Capt. Tias Cutlif Harman

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Mathias Cutlif Harman, Sr.

Also Known As: "Tias"
Birthplace: Strasburg, Augusta County, Province of Virginia
Death: Died in Dry Fork, Tazewell County, Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Heinrich Adam Harman Sr.; Heinrich Adam Harmen; Katrina Harman and Louisa Harmen
Husband of Lydia Harman
Father of Louisa Katherine Christian; Catherine “Katy” Beavers; Mathias Harman, Jr.; Henry Harman; Adam Harman and 2 others
Brother of Heinrich Henry Harman, Sr.

Managed by: James Garland Winningham, Jr.
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About Capt. Tias Cutlif Harman

Had 3 boys and 4 girls

1755   Founded Harman's Station, KY
Burial: Harman Cemetery, Rt 637 in Dry Fork area

History: He is credited with founding Harman's Station in KY when in 1755 Harman led a party that built a log cabin on Louisa River, near the mouth of St. John's Creek, which later became Harman's Station, the first permanent English settlement in eastern KY.

From the History of Tazwell (where Matthias Harman died) reference: History of the 
Settlement and Indian Wars 
of Tazewell County, Virginia. By Geo. W. L. Bickley, M. D. (1852) found online at:
  • "1771.] In the spring of this year Thomas Witten and John Greenup moved out and settled at the Crab orchard, which Witten purchased of Butler. Absalom Looney settled in a beautiful valley now known as Abb's valley. Matthias Harman, and his brothers Jacob and Henry settled at Carr's place. John Craven settled in the Cove (see Map), Joseph Martin, John Henry, and James King settled in the Thompson valley, and John Bradshaw in the valley two miles west of Jeffersonville. The settlers, this year, found but little annoyance from the Indians, who were living peaceably at their homes in the west and south. The consequence was the settlers erected substantial houses and opened lands to put in corn, from which they reaped a plentiful supply, in the fall."
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Capt. Tias Cutlif Harman's Timeline

Strasburg, Augusta County, Province of Virginia
Age 35
Tazewell, VA, USA
Age 43
Tazewell, Virginia, United States
Age 44
Methodist Preacher
Age 45
Age 45
Age 46
Tazewell, Virginia, United States
Age 49
Tazewell, Tazewell County, Virginia, United States
April 2, 1832
Age 96
Dry Fork, Tazewell County, Virginia, United States