The African American HarshawsUpdated October 27, 2000
The African-American Harshaw Family emerged from Morgantown, Hickory, Lenoir, Murphy, Charlotte and Greensboro North Carolina.
The Original slaver Abram Harshaw settled in Burke County near Morgantown and sent his sons John, Moses and Joshua south to Murphy North Carolina while the other son Jacob remained in Northern North Carolina expanding the Harshaw Plantations eastward to the North Carolina Coast. Moses expanded the family holdings into Morgantown, Georgia and on into East Tennessee.
This is but one link in the African-American Harshaw Family.
John Walter Harshaw
4320 Stevens Battle Lane
- Lula, James and Georgianna Harshaw (16 KB)
L-R Lula Simpson-Harshaw, James Walter Harshaw, Sr and his mother Georgianna Witherow-Harshaw
- John Harshaw, Sr in "The Door of No Return" 1992 (6 KB)
John Harshaw, Sr in the Door of No Return on Gore' Island, Senegal, West Africa.Slaves passed through the "Door of No Return" at Gore' Island to board the slave ship for Brazil or the Americas. If they were not healthy enough to board the ship, they were thrown into the waters.
- Slaver Joshua Harshaw (21 KB)
Joshua Harshaw Was the largest slaver in Murphy,Cherokee County, North Carolina