|Birth: ||Mar. 20, 1803|
|Death: ||Sep. 20, 1865|
Harlow was the youngest of child born to Eben Judson (a Revolutionary War Veteran) and Dorcas Fairman. He was born in Dutchess County, New York. In 1823, while still living in New York he married Betsy Crossman. The 1830 U.S. Census showed him living in Brockport, Monroe County, New York. From there the family moved to Canada and then to Michigan, finally settling in Kent County Michigan. According to "The History of Kent County" by Chas. C, Chapman (1881) Harlow is listed "among the other early settlers, who made their appearance before the organization". In 1844 E.B. Bostwick hired Harlow to work for him as a millwright and architect. He was also involved in the building of a mill and platting the unchartered area and helped in the formation of the town of Cannonsburg (from the book, "Memorials of the Grand River Valley" by Franklin Everett, M.A. 1878). In the spring of 1846 the first organizational meeting was held, with Harlow moderating. The first meeting of the town of Cannon (formerly Churchtown) was held on April3, 1848. He was a Justice of the Peace in 1846, 1849 & 1853. Harlow also is listed as one of the first Grand Jurors for Cannon. He ran for coroner under the Free Soil Party in 1848. In 1855 he built a cider mill. In 1854 Harlow is listed among the charter members of Bostwick Lake Congregational Church.
Harlow and Betsy had 10 children - 5 sons and 5 daughters. Betsy died in 1850 and is buried also in Cannonsburg Cemetery. In 1853 he married Gertrude Lanphar, widow of
Leonard Beardsley. Harlow and Gertrude had a son and a daughter. Harlow died in Cannonsburg on September 20, 1865.
Mary M. Judson (1839 - 1856)*
Plot: Old Cannonburg - 79 - 6
Created by: Pat Bruce
Record added: Jul 06, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 14840095
To my great-great grandfather. You weresrongly involved in church and civic things. Your history shows you as a Reverand in some of the early Congregational Churches in New York and Michigan. You followed your families lead in civic affairs. Thank you for...(Read more)|
Added: Jul. 22, 2006