Person:Levi Harrod (2)

Levi Harrod
m. abt 1771
  1. Sarah HarrodAbt 1775 -
Facts and Events
Name Levi Harrod
Gender Male
Birth[1] 22 Jan 1750 Lancaster County, PennsylvaniaCumberland or Lancaster
Marriage abt 1771 to Rachel Mills
Death[1][2] 2 Oct 1825 Knox, Ohio, United States
  1. 1.0 1.1 Christensen, Anthony J. A branch of the Piscataway Dunn family: a few members of the Dunn family whose branches spread from Pisctaqua, New Hampshire, to Piscataway, New Jersey, to Southwestern Pennsylvania, to Harrison County, Kentucky, and to points West. (Salem, Utah: Mac Anthony Corp., c1998)
    p. 3-6.

    Settled on Ten Mile Creek. Served in Captain Benjamin Stites' company during Revolutionary War. Served many years as Justice of the Peace in Washington County, Pennsylvania. With wife Rachel, an active member of the Goshen Baptist Church. Moved to Ohio about 1813.

  2. HARROD, LEVI, in Daughters of the American Revolution. Genealogical Research System.

    Death: 10-2-1825 KNOX CO OHIO
    Service Source: PA ARCH, 3RD SER, VOL 23, P 205; 5TH SER, VOL 4, PP 402, 711; 6TH SER, VOL 2, PP 209, 237, 253
    Service Description: 1) ALSO SGT, PVT, CAPT BENJAMIN STITTS' CO

  3.   Dawson, Nelson L. Genealogies of Kentucky Families: From the Filson Club History Quarterly. (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1981)
    Harrod Family Genealogy and the Moore Family, pg. 609-611.

    1i. Levi Harrod was the youngest son of John, Sr., and Sarah (Moore) Harrod. He was born January 22, 1750 in Ayr Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, just five days before Cumberland County was formed. While still in his teens he removed to the Monongahela Country and settled on Ten Mile Creek. He married Rachel Mills in 1769 or 1770. She was born October 22, 1752, a daughter of Michael Mills (son of Thomas Mills), of Frederick County, Maryland.

    Levi served as a private, sergeant, and lieutenant in the Continental Line during the Revolution, and was active in settling Indian troubles in that region. About December, 1775, Levi, with his brothers William and James, signed "The Petition' of the inhabitants, and some of the intended settlers, of that part of North America now denominated Transylvania. He was one of the pilots on the White Woman's Campaign, 1790-1.

    On December 23, 1785, Levi Harrod received a Warrant for a tract of land called "Abelard", 341 acres, in Morgan Township, in Greene County, Pennsylvania. Another tract called "Somerset" was patented by him on March 16, 1796. He owned land also in Kentucky.

    Like his brothers, he was prominent in his community, serving as Moderator and in other offices of Goshen Baptist Church at Garard's Fort, Pennsylvania. He is frequently mentioned with Rev. John Corbly in the Minute Book of the Church. He was one of the first Justices after Greene County was formed, and served in the County Militia.

    The urge to join his children in Ohio may have been strong, but according to legend in Dr. Hiram Hiller's family, game had become scarce in the region and Levi missed his bear meat, so he moved to a new frontier further west. He and Rachel asked for dismissal papers from the Church on July 28, 1811. In 1813 they sold their land and purchased a tract in Knox County, Ohio. It is still in the possession of their descendants.

    Levi Harrod died October 2, 1825. Rachel died September 28, 1834. Both are buried in Union Grove Cemetery, Pleasant Township, Knox County, Ohio. A Revolutionary War Marker stands at his grave. It was placed there by the Daughters of the American Revolution. A number of his descendants are members of the D.A.R., including this author who is presently California State Chairman of Americanism, and a Past Regent of Piedmont Chapter.

    His will, dated 24 Sept. 1825, is at Mt. Vernon, Knox County, Ohio. In it he named his wife and nine of his twelve children.

    The children of Levi and Rachel (Mills) Harrod were:

    1i.(1) John, b. 1770/1; m. Mary Stockton; d. Mar. 17, 1814 in "43rd Year".
    1i.(2) Levi, b. Jan. 30, 1777 q.v.
    1i.(3) Michael, b. 1781; m. Agnes Ullery.
    1i.(4) Elizabeth, b. 1785 q.v.
    1i.(5) Samuel, b. 1788 q.v.
    1i.(6) James, m. Rhoda Mills, dau. of John and Eleanor Mills.
    1i.(7) Mary, m. David (or Daniel) Johnson.
    1i.(8) William, m. Rhoda Pipes.
    1i.(9) Sarah, m. Benjamin Dunn; d. Pa., 10 children.
    1i.(10) Rachel, m. William Biggs, son of Jeremiah and Abigail (Smith) Biggs.
    1i.(11) Jemima, m. Jeremigh Biggs, Jr., brother of William Biggs.
    1i.(12) Thomas, d. single.