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HARMAN BACK

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HARMAN BACK

Birth
Freudenberg, Kreis Siegen-Wittgenstein, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Death
15 Sep 1789 (aged 81)
Culpeper County, Virginia, USA
Burial
Burial Details Unknown. Specifically: Died before Sept 15, 1789, and buried on his farm in Little Fork, Virginia Add to Map
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PLEASE DO NOT MERGE THIS MEMORIAL WITH ANY OTHER MEMORIAL. IT IS NOT A DUPLICATE OF ANY OTHER MEMORIAL.

Harman died, sometime before September 15, 1789, which was when his only son, Harman Jr., sold his 100-acre farm which he had inherited from him. This fact has been confirmed by DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution). DAR also reports that, on September 19, 1780, Harman had donated one-quarter gallon of brandy to some soldiers. That qualified him to be recognized as "a Patriot" in DAR.

Harman, his wife Anna, and their 1-year-old son Harman Jr. (born 1737), sailed to America on the ship, "The Union Galley," in 1738. Some people claim that they sailed on the ship, "The Oliver," but that is simply not true. Do a Google search for "the ship Oliver," to find the Rootsweb website about "the ship Oliver." It provides comprehensive proof that Harman Back sailed on "The Union Galley."

Harman never had any other children, besides Harman Jr., who survived infancy.

Harman was never seen in any Tax Lists, in Little Fork, Virginia (Culpeper County) because he was 74 years old, when the Tax Lists began, in 1782, and also, he had already died, before 1782. (Men over the age of 50 were not counted in the Personal Property Tax Lists, and so he was never listed in those. He was not listed in the Land Tax Lists, because he had died before they began.) Therefore, it is clear that he was already dead, by 1782. And since the DAR indicates that he donated some brandy to the soldiers, during the Revolutionary War, in 1780, it can be estimated that Harman died around 1781. (Of course, it is a possibility that it was his son, Harman Jr., who had donated that brandy, because he was known simply as "Harman Back," and not as "Harman Back Jr.," after his father had died.)

However, Harman's only son, Harman Jr. (born 1737), was listed in ALL of the Tax Lists, in Little Fork, from 1782 through 1789, which was when he migrated to central Kentucky, shortly after he had sold the 100-acre farm, on Sept. 15, 1789, which he had inherited from him. This means that Harman (born 1708) must have died, in Little Fork, Culpeper County, Virginia, sometime before Sept. 15, 1789, but it is very clear that he actually died sometime before 1782 (read below).

Harman Back (born 1708) had probably died, sometime before 1782, because his only son, Harman Jr. (born 1737), was listed in the 1782 Tax List, and in all of the subsequent Tax Lists, just as "Harman Back" (not as a "Jr."). In other words, because Harman Jr. was not listed as a "Jr.," that means that he was no longer considered to be a Jr., by the people who lived in Little Fork, because his father, Harman (born 1708), was already dead by 1782.

Curiously, Harman Jr. (born 1737) had a son named Harman (born 1764); that child became known as "Harman Back Jr," after his grandfather had died, and after his father was no longer known as "Harman Back Jr." So, there were actually three men named Harman Back, who had lived in Little Fork, Virginia: Harman (born 1708); his son Harman (born 1737); and his son Harman Jr. (born 1764).

It has been decisively confirmed, and well-documented, that the Harman Back family is not related to the Back (Bach) family in southeastern Kentucky, in any way whatsoever.

Many Board-Certified Genealogists, as well as the expert genealogists at DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution), have confirmed that Harman Back (born 1708) only had one son, which was Harman Back Jr. (born 1737). They have also confirmed that Henry Back (1740-1809), who was related to the Back (Bach) family in southeastern Kentucky, was definitely not a son of Harman Back (born 1708). Here is the correct memorial for Henry Back: Henry Back.

Please visit the website devoted to Harman Back for complete information about Harman Back (born 1708) and his only son, Harman Jr. (born 1737). You can find it with a Google search. Just Google, "Harman Back"
PLEASE DO NOT MERGE THIS MEMORIAL WITH ANY OTHER MEMORIAL. IT IS NOT A DUPLICATE OF ANY OTHER MEMORIAL.

Harman died, sometime before September 15, 1789, which was when his only son, Harman Jr., sold his 100-acre farm which he had inherited from him. This fact has been confirmed by DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution). DAR also reports that, on September 19, 1780, Harman had donated one-quarter gallon of brandy to some soldiers. That qualified him to be recognized as "a Patriot" in DAR.

Harman, his wife Anna, and their 1-year-old son Harman Jr. (born 1737), sailed to America on the ship, "The Union Galley," in 1738. Some people claim that they sailed on the ship, "The Oliver," but that is simply not true. Do a Google search for "the ship Oliver," to find the Rootsweb website about "the ship Oliver." It provides comprehensive proof that Harman Back sailed on "The Union Galley."

Harman never had any other children, besides Harman Jr., who survived infancy.

Harman was never seen in any Tax Lists, in Little Fork, Virginia (Culpeper County) because he was 74 years old, when the Tax Lists began, in 1782, and also, he had already died, before 1782. (Men over the age of 50 were not counted in the Personal Property Tax Lists, and so he was never listed in those. He was not listed in the Land Tax Lists, because he had died before they began.) Therefore, it is clear that he was already dead, by 1782. And since the DAR indicates that he donated some brandy to the soldiers, during the Revolutionary War, in 1780, it can be estimated that Harman died around 1781. (Of course, it is a possibility that it was his son, Harman Jr., who had donated that brandy, because he was known simply as "Harman Back," and not as "Harman Back Jr.," after his father had died.)

However, Harman's only son, Harman Jr. (born 1737), was listed in ALL of the Tax Lists, in Little Fork, from 1782 through 1789, which was when he migrated to central Kentucky, shortly after he had sold the 100-acre farm, on Sept. 15, 1789, which he had inherited from him. This means that Harman (born 1708) must have died, in Little Fork, Culpeper County, Virginia, sometime before Sept. 15, 1789, but it is very clear that he actually died sometime before 1782 (read below).

Harman Back (born 1708) had probably died, sometime before 1782, because his only son, Harman Jr. (born 1737), was listed in the 1782 Tax List, and in all of the subsequent Tax Lists, just as "Harman Back" (not as a "Jr."). In other words, because Harman Jr. was not listed as a "Jr.," that means that he was no longer considered to be a Jr., by the people who lived in Little Fork, because his father, Harman (born 1708), was already dead by 1782.

Curiously, Harman Jr. (born 1737) had a son named Harman (born 1764); that child became known as "Harman Back Jr," after his grandfather had died, and after his father was no longer known as "Harman Back Jr." So, there were actually three men named Harman Back, who had lived in Little Fork, Virginia: Harman (born 1708); his son Harman (born 1737); and his son Harman Jr. (born 1764).

It has been decisively confirmed, and well-documented, that the Harman Back family is not related to the Back (Bach) family in southeastern Kentucky, in any way whatsoever.

Many Board-Certified Genealogists, as well as the expert genealogists at DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution), have confirmed that Harman Back (born 1708) only had one son, which was Harman Back Jr. (born 1737). They have also confirmed that Henry Back (1740-1809), who was related to the Back (Bach) family in southeastern Kentucky, was definitely not a son of Harman Back (born 1708). Here is the correct memorial for Henry Back: Henry Back.

Please visit the website devoted to Harman Back for complete information about Harman Back (born 1708) and his only son, Harman Jr. (born 1737). You can find it with a Google search. Just Google, "Harman Back"


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