Person:Ezekiel Harlan (1)

Ezekiel Harlan
d.15 Jun 1731
m. 17 Nov 1678
  1. Ezekiel Harlan1679 - 1731
  2. Unknown HarlanAbt 1680 -
  3. Hannah Harlan1680/81 - Aft 1740
  4. Moses Harlan1683 - 1747
  5. Aaron Harlan1685 - 1752
  6. Rebecca Harlan1688 - 1775
  7. Deborah Harlan1690 - 1710
  8. James Harlan1692 - Bet 1752 & 1762
  9. Elizabeth Harlan1694 -
  10. Joshua Harlan1696 - 1744
  • HEzekiel Harlan1679 - 1731
  • WMary Beezer1682 - 1702
m. 1700
  1. William Harlan1702 - 1783
m. 19 Jul 1706
  1. Ezekiel Harlan, Jr.1707 - 1754
  2. Mary Harlan1709 - 1750
  3. Elizabeth Harlan1713 - 1770
  4. Joseph Harlan1721 - Aft 1752
  5. Ruth Harlan1722/23 - 1828
  6. Ezekiel Harlan1727 - 1754
  7. Benjamin Harlan1729 - 1752
Facts and Events
Name[1][2][3] Ezekiel Harlan
Gender Male
Alt Birth? 16 Jan 1678/79 Donnahlong, County Down, Ireland
Birth[1] 16 Jun 1679 Donnahlong, County Down, Ireland
Alt Birth[5] 16 Jul 1679 Ireland
Marriage 1700 Chichester Monthly Meeting, Delaware County, Pennsylvania(some sources say marr. 1705, which is impossible)
to Mary Beezer
Marriage 19 Jul 1706 Kennett, Chester County, Pennsylvaniato Ruth Buffington
Will? 14 Nov 1730 Chester County, Pennsylvania(notes that he was about to depart on a voyage back to England)
Alt Death? 15 Apr 1731 Bunn Hill, Staffordshire, England
Death[4] 15 Jun 1731
Alt Death? 15 Jun 1731 Bunn Hill, Staffordshire, England(apparently returned to England to retrieve some property inherited by members of the Harlan family, but contracted smallpox and died there)

Gail says he came to America in 1687 with his father.Citation needed

Gail writes: Ezekiel Harlan appears to have been an enterprising citizen and somewhat of a land speculator. There is an interesting tradition that Ezekiel returned to England to get some property, which he or the family had inherited, converted into cash. He was about to return when he caught smallpox and died. His will, dated 14 Nov 1730, states that he was about to take a voyage to old England.Citation needed

Birthdate of August 16, 1679 found at I feel that they may have added the two months onto the date to adjust the calendar and they may not should have.

I have seen birth site as Parish of Donnahlong, county of Down, Province of Ulster, Ireland.Citation needed

LDS Ancestral File has April 15, 1731 as date of death in Bunn Hill, England (?). It also has several dates for marriage and some more children to him and his first wife.

From the book "Immigration of Irish Quakers" it has on p. 128: "In 1706, he (Henry Pierce) was appointed supervisor of the highways, and Ezekiel Harlan (son of George Harlan), the heaviest tax payer in the township (Kennett), succeeded him as constable. George Harlan and Gayen Miller were probably the first of the Irish Friends to secure land in Kennett."

Terry Walters at has date of death as 15 April 1732.

  1. 1.0 1.1 Harlan, Alpheus H. History and genealogy of the Harlan family: and particularly of the descendants of George and Michael Harlan who settled in Chester County, Pa., 1687. (Baltimore: Lord Baltimore Press, 1914)
    p. 11.
  2. Rhame, Clara Dunagan; Ralph M. (Ralph Meldrim) Buffington; and Ruth Hollomon Palmer. The Buffington family in America: a joint venture for the Buffington family to rediscover a great family and unify its many branches : a source book for further research. (Houston, Texas: Mary B. Webb, c1965).
  3. Pennsylvania Genealogical Magazine. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania)
    vol. 32 (no. 4), p. 287.
  5. McLain35/Gail McLain.