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Harrellsville, North Carolina
Abner Harrell, Postmaster 1833 to 1861

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The Legacy of Abner Harrell, Postmaster of Harrellsville, NC  1833 to 1861

Harrellsville is a small town in eastern North Carolina where the Harrell families settled very early. A post office was established there in 1827 when the place was known as Bethel with John G. Wilson being appointed Postmaster. In 1833 Abner Harrell became post master in the town and remained in that post until 1861. Because there was another community in Pitt County named Bethel, the name of the post office and town was changed to Harrellsville in honor of the postmaster, Abner Harrell, in 1847.
Abner Harrell was a Justice of The Peace in Hertford County by 1830. He died May 10, 1865 and was buried in the family cemetery near the Harrell home place in Harrellsville, N.C.

Photos and Information furnished by Ken Gates  a descendent of Abner Harrell 


Abner Harrell
1789-1865


 


Abner Harrell House about 1920


Abner Harrell House 1999

All Photos and Information furnished by
Ken Gates
 Descendent of Abner Harell

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