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The Bridgewater Register

Harlow Family of Virginia

John Nicholas Harlow

and Ida May Lewis

John Nicholas Harlow

John Nicholas Harlow was born in April 1839 in Missouri, son of Rice G. Harlow and Evalina Ewers. His parents died when he was young, leaving five children orphans who were cared for by several different families in Saline and Pettis Counties. John and his sister, Martha Jane Harlow, who later married Matthew Coleman Bridgwater, were living with Walker and Mary Finley in Saline County in 1850. John was still with the Finley family in 1860 and working as a farm hand. John's other sister, Dorothy Elizabeth Harlow, became the wife of Charles Woodson Bridgwater. John's younger brothers were Asa Finley Harlow who married Rebecca M. Becca Younger, a cousin of the outlaw Cole Younger, and Stephen Harlow who moved to Collin Co., Texas, and served in the Confederacy as a private in Co. I, Martin's Regt., Texas Cavalry.


Notwithstanding the southern sympathies of many in his family, John served in the Union cause during the Civil War. He was a private in Co. I [Capt. Hopkins Co] 40th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia. He was ordered into service on November 5, 1862 at Sedalia, Missouri, and relieved from duty, April 2nd, 1863. On March 3, 1863, John was "Transferred to Gov't as teamster." In 1907, he applied for a pension based on his service during the war.


John Nicholas Harlow was married on September 3, 1868, in Saline Co., Missouri, to Ida May Lewis, who was born on December 14, 1852, in Oraville, Jackson Co., Illinois, daughter of James and Margaret Lewis. She moved to Saline County with her parents at the age of 12. John and Ida moved to Olympia, Washington in 1871. They spent a year in the city, then moved to the Delphi area where they homesteaded. They farmed there until John died in 1911, succumbing to septicemia on February 11th of that year. In 1892, John and his wife deeded approximately five acres of their farm to the First Methodist Church to be used as a cemetery. Many years later, the church sold the cemetery and bodies were removed, including John's, to the Odd Fellows Cemetery in nearby Tumwater.


Ida continued to stay on the home place until 1927 when she moved with her son, Clarence, back into the city and resided at 417 Cushing Street. She died there on May 10, 1935.

John Nicholas Harlow and Ida May Lewis had the following known children:

1. Etta E. Harlow [1869 - before 1900]

2. Probable Child Harlow [1872 - before 1900]

3. John P. Harlow [1875 - before 1900]

4. Edith Lillian Harlow [Dec. 7, 1877 - Oct. 11, 1966] m. Sylvester Sterling Markham

5. William Arthur Harlow [Jan. 22, 1882 - Aug. 16, 1945] m. Emily Bates Anderson

6. Clarence Bert Harlow [Mar. 27, 1884 - Mar. 29, 1936]

7. Raymond Roy Harlow [Sept. 15, 1886 - July 16, 1953] m. Rosa Ann Weaver

8. Erving Chester Harlow [ Feb. 24, 1889 - May 6, 1926]

Second Generation

1. ETTA E. HARLOW is first mentioned in the 1870 Census as a child, one year of age, born in Missouri, and apparently the daughter of John Nicholas Harlow and Ida May Lewis. This was in Blackwater Township of Saline Co., Missouri. She would have accompanied her parents in their move to Washington state the following year. Etta was attending school with her younger brother, John P., in 1880, the same year their father received a homestead entry for 80 acres in Thurston Co., Washington. Both she and John P. and an infant sibling were deceased prior to 1900.

2. Probable Child HARLOW was likely born about 1872 and died prior to 1880. This is inferred in the 1900 Census in which it was indicated Ida was the mother of eight children with five living. Since the surviving children were accounted for and there was a significant gap in years between the births of the two eldest children, that leaves the high probability of a child born about 1872 and surviving a few short years if at all.

3. JOHN P. HARLOW is first mention in the 1880 Census as a child, five years of age, born in Washington Territory, son of John Nicholas Harlow and Ida May Lewis. He died prior to 1900 by which time he was not one of his mother's five surviving children.

4. EDITH LILLIAN HARLOW was born December 7, 1877, in Delphi, Thurston Co., Washington Territory, daughter of John Nicholas Harlow and Ida May Lewis. She attended public school, likely in Delphi where her parents homesteaded. Edith was married in Port Orchard, Kitsap Co., Washington, on July 3, 1899, to Sylvester Sterling Markham, who was born March 30, 1872, in Markham, Chehalis Co., Washington, son of Jasper Newton Markham and Amanda Jane Fry. Sylvester was a logger and, after the marriage, he and Edith lived in Cosmopolis Precinct of Chehalis County. They later moved to the Black Lake Precinct of Thurston County, near Edith's parents, where Sylvester was a mail carrier. They tried their hand at farming when they moved to Chouteau Co., Montana, but by 1930 had returned to Thurston County where Sylvester was working hauling logs. They owned a house on Division Street just outside Olympia.


Sylvester died in Olympia on November 23, 1954. Edith moved to Tacoma in Pierce County and died there on October 11, 1966. Both she and Sylvester were buried in the Odd Fellows Cemetery in Tumwater, Thurston Co., Washington.

Sylvester Sterling Markham and Edith Lillian Harlow had the following children:

4.1. Harold Sterling Markham [Dec. 25, 1902 - Sept. 29, 1983] m. Janet Baillie Ritchie

4.2. Vernard Ewing Markham [July 26, 1904 - Aug. 6, 1986] m. Dorothy A. Jappe

5. WILLIAM ARTHUR HARLOW was born January 22, 1882, in Delphi, Thurston Co., Washington, son of John Nicholas Harlow and Ida May Lewis. Artie was working as a farm hand in the Little Rock Precinct of Thurston County in 1900. By 1910 and married less than a year, according to the census, he was back living with his parents and employed as a woodsman in a lumber camp but in later life returned to farming. No wife is present in the 1910 record, and the search is on. She may be the same as Tillie Harlow, died or buried March 19, 1911, in the Masonic Memorial Park, Tumwater, Thurston Co., Washington, age 26. Artie was a tall, medium built man with dark brown eyes and dark brown hair. His presumably second wife was Emily Bates Anderson whom he married at Delphi in August of 1913. She was born November 12, 1882, in Somerville, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, daughter of Matthew Anderson and Mary Roberts Kingdon .


William Arthur Harlow died in Olympia on August 16, 1945, and was buried in the Masonic Memorial Park at Tumwater, Thurston Co., Washington. Emily died on September 3, 1933.

Possibly, William Arthur Harlow and Tillie _____ had the following child:

5.1. Warren C. Harlow [March 1911 - April 29, 1911] buried Masonic Memorial Park, Tumwater

William Arthur Harlow and Emily Bates Anderson had the following children:

5.2. Margaret Evelyn Harlow [June 19, 1916 - Apr. 29, 1992] m. 1) Herbert Frederick Bruns, 2) unknown, 3) Roy Cochrane

5.3. Susan E. Harlow [Feb. 6, 1918 - ] m.

6. CLARENCE BERT HARLOW was born March 27, 1884, in Delphi, Thurston Co., Washington, son of John Nicholas Harlow and Ida May Lewis. Clarence was a farmer of medium height and slender build with brown eyes. By his mid-thirties he was slightly bald. He moved to Olympia and bought a home on Division Street from which he worked as a carpenter.


Clarence died on March 29, 1936, and was buried in the Odd Fellows Cemetery at Tumwater, Thurston Co., Washington.

7. RAYMOND ROY HARLOW was born September 15, 1886, in Delphi, Thurston Co., Washington, son of John Nicholas Harlow and Ida May Lewis. Different from his brothers, he was of medium height and build, and had blue eyes and red hair. Raymond was married on January 4, 1909, to Rosa Ann Weaver who was born January 9, 1891, in the Mud Bay District near Delphi, Thurston Co., Washington, daughter of John and Sarah Weaver. The Weavers were a prominent pioneer family in the area. In 1910, Raymond and Rosa were renting a house in the McLane Precinct of Thurston County. Raymond was working as a fireman on the rail road. A few years later they returned to Delphi where Raymond worked for the Mud Bay Logging Company. They later moved to Olympia where they owned a home on Boulevard Road.


Rosa died on January 1, 1951, and Raymond died on July 16, 1953. Both were buried in the Odd Fellows Cemetery at Tumwater, Thurston Co., Washington.

8. ERVING CHESTER HARLOW was born February 24, 1889, in Delphi, Thurston Co., Washington, son of John Nicholas Harlow and Ida May Lewis. Ewing Chester Harlow died in Aberdeen, Grays Harbor Co., Washington, near the coast and about an hours drive west of Olympia. He was crushed in a logging accident at a logging camp in the Melborn area near Aberdeen. The accident was on April 20, 1926. Erving remained in critical condition in the hospital at Aberdeen until he died on May 6, 1926. He lived in Olympia his whole life except when he we engaged in the logging business. He was buried in the Odd Fellows Cemetery at Tumwater, Thurston Co., Washington.

Third Generation

4.1. HAROLD STERLING MARKHAM was born December 25, 1902, son of Sylvester Sterling Markham and Edith Louise Harlow. He was married in January 1950, to Janet Baillie Ritchie who was born March 12, 1907, in Glasgow, Scotland, daughter of Samuel Ritchie and Flora Baillie. Harold died September 29, 1983, in Tacoma, Pierce Co., Washington. Janet had died previously in November 1959, also in Tacoma.

4.2. VERNARD EWING MARKHAM was born July 26, 1904, son of Sylvester Sterling Markham and Edith Louise Harlow. He was married in Olympia, Thurston Co., Washington, on December 7, 1935, to Dorothy A. Jappe who was born May 20, 1911, daughter of Fritz F. Jappe and Augusta Louise Christine Jarmuth. Vernard died August 6, 1986, in Tacoma, Pierce Co., Washington. Dorothy died August 14, 1991, also in Tacoma.

Vernard Ewing Markham and Dorothy A. Jappe had the following child:

Son Markham, presumed living

5.2. MARGARET EVELYN HARLOW was born June 19, 1916, in Everett, Washington, daughter of William Arthur Harlow and Emily Bates Anderson. In 1940, she was married in Chicago, Cook Co., Illinois, to Herbert Frederick Bruns who was born July 7, 1905. He died in Tacoma, Pierce Co., Washington, in February 1973. She was twice again married, the third husband being Roy Cochrane whom she married on March 8, 1983, in Tacoma. Roy Cochrane was born April 27, 1901, and died in Tacoma in December 1985. Margaret died on April 29, 1992, also in Tacoma.

5.3. SUSAN HARLOW was born February 6, 1918, in Everett, Washington, daughter of William Arthur Harlow and Emily Bates Anderson

She married

Susan

Source Records:

Saline Co., Missouri, Marriage Records

1840 Census, Arrow Rock, Saline Co., Missouri , p. 78

1850 Census, District 90, Saline Co., Missouri, p. 60 [120]

1860 Census, Blackwater Twp., Saline Co., Missouri, p. 13 [365]

1870 Census, Blackwater Twp., Saline Co., Missouri, p. 3 [56]

1880 Census, 2nd Sub Div., Thurston Co., Washington, e. d. 16, p. 4 [120B]

1900 Census, Black Lake Precinct, Thurston Co., Washington, e. d. 221, sheet 7B, p. 128
1900 Census, Little Rock Precinct, Thurston Co., Washington, e. d. 224, sheet 10B, p. 160

1910 Census, Black Lake Precinct, Thurston Co., Washington, e. d. 293, sheet 1B, p. 1

1920 Census,

1930 Census,

Homestead Entry to John N Harlow issued June 30, 1880, Olympia Land Office, Olympia, Washington, for 80 acres

NWNE 14/ 17-N 3-W No Willamette WA Thurston County

NENW 14/ 17-N 3-W No Willamette WA Thurston County

BLM Serial Nr.: WAOAA 093502

Homestead Entry to John N. Harlow issued November 10, 1882, Olympia Land Office, Olympia, Washington, for 40 acres

NWNW 14/ 17-N 3-W No Willamette WA Thurston

BLM Serial Nr.: WAOAA 093507

Civil War Pension Application No. 1364446 filed from Washington on May 6, 1907

Missouri State Archives Civil War Database

World War I Draft Registration Cards

Delphi (Stoney Creek) Cemetery Records, near Delphi, Thurston Co., Washington

Odd Fellows [I.O.O.F.] Cemetery Records, Tumwater, Thurston Co., Washington

Washington State Death Index

Social Security Death Index

Obituary,

Obituary,

Obituary,