Biographical and Portrait Cyclopedia of Chester County, Pennsylvania – comprising a historical sketch of the county, by Samuel T. Wiley, together with more than five hundred biographical sketches of the prominent men and leading citizens of the county.
On 23 September 1752 Jacob and Martin Stoneburner, possibly brothers, came to America on board the ship St. Andrew from Rotterdam to Philadelphia. Both of them were over the age of 16. Jacob early moved to Berks County, Pennsylvania where in 1767 he owned thirty acres, had one horse, one cow, two sheep. It was probably there that he married Anna Eva sometime before August 1758. Johann Adam Eva had come from Rotterdam to Philadelphia, 20 October 1754 on the ship Halifax. This Eva was possibly related to the Anna who married Jacob Stoneburner. There in Berks County, Jacob and
(See Ghigau)-George Washington, son of David M. and Rebecca (Vannoy) Harlan was born in the Cherokee Nation August 10, 1856 and educated in the Cherokee Public Schools. Married in Delaware District May 30, 1873, Sarah Jane, daughter of Whitten and Nannie Cecil, (the former a native of Kentucky and the latter of Virginia) born July 3, 1855, in Crawford County, Illinois. They are the parents of: William Lee, born September 12, 1874, married Lucinda Ballard and Minnie Belle, born September 1, 1877 and married W. A. J. Trotter. Mr. Harlan is a farmer near White Oak. The Harlans, who in
Harlan, William Lee (See Ghigau and Grant)—William Lee, son of George Washington and Sarah Jane (Cecil) Harlan was born in Delaware District, September 12, 1874. Married March 29, 1904 Lucinda, daughter of William and Charlotte (Mayes) Ballard, born near Carey’s Ferry on Grand River June 11, 1879. She graduated from the Female Seminary June 29, 1899. They are the parents of: Grace Leota. born July 4, 1905; Vanney, born July 27, 1907; Jewell Bernice, born March 12, 1913 and William Lee Harlan, born July 20, 1920. Mr. and Mrs. Harlan are members of the Methodist Church. He is a farmer
Whatever may be their origins in antiquity, the Cherokees are generally thought to be a Southeastern tribe, with roots in Georgia, North Carolina, and Tennessee, among other states, though many Cherokees are identified today with Oklahoma, to which they had been forcibly removed by treaty in the 1830s, or with the lands of the Eastern Band of Cherokees in western North Carolina. The largest of the so-called Five Civilized Tribes, which also included Choctaws, Chickasaws, Creeks, and Seminoles, the Cherokees were the first tribe to have a written language, and by 1820 they had even adopted a form of government