ISO information on the above and his family. He is a brother to my great grandfather, William Drake Harrell of Lagro, IN. I believe Enoch and William were born and raised in Lagro. Charles Enoch died in So. Bend, IN in 1929 ( or close to that year ) and was buried in Argos, IN. I know he had a least one child, Martha, who married a Masterson. I am interested in where this line leads me. TIA!
I'm not having much luck trying to research my mother's family. I am not very experienced at this, I admit! BUT, my grandmother was Martha Harrell Masterson. Married Forest Masterson. They were from northern Indiana. My mother's home town was Argos. I know very little, really, about the family. Martha died in 1957 -- the year before I was born, so I never knew her. My grandfather remarried & moved to Arizona so I really had very little contact with him while growing up.
I think Forest was born in 1897, which would have made him 32 when Enoch died. My mother was born in 1917, so she would have been 12. That all kind of works. I can't remember my mother ever talking about her grandfather. I'm not even sure what his name was. She did speak of a grandmother (not sure if maternal or paternal) .... apparently she was a rather mean-sprited woman.
If you've acquired any more info since 2007, please let me know.
Francis, I am still interested in any information you have on your Harrell grandparents. Please contact me if I can be of any help to you. I have C. Enoch's wife as Winnie Lewis. Do you have any information on where she was from? Possibly any info in family Bible? I sure hope I didn't scare you away with my excitement of finding info on this side of the Harrell family. It was just that it took me so long to even find any info on Enoch. I will gladly share what I know. Hope you are having a wonderful New Year. Take care.....
I don't have ANY information on Winnie. There IS no family Bible that I know of. Honestly, something seems very strange in the family. My Uncle Jim said he never even knew his grandfather's name was Enoch. This seems quite strange to me. Makes me think perhaps there was a break or an estrangement within the family. I'm excited just to be getting THIS far.
Hello and thank you for your reply. Your great-grandfather Charles Enoch Harrell and my gr-grandfather were brothers both born in/around, I believe, Lagro, Indiana which is less than 50 miles from Argos. I had a hard time finding Enoch but finally found him. I beleive his wife's name was Winnie. Can you give me any other information? I guess I had a hard time finding him as I only knew him by Enoch, not Charles Enoch. I am so interested in anything you have on Harrell genealogy. Go to Findagrave.com and I have Enoch linked to William Drake Harrell buried in Odd Fellows Cemetary, Lagro, Indiana. They had a sister named Lily belle and a sister named Alice. I have not been able to find anything out about LilyBelle except in census about 1880/90, don't remember which one.
I have not done much genealogy lately, but plan to get back into it soon as I retired (early retirement) recently. I will help you as much as I can. Email me directly at email@example.com. Do you have any pictures of your grandmother or her parents? I would so love to see pictures of my ancesors. I only have one picture of William Drake Harrell, his wife and sons (my grandfather Joseph Camper Harrell and his brothers) near their home in Lagro, Indiana.
Again, I will help as much as I can and will be waiting to hear from you. Have a great day!
So was this William Drake the father of Charles Enoch?
As I replied to a previous post, I have absolutely NO information really, and am just piecing all this together as best I can. My Uncle Jim never even knew his grandfather's name was Enoch. Makes me wonder if there was a break or estrangement of some sort within the family.
I do remember, as a kid, attending a Harrell family reunion which was held at Pottowattame (spelling?) Park in northern Indiana. I think we only went once or twice & I was quite small -- so I have no real information to glean from that. Except to say I remember some attendees being rather swarthy-skinned & having very dark hair. My mother said, "They're Black Irish". And now I realize that can be a very broad term for mixed blood lineage.
I do have one picture of Forrest, Martha & some other woman. I will email it to you.