Jacob Harrel of Augusta County
We believe Jacob Harrel may be the number one potential clue to discover the identity of Richard Harrel. What do we know about Jacob? We know he was in Augusta County tithable list for 1746 when he was one of numerous people listed to work on the road ordered from Caleb Jones’s mill down to county line. We know he was fined in Augusta County in 1747 for not attending as a witness in court. We know he witnessed a land deed transfer for Richard Harrel in January 1750 and we know he is probably not a son of Richard Harrel. We also know he is listed in the 1782 Tax List for neighboring Frederick County, Virignia.