(5 October 1774 - 1 January 1835)
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200 acres to John Hargleroad in 1831.
The lands of the Finleys and those of his surrounding neighbors all are now owned by those of German descent. Tracing the various land transfers through the last 150 years, affords the clearest history of the manner in which the Sccotch-Irish were supplanted by the Germans on the lands not only in this neighborhood, but elsewhere in the rural districts of our county.
A portion of the original John Finley land passed at his death to his son, John Finley, and then to Christian Kreider. . .Amother portion was sold in 1794 to John Miers. This land lay around the crossroads. Myers added an adjoing tract bought from David Mahan and in 1824 willed both tracts to his son, George Myers, who sold the same, about 200 A., to John Herchelroth (Hargleroad) in 1831. John C. Hargleroad, in the fourth generation of this name, is the present owner of the homestead portion. All that portion of the village of Culbertson west of the Western Maryland R.R. is built upon the Hargleroad land that originally was owned by John Finley.
BIRTH: also given as 5 Oct 1782
Hargleroad Genealogy by Stringfellow:
John first married Maria ________ and had a son Laurence, born in 1798. This union was shakey from the start with accusations by John that Maria had tried to poison him. The length of this marriage is uncertain, but undoubtedly of short duration and ended in Lancaster Co. After John's separation and divorce he married Elizabeth Etter. Family stories indicate they were married in Lancaster Co. However other indications support their marriage to have occured in Franklin Co., PA. This would appear to be more valid when you consider that John's son Laurence, to his first wife, was born in 1798, the same year in which he bought his farm in Franklin County. In addition, John's first child born to Elizabeth Etter was born in 1811, thirteen years after he purchased the Franklin County farm.
by Melvin Hargleroad:
Franklin Co. was taken from Cumberland Co. in 1784 and Cumberland Co. was taken from Lancaster Co. in 1750. Lancaster taken out of Chester Co. 1729 and Chester Co. was the original created in 1682.
Christenby Rev. John Christopher Gobrecht
ResidenceCost: 837 pounds, 8 shillings
WillPage 311 Will Book D Franklin County, PA-courthouse 7/17/98 personal visit
The last, 9 Nov 1834, Will and Testament of John Herkelroth of Guilford Township Franklin County Pennsylvania.
BurialSalem Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery
Find A Grave Memorial# 130076768
NotesCemetery notes and/or description:
Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church at Marion was established in 1812. At first it was a Reformed/Lutheran Congregation and was called Salem's Church. In 1877 the German Reformed congregation dedicated Heidelberg Reformed Church in Marion, ending the combined congregation.
The original church building was made of limestone and the exterior finished with white stucco. Because of this the church at that time was also referred to as the "White Church". In 1950, Salem Church was expanded toward the road and a basement excavated in to provide additional Sunday School rooms, a kitchen and bathrooms.
The cemetery "surrounds" the church on three sides and is now extending out on the west side. As you approch the church from PA Route 16 you cannot see much of the cemetery until you pass the church building.
You can find Salem Evangelical by taking PA Route 11 south from Chambersburg or north from Greencastle. After turning on Miller Road the church is situated 1/4 mile on the right.
99 Miller Road
1. Ellis and Evans, 1986, History of Lancaster County, PA, Vol 2.
3. Robert Stringfellow, (Copyright 1989), My English-German-Scottish Ancestors, Their Descendants and Relatives (Harglerode Genealogy, pp. 45-54).
5. Descendants of Michael Hargleroad, July 8 1936 (Handwritten pages compiled by William Brownlee Gabby Hargleroad, Maggie Blank Hargleroad, and daughters, Pearl.and Ruth. Letters were sent out to al of WBG Hargleroad's siblings and they responded with their family information.).
6. Lancaster Co., PA, Church Records of the 18th Century, Vol. 3, v. 1, p. 145, Reiher's Reformed Church.
7. , GSF 020,345 Zions of Reiher's Ref. Church, near Brickerville, Lancaster, Penn..
8. , GSF 020,345 Zions of Reiher's Ref. Church, near Brickerville, Lancaster, Penn..
9. Robert Stringfellow, (Copyright 1989), My English-German-Scottish Ancestors, Their Descendants and Relatives (Harglerode Genealogy, pp. 45-54).
10. Sielhammer, Biographical Annals of Franklin County, PA (Original printing, 1905. Reproduced by Unigraphic, Inc. (1978) 1401 N. Fares Ave. Evansville, Indiana).
11. Orphan's Court, Franklin Co., PA, Docket C, p.50-51, 67, 75.
12. Herchelroth, John -- Last Will and Testament, 9 Nov 1834.
14. (Published in The Chambersburg Register, Jan. 17, 1908).
15. Herchelroth, John -- Last Will and Testament, 9 Nov 1834.
16. Robert Stringfellow, (Copyright 1989), My English-German-Scottish Ancestors, Their Descendants and Relatives (Harglerode Genealogy, pp. 45-54).
17. Plank, Anna C. records (Anna C. Plank 42 E. Lincoln Ave., Gettysburg, PA).
20. History of Franklin County (1887, indexed Digital version online: https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE928950 Fiche: 6045261).
21. History of Franklin County (1887, indexed Digital version online: https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE928950 Fiche: 6045261).
22. Robert Stringfellow, (Copyright 1989), My English-German-Scottish Ancestors, Their Descendants and Relatives (Harglerode Genealogy, pp. 45-54).
23. (Adams County, Hastings Centennial Commission, Hastings, Nebr., 1971, p.100-101).