Basic Alkire History & Known facts



Born c. 1730

Married Lydia Patton (dau. of John Patton) c. 1751.

On November 15, 1752, in the Augusta County Court Record book III, pg. 361,

"James Simpson and Michael Stump, Overseers, with Jeremiah Osburn, Geo. Osburn, Mones Alkier, Heorndkis Corlock, John, Jacob, & Wm. Westfall, Michael Stumph, Henry Harris, Henry Shipler, & Philip Moore--- to view and mark and keep in repair, on petition of the inhabitants of the South Branch, a road from their wagon road up to the So. Fork to Peter Reed's mill."

On May 6, 1765, Lord Thomas Fairfax gave "Maunis" Alkire 294 acres of Lot 16 on the South Fork of the South Branch of the Potomac River, in Hampshire Cty., Va.

On October 17, 1775, he was paid for serving as the 1st Lt. under Capt. James Parsons in Lord Dunmore's War, which was against 5 united Indian tribes under Chief Cornstalk in Mid Ohio.

Thirty plus years later, Harmonas II's children settled in this area, possibly lead there by their father's stories of the country.

On Oct. 3, 1765, Harmonas sold an unknown amount of acreage to Michael Thorn, adjoining Lot 17 in the South Fork.

On Oct. 4, 1765, Harmonas & Lydia sold more acreage to Michael Thorn.

On April 4, 1767, Michael Stump & Felix Seymour examined Lydia, to determine her free release of the property sold by Harmonas & herself.

On Dec. 7, 1789, Harmonas & Lydia sold approx. 35 acres to Daniel Tevabough. (Book 2, pg. 35, Hardy Cty., W.Va.)

On Oct. 2, 1795, Harmonas & Lydia sold 100 acres to Abel Seymour from their lot 16 on the South Fork. (Book 4, pg. 144, Hardy Cty., W.Va.) (This would also show that Lydia died somewhere between Oct. 3, 1795, & May 29, 1800)

On May 29, 1800, Harmonas wrote(sic) his will, naming his 12 children, & listing their bequests. In the July, 1800 Bourbon Cty., Ky. court, his will was proved.

On Sept. 1, 1810, all of his children (w/ wives & husbands) appeared in Bourbon Cty., Ky. court to sign off on a land sale Harmonas had made in Licking, Bourbon Co., Ky to a Richard Smart. The children are listed as:

William Alkire,

John & Susanna,

Michael & Dorothy,


Harmonius Jr.,




Elizabeth Mitts (widow),

Deborah Alkire & Jacob Trumbo,

Solomon Hornback & Lydia Alkire,

Simon Hornback & Sally Alkire.

On Nov. 7, 1810, John & Susanna, George & Caty, Margaret, Elizabeth, Caty, Sarah Hornbeck, Dorothy & Michael, & Simon Hornback, appeared in the Pickaway Cty., Ohio court to be examined, & acknowledge the signing in Ky., as being of their own free will.

While still in Kentucky, Harmonas II had mail waiting for him @ the post office, in care of Mr. Ingles, as reported in the Kentucky Gazette, Vol. 13, No. 706, 3 Mar, 1800.

On 1 May, 1800, in the Gazette, Vol. 13, No 710, a Charles Smith Jr., for Rezin Virgin, writes regarding a land transaction, and mentions Harmonious,(sp) living on Huston's fork in Bourbon Cty.

On 17 July, 1800, also in the Gazette, in Vol. 13, No. 721; William Alkin(sp) & William Clarkson, on 15 July 1800, Bourbon Cty, executors of the estate of Harmonious Alkin(sp), dec'd. who lived on the plantation formerly occupied by Charles Smith, Sr., regarding the estate sale.

This page was prepared by Ian Alkire ( 11/05/01

The information on Harmonas "I" has been removed; until someone can show proof of his existance, this is the Harmonas that we have documented proof of. Please submit any source material that shows where Harmonas I existed to Carl Porter. Do NOT include either Van Cleafs' book passage (c.1906) , or Peek at the Past(c.1910). We've been over them, & they continue the same dis-information that has been unproven in almost 100 years of research. Thank you.