Elizabeth Harter b. 1795

Elizabeth Harter 3rd great grandmother of Faber Miller who married Gladys Cable.

Elizabeth was born in 1795 in Beaver, Pennsylvania near Pittsburgh. At age 9 or so Elizabeth and her family set out for Ohio.

“Early in the spring of 1806 the family of George Harter started from Beaver in a six-horse wagon for their new home in Ohio. A daughter, then in her ninth year, later Mrs. Jehu Grubb, had in after years a very distinct recollection of the journey out; of seeing the men at work digging the race for Slusser’s mill, as they crossed Nimishillen: of her great disappointment at the size of Canton, expecting to see it as large as Pittsburg-, when it contained only three cabins, all told.” Page 43 Old Landmarks of Canton and Stark Ohio at HathiTrust.

A couple books have stories of Elizabeth Harter: as a young girl she transported grain from the field to the mill, on horseback. She would greet Indians whether she knew them or not. After marrying Abraham Bair she wasn’t so much a housewife. She didn’t stay in the house but was outside with her husband clearing land, rolling logs and burning brush.

Mrs. Bair

At FamilySearch.org. Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013 database with images. https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XDPT-SQF

Elizabeth Harter married first Abraham Bair and at his death Jehu Grubb. Elizabeth’s War of 1812 pension application and her record keeping were majorly responsible for 2nd husband Jehu Grubb being recognized as a son in the Grubb Family dynasty, Curtis Grubb was Jehu’s father.