b. 1804 TN. My James married Hannah Ratliff. From several things I have read, I think James Harrod was the half brother of Thomas Harrod, both sons of John Harrod, b. 1700 Eng.
Is this Thomas the father of James Herod, b. 1765 NC, married to Elizabeth McCarty? No, here is how it decends,
James Harrod b. 1668 Bedfordshire, England and died 1759 in Piscataway, New Jersey. He married Maria Kent 1690. She was born 1670 in Oxford England.
Children of James Harrod and Maria Kent, i. Ambrose Harrodb. 1692 ii.Thomas Harrodb. 1694 iii.Samuel Herrodb. 1696 iv. William Herrod b. 1698 2.v. John Herrod b. 1700 Bedfordshire, England d. 1754 Little Cove, Cumberland Co. Pa.
2. John Harrod m. (1) Sara Moore. (2) Caroline Downey 1722. She was born 1702 in Luton England and died 1733 in in Piscataway, New Jersey.
Children of John Herrod and Caroline Downey are,
3. i.Thomas Harrod , b. 1724 Stafford Co. Virginia; d.1803 Roane Co. Tennessee ii.John Jr.Herrod born April 14, 1727
3.i.Thomas Harrod , b. 1724 Stafford Co. Virginia; d.1803 Roane Co. Tennessee m. (1) Mary Noell 1743. Mary Noell d. 1744. He m. (2) Hannah Ellsworth 1755. She was born 1731 and d. 1825.
Note here: Thomas had 12 children by Hannah Ellsworth
Child of Thomas Herrod and Mary Noell is:
4. i.James Herrod b. April 14th. 1744, North Carolina. Founder of Harrod's fort in Kentucky.
James Harrod had the following children,
i.Jennifer Herrod m. John Tucker 5. ii. James Harrod b. 1765 in North Carolina 111. Barnabus Harrod
There are other children that I did not list here.
ii. James Harrod b. 1765 in North Carolina and died in Attala Co. Mississippi. He m. Elizabeth McCarty June 15 1802. She was born 1768, and died in Attala Co. Mississippi
The children of James Harrod and Elizabeth McCarty are;
i.Jacob Harrod b. 1803 ii. James Madison Herrod b. Aug. 2, 1804 iii.John Harrod iv. Josiah Herrod b. 1807, Stewart Co. Tennessee v.Elizabeth Harrod b. Sept. 11, 1811 vi. Margaret Harrod b. 1810 v11.Daniel McCarty Harrod b. 1812, Stewart Co. Tennessee.
Let us concern ourselves with these last 7 Harrod children
i.Jacob Harrod b. 1803 m. Catherine McKay
ii. James Madison Herrod b. Aug. 2, 1804 and d. Aug 20, 1875 in Grooesbeck, Limestone Co. Texas. He m. Hannah Ratliff, 1821
iv. Josiah Harrod b. 1807, Stewart Co. Tennessee d. 1860, Houston Co. Texas M. Elizabeth Allen.
v.Elizabeth Harrod b. Sept. 11, 1811 d. 1849 in Attala Co.Mississippi. She m. Major John Braxton Allen These are my 4th great grandparents.
Note: John Braxton Allen and Elizabeth Allen are brother and sister. These 2 couples were married on the same day near Canton Mississippi.
vi. Margaret Harrod b. 1810 d. about 1879 in Attala Co.Mississippi. She had downs syndrone. She died while in the care of Major John Braxton's son Wesley Dow Allen. Wesley Dow Allen is my 3rd great grandfather.
Daniel McCarty Harrod b. 1812; d. 1881 Houston Co, Texas m. Mary L. White, May 28, 1840, Montgomery Co. Tennessee.
Barnabus Herrod owned the first brick building in Canton Mississippi. When he died he left the hotel to his daughter Mary Harrod.
Mary Herrod m. Bennett Allen. Bennett Allen is the Uncle of John Braxton Allen and Elizabeth Allen who both m. Harrods
Here isa document showing John Braxton Allen and James Harrod
Agreement by James Herrod
15th day of March AD, 1855
Deed between James Herrod & Daniel Moore
Book N, page 469
James Herrod Deed to Daniel Moore} Received for record 20th March Recorded March 30th AD 1855. The deed made and executed this 18th day of March AD 1855 by James Herrod to Daniel Moore witnesseth that for and in consideration of the sum of eight hundred and seventy eight dollars & twenty cents to me in hand paid I the said James Herrod have bargained and sold and by these presents do grant bargain, sell and convey to the said Daniel Moore and his heirs the west half of the Southeast quarter and the west half of the south west quarter & E 1/2 of SE 1/4 of Section 30 and the E 1/2 of the E 1/4of Section 31 NE 1/4, & NE 1/4 of Sec 31 & N 1/2 of N 1/2 of SE 1/4 of Sec 31 all in township No. 7 of Range 3 East; also the __ of Lot No. 1 of Section No. 5 of Township No. 7 of Range 3 Eastall in Madison County and containing by estimation four hundred sixty acres more or less.And I do warrant the right and title to the said land myself and heirs and all other persons legally claiming the same to him and his heirs.In testimony of which I have herewith set my hand and seal the day and date above written. James Herrod by his attorney & ___ John B. Allen
State of Mississippi, Atalla County}Personally appeared before me E M Nells Judge of the Probate in and for said County John B. Allen who acknowledged that he signed sealed and delivered the foregoing deed and by attorney per James Herrod in the day and year here in mentioned. 15th day of March AD, 1855
Given under my hand and seal this day E M Nells Judge of Probate, Atalla County
James Harrod b. 1765 in North Carolina lived next door to Major John Braxton Allen in the 1850 census, Attala Co. Mississippi.
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