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Descendants of Nicholas Harlow
and Jeanetta Bridgwater
The Woods in Nelson County
Photograph by Vern Paul, 2001
Nicholas Harlow was born about 1799 in
Nicholas and Jeanetta were living in Albemarle County in 1830. In the same year, on June 30, 1830, they were party to the sale of 365 acres of land on the south side of the fork mountain, on the branches of the South fork of Tye River in Nelson County. This was part of a larger tract patented in 1796 by Jeanetta's grandfather, Nathaniel Clarke.
After Nicholas and Jeanetta were married, they appear to have remained in Virginia until 1832 or 1833 when they moved to Missouri where their younger children were born.
They are found in Lamine Township, Cooper Co., Missouri, in 1840, living next to Jeanetta's brothers, Samuel and William. On November 10, 1841, the government land office in Fayette, Missouri, issued a patent to Nicholas for 180.12 acres in Cooper County. The land was described as ______ lying in Township 48 North, Range 19 West as memorialized in Pre-emption Certificate No. 19852.
Between 1846 and 1848, they made another move, locating in Hopkins Co., Texas.
Jeanetta died __________ . In 1860, Nicholas remained in Hopkins County and was there in 1860 with his two youngest children, Louisa and Jonathan, at home. In 1870, he was living with his daughter Rebecca Ann [Harlow] Lawson and her family, using the Black Jack Grove post office in Hopkins County.
Nicholas Harlow and Jeanetta Bridgwater had the following known children:
1. Wilson Nicholas Harlow [December 1823- ]
2. Mary Bridgewater Harlow [April 17, 1825- ] m. John Sherman Rucker
3. Martha Jane Harlow [1827- ] m. Andrew Brown Koontz
4. Almira Ball Harlow [April 19, 1829- ] m. William Washington Barker
5. Virginia N. Harlow [about 1830- ] m. Joseph P. Grace
6. Adolphus Ware Harlow [March 19, 1832-April 15, 1914] m. Mary Fanning
7. Rebecca Ann Harlow [May 10, 1833-June 26, 1914] m. John Lawson
8. William W. Harlow [1839- ] m. Louise
9. Louisa Harlow [1842- ]
10. Jonathan Harlow [1844- ]
Revolutionary War Pension Application, Jonathan Bridgwater
Revolutionary War Pension Application, R1195, Samuel Bridgwater
Revolutionary War Pension Application, William Bridgwater
Tandy Moore and Betsy [Bridgwater] Moore Family Bible, original in Texas in very fragile condition.
Nelson Co., VA, Deed Book 7, p. 74-75
Nelson Co., Virginia, Marriage Records
1830 Census, Albemarle Co., Virginia, p. 256
1840 Census, Lamine Twp., Cooper Co., Missouri
General Land Office, Missouri Land Patents
Cooper Co., Missouri, Probate Court, Estate of Nathaniel Bridgwater, filed 1848.
Cooper Co., Missouri, Probate Court, Estate of Samuel Bridgwater, filed 1863.
1850 Census, 8th Judicial Dist., Hopkins Co., Texas, p. 145A.
1860 Census, Beat 4, Hopkins Co., Texas, p. 101/160.
1870 Census, Hopkins Co., Texas, P. O. Black Jack Grove, p. 4 .