Notes for ELIZABETH (Lady Culpepper) HARNESS: [Genealogy June 06, 2003.FTW]
Elizabeth Harness was eleven years when she left her fathers wagons on Capon Mt. and with tomahawk, spunk and steel in hand cut a road down to the river and had a fire made ready to cook when the men, wagons and stock arrived. Consequently she had the honor of being the first white woman that set foot on that lovely soil. She always wore Irish linen chemises and silk handkerchiefs. They were pioneers, but rich and knew no one and accidentally hit that land where milk and honey flowed. She had a portion left her by a rich uncle in Pennsylvania, but ++++ accept it she married P. P. Yoakum.
She raised eight children five sons and three daughters. Elizabeth, John, Jacob, George, Catherine, Philip Powell and Michael19 and Elizabeth married ["Jas." inserted in different handwriting] Renick he died and she and her three children went to Kentucky. ++++ 20 married Madaline Neff. Jacob married ------21 . George married Catherine Har 22 Jacob Star 23 went to Kentucky. Catherine married Jonathan Purcell 24 and went to the Wabash and got very rich. Philip Powell married Elizabeth Mace. Michael married Elizabeth Stump 25 and raised eight children. Helen, Riley, Mortimer, Alfred, Palina, America Ann, Catherine, Adam Stump and Christopher Columbus. America and Mortimer died single six days apart. Palina married Cuthwith Stump and raised seven children, Mortimer, Adam, Leonard, Cuthwith, America 26, Elvira, Vivana. They all lived in Oragon[sic], Fishers Landing. Alfred was killed by bushwhackers. His children John, Michael, George, Denes, Henry and one girl Prue. They lived in Grant Co. W. Va. Michael and his father both killed on one place by the bushwhackers. Riley lived near Kansas City. He has five children. Missouri + Jacob, Elizabeth Riley, that is my last account ++++ is thought by some I came here to +++++ it is a grand mistake-------children which has ++++++. I have ++ hundred and twenty dollars, and was also amongst good people. They did not want me to come. They were no relations of mine, and that was the beauty of it. The interest of it would with very little labor have supported me. I could have taken the Widow's Home or I could have gone to some of my rich relations, that is people and live easy.
The excerpt above from Helen Yoakum Black, 1872.
More About ELIZABETH (Lady Culpepper) HARNESS and PHILIP PAULE I YOAKUM: Marriage: 1750, Hardy County, Virginia (now WV).1579, 1580, 1581
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