11-05-2009, 02:53 AM
RE: Rico Cortes
Quote:It seems to me the Hargis' claimed their grandmother was a Sephardic Jew from Spain....it would appear that not only are they Jewish but have longevity well beyond other mere humans.Oh my, more lying Messianics trying to pass themselves off as Jews. Have they no shame?
Here is a letter written by his cousin giving the family history:
Hello, my name is Charles Edwin Hargis II.
I ran across this page, http://www.geocities.com/realjewsforjesus/Mishkan.html, in a Google search. I am a cousin of David Mel Hargis many times removed. He does fall into the category of family as far as genealogy goes. This is why his name appears on my father’s website, http://www.hargis.us/genealogy/web/hargi....htm#2095. He is from the branch of Hargis that moved to Missouri from Tennessee when my branch moved to Texas. Prior to TN, the family was in South Carolina and before that in Maryland as brothers who were owners of land named Hargiss Hope. Their father George was born in England in 1617. His father was, also George, was born in England in 1591.
If the name came from the Ukraine as recently as David Mel Hargis says, then their should be families still living in that area with the same or similar spelling of Hargis. So I looked in the phone book. I find no evidence of that name ever existing in that region.
The main point is that the name Hargis is European, possibly of Clan Hargis (Ferguson) in Scotland. The spelling gone through changes, as names did, backwards from Hargis to Hargiss to… The current spelling translated into Soundex code is H622.
Here is Hargis' real geneology:
Fortunately, his family has their genealogy on-line. His grandfather is Milford Elias II Hargis, born in 1879 to Milford Elias Hargis, a native Tennessean and Mahala Bradfor Hargis, a native Arkansan. The two married in Missouri, where it is likely that Reverend Hargis' grandfather was born. The genealogy is traced back to Reverend Hargis' Great-great grandfather, Milford Paris Hargis, born in 1820 in Tennessee. Not exactly the Ukraine, is it? In fact, I can find no indication of anyone being from the Ukraine in their genealogy. As for his grandmother Isabelle, she is either from Spain or Florida, according to the site. No mention is made of her religion, or of Reverend Hargis' grandfather's religion. However, it is a safe bet that there were no Jews living in rural Tennessee, where the family is from. Further, Reverend Hargis' Great grand-uncle Zachariah, the son of Milford Paris Hargis, was a Baptist preacher, so it is pretty safe to guess that the rest of the family where Christians. Here is the link to their genealogy-the link will bring you to the page where Reverend Hargis is listed by his full name, David Mel Hargis. Click on "parents" to travel back through generations-you have to scroll a bit to find each person: Click Here
So much for the religious background!
it is stated that Hargis is Yiddish taken from the Hebrew har-gil meaning "mountain of rejoicing". Though "har" means mountain in Hebrew, its Yiddish equivalent is "barg". Further, "to rejoice" in Yiddish is "Freyn Zikh".
I've never ever met a Jew named "Hargis".
A quick google check on the origin of "Hargis" brings up:
argis Name Meaning and History
1. Possibly a Huguenot name, a variant of Gargis, which is an altered form of Garrigus, an Anglicized form of French Garrigues.
2. Alternatively, it may be a variant of Scottish Harcus.
# 1. Possibly a Huguenot name, a variant of Gargis, which is an altered form of Garrigus, an Anglicized form of French Garrigues.
# 2. Alternatively, it may be a variant of Scottish Harcus.
Hmm...no Yiddish. What a surprise!
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