Person:Philip Harless (2)

m. 17 FEB 1737/38
  1. Johan Martin Harless1738/39 -
  2. Mary Dorothy HarlessAbt 1740 -
  3. John Philip Harless, II1743 - 1822
  4. David Harless1744/45 -
  5. Margaretta HarlessAbt 1750 - Abt 1822
  6. Henry HarlessAbt 1752 - 1816
  7. Edmund Emanuel HarlessAbt 1754 - Bef 1797
  8. Anna Philipini HarlessAbt 1760 - Bef 1855
Facts and Events
Name Johan Philip Harless
Gender Male
Birth? ABT 1716 Nürnburg, Karlsruhe, Baden, Palatinate, Germany
Marriage 17 FEB 1737/38 Lutheran Church, Offenbach, Landau, Rheinland Pfalz, Bavaria, Germanyto Anna Margaretha Price
Will? 21 March 1772 Augusta County, Virginia[Will Dated]
Death? bef. 19 May 1772 Thomas Creek, Augusta County, Virginia[area later became Montgomery County in 1777]
Will? 19 May 1772 Augusta County, Virginia[Will Proven]

Johan Phillip Harless was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA

Acquisition of Land in Virginia:

  • Page 1 - Philip Harless, 80 acres, Givens Mill run. Adjacent to John Givens. March 17, 1762. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 1].

Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Page 446.--21st June, 1769. Philip ( ) Horless and Margaret to Michael Price. £26.5, 365 acres, part of 660 acres patented to Philip, 31st October, 1765, on Tom's Creek, a branch of New River. Delivered: Thomas Madison. January, 1770.
  • Page 446.--25th August, 1784. Immanuel ( ) Harless, of Montgomery County, to William Beard. Delivered to Isaac Darnell by a written order from Wililam Beard and commission of privy examination 22d November, 1788, 40 acres patented to Archibald Hamilton and was finally conveyed to Philip Harless, deceased, 400 acres patented to Philip 27th August, 1770, and devised to Immanuel by Philip, his father.

Will & Estate Records

  • Page 493.--21st March, 1772. Phillip Harles' will--Executors, Mathias Kersh and Augustine Price; to wife, Margaret; to son, Martin Harless, tract on Sinking Creek called Clover Bottom, in Botetourt County; to son, Immanuel, infant, 600 acres where testator lives; to son, Philip, 113 acres in Botetourt; to son, David, 300 acres in Botetourt on Tom's Creek; to son. Henry, cash; to daughter, Margaret; to daughter, Mary. Teste: Archd. Huston, Samuel Bell, Margaret Bell. Proved, 19th May, 1772, by Huston and Bell (Saml.). Augustine Price qualifies with Charles Rush, Henry Price, Danl. Price.
  • Page 10.--28th _____, 1772. Philip Harles' estate appraised by Archd. Huston, Frederick Ermantrout, Peter Miller.
  • Page 121.--17th August, 1773. Augustine Price, administrator, in account with the estate of Philip Horless--To paid Jacob Siler the legacy left to his daughter, £50; paid Henry Horless, his legacy; paid Geo. William the legacy left to his daughter; paid Immanuel Horless; paid Margaret Horless, her legacy.

Records in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:

  • Page 448.--21st June, 1769. Michael Price binds himself in £100 to Philip Horless. Whereas Michael and Philip jointly purchased a tract from Col. James Patton, on Tom's Creek, containing 650 acres, but patent was issued in name of Philip alone, 31st October, 1765, of which Philip has conveyed 365 acres above, conditions not to hold Philip responsible of the patent fails.

Information on Johan Philip Harless

•ID: I212451 •Name: Johan Philip Harless •Given Name: Johan Philip •Surname: Harless •Name: John Phillip Harless •Given Name: John Phillip •Surname: Harless •Sex: M •Birth: Abt 1716 in Nürnburg, Karlsruhe, Baden, Palatinate, Germany •Death: 21 Mar 1772 in Thomas Creek, Augusta (Montgomery) County, Virginia •Burial: David Harless Cemetery, Long Shop, Montgomery County, Virginia •_UID: 9C44A8B2310248FEBD0E66CFB872C50EB09D •Change Date: 3 Jun 2007 at 16:52 •Note: All Harlesses in the USA are descended from this Philip Harless who arrived 5 Sep 1738 in Philadelphia from Rotterdam, Germany in the Winter Galley. See Heavener, p. 61, German New River Settlement (Baltimore: GPC, 1981). Philip Harless I was one of the very first settlers in the New River Settlement. Name given as John Philip Harless in Harless Family Bulletin, vol . 9 no. 1 (1971), p. 4. Yates & Price, Increase in Prices, p. 2. will dated 21 Mar 1772, probated 19 May 1772, record ed in Will Book 4, p. 493, Augusta Co., VA. Augustine, Henry, Daniel Price and Charles Rush were named administrators to his will. \par \par Some records state that he is buried in Augusta County, Virginia. \par \par In 1738 Philip and Anna Margarette, alone with her brothers (Johann) Michael, (William) Augustine, Henry and Daniel, immigrated to America. They sailed from Rotterdam at the mouth of the Thine River In Holland to Philadelphia on a galley called Winter (often called the Winter Galley). On 5 Sep 1738 in Philadelphia, Philip made his oath of allegiance, a requirement of all male immigrants aged over 18 at that time. \par \par A Brief History of Johan Philip Harless: \par According to J.L. Pritchard, who has published several writings on the Harless Family, most of the families in the United States are descendants of Johan Philip and Anna Margaretha (Preiss) Harless. However, around 1812, there were three Harless brothers who came to this country: one settled in Chicago; another is believed to have settled in Tennessee; and the third one settled in the Nebraska Territory. \par \par &id=I49

Marriage 1 Anna Margaretha Price b: 21 Sep 1713 in Offenbach, Bayern, Germany •Married: 17 Feb 1738 in Lutheran Church, Offenbach, Landau, Rheinland Pfalz, Bavaria, Germany •Change Date: 25 Sep 2005 Children 1. Johan Martin Harless b: 11 Mar 1739 in Appar. At Sea On "Wintergalley" 2. Mary Dorothy Harless b: Abt 1740 3. John Phillip Harless b: 30 Nov 1743 in Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania 4. David Harless b: 5 Jan 1745 in Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania 5. Magaretta Harless b: Abt 1750 in Cow Pasture Ridge, Natural Bridge, Orange County, Virginia 6. Henry Harless b: Abt 1752 in Natural Bridge, Augusta County, Virginia 7. Edmund Emanuel Harless b: Abt 1754 in Natural Bridge, Augusta County, Virginia