Ancestral File Number is SQ3T-64, submitted by Elizabeth S. Andersen & Robert E. Nessle.

Children of Francis (1) Purdy and Mary Elizabeth Brundage

Citations

  1. [S100] Paul Bradley Purdy, A branch of the Purdy family descending from David and Eliza Ann Purdy with David's line from Francis Purdy of Fairfield 1595-1658, pg 1 (Flint, Michigan: Purdy self-published, c1962). Hereinafter cited as The David Purdy Family.
  2. [S1836] Clayton C. Purdy, Henry Purdy, His Ancestors and His Descendants, born Westchester, N.Y., 1744 died Nova Scotia, 1826, 2 of 12 (5323 Heatherstone Dr., Baton Rouge, LA 70808: Oracle Press, Ltd., 1985), pg 6. Hereinafter cited as Henry Purdy, His Ancestors and His Descendants.

Mary Elizabeth Brundage

F, #93, b. 1628, d. 15 September 1684
Last Edited=4 May 2020
Relationship
9th great-grandmother of Steven Harn Redman
Charts
Linked Pedigree for Steven Harn Redman
     Mary Elizabeth Brundage was born circa 1616.1 She was born in 1628 at Ipswich, Suffolk, England.2 She was the daughter of John Brundage and Rachel Hubbard. Mary Elizabeth Brundage married Francis (1) Purdy in 1642. Mary Elizabeth Brundage married John Hoit, son of Simon Hoit and Joan Stoodley, circa 1659.2 Mary Elizabeth Brundage died on 15 September 1684 at Rye, Westchester Co., New York. She was buried Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 04 May 2020), memorial page for Mary Brundage/Brundish Hoyt (10 Dec 1628–15 Sep 1684), Find a Grave Memorial no. 142935565; Maintained by MarshaPG (contributor 47641270) Unknown.
     Mary Elizabeth Brundage was also known as Brundish.2 As of circa 1659,her married name was Hoit. Her married name was Purdy. Her Ancestral File Number is SQ3T-79, submitted by Elizabeth S. Andersen.

Children of Mary Elizabeth Brundage and Francis (1) Purdy

Child of Mary Elizabeth Brundage and John Hoit

Citations

  1. [S100] Paul Bradley Purdy, A branch of the Purdy family descending from David and Eliza Ann Purdy with David's line from Francis Purdy of Fairfield 1595-1658, pg 1 (Flint, Michigan: Purdy self-published, c1962). Hereinafter cited as The David Purdy Family.
  2. [S1836] Clayton C. Purdy, Henry Purdy, His Ancestors and His Descendants, born Westchester, N.Y., 1744 died Nova Scotia, 1826, 2 of 12 (5323 Heatherstone Dr., Baton Rouge, LA 70808: Oracle Press, Ltd., 1985), pg 6. Hereinafter cited as Henry Purdy, His Ancestors and His Descendants.

John Purdy

M, #94, b. circa 1651, d. circa 1678
Last Edited=4 May 2020
Relationships
8th great-granduncle of Steven Harn Redman
Son of Francis (1) Purdy
     John Purdy was born circa 1648 at Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut.1 He was born circa 1651.2 He was the son of Francis (1) Purdy and Mary Elizabeth Brundage. John Purdy married Elizabeth Brown, daughter of John Hoit and Mary Elizabeth Brundage.1 John Purdy died circa 1678 at Rye, Westchester Co., New York.3,1 He was buried at Milton Cemetery, Rye, Westchester Co., New York, Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 04 May 2020), memorial page for John Purdy (1646–1678), Find a Grave Memorial no. 176860992, citing Milton Cemetery, Rye, Westchester County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Memerizion (contributor 48072664) .
     His Ancestral File Number is SQ3T-8G.

Child of John Purdy and Elizabeth Brown

Citations

  1. [S1836] Clayton C. Purdy, Henry Purdy, His Ancestors and His Descendants, born Westchester, N.Y., 1744 died Nova Scotia, 1826, 2 of 12 (5323 Heatherstone Dr., Baton Rouge, LA 70808: Oracle Press, Ltd., 1985), pg 6. Hereinafter cited as Henry Purdy, His Ancestors and His Descendants.
  2. [S102] Elizabeth S. Anderson, compiler, "Ancestral File Number SQ3T-8G, submitted by Elizabeth S Andersen"; for John Purdy, Ancestral File, 4.19 Family History Library - SLC, 35 North West Temple St., Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., Utah. Hereinafter cited as "AFN."
  3. [S101] Paul Bradley Purdy, A branch of the Purdy family descending from David and Eliza Ann Purdy with David's line from Francis Purdy of Fairfield 1595-1658, pg 1-2 (Flint, Michigan: Purdy self-published, c1962). Hereinafter cited as The David Purdy Family.

Francis Purdy Jr.

M, #95, b. circa 1650, d. between 1722 and 1725
Last Edited=10 Apr 2020
Relationships
8th great-granduncle of Steven Harn Redman
Son of Francis (1) Purdy
     Francis Purdy Jr. was born circa 1650 at Fairfield, Herkimer Co., New York.1,2 He was the son of Francis (1) Purdy and Mary Elizabeth Brundage. Francis Purdy Jr. married Mary Lane, daughter of George Lane and female (?), circa 1675. Francis Purdy Jr. died between 1722 and 1725.1
     History & Genealogy of Families of Old Fairfield.

Child of Francis Purdy Jr. and Mary Lane

Citations

  1. [S103] Paul Bradley Purdy, A branch of the Purdy family descending from David and Eliza Ann Purdy with David's line from Francis Purdy of Fairfield 1595-1658, pg 2 (Flint, Michigan: Purdy self-published, c1962). Hereinafter cited as The David Purdy Family.
  2. [S1836] Clayton C. Purdy, Henry Purdy, His Ancestors and His Descendants, born Westchester, N.Y., 1744 died Nova Scotia, 1826, 2 of 12 (5323 Heatherstone Dr., Baton Rouge, LA 70808: Oracle Press, Ltd., 1985), pg 6. Hereinafter cited as Henry Purdy, His Ancestors and His Descendants.

Mary Purdy1

F, #96, b. circa 1657
Last Edited=24 Jul 2007
Relationships
8th great-grandaunt of Steven Harn Redman
Daughter of Francis (1) Purdy
     Mary Purdy was born circa 1657 at Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut.2 She was the daughter of Francis (1) Purdy and Mary Elizabeth Brundage. Mary Purdy married Deliverance Brown before 1678 at Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut.3
     Her married name was Brown. Her Ancestral File Number is G9XJ-9Q.

Citations

  1. [S103] Paul Bradley Purdy, A branch of the Purdy family descending from David and Eliza Ann Purdy with David's line from Francis Purdy of Fairfield 1595-1658, pg 2 (Flint, Michigan: Purdy self-published, c1962). Hereinafter cited as The David Purdy Family.
  2. [S104] Unknown compiler, compiler, "Ancestral File Number G9XJ-9Q, had five separate submitters"; for Mary Purdy, Ancestral File, 4.19 Family History Library - SLC, 35 North West Temple St., Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., Utah.
  3. [S1836] Clayton C. Purdy, Henry Purdy, His Ancestors and His Descendants, born Westchester, N.Y., 1744 died Nova Scotia, 1826, 2 of 12 (5323 Heatherstone Dr., Baton Rouge, LA 70808: Oracle Press, Ltd., 1985), pg 6. Hereinafter cited as Henry Purdy, His Ancestors and His Descendants.

Daniel Purdy1

M, #97
Last Edited=11 Jun 2001
Relationships
8th great-granduncle of Steven Harn Redman
Son of Francis (1) Purdy
     Daniel Purdy was the son of Francis (1) Purdy and Mary Elizabeth Brundage.
     The cause of death was died in infancy.

Citations

  1. [S103] Paul Bradley Purdy, A branch of the Purdy family descending from David and Eliza Ann Purdy with David's line from Francis Purdy of Fairfield 1595-1658, pg 2 (Flint, Michigan: Purdy self-published, c1962). Hereinafter cited as The David Purdy Family.

Elizabeth Brown

F, #98, b. 1 August 1647
Last Edited=4 May 2020
Relationship
8th great-grandaunt of Steven Harn Redman
     Elizabeth Brown was baptized on 1 August 1647 at Connecticut.1 She was the daughter of John Hoit and Mary Elizabeth Brundage. Elizabeth Brown married John Purdy, son of Francis (1) Purdy and Mary Elizabeth Brundage.2 Elizabeth Brown was buried at Milton Cemetery, Rye, Westchester Co., New York, Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 04 May 2020), memorial page for Elizabeth Brown Purdy (1 Aug 1647–unknown), Find a Grave Memorial no. 176861246, citing Milton Cemetery, Rye, Westchester County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Memerizion (contributor 48072664) .
     Her married name was Purdy. Will of Elizabeth (BROWN) PURDY refers to "My father, John Hoit".

Child of Elizabeth Brown and John Purdy

Citations

  1. [S101] Paul Bradley Purdy, A branch of the Purdy family descending from David and Eliza Ann Purdy with David's line from Francis Purdy of Fairfield 1595-1658, pg 1-2 (Flint, Michigan: Purdy self-published, c1962). Hereinafter cited as The David Purdy Family.
  2. [S1836] Clayton C. Purdy, Henry Purdy, His Ancestors and His Descendants, born Westchester, N.Y., 1744 died Nova Scotia, 1826, 2 of 12 (5323 Heatherstone Dr., Baton Rouge, LA 70808: Oracle Press, Ltd., 1985), pg 6. Hereinafter cited as Henry Purdy, His Ancestors and His Descendants.

Deliverance Brown1

M, #99, b. circa 1652
Last Edited=24 Jul 2007
     Deliverance Brown was born circa 1652 at Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut.2 He married Mary Purdy, daughter of Francis (1) Purdy and Mary Elizabeth Brundage, before 1678 at Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut.3
     His Ancestral File Number is RKMP-6T.

Citations

  1. [S103] Paul Bradley Purdy, A branch of the Purdy family descending from David and Eliza Ann Purdy with David's line from Francis Purdy of Fairfield 1595-1658, pg 2 (Flint, Michigan: Purdy self-published, c1962). Hereinafter cited as The David Purdy Family.
  2. [S105] Gordon Hillman, compiler, "Ancestral File Number RKMP-6T, submitted by Gordon Hillman"; for Deliverance Brown, Ancestral File, 4.19 Family History Library - SLC, 35 North West Temple St., Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., Utah.
  3. [S1836] Clayton C. Purdy, Henry Purdy, His Ancestors and His Descendants, born Westchester, N.Y., 1744 died Nova Scotia, 1826, 2 of 12 (5323 Heatherstone Dr., Baton Rouge, LA 70808: Oracle Press, Ltd., 1985), pg 6. Hereinafter cited as Henry Purdy, His Ancestors and His Descendants.

Margaret Purdy1

F, #100
Last Edited=23 Aug 1997
Relationships
4th great-grandaunt of Steven Harn Redman
3rd great-granddaughter of Francis (1) Purdy
     Margaret Purdy was the daughter of Ebenezer Purdy and Eunice Purdy. Margaret Purdy married Nehmiah Lounsbury on 19 June 1824.
     Her married name was Lounsbury.

Citations

  1. [S106] Paul Bradley Purdy, A branch of the Purdy family descending from David and Eliza Ann Purdy with David's line from Francis Purdy of Fairfield 1595-1658, pg 3 (Flint, Michigan: Purdy self-published, c1962). Hereinafter cited as The David Purdy Family.

Susanna Purdy

F, #101, b. 1 April 1793
Last Edited=11 Apr 1999
Relationships
4th great-grandaunt of Steven Harn Redman
3rd great-granddaughter of Francis (1) Purdy
     Susanna Purdy was born on 1 April 1793.1 She was the daughter of Ebenezer Purdy and Eunice Purdy.

Citations

  1. [S107] Paul Bradley Purdy, A branch of the Purdy family descending from David and Eliza Ann Purdy with David's line from Francis Purdy of Fairfield 1595-1658, pg 4 (Flint, Michigan: Purdy self-published, c1962). Hereinafter cited as The David Purdy Family.

Moses Purdy

M, #102, b. 7 July 1795
Last Edited=11 Apr 1999
Relationships
4th great-granduncle of Steven Harn Redman
3rd great-grandson of Francis (1) Purdy
     Moses Purdy was born on 7 July 1795.1 He was the son of Ebenezer Purdy and Eunice Purdy.

Citations

  1. [S107] Paul Bradley Purdy, A branch of the Purdy family descending from David and Eliza Ann Purdy with David's line from Francis Purdy of Fairfield 1595-1658, pg 4 (Flint, Michigan: Purdy self-published, c1962). Hereinafter cited as The David Purdy Family.

Emery Purdy

M, #103, b. 13 July 1797, d. 30 March 1863
Last Edited=3 May 2020
Relationships
4th great-granduncle of Steven Harn Redman
3rd great-grandson of Francis (1) Purdy
     Emery Purdy married Romeyn (?) Emery Purdy was born on 13 July 1797 at Westchester Co., New York.1 He was the son of Ebenezer Purdy and Eunice Purdy. Emery Purdy died on 30 March 1863 at New York Co., New York, at age 65. He was buried at Green-wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings Co., New York, Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 03 March 2020), memorial page for Emery Purdy (13 Jul 1797–30 Mar 1863), Find A Grave Memorial no. 29378569, citing Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA ; Maintained by BKGeni (contributor 46895980) .

Citations

  1. [S107] Paul Bradley Purdy, A branch of the Purdy family descending from David and Eliza Ann Purdy with David's line from Francis Purdy of Fairfield 1595-1658, pg 4 (Flint, Michigan: Purdy self-published, c1962). Hereinafter cited as The David Purdy Family.

Charlotte Purdy

F, #104, b. 1 January 1808, d. 10 January 1894
Last Edited=3 Mar 2020
Relationships
4th great-grandaunt of Steven Harn Redman
3rd great-granddaughter of Francis (1) Purdy
     Charlotte Purdy was born on 1 January 1808 at New York Co., New York.1 She was the daughter of Ebenezer Purdy and Eunice Purdy. Charlotte Purdy married Henry Trowbridge on 28 February 1829 at New York. Charlotte Purdy died on 10 January 1894 at Brooklyn, Kings Co., New York, at age 86.1 She was buried at Saint George Church Cemetery, Astoria, Queens Co., New York, Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 03 March 2020), memorial page for Charlotte Purdy Trowbridge (1 Jan 1808–10 Jan 1894), Find A Grave Memorial no. 13510954, citing Saint George Church Cemetery, Astoria, Queens County, New York, USA ; Maintained by sorabji (contributor 46823572) .
     Her married name was Trowbridge.

Child of Charlotte Purdy and Henry Trowbridge

Citations

  1. [S107] Paul Bradley Purdy, A branch of the Purdy family descending from David and Eliza Ann Purdy with David's line from Francis Purdy of Fairfield 1595-1658, pg 4 (Flint, Michigan: Purdy self-published, c1962). Hereinafter cited as The David Purdy Family.

Nehmiah Lounsbury1

M, #105
Last Edited=23 Aug 1997
     Nehmiah Lounsbury married Margaret Purdy, daughter of Ebenezer Purdy and Eunice Purdy, on 19 June 1824.

Citations

  1. [S106] Paul Bradley Purdy, A branch of the Purdy family descending from David and Eliza Ann Purdy with David's line from Francis Purdy of Fairfield 1595-1658, pg 3 (Flint, Michigan: Purdy self-published, c1962). Hereinafter cited as The David Purdy Family.

Romeyn (?)1

F, #106
Last Edited=27 Nov 2000
     Romeyn (?) married Emery Purdy, son of Ebenezer Purdy and Eunice Purdy.
     Her married name was Purdy.

Citations

  1. [S107] Paul Bradley Purdy, A branch of the Purdy family descending from David and Eliza Ann Purdy with David's line from Francis Purdy of Fairfield 1595-1658, pg 4 (Flint, Michigan: Purdy self-published, c1962). Hereinafter cited as The David Purdy Family.

Henry Trowbridge

M, #107, b. 28 September 1798, d. 25 May 1859
Last Edited=3 Mar 2020
     Henry Trowbridge was born on 28 September 1798 at Bedford, Westchester Co., New York.1 He married Charlotte Purdy, daughter of Ebenezer Purdy and Eunice Purdy, on 28 February 1829 at New York. Henry Trowbridge died on 25 May 1859 at New York, New York Co., New York, at age 60.1 He was buried at Saint George Church Cemetery, Astoria, Queens Co., New York, Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 03 March 2020), memorial page for Henry Trowbridge (28 Sep 1797–25 May 1859), Find A Grave Memorial no. 13510953, citing Saint George Church Cemetery, Astoria, Queens County, New York, USA ; Maintained by sorabji (contributor 46823572) .

Child of Henry Trowbridge and Charlotte Purdy

Citations

  1. [S107] Paul Bradley Purdy, A branch of the Purdy family descending from David and Eliza Ann Purdy with David's line from Francis Purdy of Fairfield 1595-1658, pg 4 (Flint, Michigan: Purdy self-published, c1962). Hereinafter cited as The David Purdy Family.

Corrilla Harn

F, #108, b. 16 June 1791, d. 30 May 1882
Last Edited=9 Sep 2011
Relationships
1st cousin 4 times removed of Steven Harn Redman
Granddaughter of John Hearn
     Corrilla Harn was born on 16 June 1791 at Fairview Farm, Carroll Co., Maryland.1,2 She was the daughter of Caleb Harn and Sally Davis. Corrilla Harn married James Douty on 9 July 1809 at Maryland.3,2 Corrilla Harn died on 30 May 1882 at Maryland at age 90.1,2
     Marriage License for James Douty and Corrella dated Jul 4, 1809. Her married name was Douty. Ellen Dorcas Harn Manuscript.

Children of Corrilla Harn and James Douty

Citations

  1. [S108] B. Esther (Oviedo) Harn, "E.B. Harn Sheets, FHL film 1036595, # 17,211-213,215-217", Feb 1977 (18921 Knapp St., Northridge, CA 91324). Hereinafter cited as "E.B. Harn Sheets, FHL film 1036595."
  2. [S1714] Esther Oviedo-McCulley, From Heron to Harn - The Family Genealogy (Temecula, California: Omega Print and Copy Center, Sep 2000), pg. 158. Hereinafter cited as From Heron to Harn - The Family Genealogy.
  3. [S85] Margaret E. Myers, compiler, Marriage Licenses of Frederick Co 1778-1810, pg 64 (Silver Spring, Maryland: Family Line Publications, 1987). Hereinafter cited as Marriage Licenses of Frederick County, Maryland.

Thomas Sillingsby Harn

M, #109, b. 3 June 1794, d. 28 June 1871
Last Edited=18 Nov 2013
Relationships
1st cousin 4 times removed of Steven Harn Redman
Grandson of John Hearn
     Thomas Sillingsby Harn was born on 3 June 1794 at Fairview Farm, Carroll Co., Maryland.1,2 He was the son of Caleb Harn and Sally Davis. Thomas Sillingsby Harn married Priscilla Fleming on 3 November 1814.2 Thomas Sillingsby Harn married Mary Miller circa 1851.3,2 Thomas Sillingsby Harn died on 28 June 1871 at Masontown, Fayette Co., Pennsylvania, at age 77.1,2 He died on 28 June 1882 at age 88.3
     In the book WAR OF 1812 PENSIONERS, Volume I: A-I, Transcribed by Virgil D. White, published in 1992, (FHL US/CAN 973 M22i 1992), page 928:
Thomas S. Harn served with Captain Peter Hertzog's Company of Pennsylvania Militia as a Private. His wife Mary, had widow certificate number 32664.

Children of Thomas Sillingsby Harn and Priscilla Fleming

Children of Thomas Sillingsby Harn and Mary Miller

Citations

  1. [S109] B. Esther (Oviedo) Harn, "E.B. Harn Sheets, FHL film 1036595, # 17,198-202,210", Feb 1977 (18921 Knapp St., Northridge, CA 91324). Hereinafter cited as "E.B. Harn Sheets, FHL film 1036595."
  2. [S1714] Esther Oviedo-McCulley, From Heron to Harn - The Family Genealogy (Temecula, California: Omega Print and Copy Center, Sep 2000), pg. 158. Hereinafter cited as From Heron to Harn - The Family Genealogy.
  3. [S1746] SL Patterson.com Family History, online http://slpatterson.com. Hereinafter cited as SL Patterson.com Family History.
  4. [S1714] Esther Oviedo-McCulley, From Heron to Harn - The Family Genealogy, pg. 159.

Otho Harn1

M, #110, b. circa 1788
Last Edited=16 Jan 2005
Relationships
1st cousin 4 times removed of Steven Harn Redman
Grandson of John Hearn
     Otho Harn was born circa 1788. He was the son of Caleb Harn and Sally Davis.

Citations

  1. [S110] B. Esther (Oviedo) Harn, "E.B. Harn Sheets, FHL film 1036595, # 17", Feb 1977 (18921 Knapp St., Northridge, CA 91324). Hereinafter cited as "E.B. Harn Sheets, FHL film 1036595."

Charlotte Hay

F, #111, b. 24 July 1799, d. 3 August 1867
Last Edited=28 Jan 2020
     Charlotte Hay was born on 24 July 1799 at Baltimore, Baltimore City Co., Maryland.1,2 She was baptized abt 06 Oct 1799/1800.3 She was the daughter of Johannes (John) Hay and Barbara Mayer. Charlotte Hay was born on 6 October 1799.2 She was born on 6 October 1800.2 She married John (II) Harn, son of Caleb Harn and Sally Davis, circa 1819 at Maryland.2 Charlotte Hay died on 3 August 1867 at age 68; Record says she died 03Aug1867, but gravestone engraved with 25Jul1867, which is the month and day of her birth.3,2 She was buried at Harn Family Cemetery, Harvest Hills, Frederick Co., Maryland, Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 28 January 2020), memorial page for Charlotte Hay Harn (unknown–25 Jul 1867), Find A Grave Memorial no. 146517024, citing Harn Family Cemetery, Harvest Hills, Frederick County, Maryland, USA ; Maintained by Bryan Main (contributor 47085239) .
     Her married name was Harn. They also had five children who died in infancy.

Children of Charlotte Hay and John (II) Harn

Citations

  1. [S53] Ellen Dorcas Harn, Steven Harn Redman, 2633 N. 1600 E., Layton, Davis Co., UT.
  2. [S1714] Esther Oviedo-McCulley, From Heron to Harn - The Family Genealogy (Temecula, California: Omega Print and Copy Center, Sep 2000), pg. 158. Hereinafter cited as From Heron to Harn - The Family Genealogy.
  3. [S111] B. Esther (Oviedo) Harn, "E.B. Harn Sheets, FHL film 1036595, # 17,186", Feb 1977 (18921 Knapp St., Northridge, CA 91324). Hereinafter cited as "E.B. Harn Sheets, FHL film 1036595."

James Douty

M, #112, d. 24 February 1847
Last Edited=9 Sep 2011
     James Douty married Corrilla Harn, daughter of Caleb Harn and Sally Davis, on 9 July 1809 at Maryland.1,2 James Douty died on 24 February 1847.3,2
     James Douty was a Blacksmith. Ellen Dorcas Harn Manuscript. Owned a valuable slave, Josh, who went way of underground railroad.

Children of James Douty and Corrilla Harn

Citations

  1. [S85] Margaret E. Myers, compiler, Marriage Licenses of Frederick Co 1778-1810, pg 64 (Silver Spring, Maryland: Family Line Publications, 1987). Hereinafter cited as Marriage Licenses of Frederick County, Maryland.
  2. [S1714] Esther Oviedo-McCulley, From Heron to Harn - The Family Genealogy (Temecula, California: Omega Print and Copy Center, Sep 2000), pg. 158. Hereinafter cited as From Heron to Harn - The Family Genealogy.
  3. [S108] B. Esther (Oviedo) Harn, "E.B. Harn Sheets, FHL film 1036595, # 17,211-213,215-217", Feb 1977 (18921 Knapp St., Northridge, CA 91324). Hereinafter cited as "E.B. Harn Sheets, FHL film 1036595."

Priscilla Fleming1

F, #113, b. 22 June 1799, d. 30 June 1849
Last Edited=18 Nov 2013
     Priscilla Fleming was born on 22 June 1799.2,3 She married Thomas Sillingsby Harn, son of Caleb Harn and Sally Davis, on 3 November 1814.3 Priscilla Fleming died on 30 June 1849 at Millsboro, Fayette Co., Pennsylvania, at age 50.2,1,3
     As of 3 November 1814,her married name was Harn.

Children of Priscilla Fleming and Thomas Sillingsby Harn

Citations

  1. [S1746] SL Patterson.com Family History, online http://slpatterson.com. Hereinafter cited as SL Patterson.com Family History.
  2. [S109] B. Esther (Oviedo) Harn, "E.B. Harn Sheets, FHL film 1036595, # 17,198-202,210", Feb 1977 (18921 Knapp St., Northridge, CA 91324). Hereinafter cited as "E.B. Harn Sheets, FHL film 1036595."
  3. [S1714] Esther Oviedo-McCulley, From Heron to Harn - The Family Genealogy (Temecula, California: Omega Print and Copy Center, Sep 2000), pg. 158. Hereinafter cited as From Heron to Harn - The Family Genealogy.

George Upton Harn

M, #114, b. 30 July 1820, d. 29 December 1862
Last Edited=12 Mar 2018
Relationships
2nd cousin 3 times removed of Steven Harn Redman
Great-grandson of John Hearn
George Upton Harn
     George Upton Harn was born on 30 July 1820 at Frederick Co., Maryland.1,2 He was the son of John (II) Harn and Charlotte Hay. George Upton Harn married Mary Ann Bricker, daughter of Joseph Bricker and Barbara Young, on 27 March 1851 at Carlisle, Ohio.1,3 George Upton Harn died on 29 December 1862 at Vicksburg, Warren Co., Mississippi, at age 42.4,1,3 He was buried at Federal Cemetery, Vicksburg, Warren Co., Mississippi.4
     George Upton Harn was a Preacher, Shoe Business. The cause of death was mortally shot in thigh. Ellen Dorcas Harn Manuscript. Died as a Captain in the Civil War.

Following from HISTORY OF WAYNE COUNTY OHIO, Volume I, 1910, published by B.F. Bowen & Company, Indianapolis, Indiana, page 265.
The Church of God denomination was organized in Wooster, Ohio in May 1848, by Elder A. Medgrew, with a membership of but sixteen persons. Rev. G.U. Harn commenced his labors as pastor in April, 1851.

Following from HISTORY OF WAYNE COUNTY OHIO, Volume I, 1910, published by B.F. Bowen & Company, Indianapolis, Indiana, page 229-230.
The Sixteenth Ohio Regiment for three years' service was organized at Camp Tiffin, near Wooster, October 2, 1861. The regimental camp was located in Quimby Grove, a short distance northwest of the present site of Wooster University. Five companies for this regiment were recruited in Wayne county, commanded respectively by Eli W. Botsford, Hamilton Richeson, Samuel Smith, George U. Harn and A.S. McClure.
The regiment moved to Camp Dennison November 27, 1861, and remained there until December 19th, when it was ordered to Lexington, Kentucky. After a toilsome march of sixteen days through a rough mountain region, the command reached the Ohio at Greensburg, Kentucky, October 3, 1862. The regiment was ordered to Charleston, West Virginia, and from thence to Memphis, Tennessee, to join General Sherman's command, then being organized for the capture of Vicksburg. In December Sherman's forces moved down the Mississippi in transports, arriving at the mouth of the Yazoo on Christmas day. On December 28th the enemy was driven out of his line of rifle pits in front of the bluffs, and on the 29th of December General Morgan's division was ordered to assault them. The position of the Confederates was impregnable and the assault was disastrous. The Sixteenth lost very heavily. Capt. G.U. Harn was killed. The regiment lost in this engagement three hundred and eleven officers and men killed, wounded and captured.5


Children of George Upton Harn and Mary Ann Bricker

Citations

  1. [S112] B. Esther (Oviedo) Harn, "E.B. Harn Sheets, FHL film 1036595, # 186,187,189", Feb 1977 (18921 Knapp St., Northridge, CA 913243). Hereinafter cited as "E.B. Harn Sheets, FHL film 1036595."
  2. [S1714] Esther Oviedo-McCulley, From Heron to Harn - The Family Genealogy (Temecula, California: Omega Print and Copy Center, Sep 2000), pg. 158, 164
    . Hereinafter cited as From Heron to Harn - The Family Genealogy.
  3. [S1714] Esther Oviedo-McCulley, From Heron to Harn - The Family Genealogy, pg. 164.
  4. [S113] Letter from Nancy Louise (Perry) Harn (6721 S. 66th E. Ave.,Tulsa, OK) to Steven Harn Redman, 20 May 1991; Steven Harn Redman (2633 N. 1600 E., Layton, Davis Co., UT).
  5. [S1794] Ben Douglass, History of Wayne County, Ohio, from the Days of the
    History of Wayne County, Ohio, from the Days of the Pioneers and First Settlers to the Present Time
    (Indianapolis, Indiana: Robert Douglass, 1878), page 540-543. Hereinafter cited as History of Wayne County, Ohio.

Thomas Wesley Harn

M, #115, b. 30 August 1823, d. 19 September 1891
Last Edited=28 Jan 2020
Relationships
2nd cousin 3 times removed of Steven Harn Redman
Great-grandson of John Hearn
     Thomas Wesley Harn was born on 30 August 1823 at Frederick Co., Maryland.1,2 He was the son of John (II) Harn and Charlotte Hay. Thomas Wesley Harn was buried circa 1891 at West Falls, Frederick Co., Maryland. He died on 19 September 1891 at age 68.1,2 He was buried at Harn Family Cemetery, Harvest Hills, Frederick Co., Maryland, Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 28 January 2020), memorial page for Thomas W Harn (unknown–19 Sep 1891), Find A Grave Memorial no. 146516867, citing Harn Family Cemetery, Harvest Hills, Frederick County, Maryland, USA ; Maintained by Bryan Main (contributor 47085239) .
     Hist & Roster of MD Volunteers, War of 1861-5, Vol I,1898, pg 280:
In Civil War, was 1st Lt in Company B, 7th MD Regiment Volunteers. Enlisted on Aug 20, 1862, and discharged on May 31, 1865. Wounded in action, April 1, 1865, at Five Forks, VA. Ellen Dorcas Harn Manuscript. Never married.2

Citations

  1. [S114] B. Esther (Oviedo) Harn, "E.B. Harn Sheets, FHL film 1036595, # 186", Feb 1977 (18921 Knapp St., Northridge, CA 913243). Hereinafter cited as "E.B. Harn Sheets, FHL film 1036595."
  2. [S1714] Esther Oviedo-McCulley, From Heron to Harn - The Family Genealogy (Temecula, California: Omega Print and Copy Center, Sep 2000), pg. 158. Hereinafter cited as From Heron to Harn - The Family Genealogy.

Sarah Anne Harn1

F, #116, b. 30 May 1825, d. 4 February 1901
Last Edited=28 Jan 2020
Relationships
2nd cousin 3 times removed of Steven Harn Redman
Great-granddaughter of John Hearn
Sarah Ann Harn
(received photo in email from John Peter Harn on 15Jun2007)
     Sarah Anne Harn was born on 30 May 1825 at Frederick Co., Maryland.2,3 She was the daughter of John (II) Harn and Charlotte Hay. Sarah Anne Harn married Rev. Alvin Dighton Williams, son of Phineas Cromwell Williams and Mary Marilla Loomis, on 24 April 1850 at West Falls, Frederick Co., Maryland.4 Sarah Anne Harn died on 4 February 1901 at Kenesaw, Adams Co., Nebraska, at age 75.2,4 She was buried at Kenesaw Cemetery, Kenesaw, Adams Co., Nebraska, Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 28 January 2020), memorial page for Sarah Harn Williams (30 May 1825–4 Feb 1901), Find A Grave Memorial no. 63854083, citing Kenesaw Cemetery, Kenesaw, Adams County, Nebraska, USA ; Maintained by wvy (contributor 46555353) .
     Her married name was Williams. Ellen Dorcas Harn Manuscript. Pioneer settlers in Kenesaw, NE in 1873. Charter member in the Kenesaw Woman's Christian Temperance Union.

The following is from the book, PAST AND PRESENT OF ADAMS COUNTY, NEBRASKA, volume I, 1916, edited by Judge William R. Burton, page 376.
Dr. Alvin D. Williams and his wife Sarah Harn Williams, filled a very large place in the and intellectual life of the community. Mrs. Williams was born in Maryland in 1825 and died in Kenesaw, February 4, 1900. She was a woman of wide reading and at a period when it was unusual for girls to acquire more than the rudiments of an education. Miss Harn was a student at Cedar Hill Seminary in Southern Pennsylvania and afterwards a teacher.

Following from the book, ADAMS COUNTY: A STORY OF THE GREAT PLAINS, by Dorothy Weyer Creigh, 1972, published by Adams County-Hastings Centennial Commission, Hastings, Nebraska, page 13.
"Kenesaw was started in 1872, although four pre-emptors had taken claims in 1871, later selling their claims to the Burlington Railroad. The first permanent settlers there were Dr. and Mrs. A.D. Williams and their two youngsters, who lived for their first weeks there in a covered wagon box, setting up the cook stove outside in a kitchen bounded only by the horizon. Their first visitors were Pawnee Indians returning from a hunt on the upper Republican. Seeing the wagon perched on the prairie, they stopped and begged for food, the frightened Williams family giving them so much that they had to go back to Juniato the next day to replenish their larder. Other Pawnees and sometimes Omahas stopped later but were never again so successful."

The following is from the book, PAST AND PRESENT OF ADAMS COUNTY, NEBRASKA, volume I, 1916, edited by Judge William R. Burton, page 375-376.
The Free Will Baptist Church was organized November 13, 1883. The charter members were Rev. A.D. Williams, D.D., and wife, Sarah Harn Williams, James R. Currier, Lewis Currier, Lydia Currier, Kate Boley, Sarah J. Needham, Perry Hodges and Annie Currier. Dr. A.D. Williams, the clerk of the church, superintended the building, and raised the money to pay for the church with the exception of $200 which was appropriated for the purpose of assistance by the general conference at Minneapolis. This phase of co-operation in the Baptist denomination Doctor Williams took great interest in promoting, and he wrote a history of the movement in a volume entitled, "Four Years of Co-operation." This was the first church to be erected in Kenesaw. Doctor Williams was the first pastor.

Census

CensusDatePlace
Census27 June 1860Wasioga Twsp., Dodge Co., Minnesota

Children of Sarah Anne Harn and Rev. Alvin Dighton Williams

Citations

  1. [S116] Margaret E. Myers, compiler, Marriage Licenses of Frederick Co 1841-65, pg 103 (Silver Spring, Maryland: Family Line Publications, 1987). Hereinafter cited as Marriage Licenses of Frederick County, Maryland.
  2. [S115] B. Esther (Oviedo) Harn, "E.B. Harn Sheets, FHL film 1036595, # 190,191,193,194", Feb 1977 (18921 Knapp St., Northridge, CA 913243). Hereinafter cited as "E.B. Harn Sheets, FHL film 1036595."
  3. [S1714] Esther Oviedo-McCulley, From Heron to Harn - The Family Genealogy (Temecula, California: Omega Print and Copy Center, Sep 2000), pg. 158, 164. Hereinafter cited as From Heron to Harn - The Family Genealogy.
  4. [S1714] Esther Oviedo-McCulley, From Heron to Harn - The Family Genealogy, pg. 164.

Susan Caroline Harn

F, #117, b. 16 February 1827, d. 11 June 1902
Last Edited=28 Jan 2020
Relationships
2nd cousin 3 times removed of Steven Harn Redman
Great-granddaughter of John Hearn
     Susan Caroline Harn was born on 16 February 1827 at West Falls, Frederick Co., Maryland.1,2 She was the daughter of John (II) Harn and Charlotte Hay. Susan Caroline Harn was buried in June 1902 at West Falls, Frederick Co., Maryland. She died on 11 June 1902 at Mount Airy, Carroll Co., Maryland, at age 75.1,2 She was buried at Harn Family Cemetery, Harvest Hills, Frederick Co., Maryland, Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 28 January 2020), memorial page for Susan C Harn (16 Feb 1827–11 Jun 1902), Find A Grave Memorial no. 146516832, citing Harn Family Cemetery, Harvest Hills, Frederick County, Maryland, USA ; Maintained by Bryan Main (contributor 47085239) .
     Susan Caroline Harn was a Baptist. Never married.2 The cause of death was internal Cancer. Ellen Dorcas Harn Manuscript.

Citations

  1. [S114] B. Esther (Oviedo) Harn, "E.B. Harn Sheets, FHL film 1036595, # 186", Feb 1977 (18921 Knapp St., Northridge, CA 913243). Hereinafter cited as "E.B. Harn Sheets, FHL film 1036595."
  2. [S1714] Esther Oviedo-McCulley, From Heron to Harn - The Family Genealogy (Temecula, California: Omega Print and Copy Center, Sep 2000), pg. 158. Hereinafter cited as From Heron to Harn - The Family Genealogy.

Ellen Dorcas Harn

F, #118, b. 18 January 1829, d. 30 April 1930
Last Edited=30 Jun 2020
Relationships
2nd cousin 3 times removed of Steven Harn Redman
Great-granddaughter of John Hearn
Charts
Relationship Chart of Steven Harn Redman & Ellen Dorcas Harn
Ellen Dorcas Harn (saved from Farleigh posting on Ancestry.com)
Ellen Dorcas Harn (saved from Farleigh posting on Ancestry.com)
Ellen Dorcas Harn (saved from Farleigh posting on Ancestry.com)
Photo of Ellen Harn taken from article on her 95th birthday, in The Lincoln Journal Star, 18 Jan 1924.
     Ellen Dorcas Harn was born on 18 January 1829 at West Falls, Frederick Co., Maryland.1,2 She was the daughter of John (II) Harn and Charlotte Hay. Ellen Dorcas Harn died on 30 April 1930 at Kenesaw, Adams Co., Nebraska, at age 101.2 She was buried on 2 May 1930 at Kenesaw Cemetery, Kenesaw, Adams Co., Nebraska, Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 28 January 2020), memorial page for Ellen Dorcas Harn (18 Jan 1829–30 Apr 1930), Find A Grave Memorial no. 63871949, citing Kenesaw Cemetery, Kenesaw, Adams County, Nebraska, USA ; Maintained by wvy (contributor 46555353) .3
     Ellen Dorcas Harn was a School Teacher.

Flying High at Ninety
"Well, I know I have been nearer heaven than most of you fellows," was the greeting Ellen Harn of Kenesaw gave to the people she met when, at the age of 90, she descended from her first airplane voyage and came back to earth and the cornfields of Nebraska. Miss Harn, a former school teacher and pioneer suffragist, took her first flight seventy years ago, when flying was a novelty to people of any age.

Recording her adventures in The Woman Citizen, the publication of the National Suffrage Association, Miss Harn explained that she was not afraid of flying. On the contrary, she worried she'd never get the chance to be airborne. "I had been fearful that at my age I might drop off and never see an airplane, when to my surprise a plane came floating over my head. I returned to the house to find my grand nieces with a car to take me to the ascension grounds, where I was invited to make a flight with Aviator Creeth in the machine that had just flown over my head."

"Several of my friends wished me to take with me a small flag and to wave it so that they might know it was I in the plane above. In search for the flag the only one to be found had a suffrage pennant attached to it. Upon asked leave to do the bidding of my friends the owner of the plane, Mr. Snyder, promptly filed an injunction." But the pilot, Mr. Creeth, came to the rescue and offered to drop the flag with its suffrage banner as the pair flew over the town flag pole.

"We mounted the airplane and started. On the broad-tread of the plane we went bumping over the uncircumscribed alfalfa field. The bumping ceased. I leaned out to see what was up; found the nose of the plane describing an upward angle and clear of all entanglements. 'Now we are in for it,' my brain fluttered."

"I was secure in the hidden arms of the trusty aviator behind me with clear, alert brains. So I gave myself up to the newness of the lower landscape, its child-like markings into fields and city squares. The higher we went up the more like the playground of the kids it became.

"We made note of the whitening stubble of the many wheatfields and I cannot describe the feeling that took possession of me as we were so quietly and peacefully tobogganing up the ethereal heights.

"We drifted south. Then, westward. Grey Eagle pointed her straight beak and we seemed to float. I don't know how far. I only knew that we were floating, that the air was sugary sweet, and the great round world, whispering no sound to us, lay far below. The white, comfortable, homelike farmhouses . . .became mere flecks of white. There were old barns, sleek Percherons, high-stepping trotters, graceful, pretty little mustangs arrayed in the colors of Joseph's coat, grazing on the alfalfa stretches, Jerseys, Holsteins, shorthorns on the thousand, grassy interstices of the gray old sand dunes.

"Striking the southwestern suburbs of Kenesaw we circled round west, then north until we struck Smith Avenue. The focus of our search was the Stars and Stripes, at high mast on the avenue over which Aviator Creeth had promised to drop the pennant.

"When the opportune time came, down it went, through the blue ether and the golden sun-light, U.S. flag and suffrage pennant. Dual as they were at the starting point, before they had reached the earth they had become so interwoven, so entwined, that no political microscope could discover their individuality. They two were one and the same.

"The plane momentarily hovered over the gray gable of my prairie home, then stuck a bee line for the point of decension, a mile or more away. I braced myself for a bump and a bang, but the bird caught hold of a tuft of alfalfa as softly and smoothly as if a bevy of twilight sparrows were stopping for a night's rest.
http://www.nebraskahistory.org/publish/publicat/timeline/flying_high.htm.4 Never married, no known children. The cause of death was Chronic Endocarditis. Author of an apparently unpublished manuscript on Harn Family.

The Hennepin Co., MN Deed Index, Book 7, page 313, states that on 27Jun1865, Ellen D. Harn was the Grantor of Lot 11, block 223. The Grantee being Alvin D. Williams.

In 1906, Ellen owned 40 acres in Adams Co., Kenesaw twsp., Sec 35. Ellen D. Harn was president of Adams Co Suffrage Organization for years.

The following was from the book, Adams County: A Story of the Great Plains, by Dorothy Weyer Creigh, published in 1972, by the Adams County-Hastings Centennial Commission, page 513, 899:
     "She still does a large part of her own work, feeds her chickens, cares for the family cow and plants her own garden. She acquired the vote after 70 years of constant effort toward woman suffrage. At 91 she took an airplane ride when such a feat was considered exceptionally dangerous."
"Miss Ellen D. Harn, Kenesaw pioneer and early-day teacher, made her first airplane flight in 1918 when she was 89 years old. When the open cockpit plane piloted by Burgess Creeth, was over the house-tops of Kenesaw, she released a banner which said "Votes for Women", clearly visible to the gawking public a few hundred feet below."

Following from the book History of Nebraska, volume III, by Albert Watkins, Ph. B., pg 495, Western Publishing & Engraving Company, Lincoln, Nebraska, 1913:
     HARN, ELLEN DORCAS, Kenesaw, Neb., came to this state in 1881 from Barton, Allegheny county, Md., where she was teaching her eleventh year in the public schools. She taught a term in 1881 and again in 1885-86 and was principal of the Kenesaw schools for four years. She was a member of the Kenesaw school board for three years and has taught about forty years. She was educated in Cedar Hill Seminary. Mount Joy, Pa., a graduate in the class of 1852. She began her teaching career in Cedar Hill Seminary. She was very active in Good Templar work in Minnesota, where she was one of the first teachers when the schools were organized in 1858, having previously taught in Pawtucket, R. I., and Lawrence, Mass. She taught here for seven years. She also taught in the Cheshire Academy, and the West Virginia State Normal at Huntington, W. Va. She was sent as delegate to the convention of Good Templars of North America at Nashville, Tenn., in 1860, at which convention there were only three lady delegates. Her grandfather, John Harn, Jr., was in the War of 1812, being a member of a Maryland regiment. The Harn family are English, of Norman descent. Her brothers were all in the Civil War. Miss Harn has been president of the Kenesaw local suffrage club since its organization, April 23, 1902. In 1908 she celebrated her eightieth birthday. Her brother, Reverend George W. Harn, of Wooster, O., was one of the organizers of the republican party, when his life was more than once in jeopardy, a candidate for Congress, within two votes of nomination, and a captain in the Civil War in the Union army. Miss Harn is in her eighty-fifth year (1912) and is active, and interested in all the topics of the day and in all good works. She attends to ten acres of fruit and a garden and cares for a horse and a cow and also f1nds time for reading and social activities.

The following obituary for Ellen Dorcas Harn was in the Kenesaw Progress Newspaper, on 01May1930, page 1.
Death Claims Kenesaw's oldest citizen 1829-1930.
Ellen D. Harn, who over one hundred years ago opened her eyes in this world, and since that time has kept one focused on the doings of the world, is dead.
She had been ill only two days. Her trouble developed so rapidly that she was unconscious throughout the day Tuesday and at 12:40 Wednesday she passed out of this life at 101 years, 3 months and 13 days of age.
Miss Harn was born in Fredericks county, Maryland, January 18, 1829. She was an early school teacher, one of the first women to teach. She was brave, daring and always fought for the things she thought right. She was never ill to speak of, and late years found her pen as strong as her voice was 75 years ago for woman suffrage, against the saloon, and for higher ideals in her profession as a school teacher.
Miss Harn came to Kenesaw many years ago. After spending half a century in Pennsylvania and Maryland, she came to Nebraska and helped those struggling early-day settlers build what is today one of the greatest educational systems in the world. She was one of the early pioneer school teachers, in fact one of the first of her sex to teach in the states of Pennsylvania and Maryland. As she got older the world got better, and no doubt at all but from some of her teachings. Then she became older, never weakened; her power become stronger and stronger, until today that for which she stood has all come to pass- teachers by the thousands of her own sex in the school room-yes and in congress-no saloons-and the women still forging ahead.
At the time of her 100th birthday, Kenesaw and community tendered her a birthday party in the Methodist Hall. All afternoon it was packed from the front to the back. Hundreds came to congratulate her; some of then early-day pupils, their hair gray and their backs bent. The school children marched from the school to the front of the hall where Miss Harn met them and talked to them for 10 minutes as though nothing unusual had happened. She was young; only the great number of years she lived were old. Just to look at her was to admire her.
Miss Mary Williams, who has made her home with Miss Harn for many years and Miss Katie Thrall, of Formosa Beach, Calif; two nieces were with her when the quiet ending of her life came. Many other relatives will arrive before Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock when the funeral will be held in the Methodist church. At first arrangements it was to have been held beside the 35-year old lilac bush which she planted and so greatly admired, but since have been changed.
Rev. Harry Wolcott of Smithfield will preach her funeral. He is a former pupil of Miss Harn and spoke at her 100th birthday party. Early Wednesday morning telegraph keys began to click off the news of her passing, the radio announced it, and later came the press, all carrying with their messages a tribute to her many years of usefulness.
Her funeral will be the largest ever held in Kenesaw. It will be attended by relatives, friends and admirers from four different directions. After it then will come a shower of flowers, letters, and cards, from all over the United States- from governors, from congressmen, from former students and from other pioneers who are creeping close to the century mark.

Census

CensusDatePlace
CensusJune 1860Wasioja Twsp., Dodge Co., Minnesota, Ellen listed as 31 years old, born in Maryland, occupation of teacher
CensusJuly 1870Flemington Twsp., Taylor Co., West Virginia, Ellen D. Harn listed as 40 years old, enumerated with following household members: A G Williams, Sarah H Williams, Emma Williams, Mary Williams, Minnie Williams, Katie Williams, George Williams, Ellen D Harn, Amanda Roush, Anna Roush, Nelson Baker, Sarah Baker, Nancy Martin, Alice Youst, Chas Dunning
CensusJune 1880Barton, Allegany Co., Maryland, listed as 51 years old, born in Maryland, occupation of school teacher, enumerated with her sister and brother-in-law
CensusJune 1900Kenesaw Twsp., Adams Co., Nebraska, Ellen D. Harn listed as born Jan1828 in Maryland, single, parents born in Maryland, occupation of farmer
CensusApril 1910Kenesaw Twsp., Adams Co., Nebraska, Ellen D. Harn listed as 81 years old, born in Maryland, single, parents born in Maryland, Her niece, Mary H. Williams was enumerated with her.
CensusJanuary 1920Kenesaw Twsp., Adams Co., Nebraska, Ellen D. Harn listed as 90 years old, born in Maryland, single, parents born in Maryland, Her niece, Mary H. Williams was enumerated with her.
CensusApril 1930Kenesaw Twsp., Adams Co., Nebraska, Ellen D. Harn listed as 101 years old, born in Maryland, single, parents born in Maryland, Her niece, Mary H. Williams was enumerated with her.

Citations

  1. [S114] B. Esther (Oviedo) Harn, "E.B. Harn Sheets, FHL film 1036595, # 186", Feb 1977 (18921 Knapp St., Northridge, CA 913243). Hereinafter cited as "E.B. Harn Sheets, FHL film 1036595."
  2. [S1714] Esther Oviedo-McCulley, From Heron to Harn - The Family Genealogy (Temecula, California: Omega Print and Copy Center, Sep 2000), pg. 158. Hereinafter cited as From Heron to Harn - The Family Genealogy.
  3. [S2387] Ellen Dorcas Harn gravestone; John Peter Harn.
  4. [S1726] Ellen D. Harn: Flying High at Ninty, online http://www.nebraskahistory.org/publish/publicat/timeline/flying_high.htm. Hereinafter cited as Ellen D. Harn: Flying High at Ninty.

Corilla Elizabeth Harn

F, #119, b. 1 August 1830, d. August 1929
Last Edited=18 May 2020
Relationships
2nd cousin 3 times removed of Steven Harn Redman
Great-granddaughter of John Hearn
     Corilla Elizabeth Harn was born on 1 August 1830 at West Falls, Frederick Co., Maryland.1,2 She was the daughter of John (II) Harn and Charlotte Hay. Corilla Elizabeth Harn married David Davis Shearer on 26 July 1865.2 Corilla Elizabeth Harn died in August 1929 at Mountain Lake Park, Garrett Co., Maryland. She was buried at Laurel Hill Cemetery, Moscow, Allegany Co., Maryland, Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 28 January 2020), memorial page for Corilla Elizabeth Harn Shearer (1 Aug 1830–Aug 1929), Find A Grave Memorial no. 198808671, citing Laurel Hill Cemetery, Moscow, Allegany County, Maryland, USA ; Maintained by LouAnn (contributor 47128801) .
     Corilla Elizabeth Harn was a Teacher. Her married name was Shearer. Ellen Dorcas Harn Manuscript. No known children.2

Census

CensusDatePlace
CensusAugust 1870District 4, Allegany Co., Maryland, listed as 42 years old, born in Maryland
CensusJune 1880Barton, Allegany Co., Maryland, listed as 49 years old, born in Maryland
CensusJune 1900District 9, Allegany Co., Maryland, listed as born Aug 1830 in Maryland, married 35 years, no children

Citations

  1. [S114] B. Esther (Oviedo) Harn, "E.B. Harn Sheets, FHL film 1036595, # 186", Feb 1977 (18921 Knapp St., Northridge, CA 913243). Hereinafter cited as "E.B. Harn Sheets, FHL film 1036595."
  2. [S1714] Esther Oviedo-McCulley, From Heron to Harn - The Family Genealogy (Temecula, California: Omega Print and Copy Center, Sep 2000), pg. 158. Hereinafter cited as From Heron to Harn - The Family Genealogy.

Margaritte Jane Harn

F, #120, b. 18 April 1832, d. 11 May 1933
Last Edited=18 May 2020
Relationships
2nd cousin 3 times removed of Steven Harn Redman
Great-granddaughter of John Hearn
     Margaritte Jane Harn was born on 18 April 1832 at West Falls, Frederick Co., Maryland.1,2 She was the daughter of John (II) Harn and Charlotte Hay. Margaritte Jane Harn married Martin Luther Grove on 8 December 1856 at Libertytown, Frederick Co., Maryland.3 Margaritte Jane Harn died on 11 May 1933 at West Virginia at age 101. She was buried at Woodlawn Cemetery, Fairmont, Marion Co., West Virginia, Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 13 May 2020), memorial page for Margaret Harn Grove (18 Apr 1832–1933), Find a Grave Memorial no. 88422056, citing Woodlawn Cemetery, Fairmont, Marion County, West Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Human (contributor 46894071) .
     Margaritte Jane Harn was a Teacher. Her married name was Grove. Ellen Dorcas Harn Manuscript.

Children of Margaritte Jane Harn and Martin Luther Grove

Citations

  1. [S117] B. Esther (Oviedo) Harn, "E.B. Harn Sheets, FHL film 1036595, # 186,195-197", Feb 1977 (18921 Knapp St., Northridge, CA 913243). Hereinafter cited as "E.B. Harn Sheets, FHL film 1036595."
  2. [S1714] Esther Oviedo-McCulley, From Heron to Harn - The Family Genealogy (Temecula, California: Omega Print and Copy Center, Sep 2000), pg. 158, 164
    . Hereinafter cited as From Heron to Harn - The Family Genealogy.
  3. [S1714] Esther Oviedo-McCulley, From Heron to Harn - The Family Genealogy, pg. 164.