Elisha Harrell

Fayette County, Indiana

Elisha Harrell was a son of pioneer, Chester Harrell and his second wife Betsy Stevens. 

Elisha's first wife was Abigail Buckley. He is buried beside his second wife, Margaret C. Harrell in Sims Cemetery.

Descendants of Elisha Harrell

Generation No. 1

1. ELISHA4 HARRELL (CHESTER3, WILLIAM2, RICHARD1) was born 18 Nov 1807 in Butler, Ohio1, and died 22 May 1882 in Fayette, Indiana1. He married (1) ABIGAIL BUCKLEY 26 Aug 1830 in Franklin, Indiana2, daughter of ISAAC BUCKLEY and ABIGAIL TURNEY. She died Bef. 1839 in Fayette, Indiana. He married (2) MARGARET C. SMITH 03 May 1838 in Fayette, Indiana3. She was born 24 Jul 1815 in Pendleton, Pickens District, South Carolina4, and died 26 Dec 1881 in Fayette, Indiana4.


Grandson, Charles Harrell, age 20, lived with the family in 1880 Census. He was born in Indiana. Elisha was 72 and Margaret 68.


i. STEPHEN DECATUR5 HARRELL, b. Abt. 1831, Fayette, Indiana5.

ii. NANCY AGNES HARRELL, b. 16 Jun 1834, Fayette, Indiana6; d. 11 Jul 1884, Indiana7.


Still living at home with parents in the 1880 census. She was 47.

iii. WILLIAM HARRELL, b. Abt. 1836, Fayette, Indiana8.


iv. SARAH A.5 HARRELL, b. 17 Nov 1839, Fayette, Indiana9; d. 01 Dec 1909, Indiana9; m. HENRY N. MCWHORTER, 03 Jan 1871, Fayette, Indiana10; b. 10 Jan 1843, Indiana11; d. 25 Oct 1882, Indiana12.


Niece, Sarah Harrell, age 2, listed with family in 1880 Franklin Co., Census.

Henry and Sarah Harrell McWhorter are buried at Sims Cemetery, Fairfield.

v. JAMES A. HARRELL, b. 1841, Fayette, Indiana12; d. 1919, Indiana12; m. (1) SUSANNA; b. 184512; d. 10 Mar 1878, Indiana12; m. (2) MARGARET SCOTT, 09 Mar 1880, Union, Indiana13; b. 184014; d. 1915, Indiana14.

vi. ALICE HARRELL, b. 02 May 1847, Fayette, Indiana14; d. 14 Jun 1921, Indiana14.


Referred to as Elsie Harrell in the 1880 Fayette County census.

vii. THEODORE MOORE HARRELL, b. Abt. 1848, Fayette, Indiana15; d. Bef. 1860, Indiana16.

viii. SAMUEL CHESTER. HARRELL, b. 1850, Fayette, Indiana; d. 06 Aug 1930, Fairfield, Franklin, Indiana.

ix. MARY HARRELL, b. Abt. 1852, Fayette, Indiana16.


Generation No. 2

2. SAMUEL CHESTER.5 HARRELL (ELISHA4, CHESTER3, WILLIAM2, RICHARD1) was born 1850 in Fayette, Indiana17, and died 06 Aug 1930 in Fairfield, Franklin, Indiana18. He married ALICE HILL 01 Mar 1888 in Franklin, Indiana. She was born 1863, and died 1944.

Obituary: Samuel C. Harrell, age 80, died at his home in this city (Brookville), Wednesday evening, August 6. He is survived by one son, Lewis, of Fairfield, and one daughter, Mrs. Edna Stewart of Indianapolis. Funeral services will be at the Blooming Grove M. E. Church at 2:00. Burial will be in a Fairfield Cemetery. (August 7, 1930, Brookville Democrat.)

Children of SAMUEL HARRELL and ALICE HILL are:

i. EDNA6 HARRELL, b. 26 Feb 1893, Franklin, Indiana19; m. Charles Lewis STEWART 20.

ii. HARRELL, b. 02 Aug 1895, Franklin, Indiana21.

iii. HARRELL, b. 27 May 1897, Franklin, Indiana21.


John Willis wrote about his ancestor: "Samuel Chester Harrell was a gentleman farmer who liked nice horses and fancy buggies. Samuel had a big house near the river in Brookville, IN. It was a 2 story house with a porch and 2 fireplaces. It was located about 300 feet above the high water mark. They were not the first owners of the house. .... Samuel was reported to have sold a steam traction engine to the transportation museum at Deerfield, MI."


John also noted that, "Edna's brother Louis Harrel thrashed wheat all over the country. Louis' wife was Grace McManus and Grace had 2 sisters. Sister "Fan" and possibly a second sister living in Connersville, IN and another sister living at Milroy, IN. Edna Mae Harrell was born February 26, 1893 at Blooming Grove, Franklin Co, IN and died December 20, 1980 at Indianapolis. She had two brothers, Louis Harrell, born January 11, 1889, and Vincent Harrell (wife Helen). Samuel and his wife, Mary Alice Hill were buried in Sims Cemetery, Brookville, IN. Edna and Charles Stewart's daughter, Marjorie Elizabeth Stewart, was sent to spend her summers on the farm with Samuel and Mary Alice."


On the right, John shared these two photos of Samuel C. Harrell:

Samuel C. Harrell

Samuel C. Harrell


1. Sims Cemetery, Fairfield, Franklin, INObituary

2. Franklin Co., IN marriage Records

3. Fayette Co., IN Marriages

4. Sims Cemetery, Fairfield, Franklin, INObituary

5. 1850 Fayette Co, IN Census

6. Sims Cemetery, Fairfield, Franklin, IN1850 Fayette Co., Census

7. Sims Cemetery, Fairfield, Franklin, IN

8. 1850 Fayette Co, IN Census

9. Sims Cemetery, Fairfield, Franklin, IN

10. Fayette Co., IN Marriages

11. Sims Cemetery, Fairfield, Franklin, IN1880 Franklin Co., IN Census, Blooming Grove Twp.

12. Sims Cemetery, Fairfield, Franklin, IN

13. Union County, IN Marriages

14. Sims Cemetery, Fairfield, Franklin, IN

15. 1850 Fayette Co, IN Census

16. 1860 Fayette Co., IN Census

17. 1850 Fayette Co, IN Census1880 Fayette Co., IN Census

18. Brookville Democrat newspaper

19. Birth Records, Franklin Co., IN

20. Brookville Democrat newspaper - obit of father

21. Birth Records, Franklin Co., IN

22. Brookville Democrat newspaper obit of father

Grave of Elisha and Margaret Smith Harrell, Sims Cemetery, Fairfield, IN

Elisha and Margaret are buried beside his sister Jane Harrell Buckley and her husband Anson Buckley.

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