Elijah Harrell & Agatha Brooks


ancestor tree of Donald R Harrell

Elijah Harrell 1801 – 1873 | his parents
& 1830 Agatha Brooks 1810 – 1878 | her parents
of Gates County, North Carolina

This is my working hypothesis – the way I see it as of this moment!!
From the research of descendant Donald R Harrell

from entries in family Bibles
published in “Bible Records of Gates Co, NC vol 1.”

Elijah Harrell and Agatha Brooks were joined together on October 21, 1830.

Elijah Harrell was born March 4, 1801.
Elijah Harrell departed this life December 16, 1873.

Agatha Brooks, daughter of Sgt. William and Elizabeth Brooks was born 1810.

Children of Elijah Harrell and Agatha Brooks:
1. William Harrell 17 Sept 1831 –
2. Elizabeth Harrell 16 Feb 1832 – [5 Feb 1832 sic]
3. Thomas Harrell 16 Aug 1834 –
4. Joseph Harrell 22 Jan 1837 –
5. Mary Elizabeth Harrell 10 March 1839 ca 1879
6. George B Harrell 15 Jan 1840 – 7 Aug 1842
7. George [the 2nd] Harrell 25 Dec 1842 –
8. Alfred Harrell Dec 1844 –
9. Fannie C Harrell 1846 –
10. Edward Bascum Harrell 6 Dec 1850 –
married Elizabeth Leonora Hayes
11. Walter Scott Harrell 6 March 1852 – 1908
married Ellen Victoria Hayes Oct 1854 – 29 July 1910
daughter of George Hayes and wife Nancy Parker

In 1837, William Brooks died and Elijah Harrell was the executor of his father-in-law’s estate. At the auction of the plantation, Elisha B Harrell bid on behalf of Elijah Harrell and Elijah was able to purchase his father-in-law’s plantation which is on the Gatesville Road, directly east of Coles Creek and directly south of Eure and Harrell properties. . Donald R Harrell

Walter Scott Harrell was the younger brother of Edward Bascom Harrell, and WSH’s wife, Ellen Victoria Hayes, was the sister of EBH’s wife, (Elizabeth) Leonora Hayes. Margaret Roundtree states that the two couples resided together at the family farm, west of Gatesville, until Bascom bought a farm north of Gates, NC.


Elisha Harrell ca 1770 – 1814 | his parents
& Elizabeth Beeman? ca 1770 – 1815 | her parents
of Gates County, North Carolina

This is my working hypothesis – the way I see it as of this moment!!
from the research of descendant Donald R Harrell


Elisha Harrell was born ca 1770 the son of Thomas Harrell who died in Gates County in 1808.

US Census records for Gates Country:
1790 only one Elisha Harrell listed.
1800 the census listings are “Elisha (of Peter)” and “Elisha.”

Peter was the son/grandson of Thomas (the Younger)
and the other “Elisha” was the son of Thomas, Jr.

1800 census Gates Co NC
Elisha Harrell 1wm 26/45, 1wm 0/10, 1wf 16/26, 2wf 0/10

Children of Elisha Harrell and Elizabeth Beeman?:
1. Thomas Harrell ca 1795 – 1824
2. daughter Harrell bef 1800 –
3. Penina Harrell ca 1799 –
married Mills Piland [of James]
4. Elijah Harrell 4 March 1801 – 16 Dec 1873
married 21 Oct 1830 Agatha Brooks –
5. Josiah Harrell ca 1803 – 1825 –
Nov Ct 1816 – Josiah Harrell, orphan of Elisha,
bonded to Asa Harrell to learn the trade of cooper.

6. Lemuel Harrell ca 1805 – 1822
7. Elisha B Harrell ca 1813 –
married 1846 Missouri Brady
“letter from Lydia A Riddick to son Charles Riddick, 4 Aug 1846: ‘I believe I wrote that Missouri Brady is married to Club foot Elisha Harrell.'”

(N.B. Son Elisha was early reported as Elisha of Elisha, but later as Elisha B. I think the “B” may have been for Beeman … earlier connections: Asa Harrell was married to Rachel Beeman; guardian of children was Abraham Beeman.)

Gates Country Court Records:
May 1795 – The court ordered that Andrew Savage, orphan of William Savage, about ten years of age, be bound as an apprentice to Elisha Harrell to learn the Business of a Cooper
– August 1795 – Elisha Harrell ordered to jury duty the next term.
Р18 November 1799 РElisha Harrell (of Peter) on the Grand Jury. I believe that between August 1795 and November 1799 that Elisha Harrell (of Thomas) turned twenty-one…thus the designation in jury summons of Elisha (of Peter) and Elisha (of Thomas), as well as the listing in the US Census.
– 31 October 1803 – Elisha Harrell purchased land on the east side of Coles Creek (I believe this to be the same land that was sold in 1819 to Mills Piland).
– Gates Co. Court Minutes list Elisha (of Thomas) as a juror in 1808.
– August Court 1814 – Elizabeth Harrell, widow of Elisha, presents his last will and testament in court. Inventory of estate is presented.
– February Court 1815 – Abraham Beeman is appointed as executor of the estate of Elizabeth Harrell, widow of Elisha.
– November Court 1816 – Josiah Harrell, orphan of Elisha, bonded to Asa Harrell to learn the trade of cooper.
– Various Court Minutes 1817-1828: Reports, accounts of the estates of Elisha and Elizabeth Harrell, by Abraham Beeman, executor. The orphans named at various times were: Elijah, Josiah, Lemuel and Elisha. Also Susan Beeman orphan of Israel
– May Court 1819 – Court approved combining land of heirs back into the original farm and sold the combined land to Mills and Penina (Harrell) Piland.
– February Court 1822 – Abraham Beeman appointed administrator of estate of Lemuel Harrell. Report in Aug Court.
– February Court 1824 – Last will and testament of Thomas Harrell presented. Named as heirs: brothers Elisha and Josiah, sister Penny Piland, brother Elisha Harrell. Cousin Elisha Harrell, executor.
– February Court 1824 – Juror: Josiah Harrell of Elisha (must have been 21)
August Court 1825 – Elijah Harrell appointed administrator of estate of Josiah Harrell. Reports Nov 1825, Nov 1826.
– February 1827 – Abraham Beeman exhibits accounts of Elisha of Elisha
– February 1834 – Elijah Harrell presents final account as guardian of Elisha of Elisha.


Thomas Harrell ca 1735 – 1808 | his parents
& Ann | her parents
of Gates County, North Carolina

This is my working hypothesis – the way I see it as of this moment!!
from the research of descendant Donald R Harrell

Children of Thomas Harrell and wife Ann:
1. Elijah Harrell
2. Elisha Harrell ca 1770 – 1814
married Elizabeth Beeman ca 1770 – 1815
3. Edy Harrell
married 16 Aug 1783 Fredrick Ferow
4. Rebecca Harrell
5. Mary Harrell
6. Milley Harrell

Thomas Harrell died 1808 Gates Co
Will dated 22 March 1808 – prob May Ct 1808
sons and executors: Elijah and Elisha
daughters: Edy, Rebecca, Mary and Milley

The Gates County census for 1786, 1790 and 1800 lists only one Thomas as head of household.
The Aug 1796 Gates Co Ct Minutes state that Thomas Harrell and Stephen Eure were exempted from paying taxes for 1795 since they were over 60 years of age.
thus 1735 is assigned as his birth year.

Sally,

On another email (sent to you as a cc) I cited info on Elisha Harrell and his uncle, Samuel. In my previous EKA info I suggested that Elizabeth, wife/widow of Elisha was somehow related to Abraham Beeman. AB was “tooooo” prominent in being the guardian of their orphans after the death of Elizabeth @ 1815.

Do you have any idea whether or not Elizabeth would/could have been the sister OR sister-in-law to AB?

Also of interest…Elisha purchased two parcels of land:

  1. Feb. 1801 from Samuel Harrell
  2. May 1802 from Stephen Eure !!!!!!!!! Stephen and his father Charles were directed by the court to sell the property of Thomas the Younger in 1786 (where Samuel was the executor). Also, Stephen and Thomas, Jr. were VERY “thick” in many dealings recorded in the various court minutes, AND were acknowledge together in the Aug 1796 court minutes as being exempt from taxes, being upward of 60 years of age….they were the only two listed in this entry.

Are these two parcels adjacent? If so this was probably the land of Elisha’s farm that his daughter Pennina and her husband, Mills Piland, purchased from the estate of Elizabeth in 1819.

I am wondering if we could somehow trace the parcel that Elisha bought from Samuel, originally owned by Thomas, and somehow compare the parameters of the deed to those of the land location as described:

“Thomas Harrell (son of Edward) of Chowan Co. made a gift deed to son Peter Harrell of Chowan Co. 34 acres ‚ÄòLove and affection to son Peter Harrell land on South west side of Mouth of Cypress Swamp.‚Äô March 29, 1758 [Chowan Co. book H, page 270]”.

If these parcels are adjacent then there might be credence to my supposition that Peter and Thomas, Jr. were brothers, and that their father was Thomas of Edward…possibly son [grandson] of Thomas Harrell of Nansemond whose land was described in 1681 in the area of what is now called Cypress Chapel in Suffolk, VA, just north of the VA/NC state line in the area of Drum Hill and Middle Swamp.

If so, then Thomas of Edward was also Thomas the Younger in the 1758 NC petition, and the Hertford Tax Receipts.

Also, another point of interest. Years ago I was looking through the Gates deeds on the NC Core Collection Microfilm, and I noted several references to Harrells Mill Pond. Someone (I cannot remember who…might have been in the Gates Court House record room) acknowledged that it was the original name of what is now Taylor’s Mill Pond – I believe this area to be in what is called Cypress Swamp.

Hope all is well.

Regards,

Don


Thomas Harrell ca 1710 – 1782 | his parents
of Hertford and Gates Co NC

This is my working hypothesis – the way I see it as of this moment!!
from the research of descendant Donald R Harrell

This Thomas Harrell Jr of Sarum-Coles Creek is the son of another Thomas Harrell of Sarum-Cole Creek [bef 1692 – 1771] and grandson of John Harrell Sr. of Dragon Swamp. [per Barbara B Harrell] and great-grandson of the emigrant Thomas Harrell from Kent, Eng. and of Hancock Creek/Parkers Creek [1609 – 1680]

from Janet Hunter
Thomas Harrell died 1782 Gates Co – Samuel Harrell was the executor
In 1786 the estate was divided by Cyprian Cross, Charles Eure, and Stephen Eure among 8 heirs who received 11sh 8d each.
Thomas, Charles, John, Josiah, Demsey, Jesse, Lemuel and Samuel Harrell.

Lemuel Harrell died 1782 Gates Co –
wife Elizabeth Hargrove, who married Lewis Sparkman 2nd
his orphans were Mary and Levinia
Janet thinks this Mary married 1800 1st Mills Landen and in 1803/4 Uriah Eure.
Josiah and Elisha posted bond for Mary Harrell Landing to be adm. of Mill’s estate. L. Sparkman was one of those who set off Mary Harrell Landing’s dower estate.

Children of Thomas Harrell ca 1710 – 1782:
1. Thomas Harrell ca 1735 – 1808
2. Charles Harrell
3. John Harrell
4. Josiah Harrell
5. Demsey Harrell
6. Jesse Harrell
7. Lemuel Harrell d. 1782
8. Samuel Harrell

In going through the records of the Court Minutes of Gates County I found
the following:
1. Volume II, page 278, May 1800 – 166 In the Action Seasbrook Watson
against Thomas Smith on a Petition & Summons, Jury impaneled &
Sworn…..Saml. Harrell, son of Thomas…
2. Volume II, page 298, Feb. 1801 – Deed of Sale of Land Samuel Harrell
to Elisha Harrell
It is my opinion that the Samuel Harrell listed below was:
a. the son of Thomas Harrell, d. 1782.
b. in 1786 was the executor of the personal property of his father, and was
at the time in possession of the land of his father.
c. cited in the above mentioned jury duty, the last listing of “Samuel
Harrell of Thomas” in Gates County.
d. listed as having sold his land to his nephew, Elisha Harrell of Thomas of
Thomas, prior to the court of Feb. 1801.

Regards,
Don of CA


 

Three Thomas Harrells signed the petition in 1758 to have a separate county in the northern part of Chowan Co.

In William Murfree Tax Receipt Book, Hertford County, North Carolina 1768-1770 are three listings for Thomas Harrell.
on page 122 – between Thomas Barnes and Thomas Sparkman
Thomas Harrell
1768 to 3 taxes V. by B Wynns Jur 1 9 6
69 to 3 taxes
70 to 3 taxes Rec/d/ 2 13 6 = 4 pds 3 sh

on page 123 – between Thomas Piland and Thomas Winborn and next to each other

Thomas Harrell, the younger
1768 to 1 tax
69 to 1 do
70 to 1 do = 1 pds 7 sh 8

Thomas Harrell Junr.
1768/70 to 3 taxes 1 pd 2 sh Rec/d/

from Donald R Harrell
Three possibilities for the father of Thomas Harrell who died in 1808:

– John Harrell Sr – .
– Edward Harrell bef 1680 – is best candidate for father
who died ca 1754 and had wife Ann
[I think maybe brother of Thomas the younger]

1771 May – Hertford Co – Will of Thomas Harrell was presented to Ct and Jesse Harrell was made executor. NCGSJ May 88 abstract by Ransom McBride
[I think this was Edward’s son- smk]

– the Thomas Harrell [the Younger] who died in 1782.

“In 1758, there was a petition to have a separate county in the northern part of Chowan Co. Three Thomas Harrells signed this petition: Thomas Harrell, Thomas Harrell and Thomas Harrell, Jr. I believe that this area became part of Hertford prior to the founding of Gates Co. in 1778/9. In the Hertford Co. tax records of 1768 the names of the residents parallel those of the earlier/later records of the Gates Co. area known as Cypress Swamp – west of present Gatesville, NC and along Coles Creek and Sarum Creek. In the 1768 records a “Thomas Harrell” is listed on page 122. On page 123 are listed consecutively, “Thomas Harrell (The Younger)” and “Thomas Harrell, Jr”. I believe that Thomas (d.1808) to be the Junior, and his father was Thomas (the younger). I believe that Thomas (the older) to be either a sibling or cousin of Edward Harrell‚Ķor not related at all.

“I believe that the father of Thomas Harrell (d.1808) could have been the Thomas Harrell who died in 1786. N.B. that the Harrell family and the Eure family were closely connected. Their plantations were adjacent (Harrell’s ME Church was build on their common boundary line). The following Gates County records of this Thomas Harrell

May Court, 1784 – Stephen Eure and Thomas Harrell offered themselves as security for the estate of Enos Eure
– February Court, 1786 – On behalf of Samuel Harrell – Charles Eure, Jesse Vann and Stephen Eure were ordered to make a division of the estate of Thomas Harrell.
– August Court, 1786 – The results of the sale of the estate of Thomas Harrell were exhibited by Samuel Harrell, executor.
– November Court, 1786 – Cyprian Eure, Stephen Eure and Charles Eure made a report on the division of the estate of Thomas Harrell.

Children of Thomas Harrell d 1782 [from 1786 div. Gates Co]
1. Thomas Harrell ca 1735 – 1808 Gates Co
married Ann
2. Charles Harrell est 1738 –
3. John Harrell est 1740 –
4. Josiah Harrell est 1743 –
5. Demsey Harrell est 1744 – 1812
6. Jesse Harrell est 1746
7. Lemuel Harrell est 1748 – 1782 Gates Co
married Elizabeth Hargrove d bef 1796
a. Mary Harrell ca 1780 –
married 1800 Mills Landen
married 2nd Uriah Eure
b. Levinia Harrell ca 1781
Elizabeth married 2nd 1782 Lewis Sparkman
8. Samuel Harrell

Will of Cristian Harrell June the 12 Day 1796
I cristian hearrell in a low state of life but in right understanding and sound memory This is my last will and testament in The first place I gave my cow and the money which my two unkells Samuel harrell and demsey harrell ows me to my mother mary harrell and my heffer to my ant Sarah piland and my two chists to martha piland and ruth piland and I gave the eight yeards and half of cloth which mary piland ows me and the two yeards which rachel piland ows me to my ant Sarah piland and I gave my cloths to my ant Sarah piland and martha piland and ruth piland Cristian harrell her will as witness Edward piland Susanna piland


Mills Eure, Esq 1760/65 – 30 Apr 1837 fB
married 1780/86 Mary Harrell
married 1831/36 Mary Elizabeth/Louisa A Lee
Child of Uriah Eure and wife Nancy Smith:

1. Uriah Eure ca 1782 – aft 1808
married Mary Harrell

Bray Eure ca 1795 – aft 1860
married 25 May 1819 Sarah Harrell
a. Daniel/Dempsey Eure [farmer] ca 1821 – 30 Apr 1862 of measles Orange C H VA
married Martha [Patsey] Harrell

In going through the records of the Court Minutes of Gates County I found
the following:
1. Volume II, page 278, May 1800 – 166 In the Action Seasbrook Watson
against Thomas Smith on a Petition & Summons, Jury impaneled &
Sworn…..Saml. Harrell, son of Thomas…
2. Volume II, page 298, Feb. 1801 – Deed of Sale of Land Samuel Harrell
to Elisha Harrell
It is my opinion that the Samuel Harrell listed below was:
a. the son of Thomas Harrell, d. 1782.
b. in 1786 was the executor of the personal property of his father, and was
at the time in possession of the land of his father.
c. cited in the above mentioned jury duty, the last listing of “Samuel
Harrell of Thomas” in Gates County.
d. listed as having sold his land to his nephew, Elisha Harrell of Thomas of
Thomas, prior to the court of Feb. 1801.

Regards,
Don of CA

Gates Country Court Records:
May 1795 – The court ordered that Andrew Savage, orphan of William Savage, about ten years of age, be bound as an apprentice to Elisha Harrell to learn the Business of a Cooper
– August 1795 – Elisha Harrell ordered to jury duty the next term.
Р18 November 1799 РElisha Harrell (of Peter) on the Grand Jury. I believe that between August 1795 and November 1799 that Elisha Harrell (of Thomas) turned twenty-one…thus the designation in jury summons of Elisha (of Peter) and Elisha (of Thomas), as well as the listing in the US Census.
– 31 October 1803 – Elisha Harrell purchased land on the east side of Coles Creek (I believe this to be the same land that was sold in 1819 to Mills Piland).
– Gates Co. Court Minutes list Elisha (of Thomas) as a juror in 1808.

Harrells in 1800 Census Gates Co NC –

name to10 to 16 to26 to 45 45+ to 10 to 16 to 26 to 45 45+ slaves
David 1 1 1 4 1 9
Sam 3 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 12
Noah 1 1 1 1 12
David 3 1 1 1 2
Abraham 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 7
Asa 2 1 1 3 1 1
John 2 2 1 1
Elijah 2 1 2 1 1
Theophil 1 1 1 5
Isaac Sr 1 1 1 1 18
Thomas 1 1 1
Josiah 1 1 1 3 1 1 1
Peter Sr 1 1 3 1 2
Sam 1 3 1 1 1 1 1 2
Aron 2 1 1 1 1 1 1
Demy 3 1 1 2 1
Elisha P 2 2 1 2 1 1 3
Jesse 1 2 1 2 1 2
Elisha 1 1 2 1
David SE 1 2 1 4
William 1 1 1
Peter 1 2 1 1

1768-1770 Hertford County – William Murfree’s tax receipt book
abstracts by Fouts —- means found on Gates County 1786 Census
Harrell:
Aaron, p 1 1768 2 taxes by B Wynns Junr
Adam, p7 1768 1 tax, 1769 1 tax, 1770 1 tax
Charles, p12 1768 1 tax, 1769 1 tax, 1770 1 tax
David, p18 1770 2 taxes rec.
Demsey p18 1770 1 tax
Jesse, p48 1768 1 tax, 1769 1 tax, 1770 1 tax by B Wynns Jur.
p56 1770 1 tax
Jethro, p52 1769 2 taxes, 1770 2 txes by procl
John, p51 1768 1 tax
Josiah, p51 1768 1 tax, 1769 1 tax, 1770 1 tax
Peter, p102 1768 1 tax by B Wynns Jun
Thomas, p122 1768 3 taxes, 1769 3 taxes, 1770 3 taxes by B Wynns Jur
Thomas, jr, p123 1768 70 3 taxes rec
Thomas, the younger, p123 1768 1 tax, 1769 1 tax, 1770 1 tax
Harold: Elijah p24 1768 1 tax, 1769 1 tax, 1770 1 tax rec.

from Janet Hunter
Thomas Harrell died 1782 Gates Co – Samuel Harrell was the executor
In 1786 the estate was divided by Cyprian Cross, Charles Eure, and Stephen Eure among 8 heirs who received 11sh 8d each.
Thomas, Charles, John, Josiah, Demsey, Jesse, Lemuel and Samuel Harrell.

Lemuel Harrell died 1782 Gates Co –
wife Elizabeth Hargrove, who married Lewis Sparkman 2nd
his orphans were Mary and Levinia
Janet thinks this Mary married 1800 1st Mills Landen and in 1803/4 Uriah Eure.
Josiah and Elisha posted bond for Mary Harrell Landing to be adm. of Mill’s estate. L. Sparkman was one of those who set off Mary Harrell Landing’s dower estate.

from research by Donald R Harrell
e-mail from Don Jan 07

I looked over the info on my line, and I am wondering about your placing Peter Harrell as a son of Thomas Harrell, d.1808. I have looked him as being the possible brother of Thomas, d.1808. The listing looks like Peter was 8 years old when he received the land from Thomas of Chowan.

I am also wondering about the listing of Pennia Eure as the wife of Elisha of Thomas…I have always thought of her as the wife of Elisha of Peter….probably the “cousin Elisha” of the will of Thomas of Elisha (1824).

 

I am looking to “ground zero” for our line of Harrells to be the area of southern Nansemond County and Gates County….the area of Cypress Chapel….probably the land listed in the 1681 land acknowledgement of Thomas of Thomas.


Edward Harrell bef 1680 – | his parents
& 1707 Margaret Brumwell | her parents
of Chowan Co

This is my working hypothesis – the way I see it as of this moment!!

This Edward seems to be son of Thomas son of Thomas

a Edward Harrell married in Middlesex VA on 20 April 1707 Margaret Brumwell.

Children of Edward Harrell:
1. Samuel Harrell ca 1700 – 1761 Chowan Co
2. Edward Harrell bef 1710 – 1754 Bertie Co
married Ann
3. Thomas Harrell ca 1710 – 1782 Gates Co
“Thomas Harrell [son of Edward] of Chowan Co. made a gift deed to son Peter Harrell of Chowan Co. 34 acres ‘Love and affection to son Peter Harrell land on South west side of Mouth of Cypress Swamp.’ March 29, 1758 [Chowan Co. book H, page 270]”
a. Peter Harrell ca 1737 –
“Thomas Harrell [son of Edward] of Chowan Co. made a gift deed to son Peter Harrell of Chowan Co. 34 acres ‘Love and affection to son Peter Harrell land on South west side of Mouth of Cypress Swamp.’ March 29, 1758 [Chowan Co. book H, page 270]”
married Pleasant
a. Elisha Harrell Sr ca 1766 – 1837/40 Gates NC
married 18 Dec 1786 Penelope [Pennina] Eure ca 1766 – 1842
i. Martha Harrell d aft 1820
married Burrell Eure
ii. Jethro Harrell d aft 1836
married Judith Taylor
iii. Peter Harrell d. aft 1842
iv. Elizabeth [Betsy] Harrell 1798/1800 – aft 1850
married Kinchen Taylor
married James Goodwin Sr
v. Penelope [Penny] Harrell
married Irvin Harrell
vi. Penelope Harrell
vii. Judith Harrell
married Savage
viii. Celia Ann Harrell ca 1818 – aft 1860
married Nathan Harrell
b. Peter Harrell ca 1768 – 1802
married 5 Dec 1796 Martha Williams
c. Annis Harrell
d. Nancy Harrell
e. Judith Harrell
f. Penelope Harrell
g. Mary Harrell
h. Pleasant Harrell
i. Elizabeth Harrell
j. Martha Harrell ca 1771 – bef 1802
married 26 Mar 1787 Blake Eure 1765/74 – aft 1822
son of Stephen Eure and Tamar Rooks
i. Henry Eure 1794/1800 – aft 1840
married Julia Eure
ii. Hillory H Eure 1794/1804 – aft 1835
married Mary Ann Minton
married Frances Ann Hurdle
iii. Peter Eure 1802/03 – 1871 69th yr
married Nancy Carter
married Sarah/Sallie Duck
4. John Harrell who purchased land in Gates Co ca 1730

Thomas Harrell

 

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