Archiver > GEARHART > 2000-08 > 0967786098

From: "Connie R. Loftus" <>
Subject: [GEARHART] Gearhart web sites
Date: Fri, 01 Sep 2000 00:28:18 -0500
Gearhart, Alfred Clarence Rev., Sr.
Birth : 27 Jul 1852 Espy, Columbia, Pennsylvania
Death : 27 May 1917 Minatola, New Jersey
Gender: Male

Father: Gearhart, Henry Lanceford
Mother: Creveling, Lavinia
Joseph Gearhart (1798-1870s) was the son of of Adam
Gearhart, Sr. (1750-1833) and the brother of Adam Gearhart,
Jr. (1784-1856), the county's principal slave-dealer. Known as
"Squire Joseph," he was the largest landholder on Right
Beaver and one of the county's largest slaveholders. He was
also the local Justice of the Peace, and his farmhouse doubled
as a tavern and wayside inn. His wife was Sarah Martin
Gearhart, daughter of William and Susannah Tudor Martin.
Located on a hill in the middle of the farm is the Gearhart
>From a 1995 email from a Thomas Gierhart (quoted by Mark Gierhart [] on
the Gearhart rootsweb list):

The surname Gerhart or Gerhard or Gearhart or Gierhart means "Hard Spear". All
Germans arriving in Philadelphia before 1776 at Penns Landing are true Pennsylvania
Deutsch (German). My family via Zweibrucken, Germany (Rhineland) arrived on
October 10, 1764 on the ship Richmond.

Primarily of the Lutheran or German Reformed faith, most came from Palatinate area
of Germany (southwest) near Heidelberg, Kaiserslautern and Saarbrucken. There are
1,400 Gerhart families in the U.S. (with Gerhart spelling). The English changed names
on arrival in Philadelphia. German Philadelphia arrivals in book from 1709-1803.

Washington County Maryland is home of many Germans who migrated down the road
from Philadelphia to the Cumberland and Shenandoah Valley. Jonathan Hager founded
Hagerstown Maryland the county seat of Washington County Maryland....

John S(amuel?) Gearhart

Born: 18 Oct 1843 at PA
Died: 01 Jul 1903 at Vermontville, Eaton Co., MI

Father: Samuel Gearhart (1820-1881)
Mother: Amanda J Swagart (1822-1880)

This is just a small sample of the Gearhart genealogies that come up when you go to:
and do a search for "Gearhart"
lots of fun on this site.

This thread: