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Augustus O HARBUCK b. 1832, GA>AL

Augustus O HARBUCK b. 1832, GA>AL

Posted: 2 Oct 2005 6:56PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: HARBUCK
Augustus O HARBUCK, son of Drucilla HARBUCK, was NOT adopted by Lawrence HARBUCK. The Sumter Co, Ga document (typed at the end of this post) is not an adoption document.

All it is saying is that Augustus has a $500 inheritance, which is being held for him by Lawrence HARBUCK. If Lawrence takes care of Augustus for 10 years, by paying his expenses (average $50 a year), then when Augustus turns 21, Lawrence owes him nothing. If Lawrence does not pay his expenses, then Lawrence owes Augustus $500 when he turns 21. Hachaliah McMATH is Larence's assurance that this will be done (in other owrds, if Larence defaults, McMATH is liable for the expense). Meanwhile, Lawrence HARBUCK has the "use" of the $500, or he could put the amount in escrow.

Since Augustus is in Alabama in 1850 with his Aunt Sarah WOODS, two years before he turns 21, there are several possibilities.

Lawrence could have been paying Augustus's expenses up until 1850. Then he could have entrusted the rest of the money to the Aunt to hold or use for Augustus. There should be a document in some court, if this happened.

If Lawrence payed for Augustus until he went to Alabama, then stopped, the court could award Augustus what was left, or the whole amount of $500 when he turned 21. There would be a court document somewhere about this, if it happened.

If Lawrence never paid for Augustus, then he owed him $500 when Augustus turned 21. Again, there should be a court document about this, if it happened.

If Lawrence and/or Hachaliah died before Augustus turned 21, then this arrangement should be in their Wills, or in court documents of the closing of their estates.

If Lawrence upheld his side of the bargain, then there should be a court document somewhere absolving him of the Obligation.

The document:

Sumter County, Georgia. Will Book 00, Pages 87-88. 5 Sep 1842.
Georgia, Sumter County } Know all men by these presents, that we Lawrence HARBUCK & Hachaliah McMATH are held and firmly bound unto the Honourable the Justices of the Inferior Court sitting for ordinary purposes & their successors in office in the sum of five hundred dollars, for which payment, well & truly to be made, we bind ourselves, our heirs, executors and administrators jointly & severally firmly by these presents sealed with our seals & dated this fifth day of September One thousand Eight-hundred and forty two.
The condition of the above Obligations is such that whereas the Court aforesaid has this day bound unto the said Lawrence HAIRBUCK Orphant [sic] of Said County by the name of Augustus O. HEARBUCK Son of Drusilla HEARBUCK deceased. Of the age of eleven years for ten years or until he shall arrive at the age of twenty one. now if the Said Lawrence HAIRBUCK shall treat, use & deal with the said Orphant [sic] in such case made and provided than the above Obligation to be void or else remain in full force & virtue.
Eason Smith, J.I.C. } Lawrence HARBUCK
Hachaliah McMATH

Re: Augustus O HARBUCK b. 1832, GA>AL

Posted: 21 May 2010 6:47PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thanks so much for the clarification. Now why didn't I understand that? I've even read the original in Americus. Do you know anything of Drucilla, or who his father might be? The only photo I have of him shows strong Native American influence. His wife,Nancy Eliza Hale) was also Native American(Creek). He served with the CSA in the 34th Alabama Inf, living until 1913. He fathered 4 daughters, one of which was my Great grandmother, Susan Virginia Harbuck Thompson.

Re: Augustus O HARBUCK b. 1832, GA>AL

Posted: 24 May 2010 11:12AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Harbuck
I don't think anyone has figured out and/or proven who the father of Augustus O HARBUCK was. However, since a McMATH was the backup for his inheritance, I wonder if his father was a McMATH.

Re: Augustus O HARBUCK b. 1832, GA>AL

Posted: 24 May 2010 7:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Highly plausible, since she could have been only 17-18 when he was born. One though that crosses my mind is that since he possessed strong Native American features, is whether or bot he was the product of a Creek abduction of Drucilla, but one would thnk that would have been big news back then.
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Re: Augustus O HARBUCK b. 1832, GA>AL

Posted: 25 May 2010 11:23AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Harbuck, Herbach
I think every line of HARBUCKs has the Indian myth. I know mine did--my grandmother looked like a little fat Indian squaw, so the myth here was that her mother (who was a HARBUCK), was Cherokee, or part Cherokee. But it is just not true. They all descend from one of 2 Herbach brothers who came as indentured servants to Savannah from Germany. Their dark coloring comes from there--there is a whole section of Germans who are dark colored. The name changed to HARBUCK early on, probably that being what people heard in the German pronunciation of Herbach.

Re: Augustus O HARBUCK b. 1832, GA>AL

Posted: 25 May 2010 5:03PM GMT
Classification: Query
I'm aware of the Harbuck ancestry and their German origins. The old man did carry a pistol while plowing (which my sister now owns)to protect himself from the Klan, despite the fact that he served the Confereacy. His wife Nancy is confirmed to be of Creek ancestry.

Re: Augustus O HARBUCK b. 1832, GA>AL

Posted: 5 Sep 2010 10:48PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Harbuck / McMath
I'm getting off the subject but do either of you know anything about the Hachaliah McMath who married the Harbuck women? I'm his relative and would love more information on the Harbuck side of the family. I have lots on the McMath's but not the Harbucks. If you could help me out with information or any pictures of either family I would greatly appreciate it so much.

You can either write me on here or at my email address:

cpres88951@yahoo.com

Hope to hear from you soon,
Carolyn
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