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Rhoda BURK

Rhoda BURK

Female Abt 1783 - 1861  (~ 78 years)

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  • Name Rhoda BURK  [1, 2
    Born Abt 1783  , , Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    • Harshman books give her birthdate as ca 1783 but 1860 U.S. Census indicates ca 1790.
    Gender Female 
    Census 7 Aug 1820  Washington Twp., Preble, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Jas Harshman household 
    • Jas Harshman
      1 male under 10 (1811-1820; Reuben, 1807)
      1 male 10 thru 15 (1805-1810; Abraham, Isaac or Jacob ?)
      1 male 26 thru 44 (1776-1794; James, 1782)
      4 females under 10 (1811-1820; Sarah, 1810; Lucinda, 1815; Mary, 1818,
      Elizabeth, 1820)
      1 female 26 thru 44 (1776-1794; Rhoda, c.1783)
    Census 16 Sep 1850  Jackson Twp., Preble, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Jeremiah Bran/Rhoda Harshman household 
    • Rodah Harshman, age 67, female, born Virginia, illiterate.
    Census 8 Aug 1860  Jackson Twp., Preble, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Rhoda Harshman household 
    • Rhoda Harshman, age 70, female, personal estate $50, b. Virginia.
    Died 5 Dec 1861  Campbellstown, Preble, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 6
    Buried Bonebrake Cemetery, New Hope, Preble, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 6
    Notes 
    • 1850 Census
      dwell/fam 1042 is Jeremiah Bran, 30, male, cooper, RE $150, b. Ohio; Elizabeth Bran, 28, female, b. Ohio; Frances, 7, male, b. Ohio; James, 1, male, b. Ohio.

      The next household is dwell/fam 1043 Rodah Harshman, 67, female, b. Virginia, illiterate; Daniel Hendig, 31, male, cooper, RE $400, b. Penn.; Nancy, 26, female, b. Virginia; Frances M., 7,male, b. Ohio, attends school; Minerva, 2, female, b. Ohio.

      It seems odd that if Daniel Hendig owned $00 of real estate he and his family would be living with a 67 year old probable widow who owns no land. The first thing that came to mind was perhaps Nancy was Rodah's daughter but a quick search on FS produced nothing. Checking the known children of Rhoda and James Harshman found no Nancy listed although she could possibly fit to be that last child born several years after what was thought to be their last child. They did have a daughter, Elizabeth who would have been about age 30 in 1850.

      I'm wondering if Rodah was actually living with the Bran family and the enumerator put the dwell/fam numbers on the wrong line. That would make more sense. Calls for more research.

      FS shows Elizabeth Harshman md Jeremiah Brann, 12 Dec 1837, Preble Co., Ohio.
    Person ID I763  richison
    Last Modified 14 Jan 2015 

    Father William BURK,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Relationship Birth 
    Family ID F455  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 42 James HARSHMAN, tw,   b. 1782, , Rockingham, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1840  (Age 57 years) 
    Married 14 Aug 1799  , Rockingham, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Marriage License 14 Aug 1799  , Rockingham, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • Written consent was given by Peter Harshman, James' father, and William Burk, Rhoda's father indicating that both bride and groom were still under legal age.
    Children 
     1. Abraham HARSHMAN,   b. 12 Aug 1800, , , Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Sep 1868, , Randolph, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)  [Birth]
     2. Isaac HARSHMAN,   b. 1802, , , Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown  [Birth]
     3. Jacob HARSHMAN,   b. 19 Apr 1804, , Rockingham, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +4. Reuben HARSHMAN,   b. 16 Aug 1807, , , Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Nov 1880, Union City, Randolph, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     5. Sarah HARSHMAN,   b. 1810-1811,   d. Yes, date unknown  [Birth]
    +6. Lucinda HARSHMAN,   b. 18 Dec 1815, , Preble, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jun 1887, Union City, Randolph, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)  [Birth]
    +7. Mary Margaret HARSHMAN,   b. 8 Jan 1818, , Preble, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Mar 1875, , Wayne, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)  [Birth]
    +8. Elizabeth HARSHMAN,   b. 20 Apr 1820, , Preble, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Dec 1894, , Preble, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 14 Jan 2015 
    Family ID F454  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1783 - , , Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 14 Aug 1799 - , Rockingham, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage License - 14 Aug 1799 - , Rockingham, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Jas Harshman household - 7 Aug 1820 - Washington Twp., Preble, Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 5 Dec 1861 - Campbellstown, Preble, Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Bonebrake Cemetery, New Hope, Preble, Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S1495] Harshman Family, vol. 2: page 755., 14 Jan 2015.
      Col. C. C. Harshman and Mavourneen (Harshman) Harshman. The Harshman * Hashman * Hershman * Hersman Family: A History and Genealogy, Vols. I & II. Berkeley, California: Col. C. C. Harshman and Mrs. Mavourneen Harshman, 1976.

    2. [S1869] Deaths, 14 Jan 2015.
      Find A Grave, database and images, (http://findagrave.com : accessed 14 January 2015); memorial page for Rhoda Burk Harshman (1783-1861), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8,651,096; citing Bonebrake Cemetery, New Hope, Preble County, Ohio; the photographs by Teresa Flannery is materially informative and provides a legible image of the inscribed data.

    3. [S1840] 1820 U.S. Census, 14 Jan 2015.
      1820 U.S. census, Preble County, Ohio, population schedule, Washington Township, Jas Harshman household; digital images Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 14 January 2015); imaged from NARA microfilm publication M33: 95.

    4. [S1837] 1850 U.S. Census, 18 Aug 2013.
      1850 U.S. census, Preble County, Ohio, pop. sch., Jackson Township, p. 455B, dwelling 1043, family 1043, Rodah Harshman household; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 18 Aug 2013); citing NARA microfilm publication M432, roll 423.

    5. [S1836] 1860 U.S. Census, 18 Aug 2013.
      1860 U.S. census, Preble County, Ohio, population schedule, Jackson Township, Upshur post office, p. 170 (stamped), dwelling 1221, family 1173, Rhoda Harshman household; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 18 August 2013); citing NARA microfilm publication M653, roll 1026.

    6. [S1495] Harshman Family, vol. II: page 755-56., 14 Jan 2015.
      Col. C. C. Harshman and Mavourneen (Harshman) Harshman. The Harshman * Hashman * Hershman * Hersman Family: A History and Genealogy, Vols. I & II. Berkeley, California: Col. C. C. Harshman and Mrs. Mavourneen Harshman, 1976.

    7. [S1901] Marriage, 18 Aug 2013.
      "Virginia, Marriages, 1785-1940," index, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org : 18 August 2013); James Harshman and Rodah Burk, 14 August 1799, Rockingham County; FHL microfilm 33,497 image 38.


    8. [S1495] Harshman Family, vol. 2: page 755., 11 Jul 2008.



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