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John Duke Harrell[1, 2, 3, 4]

Male 1844 - 1905


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  • Alt. Birth  Abt 1843 
    Born  9 Apr 1844  , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Gender  Male 
    Census: Federal  20 Aug 1850  , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • 1) Wm. Harrell, male age 30, farmer, $800 real estate, born in GA
      2) Ann Harrell, female age 28, born in GA
      3) John Harrell, male age 7, born in GA
      4) Isabella Harrell, female age 5, born in GA
      5) Wm. Harrell, male age 3, born in GA
      6) Unnamed Harrell, male age 1, born in GA
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    Census: Federal  4 Jun 1860  , Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • 1) W. W. Harrell, male age 37, farmer, $9,000 real estate, $16,500 personal estate, born in GA
      2) Ann B. Harrell, female age 32, born in GA
      3) John D. Harrell, male age 16, born in GA, attended school
      4) Isabella Harrell, female age 15, born in GA, attended school
      5) William J. P. Harrell, male age 13, born in GA, attended school
      6) Chas. L. Harrell, male age 8, born in GA, attended school
    Census: Federal  6 Jun 1870  , Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • 1) John Duke Harrell, white male age 26, clerk in store, $10,000 real estate, $150 personal estate, born in GA
      2) Annie E. Harrell, white female age 24, at home, born in GA
      3) Annie R. Harrell, white female age 6, born in GA
      4) Frank O. Harrell, white male age 4, born in GA
      5) Evylin H. Harrell, white female age 10 months, born in Aug in GA
      6) Phillis Bines, black female age 30, domestic servant, born in GA, cannot read or write
      7) Martha A. Bell, black female age 15, domestic servant, born in GA, cannot read or write
      8) Fillmon Bell, black male age 10, domestic servant, born in GA, cannot read or write
    Estate Administrator  7 Jan 1879  , District 15, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Estate of Hiram Brockett to E.A.J. Rich - district 15, 125a each of lots 447 & 448 
    • State of Georgia Recorded Feb 1st 1879
      Decatur County Know all men by these pres-
      ents that I John D. Harrell duly
      constituted Administrator of the estate both real and
      personal of Hiram Brockett late of Decatur county
      deceased by virtue of an order of the court of Ordinary
      of Decatur County granted at the regular Decem-
      ber term 1878 of said court (notice of application for
      said order having been previously published in term
      of the Law) after advertising the same for sale in
      terms of the Law did on the 1st tuesday in January
      1879 within the legal hours of sale put up & ex pase for
      sale at public outcry before the Court house door at
      Bainbridge in the county of Decatur the real
      estate hereinafter described when the same was
      knocked off to E.A.J. Rich of the county of Decatur
      being the highest and best bidder at the price of
      one hundred and Seventy two Dollars. Now
      for and in consideration of the said sum
      of one hundred and Seventy two Dollars cash
      in hand paid by the said E.A.J. Rich (the
      receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged) I the said
      John D Harrell as administrator as aforesaid
      have granted bargained and sold and do by these
      presents grant bargain and sell (so far as the office
      of administrator authorized me) unto the said E.A.J.
      Rich the following described Real estate to wit-
      Lots of Land nos 447 and 448 in the 15th district of
      Decatur County Ga being fractional Lots contain-
      ing 125 acres each more or less. To have and
      to hold the same together with all the rights mem-
      bers and appurtenances thereunto belonging unto the
      said E.A.J. Rich his heirs and assigns forever
      in as full and ample a manner as the land
      was seized posessed and enjoyed by the said
      Hiram Brockett at the time of his death
      In witness whereof I the said John D Harrell
      as administrator as aforesaid have hereby
      set my hand and affixed my seal the 7th
      day of January 1879
      Signed sealed & delivered J. D. Harrell LS
      in the presence of admr Est Hiram
      W D Swicord Brockett
      J. T. Wimberly JP
    Census: Federal  2 Jun 1880  , Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • 1) John D. Harrell, head, white male age 36, merchant, born in GA, parents born in GA
      2) Annie E. Harrell, wife, white female age 35, at home, born in GA, father born in SC, mother born in GA
      3) Annie R. Harrell, daughter, white female age 16, at home, born in GA, attended school
      4) Frank O. Harrell, son, white male age 14, at home, born in GA, attended school
      5) Eveline H. Harrell, daughter, white female age 10, at home, born in GA, attended school
      6) Emily Haynes, mother-in-law, widowed white female age 59, at home, born in GA, father born in SC, mother born in GA
    Census: Federal  4 Jun 1900  Planter Street, Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    • 1) John Harrell, white male age 56, married 40 years, born Feb 1844 in GA, parents born in GA, insurance agt, not employed 12 months, owned a home
      2) Annie O. Harrell, white female age 56, mother of 4, 3 living, born Jan 1844 in GA, parents born in GA
      3) Rossie A. Harrell, widowed white female age 34, mother of 1, 1 living, born May 1866 in GA
    Died  19 Oct 1905  , Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4
    News Article  12 May 1966  , Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    The Post-Searchlight 
    • "Post-Searchlight runs 9th in a series of biographies on some pioneer
      families in Decatur County history From Southern Historical Association ---
      1895: John D. Harrell, United States marshal, southern district of Georgia, eldest child of W. W. Harrel, was born April 9, 1844. The common school education he was receiving was cut short by the civil war. In February, 1862, he enlisted as a private in Troop A, Fifth Georgia cavalry; soon after was made a corporal, and later was appointed second senior lieutenant, Company A, Twenty-ninth battalion, Georgia Cavalry -- his service being mostly guard duty on the Atlantic coast. He was on his way to Virginia at the time of the surrender, and was paroled at Augusta. Returning home he engaged as salesman until 1873, when, in company with his brother Charles, he embarked in a general merchandise business, in which he has continued. He is best known, however, by his civil service, to which his capabilities and superior qualifications were adapted. He has been sheriff of Decatur county; he then served a two years' term as clerk of the superior court, and after that a term of treasurer. For twenty-five years he has been a much valued and serviceable member of the city council -- two years of the time as mayor. In 1884 he was elected to represent Decatur county in the general assembly, and served by re-election until 1889. While in that body he was chairman of the committee on railways and finances. He was appointed on the governor's staff, with the rank of lieutenant-colonel, by Gov. H. D. McDaniel and was reappointed by Govs. J. B. Gordon and W. J. Northen. He has been an active member of the democratic executive committee, second congressional district, and was appointed chief of special land service at Washington by Secretary of the Interior Department Hoke Smith; an honor which the demands of his business compelled him to decline. In 1894 he was appointed United States marshal for the southern district of Georgia by President Cleveland, an office whose duties he is discharging with his characteristic fidelity and efficiency. No commendatory remarks could add anything to such a well-rounded public career. Marshal Harrell was married in Burke county, Ga., Feb. 23, 1863, to Miss Annie E. Owens. Of their children, Annie R. is the widow of J. M. Terrell, who was a confidential traveling agent of the Western Union Telegraph company; Evelyn H. is the wife of R. A. McTyer, Bainbridge, and an infant, which died unnamed. He is a Knight of Pythias, a royal arch Mason, is grand senior deacon of the Grand lodge of master Masons, and is an active member of the Methodist church."
    Occupation  co-owner of a mercantile business with his brother Charles. 
    • John was also a banker, City Treasurer, State Representative and U. S. Marshall.
    Buried  Oak City Cemetery, Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
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    Person ID  I176  Nestor Rich Tree
    Last Modified  7 Jul 2008 

    Father  William Washington Harrell,   b. 17 Oct 1822, , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jan 1913, , Climax, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship  Natural 
    Mother  Ann Beatrice Bird,   b. 15 Jan 1826, , , Hancock County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jul 1882, , Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship  Natural 
    Married  29 Jun 1843  , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F82  Group Sheet

    Family  Annie E. Owens,   b. 24 Oct 1844, , , , Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Oct 1927, , Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  23 Feb 1863  , , Burke County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Annie "Rossie" Harrell,   b. 5 Mar 1864, , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Nov 1945, , Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Frank Owens Harrell,   b. 26 Apr 1866, , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Evelyn Haynes Harrell,   b. 21 Jul 1869, , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jan 1953, , Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  4 Jan 2005 
    Family ID  F70  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 9 Apr 1844 - , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus: Federal - 20 Aug 1850 - , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus: Federal - 4 Jun 1860 - , Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 23 Feb 1863 - , , Burke County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus: Federal - 6 Jun 1870 - , Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEstate Administrator - Estate of Hiram Brockett to E.A.J. Rich - district 15, 125a each of lots 447 & 448 - 7 Jan 1879 - , District 15, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus: Federal - 2 Jun 1880 - , Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus: Federal - 4 Jun 1900 - Planter Street, Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 19 Oct 1905 - , Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNews Article - The Post-Searchlight - 12 May 1966 - , Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Oak City Cemetery, Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S58] Bible Records of Decatur County, Volume 1, Eustus Howard Hayes, compiler, (Climax, Georgia: Privately published, 1961), transcription of Bible entry for W. W. Harrell, 36-37.

    2. [S58] Bible Records of Decatur County, Volume 1, Eustus Howard Hayes, compiler, (Climax, Georgia: Privately published, 1961), transcription of Bible entry for C. L. Harrell, 64-65.

    3. [S122] Memoirs of Georgia: containing historical accounts of the state's civil, military, industrial and professional interests, and personal sketches of many of its people., 2 volumes, The Southern Historical Association, (Atlanta, Georgia: The Southern Historical Association, 1895), R 975.8 MEM., 1:589.

    4. [S27] Oak City Cemetery, Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, grave marker for Annie Owens Harrell, photographed by Gail Rich Nestor, 10 Mar 2006.

    5. [S1255] 1850 U.S. census, Ancestry.com, Georgia, Decatur County, (http://www.ancestry.com: National Archives and Records Administration, 2005), M432, roll 67, District 22, p. 57, dwelling 427, family 427, Wm. Harrell household, accessed 5 Jul 2008, 5 Jul 2008.

    6. [S1294] 1860 U.S. census, Ancestry.com, Georgia, Decatur County, (http://www.ancestry.com: National Archives and Records Administration, 2004), M653, roll 119, Bainbridge, p. 1, dwelling 10, family 9, W. W. Harrell household, accessed 5 Jul 2008, 5 Jul 2008.

    7. [S1481] 1870 U.S. census, Ancestry.com, Georgia, Decatur County, (http://www.ancestry.com: National Archives and Records Administration, 2003), M593, roll 146, Bainbridge, p. 5, dwelling 58, family 58, John Duke Harrell household, accessed 5 Jul 2008, 5 Jul 2008.

    8. [S877] Decatur County, Georgia, Real Estate Conveyance Books, Clerk of Superior Court, (Superior Court, Bainbridge, Georgia), U:391-2, 14 May 2007.

    9. [S1437] 1880 U.S. census, Ancestry.com, Georgia, Decatur County, (http://ancestry.com: National Archives and Records Administration, 2005), T9, roll 143, Bainbridge, enumeration district (ED) 15, p. 118B, dwelling 63, family 64, John D. Harrell household, accessed 6 Jul 2008, 6 Jul 2008.

    10. [S1261] 1900 U.S. census, Ancestry.com, Georgia, Decatur County, (http://www.ancestry.com: National Archives and Records Administration, 2004), T623, roll 191, Bainbridge-Militia District 513, enumeration district (ED) 29, p. 5A, dwelling 105, family 105, John Harrell household, accessed 5 Dec 2006, 7 Jul 2008.