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There are two sources which document John and Elizabeth's children:  
     (1) Strasburg Lutheran German Records, 1768-1829:  Strasburg, Virginia.  Transcribed and translated by George M. Smith and Klaus Wust.  Edited by Klaus Wust.  Shenandoah Genealogical Source Book No. 13.  Edinburg, VA:  Shenandoah History Publishers, 1997.  Page 18 gives the information for their daughter Anna Maria.  Page 19 gives the data for their son Johannes [and for John and Catherine Greathouse's daughter Elizabeth].  [Page 20 includes John and Catherine's son Isaac.]
     (2) Kentucky State Archives.  Union County Civil Case File, 1819, Box 10, Bundle 46, Accession No. A 1988-216.  A lawsuit filed in 1817 lists all the children except Anna Maria and gives the names of the husbands of the married daughters.  The children listed here are John and David Greathouse, being sued by Harmon, William, Daniel, and Jane Greathouse, Polly (Greathouse) and Charles Adams, and Rebecca (Greathouse) and Isaac Callinder.

Events, Happenings and Reunions / Happy Birthday
« on: May 26, 2005, 09:26:44 AM »
Dear Mr. McMullen,
     I hope you have a very happy eighty-second birthday and many more!  Thank you for all your contributions to Greathouse Point.
     Vivian Taylor

Greathouse Surname DNA Project / Greathouse DNA Project
« on: April 28, 2005, 11:24:05 PM »
I think the DNA project is a great idea, but I don't know of any male Greathouses in my direct line.  My great-grandfather Greathouse's surviving children were all female.  I'll check with descendants from the cousin lines and see if I can find a volunteer.
     Vivian Taylor

Harmon Greathouse 1787 / Identifying Harmon's father
« on: February 02, 2005, 09:44:41 PM »
The information about Harmon gives his birth year as 1750.  Could he have been the son of Henry and Ann's son Peter, who had a son baptized on December 9, 1750?

John Greathouse and Catharina Haack / Revised thoughts on John's father
« on: February 02, 2005, 02:22:33 AM »
Please disregard the part of my 1999 letter in which I felt that John (husband of Catherine Hague) was a son of Johann and Amelia Grothaus.  I think now that John and William (husband of Mary Ann Livingston)were sons of John, the youngest son of Henry and Ann.  Henry's son John was born about 1734 and died in 1796 in Philadelphia.  John (husband of Catherine) was born about 1756 and died in Wabash County, IL, in 1834.

David Greathouse 1770 / Revised thoughts about David's parents
« on: February 02, 2005, 02:07:42 AM »
Please disregard the paragraph from my 1999 letter.  I now think that David, Samuel, and Elizabeth Greathouse were children of Eva Greathouse and her first husband, probably a son of Christian (son of Henry and Ann).

Has anyone checked out this possible ancestry of Solomon?
     Father:  Harmon
     Grandfather:  William
     Great-grandparents:  Harmon and Mary Magdalena (Stull) Greathouse
     Great, great-grandparents:  Henry and Ann Greathouse
     Great, great, great-grandfather:  Harmon Grothaus


Obituaries/Memorial Project / Sympathy to Frank Neher's family
« on: January 14, 2005, 02:58:26 PM »
I wish to add my expression of sympathy to the family of Frank Neher.  He was very generous in time (and paper and postage) to include me in the Greathouse research when I did not have access to the Internet.  Without his help, I would still be looking for the wrong ancestral names.

Vivian Morlock Taylor

Sign Our Guest Book / Descent from John and Elizabeth Greathouse
« on: January 11, 2005, 11:11:16 PM »
My father, James E. Morlock, wrote The Greathouse Family in Indiana.  My updated information on the line of John and Elizabeth Greathouse (first documented in Shenandoah Co., VA) is posted at

John Greathouse and Catharina Haack / Why Haack?
« on: January 08, 2005, 06:39:31 PM »
According to the name index in Strasburg Lutheran German Records, 1768-1829, Haack, Haag, and Hag are variant spellings of the same name.  I think that the family probably originated in The Hague, Netherlands.  I used the spelling Haack because of this entry in the baptismal records on page 18 [page 17 in the German original]:  "(Parents) Johannes Krodhauss & Elizabeth; (Child) Anna Maria; (Birth) 17 Nov 75; (Baptism) 15 Sep 76; (Godparents) Joh. Krodhaus & Catharina Haack (single)."
     In the list of those who took Communion on April 9, 1775, her name was spelled Catharina Hag.  
     In the baptismal entries for 15 Nov 78, John Greathouse & Catharina Elissen were listed as parents of the child Elizabeth, and the godparents were Tobias Haag & wife Catharina Dorothea.  [The next entry is the baptism of Johannes (John), son of John Greathouse & Elizabeth.]
     Since the pattern of listing names throughout this record is to list the surname of the woman only when she is single and to list her first or first and middle names when she is listed with her husband (whose full name is given), it is obvious that Elissen [Elizabeth or Eliza] was Catharina's middle name.
     I would be in favor of using the Anglicized form of her name--Catherine Elizabeth Hague--if the German form is a problem.
          Vivian Morlock Taylor

John and Elizabeth Greathouse (Shenandoah Co., VA, at least 1775-1783; Fayette Co., VA and KY,/Jessamine Co., KY, 1787-1811; Henderson Co., KY, 1811-1815; Union Co., KY, 1815-1816; John's estate inventory on Feb. 29, 1816)
--John Greathouse, 1777-1840 (Born in Shenandoah Co., VA; died in Union Co., KY)  Proven siblings:  Anna Maria, Daniel, David, Harmon, William, Rebecca, Polly, and Jane
---John Tecumseh Greathouse, 1821-1881 (Born in Union Co., KY; died in Posey Co., IN).  Half-sisters:  Parthenia and Lydia Ann.  Wife:  Louisa Jane Browning Greathouse, 1820-1862
----James Madison Greathouse (1847-1936) and Victoria [Veronica] Combs (1853-1921), both in Posey Co., IN
-----Flora May Greathouse and Edward Morlock
------James Edward Morlock and Alice Christine Weyer
-------Vivian Alice Morlock

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