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Michael  Harness

Michael Harness

Male 1700 - Abt 1784  (84 years)

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  • Born 1 Jan 1700  Baden, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Abt Mar 1784 
    Notes 
    • "Harnesses came from Germany..." The family referred to did not come from anywhere else, at least with that surname. Instead, the head of the eventual family arrived in New York as Johann Michael Ernst (or Ernst-Hoerner, or vise-versa). Extant records indicate that he seldom, if ever, personally used the name Harness during his lifetime, even marking his name on his 1779 will (proved 1785) as ME. Incidentally, whoever wrote the will spelled the surname Ernest/Ernesst, which suggests that he didn't know German well either. In that will, only the names of his acknowledged sons were given as Harness. Others referred to him as Harness, but not Michael himself that we know of. (Henry Z. Jones, Jr., The Palatine Families of New York (2 vols., Picton Press, 1985), Vol. 1, p. 378; Jones, More Palatine Families (Universal City, CA, 1991), p. 342; Will of Michael "Ernest," Estates File, Hampshire,, VA; and Hampshire,, VA, Will Book 2 (1780-1794), pp. 111-113.)

      Came down the Rhine River abt 1709 with his father and brothers. He doesn't appear in Pennsylvania until about 1723.
    Person ID I29742  Hurst, Pittman and Allied Families
    Last Modified 18 Mar 2001 

    Family Elizabeth Tevebaugh,   c. 1705, Baden, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John Harness,   b. 1725, PA., USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Apr 1810, Moorefield, Hardy, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     2. Elizabeth Harness,   b. 1727, Hardy, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Mar 1804, Hardy, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     3. Michael Peter Harness, Jr.,   b. Abt 1728,   d. 20 Aug 1763, Hardy, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 35 years)
     4. Adam Harness,   b. 1728,   d. 14 Feb 1759, KY. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years)
     5. Jacob Harness,   b. 1729, Orange, Va Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1836, Hardy, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 107 years)
     6. Barbara Rebecca Harness,   b. 7 Jun 1732, Bucks, Pa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Feb 1820, Randolph, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     7. Conrad Harness,   b. 1734,   d. 11 May 1763  (Age 29 years)
     8. Leonard Harness,   b. 1738, Hardy, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Mar 1809, St Clair ILL. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     9. Peter Harness,   b. 1742,   d. 21 Feb 1825, Fayette, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
    +10. Dorothy "Dolly" Harness,   b. Abt 1743, Hampshire, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1796, Bourbon, Ky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 53 years)
     11. George Harness,   b. 2 Jan 1743,   d. 7 Apr 1823, Hardy, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    +12. Margaret Katherine "Kate" Harness,   b. 16 May 1748, Hardy, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Aug 1792, on Potomoc WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years)
    Family ID F10766  Group Sheet