Friends of Friends Friday – Henry Harless Estate, 1857

An Account of Sales of negro Slaves of the Estate of Henry Harless, deceased, sold by attorney R. Davis the administrator on the 5th day of January AD 1857 upon a credit of twelve months –

Negro Bob to Tabius T Hill – for $1730.00
[Negro] Jerry [to] Tabius T Hill [for] $1700.00
[Negro] Georgiana [to] Mary M Harless [for] $1000.00
[Negro] Fanny [to] D. T. Harless [for]   $240.00
Subscribed and sworn to
this 13th day of January
1857 Before me
N C Oliver judge.
             A R Davis adm.

An account of the sales of negro slaves of the estate of Henry Harless

“Alabama, Estate Files, 1830-1976,” digital images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( : accessed 27 September 2013), image copy, Sale of Negroes, dated 13 January 1857, Greene County Estate Files, Henry Harless #1316

Friends of Friends Friday is a way to share “records of enslaved ancestors, whether they are your own ancestors or not…” I haven’t come across very many mentions of slaves in my search for Harlesses and I like to think this is because so few Harlesses were slave owners, but the ones I do come across will be shared on Friends of Friends Fridays.

Henry Harless

Born: circa 1804.
Died: before 16 April 1856.
Parents: David Harless and Elizabeth Paine.
Spouse: Mary Moore Hamner.
Known Children: David M. Harless, Martha Ann Harless, Margaret E. Harless, John Henry Harless, Mary B. Harless.
Relationship to Johan Philip Harless: great-grandson.

  1. Johan Philip Harless.
  2. Henry Harless.
  3. David Harless.
  4. Henry Harless.

Clarence Emory Harless Obituary

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. Clarence “Emory” Harless, 63, was born March 19, 1947, in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. He passed away Friday, September 24, 2010, at his residence in Winter Haven, Florida.

He worked for Mosaic for 35 years. He was an avid motorcyclist and diver.

He is survived by his daughter, Keri Rom of Walton, Kentucky; sisters, Janina Urquhart of Immokalee, Florida and Kyraen Monica of Englewood, Florida; uncles, Kiwanis Harless, Mike Harless, and Bowaski Harless; aunt, Pat Harless; cousins, Yvonne Ballard, Renee Sanders, Denise Hughes, Yvette Middleton, and Johannah Harless; and many other cousins, nieces, and nephews.

A memorial picnic will be held at Emory’s home Saturday, October 2, 2010. Contact the family at 863-412-1769 for details.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Cornerstone Hospice or The Angelus Group Home, 12413 Hudson Ave., Hudson, FL 34669.

Published in Tuscaloosa News on Sept. 29, 2010

Clarence Emory Harless

Born: 19 March 1947.
Died: 24 September 2010.
Parents: James Ingomar Harless and Maurine Welborn.
Spouse: Cathy Darlene Gray.
Known Children: Keri.
Relationship to Johan Philip Harless: 6th great-grandson.

  1. Johan Philip Harless.
  2. Henry Harless.
  3. David Harless.
  4. Henry Harless.
  5. John Henry Harless.
  6. James Britten Lee Harless.
  7. James J. Harless.
  8. James Ingomar Harless.
  9. Clarence Emory Harless.

Ardnol Paul Harless Obituary

Ardnol Paul Harless
(November 9, 1915 – July 26, 2010)

Funeral services for Ardnol P. Harless will be conducted Friday, July 30, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. from the Martin Funeral Chapel of Elk City with Rev. Roger Woodson officiating. Interment will be in the Fairlawn Cemetery under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home of Elk City.

Ardnol Paul Harless was born November 9, 1915 at Elk City to William Brown and Flossie (Belknap) Harless and passed away Monday, July 26, 2010 at the age of 94. He attended Merritt Schools and was married to Velma Hasty on June 1, 1940 and they continued to live in the Merritt Community. Mr. Harless worked in the Merritt School System and retired after some 50 years of service. He was preceded in death by his parents, an infant daughter, Kimberly Jean Harless and 3 brothers, C.D., Arthur and Cecil.

Survivors include his wife: Velma of the home, 3 children, Linual Harless and his wife Penny of Oklahoma City, Loretta Brewer and her husband Kenneth of Carter, Denise Thornton and her husband Billy of Delhi, 7 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

Information provided by Martin Funeral Home

Ardnol Paul Harless

Born: 9 November 1915.
Died: 26 July 2010.
Parents: William Brown Harless and Flossie L. Belknap.
Spouse: Velma Lee Hasty.
Known Children: Linual Paul Harless, Loretta Ann Harless, Kimberly Jean Harless, Denise Renee Harless.
Relationship to Johan Philip Harless: 4th great-grandson.

  1. Johan Philip Harless.
  2. Henry Harless.
  3. David Harless.
  4. Hiram Harless.
  5. Stephen T. Harless.
  6. William Brown Harless.
  7. Ardnol Paul Harless.

Alfred Henry Louis Harless Obituary

Alfred Henry Louis Harless, age 82, of Faunsdale, died Sept. 24, 2009, at Woodhaven Manor Nursing Home in Demopolis.

Mr. Harless was born May 21, 1927, in Tuscaloosa County to the late James Daniel and Eliza Crocker Harless.

He is survived by his loving wife, Irene Watkins Harless of Faunsdale; two sons, Alfred Harless (Linda) of the Mount Hermon community in Greensboro and Danny Harless (Rita) of Faunsdale; one sister, Levis Waldrop of San Diego, Calif.; four grandchildren, Lance Harless, Jim Harless, Peggy Harless, and Jenny Duncan; and five great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, 2009, at the Mt. Hermon Cemetery with the Reverend Trish Brunner officiating and Kirk Funeral Homes Greensboro Chapel directing.

Published in Tuscaloosa News on Sept. 25, 2009

Alfred Henry Louis Harless

Born: 21 May 1927.
Died: 24 September 2009.
Parents: James Daniel Harless and Eliza Crocker.
Spouse: Irene Watkins.
Known Children: Alfred L. Harless, Daniel Elbert Harless.
Relationship to Johan Philip Harless: 5th great-grandson.

  1. Johan Philip Harless.
  2. Henry Harless.
  3. David Harless.
  4. Henry Harless.
  5. Margaret E. Harless.
  6. Thomas Charles Harless.
  7. James Daniel Harless.
  8. Alfred Henry Louis Harless.

Albert Wesley Harless Obituary

CARROLLTON.  Albert Wesley Harless, age 97, of 194 White Oak Lane, died December 26, 2004 at Pickens County Medical Center. Services will be held today at 3 p.m. at Marvin Chapel Methodist Church with Reverend Jack House presiding. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends 1 hour prior to the service at the church. Skelton Funeral Home of Reform, Ala. is directing.

His wife, Rozzie Pearl Acker Harless; his parents; 5 brothers, Harvey, Dan, Jim, Clyde, and Dodson Harless; and 1 sister, Fannie Voss, precede him in death.

Survivors include his three daughters, Doris Eileen Wood of Reform, Ruby Smith (Doug) of Millport, and Wanda Wilson (Gene) of Gordo; three sons, Hubert Harless (Brenda) of Tuscaloosa, Ala., Robert Harless (Nell) of Carrollton, and Jimmy Harless (Ginger) of Coker, Ala.; one sister, Ada Wright of York, Ala.; and 8 grandchildren, Karen Briggs (Bill), Bridget Mock (Scott), Jeremy Harless, Dave Wood (Mallanie), Michael Smith (Carol), Bradley Smith, Jan Elliott (James), and Wes Fuller (Dina).

Albert Wesley Harless was born June 1, 1907 to the late Wiley Dan and Emma Elmore Harless in Pickens County. Mr. Harless was the oldest member of Glen Echo Free Will Baptist Church. He was a retired farmer and a life-long resident of Pickens County.

Pallbearers will be Jeremy Harless, Dave Wood, Michael Smith, Bradley Smith, Wes Fuller, Ronald Acker, and William Yerby.

Honorary pallbearers are Paul Campbell, Donald Richardson, Mr. and Mrs. W.T. Lipsey, Friends and Neighbors of Marvin Chapel and Carrollton communities.

Special thanks to Pickens County Medical Center and Staff and Aliceville Manor Nursing Home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Marvin Chapel Methodist Church Cemetery Fund in care of: Pam Alexander, 3447 Marvin Chapel Road, Carrollton, AL 35447.

Tuscaloosa News
December 27, 2004

Albert Wesley Harless

Born: 1 June 1907 in Pickens County, Alabama.
Died: 26 December 2004 in Pickens County, Alabama.
Parents: Wiley Dan Harless and Emma Florentine Elmore.
Spouse: Rozzie Pearl Acker.
Known Children: Doris Eileen Harless, Wanda Harless, Hubert Earl Harless, Carrol Elen Harless, Robert Alton Harless, Ruby J. Harless, Jimmy Dale Harless.
Relationship to Johan Philip Harless: 4th great-grandson.

  1. Johan Philip Harless.
  2. Henry Harless.
  3. David Harless.
  4. Henry Harless.
  5. John Henry Harless.
  6. Wiley Dan Harless.
  7. Albert Wesley Harless.