Paul Harralson

Male 1664 - 1734  (70 years)


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  • Name Paul Harralson 
    Born 1664  St Peters Parish, New Kent County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Alt Birth 1669  Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Occupation Sea Captain 
    Occupation Surveyor & Land Owner  [1
    Will 18 Aug 1718  St. Paul's Parish, Hanover County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Died 0Apr 1734  St. Paul's Parish, Hanover County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Probate 5 Apr 1734  Hanover County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Also Known As Paul Harrelson  [3
    Also Known As Paul Peter Harrelson  [5
    Person ID I16820  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 11 Oct 2018 

    Father Peter Harrelson, The Immigrant,   b. 1633, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1715, New Kent County, Virginia, Colony of the British Empire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Mother Rebecca Mary Chambers,   b. 1635, St. Peters Parish, New Kent County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1664, New Kent County, Virginia, Colony of the British Empire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years) 
    Married (New Kent County, Colony of Virginia) Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    Family ID F5833  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Rebecca Burgess,   b. 1667,   d. 1 Apr 1734, New Kent County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married 1687  Hanover County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 8, 9
    Children 
     1. Peter Harralson,   b. ~1683, Holland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jan 1733, Hanover County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 49 years)
     2. Judith Harrelson
     3. Rebecca Harrelson
     4. Anne Harrelson
     5. Paul Harrelson
     6. Dorothy Harrelson
     7. William Harrelson
     8. Benjamin Harrelson
     9. Andrew Harrelson
     10. Joseph Harrelson
     11. Nathaniel Harrelson
     12. Prudence Harrelson
     13. Mary Frances Harrelson
    Last Modified 13 Nov 2018 
    Family ID F5832  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1664 - St Peters Parish, New Kent County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsAlt Birth - 1669 - Denmark Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1687 - Hanover County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWill - 18 Aug 1718 - St. Paul's Parish, Hanover County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 0Apr 1734 - St. Paul's Parish, Hanover County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProbate - 5 Apr 1734 - Hanover County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Paul Peter Harrelson
      BIRTH 1664
      New Kent County, Virginia, USA
      DEATH 5 Apr 1734 (aged 69–70)
      Hanover County, Virginia, USA
      BURIAL
      Saint Pauls Church Cemetery
      Hanover, Hanover County, Virginia, USA
      MEMORIAL ID 105493041 · View Source

      Paul Peter Harrelson was born abt 1664 in St Peters Parish, New Kent, Virginia. He was the son of Peter Harrelson (1633-1715) and Rebekka Mary Chambers Harrelson (1635-1664).

      Paul married Rebekkah Burgess (1667-1734) in New Kent County, Virginia in 1687. Rebekkah was the daughter of Joseph Burgess and Patience Freeman Burgess. In the book "Seventeenth Century Colonial Ancestors, Vol. II" on page 28 shows that Paul Harrelson was married to Rebecca Burgess, and that he was a Surveyor and a Landowner.

      From ancestry.com: Family Data Collection - Individual Records about Paul Haraalson: Name: Paul Haraalson - Spouse: Rebekkah Burgess - Parents: Peter Haraalson - Birth Place: New Kent, of St Peter, VA - Birth Date: 1664 - Marriage Place: of New Kent - Marriage Date: 1687 - Death Place: W, Hanover, VA - Death Date: 5 Apr 1734.

      Paul Peter and Rebekkah Burgess Harrelson became the parents of the following known children: Judith Harrelson, Rebecca Harrelson, Anne Harrelson, Peter Harrelson, Paul Harrelson, Dorothy, William, Benjamin, Andrew, Joseph, Nathaniel, Prudence and Mary Frances Harrelson.

      Books and articles about Paul and his family: "Virginia Genealogical Society Quarterly" - page 63. "Denizations and Naturalizations in the British Colonies in America, 1607-1775" - Page 122. Paul's dad was naturalized in Virginia on 23 March 1703. "Virginia Land Records" - page 87, page 97. "The Edward Pleasants Valentine papers : abstracts of records in the local and general archives of Virginia" page 4 - 2171. The book "The Compendium of American Genealogy, Vol. IV" on Page 583 "First Families in America" is talking about Paul's dad, Peter Harrelson who was Captain of the Danish Army, went from Denmark to Holland, then on to Hanover County, Va (1715), married to Miss Chambers. "The vestry book of St. Paul's Parish, Hanover County, Virginia, 1706-1786" page 136.

      Paul died on 5 April 1734 in St Paul Parish, Hanover, Virginia, United States. He was 70 years old. The interesting parts are that the records of Paul's death is at St Peters Parish, New Kent, Virginia, and the records of his death are at St Paul Parish, Hanover, Virginia, United States. This is the same church and the same location.

      History of Saint Paul's Episcopal Church, Hanover, www.stpaulshanover.org:


      St. Paul's Parish was created in 1704 from St. Peter's Parish, New Kent. In 1720 the parish boundaries also became those of Hanover County. Two Church of England edifices existed in St. Paul's Parish at the time of its creation. One was near the present day community of Old Church and the other near the present day Hanover Courthouse. By 1724 the Parish which was 60 miles long and 12 miles wide had outgrown itself and a new parish, St. Martin's, was formed from its western end. In 1729 the church building near the Courthouse was replaced by the church known today as Slash Church. The Rev. Patrick Henry (uncle of the famous patriot) was the rector of St. Paul's Parish from 1737 until 1777. Toward the end of his tenure a new brick church was constructed. Its location is unknown today.

      After the American Revolution the work of the Church of England in rural Virginia was put to an end. Slash Church was used by the Methodists and Disciples of Christ. Today it is a congregation of Disciples of Christ. It was not until 1836 that services began to be held in the Hanover Courthouse area again. In 1840 the Bishop of Virginia laid the cornerstone of a new church on the site of the present day St. Paul's. The new brick church was consecrated in 1845. It was in the thick of things during the Civil War as the Courthouse area changed hands between Union and Confederate forces. During the Battle of Hanover Courthouse the church's Bible was stolen. It was found in a California bookstore in 1967 and returned to the church. In 1893 following the annual Christmas Pageant, the church burned down. In 1895 a new church was built on the same foundations in the late Gothic Revival style. Additions for offices, classrooms and a parish hall were completed in the 1930's, 1960's and in the first decade of the 21st century. St. Paul's Church, Hanover is a Virginia Historic Landmark and on the National Register of Historic Places.

      Family Members
      Parents
      Peter Harrelson
      1633–1715

      Rebekka Mary Chambers Harrelson
      1635–1664

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    • "William and Mary Quarterly", abstracted by Edward Reynolds and contributed for use in USGenWeb Archives, Records of Hanover County, Virginia, September 15, 1997/elreynolds@atl.mindspring.com, p. 7;

      "Jan 25, 1734 - ...whereon Paul Harrelson decd., father of Paul Harrison(Harrelson) lately lived..."

      p. 10;

      "Aug. 7, 1735 - Estate of Paul Harralson decd to Paul Harralson for going to York to take in his Father's mortgage for Mr. Nelson."

      next note:

      24 Aug 2008 citing: http://genforum.genealogy.com/cgi-bin/pageload.cgi?danish::burgess::4873.html

      Home: Surnames: Burgess Family Genealogy Forum

      Re: DENMARK Rebekka Burgess b. 1668
      Posted by: melquiades melquiades (ID *****2882) Date: June 14, 2007 at 13:55:54
      In Reply to: DENMARK Rebekka Burgess b. 1668 by Michele Petersen of 5084


      Michelle,
      Rebekka Burgess was my 6th great-grandmother. Here's what I have, including conflicting info and speculations that may stimulate hours of pleasant researching. I've suppressed the footnotes to save space; most sources are secondary at best, so if anyone has different and more reliable information, please let us know. I think I've sorted out the Peter/Paul confusion correctly.

      melquiades


      PAUL1 HARRELSON (son of PETER HARRALSON) was born 1665 in Denmark, and died Apr 01, 1734 in St. Paul Parish, Hanover Co./New Kent Co., VA. He married REBECCA BURGESS Abt. 1690 in Hanover, VA, daughter of PETER BURGESS. She was born Abt. 1665 in Denmark, and died Aft. 1734 in Hanover, VA.

      Notes for PAUL HARRELSON: See the book "Haralson-Harrelson Family History and Lineage" 3rd edition, includes the lines of all lineages bearing the name in the Americas. The book is $60.00 plus $3.50 for shipping to Danny Haralson, 828 Kimball Lane, Safford, Arizona 85546; email klech@zekes.com.

      More About PAUL HARRELSON:
      Date born 2: Abt. 1650, Denmark
      Date born 3: Abt. 1655, Denmark
      Date born 4: 1669, Denmark or Holland
      Immigration: Abt. 1670, North Carolina (?)
      Naturalization: Mar 24, 1702/03, Petition to the House of Burgesses, VA
      Residence: Abt. 1734, St. Paul's Parish, Hanover Co., VA
      Will 1: Aug 18, 1718, Date signed; St. Paul's Parish, New Kent Co.
      Will 2: Apr 05, 1734, Proved; Hanover Co., VA

      Notes for REBECCA BURGESS:

      Rough check of name frequency at rootsweb.com suggests that Rebecca and/or her parents were born in what is now the UK. Holland was a frequent stop for Brits escaping religious persecution.
      The cohesion of such refugees suggest that the Burgess family may have travelled with the Lewis family; Patience Lewis, whose father John was born in Wales, married Paul Harrelson II.
      Alternatively, BURGESS might have been anglicized from BERTGES.

      More About REBECCA BURGESS:

      Name 2: Rebekkah BURGESS
      Date born 2: Holland
      Date born 3: Abt. 1670, Hanover, VA?
      Died 2: 1728

      More About PAUL HARRELSON and REBECCA BURGESS:
      Marriage 1: Abt. 1690, Hanover, VA
      Marriage 2: Bet. 1678 - 1689, VA
      Marriage 3: Bef. 1718, Denmark

      Children of PAUL HARRELSON and REBECCA BURGESS are:
      i. PETER2 HARRELSON, b. Abt. 1690, Denmark or Holland; d. 1733, Hanover Co., VA; m. MARY CHAMBERS, 1715, St. Paul's Par., Hanover, VA; b. 1694, VA; d. 1752, Albemarle Co., VA.

      Notes for PETER HARRELSON:

      'On page 22 of "Walter Chiles of Jamestown" Joanne states (after Paul's will),"In the same Will book (Hanover County, Virginia Court Records 1733-35) we find the will of Peter Harralson, father of Paul Senior, dated 25 Jan 1733. Paul Sr. and "my friend Henry Chiles" were appointed executors. Paul Harrelson, Sr.'s will was acknowledged 5 April 1734 by Henry Chiles and Paul (jr.) Harralson.' (http://genforum.genealogy.com, Harrelson forum)

      See also 'WILL BOOK B PAGE 46-47 ST PAULS PARRISH NEW KENT CO. VA 189 AUG 1718'

      from www.rootsweb.com (family trees, Nathaniel Harrelson):

      In the book LINEAGE AND DESCENDANTS OF JOHN WESLEY HARRELSON OF MARION CO, SC 1756-1984 by Brent Holcomb, pub in 1984 mentions the family of Paul Harralson, who petitioned the House of Burgesses in Virginia for Naturalizaton March 24, 1702/03. The early records of Hanover County and of New Kent County have been destroyed but one record book of Hanover Co survives in which are two wills for early members of the Harrelson family. The will of Paul Harrelson "of St. Pauls Parish in New Kent County" dated Aug. 18, 1718 names a daughter Judith Harrelson, a daughter Anne Childs, two sons Peter and Paul Harrelson, as well as a granddaughter Reb ekka Sims. The will was proved in Hanover Co., April 5, 1734. The will of his son, Peter, "of St. Pauls Parish of the County of Hanover" in which he names a wife Mary, sons Paul, Burgess, John, and Nathaniel, and daughters Elizabeth, Agness, and Sarah Harralson. The will was dated in 1733/34 and proved March of the same year.

      Immigrated: 1715, From Holland (? -- doesn't comport with Naturalization request above)

      More About PETER HARRELSON:

      Date born 2: Abt. 1680, Denmark
      Date born 3: Abt. 1685, New Kent Co., VA
      Date born 4: 1689
      Date born 5: Abt. 1695, Denmark
      Died 2: 1732, St. Pauls Parish, Hanover Co., VA
      Died 3: Jan 21, 1732/33, Hanover, Hanover Co., VA
      Immigration: 1715 (?), from Holland
      Military service: Captain in Danish Army. Came from Holland. Or vice versa?
      Will 1: Mar 1733/34, St. Paul's Parish, County of Hanover

      More About MARY CHAMBERS:

      Date born 2: Abt. 1690, VA
      Date born 3: Abt. 1697, York Co., VA

      More About PETER HARRELSON and MARY CHAMBERS:
      Marriage: 1715, St. Paul's Par., Hanover, VA

      ii. PAUL HARRELSON II, b. Abt. 1682, VA; d. Aft. 1755, Fredericksborough Twp., SC; m. PATIENCE LEWIS, Bet. 1710 - 1720, VA; b. 1682, Poropotank Creek, New Kent Co., VA; d. Abt. 1750, Watertree, SC.

      Notes for PAUL HARRELSON II:

      William and Mary College Quarterly Historical Magazine, Vol. 21, No. 1. (Jul., 1912), pp. 47-63. "RECORDS OF HANOVER COUNTY", p. 58:

      Jan. 25, 1734 Paul Harralson of St. Paul's to Henry Power of Parish of James City in Co. of James City 150 acres (same land whereon Paul Harrelson decd., father of Paul Harrison lately lived).

      Taken from one of two old books in the clerk’s Office of Hanover County, Va: The Small Book, 1734 and 1735.

      More About PAUL HARRELSON II:

      Date born 2: Abt. 1719, Denmark
      Died 2: 1754, SC
      Deed: Jan 25, 1733/34, 150 acres where Paul senior lived, to Henry Power
      Residence: 1734, St. Paul's Parish, Hanover Co., VA

      Notes for PATIENCE LEWIS: See Book: "The Descendants of Joshua Gore" by Otis Prince

      More About PATIENCE LEWIS:

      Date born 2: Holland or Denmark

      More About PAUL HARRELSON and PATIENCE LEWIS:
      Marriage: Bet. 1710 - 1720, VA

      iii. REBEKKA HARRELSON, b. 1690, New Kent Co., VA; d. Culpeper Co., VA; m. THOMAS SIMS.

      Notes for REBEKKA HARRELSON:
      at www.rootsweb.com, family tree of Nathaniel Harrelson, Brent Holcomb (LINEAGE AND DESCENDANTS OF JOHN WESLEY HARRELSON OF MARION CO, SC 1756-1984; 1984) is quoted as stating that Rebekka SIMS is the granddaughter of Paul HARRELSON.

      More About REBEKKA HARRELSON:
      Name 2: Rebecca HARRELSON
      Name 3: Rebekkah HARRELSON
      Date born 2: Abt. 1696, VA
      Date born 3: Abt. 1700

      iv. ANNE HARRELSON, b. 1699, New Kent, Hanover Co., VA; d. 1761, Halifax Co., VA; m. HENRY CHILES.

      More About ANNE HARRELSON:

      Name 2: Ann HARRELSON
      Name 3: Anna HARRELSON
      Date born 2: 1690, New Kent Co., VA
      Date born 3: Abt. 1721
      Died 2: Abt. 1760
      Land Patent: 1751, 245 acres on Staunton river, including the mouth of Hills creek.

      More About HENRY CHILES:

      Land Patent 1: 1745, 104 acres, s. side of Staunton River, Pittsylvania Co., VA
      Land Patent 2: 1746, on Staunton River opposite Otter Creek, Pittsylvania Co., VA
      Land Patent 3: Four tracts on Falling River, Pittsylvania Co., VA
      Land Patent 4: Two tracts of 250 and 300 acres, n. side of Staunton River, Pittsylvania Co., VA
      Position 1: Commissioner of the Peace, Amelia Co., VA
      Residence: Pittsylvania

      v. JUDITH HARRELSON, b. Abt. 1702, VA; d. Bef. Sep 08, 1748, Goochland Co., Va; m. CHAMBERS.

      More About JUDITH HARRELSON:

      Date born 2: 1690, New Kent Co., VA
      Date born 3: Abt. 1695
      Date born 4: Abt. 1723

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    • 23 Aug 2008:

      http://genforum.genealogy.com/cgi-bin/pageload.cgi?harralson::burgess::4873.html

      Notes for PAUL HARRELSON:

      See the book "Haralson-Harrelson Family History and Lineage" 3rd edition, includes the lines of all lineages bearing the name in the Americas. The book is $60.00 plus $3.50 for shipping to Danny Haralson, 828 Kimball Lane, Safford, Arizona 85546; email klech@zekes.com.

      Surnames: Harrelson Family Genealogy Forum

      Re: Actor Woody Harrelson
      Posted by: Robert Stapleton
      Date: September 26, 1998 at 12:44:58
      In Reply to: Re: Actor Woody Harrelson by Dolly Gambrell of 1291

      I found the following from one of
      Craig Smith's earlier posts :
      """"""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""
      Descendants of Paul Harrelson

      Generation No. 1
      1. PAUL1 HARRELSON was born 1669 in Denmark, and died 1734 in New Kent Co., VA. He married REBECCA BURGESS Abt. 1690.

      Children of PAUL HARRELSON and REBECCA BURGESS are:

      2. i. PAUL2 HARRELSON II.
      ii. REBECCA HARRELSON, b. Abt. 1700; m. THOMAS SIMS.
      iii. PETER HARRELSON, m. MARY CHAMBERS. Notes for PETER HARRELSON: Captain in Danish Army. Came from Holland.
      iv. ANNE HARRELSON, m. CHILDS.
      v. JUDITH HARRELSON.
      Generation No. 2
      2. PAUL2 HARRELSON II (PAUL1). He married PATIENCE LEWIS.
      Children of PAUL HARRELSON and PATIENCE LEWIS are:
      3. i. JOSEPH3 HARRELSON, b. 1730-1735; d. Bef. 1800, Marion Co., SC.
      4. ii. DOROTHY HARRELSON.
      iii. BENJAMIN HARRELSON.
      iv. ANDREW HARRELSON.
      v. PRUDENCE HARRELSON.
      vi. NATHANIEL HARRELSON.
      vii. WILLIAM HARRELSON.
      viii. PAUL HARRELSON.
      Generation No. 3
      3. JOSEPH3 HARRELSON (PAUL2, PAUL1) was born 1730-1735, and died Bef.
      1800 in Marion Co., SC.
      Children of JOSEPH HARRELSON are:
      5. i. JOSIAH L.4 HARRELSON, b. 1735; d. 1824, Horry Co., SC.
      ii. BENJAMIN HARRELSON.
      iii. JOSEPH HARRELSON
      """"""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""
      My aunt has the correct info, but going by memory , I think my Benjamin Harrelson was the one who was the son of Paul & Patience Lewis. He married Ruth & had children Celia (my dad's line) and Patience (my mom's line). If you think that makes for a family bonsai, I have found 3 Burgess lines on my father's mother's side & have yet to connect any of them :)
      It is my understanding that some of Woody Harrelson's Harrelson's came from North Carolina.
      Thanks !

      http://genforum.genealogy.com/cgi-bin/pageload.cgi?harralson::burgess::4873.html:

      More About PAUL HARRELSON:
      Date born 2: Abt. 1650, Denmark
      Date born 3: Abt. 1655, Denmark
      Date born 4: 1669, Denmark or Holland
      Immigration: Abt. 1670, North Carolina (?)
      Naturalization: Mar 24, 1702/03, Petition to the House of Burgesses, VA
      Residence: Abt. 1734, St. Paul's Parish, Hanover Co., VA
      Will 1: Aug 18, 1718, Date signed; St. Paul's Parish, New Kent Co.
      Will 2: Apr 05, 1734, Proved; Hanover Co., VA

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