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Justin Harlan
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Birth: Dec. 6, 1800
Warren County
Ohio, USA
Death: Mar. 12, 1879
Kuttawa
Lyon County
Kentucky, USA

Following are excerpts from his obituary (a full one appears on Ancestry.com.

Clark county Herald, Wednesday, March 18, 1879, page 5
OBITUARY
A fitting Tribute to the Memory of Judge Justin Harlan
Justin Harlan, one of our oldest, most highly esteemed and most prominent citizens, died at the residence of his son-in-law, Mr. W. A. Wright, at Kuttawa, Kentucky, on Thursday morning the 13th inst. He left his home here, to make his daughter and son-in-law a visitor, but a few days since, with no symptoms of ill-health save a slight cold; and , after his arrival at Kuttawa, no alarming symptoms in regard to his health were discovered until within two or three days of his death. Even then, he protested that there was nothing the matter with him, and it was with great difficulty that his daughter could prevail upon him to go to bed. From the time he took to his bed, he gradually became weaker and weaker, until life ceased. He died, apparently without a pain. Death came to him as peacefully and sweetly as the sleep of an infant. It was a fitting close—such as, doubtless, he desired—to an honorable and well-spent life. Although absent from home, he was surrounded by friends, and everything was done for him that affection could desire or skill suggest.
Mr. Harlan was born on his father's farm, near Ridgeville, in Warren County, Ohio, on the 6th of December, 1800. having received a good common school education, on arriving at the age of manhood, he commenced the study of the law in the office of Hon. John McLean, who was shortly thereafter made Post-master General, and still later one of the Judges of the Supreme Court of the United States; but, in consequence of official engagements requiring McLean's presence in Washington, Mr. Harlan's preliminary legal studies were completed in the office of Judge Collett, an eminent jurist then residing in Warren County.
In 1832 he was married to an estimable lady, Miss Lucinda Hogue, the daughter of an old pioneer and highly respected citizen, and she still survives to mourn his death.
In the summer of 1832, he served a three months campaign in the "Blackhawk War," as second lieutenant, in a company from this county of which John F. Richardson, long since deceased, was captain and the late Woodford Dulaney was First Lieutenant.
In 1862, he, for a brief time, resumed the practice of the law;--but, in 1862, upon receiving an appointment from his personal friend, President Lincoln, to an Indian agency, he abandoned his profession—and, since then, he was never attempted to engage actively in its practice. He performed the duties of Indian Agent until in 1865, when he returned to his home, and devoted his time chiefly to straightening up and setting in order his private affairs; until in 1873, when he was elected Judge of the County Court of this county. He held this office for one term. Since then, his time has been occupied in looking after his domestic affairs, in reading, and in the enjoyment of the society of his friends.
In 1862, he, for a brief time, resumed the practice of the law;--but, in 1862, upon receiving an appointment from his personal friend, President Lincoln, to an Indian agency, he abandoned his profession—and, since then, he was never attempted to engage actively in its practice. He performed the duties of Indian Agent until in 1865, when he returned to his home, and devoted his time chiefly to straightening up and setting in order his private affairs; until in 1873, when he was elected Judge of the County Court of this county. He held this office for one term. Since then, his time has been occupied in looking after his domestic affairs, in reading, and in the enjoyment of the society of his friends.
 
 
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 Spouse:
  Lucinda Hogue Harlan (1812 - 1892)*
 
 Children:
  Cyrus Harlan (1836 - 1905)*
  Edwin Harlan (1838 - 1915)*
  William A. Harlan (1840 - 1911)*
  Emily H. Harlan Payne (1842 - 1910)*
  Wilson Harlan (1848 - 1912)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Marshall Cemetery
Marshall
Clark County
Illinois, USA
Plot: 3-33
 
Created by: Lynne Sherer Sitkiewicz
Record added: Aug 10, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 40520927
Justin Harlan
Added by: Lynne Sherer Sitkiewicz
 
Justin Harlan
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