Look what came in the mail recently.….
James is in the DAR database under the spelling Harwood. As with many names during the 1700’s and 1800’s, names were often spelled (?misspelled) a variety of ways. Harwood is the predominant spelling in the Revolutionary War pension records, yet Harward is the predominant spelling in other traditional genealogy records – censuses, tax lists, deeds, etc.
(When all else fails, spell phonetically.)