HISTORY and GENEALOGY or the HARLAN FAMILY
And particularly the descendants of George and Michael Harlan
Who settled in Chester County, PA 1687
Compiled by Alpheus Harlan (No. 4816)
Extracted Davidson/Davisson Families
Page 48 Listed under #68 Abigail Baily, married (3rd) William Cloud
(son of Jeremiah Cloud) on 9/30/1738. They had three children:
(1) Abner Cloud married Amy Pyle. (2) Joseph Cloud who went to NC.
(3) Abigail Cloud who married Robert Davidson.
Page 143 #1260 Margaret Sharp, b. 1/21/1792 in New Garden, Chester
County, PA; d. 2/8/1874 in Wilmington, buried in Delaware Avenue
Cemetery; married (2nd) James Kerns (b. 9/27/1800 in New Castle County, ?;
d. 9/27/1866; buried there beside the wife; a son of Benjamin Kerns,
farmer.) on 9/20/1825. Their daughter, Virginia Kerns b. 4/19/1833 in
Wilmington; married William Davidson; resided 1898 Wilmington, DE.
Page 150 #1328 Reuben Seal married Mary Davidson and both died in
Winchester, VA about 1842 leaving children: (1) Alfred Seal who was
killed in Confederate Army, leaving a wife and children. (2) George Seal,
who married, lived and died in Winchester, VA. (3) William Seal who died
leaving a family. (4) James Seal. (5) Susan Seal.
Page 433 #5018 Joseph Charles Hampton b. 1/5/1863 in Lee County, IA;
married on 12/15/1886 in Salem, Henry County, OH, to Ida Davidson
(b. 6/13/1868 in Hocking County, OH; a daughter of Richard Davidson,
b. 8/10/1840 in Fayette County, PA and Susan Shaw, b. 12/30/1832.)
Residence 1899 in Birmingham, IA. Their children: (1) Vera B. Hampton,
b. 6/28/1890. (2) Elbertine Hampton, b. 11/5/1893. (3) Elmer C. Hampton,
Page 558 #6234 Ersula Harlan, b. 6/4/1848; removed to Clark County,
IA 1863; married Frank Runyan (farmer; b.9/6/1865 in Champaign County,
OH; son of Jacob Runyan, farmer, b. In Rockingham County, VA, and
S_____, birthplace unknown), 9/14/1865 near Hillsboro, Van Buren County,
IA. Issue: (1) Lottie Mae Runyan, b. 10/12/1866; married E. B. Watson
8/17/1866. (2) Elizabeth Alice Runyan b. 8/25/1868; married A. Davidson
7/27/1890. (3) Eve Lena Runyan, b. 1/11/1871; married Nathaniel Brown
2/23/1893. (4) Daisey Belle Runyan, b. 7/4/1875. (5) Oral Chloe Runyan,
Page 568 #6337 George Washington Harlan, (farmer, Christian),
b. 5/1/1858 in Van Buren County, IA; married there at her father's home
Naomi L. Davidson, (b.10/23/1861 in Hillsboro, Henry County, IA; living
1912; a daughter of Robert Davidson (farmer) b. 11/29/1834 in Fayette
County, PA and Amanda Jordan, b. 2/1/1838). Their children were born
in Van Buren County, IA: (1) Ada Belle Harlan, b. 7/11/1882; married C.C.
Philips on 8/21/1902. (2) Ethel Harlan, b. 5/18/1885; married H.M. Wise
on 9/27/1905; residence, 1912, Des Moines, Polk County, IA. (3) Max Harlan,
b. 9/14/1896. George Washington Harlan resides, 1912, near Stockport.
Page 676 #3161 Mary Ann Deskin, Christian, b. 3/6/1817 in Boone County,
MO; d. 2/26/1876 at Stips Hill, Franklin County, IN, buried near there.
She married Alexander Davidson on 8/17/1837 in Franklin County, IN.
Alexander Davidson (farmer) was b. 9/4/1801 in Grainger County, TN;
d. 8/24/1875 at Stips Hill; buried beside the wife, was a son of Samuel
Davidson (farmer, b. In NC) and Mary Chance (b. in KY). Issue**:
** #7667 James H. Davidson b.3/8/1835 in Franklin County, IN;
married 10/30/1867 to Rebecca A. Phillips (b. 4/19/1835 in Washington
County, PA, a daughter of Isaac Phillips, b. 7/1/1803 and Mary Wilkins,
b. 10/16/1803, both b. in Washington County, PA). In 1887 they removed
to Blair County, NE, and in 1893 to Frontier County, NE where all their
children were born: (1) Samuel Albert Davidson b. 9/12/1868; (2) William
Henry Davidson b. 9/12/1868; (3) James Oscar Davidson b. 3/4/1874;
(4) Lewis Edward Davidson b. /20/1876.
** #7668 Lewis A. Davidson, b. 2/23/1841 in Franklin County, IN;
married there to Sarah Hildreth (b. 11/23/1847 Franklin County, IN,
daughter of Joseph and Jane Hildreth). Their children were all born
in Franklin County, IN: (1) Joseph Henry Davidson b. 12/19/1870;
(2) Alexander C. Davidson b. 12/19/1870; (3) Charles M. Davidson,
b. 8/25/1872; (4) Carrie B. Davidson, b. 3/18/1874; (5) Ross T. Davidson,
** #7669 John A. Davidson, (farmer) b. 3/21/1843 in Franklin County,
IN; married there on 12/25/1865 to Sarah O. Wilson b. 10/23/1844 in
Rush County, IN, a daughter of William E. Wilson (farmer) b. 1/1/1817
in KY, and Mary Janes b. in Rush County, IN. Issue: (1) Nora B. Davidson,
b. 8/18/1871; (2) Nettie M. Davidson, b. 8/1/1876; (3) Emma M. Davidson,
b. 8/1/1880; (4) Zula A. Davidson, b.10/10/1882; (5) Carver G. Davidson,
b. 4/24/1885; (6) Fanny D. Davidson, b. 3/2/1887.
** #7670 Joseph N. Davidson, b. 11/17/1845 in Franklin County, IN;
d. 1864 at New Orleans, LA in Union Army, buried there; unmarried.
** #7671 Ruth E. Davidson, b. 1856 in Franklin County, IN; d. 2/17/1889
at Chattanooga, TN, buried there; married W.S. Vail.
Page 750 #8496 Mary Elizabeth Gray, b. 2/11/1851, married William
Chambers Gault (b. 6/28/1850 in Jefferson County, OH; d. 8/9/1899 in
Batango, West Africa, buried there) 8/16/1881 at Pittsburgh. A son,
John Gault, b. March 1812 in Mercer County, PA married Mary Davidson
(b. 1/6/1826 in Jefferson County, OH). Their children: (1) William Edwin
Gault, b. 6/7/1883 in British East Africa; d. 5/28/1884 at Benita, Africa.
(2) Harry Davidson, b. 7/9/1889 in Jefferson County, OH; graduated at
Wooster, OH in June 1911; engaged in Y.M.C.A. work in Flint, MI.
(Note: William C. Gault and wife went to Africa as missionaries. He was
a minister in the Presbyterian Church. The wife returned to Wooster, OH
permanently in 1903. She resided there in 1913.
Page 761 #8660 George Washington Reed, (farmer, Presbyterian)
b. 3/6/1839 at Washington County, PA; married there 10/31/1861 to
Matilda Bowman McKennan (Presbyterian) b. in Washington County,
PA on 10/31/1841; living in 1892, daughter of Thomas M.T. McKennan
(lawyer), b. in Washington County, PA and Matilda Louisa Bowman.
Children: Robert Rentoul Reed, b. 5/26/1862; d. 11/9/1893; married
Mary L. Davison. (2) Thomas McKennan Reed, b. 2/14/1864; d.
6/1/1893; married Margaret Marshall Clark. (3) Baird Reed, b.
7/26/1866; d. 9/4/1893; married Frances Speer. (4) Alexander Reed,
b. 1/4/1869; d. 7/19/1870. (5) George Patterson Reed, b. 8/2/1871.
(6) William McKennan Reed, b. 3/5/1874. (7) Samuel Clark Reed,
b. 1/1/1877. (8) Eleanor Baird Reed b. 8/26/1879. (9) John McKennan
Reed, b. 5/8/1881. (10) Matilda Bowman Reed, b. 2/14/1884. (11)
Joseph McCollough Reed, b. 8/16/1887. (12) Frank LeMoyne Reed
(twin) b. 8/16/1887; d. 4/1/1888.
Page 833 Charles D. Harlan (physician) b. 12/28/1876 Indianapolis,
IA ; married on 10/16/1911 at Newport, Campbell, KY to Margaret
Davidson. No children. Residence 1912, Keswick, Keokuk County, IA.
Page 907 #6045 Margaret Jane Harlan, (Methodist), b. 1/20/1832, in
Laurens District, SC; removed with her parents to Clay County, AL 11th
Month 1837; married there, 1/1/1853, Simeon P. Wolf (farmer, Methodist;
b. 9/21/1826, in NC; a son of Simeon P. and Rebecca (Rape) Wolf). In
1857 they removed to and settled in Union County, AR, and later into
Sevier County, AR where she d. 12/14/1881; buried there in Chapel Hill
Burying Grounds. Simeon P. d. 6/8/1886 in Limestone County, TX;
buried there in Union Church Burying Grounds. Their Children**:
** #10059: John M. Wolf, b. 9/27/1853, in Clay County, AL; married
Thrina E. Barnett 8/29/1877.
** #10060 Margaret (?) Wolf C.E. b.2/18/1856 married A.F. Davidson
** #10061 Henry Langston Wolf, b. 1/22/1859, in Union County, AR;
d. March 1897 in Polk County, AR; married Sarah Arnold in 1892.
** #10062 John W. Wolf, b. 4/22/1861, same; d. 8/29/1876 in Sevier
** #10063 Martha E. Wolf, b.5/10/1863, same; d. there 7/25/1863.
** #10064 Thomas J. Wolf, b. 3/24/1865, same; married Mary Vancil
** #10065 Mary F. Wolf, b. 11/19/1867, same; d. 3/3/1885 in Palo Pinto
County, TX; married Lark Newton in 1883.
** #10066 William N. Wolf, b. 2/1/1870 in Sevier County, AR; married
Rebecca Harlan (#10080) 12/13/1891.
** #10067 Frank D. Wolf, b. 6/30/1872, same, unmarried 1899.
Page 936 #6883 Elvira Ann Harlan, Missionary Baptist, b. 12/7/1832
in Monroe County, KY; d. 10/12/1885 in Callowary County, MO; buried
there; married on 12/13/1852 in Calloway County to Thomas S. Davidson
(farmer, b. 10/14/1820 in Calloway County, MO; ???son of Thomas S. Davidson???).
**Their children were born in Calloway County, MO:
** #10289 Mary Frances Davidson, b. 11/12/1853.
** #10290 Emily C. Davidson, b. 8/15/1855; married, there, 10/19/1871
to Henry C. Sparks of Calloway County, MO. Their children were born in
Calloway County, MO; (1) Bosie Sparks, b. 5/16/1873; d.5/19/1873; (2)
Terla Sparks, b. 5/16/1874; (3) Emmet Sparks, b. 11/12/1876; (4) Agnes
Sparks, b. 10/28/1878; (5) Nevel D. Sparks, b. 7/17/1880; d. 5/23/1881;
(6) Belle Sparks, b. 2/19/1882; (7) Clinton Sparks, b. 8/13/1891.
** #10291 Charles M. Davidson, b. 10/2/1857; d. there, 3/2/1891, buried
there. He married Martha Jane Sharp, b. 3/9/1862 in Audrain County, MO.
Their children were born in Calloway County, MO: (1) Anice D. Davidson,
b. 5/2/1879; d. there 12/11/1892. (2) Effie E. Davidson, b. 5/5/1881. (3)
Luther L. Davidson, b. 4/3/1883. (4) Baby Davidson, b. 4/1/1885; d. there
4/4/1885. (5) Edward Davidson, b. 4/28/1886.
** #10292 Nancy E. Davidson, b. 4/18/1860, married there to James T.
Goff on 12/16/1875. Their children were born in Calloway County, MO:
(1) Dennis Goff, b. 3/15/1877. (2) Folia Goff, b. 4/17/1879.
(3) Van G. Goff, b. 7/10/1884. (4) Norman Goff, b. 7/10/1884; d. 5/6/1887.