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Re: Thomas Harker, 1790
« Reply #9 on: Monday 20 February 12 21:50 GMT (UK) »
http://www.gunnerside.info/
Gunnerside Swaledale is in North Yorkshire.
The link above may help you to get the atmosphere.
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Re: Thomas Harker, 1790
« Reply #10 on: Monday 20 February 12 22:09 GMT (UK) »
You're very welcome  :) That's an interesting link Calverley Lad, there are a lot of Harker's being baptised at and around that time  and it appears that alot of the men were miners

Hopefully you may get a bit more information for Thomas that will help, but I do hope that atleast you may now have a starting point

Good luck with your research

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Re: Thomas Harker, 1790
« Reply #11 on: Monday 20 February 12 22:21 GMT (UK) »
Thank you, will check that out tonight. I keep running into a brick wall.  The only thing I can figure at this point is that the birth year is wrong and that maybe his wife had his body sent back to England after he died.  I have found his wife's grave but his is no where to be found.  Was that a custom or does anyone know?


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Re: Thomas Harker, 1790
« Reply #12 on: Tuesday 21 February 12 08:21 GMT (UK) »
Given that I provided a link to Gunnerside, I didn't have a look round the site.
Having looked around this morning, I found a picture of a MaryHarker (widow) with a brief history of her.
The mining in question is lead, very heavy work, more so than coal, leading to early death.
Could Thomas have died before Mary going to USA?
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Re: Thomas Harker, 1790
« Reply #13 on: Tuesday 21 February 12 14:18 GMT (UK) »
I seen that also.  Of what I have found so far, Thomas moved to the US and died in 1840 in Bartholomew County, Indiana.  I just don't know where he was  buried.  He isn't buried with his wife Rebecca.  Her tombstone is single.  I am going to make a trip to the cemetary where she is buried this weekend to look around.  Not sure if he was shipped back to England to be buried.

As for mining, I really don't know.  I do know that all of the Harkers I have found so far were farmers.

I am still checking out all of the church archives.  Taking me awhile ;)

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Re: Thomas Harker, 1790
« Reply #14 on: Tuesday 21 February 12 22:10 GMT (UK) »
If you get anything more sherlynn let us know, there are a number of possibles for the baptism of Thomas Harker in Yorkshire.  Can you get a death certificate for Thomas in the U.S.? I'm not sure how it works there but in the U.K. we are able to get certificates from 1837 onwards. 

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Re: Thomas Harker, 1790
« Reply #15 on: Wednesday 22 February 12 02:20 GMT (UK) »
I looked up death certificates for the county he died in but I actually have to go to the courthouse personally to check.  Might be able to do that next week.

Now, for my GOOD news!!  My local library has a genealogy department and I found a link there for www.familysearch.org  I entered Thomas Harker and went through about 9 pages and found this:

https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NJ9C-143

This may very well be him.  Christening 06 April 1790 and lists Joseph Harker as his father but no mother.

I am still searching this site, been through almost 100 pages of this website and still going.  Will let you know if I find anything else.

I really hope what I found is him but I guess I'll never be 100% sure.

Thanks everyone!

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Re: Thomas Harker, 1790
« Reply #16 on: Wednesday 22 February 12 02:51 GMT (UK) »
Hi Sherlynn, :)

Best of luck from us hicks in Shropshire, I will keep my eyes open for your Surname in my visits to the archivies here in Shrewsbury just in case a few strayed,

Pete :)

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Re: Thomas Harker, 1790
« Reply #17 on: Wednesday 22 February 12 03:22 GMT (UK) »
Hi Sherlynn, :)

Best of luck from us hicks in Shropshire, I will keep my eyes open for your Surname in my visits to the archivies here in Shrewsbury just in case a few strayed,

Pete :)



Hicks?  I have to admit that I really don't know much about your country.  I have always wanted to visit though ;)  There are probably millions of Harkers but don't think they are all related to me ;)

If hicks means there what it means here, I doubt that, lol!  You all sound so elegant when you talk and I sound like a stupid Yankee  ;D