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Title: Leonard and Sarah Parsons Greathouse
Post by: Rick on January 02, 2009, 03:18:46 AM
Leonard and Sarah Parsons Greathouse


1793 - 1801 - A Leonard Greathouse perhaps [speculation], could have been one of two tithable males in the household of William Greathouse Jr. who was taxed as resident of Harrison County, VA. 1

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1801, Nov 8 - Marriage: Leonard Greathouse to Sarah Parsons

Know all men by these presents that we Leonard Greathouse and John Corzad of Harrison County are held and firmly bound unto James Wood in the sum of $150 which payment will and truly to be made and we bind our selves our heirs, executors also firmly by these presents witness our hands and Seals this 8th day of November 1801.

The condition of the above obligation is such that should there be no lawful cause to obstruct a marriage intended between Leonard Greathouse and Sarah Parsons of said county then this obligation to be void els to remain in full force and virtue.

Leonard Greathouse
John Corzad

Teste
Ben Wilson, CHC

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1802 - Leonard Greathouse was taxed as head of household in Harrison County, VA.

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1803 - Leonard Greathouse was taxed as head of household in Harrison County, VA.

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After 1803, there are no further records for a Leonard Greathouse in Harrison County, VA.

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1810 - Census: Harrison County, VA.
A Sarah Greathouse was enumerated as the head of household. She was living next door to an Edward Parsons.

Other Parsons enumerated on the same page were Joseph Parsons and George Parsons. Edward, Joseph and George Parsons are known to have been brothers and sons of Charles "The Red" and Elizabeth Westbrook Parsons.

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Source Information:
1) Harrison County, Virginia, Personal Property Tax Lists 1793 - 1803, microfilm, WV Archives, Charleston, WV.
2) Earle H. Morris, Harrison County Virginia (West Virginia) 1784-1850, 1966-1970. Page 34.
3) Wes Cochran, Harrison County Marriages 1785-1894, 1985. Page 388.
4) Dodd, Jordan. Virginia Marriages to 1800 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 1997. Original data: Electronic transcription of marriage records held by the individual counties in Virginia.