Harriett Johannet Flora1,2,3

ID# 20457, (abt 1811 - 1894)
FatherElisha Flora1 (1780 - bef 1860)
MotherGenette Young1 (abt 1782 - Nov 1859)

Key Events:

Birth: about 1811, Halifax Co., Virginia4,5,6
Marriage: 13 Jan 1831, Halifax Co., Virginia, Melcajah Ferrell ( - before 1850)1
Death: 17 Jan 1894, Halifax Co., Virginia7
ChartsDescendants of David Dutt/Toot
AncestryThe Dutt/Toot Family

Copyright Notice

Narrative:

     Harriett Johannet Flora was born about 1811 in Halifax Co., Virginia.4,5,6 She was probably one of the two females age 10 to 16 listed in the household of her father, Elisha Flora, in the 1820 Federal Census of Meadsville, Halifax Co., Virginia.8 She was probably one of the two females age 15 to 20 listed in the household of her father, in the 1830 Federal Census of Halifax Co., Virginia.9
     Harriett married Melcajah Ferrell on 13 Jan 1831 in Halifax Co., Virginia.1 He apparently died before 1850, as he is not listed with her and the three children in the 1850 census and no record of his has been found after that.10,11
     Harriett appeared on the 1850 Federal Census of Halifax Co., Virginia, enumerated 1 Aug 1850. Her children Sarah, Melcajah and William were listed as living with her.10
     Harriett appeared on the 1860 Federal Census of Halifax Courthouse, Halifax Co., Virginia, enumerated 11 Jun 1860.12 Her son William was apparently living close by, as he is listed in the next household on the census record, living with and apparently apprenticed to a wheel wright. Her sister Elizabeth and her family were listed as the fifth following household in the census record, and their cousin Melcajah Rhum Toot and his family were listed as the second preceding household.13
     In 1863, when her younger son enlisted in the Army, she was described in a letter of recommenation as "a most excellent widowed mother in necessitous curcumstances."14
     Harriett appeared on the 1870 Federal Census of Halifax Courthouse, Halifax Co., Virginia, in the household of Sarah and Samuel E. Webster, her daughter and her husband.15 She appeared on the 1880 Federal Census of Halifax Co., Virginia, in the household of her daughter Sarah and her husband.16
     Harriett died on 17 Jan 1894 in Halifax Co., Virginia.7

Children:
     Children with Melcajah Ferrell:

Citations

  1. [S3519] "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940," FamilySearch.org, record for Melcajah Ferrell and Johannet Flora, citing FHL #31918 and pg 137.
  2. [S6566] Sarah A. Webster, Certificate of Death, shows name as Harritt Flora.
  3. [S6569] Saml. E. Webster household, 1880 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia, shows name as Harriett J. Ferrell.
  4. [S6567] Hariet household, 1850 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia, shows age 39 and state.
  5. [S6568] Harriet Ferrell household, 1860 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia, shows age 48 and state.
  6. [S6095] "Virginia, Deaths and Burials, 1853-1912," FamilySearch.org, record for Harriett Ferrell, citing FHL # 2056983, shows age 83 at death 17 Jan 1894, and county.
  7. [S6095] "Virginia, Deaths and Burials, 1853-1912," FamilySearch.org, record for Harriett Ferrell, citing FHL # 2056983.
  8. [S6485] Elijah Flora household, 1820 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia.
  9. [S6484] Adam Toot household, 1830 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia.
  10. [S6567] Hariet household, 1850 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia.
  11. [S6576] William E. Ferrell, Compiled Service Records, Confederate, Virginia, letter 12 July 1863 Wm. M. Howerton to General Henry A. Wise, shows William's mother was a widow.
  12. [S6568] Harriet Ferrell household, 1860 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia.
  13. [S6487] Fielding Perkerson household, 1860 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia.
  14. [S6576] William E. Ferrell, Compiled Service Records, Confederate, Virginia, letter 12 July 1863 Wm. M. Howerton to General Henry A. Wise.
  15. [S6570] Samuel Webster household, 1870 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia.
  16. [S6569] Saml. E. Webster household, 1880 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia.
  17. [S6566] Sarah A. Webster, Certificate of Death.
  18. [S6567] Hariet household, 1850 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia, shows them apparently living as parent and child.
  19. [S6569] Saml. E. Webster household, 1880 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia, shows Harriett as mother-in-law and Sarah as wife of head of household.
  20. [S3519] "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940," FamilySearch.org, record for William E. Ferrill and Rebecca E. Webster, citing FHL # 31918.