Harsin, Lawrence

Male 1856 - 1884  (28 years)


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  • Name Harsin, Lawrence 
    Born 25 Feb 1856 
    Gender Male 
    Died Aug 1884 
    Notes 
    • In 1884, Lawrence Harsin left his wife and daughter in the care of his father, John D. Harsin, in Osborne County, Kansas. He then headed to Kearney, NE where he intended to sell his horse. He was never heard from again. 37 years later a former sheriff called Rober Kirkendall, Lawrence's brother-in-law, to his death bed. He then confessed that in 1884 he and a posse were searching for a group of horse theives. When they caught up to the group they shot and killed them all. Before one of the men died he told the sheriff he was an innocent man. He had only met up with the others the day before and they had agreed to head for Kearney together. Lawrence Harsin had joined up with the wrong men, and he was mistakenly shot for a horse thief.
    Person ID I7225  Hougham
    Last Modified 11 Jul 2004 

    Father Harsin, John D
              b. 24 May 1807
              d. 1906, omaha Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 98 years) 
    Mother Newman, Catherine
              b. 10 Jul 1822, Franklin Pa Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 21 Feb 1863, Marion IA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years) 
    Married 21 Feb 1851 
    Family ID F2163  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Kirkindall, Mary Coldona 
    Children 
     1. Harsin, Pearl
              b. 28 Apr 1879
    Family ID F6147  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart