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Subject: Re: [ALL] Massey White Harbison
Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2007 11:57:15 -0500
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Here are some sites with info on Massey's story:

http://www.geocities.com/massyharbisonforthanddar/thestoryofmassyharbis
on.htm
http://www.pa-roots.com/~armstrong/beersproject/history/chap1.html
http://www.rootsweb.com/~pabutler/1883/83-02.htm
http://digital.library.pitt.edu/cgi-bin/t/text/text-idx?
c=pitttext&view=toc&idno=00z836437m
http://www.libraries.psu.edu/do/digitalbookshelf/27995198/27995198_part
_28.pdf
(go to pg 629 for her story)

Debi Coe



----- Original Message -----
From:
Date: Wednesday, April 11, 2007 10:44 am
Subject: Re: [ALL] Massey White Harbison
To:

> I'd be interested in reading the story. I don't think she's a
> relative, but I've been reading the postings and it sounds like a
> great
> story. Do you know where I can get a copy? Thanks.
>
> Christina
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: annie <>
> Date: Wednesday, April 11, 2007 8:21 am
> Subject: Re: [ALL] Massey White Harbison
> To:
>
> > Debi,
> >
> > Imagine MY surprise when I found the story. I had known that
> > Margaret
> > HARBISON was the third wife of my 4th great grandfather (found
> the
> > marriage cert, too)-- he died 1841, she died 1866-- and I had
> > no
> > clue as to her family. One day I literally stumbled onto the
> > Massa
> > HARBISON story, and thought, hmm, why not look at her family. I
> > was
> > shocked to see in a family history the name of my 4th great
> > grandfather
> > and to learn that her father, John HARBISON reportedly died
> while
> > on a
> > trip to see her. Now some dates are wrong as she didn't go to
> KY
> > as
> > early as the Floodtides Book suggests- but people do make
> > mistakes!!
> > Massey White HARBISON's story is gut wrenching and I've cried
> > while
> > reading it. BTW, there is a DAR chapter named for her in PA.
>
> > And
> > to think, my 3rd great grandfather would have known Massey as
> old
> > grandmother and my greatgrandfather was old enough to remember
> > Margaret
> > HARBISON. I wish I had heard some of the stories myself.
> >
> > For those of you who have not read Massey White HARBISON's story
> > about
> > her kidnapping by the Indians, the death of her children and her
> > escape, I heartily recommend you do. What a strong woman she
> was-
> > and
> > what a way to learn more of pre 1800 life in Allegheny Co.
> >
> > annie
> >
> > On Apr 10, 2007, at 9:57 PM, Debi wrote:
> >
> > > In researching my Coe line, several months ago I came across
> the
> > story
> > > of
> > > Massey Harbison in a publication in Ancestry's Family History
> > section.
> > > It
> > > was an intense story to read. It's unbelievable what she went
> > through
> > > and,
> > > on top of that, the loss of the children. She was a strong
woman.
> > >
> > > I printed the story to keep with my Coe research from that
> era.
> > The
> > > Coe's
> > > and Harbisons lived in the same area so this gives me insight
> > into
> > > what the
> > > Coe ancestors lived through too.
> > >
> > > Debi Coe
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From:
> > > [mailto:]On
> > > Behalf Of annie
> > > Sent: Tuesday, April 10, 2007 5:40 PM
> > > To:
> > > Subject: Re: [ALL] HARBISONs of West Deer
> > >
> > >
> > > apparently, John HARBISON and Massey WHITE had a cabin on it
> c.
> > 1790>
> > > annie
> >
> >
> > ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> >
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