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Michael Harlan (abt. 1660 - abt. 1729)

Michael Harlan
Born about in Durham, Durham, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married Jan 1690 in Newark Meeting, New Castle Co, Delawaremap
Descendants descendants
Died about in Kennett Square, Chester, Pennsylvaniamap
Profile last modified | Created 5 Jul 2011 | Last significant change: 26 Aug 2021
04:14: Debbie (Johnson) Ferguson removed a match of Harlan-1591 and Harlan-95. [Thank Debbie for this]
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Michael Harlan migrated from Belfast, Ireland to Pennsylvania.
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Michael was a Friend (Quaker)

James Harland and Rebecca Kirke

Michael Harland, son of James Harland, and youngest brother of Thomas Harland and George Harland, was born "Nigh Durham, in Bishoprick, England, about the year 1660", and in early life, with his brothers, went into Ireland and settled with them in the County of Down. Here he remained until 1687, when he accompanied his brother George to America. [1][2]


Michael married Dinah Dixon on January 1690 at the Newark MM in New Castle, Delaware.[3]

They had the following children:

  1. George Harlan
  2. Abigail Harlan
  3. Thomas Harlan
  4. Stephen Harlan.
  5. Michael Harlan Jr
  6. Solomon Harlan.
  7. James Harlan
  8. Dinah Harlan

Death and Burial

Michael died in 1729. He was buried at the Kennett Friends Burial Ground in Kennett Square, Chester, Pennsylvania.[4]

Will of Michael Harlan

Bequeaths to Son George, land located on branch of Elk River, bordering Flowers tract.Son James, Land upon Octorao Creek (400 acres)Son Michael, 150 acres of land in London Grove Twp together with 40 acres which is pt of tract decedent dwell upon .Son Solomon Decedents dwelling house and plantation and land belonging unto it, except 40 acres bequeathed to son Michael .Son Thomas, ten pounds currant money Son-n-law Richard Flower, land located on branch of Elk River bordering son Georges land Daughter Dinah Harlan, money Grandchild Dinah Harlan daugther of son George, money: Mentions wife's thirds to be deducted by named executors, but does not name her by name.'Executors: Sons George, Thomas, & Stephen Harlan[5][6]


  1. Harlan, Alpheus. History and Genealogy of the Harlan Family (Lord Baltimore Press, Baltimore, MD, n.d.).
  2. Harlan: Page 7.
  3. [1]
  4. [2]
  5. Harlan, Alpheus. History and Genealogy of the Harlan Family (Lord Baltimore Press, Baltimore, MD, n.d.).
  6. Harlan: Page 9.


  • WikiTree profile Harlan-95 created through the import of heinakuu2011-6.ged on Jul 5, 2011 by Johanna Amnelin. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Johanna and others.
  • The WikiTree profile Harlan-107 was created through the import of DIXON.GED on October 11, 2011 by Glenn Dixon. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Glenn and others.
  • A WikiTree profile for this person was created by Gabriel Pelger through the import of GNP_Gedcom-1A_Mar 11 2014.GED on Mar 11, 2014.
  • The WikiTree profile Harlan-506 was created by Ed Wynn through the import of Wynn_2014-08-24_01.ged on Aug 24, 2014. It included Ancestral File Number: 3ZW6-BF, "Alias: #4 HARLAN BOOK", "Reference: 638" and source citation S49.

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Harlan-1591 and Harlan-95 are not ready to be merged because: There's a few discrepancies
posted by Richard Hellstrom
Harlan-1591 and Harlan-95 appear to represent the same person because: Clear duplicate
On page 7 of the Harlan Family book (1914, by Alpheus Harlan), Michael's wedding date was reported as "ye beginning of ye yeare 1690", but Quakers reckoned March (not January) as the 1st month. Thus, could a profile manager please review and change the month to March?
posted by William Greer II
I have many more sources to add to this profile. They are meeting records and more books on the Harlan and Baily family. The sources are from the subscription sites Ancestry and Find My Past. The books are on the website
posted by Lori Harlan
note - Glenn's gedcom added 1 as default day when none was present (and given the prevelance of January dates in profiles created by that gedcom, perhaps a default month as well).
posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett
Harlan-506 and Harlan-95 appear to represent the same person because: Same spouse same children
posted by Mike McMinn Jr.
Harlan-320 and Harlan-95 appear to represent the same person because: I believe the 1660 birth year is correct, according to Genealogy of the Harlan Family, especially the descendants of George and Michael Harlan, by Alpheus Harlan. I believe full source info available in harlan-320
posted by Katie Pyle

Rejected matches › Michael Harlan