Friday, January 17, 2014

52 Ancestors 52 Weeks #3 - Jacob Myrick Harward

Jacob Myrick Harward is my 3rd great grandfather. Here is the line:

Jacob Myrick Harward, 1783-1866
Margaret Harward, 1809-1898 my 2nd great grandmother
James Pleasant Hill, 1841-1912 my great grandfather
Mallie Devotion Hill, 1881-1956 my grandfather
Lonnie Clinton Hill, 1919-1974 my father
Martha Hill Spivey

Jacob Myrick Harward, 12 Oct 1783 England*-30 Aug 1866 Oakboro, Stanly, NC, was the eldest son of James Harward and Rosanah Barbee. He came to Stanly County by the way of Virginia and Wake County. He married Mildred “Milea” Yates, 12 Mar 1784 Wake Co, NC-9 Jan 1863 Stanly Co, NC, daughter of William Yates and Mary Tapp, on 28 Nov 1803 in Wake County NC. 

The story has been passed down that Myrick Harward bought approximately 1,000 acres of land on Rocky River in the south central section of what is now Stanly County. He lived in the Rocky River Valley and is buried at the old Harward Cemetery near the forks of Rocky River and Long Creek about three miles east of Oakboro.

Myrick and Milea had 12 children whose names, birth dates, marriages and death dates are recorded in the old family Bible. I have seen a transcription of the Bible on a message board on, but have not obtained permission to use it here.
*Some sources state Myrick was born in England and some state Wake County NC

U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 about Mildred Yates

Mildred Yates
Spouse Name:
Myrick Harwood
Number Pages:

Source: Source Citation: Source number: 579.000; Source type: Electronic Database; Number of Pages: 1; Submitter Code: YAT.
Source Information:Yates Publishing. U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2004.

1820 Census: Anson County NC – Enumerated 7 August 1820


Myrick Hored – Head of Family

Males under 10 - 2
Males 10-15 - 1
Males 16-18 - 1
Males 16-25 - 1
Females under 10 - 1
Females 10-15 - 3
Females 16-25 - 1

1830 Census: Montgomery County NC, West Side Pee Dee River


Males under 5 - 1
Males 5-9 - 1
Males 10-14 - 2
Males 15-19 - 1
Males 20-29 - 1
Males 40-49 - 1
Females 5-9 - 1
Females 10-14 – 1
Females 15-19 - 1
Females 20-29 - 1
Females 40-49 – 1

Myrick Howard
Stanly County, North Carolina
Enlistment Date:
28 Feb 1863
Enlistment Place:
Stanly County, North Carolina
Side Served:
State Served:
North Carolina
Service Record:
Enlisted in Company H, 42nd Infantry Regiment North Carolina on 10 May 1862.
Enlisted as a Private on 28 February 1863.

Source: Source Citation: Side served: Confederacy; State served: North Carolina; Enlistment date: 28 Feb 1863.
Source Information:Historical Data Systems, comp.. American Civil War Soldiers [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 1999.

Source: Find A Grave


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