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From: "G. Lee Hearl" <>
Subject: Re: [HARRELL] William Harrell, Harrold etc. l
Date: Tue, 18 Oct 2005 21:56:15 -0400
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Thanks for posting the Harrell/Surber information! In it you state that the
Surber family lived near Sinclair's Bottom on South fork Holston river. We
have found a William Harrold, Harrell living in Rich Valley, Smyth co., Va.
whom I believe is the father of Elizabeth, Eady, Eleanor and Byrum Harrell,
Harrold. I also believe the Rich Valley William Harrell, Harrold is s/o
William Harrold, Harrell and Francis Sturnam of Patrick/Grayson co., Va.
also, William of Patrick/Grayson co. was s/o Jonathan Harrold of Surry co.,
NC. Jonathan married Catherine Hiatt in Frederick co., Va. and moved to
Rowan, Guilford, Surry co. in 1751. Jonathan was s/o Richard Harrold and
Mary Beales of Pa..
Rich Valley is on North Fork of Holston River in Smyth and Washington co.
Smyth co. was formed from Wythe and Washington co., Va. Do you have any
documents, census etc. which prove William Harrold, Harrell lived near
Sinclair's Bottom? The distance from Rich Valley to Sinclair's Bottom is
only 10 or 15 miles, no extreme distance to go "courtin" in those days,
especially if the girls were pretty enough!!
William Harrold of Patrick/Grayson co., Va. had sons named, Jesse, Byrum and
others and a daughter named Elizabeth.
He moved to Indiana before 1830 and sold his farm in Grayson co. in 1832.
His will was probated in Henry County, IN in February 1839 and it lists a
family of 10 children in
addition to the widow, Frances (Henry County, IN, W.B. #B, p.7):
(1)Jonathan Harrold who married Frances East in Patrick County in 1809.
(2) Elizabeth Harrold who married Samuel Bowman in Patrick in 1812. (3)
Jesse Harrold who married Mary East in Patrick in 1811. (4) Rachel
Harrold King. (5) Catherine Harrold who married Henry Webb in Patrick in
1812. (6) Eli Harrold. (7) William Harrold. (8) Byram Harrold (9)
Jacob Harrold. (10) Joel Harrold."
G. Lee Hearl
Authentic Appalachian Storyteller