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GROGAN-D DigestVolume 97 : Issue 42

Today's Topics:
#1 Re: Part 9 GROGAN/HARBEN ["Terry Lawson" <.]
#2 Re: Grogan-Corn-Harben-Holtzclaw ["Terry Lawson" <.]
#3 Re: Part 10 GROGAN/HARBEN ["Terry Lawson" <.]
#4 Part 8 GROGAN/HARBEN ["Terry Lawson" <.]
#5 Part 11 GROGAN?HARBEN ["Terry Lawson" <.]

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Please note that there is no "Part 6"--I don't count well sometimes.
Sorry for any confusion.

Terry...

Jesse Mercer HARBEN, 9th child of Nathaniel B. and Barbara Burdin
Mauldin HARBEN

FIRST GENERATION

1. Jesse Mercer HARBEN CSA was born on APR 12 1835 in Hall Co, GA.
Died on MAY 16 1894 in Dawson Co, GA. Buried in New Hope Bapt Cem,
Dawson Co, GA.

Jesse Mercer Harben (1835-1894) Enlisted as Private in Smiths Legion,
Co A , at Ellijay, GA, by Capt. J.W. Pearcy. This unit became Co. H,
65th Georgia Volunteer Inf. in March, 1863. In Oct or Nov 1863, he was
on detached duty working as a mechanic on a railroad bridge near
Bristol,TN. A large log rolled over his leg, ". . .tearing the flesh
from the bone" from the knee to the thigh. He was in the General
Hospital at Augusta in Oct. of 1864. He appears to have been sent home
to heal. His 1890 pension application mentions that he was disabled and
that the wound he suffered more than two decades before was still a
"running sore" in 1890.

He married Mary KELLEY on AUG 20 1857 in Lumpkin Co, GA. Mary KELLEY
was born on JAN 13 1834. Died on SEP 12 1884. First wife of Jesse
Mercer Harbin. Her mother was Rachel Darnell.

They had the following children:

2 i. Emma HARBEN (infant) was buried in Old Bethel Church,
Dawson Co, GA.
+3 ii. John T B HARBEN
+4 iii. Willie HARBEN
+5 iv. Sarah Lucinda HARBEN
+6 v. Emory HARBEN

He also married Susan FAUSCETT about 1885 in Dawson Co, GA. Susan
FAUSCETT was born on MAY 20 1843. Died on OCT 21 1919. 2nd wife of
Jesse Mercer Harben. Perry, pg 26, gives as Fauscett, Glenn Harbin as
Fawcet.

They had the following children:

7 i. M.J. HARBEN (infant) was born on NOV 17 1886. Died on
NOV 17 1886.

SECOND GENERATION

3. John T B HARBEN was born on JUL 28 1858 in Emma, Dawson Co, GA.
Died on MAY 19 1880 in Dawson Co, GA. Emma, GA is in the Amicalola
District of Dawson Co, GA.

He married Martha Elizabeth GROGAN on AUG 5 1877 in Dawson Co, GA.
Martha Elizabeth GROGAN was born on OCT 30 1858 in Dawson Co, GA. Died
on JUN 25 1917 in Bartow Co, GA. Buried in Mulberry Church, Hoschton,
Hall Co, GA. Husband John Harbin died at age 22 after 3 years of
marriage. She was living with her parents in 1880.

They had the following children:

+8 i. Mercer G HARBIN
+9 ii. Marshall A HARBIN

4. Willie HARBEN was born on DEC 5 1861. Died on OCT 13 1884.

He married Linda ANDERSON. Linda ANDERSON was born about 1861.

They had the following children:

10 i. Connie HARBIN
+11 ii. Ila HARBIN
+12 iii. Chlora HARBIN

5. Sarah Lucinda HARBEN was born on AUG 24 1872. Died on NOV 29 1899.

She married Will EDWARDS.

They had the following children:

13 i. Andrew EDWARDS

6. Emory HARBEN was born in 1879. Died in 1964.

The following from C. Brown: Nina Rachel Corn b 09-12-1878 in Lumpkin
Co., GA. She was dau of Jesse Marion and Elizabeth PARKS Corn. Nina
was married at her parents home on 08-22-1897, to Emory F. Harben b
08-04-1879. Rev. J. W. Matthews performed the ceremony. Emory was son
of Jesse Mercer HARBEN. The family moved to Bluff Dale, Erath Co.,
Texas Dec. 1913. Later moving to Collin Co., TX, and then to McKinney
in 1944. children:

1. Jesse Mercer Harben II.
2. Halman Hershel Harben.
3. James Paul Harben.
4. Estee Harben.
5. Alice Harben.
6. Thomas Guy Harben.
Source: Eve M. Harben as

Published in THE HERITAGE OF HENDERSON CO NC. (via C. Brown)

He married Nina CORN. Nina CORN was born about 1880. (see above)

They had the following children:

14 i. Jesse HARBIN. Moved to TX.
15 ii. Halman HARBIN
16 iii. Paul HARBIN
17 iv. Essie HARBIN
18 v. Dessie HARBIN
19 vi. Guy HARBIN

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Grogan family of North Georgia.

Thank you. The additional Harben information is appreciated.

Terry...

Here is the very thin information that I have on the Benj. Holtzclaw
connection:

FIRST GENERATION

1. Benjamin HOLTZCLAW was born about 1850.

He married Mary B HARBEN (dau of James H. Harben) on OCT 16 1870 in
Dawson Co, GA. Mary B HARBEN was born about 1850.

They had the following children:

+2 i. Frank HOLTZCLAW
3 ii. Jim HOLTZCLAW was
4 iii. Bunyon HOLTZCLAW
5 iv. Arthur HOLTZCLAW
6 v. Walter HOLTZCLAW
+7 vi. John Henry HOLTZCLAW
+8 vii. Charlie HOLTZCLAW
+9 viii. Ora HOLTZCLAW
+10 ix. Martha HOLTZCLAW
+11 x. Lula HOLTZCLAW
+12 xi. Frances HOLTZCLAW

SECOND GENERATION

2. Frank HOLTZCLAW was born in Dawson Co, GA.

He married Hattie HOLT. Hattie HOLT was born in Dawson Co, GA.

7. John Henry HOLTZCLAW was born in Dawson Co, GA.

He married WHITMORE. WHITMORE was born in Dawson Co, GA.

He also married Susie BURT. Susie BURT was born after 1870 in Dawson
Co, GA. Second wife of John Henry Holtzclaw.

8. Charlie HOLTZCLAW was born in Dawson Co, GA.

He married Ellie FORSTER (Foster?). Ellie FORSTER was born after 1870
in Dawson Co, GA.

9. Ora HOLTZCLAW was born in Dawson Co, GA.

She married John DISHROON. John DISHROON was born after 1870 in Dawson
Co, GA. Note that there is a Disharoon(sp) family in early Pickens Co,
GA.

10. Martha HOLTZCLAW was born in Dawson Co, GA.

She married John Henry CHUMBLEY. John Henry CHUMBLEY was born in
Dawson Co, GA.

11. Lula HOLTZCLAW was born in Dawson Co, GA.

She married Joe CHUMBLEY.
12. Frances HOLTZCLAW was born in Dawson Co, GA.

She married CHUMBLEY.

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This Part 10 and the last of a series regarding the descendants of
Nathaniel B. Harben and his wife Barbara Burdine Mauldin of Lumpkin
Co., GA (now Dawson Co., GA).

The last of their 10 children, Lucinda, is listed below. You see that I
have little about her.

I appreciate the patience of those on the mil list who have no interest
in the Grogan family of North Georgia, and the patience of those who
just don't want to know this much about a line connecting to Grogan. To
all I apologize for the need to edit, proof and otherwise make the
narrative more readable. There is a good chance we will all be
someone's
ancestors before I get around to that. Sorry.

You have seen spelling as both "Harben", with the "e", and "Harbin",
with the "i". It appears that the family in Dawson County used
"Harben." Those who left the county sometimes change to "Harbin", as
did my g-grandfather Joseph Nathaniel Harbin-son of Benjamin H. Harben.
In the records I have posted here, the early generations I give as
"Harben." Later generations may be given as "Harbin." There will be the
wrong spelling in many cases.

There will be other errors. I will be most grateful for corrections,
additions, and details.

Best wishes,

Terry...

FIRST GENERATION

1. Lucinda E HARBEN was born in 1837 in Lumpkin Co, GA. Moved to
Cherokee Co, GA

She married James Perry HOWARD on SEP 5 1858 in Dawson Co, GA. James
Perry HOWARD was born in 1834.

No other information.

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Benjamin H. HARBEN, 8th child of Nathaniel B. and Barbara Burdin
Mauldin HARBEN

(This is the line of Terry Lawson)

FIRST GENERATION

1. Benjamin H HARBEN (CSA) was born on OCT 30 1832 in Hall Co, GA.
Died on MAR 1 1912 in Dawson Co, GA. Buried in New Hope Baptist Cem.,
Dawson Co., GA.

Benjamin H. Harben (1832-1912) Enlisted as a Private in Smiths
Legion, Co A, at Ellijay, GA, by Capt. J.W. Pearcy. This unit bacame
Co. H, 65th Georgia Volunteer Inf. in March of 1863. The brothers;
Jesse M., Benjamen
H. and Balaam survived to become members of Co H of the 65th GA
Infantry. Nathaniel W. did not live to be a member of the 65th.

Detached as a mechanic to work on the railroad bridges, Ben was a
blacksmith working on a railroad bridge near Loudon, TN in April 1863.,
He contracted Typhoid in 1864. First hospitalized in Loudon, TN, he was
then furloughed home to recover. He rejoined his
company at Dalton, but the fever returned and he was hospitalized at
Newnan, GA. In May of 1864, he was again sent home. In August, while
still furloughed, he was marked in error as "absent without leave" on
the Companys muster roll. Ben was vindicated by evidence brought forth
in later pension applications. Cut off by the enemy from the 65th in
the Spring of 1865, he attached himself to Gen. Woffords command in
North
Georgia, but was again sent home as too ill to serve. He was paroled at
Kingston, GA, at the wars end.

He married Susan Elizabeth GROGAN on DEC 13 1855. Susan Elizabeth
GROGAN was born on AUG 25 1832 in Lumpkin Co, GA. Died on SEP 25 1900
in Dawson Co, GA. Buried in New Hope Bapt Cem, Dawson Co, GA. She is
a sister of Mary Ann and Mahala Grogan, both married to Balaam Harbin,
a brother of Benjamin H Harbin.

They had the following children:

+2 i. Barbara Matilda HARBEN
+3 ii. Joseph Nathaniel "Nat" HARBIN
+4 iii. Mahala S HARBEN
+5 iv. Tyre James HARBEN
+6 v. John Wilson "Long John" HARBEN
+7 vi. Juline L HARBEN
+8 vii. Samuel Benjamin HARBEN

SECOND GENERATION

2. Barbara Matilda HARBEN was born on NOV 28 1858 in Dawson Co, GA.
Died on JUN 28 1895 in Dawson Co, GA. Buried in New Hope Bapt Cem,
Dawson Co, GA.

She married Samuel Washington GILLELAND in Gwinnett Co, GA. Samuel
Washington GILLELAND was born about 1858.

They had the following children:

+9 i. Elmer GILLELAND
+10 ii. Etta GILLELAND
+11 iii. Benjamin GILLELAND
+12 iv. Bunyon GILLELAND
+13 v. Bessie GILLELAND
+14 vi. Boyd GILLELAND
+15 vii. Allie GILLELAND

3. Joseph Nathaniel "Nat" HARBIN was born on APR 25 1861 in Dawson Co,
GA. Died on OCT 13 1925. Buried in Bethesda Bapt Church, Nelson,
Cherokee Co., GA.

(This is the line of Terry Lawson.)

The Civil War had begun only a few months before Nat's birth. Nat's
father, Benjamin, his seven Harben uncles and his uncle, John Grogan,
were soon in the service of the Confederacy.

In the best of times, life on a mountain farm has never been easy. The
war was surely very difficult for the women and children with most of
the adult men off to war, and with partisans of both sides operating in
the neighborhood.

Nat Harbin grew to manhood in the harsh years following the war. He
farmed with his family, and he watched as development began of the
great deposit of marble not far away in the Long Swamp Valley of
Pickens County. When barely twenty, he left the land that is parents
and grandparents had pioneered to seek work at the quarries.

He brought with him little more than the blacksmithing and mechanical
skills that seem to have been passed from one HARBIN generation to the
next. According to his daughter Fannie, my grandmother, " He came down
from the mountains near Amicalola (Falls) with holes in his clothes. He
swore he wouldn't marry until he could properly look after a wife and
family." Nat settled in the tiny village of Marble Hill near the marble
quarries and worked as a machinist for the old Southern Marble Company,
now Georgia Marble Company.

In 1883 he married a local girl, "Vickey" DARNELL, who has the
singular distinction of having fifteen given names. For the record, she
was named Laura Victoria Levinia Cleopatria Susanna Diadamia Nancy Ann
Margaret Rebecca Emily Sarah Edna Mariah Jane DARNELL.

They were married at the DARNELL home amidst considerable
unpleasantness. It seems that the mother of the bride even refused to
come into the parlor for the wedding because "The Harbens are
'Democrats'." (a term used to indicate Confederate roots) As a child
living with my grandmother,
was forbidden to play with DARNELL cousins because, in her words,
"They are 'Republicans'!" (a term used to indicate Union roots)

Victoria was a daughter of John and Elizabeth Waldrop Darnell. John,
his sons and many of the family were strong Union men.

John Darnell (1818-1877)

Soon after Georgias secession in January of 1861, the state was aghast
to learn that the Union flag again flew over the Pickens County
Courthouse and was guarded by a small band of local Unionists in open
defiance of Confederate authority. The event gave rise to the notion
that Pickens had ...practically seceded from the Confederacy. It was
the last Union Flag flying below the Mason and Dixon line.

John Darnell and others of the family were among those who raised that
flag and defied all who would remove it. Local Secessionist, not yet in
a mood to fire on friends and neighbors, appealed repeatedly to
Governor Joe Brown, himself a native of the region, to send troops to
cut down the flag.

Joe Browns response was beautifully expressed, perhaps reflecting the
real mind and soul of the Southern people.

By no means; let it float. It floated over our fathers, and we all
love the flag now. We have only been compelled to lay it aside by the
injustice that has been practiced under its folds. If the people of
Pickens desire to hang it out, and keep it there, let them do so. I
will send no troops to interfere with it.

And so the flag stayed until blown down in a few weeks by a storm. It
was
recovered and hung on the wall in the courthouse where it remained
until the building burned in the 1940s.

In March of 1862, John Darnell was Captain in the local Pickens County
Militia of the 107th Georgia Militia. We can only speculate as to the
cause of his being in this Confederate unit. However, he is back in the
Union camp in the Spring of 1864 as Federal Post Commandant of Jasper
(Pickens County), installed there by Union Cavalry raiding into
Pickens. By late November, John was on his way to Tennessee with his
teen-aged sons, Sion Arrington and William Dyer, and others. John, at
age forty-five, and the others enlisted in the 5th Tennessee U.S.
Mounted Infantry.

Seventeen year old William Dyer died of fever in February of 1865. John
and Sion survived to return to their home in Pickens County, and from
there they took an active part in the Reconstruction government of
Georgia.

Nat and Victoria Harbin established their home at Marble Hill near her
Darnells. The house was high up the hill and to the east of McClain
Mountain Road, and from there they looked
out across the Long Swamp Valley to the steep hills beyond. Here were
born their eight children.

In 1909, Vicky died at age forty-two and was buried at Long Swamp
Baptist Church. The two oldest girls had married and were living a few
miles away in Nelson. So Nat moved to Nelson where his older daughters
could help with the younger children. Nat worked as a blacksmith and
raised his children.

Some five years after Victoria's death, Nat married Masina, the widow
of Jack Farmer, and became father to her three teenage boys; Ken, Ed
and Jack. In April of 1915, Nat and Masina had a daughter who they
named Warena.

Nat Harbin was sixty-four when he died in 1925. He was buried at
Bethesda Baptist Church at Nelson. His handsome monument stands near
the church and is always graced with a bouquet of yellow flowers left
there by a caring granddaughter.

Nat and Victoria had the following children:

+16 i. Mertie Aberdine HARBIN
+17 ii. Alice Matilda HARBIN
+18 iii. Laura Josephine HARBIN
+19 iv. Fannie Lee HARBIN ("Ma Lawson", grandmother of
Terry Lawson)
+20 v. Benjamin Franklin HARBIN
21 vi. (infant) HARBIN was born on MAY 5 1899 in Pickens Co.,
GA. Died on JUN 23 1899 in Pickens Co., GA. Buried in Cornith Bapt
Cem, Pickens Co, GA.
+22 vii. Henry Joseph HARBIN
+23 viii. Eva Mae HARBIN

Nat married second Masina FAULKNER about 1915 in Pickens Co, GA.
Masina FAULKNER was born on FEB 13 1873 in GA. Died on JAN 2 1944 in
Cherokee/Pickens Co, Ga. Buried in Bethesda Bapt Cem, Nelson, Cherokee
Co, GA. Headstone gives dates and "Masina Faulkner Farmer-Harbin."
Buried next to Andrew J. Farmer (assume to be 1st husband) and "infant
daughter of Andrew J. Farmer."

They had the following children:

+24 i. Warena HARBIN

4. Mahala S HARBEN was born on DEC 23 1863 in Dawson Co, GA. Died on
DEC 6 1943 in Dawson Co, GA. Buried in New Hope Bapt Cem, Dawson Co,
GA.

She married John Greenberry WATERS. John Greenberry WATERS was born on
MAY 18 1861. Died on APR 8 1912 in Dawson Co, GA. Buried in New Hope
Cem, Dawson Co, GA.

They had the following children:

+25 i. Carrie WATERS
+26 ii. Silvey WATERS
+27 iii. Laura WATERS
+28 iv. Raymond L WATERS
29 v. Arvil WATERS was born on OCT 17 1885 in Dawson Co, GA.
Died on FEB 8 1909.
30 vi. Stella WATERS was born on MAY 21 1888 in Dawson Co, GA.
Died on NOV 6 1953. Taught school.
+31 vii. Mynor WATERS

5. Tyre James HARBEN was born in 1867 in Dawson Co, GA. Died in near
Winder, Barrow Co, GA.

He married Mary HARPIS.

They had the following children:

+32 i. Lonie HARBIN
+33 ii. Tomie HARBIN
+34 iii. Ora HARBIN

He also married Neatie HARPIS. 2nd wife of Tyre Harbin. Appears to be
sister of 1st wife Mary.

They had the following children:

35 i. Lizzie "Izzie" HARBIN
+36 ii. Farish HARBIN
+37 iii. Ruth HARBIN
+38 iv. Henry HARBIN
+39 v. Vernie HARBIN
+40 vi. Boyd HARBIN

6. John Wilson "Long John" HARBEN was born on JAN 3 1868 in Dawson Co,
GA. Died on DEC 31 1931 in Pickens Co, GA. Buried in Cool Springs
Bapt Cem, Pickens Co, GA. Known as "Long John".

He married Roxie Jane CORN on NOV 8 1888. Rev. James Fields performed
the ceremony. Roxie Jane CORN was born on DEC 4 1868. Died on MAR 8
1951 in Pickens Co, GA. Buried in Cool Springs Bapt Cem, Pickens Co,
GA.

They had the following children:

+41 i. Weldon T HARBIN
42 ii. Charley HARBIN
43 iii. Ola HARBIN
+44 iv. Lewis N HARBIN
+45 v. John HARBIN

+46 vi. Verona HARBIN
+47 vii. Bertha HARBIN
48 viii. James M HARBIN was born on JUL 12 1896 in Dawson Co, GA.
Died on AUG 1 1897 in Dawson Co, GA. Buried in New Hope Bapt Cem,
Dawson Co, GA.
+49 ix. Frank A HARBIN
+50 x. Mercer HARBIN
51 xi. Laura E HARBIN was born on SEP 27 1903 in Pickens Co, GA.
Died on FEB 8 1904 in Pickens Co, GA. Buried in Cornith Bapt Cem,
Pickens Co, GA.
+52 xii. Hiram HARBIN
53 xiii. Ruth Sara HARBIN was born on JUL 25 1911 in GA. Died on
MAR 10 1923 in GA. Buried in Cool Springs Bapt Cem, Pickens Co, GA.

7. Juline L HARBEN was born on JUL 30 1872 in Dawson Co, GA. Died on
MAY 24 1926 in Dawson Co, GA. Buried in New Hope Bapt Cem, Dawson Co,
GA.

She married Frank B BEARDEN. Frank B BEARDEN was born on OCT 13 1864.
Died on JAN 26 1897.

They had the followi
+54 i. Emma BEARDEN

8. Samuel Benjamin HARBEN was born on JUL 16 1875 in Dawson Co, GA.
Died on MAY 17 1960 in Dawson Co, GA. Buried in New Hope Bapt Cem,
Dawson Co, GA.

He married Sarah Eudoxia CORN. Sarah Eudoxia CORN was born in 1876 in
Dawson Co, GA. Died in 1935.

They had the following children:

55 i. Ina S HARBIN was born on AUG 29 1889 in Dawson Co, GA.
Died on DEC 29 1949 in Dawson Co, Ga. Buried in New Hope Bapt Cem,
Dawson Co, GA.
56 ii. Carl N HARBIN was born on FEB 1 1895 in Dawson Co, GA.
Died on AUG 30 1896 in Dawson Co, GA. Buried. Headstone gives as "son
of Mr. and Mrs S.B. Harben"

57 iii. Floyd HARBIN was born on JAN 7 1897 in Dawson Co, GA.
Died on MAY 25 1920 in Dawson Co, GA. Buried in New Hope Bapt Cem,
Dawson Co, GA.
+58 iv. Artis HARBIN
+59 v. Ruby HARBIN
+60 vi. Ara HARBIN
61 vii. Laura HARBIN was born in 1908 in Dawson Co, GA.

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Somehow the family of Balaam HARBEN was omitted from the series. Thanks
to Gary Daniel for spotting my error. Here is Balaam.

Balaam S. HARBEN, 6th child of Nathaniel B. and Barbara Burdine
Mauldin HARBEN

FIRST GENERATION

1. Balaam S HARBEN CSA was born on FEB 25 1828 in SC. Died on OCT 13
1916 in Dawson Co, GA. Buried in New Hope Bapt Cem, Dawson Co, GA.

The brothers John, Balaam, and Tyre Harbin went to CA during the Gold
Rush. Traveled by way of Cuba and Panama. They were gone for nine
years.

Balaam S. Harben (1828-1916) Enlisted as a Private in Smith's Legion,
Co A, at Ellijay, GA, by Capt. J.W. Pearcy. Jesse M., Benjamen H. and
Balaam survived to become members of Co H of the 65th GA Infantry.
Nathaniel W. did not live to be a member of the 65th. Balaam also
contracted Typhoid while working as a mechanic on the railroad bridge,
and was furloughed home in July of 1863. He rejoined Co H of the 65th
and was captured at Franklin, TN, on Dec. 17, 1864, then forwarded via
Louisville, KY, to Camp Chase, OH, the infamous Union POW camp. He took
the Oath of Allegiance there on June 13, 1865, and was released.

Absent on sick furlough on Sept 1, 1863. Absent on sick furlough for 30
days given April 25, 1864.

Reenlisted for duration of the war. Cook in Division Hospital. Was
taken prisoner of war at Franklin, TN on Dec 17, 1864. Place of
residence given as Dawson Co, GA. Personal description:
Complexion-lite, hair-lite, eyes-grey, height 5 ft-11 in, age 37 years.

He was on Roll of Prisoners of War at the Military Prison, Louisville,
KY, during 5 days ending Jan 15, 1865. He was forwarded to Camp Chase,
OH, on Jan 14, 1865. He remained at Camp Chase, OH, until released. He
was employed as a mechanic and placed on extra duties at a rate of pay
of 40 cents per day.

Balaam took the Oath of Allegiance to the United States, Subscribed and
sworn to at Camp Chase, OH, June 13, 1865.

Balaam served for many years as Dawson County Ordinary. His signature
is found on many Confederate Veterans' Pension Applications.

He married Mary Ann GROGAN on MAY 10 1861 in Dawson Co, GA. Mary Ann
GROGAN was born on MAY 23 1836. Died on JAN 13 1873 in Dawson Co, GA.
Buried in New Hope Bapt Cem, Dawson Co, GA. 1st wife of Balaam Harbin
and sister of 2nd wife Mahala Grogan. Mary Ann is not buried with
Balaam. She is in Harben plot with Martha A, and Tyre B. It is said
that Mary Ann, realizing
that she was dying, asked Balaam to marry Mahala.

They had the following children:

+2 i. Mary Wilson HARBEN
+3 ii. Samuel Johny HARBEN
4 iii. Martha A HARBEN was born on DEC 11 1866 in Dawson Co, GA.
Died on OCT 25 1867 in Dawson Co, GA. Buried in New Hope
Bapt Cem,
Dawson Co, GA.
+5 iv. Susan Lavica HARBEN
+6 v. Joseph J N HARBEN

He also married Mahala Matilda GROGAN in 1874 in Dawson Co, GA. Mahala
Matilda GROGAN was born on JUL 8 1841. Died on NOV 1 1915 in Dawson
Co, GA. Buried in New Hope Baptist Cem, Dawson Co, GA. Buried next to
husband Balaam. 2nd wife of Balaam Harbin and sister of Mary Ann, his
1st wife.

They had the following children:

7 i. Tyre B HARBEN was born on DEC 22 1874 in Dawson Co, GA.
Died on DEC 26 1874 in Dawson Co, GA.
Buried in New Hope Bapt Cem, Dawson Co, GA. Buried with
Mary Ann,
father's 1st wife and Martha A. his half sister.
8 ii. Jesse Ben HARBEN was born on JAN 24 1876 in Dawson Co,
GA. Died on MAY 24 1946 in Dawson Co, GA.
Buried in New Hope Bapt Cem, Dawson
Co, GA. Unmarried. Quite a variety of kin in the
household.
Brothers, sisters, niece, Mary Byrd age 22, and
"step-nephew", Wallace
Potts. No wife. Since his brothers and sisters were
unmarried or had no child, who
would Mary and Wallace be?
+9 iii. Andrew C HARBEN
10 iv. Minnie M HARBEN was born on MAR 22 1881 in Dawson Co, GA.
Died on MAR 4 1960 in Dawson Co, GA. Buried in Juno,
Dawson Co, GA.
Appears to have never married.
11 v. Barbara HARBEN was born on APR 24 1884 in Dawson Co, GA.
Died on JUL 17 1949 in Dawson Co, GA.
Buried in Juno, Dawson Co, GA. Appears to have never
married.
+12 vi. George W HARBEN

SECOND GENERATION

2. Mary Wilson HARBEN was born on JUN 27 1862 in Dawson Co, GA. Died
on APR 4 1897.

She married William H BYRD. William H BYRD was born on MAY 25 1851.
Died on JUL 5 1936.

They had the following children:

+13 i. C B BYRD
+14 ii. Mary G L BYRD

3. Samuel Johny HARBEN was born on JUL 4 1864 in Dawson Co, GA. Died
on MAY 11 1945 in Dawson Co, GA. Buried in Bethel Church Cem, Dawson
Co, GA.

He married Mattie BURT on JAN 3 1884. Mattie BURT was born on DEC 1
1859. Died on MAR 3 1936.

They had the following children:

+15 i. Rister Balaam HARBIN
+16 ii. Victor HARBIN
+17 iii. Myrtie Mary HARBIN
+18 iv. Emma L HARBIN
19 v. Bert HARBIN was born on DEC 29 1894 in Dawson Co, GA.
Died on AUG 21 1913 in Dawson Co, GA. Buried in Bethel
Church Cem, Dawson Co, GA.
+20 vi. Joseph Benjamin HARBIN

5. Susan Lavica HARBEN was born on AUG 17 1868 in Dawson Co, GA. Died
on JAN 15 1921.

She married William J "Jack" TURNER. William J "Jack" TURNER was born
on JUL 30 1966 in Dawson Co, GA. Died on DEC 23 1948 in Dawson Co, GA.

They had the following children:

+21 i. John Balaam "Bee" TURNER
22 ii. infant TURNER was born on MAR 18 1889. Died on MAR 18
1889.
+23 iii. Joseph McDuff TURNER
+24 iv. Mary L TURNER

6. Joseph J N HARBEN was born on JUN 15 1870 in Dawson Co, GA. Died on
DEC 23 1955.

He married Mattie A PAYNE. Mattie A PAYNE was born on DEC 20 1868 in
Dawson Co, GA. Died on FEB 12 1941 in Dawson Co, GA.

They had the following children:

25 i. Monnie O HARBIN was born on AUG 21 1892 in Dawson Co, GA.
Died on MAY 17 1993.
+26 ii. Willie B HARBIN
27 iii. Zenobia HARBIN was born on AUG 15 1897 in Dawson Co, GA.
Died on JUN 5 1898 in Dawson Co, GA. Buried in Juno,
Dawson Co, GA.
+28 iv. Clarence Grady HARBIN
29 v. Grace Lee HARBEN was born on OCT 3 1905 in Dawson Co, GA.
Died on JUL 3 1959 in Dawson Co, GA. Buried in Juno,
Dawson Co, GA.
30 vi. Clara Ruth HARBIN was born on FEB 20 1908 in Dawson Co,
GA.

9. Andrew C HARBEN was born on AUG 29 1878 in Dawson Co, GA. Died on
OCT 12 1946.

He married Audie REED. Audie REED was born about 1878.

They had the following children:

+31 i. Jimmie HARBIN
+32 ii. Laura HARBIN
+33 iii. Mahala HARBEN

12. George W HARBEN was born on DEC 4 1887 in GA. Died on OCT 5 1939
in GA. Buried in Cool Springs Bapt Cem, Pickens Co, GA.

He married Clarrice WOOD on OCT 15 1914. Clarrice WOOD was born about
1887. Died in MAR 1915. 1st wife of George.

They had the following children:

+34 i. Mary Ruth HARBEN
35 ii. George W HARBEN was born on OCT 25 1924 in GA.
+36 iii. Carrie Jaunita HARBEN

He married second Loma WOOD. Loma WOOD was born in 1891 in GA. Died
in 1970 in GA. Buried in Cool Springs Bapt Cem, Pickens Co, GA.

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