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hearnsberger ancestory

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john, are you refering to the hearnsberger's from arkansas


Pam (View posts)
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I believe the Hearnsberger family descends from the Harnsberger family of Virginia.

I would be most interested in hearing from anybody who is research this family surname.

Hans Herren Burger(John Harnsburger)

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Hi, I may have some information for you.
I have a copy of which i could make a copy
of and send to you..Just e-mail me and i will
be glad to mail it to you..My husband is
Dolvis F. Hearnsberger.Son of Dolvis Earl and
Ruthie Francis of Camden, Arkansas..Dad was
formerly from Fordyce,Ark.
There were 3 brothers,Herschell,Haskell,Dolvis
And 3 sisters..Geneva, Marie, GloryJean..From
This side..I do not know much, But Dolvis's
sister and i are still looking..But will be
glad to share what we have..

Hope to hear from you soon..

Mary J. Hearnsberger


Pam (View posts)
Posted: 958224156000
Can you email me at

I can't figure out how to retrieve your email address from the posting.



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Just e-mail direct at

Glad to hear from you,

Lt.Col. Stephen Z. Hearnsberger-CSA

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I am seeking contact with anyone descended from this man. He lived in Lincoln Co. GA in 1860, served as Lieut.Colonel with the 15th GA Infantry, was captured at Gettysburg. Supposedly moved to Arkansas (Calhoun County?)after the Civil War. I need a wartime
image/photo for my next book, "Georgia At Gettysburg".

Arkansas Hearnsbergers

Heidi Hearnsberger (View posts)
Posted: 960566309000
Hello, my name is Heidi Hearnsberger, and I am related to the Hearnsberger familes in Arkansas. My grandfather lives in Fordyce, and his name is Sam Hearnsberger. I do not believe that is birth name, however. My father was James Otis Hearnsberger. I'm interested to know where the people who left messages are from, and if you are any relation to my family.

Stephen Harnesberger/Hearnsberger

Pam (View posts)
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The Stephen Z Hearnsberger who served in the 15th GA Regiment did not go to Calhoun Arkansas after the war -- that Stephen is his uncle.

He and his wife are buried in Perdue Cemetery in Upson County Georgia.

His father was Adam Harnesberger and his mother was Henrietta Tatom. Two of his brothers also served in the 15th GA Regiment.

If you need more information -- just email me at

Here is a bio I have of him.This was in the Harnsberger Newsletters -- obviously an obit

Stephen Z Harnesberger ( son of Adam)

"As a young man Stephen Z. Harnesberger visited his half-sister, Euphemia
(Mrs. Edwin Dallas), his half brother George, who had married Lavinia
Dallas, and his sister Mary Rebecca, wife of Captain John Gibson, all of
whom were then living in Upson County, Georgia. There he met and wooed Mary
Ann Brooks, daughter of Simeon and Louisa Clemen (Butts) Brooks. They
became engaged before the War between the States and all her life she
treasured his letters written to her during the war.

Stephen Zellers Harnesberger enlisted in the Confederate Army in May 1861 at
Lincolnton, Lincoln Co, Georgia. He was made First Lieutenant of Company
'G', 15th Georgia Regiment. Upon the death of Captain Lafayette Lamar he
was promoted to Captain of the same company, and a short while after he was
promoted ot Lt. Colonel. He served in all the battles in the war in which
General Longstreet's corps was engaged. Captured at the battle of
Gettysburg on the evening of the third of July 1863 he was take to that
bleak prison for officers on Johnson Island in Lake Erie ( near Sandusky,
Ohio), where he was held prisoner until just before General Lee's surrender.
It was in prison that he contacted tuberculosis, which eventually caused his

He returned to Georgia after the war and was married to his sweetheart, Mary
Ann Brooks, in Upson County on March 1, 1866. Of this happy union two
children were born: Mary Lou Harnesberger on June 22, 1868 at Thomaston,
Upson County ; and Harvey Flew Harnesberger on October 27, 1869.

Stephen Zellers Harnesberger was over six feet tall, and of commanding
appearance. He was a Baptist and a Mason. His friends spoke of him as a
splendid example of a upright, God-fearing Christian gentleman. He died
February 21, 1871, at his home in Upson County, surrounded by loved ones and
friends. A deeply religious man, he was conscious till his last breath, and
said to those around him: "Stand back! The King of Glory has come!"



Pam (View posts)
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Hi Heidi,

Sam Hearnsberger's birth name was Byron Gray Hearnsberger. He was the son of John Emmett Hearnsberger and Amy Henry Gray.

If you would like more information you can contact me at


Mary Lou and Harvey Flew

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Pam, they were my 2nd cousins(twice removed). I know she married L H. Brooks...but that is all I know..Do you have a place on the internet for listing Harvey's spouse or any of their children or grandchildren? Thanks..Charles Owen Butts, Jr. (note 3 L's in that name MILLLBERRY)
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