West Virginia Pioneers

Family: John Harpold / Rachel Sayre (F1285)

m. 5 Mar 1810


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  • Father | Male
    John Harpold

    Born  1 Sep 1788  Hardy Co, WVa Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  28 Mar 1871   
    Buried    Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Married  5 Mar 1810  [1, 2]  Mason, Mason County, West Virginia  [1, 2] Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father  Adam Harpold | F1945 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Margaret Dunkle | F1945 Group Sheet 

    Mother | Female
    Rachel Sayre

    Born  12 Jan 1791  Harrison County, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  18 Jan 1863   
    Buried    Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father  David Sayre | F1344 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Sarah L Little | F1344 Group Sheet 

    Child 1 | Female
    + Sarah Harpold

    Born  23 Nov 1811  Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  22 Mar 1883   
    Buried    Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Thomas Board | F1391 
    Married  14 Jun 1836  Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 2 | Female
    + Margaret Harpold

    Born  Between 1810 and 1820   
    Died  Yes, date unknown   
    Buried     
    Spouse  Aaron Pfost | F4415 
    Married  14 Dec 1837  Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 3 | Male
    + David Harpold

    Born  16 Oct 1816  Mason, Mason County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  26 Feb 1869  Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Mary Elizabeth Hyre | F3452 
    Married  26 Jan 1839  Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 4 | Male
    Adam Harpold

    Born  Abt 1819  Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  Yes, date unknown   
    Buried     

    Child 5 | Female
    + Hannah Harpold

    Born  9 Aug 1826  Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  Aug 1905  Ripley, Jackson, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Spouse  Mark Staats | F913 
    Married  16 Mar 1848  Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 6 | Female
    + Henrietta Harpold

    Born  15 Sep 1828  Mason, Mason County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  24 Oct 1889   
    Buried    Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  William A Rogers | F3481 
    Married  18 Oct 1853  Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  William M Sayre | F3777 
    Married  26 Nov 1877  Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 7 | Male
    + John Armstrong Harpold

    Born  Abt 1835  Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  7 Oct 1891  Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Spouse  Caroline Chancey | F1284 
    Married  12 Feb 1860  Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 8 | Male
    + Absalom Harpold

    Born  14 May 1821  Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  27 Jun 1864  Caldwell County, Missouri, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Spouse  Madeline Rhodes | F4739 
    Married  22 Jun 1843  Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location

  • Notes 

    • 1840 Jackson, VA
      1m 5-10
      1m 15-20
      1m 20-30
      1m 50-60
      2f 10-15
      1f 40-50
      1f 60-70

      1850 Jackson, VA # 370-374
      Harpole Jno 61 M Farmer Va
      Harpole Rachel 60 F Va
      Harpole Hennetia 21 F Va
      Harpole Jno H 15 M Farmer Va
      Hinkle Jas R 8 M Va
      Sayre David Sr 87 M Farmer N Jersey

      1860 Jackson, VA # 434-401
      John 71
      Rachel 70
      Adam 41
      John A 25
      Caroline 20
      Goodwin, Joseph, 85

      1870 Mill Creek, Jackson, WV # 395-397
      Harpold, John 81 VA
      John A 35 VA
      Caroline 30 VA
      Margaret 9 VA
      James W 7 VA
      Daniel W 3 WV

      Both buried in the Harpold graveyard [now known as Mt Calvary]

      John House:
      John Harpold died March 28, 1871, aged eighty-two years six months. So reads the inscription on one of the tombstones, a stone volume giving the bare outlines of the life of one of Mill Creeks first pioneers. This much will be remembered while the stone last. "John Harpold was, and again, he was not, and the time of the beginning and the duration of this days." This much and no more, the headstone tells us, unless there be some verse of eulogy which I did not copy. Then, we know from the presence of the stone that here is the spot where his bdy was laid away when life had fled. Another stone standing at the head of another mound and bearing the legend: "Rachel, wife of John Harpold, died January 18, 1868 aged seventy-seven years one month," tells us that he was a married man and that he walked three years alone and then lay down by the side of his companion in sight of the spot, where together, they fought the battle of life.

      A simple calculation and we may know that John Harpold was born on the first day of September 1788. An obituary notice makes it November 2, 1788. Rachel Harpold was born January 12, 1791. Only this and nothing more.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1205] Census, 1850 JC annotated.

    2. [S16] Marriage Records, Mason Co, WV.