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Foglesong, Harlow: Virginia & Indiana 1840's
Posted by: Willard Saunders (ID *****5353) Date: December 01, 2012 at 18:43:11
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John M. Harlow was born in Augusta (Albemarle?) County, VA June 10, 1833. In our family we understood that John Harlow was an orphan, and had left VA either with or to follow an uncle to Kentucky. One early connection for John M. Harlow (b. VA 1833) was Horatio M Harlow. John M. Harlow married a younger family member of Horatio Harlow's wife (Rhoda Foglesong) named Elizabeth Foglesong. John M. Harlow and Elizabeth Foglesong were married in Johnson Co., IN in 1852. In the 1850 census below one sees Elizabeth Foglesong with her sister (Rhoda), brother-in-law (Horatio Harlow), and her young Harlow nephews:


1850 United States Federal Census
About Horatio M Harlow

Name: Horatio M Harlow
Age: 49
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1801
Birth Place: Virginia
Gender: Male
Home in 1850: Pleasant, Johnson, Indiana


Household Members:
Name Age
Elizabeth Foglesong 15
Henry Foglesong 17
Phama Foglesong 13
Horatio M Harlow 49
James W Harlow 6
Madison H Harlow 1
Martin D Harlow 8
Rhoda Harlow 49
Thomas G Harlow 4

Church Records of Fluvanna County, VA

Union Mills 1832 - Horatio Harlow
Union Mills 1835 - Jesse Harlow
{'The Harlow Family in Virginia' Michael G. Harlow}



Since arriving in IN, another adult Harlow male was near John M Harlow and that man was Walker E, Harlow. Walker Harlow married Martha Humphrey 1833 Fluvanna County, VA In the 1840 Census for Johnson Co., IN, Walker E .Harlow appears (male 30-40) with one female 5-10 and another female 20-30. In the 1850s, Walker Harlow, John Harlow and Horatio Harlow are all documented as being in Johnson Co., IN. Walker Harlow ((age 42) is on the 1850 Census with two females: Mary M. Harlow age 15 and Nancy E. Harlow 8 years of age. John Harlow married Elizabeth Foglesong 30 Nov 1852 also in Johnson Co., IN. Horatio Harlow died in 1856.


Virginia, Marriages, 1740-1850
about Martha Humphrey
Name: Martha Humphrey
Gender: Female
Spouse Name: Walker E. Harlow
Spouse Gender: Male
Marriage Date: 30 Jul 1833
County: Fluvanna
State: Virginia



In 1870, the remaining Harlow’s—John and Walker-- are reunited, this time in the household of John Harlow in Campbell, Greene Co, Missouri: the household is composed of:

John Harlow 38
Elizabeth F. Harlow 37
Mary Harlow 15
Josephine Harlow 14
John Harlow 11
Louis Harlow 10
Viola Harlow 8
Walker Harlow 58

Any thoughts on the parents of John, Horatio, and Walker Harlow appreciated.


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