The Harman Family

Heinrich Adam Hermann's father fled Moravia in present Czechoslovakia because of his religion. From there he was in Germany where his son was born. Heinrich Adam Hermann B. 1700 Rhine, Germany-died 1767 on the New River Married Oct. 8, 1723 probably near Mannheim to Louisa Katrina Heinrich b.ca 1700 Rhine Germany d.3/18/1749 on New River during childbirth.

11 children
1. Adam, born in Germany 1724
2. Heinrich, (Henry), Sr. born Isle of Man 1726 ( where all immigrants stopped on their way to the new country)
3. George, b 1727,d July 1749
4. Daniel, born in Pennsylvania 1729 married Anna Bughsen
5. Mathias, born in Strasberg, VA 1736 married Lydia Skaggs died on Dry Fork, Tazewell Co April 2, 1832.
Mathias's descendants
6. Christina (m Jeremiah Pate, Sr.) lived Little River, Montgomery Co. VA
7. Catherine, who married Ulrich Richards of NC
8. Philipina died Nov. 14, 1751
9. Valentine on Clinch River in VA in 1771--in KY by 1773 or 1774
10. ? married ? Looney, son Alsolam Looney (Lones?_
11. Jacob lived in Tazewell 1771 later moved away.
Family tradition has them in Penn. in 1726.

Adam Harman Sr. bought land in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania in 1734 and family tradition says when Henry was eleven years old they came to the New River. Adam Harman and family were among the first white settlers on the New River. Drapers Meadow was located at the present day Blacksburg VA and the VPI campus. Adam Harman's colonial ford was the earliest known ford on the New River. Adam Harman was established there by March 1745 because the "Indian Road" ended at his ford on New River according to an orange County road order. This is the first documentary evidences of white men settling on New River. Adam Harman took a place called Tom's place and a place on Thorn Spring. Jeremiah Pate who became Adam Harman's son-in-law found land on "Sink Creek" Jacob Harman's place was on the west side of the New and present Neck Creek at the Big Spring north of Morgan's Glade in modern times known as Spring Dale Farm off U.S. route 11 at Dublin. The ruins of the old log house still lie here.

It was Adam Harman acting as land agent who nogotiated the land deal when the Drapers bought their property on Tom's and Strouble's Creek, from Col. Patton.

In November 1746 a road was ordered from Adam Harman's place to the river and to the north branch of Roanoke River. Adam Harman and Israel Lorton were agents for the Wood's River Company. They were to oversee workers and among them were Adam's sons George, Jacob, and Valentine.

Adam Harman's fur cache was wrecked about the same time he lost his wife who died in childbirth March 18, 1749. The next summer the Harman's obtained 7,000 acres on the New River near the mouth of Bluestore in the names of Adam and Valentine and Valentine Sevier.

The Harmans were of Moravian ancestry and the Moravians in Pennsylvania knew of them. It was written "Toward noon we arrived safely at the New River. We were taken across the river to Jacob Herrman, who together with his wife, received us with great joy and love. Jacob Herrman told them that his grandfather was by birth a Moravian who had been driven from his country because of his religion."

Henry Harman Sr. "Old Skygusta" b. 1726 on the Isle of Man d. 1822 Hollybrook Farm, Bland Co. VA at the age of 95. He married 1758 or 59

Anna (Nancy) Wilburn, from Rowan Co, NC
nine children
1. Daniel Conrad, b. Jan. 26, 1760 Abbot's Creek, Rowan, NC
2. Henry Jr. Aug. 5, 1763, New River, Giles Co. VA D. Feb. 20, 1809
Tazewell Co VA married ca 1784 Christia Harman daughter of Daniel b. Feb.
10, 1767 VA d. Nov. 20, 1836 VA
3. Johann Adam, Jan 3, 1765 m Anna Gardner in 1787 moved from NC to Va 1776
d. 1831 in Bland Co.
Johann Adam Harman, born Jan 3, 1765 in Rowan Co. NC. Married Anna Gardner, born Jan 18, 1771. Adam came to Virginia about 1776 and soon afterwards settled on Walker's Creek, in the Cracker's Neck section of present Bland Co. Now known as the Robert Tickle Farm. He died in 1831, she died Jan 23, 1830.
They had twelve children.
William Harman, born Dec. 30, 1788, Married Paarmelia Reeder in 1818. He was accidently killed Oct. 26, 1822.
Wydna Harman, born Mar. 8, 1790, Married William Cubine, Nov. 2,1820.
Henry Harman, born April 8, 1792, died Dec. 1874, Married Mary Pauley on Nov. 1, 1815; she was born Jan. 6,1790 and died Nov. 1862.
Rhoda, born Mar. 3, 1796< (Twin to Susanna) married her first cousin "Big" Daniel Harman (son of George) on Feb 11, 1814. She died Sept. 24, 1845; he died Nov. 6, 1845.
Susanna born Mar. 3, 1790, Married Joshua McGuire, Aug. 22, 1824.
Daniel, born Sept. 8,1797, Married Mandenor Reedor in 1820.
Samuel, born April 30, 1799, Married mary Robinett in 1821.
Elias, born May 26, 1802; Married 1. (FNU) Workman 2. Rebecca Rhiner. She was born Feb. 23, 1812; died Dec 12, 1879. He died Mar. 17, 1877 in Tazewell Co.
Wilburn, born Nov. 7, 1805, Married Rachel Workman.
Nancy Mariah, born Sept. 1, 1807, Married William McGuire, Sept. 14, 1826.
Elizabeth Louisa, born Jan 22, 1810, died mar. 17, 1865, Married John Cubine who died Dec. 6, 1856.
Anna, (Junior) Born April 22, 1812, Married (FNU) Murdock.
4. George b. 1767 married Barbara Lopp of NC he is buried at the Hollybrook
5. Mathias, Feb. 9, 1769 lived in Smyth Co. married Mary Dunn
6. Hezekiah, Oct. 30, 1771 lived in Tazewell married Polly Brown.
7. Elias, b 1780 married Polly Davis d. July. 23, 1856 He is buried at
Hollybrook. He had a son William Neel Harman
8. Rhoda b. ca 1773 d. 16 January 1845/46 married 16 April 1794 Wm. Neel
b. 7 July 1761 in Lancaster Co Pa d. 10 Feb. 1841 in Giles Co VA, Their
daughter Nancy Neel b. 2 Sept 1800 in Giles Co Va dies 13 Sept. 1850 in
Giles Co Va married 20 Feb. 1819 in Giles Co VA, James Kerr/Karr/Carr b.
1790-1800 in Giles Co Va, A son John Green Kerr b. 10 Oct. 1822 in Giles Co
Va d. 11 June 1903 in Clay Co TX married 20 Feb 1845 Martha Davidson Witten.
Their son Thomas Lewis Kerr married Emma Mason Henry. Their son William F.
Kerr married Frances Lovelace. A daughter Frances Lovelace Kerr married
Robert J. Corbin. A daughter Mary Carolyn Corbin McCoy. Submitted by:
Carolyn McCoy 2324 NW 120th ST. Oklahoma City, OK
9. Louisa married James Davis in 1799

Daniel Harman b. June 26, 1760 married Phoeby Davidson he was killed by Indians July 10, 1791, a detailed account is written in The Annals of Tazewell County, VA, by John N. Harman. Issue four children: information available on " Long " Henry Harman only.

"Long" Henry Harman married Martha Bailey b ca 1790-1791 d. ca 1854. She was the daughter of John Bailey and Nancy Davidson.

Grandaughter of Richard Bailey the pioneer and Elizabeth Anne Belcher, also John Goolman Davison and Martha Burke.

1. Daniel, John B., Martha P. m Daniel Wright Jan. 27, 1846-moved to Wisconsin;
William S., Zarilda m Howard Havens Dec. 16, 1847-NC;
Matilda, James B.,and Nancy B.

Daniel Harman b. 1809, and married Rebecca Dillion on
Dec. 28, 1847 Civil War records for Bland Co Va show Daniel in Co. H, 16th
Virginia Cavalry.

8 children:
1. William 1850 m. Rose Johnson
2. Flavius m Nancy Mitcham
3. John b. 7/18/1872 d. 5/13/1848 married 6/20/1893 Pricilla Louisa Alley
b. 10/ / 1871 died 2/5/1963
4. Martha 1854 m George Dillion Mastin Christian 5/27/1870
5. Christina b 1848 m Thomas Avis
6. Maggie b 1866 m James Aldridge 1/2/1885
7. Nancy b 1856 m Bub Harman 10/4/1884
8. Anderson Harman b. March 16, 1861d. Aug. 17, 1938 m April 14, 1885
Mary Murphy b. Jan. 14, 1864
Anderson Harman and Mary Murphy 6 children
1. Stella Mae July 1888 married James Freeman, Oct. 15, 1908
2. Nannie Mary Feb. 1885
3. James married Fanny Crigger 1906
4. John b Nov. 4, 1891 m Mary Shell, Feb. 5, 1907
5. Sally Ann b Dec. 11, 1893 m James B. Harman May 25, 1910
6. Laura Marinda b August 22, 1896 m Nathan A. Bailey, Aug. 22, 1917
Anderson Harman second wife Marinda Lambert, children Rebecca Jane and
Martha Alice b May 1898

Laura Marinda Harman m August 22, 1917 Nathaniel Asbury Bailey b March 29,
1891 d. July 20, 1974
6 children:
1. Harry Alexander Bailey b May 28, 1924
2. Lois Ann Bailey b 3/25/1930
3. Nannie Nadine Bailey b Feb. 4, 1932
4. Ronnie Nathaniel Bailey b June 15, 1934
5. Lonnies Asbury Bailey b June 15, 1934 d June 1994
6. Blanche Ellen Bailey b June 2, !927 married June 5, 1945 James Cochran
Lovelace b. 3/21/1905 d. May 1985 two children :
Effie Jane Lovelace and Laura Virginia Lovelace-me

Email Laura for more information or if you want to be included as a researcher bland@inetone.netHeinrich Adam HARMAN/Louisa Katrina HEINRICH-->Henry HARMAN Sr./Anna (Nancy) WILBURN-->Daniel Conrad HARMAN/Pheby DAVIDSON-->"Long" Henry HARMAN/Martha BAILEY-->Daniel HARMAN/Rebecca Dillion-->Anderson HARMAN/Mary MURPHY-->Laura Marinda HARMAN/Nathan BAILEY


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