3. Mary "Polly" BROWN was born in 1784 in Tazwell Co., Virginia.
She was married to Hezekiah
HARMAN (son of Henry HARMAN Sr. and
Anna Nancy WILBURN) on 6 Apr 1802. Hezekiah HARMAN
was born on 30 Oct 1771 in Rowan Co., North Carolina. He died on 29 May
1845 in Tazwell, Tazwell Co., Virginia. A Prominent early leader in the government
of Tazewell Co , sixth son of Henry Harmon Sr. the famous indian fighter. Hezekiah
was born either Oct 30, 1771 (Bible record) or Nov 30 1772 (tombstone record)
probably in Rowan County N.C.. From there, his famly moved to southwest Virginia
about 1775 or 1776.
Hezekiah signed several of the petitions circulated in the 1790's supporting the formation of Tazwell County from Russell and Wythe Counties. From this time on he was mentioned repeatedly in the court records of Tazewell County.
He was appointed the first surveyer of Tazewell County in 1800, having served as seputy surveyor of Wythe County for several months. His first assignment was to survey the land given by William Peery and Samuel Ferguson for the county seat for which he was allowed $5.25 compensation. In 1800, Governor James Monroe appointed Hezekiah a Justice of the County Court. He sat on the bench until 1830, part of that time as Presiding Justice.
He was appointed Lieutenant, captain, major, and colonel of the 112th Regiment of the Militia of Virginia and served until March 1830, when he became sheriff of Tazewell Co.
His will will, dated Jan 25 1845 mentions ten children. Hezekiah was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1815. He conveyed to the trustees of the church (of which he was one) "one acre around Bethel meeting housing on the head of Clinch (river)."
Hezekiah was a slave holder as evidenced by his will. He stated that his slaves were to be liberated upon his wife's death if the law would permit their freedom. If not, the slaves were to choose any one of his children to be their guardians.
Mary "Polly" BROWN and Hezekiah HARMAN had the following children:
+27 i. Mary Polly HARMAN.
+28 ii. Hezekiah "Kiah" HARMAN Jr..
+29 iii. Erastus Granger HARMAN.
+30 iv. Jane G. HARMAN.
+31 v. Martha B. HARMAN.
+32 vi. Nancy Wilburn HARMAN.
+33 vii. Rhoda N. HARMAN.
+34 viii. Henry Brown HARMAN.
+35 ix. Elias HARMAN.
36 x. George W. HARMAN.
37 xi. William W. HARMAN.
She was married to William STEELE.
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