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The Tie That Binds

son of
Born: 25 March 1801 KY
Died: 07 July 1857 Mt. Sterling, Van Buren Co., IA
Buried: Harness Cemetery Mt. Sterling, IA
Married: circa 1828 KY
     daughter of
     Born: circa 1814 KY
     Died: 25 May 1876 Paris, Monroe Co., MO
     Burial: Maple Grove Cemetery Monroe Co., MO


    1. Mary Jane Harness + David Beeler
    2. Martha Ellen Harness + 1] John Henry Huntley
                                         + 2] Amos Fields
    3. Harriet E. Harness + Henry Andrew Cole
        b. circa 1836 OH
    4. Samuel Jerome Harness + Sarah Hackard
        b. circa 1839 OH
        d. circa 1915 Carthage, IL.
    5. Sophronia Harness + Orris Pelsue
        b. circa 1845
    6. Sarah Amanda Harness + Harrison Fields
    7. Margaret Harness
        b. April 1850
        d. 1856
    8. Frances Emma Harness + George Foreman

Year: 1840; Census Place: Green, Brown, Ohio; Roll: 211; Page: 379; Image: 436; Family History Library Film: 0020159.

Year: 1850; Census Place: Division 28, Lee, Iowa; Roll: M432_186; Page: 359A; Image: 165.

Iowa State Census Collection, 1836-1925 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2007.

Year: 1860; Census Place: Harrison, Lee, Iowa; Roll: M653_330; Page: 292; Image: 296; Family History Library Film: 803330.
Martha Huntley and her infant are living in the home

Year: 1870; Census Place: Paris, Monroe, Missouri; Roll: M593_793; Page: 605A; Image: 471; Family History Library Film: 552292. Amanda Harness iving with her son-in-law and daughter Orris Pelsue and Sophronia Pelsue.

Amanda Harness The Paris Mercury, issue 30 May 1876

Seeking information on this family.  If you are a Harness or Speis researcher and can provide the names of the parents of
John A. Harness and Amanda A. Speis or any other additional family history on this line please contact me at the link below.
Did Amanda Speis Harness have a Bible that has been passed down?

Updated 6 June 2012     Contact Virginia L. Aldridge