Hartwells of America

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Hartwells of America

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Steve Hartwell
Steve Hartwell shared a link to the group: Hartwells of America.Tuesday, January 26th, 2016 at 9:04am

We need more Hartwells to take a Y-DNA test and join the Hartwell Y-DNA Project.

Elaine L Clinton
Elaine L ClintonSunday, March 18th, 2018 at 1:58am

Thank you for allowing me to join your group. The paternal side of my family are Hartwells. I have trace back as far as I can go and need help. The furthest I can go back is to John Hartwell (1784-1820) married to Frances Pearson (1784-1870) both of Virginia/West Virginia. Any assistance I can get will be most helpful.

Neil Hartwell
Neil Hartwell shared a link to the group: Hartwells of America.Sunday, February 7th, 2016 at 10:52am

Henry Hartwell and Pocahontas ?
In addition to the Massachusetts Hartwell immigration, Hartwells made it to the early Virginia Colony . Henry even seems to have had his own wine bottles. His brother John married Elizabeth Rogers in c.1705, who went on to marry Stith Bolling. A bit of searching and you'll find Pocahontas.

Karen Samuels
Karen Samuels shared a link to the group: Hartwells of America.Wednesday, March 14th, 2018 at 1:09pm
Patricia Millwee Hudson
Patricia Millwee HudsonSunday, March 11th, 2018 at 1:47pm

My grandmother, Mamie Hartwell Millwee, visited Minute Man National Park in the 1960's. She is pictured by their restaurant sign before it burned down.

Doug Hartwell
Doug Hartwell shared Minute Man National Historical Park's post to the group: Hartwells of America.Wednesday, March 7th, 2018 at 11:29pm
Neil Hartwell
Neil Hartwell shared a link to the group: Hartwells of America.Monday, March 5th, 2018 at 11:14am

Hartwells and the Dustbowl Years – Don Briggs Hartwell 1887-1955 Lived in Inavale NE, just 30 miles from the geographical center of the USA. He suffered the 5 year drought and the dust storms, losing his stock, crops and farm. But he wrote a well-regarded detailed diary which now lives in the State Historical Society https://history.nebraska.gov/collections/donald-b-hartwell-1888-rg3080am . https://works.bepress.com/stephen_behrendt/9/ It also looks as if Horace Elmer Hartwell 1911-1968 left Oklahoma around 1935

Neil Hartwell
Neil Hartwell shared a link to the group: Hartwells of America.Thursday, March 1st, 2018 at 4:52am

Well it's St David's Day - and here's a notable Welsh Hartwell The Reverend Griffith Hartwell-Jones DD DLitt FSA FRSA 1859-1944 https://www.cymmrodorion.org/the-society/cymmrodorion-medal/ - but no idea on his origins

Neil Hartwell
Neil Hartwell shared a link to the group: Hartwells of America.Wednesday, February 14th, 2018 at 11:37am

Hartwells meeting a Beatle ? - Daniel has done it !

Neil Hartwell
Neil Hartwell shared a link to the group: Hartwells of America.Thursday, February 1st, 2018 at 1:36pm

The Bold Bad Baronet who eloped to Australia ? https://www.woolleyandwallis.co.uk/Lot/?sale=SV271010&lot=743&id=183422 The write up is even more comprehensive on this page http://www.leighrayment.com/baronetage/baronetsH2.htm

Kenn Shank
Kenn ShankSaturday, January 27th, 2018 at 2:52pm

Is anyone going to the fishing derby on Lake Hartwell SC?

Melissa Hartwell
Melissa HartwellSunday, January 28th, 2018 at 1:22pm

working on my hartwell family

Melissa Hartwell
Melissa HartwellSunday, January 28th, 2018 at 1:11pm

hi whats everyone up too? i haven't seen many people post in here in awhile. im bored and its raining here in North Carolina. so i decided im going to go tho this old chest of my dads stuff it has alot of stuff about hartwells dating back to at least the 1800s

Kenn Shank
Kenn ShankSaturday, January 27th, 2018 at 3:00pm

Hartwell Dam.
Georgia-South Carolina border.

Shelley Hudnall
Shelley HudnallTuesday, January 23rd, 2018 at 7:25pm

Came across this little book today. It was given to my grandmother in 1972 and describes the events on the 18th and 19th of April 1775. I am sure you have all seen it but I was ecstatic to find it! Know what I am reading tonight!

Neil Hartwell
Neil Hartwell shared a link to the group: Hartwells of America.Monday, January 22nd, 2018 at 7:33am

I came across some Hartwell family videos on Youtube recently - see what you think

Neil Hartwell
1962 Skating and Sliding
Uncle Russ shows finesse on ice skates. Who Knew?
Neil Hartwell
Neil HartwellSaturday, January 6th, 2018 at 6:50am

Benjamin Franklin and Hartwells incarcerated overseas.

A Merchant Jonas Hartwell (1754-1785) was detained in Spain in 1784 by the Spanish Inquisition for speaking ill of Catholicism, and despite several letters, involving Jefferson, Adams and Franklin he died before his release.
A Bostonian sailor John Hartwell also ended up in Gaol in France in 1799 and had to write to Ben Franklin to try to get his release . Not sure which family branch he was from – or how he related to John Adams as he claimed. I wonder what happened next ?. https://founders.archives.gov/documents/Franklin/01-31-02-0184

David Graham
David Graham shared a link to the group: Hartwells of America.Thursday, January 4th, 2018 at 8:54pm

Hello all:

This journal is part of our family's Hartwell heritage. After they lost their land in Indian Stream, NH some 13 years later they asked for reimbursement from the Canadian government: Search for the name Hartwell:


David Graham,great-great grandson of Rufus Hartwell

Karen Samuels
Karen SamuelsTuesday, January 2nd, 2018 at 12:55pm

Hartwell & Sons, Springfield, MA.

David Graham
David GrahamSunday, December 31st, 2017 at 3:55pm

Is anyone following the family of Rufus Hartwell or any of the Hartwells of Quebec? He's my great great grandfather. He and his father Jonathan were at Idian Sream.

Neil Hartwell
Neil Hartwell shared a link to the group: Hartwells of America.Wednesday, December 27th, 2017 at 6:01am

Do you now have any surplus Hartwell Xmas trees ?

Karen Samuels
Karen Samuels shared a link to the group: Hartwells of America.Saturday, December 23rd, 2017 at 10:32am

Just found this cheese at my grocery store. Bought some for Deborah L. Hartwell Christmas dinner.

Neil Hartwell
Neil Hartwell shared a link to the group: Hartwells of America.Thursday, December 21st, 2017 at 7:28am

Here's one version of a Hartwell Xmas

Jonna Mayberry
Jonna MayberrySunday, December 17th, 2017 at 8:16pm

Good evening! We have had a beautiful photo of a woman, captioned "Dr. Alice Hartwell" in our family photo collection for generations. We were fascinated by her story, but unaware of a genetic link between her family and ours. Recently, I've discovered that Alice Hartwell (1846-1926) was born Rebecca Alice Hartwell (later Hartwell-Rice), and was my maternal great-great-great grandmother's (Permelia Hartwell) sister. *So, first: Hello, distant relatives that I didn't know I had!* I'm running into some problems tracing past these sisters' Hartwell grandparents. Alice and Permelia's father was named Ebenezer Hartwell, and his father was an Oliver Hartwell. There are two Oliver Hartwells listed in "The Handbook of Hartwell Genealogy," and I think the Oliver who lived from 1765–1813 must be the right Oliver, since Ebenezer and his children were all from Ohio. But I want to be sure; I'm new to genealogy. Does anyone have a tree or information that could clarify this? I'd be very grateful for any information! Admin: Please feel free to delete if this isn't the best place for a post like this. Thank you!

Neil Hartwell
Neil HartwellSaturday, December 16th, 2017 at 5:38am

Notable Hartwell women - Nurse Mary Ellen Hartwell (1836-1917) in about 1895 donated Falulah Brook to Fitchburg MA in memory of her Civil Engineer brother William Estes Hartwell (1834-1858) - it now seems to remain as a Park there . The brook was first named Falulah by William to reflect a name in popular fiction - but I can only find it in an episode of "Friends"

Kay O'Donnell Cook
Kay O'Donnell Cook uploaded a file in the group: Hartwells of America.Wednesday, November 29th, 2017 at 11:33am

Attached below is the transcription of a January 1893 letter written by Lyman W. Densmore to my husband's ancestral grandfather Charles S. Hartwell b. 1834 Lyon, Wayne Co., NY. Although most of the information in the letter pertains to Charles' branch of the Hartwell family, I thought other Hartwells would be interested to read a letter by the original Hartwell genealogist Lyman W. Densmore. Densmore must have written many such letters as he gathered information for his first book, but we have not seen another. The letter also tells us a little about Densmore, his life and travels.

We have the original letter and tried to scan it, but it was written on thin onion-skin type paper with writing on both sides making the scan illegible as the writing come through both sides.

Neil Hartwell
Neil HartwellMonday, November 20th, 2017 at 7:04am

Notable Hartwell Women – Rebecca Hartwell (1731-1821) and the Declaration of Independence

It seems that a group of rebellious colonists got together in 1776 or thereabouts and decided they would rather not be ruled by the King George of England. No Hartwells were involved in all the paperwork which this involved– but one Roger Sherman 1721-1793 was particularly busy with signing the necessary instruments as one of a committee of five.

He had married in 1749 Elizabeth Hartwell (1726-1760) and they had 7 children together. His sister Rebecca (1731-1821) married in 1751 Joseph Hartwell (1728-1818), Elizabeth's brother. They then went on to have 8 Hartwell nieces and nephews – but she left Joseph to live with Jemima Wilkinson “ The Public Universal Friend” in the new experimental colony in Jerusalem, Yates County, NY – and her son Samuel (1760 – 1851) married Jemima's sister.

The colony was instrumental in suppressing traditional genders and gender roles.

Kevin Tighe
Kevin TigheMonday, November 20th, 2017 at 3:15pm

My cousin Paul Clayton (PC) Hartwell just found and sent this Hartwell photo from the 1890s to me! He wrote:
Hello Kevin. Found this picture in some of my Dad's stuff. Don't know if you have it, but if you don't I thought it might be nice to slip into your Hartwell Family book. The brother in the bottom right is Grandfather Reuben and the top right is Amosy (spelling), don't know who is who among the rest. P.C.

Ruben Carlos Hartwell was my great grandfather. He/they lived outside of Council Bluffs, Iowa. He lived from 1867-1921. I see his name spelled Ruben and Reuben. Also his birth year as 1866 and 1867.

Amasa Hartwell was his brother. He was born in 1871. Died 1946.

Their siblings were:
William Riley Hartwell, b 1864, d 1941
Lucinda May Hartwell, b 1869, d 1956
Ira Warren Hartwell, b 1873, d 1933
Emma Hartwell, b 1878, d 1918
Frank Dexter Hartwell, b 1879 d 1941
Eva Abna Hartwell, b 1881 d 1970
Etta Hartwell, b 1883 d 1970
Margaret Ellen Hartwell, b 1886, d 1887

John Hartwell, do you have this photo and maybe clues to the identity of the others in this photo?
Paul Hartwell, many thanks for this photo!

Kevin Tighe
Kevin TigheMonday, November 20th, 2017 at 3:34pm

On Saturday, Nov 18, 2017, there was a Hartwell picnic in Buccaneer Park in Oceanside, Calif. Here are the photos.

Kevin Tighe
Kevin TigheMonday, November 20th, 2017 at 3:36pm


Neil Hartwell
Neil HartwellSunday, November 5th, 2017 at 7:40am

Captain Joseph Hartwell 1740-1812 seems to have lived in Heartwellville, Readsboro, Bennington, Vermont, USA from 1786 until his death , and had 5 of his 11 children there. Some of these also went by the new spelling of Heartwell. Noah Webster didn't publish his dictionary until 1828 , so why the new spelling I wonder

Neil Hartwell
Neil HartwellWednesday, November 1st, 2017 at 7:31am

Notable Hartwell Women (?) – Lady Clothilde de Vallois 1665-1748 – This brave Huguenot woman carried on after her husband had died in England in 1709 or en route to America, yet undaunted she continued her journey with her two sons, first locating with the Palatines at Schoharie, N.Y. and then continuing the quest for a home until finally settling in 1726 at Millbach. Now Lebanon County, built a substantial stone building along Mill Creek, Pa. over a spring of purest water in 1745, which during the French and Indian War became a frontier refuge. Often referred to as Fort Zeller
Why Hartwell ? - well her Mother is listed on a lot of Family Trees as an Elizabeth Hartwell married to or mistress to a member of the French Royal family in Paris. There are no documented records as far as I can see , and there is even doubt about Clothilde herself ! It's a nice story all the same

Kevin Tighe
Kevin TigheThursday, September 28th, 2017 at 6:40pm

Yokohama, Japan. Spring 1955.

Neil Hartwell
Neil HartwellTuesday, October 17th, 2017 at 6:49am

John F L Hartwell 1831-1899 (3076 in the book) a 31-year-old married house carpenter from Herkimer, New York, enlisted in the Union Army on 23 August 1862, over his wife's objections. For the next two and one-half years, Hartwell filled six diaries and one hundred one letters describing his journey through hell. A good read https://books.google.co.uk/books/about/To_My_Beloved_Wife_and_Boy_at_Home.html?id=EkJKTDJIhQ8C&redir_esc=y

Neil Hartwell
Neil Hartwell shared a link to the group: Hartwells of America.Sunday, October 1st, 2017 at 6:35am

Notable Hartwell Women - well it seems that in 1775 Elizabeth Hartwell was kind enough to see buried 5 British Soldiers who fell near Hartwell Tavern https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=British+Soldiers+of+the+American+Revolutionary+War&GSiman=1&GScty=58854&GRid=7409044&

Jennifer Smith
Jennifer SmithThursday, September 28th, 2017 at 5:52pm

Dr. Samuel Buck Henry Hartwell b. 1856 in Franklin, VA, later Summers County W.Va. My 2nd great grandfather. Anyone recognize him? I'm having trouble tracing beyond his father...

Kevin Tighe
Kevin TigheThursday, September 28th, 2017 at 6:40pm

Here are a few pics of my mom, Honor Catherine Hartwell Tighe. She was 12th generation. July 1922 - March 2011.
The first pic is at the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland probably the summer of 1952.
The second pic was probably taken in 1949 or 1950 in Omaha, Nebraska.
The third pic was taken in Yokohama, Japan, in April or May of 1955. My mom is in the dark strapless formal gown. She probably made it, as she made a lot of her clothes, including a gown to go to one of the inaugural balls in DC. My dad, Edward Francis Tighe, is to the right of her. Harry and Lani Mar are to the right of him. Harry has passed, but Lani lives about 3 miles from me and I see her often. I asked Lani a few months ago if she made her silk dress, as she made her own clothes a lot, too. She said No, that she got it in Hong Kong. It was quite a stunning silk dress.
The fourth pic is in Frankfurt, Germany, in the spring of 1966 when my dad, in the center, was being promoted from Major to Lieutenant Colonel.

I just thought it would be neat to show pics of my Hartwell mom from the 40s, 50s, and 60s on this site.

😎. Kevin Edward...

Matthew Heron
Matthew Heron shared a Page to the group: Hartwells of America.Monday, June 5th, 2017 at 11:35am

Taking a trip to NY in two weeks to retrace some of my Hartwell Ancestral homes. We have 1000's of pictures, some older than 100 years, of their stomping grounds. I made a FB page dedicated to our trip/stops along the way. I am providing a nicely worded letter explaining who jumped out and took a bunch of photos before running off to the next stop. I bought a nice DSLR and a drone to capture what the homes/locations look like today compared to then. In that letter is a link to my FB page, in hopes they will appreciate the time I took to share, but also, perhaps chime in with their own stories. https://www.facebook.com/NYFamilyHistoryTrip/

Karen Samuels
Karen Samuels shared a link to the group: Hartwells of America.Wednesday, September 13th, 2017 at 9:01am

Anyone have ancestors from New Hampshire?

Neil Hartwell
Neil HartwellWednesday, August 30th, 2017 at 11:15am

Notable Hartwell Women – Elizabeth Van Laer Speer Hartwell “The Eagle Lady” 1924-2000 was such a devoted activist trying to preserve the habitat for Bald Eagles on the Potomac in Virginia that a US National Wildlife Refuge there has been named after her:

Her husband was one of a line of Stephen Hartwells , originally from Concord MA

Neil Hartwell
Neil Hartwell shared a link to the group: Hartwells of America.Thursday, August 10th, 2017 at 10:11am

Want to work for a Hartwell Firm ? - Hartwell Medical have a vacancy for a sales rep for the Eastern USA

Neil Hartwell
Neil HartwellSunday, July 30th, 2017 at 5:37am

Another notable Hartwell woman - this time from England - A shepherdess who became England's oldest Sexton - (looking after the church rather than grave-digging) Her family lived in the Cotswolds, one of many Hartwells from this part of the world. Emily Hartwell 1852-1935 (nee Cooke)

Neil Hartwell
Neil Hartwell shared a link to the group: Hartwells of America.Friday, June 30th, 2017 at 12:17pm

Our Canadian Cousins can be congratulated on their 150 year Anniversary

This isn't a Notable Canadian Hartwell Woman - but notable all the same.

Pat Lochridge Hartwell 1916- 1998 – Was noted for being a War Correspondent for CBS , a Newspaper owner and a UNICEF official – Attached is a telegram she sent to entertainer Danny Kaye https://www.loc.gov/resource/ihas.200196544.0?st=gallery

Born in Texas she ended her days in Hawaii, but also achieved a certain amount of notoriety by having acquired artwork previously owned by Adolf Hitler. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1546954/Wartime-Cupid-that-has-the-power-to-sting.html

Katy Hartwell
Katy Hartwell shared Hartwells of America Association's photo to the group: Hartwells of America.Tuesday, June 13th, 2017 at 7:48am

For those interested!

Alice L. Hartwell
Alice L. HartwellMonday, June 5th, 2017 at 11:30am

I found this while cleaning out my mother's house. It may be bronze... not sure. It probably weighs 3 or 4 pounds and measures 6" x 8", and the initials "R.W.H." are stamped in the lower right corner. I would be interested in selling it, but I have no clue what it's worth. I will see if I can get it appraised.

Kenn Shank
Kenn ShankSaturday, June 10th, 2017 at 1:07pm

Home of W J C Hartwell and family in Kaukauna Wisconsin. My great grandfather.

Neil Hartwell
Neil Hartwell shared a link to the group: Hartwells of America.Friday, June 9th, 2017 at 11:24am

Another Ed Hartwell has made it to Hollywood - but all the way from London

Neil Hartwell
Neil HartwellThursday, June 1st, 2017 at 4:18am

Screech Owl Gallop ? – The Civil War had quite a prolific Confererate composer / bandsman/ soldier in the shape of William H Hartwell – you can read about him here http://www.newworldrecords.org/liner_notes/80608.pdf

I'm not sure where he fits into the family records, but other William H Hartwells are referred to living then in MA, ME, IL and WI . Search on Spotify or Youtube and you'll find examples of his work – e.g for the The 26th NC Regiment Band from Salem NC


Neil Hartwell
Neil HartwellTuesday, May 16th, 2017 at 5:14am

Houston TX had a Hartwell Iron Works for many years and there are relics of this lying around in that part of the world - Rev. Arthur Edward Hartwell (1886-1969) was the manager (from a Littleton MA family) - but he married a Clare Hartwell 1891-1981 from Baltimore, - her father was Dr. Edward Mussey Hartwell (1850-1922) who taught and wrote extensively on Physical Education at John Hopkins Uni.

Alice L. Hartwell
Alice L. HartwellSunday, June 12th, 2016 at 9:12pm

I mean no discredit to Joy Peach and her excellent genealogical work in ANY way, but I'd like to remind everyone that "The Hartwells of America: A Genealogy of All the Hartwell Families of the United States and Canada", published in 1956, was written by my father, John F. Hartwell. Any subsequent Hartwell genealogies are based upon that book. In addition, he was one of the original members of the Hartwells of America association that was founded in 1937. The Hartwells of America website says, "In 1958 (sic), John F. Hartwell published what has been up until recently perhaps the best known Hartwell genealogy, 'The Hartwells of America', with a supplement also (sic) printed in 1958. Although John F. Hartwell’s book has some serious errors, it was still a tremendous effort for the time and has greatly increased awareness of our family genealogy." We need to remember that in those days there was no Internet, and phone calls were pricey. My father's research took nearly 20 years of letter writing, reliance on and verification of the information in Lyman Willard Densmore's 1887 and 1895 books, and many hours of trooping through "marble orchards" looking at tombstones! My mother and I joined him in some of these expeditions! I am very proud of my father's efforts, and proud to be a Hartwell, as was he!

Claudia Hartwell Fleming
Claudia Hartwell FlemingMonday, May 15th, 2017 at 11:14pm

Thank you, my Maiden name is Hartwell

Diane Mazurek
Diane MazurekSunday, October 16th, 2016 at 4:39pm

Sidewalk, downtown Detroit

Karen Samuels
Karen Samuels shared a link to the group: Hartwells of America.Sunday, May 14th, 2017 at 9:50am

June 24, 2017, Concord, Ma.

Katy Hartwell
Katy Hartwell shared a link to the group: Hartwells of America.Sunday, June 12th, 2016 at 8:41pm

If anyone is interested, the annual reunion is coming up! Saturday, June 25, in Concord, MA. Please take some time to check out the website, peruse the newsletter, and consider joining us and talking Hartwell history!!

Neil Hartwell
Neil Hartwell shared a link to the group: Hartwells of America.Monday, May 1st, 2017 at 6:16am

- Good News - No Hartwells were lost on the RMS Titanic - although a Fred Hartnell survived the tragedy. However a Charles W Hartwell of Arlington looked after some of the funeral arrangements

Doug Hartwell
Doug HartwellSaturday, April 15th, 2017 at 5:50pm

First time visiting the Samuel Hartwell House and Hartwell Tavern at Minuteman National Historical Park today. Felt right at home :-).

Doug Hartwell
Doug Hartwell posted in Hartwells of America — with Brittany Hartwell.Saturday, April 15th, 2017 at 5:50pm
Doug Hartwell
Doug HartwellSaturday, April 15th, 2017 at 5:50pm
Alita Hartwell-Duncan
Alita Hartwell-DuncanTuesday, January 28th, 2014 at 1:42pm

These are the Hartwells we belong to 🙂 (Courtesy of Kevin Tighe, Keeper of all things and knowledge of Hartwells)

John Hartwell, 1640-1702 M:Priscilla Wright
Ebenezer Hartwell, 1665-1702 M: Sarah Smedley-Wheeler
John Hartwell, 169-1780 M: Mary Parlin
Simon Hartwell, 1722-1783 M: Mary Wooley
Samuel Hartwell, 1762-1827 M: Beulah Hosmer
Amos Hartwell, 1783-1827 M: Betsey Pon; Ester F. Dibble
Ruben Parker Hartwell, 1808-1862 M: Lucinda Merritt (Settled in Council Bluffs, IA)
Hiram Carlos Hartwell, 1841-1919 M: Susan Piles
Ruben Carlos Hartwell, 1866-1921 M: Catherine Hickey (Grandma Pepper)
John Carlos Hartwell, 1892-1921 M: Irene Marie Hannifan
C: Honor Hartwell M: Ed Tighe
C: Kevin Tighe
C: Jack Tighe
C: John Reuben Hartwell
C: Joan Hartwell
Angela (Angie) Hartwell, 1893- M: Herb Klein
Leo Hartwell, 1895-
Claire (Babe) Hartwell, 1898-1986
Frank Hartwell, 1905-
Margrete Hartwell 1907
Robert Wyland (Wylie) Hartwell, 1910-1999
Reuben Paul Hartwell (Paul), 1902-1979 M: Zelma Belle Sanders
Paul Clayton Hartwell, M:Jane Montgomery; M: Celeste Tovar
C: John Wyland (Wylie) Hartwell (Montgomery)
C: Wylie Nathan Hartwell
C: Nicole Celeste Hartwell
C: Angelique Hartwell
C: Danielle Hartwell
C: Michelle Hartwell (Tovar)
C: Alejandra (Alita) Hartwell (Tovar)
John Sanders Hartwell M: Barbara Mackin
C: Mark Hartwell
C: Caroline (Carrie) Hartwell

Neil Hartwell
Neil HartwellSaturday, April 1st, 2017 at 12:09pm

OK - you may not have heard of 2 different Abraham Hartwells in the 1550-1600 period . The older one spent a lot of time writing Latin verse in praise of Queen Elizabeth (the first one). Abraham the younger translated lots of travel books - including one with the first pictorial image of a Zebra http://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/volume/1558-1603/member/hartwell-abraham-1553-1606 . It's not at all clear which family line they followed.

Kathy Brostmeyer West
Kathy Brostmeyer West shared For The Love Of Old Houses's post to the group: Hartwells of America.Thursday, March 30th, 2017 at 2:05pm

Here's your chance to own a Hartwell Manor in Hartwell, Georgia!

Kevin Tighe
Kevin TigheSunday, March 12th, 2017 at 5:47pm

I received my Hartwell book yesterday in the mail! I am looking forward to opening it up and reading it. Yes. I have to take the wrapping off first!

Interesting. The name of the book on the spine is written like it is in Germany, going down the spine, rather that in smaller print at the top like in the USA. (I used to live in Germany, so I have always noticed the difference). I am wondering if it was printed in Germany. Many things are.
(I used to be able to walk to the Frankfurt Book Fair every year from where I lived. It was so awesome. Publishers from around the world would attend. I met David Hartwell (the author who was also w Tor Books, not my first cousin David.) back when we were both in the publishing business in the early 80s. He came to LA for something and I met him. I believe that he represented Tor at the Frankfurt Book Fair a few times. )

Neil Hartwell
Neil Hartwell shared a link to the group: Hartwells of America.Monday, March 20th, 2017 at 11:29am

Well it's a bit late for St Patrick's Day- but a Notable Hartwell Lady was the inspiration for a jolly little tune "Lady Hartwell of Cantwell" or "Lady Hartwell of Cantwell's Clog" - or otherwise Thomond Bridge- a bridge in the centre of Limerick. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMoLkjPIu60&ab_channel=concertinette Which Lady Hartwell it was is not clear , but two Hartwells were Mayors of Limerick. Our friend Maurice has done a lot of work on this branch. http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~spearin/tradgen/earlylimerick.html

Neil Hartwell
Thomond Bridge (hornpipe)
Although this tune is "really" in F (for what that means) I follow the lead of many flute players and other sensible musicians and play it in G. Thomond Brid...
Neil Hartwell
Neil Hartwell shared a link to the group: Hartwells of America.Wednesday, March 1st, 2017 at 4:50am

Notable Hartwell Women :
Rachel Hartwell (1868-1905) was born in Watertown, Massachusetts, USA and attended Wellesley College. She graduated in 1891. While taking classes at Harvard in the summer of 1892, she met her future husband, George Pfeiffer. They were married 28 December 1896 and travelled extensively across Europe collecting ancient artefacts. She died on 28 January 1905 in childbirth, leaving behind the couple’s only child, Hilda. She was 37 years of age. The Hartwell-Pfeiffer collection is stored care of Harvard University and other places in Massachussets.
Here's her wedding dress however

Shelley Hudnall
Shelley HudnallMonday, February 20th, 2017 at 12:56am

Let me try this again... The inside says " Gift from my daughter Carla Joe Fisher on my birthday Sept 17, 1967". I am tickled pink to find this. My genealogy research has William Hartwell born in England in 1613 and died in Massachusetts in 1690. He was my 9th Great Grandfather.

Neil Hartwell
Neil HartwellWednesday, February 15th, 2017 at 11:25am

Hartwells in Hollywood - Grace Kelly no less ! Well - the car she is driving in "To catch a Thief" (a Sunbeam Alpine) was designed and built by George Hartwell (from Bournemouth UK ) http://www.motortrend.com/news/1955-sunbeam-alpine-classic-drive/

Lane Hartwell
Lane HartwellWednesday, June 8th, 2016 at 1:22pm

Can anyone tell me more details about the Hartwell genealogy book available on the site? My father owned a copy of a book in the 70's which included my siblings who were born in the 40's and 50's, but did not include generations beyond that. I exchanged emails with Joy Peach several years ago telling her what I knew about my own family line, and wonder if this new book would include info like that. Thanks!

Karen Samuels
Karen Samuels shared a link to the group: Hartwells of America.Thursday, December 29th, 2016 at 10:23am

I just ordered a DNA test for my brother, Richard Green Hartwell. They are on sale!

Colin Higgins
Colin HigginsMonday, November 28th, 2016 at 3:00pm

Hi guys: my wife is Victoria Hartwell, daughter of Arthur Hartwell. Her father has done a lot of genealogical research into the family.

Alice L. Hartwell
Alice L. HartwellTuesday, November 25th, 2014 at 6:29pm

I received this bottle of Sauvignon Blanc as a birthday present. Imagine my surprise! I think I'll take a little trip up to the Napa Valley one of these days and introduce myself to my "cousins"! Maybe I'll get a discount! lol

Pam Hartwell
Pam HartwellSunday, January 22nd, 2017 at 7:47pm

Thank you for adding me to this page! I am from Northern CA and look forward to reading more about all the Hartwell's here!

Austin Hartwell
Austin HartwellSunday, January 22nd, 2017 at 9:13pm

Is there any people on this page from Alabama

Neil Hartwell
Neil HartwellSaturday, January 28th, 2017 at 11:30am

Notable Hartwell Women
Well , while there are other notable missionary Hartwell families, Emily Susan Hartwell 1859 – 1951 worked most of her life in China – and she got a medal for her efforts – the Order of the Precious Brilliant Golden Grain, one of few Westerners to be thus awarded (see Wikipedia)

Kevin Tighe
Kevin TigheThursday, January 19th, 2017 at 7:30pm

My cousin Kathy Hartwell Hromadka announced today that the Hartwell Farm in McClelland, Iowa, USA, has been sold. It has been in our family since 1846. My mother was born on that farm. My Grandfather was, too. So was my Great Grandfather. Maybe my great great grandfather, too.

Kathy and I are both 13th generation, to give you perspective as who and where we are from William and Jazan Hartwell.
McClelland, Iowa, is in the SW corner of the state about 16 miles or so east of the Omaha Council Bluffs area.

I will always think of it as the Hartwell Farm.

Please see Kathy Hromadka's posting below.

Alice L. Hartwell
Alice L. Hartwell shared a link to the group: Hartwells of America.Thursday, January 5th, 2017 at 12:45pm

We have a Nobel Prize winner! Anyone know him?

Neil Hartwell
Neil Hartwell shared a link to the group: Hartwells of America.Tuesday, January 10th, 2017 at 7:14am

Hartwells and the Golden Spike ! Dr Hartwell Carver 1789-1875 of Pittsford ,NY proposed in 1832 the building of an intercontinental railway. His Grandmother was Sarah Hartwell 1726-1817 of Bridgewater, Plymouth, MA

Austin Hartwell
Austin HartwellThursday, January 5th, 2017 at 4:45pm

Is there any people on this page from Alabama

Neil Hartwell
Neil Hartwell shared a link to the group: Hartwells of America.Thursday, January 5th, 2017 at 7:06am

The Bronx is up and the Battery's down.. I hadn't realised that quite a few Hartwells came in through New York

Neil Hartwell
Neil Hartwell shared a link to the group: Hartwells of America.Tuesday, October 25th, 2016 at 11:17am

David Garrett Hartwell 1941-2016 - I was always aware of the well-known SF writer - but I had missed his passing earlier this year http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/04/books/david-g-hartwell-editor-who-specialized-in-science-fiction-dies-at-74.html?_r=0 There's also a nice personal note from his wife http://www.kathryncramer.com/kathryn_cramer/2016/01/til-death-did-us-part.html

Deborah Hartwell
Deborah HartwellSaturday, December 10th, 2016 at 10:40am

Thank you Johnny

Neil Hartwell
Neil Hartwell shared a link to the group: Hartwells of America.Friday, December 9th, 2016 at 12:19pm

Another Haunted Hartwell House - owned by Cyrus Hartwell and linked to the author
Mary Hartwell Catherwood of Hoopeston, 1847-1902, is Azariah Sweetin's Mansion http://www.hauntedusa.org/oldstone.htm The remaining Hartwell Ranch in Hillview Ill looks much more peaceful http://www.gretchenyengst.com/Family/Hartwell-Ranch/i-B9fTTh4

Neil Hartwell
Neil Hartwell shared a link to the group: Hartwells of America.Tuesday, November 15th, 2016 at 8:07am

Hartwells on TV ? Another recent passing of a notable Hartwell

Neil Hartwell
Neil Hartwell shared a link to the group: Hartwells of America.Tuesday, October 18th, 2016 at 5:20am

Quail's Breath Inn ? According to the advertisers there was such an Inn run by a Benjamin Hartwell - somewhere in Virginia ? Near Chesdin Lake perhaps http://www.tobaccoreviews.com/blend/31/benjamin-hartwell-signature-blend . I can find a possible Benjamin "Poppy" Hartwell 1856-1952 from Franklin VA - or is it all a lot of hot air ?

Maurice Gleeson
Maurice GleesonThursday, October 13th, 2016 at 6:48pm

I was in Highgate Cemetery in North London today and saw this ... so you know I had to post it. Does this ring a bell with anyone?

Kevin Tighe
Kevin TigheFriday, September 16th, 2016 at 6:50pm

This is from my cousin Mary An Mary An Love who is at the Hartwell House in MA right now.


Neil Hartwell
Neil Hartwell shared a link to the group: Hartwells of America.Saturday, October 1st, 2016 at 5:34am

Well my father played the trombone - and he's not the only member of the Band
Jimmy Hartwell in 1924 was a Clarinet player with Bix Beiderbeck https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hfiKYzoQye0
His Family History is helpfully listed, but I can't trace the tree yet https://www.questia.com/magazine/1P3-3603679681/whither-one-wolverine-jimmy-hartwell - and if you think that wasn't enough, here's a younger Hartwell as well
Cynthia Hartwell – Trumpet soloist https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLvDxt8r3LE

Neil Hartwell
Susie - Wolverine Orchestra (w Bix Beiderbecke) (1924)
Dick Voynow, p, dir: Bix Beiderbecke, c / Jimmy Hartwell, cl, as / George Johnson, ts / Bob Gillette, bj / Min Leibrook, bb / Vic Moore, d. Richmond, IN, May...
Neil Hartwell
Neil Hartwell shared a link to the group: Hartwells of America.Tuesday, September 13th, 2016 at 5:20am

Dick Whittington – Mayor of London
Those of you who are used to the tales of Dick Whittington and his cat turning to go back to become Lord Mayor of London, might not know that there is a Hartwell link – for while Richard Whittington served as Mayor, one of his tasks was to oversee the issuing and collection of loans. So there are several records of one merchant John Hartwell between 1415-1422 lending and borrowing. http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C9534248 http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C9533953

But I've no idea where he fits into the Hartwell tree.

Neil Hartwell
Neil Hartwell shared a link to the group: Hartwells of America.Monday, August 22nd, 2016 at 12:14pm

Prisoners of War ?
There seems to be only one "Hartwell" Prison for Prisoners of War : The Dog Track - for Italians captured in WW2 https://ubp.buckscc.gov.uk/SingleResult.aspx?uid=TBC554
However a few individual Hartwells have found themselves on the wrong side:

http://www.oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/kt6t1nc6gt/entire_text/ William Herman Hartwell - US Civil War

http://www.americanairmuseum.com/person/79308 http://wwii-pows.mooseroots.com/l/45273/George-W-Hartwell George W Hartwell WW2

http://www.honorstates.org/index.php?id=219834 George E Hartwell Korean War

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/azcentral/obituary.aspx?n=norris-e-hartwell&pid=15312827 Norris E Hartwell WW2

http://valor.militarytimes.com/recipient.php?recipientid=62766 Hartwell Champagne Korean War

http://www.artilleryocsalumni.com/korea/brownth.pdf Turnace Hartwell Brown Korean War

Chester Hartwell
Chester HartwellMonday, August 22nd, 2016 at 12:29pm

Folder for related discussions

Chester Hartwell
Chester HartwellMonday, August 22nd, 2016 at 12:24pm

Next door to the Hartwell Tavern are the remains of the Hartwell home. The central chimney and foundation are well-preserved and are very impressive. One might get the impression that rebuilding the home might be in some future budget.

Chester Hartwell
Chester Hartwell added 6 photos to the album: HARTWELLs-from Sherburne NY in Hartwells of America.Monday, August 22nd, 2016 at 12:19pm

Decendents of Louis M. and Robert Hartwell of Sherburne Four Corners, NY

Karen Megerle
Karen MegerleSunday, February 7th, 2016 at 3:25pm

Anyone taken Ancestry DNA test?

I have Hartwell matches so it works.

Was able to use Joy Peach's book to help some others to complete their Hartwell lines. (What a great book!)

Diane Mazurek
Diane Mazurek shared a trending topic to the group: Hartwells of America.Tuesday, July 26th, 2016 at 9:44pm

Hartwell in the "news"

Diane Mazurek
Diane MazurekSunday, June 12th, 2016 at 10:20pm

Is anyone here in the Sons or Daughters of the American Revolution? I am, but I haven't seen the topic come up before. http://www.dar.org/

Deb Frasier Dykeman
Deb Frasier DykemanMonday, August 1st, 2016 at 2:56pm

My husbands GG Grandmother was Henrietta Hartwell who married William Ellis. They lived in Washington, Dutchess County, NY. Does anyone else connect or have information on this family.

Neil Hartwell
Neil Hartwell shared a link to the group: Hartwells of America.Sunday, July 10th, 2016 at 9:53am
Neil Hartwell
Neil Hartwell shared a link to the group: Hartwells of America.Friday, July 22nd, 2016 at 7:21am

There aren't many songs about Hartwells, and this may or may not qualify Leopold Hermann 1925-2013 was in the process of changing his name to Marten Hartwell (according to Wikipedia) But he got a song regardless https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g27xcJi26kk https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marten_Hartwell

Neil Hartwell
Austin Hartwell
Austin HartwellWednesday, June 29th, 2016 at 9:16am

Does anyone know any of the Hartwells from Illinois?? I'm a Hartwell and my father is a Hartwell and he is from Decatur Illinois, his side of the family is from Illinois as far as I know I'm just trying to get to know where my my last name comes from. If anyone could get back to me it would be nice or how I could do the research myself.

Neil Hartwell
Neil Hartwell shared a link to the group: Hartwells of America.Wednesday, June 29th, 2016 at 8:50am

Cranfield -Bedfordshire
Well it seems that I was wrong about historical Hartwells in Cranfield. It seems that one Richard Hartwell, a Quaker, who died in 1739, built a set of thatched almshouses which still stand, and endowed their upkeep via Hartwell Farm, just down the road in central Cranfield. The story is in the following link http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/rd/fe298f47-57c4-49ad-9aa6-0c541904fd0e, and a photo or two are on the internet. http://theparishmatters.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/hartwell-almshouses.html
Given the general tendency of dissenters to leave for the American colonies, perhaps there was a link between Massachussets and Joshua Hartwell – Richard's father

Diane Mazurek
Diane MazurekWednesday, June 22nd, 2016 at 2:11am

Wondering, is there a genealogy workshop during, or a time to gather before or after, the annual reunion to share & compare our family trees? I'm probably attending Reunion 2017

Brad Esquivel
Brad EsquivelWednesday, June 22nd, 2016 at 2:04am

Any Hartwells from Pennsylvania know of a Mary Throne or Trone who married a William Hartwell born in New York?

Melissa Hartwell
Melissa HartwellWednesday, June 15th, 2016 at 11:47am

Can anyone help me figure out who walter. C hartwell father is? Walter was born in Arlington Massachusetts in 1870

Neil Hartwell
Neil Hartwell shared a link to the group: Hartwells of America.Wednesday, June 15th, 2016 at 5:09am

Hartwell & Football
This can be one of three sports :–
1) FIFA or Soccer -there is a Hartwell Soccer team in Connecticut http://glastonburysoccer.org/ - William Hartwell played for Manchester United FC (in 1904) http://www.mufcinfo.com/manupag/a-z_player_archive/a-z_player_archive_pages/hartwell_william.html - Ambrose Hartwell played for Birmingham City FC in 1901 - Evesham FC have a Spiers and Hartwell Jubilee Stadium http://www.eveshamunitedfc.com/

2) NFL - American Football on the other hand had Josh Hartwell from Yale who played , coached and did lots of medical things – even with Teddy Roosevelt https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_A._Hartwell - as well as other Hartwells who seem to get a lot of TV coverage.

3) AFL - Australian : Sir Walter Hartwell James KCMG, KC, (1863 – 1943) was an active player and supporter of Australian Rules Football https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walter_James

Melissa Hartwell
Melissa HartwellWednesday, June 15th, 2016 at 6:24am

Thanks for adding me

Brad Esquivel
Brad EsquivelTuesday, June 14th, 2016 at 12:31am

Hello! Thank you for my acceptance to the group. I'm looking for any information about my ancestors Alice Cary Hartwell, and her possible father William H Hartwell who lived in Wisconsin. My research has not gotten me too far. Thanks!

Ernie Hudson UE
Ernie Hudson UE shared Linda 'Dobson' Appenzeller's post to the group: Hartwells of America.Monday, June 13th, 2016 at 2:31am
Neil Hartwell
Neil Hartwell shared a link to the group: Hartwells of America.Friday, April 8th, 2016 at 5:18am

Haunted Hartwells –
There doesn't seem to be much out there – apart from Hartwell Hall at Brockport University NY http://www.rochesterfirst.com/news/local-news/is-the-college-at-brockports-hartwell-hall-haunted.
Hartwell Hall is named after Ernest Clark Hartwell (1883-1965) – an academic with roots in Groton MA who also appears to have had a street named after him in Buffalo NY. I haven't found out who is responsible for the other 7 Hartwell Streets in the USA, 2 in Australia, 3 In the UK. Nor the 10 Hartwell Roads in England, Ireland and the US; -5 Avenues; -1 Gardens; -1 Close and 1 Crescent. I guess it's no surprise with places called Hartwell that the roads going there carry the name.

Linda 'Dobson' Appenzeller
Linda 'Dobson' AppenzellerSunday, June 12th, 2016 at 8:33pm

How much is the Hartwell book, by Joy Peach and where can it be purchased?

Alice L. Hartwell
Alice L. Hartwell shared a link to the group: Hartwells of America.Sunday, June 12th, 2016 at 9:13pm

Interesting article about Lyman W. Densmore:

Neil Hartwell
Neil Hartwell shared a link to the group: Hartwells of America.Thursday, June 2nd, 2016 at 9:23am

Hartwell War Diaries :

Hartwells feature on both sides in the American Civil War – but an excellent diary is available on the experiences of Orderly Sergeant John F L Hartwell – here is an extract: https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=EkJKTDJIhQ8C&pg=PA362&dq or try http://www2.lib.unc.edu/mss/inv/s/Spain,Hartwell_Percy.html http://uvamagazine.org/articles/life_during_wartime

For an audio diary from WW2 try “Bunt” Hartwell who served with the RAF http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/80009067

Matthew Heron
Matthew Heron shared a Page to the group: Hartwells of America.Friday, May 27th, 2016 at 10:44am

I know this isn't the best place to show off artistic hobbies, but I am a descendant of Hartwell's, I have shared my restored photos projects with this group before. I thought I would also share some of my artwork with the group. Feel free to browse, like, share at will. Or ignore it, as it has nothing directly to do with Hartwell's 🙂

David Hartwell
David HartwellSunday, May 8th, 2016 at 9:23pm

This is my first post to this site. My grandfather, Ira Hartwell, was from Lowell Massachusetts. I don't have much if any history, I would like to find out more and how I fit into the Hartwell family. I do have some limited information. But my Grandfather would not discuss, other then "the Haves" and "Have nots" I could use some guidance.

Ginny Martin Derby
Ginny Martin DerbyWednesday, May 18th, 2016 at 3:05pm

I am very excited to find this group. I know that my brothers and I are listed on one of the very last pages of the book. At least the copy that I saw. We have a few more to add.

Elise Hartwell
Elise HartwellMonday, May 16th, 2016 at 4:34pm

My maiden name is Hartwell. I am from Pennsylvania, but my father grew up in California. I'll invite him and see if we can find some connections!

Neil Hartwell
Neil Hartwell shared a link to the group: Hartwells of America.Wednesday, May 11th, 2016 at 11:44am

There's a pretty set of locks called Hartwell just outside of Ottowa http://www.rideau-info.com/canal/history/locks/h09-10-hartwells.html
Capt. Benjamin Hartwell 1817-1881 plied packet boats on the Erie Canal, where there is a Hartwell basin http://www.newyorkroots.org/bookarchive/northernnewyork/640-647.html .
You can cruise Canals in France with Kevin Hartwell and there's a lovely cartoon of this - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vacqYQba0qc&feature=youtu.be

Diane Mazurek
Diane MazurekSunday, May 8th, 2016 at 8:52pm
Neil Hartwell
Neil Hartwell shared a link to the group: Hartwells of America.Wednesday, April 27th, 2016 at 9:04am

Wood Cutting
Well,a name like Alonzo Hartwell (1805-1873) does stand out – but I didn't know that he could be linked back to Hartwell Farm & Paul Revere. It's on record that in 1838 he too did a woodcut engraving of the Boston Massacre pictured by Paul Revere. http://www.masshist.org/features/massacre/visual . Another Woodcutter is Hartwell Yeargans – although I don't know where he fits into the tree. http://www.artoftheprint.com/artistpages/yeargans_hartwell_music_makers.htm
And if you want a practical approach to wood-cutting – try the Grey Gorge Axe from the Hartwell Brothers Memphis.TN http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101117/m1/294/

Weston Hartwell
Weston HartwellSaturday, April 23rd, 2016 at 7:30am

U.S. Navy HA(FMF) Amasa Hartwell, a corpsman with 1st Battalion, 3d Marines - “The Lava Dogs” moves to establish a defensive position during a force on force contact drill during exercise Ssang Yong 16 in South Korea, March 10, 2016. U.S. Marine Corps Ssang Yong is a biennial combined amphibious exercise conducted by forward deployed U.S. forces with the Republic of Korea Navy and Marine Corps, Australian Army and Royal New Zealand Army Forces in order to strengthen our interoperability and working relationships across a wide range of military operations - from disaster relief to complex expeditionary operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photos by MCIPAC Combat Camera Cpl. Erick Loarca/ Released)

Judith Duffy
Judith DuffySaturday, April 23rd, 2016 at 12:30am

Thank you for adding me to the group! I have traced my lineage back to the Hartwells in Massachusetts!! I have never officially met any Hartwells (adoption) and but am excited to be one and be related to the Hartwells. (Many of my lineage was from Youngstown Ohio)
Thanks again for the add!!!

Ellen Chase Arnold
Ellen Chase ArnoldMonday, April 18th, 2016 at 9:06am

Looking for help and info if anyone knows about this man. This picture is not great and did not scan well, but has been in our family "archives" forever. The only id was something my sister wrote when she was going through old pics with mom. It says Gale Hartwell, Lena Scott's cousin. Lena Bill Scott was our grandmother, daughter of Ellen May Hartwell Bill. Ellen May was the daughter of George Hartwell and Mary I (?) Dow. They lived in both MA and NH. I do know that mom and our great aunt referred to some people in Manchester, NH as "cousins", possibly through Mary Dow. I have talked to my nephew about the pic and he feel.s it is WW1 or shortly after, probably 26th Yankee Division, Infantry (probably activated from the NH or MA Guards) Under the crossed rifles is says "HQ" and the drumstick showing below the fourth button may have indicated he was a musician or drummer. I cannot find a Gale Hartwell. I have found a Gale Hartwell French, but nothing for certain. Any thoughts, or does anyone know of a Gale Hartwell that would have served around WW!.