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John Harrell[1, 2, 3]

Male Abt 1802 - 1876


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  • Born  Abt 1802  , , Bertie County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Census: Federal  1820  , , Pulaski County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • male >45: Jacob Harrell [at abt 60]
      female >45
      female 26-45
      male 16-26
      male 16-18 [John at abt 17]
      male 10-16
      male 10-16
      female 10-16
      male <10
      male <10
      male <10
      female <10
    Move  Aft 1821  , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Land Purchase  17 Oct 1826  , District 20, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    lot 126, comprised of 82 acres all on the S. side of Jacob Harrell's Mill creek to Dempsey Harrell's line, from Jacob Harrell [his father?] for $100 
    • The warranty deed was recorded 30 Jul 1827 in deed book A, page 205. The witnesses were A. Renfro and Wm. Whigham, J. I. C.
    Land Purchase  6 Mar 1827  , District 16, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    lot 65, comprised of 250 acres, from Jacob Giles for $10 in a sheriff's sale 
    • This land was originally granted by the Governor of Georgia to Jacob Giles on 26 Nov 1825. The deed was recorded 6 Mar 1827 in deed book A, page 190. The witnesses were James Bell, David Augley, S. Scarborough, Clk, S.C., and George R. McElvey, Sheriff.
    Land Purchase  29 Nov 1828  , District 20, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    lot 126, comprised of 82 acres, from Elias Gowin for $200 
    • The warranty deed was recorded 16 Jan 1828 in deed book A, page 287. The witnesses were S. Scarborough and Anthony Hutchins, J. P.
    Land Purchase  3 Feb 1829  , District 16, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    lot 96, comprised of 250 acres, from Hiram Johnson for $11.625 in a sheriff's sale 
    • The deed was recorded 28 Apr 1829 in deed book A, page 329.
    Census: Federal  1830  , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • male 20-30: John Harriel [at abt 27]
      female 20-30 [Sarah at abt 27]
      male 5-10 [William W. at 8]
      female <5 [Mary Mahala at abt 4]
      male <5 [John T. at abt 2]
      male 20-30
      female slave 10-24
      female slave <10
      female slave <10
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    Jury Duty  2 Jul 1832  , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • "The Shff having returned the vernise[?] of the
      Jury the following of the original panel
      approved, were sworn & took their seats to wit
      1 John Humphery
      2 Wm D Harrell
      3 James F Neel
      4 James Rich
      5 Isaac Shores
      6 John Harrell
      7 Henry Blansett
      8 Carna W Brock
      9 Wm Kent
      10 Wm Winson
      11 Larkin R Culberson
      12 Danl Belcher"
    Appointment  May 1839  , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Guardianship 
    • Ordered by the court that John Harrell be and
      he is hereby appointed Guardian for the person and
      property of Melvina Alaminta & John Greenberry
      Harrell orphans and minors of William D Harrell
      Decd by first Giving bond and Security In the Sum
      of Sixteen Thousand dollars
      Daniel Oneel JJC
      John C Everette JJC
      Daniel B Douglass JJC
    Guardianship Bond  6 May 1839  , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • Recorded Aug 14 1839
      Georgia Know all men by this present
      Decatur County That we John Harrell & Green
      B Moore are held and firmly Bound unto the
      Justices of the court of Ordinary and their
      successors in office in the sum of sixteen
      Thousand Dollars payable by the said John Harrell
      and Green B Moore or either of their
      Heirs executors administrators or assigns jointly
      and severally to be void on condition that if
      the said John Harrell shall do and perform
      all the duties of Guardianship for the person
      and property of Melvina Alaminta and John
      G Harrell orphans of William D Harrell
      as the law requires of Guardians otherwise
      to remain in full force power & virtue
      Witness our hands and seals this sixth day of
      May 1839
      TestJohn (his H mark) Harrell seal
      A P Smart C.C.O.Green B Moore seal
    Census: Federal  1840  , Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    • male 30-40: John Harrell [at abt 37]
      female 30-40 [Sarah at abt 37]
      male 15-20 [William W. at 18]
      female 10-15 [Mary Mahala at abt 14]
      male 10-15 [John T. at abt 12]
      female 10-15
      female 5-10 [Amanda M. at abt 9]
      female 5-10 [Aramenta at abt 7]
      male <5
      female <5 [Martha at abt 2]
    Unclaimed Letter  1 Apr 1846  , Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    • He had a letter waiting for him in the post office.
    Tax List  1850  , Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    • John Harrel paid 1 poll and owned 70 slaves and one buggy. He paid $29.70 tax (2 1/8 mills) on 250 acres of pine land in district 20, lot 126, 250 acres of pine land in district 20, lot 114, 250 aces of quality 2 land in district 20, lot 156, and 250 acres of quality 2 land in district 20, lot 155, all in Decatur County, Georgia.
    Census: Federal  10 Sep 1850  , District 22, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    • 1) John Harrell, male age 47, farmer, $3,000 real estate, born in NC, cannot read or write
      2) Sarah Harrell, female age 47, born in GA
      3) John Harrell, male age 22, laborer, born in GA
      4) Martha Harrell, female age 12, born in GA
      5) Jacob Harrell, male age 4, born in GA
    Court  Apr 1857  , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    • Stephen W. Belcher
      VsDecatur Superior Court
      William W. HarrellApril Term 1857.
      & John Harrell

      WHEREAS, at the Ooctober Term of this Court, last past, a Rule
      Ni Si was granted in the above case, requiring the Defendant to pay to the Plaintiff
      the pricipal, interest and cost, due on a certain note given by
      the Defendants on the first day of October 1855
      and to become due on the first day of October 1856
      for the sum of Three thousand Dollars
      for the better securing the payment of which said note, said Defendants had executed
      on the Second day of October 1855 to the Plaintiff these
      Deed of Mortgage, conveying to said Plaintiff that certain piece of town
      property lying & being in the town of Bainbridge in said County
      & known in the plan of said town as town lots number nine (9) no. 10
      no. 11 & number 12 being the place known as the town lot on which situate
      the Hotel known as the Harrell Hotel together with
      all of said lots situate & lying in the garden lots, stable
      lots & other lots to the said William W. & John attached & belonging thereto
      the number of acres not known with all the rights & appurtenances to the
      said tavern lot in any waise appurtaining and belonging.
      Conditioned to be void upon the payment of the principal and interest of said note:
      And it appearing to the Court that a copies of said Rule Ni Si has been served on the
      Defendents William W. & John Harrell and that said
      defendants still neglect and refuse to pay the amount due on said note.
      It is therefore considered and adjudged that the equity of redemption in and to said
      mortgaged premises be and the same is hereby barred and forever foreclosed; and it
      is further ordered that the Plaintiff do recover of and from Defendant the sum of
      Three Thousand dollars and _____ cents
      for his principal, and the sum of one hundred & twenty two dollars and
      fifty cents for his interest and the sum of Six 25/100
      dollars for his cost : and that execution issue against said mortgage premises for the
      sum aforesaid, and that the Defendant in mercy. Judgment signed this first
      day of May 1857.
      AllowedLane & Sims Plaintiffs Attorney
      Alex ~ A AllenPrin$3000.00
      J S C S W C.Int 122.50
      Cost 6.25
    Bondsman  4 Jan 1858  , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    • "William W. Harrell who was elected
      Sheriff for said County, on the 4th
      day of January 1858, was duly Sworn and
      received his Commission, and gave
      bond with John Harrell of the 20th
      & John T. Harrell Securities.

      John T. Harrell who was, on the 4th
      say of January 1858, elected Tax Col-
      lector for Said County, was duly
      Sworn and Received his commission
      and gave bonds for State & County
      Tax with John Harrell & William
      W. Harrell Securities on each-"
    Census: Federal  2 Jul 1860  , District 15, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    • 1) John Harrell, male age 65, farmer, $10,000 real estate, $102,000 personal estate, born in GA, cannot read or write
      2) Jacob Harrell, male age 18, born in GA, attended school
      3) W. M. Whigham, male age 28, overseer, born in GA
    Census: Federal  2 Aug 1870  , Cooper Precinct, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    • 1) John Harrell, white male age 69, farmer, $800 real estate, $1,800 personal estate, born in NC
      2) Viney Harrell, white female age 26, at home, born in GA
      3) Mary E. Harrell, white female age 6 months, born Dec 1869 in GA
    Occupation  Farmer 
    Died  May 1876  , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried  , Near Old Harrell's Mill, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID  I177  Nestor Rich Tree
    Last Modified  13 Feb 2011 

    Father  Jacob Harrell,   b. 1763, , , , North Carolina Province, Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Feb 1837, , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship  Natural 
    Mother  Mary "Polly" Whiddon,   d. Between 24 Jan 1838 and 2 Jan 1843, , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship  Natural 
    Family ID  F647  Group Sheet

    Family  Sarah Brock,   b. Abt 1803, , , , Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1855 and 1860, , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1821  , , Pulaski County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. William Washington Harrell,   b. 17 Oct 1822, , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jan 1913, , Climax, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Mary Mahala Harrell,   b. Feb 1826, , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 May 1903, , Amsterdam, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. John T. Harrell,   b. Abt 1828, , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Feb 1900, , Climax, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Amanda M. Harrell,   b. Abt 1831, , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Aramenta Harrell,   b. 24 Jan 1833, , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jun 1913, , Blakely, Early County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Martha Harrell,   b. Abt 1838, , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Jacob Harrell,   b. Abt 1845, , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1900
    Last Modified  13 Feb 2011 
    Family ID  F77  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1802 - , , Bertie County, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus: Federal - 1820 - , , Pulaski County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1821 - , , Pulaski County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMove - Aft 1821 - , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand Purchase - lot 126, comprised of 82 acres all on the S. side of Jacob Harrell's Mill creek to Dempsey Harrell's line, from Jacob Harrell [his father?] for $100 - 17 Oct 1826 - , District 20, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand Purchase - lot 65, comprised of 250 acres, from Jacob Giles for $10 in a sheriff's sale - 6 Mar 1827 - , District 16, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand Purchase - lot 126, comprised of 82 acres, from Elias Gowin for $200 - 29 Nov 1828 - , District 20, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand Purchase - lot 96, comprised of 250 acres, from Hiram Johnson for $11.625 in a sheriff's sale - 3 Feb 1829 - , District 16, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus: Federal - 1830 - , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsJury Duty - 2 Jul 1832 - , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsAppointment - Guardianship - May 1839 - , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsGuardianship Bond - 6 May 1839 - , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus: Federal - 1840 - , Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsUnclaimed Letter - 1 Apr 1846 - , Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTax List - 1850 - , Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus: Federal - 10 Sep 1850 - , District 22, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCourt - Apr 1857 - , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBondsman - 4 Jan 1858 - , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus: Federal - 2 Jul 1860 - , District 15, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus: Federal - 2 Aug 1870 - , Cooper Precinct, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - May 1876 - , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - , Near Old Harrell's Mill, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
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    3. [S58] Bible Records of Decatur County, Volume 1, Eustus Howard Hayes, compiler, (Climax, Georgia: Privately published, 1961), transcription of Bible entry for W. W. Harrell, 36-37.

    4. [S1643] 1820 U.S. census, Ancestry.com, Georgia, Pulaski County, (http://www.ancestry.com: National Archives and Records Administration, 2004), M33, roll 9, p. 71, Jacob Harrell household, accessed 30 Jul 2008, 30 Jul 2008.

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    13. [S1255] 1850 U.S. census, Ancestry.com, Georgia, Decatur County, (http://www.ancestry.com: National Archives and Records Administration, 2005), M432, roll 67, District 22, p. 75, dwelling 716, family 716, John Harrell household, accessed 5 Jul 2008, 5 Jul 2008.

    14. [S1184] Decatur County, Georgia, Superior Court Case Files, Clerk of Superior Court, (Superior Court, Bainbridge, Georgia), Belcher v Harrell, April Term 1857, Fi Fas issued 13 May 1857, 1 May 2007.

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    16. [S1294] 1860 U.S. census, Ancestry.com, Georgia, Decatur County, (http://www.ancestry.com: National Archives and Records Administration, 2004), M653, roll 119, District 15, p. 85, dwelling 610, family 610, John Harrell household, accessed 5 Jul 2008, 5 Jul 2008.

    17. [S1481] 1870 U.S. census, Ancestry.com, Georgia, Decatur County, (http://www.ancestry.com: National Archives and Records Administration, 2003), M593, roll 146, Cooper, p. 132, dwelling 39, family 39, John Harrell household, accessed 5 Jul 2008, 5 Jul 2008.