Malachi Harward, my 3rd great grandfather, was the son of Jacob Myrick Harward and Milea Yates (Yeats). He was born 6 January 1806 in North Carolina and died 13 May 1854 in Anson County North Carolina. He was the fourth child and the third son of Jacob Myrick and Milea.
He married Sarah Pritchard 28 June 1832 in Anson County at the age of 26. His entire life was spent there.
Malachi and Sarah had five children:
- Narcissa Howard 1831-1910 (my 2nd great grandmother)
- Jane Howard born 1833
- James Thomas Howard 1837-1893
- David Mack Howard 1838-1915
- Mary Howard born 1842
One of the documents from Malachi Harward’s Estate
Source: "North Carolina, Estate Files, 1663-1979," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-21454-1443-66?cc=1911121&wc=93LB-G5D:183204401,183304101,186356201 : accessed 15 Apr 2014), Anson County > H > Harward, Malachi (1854) > image 6 of 13; citing State Archives, Raleigh.
Malachi Harward is buried in the Harward Family Graveyard overlooking Rocky River.
I don’t have a lot of sourced information on Malachi, so he is still a work in progress.