Johan Philip “John” Harless Sr.

Johan Philip “John” Harless Sr.

Birth
Bavaria (Bayern), Germany
Death 21 Mar 1772 (aged 55–56)
Augusta County, Virginia, USA
Burial Blacksburg, Montgomery County, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 14235076 View Source
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My 6th Great-Grandfather

John (or Johan) Phillip Harless, a native of the German upper Rhine Palatinate, arrived in Philadelphia, Pa., 5 Sep 1738 with his wife on the ship "Winter Galley" which sailed from Rotterdam, Holland with 252 passengers.
It is believed that John Phillip was born in the town of Germersheim (not far from Heidelberg). Upon arrival in America John Phillip and members of his wife's family first settled on the Shenandoah River, near what is now McGaheysville, Virginia and in the vicinity of Peaked Mountain Church. In about 1750 he acquired land on Tom's Creek near what is now known as the German New River Settlement and by 1762 he had a patent to land on Cow Pasture River, 4 miles from Natural Bridge where he moved his family. This land was southwest of what is now Lexington, Virginia. John Phillip and his wife Anna Margaretha Price had seven children that survived to adulthood, five sons: Martin, John Phillip, Jr., David, Henry and E.Emanuel, and two daughters: Mary Dorthy, and Margaretha. John Phillip Harless, Jr. and his wife Hannah Boscher Harless are also interred in this cemetery.
Christianburg was in Augusta County when Johan died, but it is now found in Montgomery county.


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