Mother: Bowman, Martha (Harlan) - F 1863/12/03
Date of birth: 1884/12/10
Date of death: 1938/05/02
Spouse: Arnold, Lucian A. - M 1868/02/10 - ----/--/-- to ----/--/-- -
George Washington Harlan was born on November 11, 1860 On September 29, 1878 when he was 18 years old he married Martha Bowman. She was born in 1863 so she was 14 years old at the time. She had had a daughter, Louisa Jane, by him two weeks before their wedding. They had seven children together. The Harlan family said that George Washington Harlan died young probably around his 40th year. So far I have been able to find no record of his death or his burial place. It is interesting that his son Quintice's gravestone says "son of Martha Harlan" but does not reference his father. Quintice died in 1911. Later Martha Bowman Harlan married Lucian Arnold who was five years younger than she was. At that time Martha had five boys and two girls: Arthur Floyd Louisa Jane John Thomas Mary Belle Quintice Eary It is possible that she had two more girls named Annie and Lillie. In 1903 Martha's daughter, Mary Belle, was 18 years old and her daughter, Louisa, was 25 and married. That year both Martha and Mary Belle had babies by Lucian Arnold. Lucian Arnold was 35 years old at that time and Martha was 39. Flora Belle Arnold, daughter of Mary Belle Harlan was born on April 26, 1903. Luther Arnold, son of Martha Bowman was born on May 1, 1903. During the next 24 years Lucian Arnold had six more children, with Mary Belle Harlan. On May 2, 1938 Lucian Arnold was living separate from Mary Belle. He went to her house and shot and killed her then walked back to his house and killed himself. Lucian was 70 and Mary Bell was 53. Martha was 74 and she died the next year. When Lucian shot Mary Belle in 1938 two brothers (probably John Thomas and Eary) came from Albany with guns to kill Lucian according to Junior Bunch, son of John Bunch. When they found he had already killed himself they stayed overnight with John Bunch and his family. John Bunch's wife was Flora Belle Arnold, oldest child of Lucian Arnold and Mary Belle Harlan. Junior Bunch as eight years old at the time.
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