Public domain publicity photo of Jean Harlow

Jean Harlow Genealogy

The Feb. 1990 issue of the Laurel Messenger newsletter indicates that the movie star "Jean Harlow" (1911-1937) was a descendant of the Beal and Korns families of Somerset County PA. Her great-grandfather was Jesse Beal Sr., son of John and Mary Magdalena (Korns) Beal; Mary Magdalena Korns was the third child of Michael Korns, Sr. and was born in 1785. Jean Harlow was born Harlean Carpenter on March 3, 1911 in Kansas City.

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