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John H. Harrell


Transcription contributed by Arne H Trelvik 18 Jul 2003

The History of Warren County Ohio
Part V. Biographical Sketches
Union Township
(Chicago, IL: W. H. Beers Co, 1882; reprint, Mt. Vernon, IN: Windmill Publications, 1992)
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J. H. HARRELL, farmer; P. O. South Lebanon; the subject of this memoir was born in Fredericksburg, this county, in 1820; he is a son of John Harrell, who came from Culpeper Co., Va., with his father, Nathan, about the year 1800, and settled in Union Township; he, Nathan, served as a soldier during the war of the Revolution; he and his wife were strict and consistent members of the Baptist Church. John Harrell was married to Elizabeth Lind, who bore him six children, viz., Mary A. and George (twins), Matilda, James M., Eliza and John H. Mr. Harrell died in 1824; his wife removed to Illinois, where she died in 1873, at the remarkable age of 102 year. George Lind, father of Mrs. Harrell, was born in Yorkshire, England; when a boy of 16 years, he emigrated to America, which was before the Revolutionary war; he clerked in New York for awhile, and when the war broke out, enlisted and served throughout that great struggle; he, with his family, came to Ohio about 1800 and settled on land adjoining Nathan Harrell, opposite Morrow, and the place is yet known as the ”Old Lind Farm.” On the place he settled, he lived and died one of the most respectable and esteemed of the early settlers. Our subject lived on the “Old Lind Farm” until 14 years old, when he went to Lebanon, where he served his term at blacksmithing, but never followed it on account of failing eyesight, from which time he followed various pursuits for many years. In 1848, he was married to Keziah Lee, who has borne

him seven children, viz., John L., Nancy, Rachel, Emma, Mary J., Jane and George. In 1864, he located in South Lebanon and has been engaged principally in farming; he and his wife are consistent Christian people and have belonged to the M. E. Church more than twenty years. Zephenia Lee, father of Mrs. Harrell, came from Pennsylvania to Union Township in 1804. Where he settled, he lived until his death, which occurred in 1855, aged 74 years, and she departed this life at the age of 77 years; they were parents of eight children, viz., Matilda, Lucinda, Nancy, Elizabeth, Zephenia, Mary, Catharine and Keziah. William Lee, father of Zephenia, came to Ohio about 1808; he resided in Warren Co. until his death, which occurred about 1817. By his three wives he had twenty-one children.

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26 Apr 2004
Phyllis "Harrell" Brush
Nathan Harrell (John's father) came to Ohio in 1800 with his 4 children John, Nathan,Rachel, & George. George is my direct decentent. I have all the info to present. I know they came from Frederickburg, Va. on flat boat & wagon train. I know he had a brother named Jason still in VA. I don't know anything before 1800, but I am working on it. I know John married Elizabeth Lind she is my great-great aunt on my grandmother Estella Lind side. Estella Lind married Frances Harrell. Nathan was his great-grandfather. The property in Morrow (Frederickburg at that time became part of Morrow in 1814.) was in our family till 1955 when my great-aunt died and was sold.(Jesse Harrell) If you would like any info I would be glad to share. I got alot from the court house records in Lebanon and some from many other sources.

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