HARBER

Harbour

Information on this page from Windows Into Our Past, A Genealogy of the Parsons, Smith and Associated Families, Vol. 1 ©1996, Judy Parsons Smith

The Harbours came to this country in the early 1700’s from Wales .  They came by way of Charles County , Virginia to Lee County .  They were Huguenots originally from France .

Thomas Harbour

Thomas Harbour , is the ancestor of the Lee County , Virginia Harbour ’s.  He was b. c. 1675-1695, reputedly from Wales; d. after 1777; m. Sarah Witt , daughter of John Witt, Jr. , one of two Huguenot brothers, refugees from France .

Thomas & Sarah (Witt) Harbour  had ten (10) children:

1.      David Harbour , b. c. 1708-1726
2.     
Talmon Harbour , b. c. 1718-1728; m. ca. 1745 to Mary Wright .
3.     
Lavinia ‘Lamina’ Harbour , b. 1720; m. Charles Witt .
4.     
Mary Harbour , m. Palatiah Shelton .
5.     
Abner Harbour , b. ca. 1730; d. 1778, Henry County, VA; m. Joyce Thornhill .
6.     
Elisha Harbour , b. ca. 1733; m. Margaret (unknown ) .
7.     
Elijah Harbour , b. ca. 1735; d. 1769, Pittsylvania County , VA ; m. Prudence Pusey .
8.     
Jane Harbour , m. Elijah Witt .
9.     
Sarah Harbour , m. David Witt .
10. 
Adonijah Harbour , m 1st 25 Aug 1769 to Ann Nancy Dalton ; m 2nd 3 Apr 1791 to Charlotte Gallihue Dalton , widow of Samuel Dalton .

Elisha Harbour

6.  Elisha Harbour , son  of Thomas & Sarah (Witt) Harbour , b. ca. 1733; m. ca. 1755-1760 to Margaret (unknown ) .  Elisha Harbour received a land grant in Christian County , Kentucky between 1799 and 1813.  Elisha & Margaret (unknown )  Harbour  had five (5) children:

6.1.    Jeremiah Jerry ’ Harbour , b. ca. 1763, VA; d. p.  1840, Hart County , KY ; m. 1790 to Elizabeth (thought to be Reynolds ) .
6.2.     Amos Harbour , b. ca. 1761; d. ante 1820, Barron County , KY ; m. Judity Dale .
6.3.     Elisha Harbour , Jr. , b. ca. 1764; d. 1846, Trigg County , KY ; m 1st 15 Jan 1795, Lincoln County , KY to Delilah Jones ; m 2nd Martha (unknown ) .
6.4.    Micajah Harbour , b. 1770; m. 28 May 1798, Garrard County , KY to Jenny Boyle .
6.5.     Joseph Harbour , b. 22 Jul 173; d. 25 Jul 1839; m. 11 Feb 1799, Garrard County , KY to Mary Stephens .

Jeremiah Jerry ’ Harbour

6.1.   Jeremiah ‘Jerry’ Harbour , son  of Elisha & Margaret (unknown )  Harbour , b. ca. 1763, VA; d. p. 1840, Hart County, KY; m. *Elizabeth (possibly a Reynolds) , she is shown m 2nd to William Daugherty .   See Daugherty .

Revolutionary War Service: 

            Jeremiah is listed as a Revolutionary Veteran in Hart County , Kentucky in 1840.

Jeremiah & Elizabeth ( Reynolds ?) Harbour  had three (3) children:

6.1.1.   Elias Harbour , b. 12 Aug 1792, Patrick County, VA; d 28 Sep 1855, Lee County, VA; m. Elizabeth Blankenship , daughter of Arthur & Mary (Muncy) Blankenship .
6.1.2.  
Harbour, son , b. 1794-1804
6.1.3.  
Harbour, daughter , b. 1794-1804.

 *$  According to family, Elizabeth was the daughter of R. J. Reynolds .  According to Vernon Harber , the family received a letter after the death of R. J. Reynolds , stating that she was his daughter.  However, the family was not entitiled to any inheritance.  According to “Early Settler’s of Lee County Virginia and Adjacent Countries”, in court records Elias Harber , her son, is declared the illegitmate child of Jeremiah & Elizabeth ( Reynolds ) Harber .  According to records she shows up with a fourth child, Charles Daugherty , b. 1808.  According to tradition, Jeremiah Harber left Elizabeth and the children and went into Kentucky and was not heard from again.  Perhaps after several years alone, she felt that her husband ws dead and that since she was alone with children, a second husband was needed.  Elizabeth Harber  most likely married William Daugherty  around 1807/1808.  Her son Charles Daugherty was b. 1808.  Elizabeth remained with William Daugherty for the rest of her life.

Elias Harber

6.1.1.  Elias Harber , son of Jeremiah & Elizabeth Harbour, b. 18 Aug 1790, Patrick County, VA; d. 28 Sept 1855, Sugar Run, Lee County, VA of Flux, age 63 yrs, 1 mo, 10 days; m. ca. 1818 (based on birth of first childin 1819) to Elizabeth Blankenship , daughter of Arthur & Mary (Muncy) Blankenship , b. 1802, Tazewell County, VA; d. p. 1870, Lee County, VA.  Elias was a farmer in Lee County, VA and owend several hundred acres of farm land.

Formation of Friendship Baptist Church : 

Elias Harber  was instrumental in the formation of the Friendship Baptist Church .  In 1879 meetings were held in the home of Elias Harber .  The present home of the church is 5 miles west of Jonesville , Virginia .

  Elias & Elizabeth (Blankenship) Harbour  had thirteen (13) children:

6.1.1.1.       Arthur Harber , b. 1 Oct 1819; d. 1 Apr 1896, Lee County , VA; m. Elizabeth Betsy ’ Pennington .
6.1.1.2..     William D. Harber , b. 1822, Lee County, VA; m. Jane (unknown ) .
6.1.1.3.       Hannah Harber , b. 1823
6.1.1.4.      Mary Harber , b. 1825; never married.
6.1.1.5.       Jeremiah Harber , b. 1826, Lee County, VA; d. Lee County, VA; m. Sarah Jane (unknown ) .
6.1.1.6.       Charles ‘Charley’ Harber , b. 1827; d. 15 Mar 1833; m. Anna Hedrick
6.1.1.7.      John Harber , b. ca. 1829; d. ca. 1885, Pulaski County , KY ; m. Naomi (unknown ) .
6.1.1.8.      Henry Milton Harber , b. ca. 1831; d. 28 Aug 1893, Lee County, VA; m. Mary Hedrick  - half sister of Anna Hedrick .
6.1.1.9.       Elizabeth Harber , b. 1833, Lee County , VA; d. aft. 1890, Lee County , VA; m. 6 Nov 1856 to Jehu Green .  See Green .
6.1.1.10.   Wallace J. Harber , b. 1 Mar 1837; d. 7 Apr 1913; m. 9 Jan 1862 to Margaret Ellen Caldwell .
6.1.1.11.    Lydia Harber , b. ca. 1838; d. 26 Nov 1884; m. 27 Jul 1856 to James B. Burgin .
6.1.1.12.   Sarah Harber , b. ca. 1840; m. 21 Jan 1858 to Issac Botner .
6.1.1.13.    Samuel Page Harber , b. ca. 1843, Lee County, VA; m. ca. 1863 to Julie Anne Bays .

Head, Quarters U. S. Force

Cumberland Gap , April 29, 18 65  

I,          Charles Harber           , of             Lt. Bowlins  Co.               , of 64th  Viginia  Cavalry  Regt  do hereby  voluntarily  give my Parole of honor  that  I wil  return  to  my  home  in      Lee County     State of                                                               .....Virginia   and I do  further  promise  that  I will  not  take up arms against the Federal Government and that I will remain Peaceable and Loyal  to the  U. S.  Government  until  I am  regularly  Exchanged by proper authority.

                                                               his
                                               
   Charles X Harber
                                               
             mark

 Approved By Command of
         
W.Z. Dillard
Colonel Commanding

         (unreadable signature)
                      
Liut. and Past Adjutant

Parole of Honor - Charles Harber

Charles ‘Charley’ Harber P

6.1.1.6.  Charles ‘Charley’ Harber , son of Elias & Elizabeth (Blankenship) Harber, b. 9 Apr 1827; d. 15 Mar 1883; m. 1 Jan 1850 to Anna Hedrick , daughter of John & Elizabeth (Davenport) Hedrick , b. 5 Dec 1826, Indiana; d. 18 Sept 1909, Lee County, VA.  Charles Harber served with the 64th Virginia Calvary during the Civil War.  He was captured by Union forces near the Cumberland Gap .  On 9 Apr 1865, he was released from Cumberland Gap on a Parole of Honor.

Charles & Anna (Hedrick) Harber  had six (6) children:

6.1.1.6.1.   William M. Harber , b. 28 Oct 1850; d. 26 May 1878; m. Lucy Davenport , b. 3 Apr 1874.
6.1.1.6.2.   Sarah Harber , b. 11 Nov 1852; m. 27 Dec 1871 to L. B. Kirk .
6.1.1.6.3.   Elias S. Harber , b. 12 Mar 1855; d. 6 Apr 1928, Lee County , VA; m. Fannie Day .
6.1.1.6.4.   Virginia Harber , b. 18 Nov 1857; m. 25 Dec 1877 to A. N. Pennington .
6.1.1.6.5.   Lutitia Harber , b. 22 Mar 1863.
6.1.1.6.6.   Emer Harber , b. 3 Apr 1874.

Elias S. Harber

6.1.1.6.1.  Elias S. Harber , son of Charles  & Anna (Hedrick) Harber , b. 12 Mar 1855; dd. 6 Apr 1928, at the age of 73 years and 24 days in Lee County, VA.  Buried in Shelburne cemetery in Lone Hollow, Lee County, VA.  He was married thrice; m 1st 7 Feb 1878  to Fanny Day, daughter of Bayley & Susan (unknown ) Day , b. ca. 1862, Harlan Co., KY; d. 18 Feb 1883, Lee County, VA; m 2nd 14 Apr 1887, by Wm M. Cooper , Lee Co., VA  to Laura (Lavina) J. Ely , daughter of Wm. & M. J. Ely , b. 1868; m 3rd Aug 1892, Mrs. Nancy E. Mole Stapleton .

Elias & Fannie (Day) Harber  had three (3) children:

6.1.1.6.1.1.  Sarah Ann Harber , b. 14 Nov 1879; d. 28 Feb 1947; m. John Collier ; m 2nd (unknown ) Fletcher.
6.1.1.6.1.2.  Elizabeth ‘Eliza’ Jane Harber , b. 25 Jul 1881, Elys Creek, VA; d. 27 Nov 1950, Pucketts Creek, VA; m. Isaac Rogers .  See Rogers .
6.1.1.6.1.3.  Rebecca Harber , b. 29 Sept 1883; d. 19 Oct 1883.

  Elias & Laura (Ely) Harber  had two (2) children:

6.1.1.6.1.4. Charles E. Harber , b. 28 May 1888; d. 5 Apr 1966; m. 20 Jun 1914 to Carrie Ely .
6.1.1.6.1.5.  William “Will” B. Harber , b. 30 Mar 1890; d. 8 Jul 1946; m. Larcie Fannon .

  Elias ’ third wife Nancy (Mole) (Stapleton)  Harber  had two (2) children by her first marriage they are:

·         Bob Stapleton
·        
Jim Stapleton

  Elias & Nancy (Mole) (Stapleton)  Harber  had seven (7) children:

6.1.1.6.1.6.   Mary V. Harber , b. 29 Mar 1894; d. 30 Oct 1921; m. (unknown ) Hawkins .
6.1.1.6.1.7.  John G. Harber , b. 8 Jun 1896; m. Elmer Orr .
6.1.1.6.1.8.  Harvey “Karny” Harber , b. 9 Jul 1898; m. Sudie Stewart .
6.1.1.6.1.9.    Louisa M. Harber ,  b. 2 Apr 1900; m. Ballard King  (his mother d. 2 Mar 1935).
6.1.1.6.1.10.    George P. Harber , b. 15 Jul 1905; m. Ruby Sprinkle .
6.1.1.6.1.11.  Claude Harber , b. 18 Apr 1909; d. 5 Sept 1935, age 24; m. Edna Smith
6.1.1.6.1.12.    Vernon Harber , b. 4 Aug 1911; m. Viola Smith

Elizabeth Harber

6.1.1.9.  Elizabeth Harber , daughter of Elias & Elizabth (Blankenship) Harbour, b. 1833, Lee County, VA; d. 1880’s (before 1883), Lee County, VA; m. Jehu/Jehugh Green , son of Robert & Ely Ann (Drake) Green , b. 2 Jan 1831, Harlan County, KY; d. 29 Sept 1901, Lee County, VA. 

Wallace J. Harber

6.1.1.10.  Wallace J. Harber , son of Elias & Elizabeth (Blankenship) Harber, b. 1 Mar 1837; d. 7 Apr 1913; m. 9 Jan 1862 to Margaret Ellen Caldwell .  Wallace J. Harber is listed among the Survivors of the Rebellion in the Jun 1890 Cenus, Lee County, VA.  He served as a Private in Co. F. 47th Kentucky Infantry of the Confederate Army.

Elizabeth Eliza Jane Harber

6.1.1.6.1.2.  Elizabeth ‘Eliza’ Jane Harber , daughter of Elias & Fannie (Day) Harber , b. 25 Jul 1881; d. 27 Nov 1950; m. 25 Sept 1895 to Issac Hayes Rogers , b. 3 Mar 1877; d. 5 Dec 1959.  See Green & Rogers.