Mathias Cutlif Harman, Sr. (1736 - 1832)

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Nicknames: "Tias"
Birthplace: Strasburg, Augusta County, Province of Virginia
Death: Died in Dry Fork, Tazewell County, Virginia, United States
Managed by: James Garland Winningham, Jr.
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About Mathias Cutlif Harman, Sr.

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:

http://www.kinyon.com/virginia/tazewell1852/2chapter02.htm
  • "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

1736
1736
Strasburg, Augusta County, Province of Virginia
1760
1760
Age 24
Strasburg, VA, USA
1776
1776
Age 40
Tazewell, VA, USA
1778
1778
Age 42
NC
1779
1779
Age 43
Tazewell, Virginia, United States
1780
1780
Age 44
Methodist Preacher
1781
1781
Age 45
1782
1782
Age 46
1785
1785
Age 49
1790
1790
Age 54
Tazewell, Virginia, United States