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Solomon Harpole

Male 1769 - 1808  (37 years)


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  • Name Solomon Harpole 
    Born 11 Jan 1769  Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Between 1807 and 1808  Wilson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • "Solomon Harpole and [Anna] Christiana, his wife, whose maiden name was Dice. Solomon Harpole came to the United States from Germany. locating in Pennsylvania some time prior to 1790, and moved from there to Virginia, where he resided until his death." [Harpole, Andrew J. (1887) Recorded by him on the assumed questionaire form from which his "biography" was compile for inclusion in; Goodspeed, W.A. (1887) HISTORY OF TENNESSE. pub. Goodspeed:Nashville, TN] It is significant that only one of the two great-grandsons quoted by Goodspeed, Andrew Harpole, recalls that Solomon died in Virginia and that her personally came from Germany. This places of Solomon's origin and death as given by Andrew Harpole are incorrect. The Harpole family did come from Germany, but it was the generation before Solomon in 1737. The informant, Andrew, who was age 30 at the time, was eleven years younger than the other descendant Goodspeed quoted, great grandson John Harpole. John was age 41 at the time. John never mentioned the German birth or Virginia death. It is clear from this that the family origins were beginning to be obscured by the passage of time even in 1887.

      1769-Solomon Harpole was born in Virginia. [Harpole, Belma Carroll & Agnes S. (1986) HARPOLE COUSINS]

      1790--Solomon and Christina Harpole moved to Sumner County, TN from Virginia in the 1790's with their young family. [Obion County Historical Society (1985) Obion County History, Vol Two. Pub. Union City, TN] Solomon, along with his brothers Adam and Paul, presumably followed their probable cousins John and Martin. The newcomers cannot have been unaware of John and Martin's earlier exploits in the area of Wilson County. John was to become the guardian of Solomon's children following his death. Adam was in Wilson County from at least early 1792.

      1797-Solomon purchased 480 acres of land in Sumner County, Tennessee, from Ephraim Payton in January 1797. [Sumner County Deed Books] Sumner was the parent county of Wilson County.

      1799--On December 23rd, Wilson County, Tennessee, was founded in the [John] Harpole [Sr.--cousin of Solomon] home. [Merritt, Dixon Edit. (1961) THE HISTORY OF WILSON COUNTY---ITS LAND AND ITS LIFE History Associates of Wilson County] Dr. David Harold Harpole of Richmond, Virginia, in his correspondence with Kenneth C. Harvey noted that the Wilson County Court met there for its first five sessions until the courthouse was built. That building in turn later proved inadequate.

      1800-Governor Sevier issued captain's commisions in the new militia regiment created for Wilson County on May 30, 1800. Solomon Harpole was one of the five men named. [Merritt, pg 41] He appears to have relinquished this role of Captain a few years later.

      1803-Solomon Harpole acquired 840 acres of land on Main Spring Creek, Wilson County form William and Gideon Pillow of Davidson County, Tennessee on 7 Nov 1803. Deed Book A. [Partlow, Thomas E. (1987) WILSON COUNTY, TENNESSE DEEDS, MARRIAGES, & WILLS 1800-1902, p. 412]

      1803/4-Solomon Harpole to Zebedie Hicks 200 acres on the south side of the Cumberland River in Wilson County. Witnesses: James Hicks, Benjamin Clarke, and William Reynolds. Deed Book A. [Partlow, p. 396]

      1804-Solomon Harpole is listed as #662 in Capt. Wilee Charry's (William Cherry) Company for the payment of tax in Wilson Co. He is recorded as owning 400 acres on Spring Creek. [Partlow, Thomas E. (1974) WILSON CO., TENNESSEE, TAX LISTS]

      1805-Solomon Harpole is listed as #791 in Capt. Mann's Company for the payment of tax in Wilson County. He is recorded as owning 400 acres in Spring Creek.  [Partlow, Thomas E. (1974) WILSON CO., TENNESSEE, TAX LISTS]

      1805-Solomon Harpole transferred a building lot in the town of Lebanon to Samuel Hinkle of Pennelton, Co., Virginia on 23 September 1805. Deed Book B.  [Partlow, Thomas E. (1987) WILSON COUNTY, TENNESSE DEEDS, MARRIAGES, & WILLS 1800-1902, p. 50]

      1806-Solomon Harpole (along with cousin/brother John Harpole) signed, with sixteen other Justices of the Peace of Wilson County, a Petition, on 15 April 1806, on behalf of Edward Mitchell. Mitchell was commissioned to "complete the public building Courthouse etc" Due to "unforeseen difficulties" the funds allowed to Mitchell were insufficient and the petitioners requested that a County tax may be levied to relieve the situation.  [Tennessee Legislative Petitions (1805-1812) in microfilm roll #3]

      1806-Solomon Harpole was recorded as the bondsman at the marriage in Wilson County of George Allin & Sally Johnson on 28 August 1806. [Whitley, Edythe Rucker--compiler (1981) MARRIAGES OF WILSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE 1802-1850]

      1806-Solomon Harpole is listed as #1070 in Capt. Carruth's District for the purpose of tax collection in Wilson County, Tennessee. He is recorded as owning 400 acres of land in Spring Creek.  [Partlow, Thomas E. (1974) WILSON CO., TENNESSEE, TAX LISTS]

      1807-Solomon Harpole is listed as #347 in Capt. Mann'sDistrict for the purpose of tax collection in Wilson County, Tennessee. He is recorded as owning 400 acres of land in Spring Creek.  [Partlow, Thomas E. (1974) WILSON CO., TENNESSEE, TAX LISTS]

      1807-Solomon Harpole and John Harpole are created administrators of the Vinson Crumpton Inventory on 21 March 1807 [Partlow, Thomas E. (1981) WILSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE WILLS, BOOKS 1-13 (1802-50) Lebenon, TN page 132]

      1807/1808-Solomon Harpole dies. Probate is granted in the will. A copy of this will should be obtained and examined. [Partlow, Thomas E. (1981) WILSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE WILLS, BOOKS 1-13 (1802-50) Lebenon, TN page 6]

      According to Partlow's WILSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE WILLS and to his index to WILSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE DEED BOOKS, the following transactions took place as a part of the settlement of Solomon Harpole's estate:

      1808-Solomon Harpole sale on 20 Feb 1808. Among buyers are Mrs. Harpole and John Harpole. John Harpole administrator. Recorded 16 May 1808.

      1813-Allotment to the heirs of Solomon Harpole. Heirs: William Harpole, Polly Patterson, John Harpole. 21 June 1813. Recorded in Deed Book E.

      1816-"This is to certify that I, John Jr., heir of Solomon Harpole deceased do relinquish all claims to a tract of land to Thomas Patterson who conveyed it to Wyatt Bettes, Jr. Dated 30 July 1816." Recorded in Wilson County Deed Book G.

      "This is to certify that John Harpole, Sr., guardian for William Harpole and Thomas Patterson, heirs of Solomon Harpole reqlinquish their claims to land on Spring Creek to John Harpole, Jr. dated 30 July 1816." Recorded in Wilson County Deed Book G.

      Thomas Patterson and Polly, his wife, formerly Polly Harpole, daughter of Solomon Harpole, deceased, transferred ownership of 56 acres on Spring Creek to Wyatt Bettes on 16 August 1816. Recorded in Wilson County Deed Book F. Presumably this was the land she inherited from her father.

      "This is to certify that we John Harpole, Jr. and Thomas Patterson relinquish our claims to land on Spring Creek being a part of the dower of Christina Bettes, formerly the wife of Solomon Harpole to William Harpole. Dated 30 July 1816. Recorded in Wilson County Deed Book G.

      1823-William Harpole transferred 56 acres of land on Spring Creek, it being part of the dower of Christina Bettes, formerly the wife of Solomon Harpole to John Cowger on 24 March 1823. Recorded in Wilson County Deed Book I.
    Person ID I1626  Strong Family Tree
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2014 

    Father Nicholas Herboldt,   b. Abt 1735, Epfenbach, Heidelberg, Baden, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1800, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 65 years) 
    Mother Margaret ???,   b. Aft 1735,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Abt 1754  Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1123  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Anna Christina Dice,   b. 2 Jun 1770, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Aug 1852, Obion County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married Bef 1792  Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Catherine Harpole,   b. Bef 1792,   d. Bef 1813  (Age ~ 21 years)
     2. John Harpole,   b. 14 Jan 1792, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Feb 1861, Obion County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     3. Jacob Harpole,   b. 1794,   d. Bef 1813  (Age 18 years)
     4. Mary "Polly?" Harpole,   b. 1798,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. William Harpole,   b. 1800,   d. 1881  (Age 81 years)
    Last Modified 9 Dec 2006 
    Family ID F1122  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 11 Jan 1769 - Virginia Link to Google Earth
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    Link to Google MapsDied - Between 1807 and 1808 - Wilson County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
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