Elisha Harbour

M, #140, b. 3 August 1782, d. 26 November 1867


FatherJoel Harbour b. 1750, d. Oct 1814
MotherSarah Packard b. Mar 1756, d. Apr 1850
Elisha Harbour|b. 3 Aug 1782\nd. 26 Nov 1867|p140.htm|Joel Harbour|b. 1750\nd. Oct 1814|p154.htm|Sarah Packard|b. Mar 1756\nd. Apr 1850|p155.htm|Talmon Harbour|b. 1718\nd. 1797|p160.htm|Mary Wright||p161.htm|||||||

ChartsAncestors of Paul Abner Emanuel
Relationship2nd great-grandfather of Paul Abner Emanuel.
Last Edited20 Dec 2000

Birth*3 August 1782 Henry County, Virginia 
Marriage*1 March 1804 Principal=Catherine Arrowsmith 
Death*26 November 1867 Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana 
Burial* Ohio 
Note* From the Harbour book: Elisha and William reached Champaig n County, OH in early 1800s. In 1808 Joel and Sarah sold th eir land holdings in Patrick County and joined their sons i n Ohio, where they settled. Jesse is believed to have mad e the trip with parents just after his marriage to Jane Hal l. The Reverend Earl O. Harbour of Topeka, a descendant o f Joel, wrote (in 1968) the following on Joel: Joel Harbou r is the first Harbour in our recorded ancestry. He wa s a young man at the time the Declaration of Independence w as signed. In 1777 all men were asked to renounce allegian ce to the Crown of England and swear an Oath of Allegianc e to the Commonwealth of Virginia. In 1777 in Henry County , Va. Joel was among those listed as having taken the Oat h of Allegiance. Joel Harbour appears to have served thre e months as a private in the Milita from Henry County, an d to have been at the Battle of Guilford Court House. Hi s name was on a company list which I found printed in a pub lication of the Sons of the American Revolution. Virgini a did not keep official records of the Militia. The milita ry records are incomplete so this cannot be positively conf irmed. Joel and Sarah Harbour owned land in Henry County i n the part which became Patrick County. Their sons, Elisha , born 1782, and William, born 1785, were born here. Ther e were other children also. Eilsha and William went to Cha mpaign County, Ohio, soon after 1800. The land records of P atrick County show that Joel and Sarah Harbour sold all the ir land, 464 acres, in 1809, so they probably moved to Cham paign County, Ohio to be near their children. Other Harbou rs moved to Tennessee in an early day, others to Ohio and I llinois. (End of the Rev. Harbour's account.) Nowhere is h is research on Joel is there confirmation of Joel's praenta ge. The late Mrs. Wilbur (Mary Harbour) Grandle, of Rocky R iver, Ohio was the first reseracher to record that Joel wa s the son of Talmon and Mary (Wright) Harbour. She was a di rect descendent of Joel and researched the Harbours for man y years. We, therefore, accept her conclusions, subject, o f course, to confirmation by later research. 
Reference* 232 
(Son) Census18801 June 1880 Soap Creek Township, Davis County, Iowa, lastSon=Jessie Harbour1 


Catherine Arrowsmith b. 25 December 1785, d. 9 November 1862
Marriage*1 March 1804 Principal=Catherine Arrowsmith 


  1. [S102] 1880 Census for Soap Creek Township, Davis County, Iowa, SD1 ED41 P11, lines 21-25
    (next to "Jenson" Harbour)
    Harbour Jesse w m 62 farming O Ver Vir
    Catherine w f 40 keeping house Ind Ky Ky
    Cyrus w m 29 farming Ia O O
    Eli w m 21 works on farm Ia O O
    Etie w f 9 Ia O Ind.