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Jacob Harrell[1, 2]

Male 1763 - 1837


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  • Born  1763  , , , North Carolina Province, Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender  Male 
    Census: Federal  1820  , , Pulaski County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • 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  Between 1823 and Sep 1824  , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Appointment  Sep 1824  , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • September Term 1824
      Transcribed from old Records 7th Feby 1828

      Georgia Inferior Court for County purposes
      Decatur County [Adjourned?] Term 1824
      It is Ord that the County aforesaid
      shall be laid off in Road Districts as follows that
      is to say all that part of said County lying
      west & North west of Flint River be known &
      uncluded in Road district No 1 & all that part
      of said County lying East & North east of Flint
      River that is to say all that part of the fifteenth
      district all the Twentieth Dist. & the Twenty first
      & so much of the Twenty second district as lies
      opposite the Twentieth dist. be known & included
      in Road Dist No 2 & all the Sixteenth District &
      nineteenth dist & so much of the Twenty second &
      Twenty third district as lies opposite the nineteenth
      district be known & included in Road district No [3]
      & all the seventeenth Dist & Eighteenth Dist & so
      much of the Twenty third district the eighteenth be
      known & included in Road Dist No 4
      It is Ord that William Martin William
      Donalson Senior & Jacob Harrell be appointed Com-
      missioners for Road district Number (2) Two
      It is ordered that Jeremiah Bell Duncan Caway[?]
      & William Hawthorn be appointed be appointed
      commissioners for Road District Number (3) Three
      Whereas William Whigham of said County peti-
      tions for a Road leading from Fort Hughes to the
      best nearest & direct way to cross Attapulgus ma[?]
      James Browns & the most nearest way to the Florida
      line leading towards Bargess Town on the
      Oclockny River.
      It is ord that John Darsey Eli George & John
      Donalson Junior be appointed as discrete person for
      viewing the ground aggreeable to the above
      petition & report accordingly
      Whereas John Jones of said County Petitions for a Road
      leading from fort hughes to the nearest & direct way to
      pass at or near William Hawthorns then leading
      to wards Oclockney at or near William Halls so
      as to intersect Coffers Road at the most convenient[?] place
      It is ordered that William Powell John Jones &
      Wm Hawthorn be appointed as discrete persons
      for viewing the Ground aggreeable to the above
      petition & report accordingly resent this
      6th September 1824
      James Brown JJC
      Wm Powell JJC
      Wm Whigham JJC
      Wm Chester JJC
    Land Purchase  6 Oct 1824  , District 20, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    lot 126, comprised of 250 acres, from Duncan McNees of Clark County for $200 
    • The warranty deed was recorded 10 Mar 1825 in deed book A, page 101-102. The witnesses were T. I. Johnson, Duncan Ray, and John (his mark) Harrell.
    Tax List  1825  , Captain Douglas' District, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • Jacob Harrel paid 1 poll, and owned 3 slaves. He paid $2.08 1/2 cents tax on the following property:
      250 acres of pine land in Decatur County, district 26, lot 165
      490 acres of pine land in Irwin County, district 12, lot 332
      250 acres of pine land in Decatur County, district 26, lot 126
      1 town lot in Bainbridge worth $32
    Court Minutes  20 Jan 1825  , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Jacob Harrel was listed as the coroner in the murder trial of Rowland Tate. 
    • "According to the minutes of Book "A," page No. 1, the court was convened on January 10, 1825, but was dismissed immediately by Judge Thad G. Holt 'as there being nothing of note before the court except the appearance docket being called over.'

      Ten days later, however, the new county had a first class murder mystery on its hands as is shown by a verdict of a coroner's jury found among some old papers. This verdict, of course, was not recorded on the minutes, but has been found among some other old papers in the office.

      The verdict tells its own story as follows:

      'Georgia
      Decatur County

      We the jury after having taken the oath required of us by law and examined the body of Rowland Tate we find that the said Tate was killed by a ball being shot in his breast and the ramrod of a gun being shot through his breast and coming out at his back which rod was still in him at examination and was pulled out by one of the jury after having retired and having called Sarah Chester and she being sworn saith on oath that she heard one Alexander Lowrimore say on the tenth of January that Tate would be killed and further the deponent saith not. Then having called Daniel Graham who being duly sworn saith on oath that he was lying on his bed awake on the morning of the twentieth of this month in the house of Rowland Tate and hearing some noise at the door and looked, and saw the muzzle of a gun in the door which fired instantly and killed said Tate and the deponent further saith that it was about one hour before day and that he saw the glimpse of some person at the door by the help of a large fire in the chimney place before which said Tate was lying on a bench and that he believes the person he saw to be one Alexander Lowrimore and further more the deponent saith not. We the jury after inquiry find that the persons present or in the house at the time were Daniel Graham, Sarah Tate, Ann Tate and three children and we the jury believe that the said Tate was willfully murdered by some person and according to evidence we cannot in the position find who is the murderer of said Tate. With one voice we all say that this is a true presentment of our proceedings in the above case. This 20th January, 1825. William Chester, foreman, Abednego McGinty, Malachi (his mark) Kelly, Abel (his mark) Chester, John (his mark) Hazzard, William (his mark) Kelly, Jacob (his mark) Miller, Martin (his mark) Rich, Levi Owens, John Spann, William Taylor, Patrick Yawn, Jacob (his mark) Harrel, coroner.'

      The suspect was duly indicted at the June term of the court, called by Judge Holt. The full text of this true bill (the only one found at that term) would bore readers of this article but it is interesting to note some of the phrases used by Solicitor General James N. Bethune, these phrases not now generally used by prosecuting attorneys.

      He accuses Alexander Lowrimore of said county with the offense of wilfull murder 'for that the said Alexander Lowrimore not having the fear of God before his eyes but being moved and seduced by the instigation of the devil on the twentieth day of January at night, etc.' In the body of the indictment the solicitor went into such minute detail that he even alleged the value of the gun at ten dollars.

      Winding up in a flurry of high sounding phrases the solicitor says 'feloniously, willfully and of his malice aforethought did kill and murder to the great displeasure of Almighty God, to the evil example of all others in like cases offending and contrary to the laws of said state the good order, peace and dignity thereof.' Parts of that are, of course, retained.

      The final outcome of this mystery is not revealed to us by the minutes or other records, and it is not known whether the defendant was even arrested."
    Land Purchase  5 Sep 1826  , District 20, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    lot 155, comprised of 250 acres, from James Fuller for $250 
    • The warranty deed was recorded 18 Apr 1827 in deed book A, page 210. The witnesses were Shadrach (X) Reach and Demsy Harrell.
    Land Sale  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, to Jacob Harrell [his son?] 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.
    Census: Federal  1830  , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • Jacob Harriel: 60-70 [at 70]
      female 70-80
      female 40-50
      male 15-20
      male 15-20
      male 15-20
      male 10-15
      female 10-15
    Land Purchase  5 Jun 1832  , District 20, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    lot 156, comprised of 250 acres, from Thomas Treadaway for $500 
    • The warranty deed was recorded 7 Sep 1835 in deed book C, page 60. The witnesses were James Bell and William Martin, J. P.
    Died  Feb 1837  , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Letter of Administration  Sep 1839  , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • It appearing to the court that citation having been
      Issued for Letters of Administration on the Estate
      of Jacob Harrell Deceased
      It is therefore ordered that Dempsey Harrell be and
      he is hereby appointed Administrator on
      said Estate he first Giving bond and Security
      in the sum of Four thousand Dollars and
      althrough[?] complying with the Law
    Military: Revolutionary War  Private  [2
    Person ID  I1864  Nestor Rich Tree
    Last Modified  13 Feb 2011 

    Family  Mary "Polly" Whiddon,   d. Between 24 Jan 1838 and 2 Jan 1843, , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John Harrell,   b. Abt 1802, , , Bertie County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. May 1876, , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. William Duke Harrell,   b. Between 1800 and 1810,   d. Between 4 Jun 1833 and 6 May 1839, , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Martha Ann Harrell,   b. Abt 1805, , , , North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1860 and 3 Mar 1862, , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Dempsey Harrell,   b. Abt 1808, , , , North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 10 Jul 1860, , , Early County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Delila Harrell,   b. Abt 1810,   d. Bef 1839
     6. Samuel Harrell, Sr.,   b. Abt 1820, , , , Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 2 Jul 1860 and 18 Dec 1865, , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  13 Feb 2011 
    Family ID  F647  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1763 - , , , North Carolina Province, Colonial America Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus: Federal - 1820 - , , Pulaski County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMove - Between 1823 and Sep 1824 - , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsAppointment - Sep 1824 - , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand Purchase - lot 126, comprised of 250 acres, from Duncan McNees of Clark County for $200 - 6 Oct 1824 - , District 20, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTax List - 1825 - , Captain Douglas' District, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCourt Minutes - Jacob Harrel was listed as the coroner in the murder trial of Rowland Tate. - 20 Jan 1825 - , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand Purchase - lot 155, comprised of 250 acres, from James Fuller for $250 - 5 Sep 1826 - , District 20, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand Sale - lot 126, comprised of 82 acres all on the S. side of Jacob Harrell's Mill creek to Dempsey Harrell's line, to Jacob Harrell [his son?] for $100 - 17 Oct 1826 - , District 20, 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 MapsLand Purchase - lot 156, comprised of 250 acres, from Thomas Treadaway for $500 - 5 Jun 1832 - , District 20, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Feb 1837 - , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLetter of Administration - Sep 1839 - , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S122] Memoirs of Georgia: containing historical accounts of the state's civil, military, industrial and professional interests, and personal sketches of many of its people., 2 volumes, The Southern Historical Association, (Atlanta, Georgia: The Southern Historical Association, 1895), R 975.8 MEM., 1:588.

    2. [S507] Roster of Revolutionary Soldiers in Georgia, 3 volumes, Ettie Tidwell (Mrs. Howard H.) McCall, compiler, (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1968-9), G 929.3 ROS GA., 3:105.

    3. [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.

    4. [S951] Decatur County, Georgia, Minute Books, Clerk of Court, (Probate Court, Bainbridge, Georgia), inferior court minute book labeled 1824-1847, pages 1-2, 27 Apr 2007.

    5. [S531] Decatur County, Georgia, General Index to Realty Deeds & Mortgages, Clerk of Court, (Superior Court, Bainbridge, Georgia), Grantee Book, page 55A.

    6. [S786] Decatur County, Georgia, "Various Tax Lists, 1824-1850," on microfilm in drawer 127, box 10, Clerk of Superior Court, (Morrow, Georgia: The Georgia Archives), Jacob Harrel entry, Captain Douglas' District, 1825 tax year.

    7. [S129] History of Decatur County, Georgia, Frank S. Jones, (Spartanburg, South Carolina: The Reprint Company Publishers, 1980), G975.8993 JON GEORGIA., 241-3, 27 Jul 2007.

    8. [S1605] 1830 U.S. census, Ancestry.com, Georgia, Decatur County, (http://www.ancestry.com: National Archives and Records Administration, 2004), M29, roll 17, p. 9, line 20, Jacob Harriel household, accessed 7 Dec 2006, 1 Jul 2008.

    9. [S951] Decatur County, Georgia, Minute Books, Clerk of Court, (Probate Court, Bainbridge, Georgia), A:141, 27 Apr 2007.