Most Wanted List

This page lists our Most Wanted individuals or family connections.

The First Wife and Early Children of:

Edward Harned - b: ca. 1731, Locktown, Hunterdon Co, NJ; d: ca. 1820; m1: White, m2: Julia Ann (McNair) Armstrong, dau of John McNair. Was one of eighteen families who removed from Woodbridge, NJ to Ursina, Turkeyfoot, Somerset Co, PA in 1770. Many references exist in the Bedford Co, PA records to Edward Harnet. He was buried at Six Poplars Graveyard, Somerset Co, PA.

We know his connection to the family and the children of his second wife. Finding his first wife and their children could possibly connect several groups of Harneds in Western Pennsylvania and Central Ohio. See Edward Harned Page.

The Parents of:

John Harnet - m: Sarah -----, she b: 1776. Already at the Ohio Territory in 1800, on 20 Feb 1801 he signed a petition to the Federal Govt as an OH resident between Muskingum and Sciota Rivers (the location of Pickaway, Fairfield and Perry Co’s). Sarah m2: 21 Mar 1824 at Perry Co, OH, Peter Overmeir.

We have identified a number of possible children. See the Ohio - Central Page.

The Parents of:

Elijah Harnet - b: at PA; m: Susannah Strouse, b: ca. 1782 at PA. In 1811 he was at Perry Co, OH (as Hornet), where he received 321 acres of land from his father-in-law, Philip Strouse. By 11 Dec 1811 he was at Champaign Co, OH. In 1812, he sold the land in Perry Co. Elijah shows serving as a Pvt. in the War of 1812 in Capt. John Lingle's Co. from Clark / Champaign Co. In 1818 and 1830 he was at Springfield Twp, Clark Co, OH. He built a flouring mill on Mad River near Sugar Grove, which he later sold to Henry Snyder. He subsequently removed to Tippecanoe Co, IN where he built a small mill on Little Indian Creek in 1833, which he operated until 1840.

We have information on a number of daughters and their children. See the Ohio - West Central Page.

The Parents of:

Samuel Harnet - b: prob. ca. 1775; d: 1804 at Beaver Co, PA; m: 9 Aug 1795, Barbara Ann -----; b: 1775, d: 20 Feb 1854 at Beaver Co. On 15 Oct 1798 he was a member of Edward Wright’s Co of Militia, part of the First Regt. Allegheny Brigade. Ca. 1800 he moved from McKeesport, Allegheny Co, to Enon Valley, Beaver Co, PA. By 1800 he had started New Enon Town at Little Beaver Twp, Beaver Co.

We have information on several children and their descendants. See the Pennylvania - Western Page.

The Parents of:

James Harned - b: bet. 1810-1820; d: bet. 1845 and 1852 prob at Hancock Co, OH; m: 28 Jan 1836 at Clear Creek Twp, Richland Co, OH, Mary McHarry, she b: 2 Nov 1817 at Ireland, d: 3 May 1884 at Wood Co, OH. Mary came to NY in 1823 with her parents.

We have information on a large number of descendants down to present day. See the Ohio - Northwest Page.

The family Connection of:

Virginia (Hicks) Harned - b: 29 May 1867 at Boston, Suffolk Co, MA; d: 29 Apr 1946; m1: ???; m2: 3 Dec 1896, Edward H. Sothern (div 1910); m3: 1913, William Courtenay. A famous stage actress of the late 1800's and early 1900's, she was born Virginia Hicks, but oral tradition is that she took Virginia Harned as her stage name Harned because “Harned was her mother’s family name”.

We have information on her parents, who are probably the basis of the Harned connection. See the Virginia Harned Page.
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