Peter Jr. was born in 1780 in the Harrold Settlement in Westmoreland County, PA, the son of John Peter Harold, Sr. & Elizabeth Baum.
Peter would have been in Westmoreland County, PA during the Whiskey Rebellion of 1794.
He was called Peter. He had a younger brother named John, but it was common among Germans to named all or most of their sons the same first name, then call them by their second name.
He married probably twice to 2 different Elizabeths.
1. Elizabeth Muehleisen Milliron, in 1801 in Westmoreland Co, Pa. They has 7 children
2. Elizabeth Silvius, before 1818 in Stark Co, Ohio. They had 2 sons: Peter R. & David.
Son, Peter R. stated on his marriage license (1882) to his 2nd wife that he was the son of Peter Harroll and Elizabeth Tilvis.
He moved to Stark Co, Ohio before 1820 (Stark Co was formed in 1808 from Columbiana Co, where his brothers David & Christian settled) br>
1820 in Stark Co, OH, p 187
PETER HARROLD - 210010 - 2101001
. . . . Peter - 26-44
. . . . Elizabeth - 26-44
. . . . 1 son - 10-15 [George-18, John-16]
. . . . 1 daug - 10-15 [Maria-14, Sarah-11]
. . . . 2 daug - 0-10 [Elizabeth-10, Catherine-7]
. . . . 2 sons - 0-10 [Samuel-5, Peter-2]
He was not in the 1823 census of Wayne Co, OH, but he was there by 1830.
He may have married Elizabeth Silvius before 1820 in Ohio. She may have been the mother of David. There is a 9-year gap in the children's ages.
1830 Wayne Co, Ohio, Lake twp, p. 8 -
Harrole, Peter - 1110101-00020
. . . . Peter - 40-50 (he was 50)
. . . . woman - 50-60 (Elizabeth was abt 51)
. . . . son - 20-30 (John Jr-26, George-28)
. . . . 2 girls - 15-20 (maybe Elizabeth-20 & Catherine-17)
. . . . son - 10-15 (Peter R-12, Samuel-15)
. . . . son - 5-10 ( ? )
. . . . son - under 5 (David?)
In the 1830s Peter & his sons moved to Lawrence County, IL:
Peter, George, Samuel and maybe John.
John married in Richland co, IL in 1835.
But daughter Catherine married in 1838 in Wayne Co, OH.
Peter (and his son, Peter R.) were both in the 1840 census of Lawrence Co, IL
1840 Lawrence Co, IL, p 186 -
Peter Herald - 00000101-000000001
. . . . male 30-40 - (George-38)
. . . . male 50-60 - (Peter-60)
. . . . female 60-70 - (Elizabeth-abt 61)
[where is David-13???]
This was his son, Peter R.:
1840 Lawrence Co, IL, p 199 -
Harrold, Peter - 0001-00001
. . . . male - 15-20 (Peter-22)
. . . . female - 20-30 (Maria-22)
Mar 10, 1843 he bought land in Lawrence Co, IL, Bond township, west of Birds, IL
Peter Harrold, 40 acres, full payment
2nd PM, tpw 5N, R 12W, section 27, SE 1/4 SE 1/4,
land office at Palestine
Go west of Birds on 10 hwy. His land (a half-wooded field) is a little before you get to 950E.
For some reason, they decided to pull up and move to the next county before 1850. Possibly they were following a son or two.
Sons Peter R., Samuel, and David bought land in Richland Co, IL in 1850-53. I can’t find any for George or John.
Peter & Elizabeth were living with their unmarried son George in 1850:
1850 Richland Co, IL, p. 162 (Oct. 28):
Harold, George - 46, b OH, farmer
Harold, Peter - 61 PA, farmer (prob should be 70)
Harold, Elizabeth - 74 PA
The Harrold/Harrolle/Heral family all lived close to each other in Richland County, Claremont Township SE of Claremont, IL
Feb 1, 1850, son David Heral bought 40 acres in Richland Co, Claremont Twp.
Twp 3, R 14W, Sec 22, NW 1/4 SE 1/4
Then again Apr 15, 1853, he bought 40 acres in
Twp 3, R 14W, Sec 22, SW 1/4 SE 1/4
These two pieces were touching being together the west 1/2 of the SE 1/4.
From Claremont go south on N. Wood River Rd, then turn east on Post Ln. about 1/2 mile. The land is on the south side of Post Ln.
See plat - https://www.acrevalue.com/plat-map/IL/Richland/
In 1851 son Peter R. Harrolle bought 2 pieces of land in
twp 4N, R 14W, sec 35, E 1/2 NW 1/4
twp 4N, R 14W, sec 35, W 1/2 NE 1/4
(these 2 plots of 80 acres each were connected. 2 sections SE of David, on the south side of E Ebenezer Lane, 1 1/2 miles East of N. Wood River Rd.)
In 1852 Peter Harrolle (or his son?) bought land in
Twp 3N, R 14W, Sec 14, SE 1/4 NW 1/4 - 40 acres
(In the section northeast of David. Since George did buy any land, and he was living with Peter, perhaps Peter bought this for him. Otherwise, it seems strange that he would have bought this 40 acres not too long before he died. From Claremont, go 2 miles south on N. Wood River Rd, turn east on E. Tower Ln for 1 mile. His land was in the middle of that section, cleared farm land, but it is a plot of 80 acres now, so there is no road access to it. )
In 1852 son Samuel Harrold bought land in
Twp 3N, R 14W, sec 27, SW 1/4 SW 1/4
(In the section just south of David's land, on the east side of N Wood river Rd. About 2 miles down the road from his brother David)
Crest Haven Cem, ne of Claremont (3 Harrell, Harrolle)
Antioch Cem, 2 mi E of Claremont (has his son Peter)
Mount Pleasant, 1 mi S of Claremont (has some Harrolles there)
Eureka Cem, abt 2 mi S of Claremont
1. George, b Aug 5, 1802, Westmoreland Co, Pa; lived with his parents until their death in IL; prob died in IL, prob unmarried at least until he was older. May have m Mary Price 1852 Richland Co, IL
2. John, b Jan 9, 1804, Westmoreland; may have been the John who m Mary Bloom in Richland Co, IL in 1835. Prob was in Civil War with David.
3. Maria, b July 11, 1806
4. Sarah, b Mar 12, 1809
5. Elizabeth, Nov 1810, might have m Thomas Bird
6. Catherine, 1813, might have m Samuel Steckler 1838 in Wayne Co, OH
7. Samuel, b abt 1816, Ohio; m Barbara Bush; prob d Richland Co, IL, no children
8. Peter R, b Feb 8, 1818, Mariah Riblet, 1838, Richland Co, IL; d Dec 10, 1897, Richland Co
9. David, b July 18, 1825? Stark Co, OH; m Mary Ann Leathers, 1845, Richland Co, IL; d Mar 27, 1894, Siebert, Kit Carson Co, CO.
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