Person:David Harkness (2)

David Harkness
m. 27 Aug 1801
  1. Asa HarknessAbt 1801 - 1856
  2. Adam HarknessBet 1802-1818 -
  3. Elizabeth Harknessbet 1802-1818 -
  4. Joseph HarknessAbt 1804 -
  5. David HarknessAbt 1809 - 1850
  6. Gideon HarknessAbt 1811 - 1873
m. 25 Sep 1834
  1. Joseph John Harkness - bet 1850
  2. Ruth Amy Harkness1835 - 1836
  3. David Smith Harkness1839 -
  4. Abigail Jane Harkness1841 - 1842
  5. Mary Ann HarknessAbt 1843 -
Facts and Events
Name David Harkness
Gender Male
Birth[1] Abt. 1809 Peru, Clinton, New York, United States
Marriage 25 Sep 1834 Logan, Mason, Michigan, United Statesto Sarah Marie Laing
Death? 13 Jan 1850 California, United States

1840 US Census for Raisin Twp, Lenawee Co., MI
David Harkness, Jr. has 1 male under 5 plus himself 30-40; 1 female bet. 5&10 plus his wife 20-30.

1850 US Census, Tecumseh, Lenawee Co, MI
Harkness, Sarah M, age 34, seamstress, NY [transcribed as Hackness]
Harkness, David, age 11, MI
Harkness, Mary, age 6, MI

From One Hundred Years A Country Town, The Village of Tecumseh, Michigan, 1824-1924 by Clara Waldron, published by Thomas A. Riordan, 1968, pp. 99-100: A group of men left for the California gold fields in March 1849 including David Harkness from Raisin Township. All arrived in California, but two (Lovett and Harkness) died there.

[From Lenawee County Probate Records, Reel 808, File 607]

Petition of Sarah Maria Harkness, Tecumseh, 14 June 1850 states that David Harkness died Sunday the thirteenth day of January 1850 in California and names his heirs as "David Smith Harkness, Mary Jane Harness, heirs at law, and Sarah Maria Harkness Widow, and Joseph John Harkness heir at Law who has died since the death of said David Harkness all of whom are residents of the Town of Tecumseh County and State aforesaid, and the said heirs at law are both Minors", requests that administration be granted to Smith Laing of the town of Raisin [father of Sarah and father-in-law of David.]

  1. Peterson, David P. Descendants of Adam Harkness, 8.