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Re: James Harrod, First Settler in Kentucky
Posted by: John Meyer (ID *****0896) Date: November 21, 2007 at 00:35:54
In Reply to: James Harrod, First Settler in Kentucky by marilynn deatherage of 945



b. 1804 TN. My James married Hannah Ratliff.
From several things I have read, I think James Harrod was the half brother of Thomas Harrod, both sons of John Harrod, b. 1700 Eng.

Is this Thomas the father of James Herod, b. 1765 NC, married to Elizabeth McCarty?
No, here is how it decends,

James Harrod b. 1668 Bedfordshire, England and died 1759 in Piscataway, New Jersey. He married Maria Kent 1690. She was born 1670 in Oxford England.

Children of James Harrod and Maria Kent,
i. Ambrose Harrod b. 1692
ii.Thomas Harrod b. 1694
iii.Samuel Herrod b. 1696
iv. William Herrod b. 1698
2.v. John Herrod b. 1700 Bedfordshire, England d. 1754 Little Cove, Cumberland Co. Pa.

2. John Harrod m. (1) Sara Moore. (2) Caroline Downey 1722. She was born 1702 in Luton England and died 1733 in in Piscataway, New Jersey.

Children of John Herrod and Caroline Downey are,

3. i.Thomas Harrod , b. 1724 Stafford Co. Virginia; d.1803 Roane Co. Tennessee
ii.John Jr.Herrod born April 14, 1727

3.i.Thomas Harrod , b. 1724 Stafford Co. Virginia; d.1803 Roane Co. Tennessee m. (1) Mary Noell 1743. Mary Noell d. 1744. He m. (2) Hannah Ellsworth 1755. She was born 1731 and d. 1825.

Note here: Thomas had 12 children by Hannah Ellsworth

Child of Thomas Herrod and Mary Noell is:

4. i.James Herrod b. April 14th. 1744, North Carolina.
Founder of Harrod's fort in Kentucky.

James Harrod had the following children,

i.Jennifer Herrod m. John Tucker
5. ii. James Harrod b. 1765 in North Carolina
111. Barnabus Harrod

There are other children that I did not list here.

ii. James Harrod b. 1765 in North Carolina and died in Attala Co. Mississippi. He m. Elizabeth McCarty June 15 1802. She was born 1768, and died in Attala Co. Mississippi

The children of James Harrod and Elizabeth McCarty are;

i. Jacob Harrod b. 1803
ii. James Madison Herrod b. Aug. 2, 1804
iii.John Harrod
iv. Josiah Herrod b. 1807, Stewart Co. Tennessee
v. Elizabeth Harrod b. Sept. 11, 1811
vi. Margaret Harrod b. 1810
v11.Daniel McCarty Harrod b. 1812, Stewart Co. Tennessee.

Let us concern ourselves with these last 7 Harrod children

i. Jacob Harrod b. 1803 m. Catherine McKay

ii. James Madison Herrod b. Aug. 2, 1804 and d. Aug 20, 1875 in Grooesbeck, Limestone Co. Texas. He m. Hannah Ratliff, 1821

iii.John Harrod

iv. Josiah Harrod b. 1807, Stewart Co. Tennessee d. 1860, Houston Co. Texas M. Elizabeth Allen.

v.Elizabeth Harrod b. Sept. 11, 1811 d. 1849 in Attala Co.Mississippi. She m. Major John Braxton Allen
These are my 4th great grandparents.

Note: John Braxton Allen and Elizabeth Allen are brother and sister. These 2 couples were married on the same day near Canton Mississippi.

vi. Margaret Harrod b. 1810 d. about 1879 in Attala Co.Mississippi. She had downs syndrone. She died while in the care of Major John Braxton's son Wesley Dow Allen.
Wesley Dow Allen is my 3rd great grandfather.

Daniel McCarty Harrod b. 1812; d. 1881 Houston Co, Texas m. Mary L. White, May 28, 1840, Montgomery Co. Tennessee.


Barnabus Herrod owned the first brick building in Canton Mississippi. When he died he left the hotel to his daughter Mary Harrod.

Mary Herrod m. Bennett Allen. Bennett Allen is the Uncle of John Braxton Allen and Elizabeth Allen who both m. Harrods

Here isa document showing John Braxton Allen and James Harrod

Agreement by James Herrod




15th day of March AD, 1855


Deed between James Herrod & Daniel Moore

Book N, page 469

James Herrod Deed to Daniel Moore} Received for record 20th March
Recorded March 30th AD 1855. The deed made and executed this 18th day
of March AD 1855 by James Herrod to Daniel Moore witnesseth that for
and in consideration of the sum of eight hundred and seventy eight
dollars & twenty cents to me in hand paid I the said James Herrod have
bargained and sold and by these presents do grant bargain, sell and
convey to the said Daniel Moore and his heirs the west half of the
Southeast quarter and the west half of the south west quarter & E 1/2
of SE 1/4 of Section 30 and the E 1/2 of the E 1/4 of Section 31 NE
1/4, & NE 1/4 of Sec 31 & N 1/2 of N 1/2 of SE 1/4 of Sec 31 all in
township No. 7 of Range 3 East; also the __ of Lot No. 1 of Section No.
5 of Township No. 7 of Range 3 East all in Madison County and
containing by estimation four hundred sixty acres more or less. And I
do warrant the right and title to the said land myself and heirs and
all other persons legally claiming the same to him and his heirs. In
testimony of which I have herewith set my hand and seal the day and
date above written.
                            James Herrod
                     by his attorney & ___ John B. Allen

State of Mississippi, Atalla County} Personally appeared before me E M
Nells Judge of the Probate in and for said County
John B. Allen
who acknowledged that he signed sealed and delivered the foregoing deed and by attorney per
James Herrod
in the day and year here in mentioned. 15th
day of March AD, 1855               

Given under my hand and seal this day E M Nells Judge of Probate,
Atalla County

James Harrod b. 1765 in North Carolina lived next door to Major John Braxton Allen in the 1850 census, Attala Co. Mississippi.

I have an enourmous amount about the Harrod family. If you are interested in these things, you can contact me at,

hookipajohn@hotmail.com




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