Male 1727 - 1749  (22 years)

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  • Name George HARMAN 
    Born 1727  Rowan, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    _UID B7A13844E557458EB85FC54C9BA740FE8BDE 
    Died Jul 1749 
    • From the unpublished manuscript, Indian Atrocities Along the Clinch, Powell and Holston Rivers, by Emory L. Hamilton pages 164-172.

      This family of Harmans were of German origin, Adam Heinrich Hermann emigrating to America in 1726, with a brief stop over the Isle of Man, where Henry Harman of this sketch was
      born. Seven Harman brothers emigrated from Germany together, Jacob, Valentine, Mathias, George, Daniel, John, and Heinrich Adam. They first stopped off in Pennsylvania, then emigrated to the Shenandoah Valley and some on into North Carolina. At least three of these brothers settled in
      Southwest Virginia, namely, Heinrich Adam, Valentin and Jacob. They were living in the New River German settlement, the first settlement ever made west of the Alleghenies on the "Western Waters", and were living there prior to 1745. In 1749 Moravian Missionaries conducted the first recorded religious services in Southwest Virginia in the home of Jacob Harman, and Dr. Thomas Walker mentions stopping at the home of Harman on his memorable exploration trip in 1750.

      Valentine and Jacob were both killed by Indians on New River. Valentine was killed on Sinking Creek in what is now Giles Co., VA. In a land suit filed in the High Court of
      Chancery in Augusta Co., on the 23rd of July, 1807, Taylor vs Harman, Mathias Harman, nephew of the slain Valentine, says: Valentine was killed by the Indians on New River and at the same time his (Mathias') brother, Daniel Harman and Andrew Moser were taken prisoner. Daniel made his escape, but Andrew was held prisoner.

      On the 30th of June, 1808, Daniel Harman, deposes, in the same land suit, saying: In 1757, Valentine was killed in my presence less than a foot away from me, and I was taken prisoner. Valentine Harman, who was slain left a widow
      Mary Harman, but no children.

      The Harmans of this sketch are the descendants of Heinrich Adam Hermann who emigrated from Germany, who married Louisa
      Katrina, October 8, 1723. Louisa Katrina died March 18, 1749. The children of this marriage were:

      [1] Adam Harman, the eldest, born in Germany in 1724;

      [2] Henry Harman born on the Isle of Man in 1726;

      [3] George Harman, 1727 - 1749;

      [4] Daniel Harman, born Pennsylvania, 1729;

      [5] Mathias Harman, born near Strausburg, VA, in 1736;

      [6] Christina Harman, who married Jeremiah Pate, and lived on Little River in Montgomery Co., VA;

      [7] Catherine Harman who married Ulrich Richards in Rowan Co., NC;

      [8] Phillipina Harman, who died in 1751;

      [9] Valentine Harman who settled on the upper Clinch River in 1771, and moved to Lincoln Co., KY, about 1775, and was a member of the Henderson Legislature at Boonesboro in May, 1775;

      [10] A daughter, name unknown, married a Mr. Looney;

      [11] Jacob Harman, perhaps the Jacob who settled in Tazewell
      Co., VA in 1771.

      The sons of old Heinrich Adam Hermann, the German emigrant, became great hunters and Indian fighters. While most of them were great hunters, one in particular became one of the noted Long Hunters. It is hard to determine just which
      son this was, but evidence points to the youngest who was Jacob.


      Calender Virginia State Papers, Vol. IV, page 564.
      Harman Genealogy by John Newton Harman
      Augusta Court Causes Ended, Taylor vs Harman.
      Augusta Court Causes Ended, Wynn vs Inglish heirs.
    Person ID I4503  Master File
    Last Modified 7 Aug 2015 

    Father Heinrich Adam HARMAN, Sr.,   b. 1700, Mannheim, Wurtemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1767, New River. Augusta Co. VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Mother Louisa Katrine Mathias,   b. 1704, Rhine, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Mar 1748/49, New River, Giles Co. VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years) 
    Married 8 Oct 1723  Mannheim, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2823  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart