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192. James N. HARMON50,65,66,67 was born on 10 July 1848 in Boone County, Indiana.48 He died on 11 March 1933 at the age of 84 in Boone County, Indiana.50 He was buried in Salem Cemetery, Zionsville, Boone County, Indiana.68

Although James is seen most often as an adult as James N., in the 1860 & 1870 census, he seems to have been listed with his family as Taylor Harmon. Some have listed them as two different people but they don't ever appear in the same census together.

1880 Census in Zionsville. James N. Harman, Carpenter, age 32. Wife Martha, daughter Nellie age 4, and son Pharos age 3.

14 Sep 1892. James N. Harmon along with Martin V. Rains, appeared before Cyrus N. Beamer, a local notary public in Zionsville, to give testimony on behalf of his uncle John Miller who was trying to obtain a pension on the Civil War service of son Isaiah H. Miller who had died, unmarried, during his serve. James stated he had known both father and son a long time - knew the wife and mother had died in Jun of 1887. He explained that John Miller had a small property worth at the most not over $300, a few household goods, and an old horse and buggy worth perhaps $50. He knew that Isaiah H. Miller was never married and left no minor children.

On 19 Feb 1910, Mary Adamson applied for her benefits as widow of Enoch R. Adamson. She was living in Rogers, AR at that time. She states that Enoch was commissioned at Indianapolis, IN on 12 Feb 1863. She was married as Mary Harmon at Oregon, Missouri on 18 Oct 1868 by J. L. Hatfield, VDM. She had not been previously married, nor had he. He died 7 Jan 1910 at McAlester, OK. (He appears to have been buried in the Rogers cemetery in a plot shared with his deceased daughter Blanche.)
James N. Harmon, age 61, a resident of Zionsville, Boone Co, IN and postmaster of said town, stated that he was the brother of Mary E. Adamson and he was present when she married Enoch R. Adamson some time in the summer of 1868.
Solomon Foster of Benton Co AR, testified for "Mollie" Adamson. He gave his age as 69 and stated he had known Mary since she was 16 years old, before she was married. They both lived in Oregon, Holt Co, MO and she lived there when she married Enoch. He came to Benton Co in 1892 and the Adamsons were living there then.

1900 Census. Boone Co IN, Eagle Twp & Zionsville Town, p.104; Dwelling 261. James N. Harmon b. Jul 1848, age 51, married 26 years. Born IN; Town postmaster. Wife: Martha E. b. Sep 1840, age 59, 1 child, born IN. Nellie, daughter, b. Sep 1875, age 24. William W/M Miller, father-in-law, age 89, widowed, born Jan 1811 in Tennessee. Listed in the Boone Co Death Index: William W. Miller, age 90, died 6 Sep 1901 in Zionsville.

1910 Census, Zionsville, Eagle Twp, Boone Co IN, Sheet 6A, Household 109
James N. Harmon, age 61. Married once for 35 years. Postmaster
Martha, age 63. Lists one child born, one living.

1920 Census. Zionsville, Eagle Twp, Boone Co IN, p.116
James N. Harmon lived alone, age 71.

1930 Census. Zionsville, Eagle Twp, Boone Co IN, Sheet 7A, p.105, Household 130
James N. Harmon, Head, 81, widowed, age 25 when married, b. IN as were his parents.
Minnie B. Thayer, sister, age 63, Widowed, age 30 when married, b. MO.

James and Martha are buried Salem Cemetery, Boone Co IN.

Found in the card file at the library in Zionsville, IN
Harmon, J. N. [Taylor]
Born Jul 10, 1848 in a log cabin on the Starkey farm near Zionsville, the son of William E. and Elizabeth Harmon. His early life was spent there. Later, the family moved to Missouri where Mr. Harmon attained his majority.
Returning to Zionsville, he became a carpenter and contractor, which business he followed for many years.
Married July 6, 1875 to Martha Ellen Miller. Mrs. Harmon died in 1914. Two children were born to this union, a son and a daughter. The son passed away in his 6th year.
He leaves one daughter, Mrs. Oliver Curtis Martin of New York. One sister, Mrs. Minnie Thayer, who made her home with him, and one brother, William of Los Angeles.
Member of the Christian Church, Mason and K. of P. lodge.
Served two years as township trustee, two terms as member of the town board for 13 years, was postmaster here and a director of Zionsville Bldg & Loan.
Z. T. (Zionsville Times?) 16 Mar 1933

James N. HARMON and Martha Ellen MILLER were married on 6 July 1875. Martha Ellen MILLER, daughter of William W. MILLER and Margaret MCCLELLAND, was born in 1840 in Indiana. She was born in September 1840 in Indiana.65 She died in 1914 at the age of 74.50

James N. HARMON and Martha Ellen MILLER had the following children:

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Eleanor "Nellie" HARMON was born in September 1875 in Indiana.65

According to her father's obituary, Nellie married Oliver Curtis Martin. They were living in New York in March of 1933. George Findley suggests three children - Harmon, Payne, and Keith. He stated Nellie and Curtis Martin were married 25 Nov 1896, but Nellie was counted in the 1900 census at home with her parents as Nellie Harmon - the 1910 census states they had been married nine years - so this date is wrong.

1910 Census. Perth Amboy Ward 1, Middlesex Co, NJ, Hh 9
Oliver C. Martin, age 36, married 1 time for 9 years, b. Ireland as were his parents, Came in 1895 and has been naturalized. He works as an Assayer at the smelting mill.
Elinor, wife, 33, has had 3 children, b. IN as were her parents
Curtis H., age 8, b. Colorado
Kenneth P., age 6, b. Colorado
George K., son, 3 months old, b. New Jersey
Katherine Wiltzing, servant, age 22, b. Austria - Bohemia, came in 1900.

1920 Census. Queens Assembly Dist 5, Queens, New York, Hh 94, 8424 116th St.
Oliver C. Martin, 46, b. Indiana, Manager, Copper Refinery
Elinor H., wife, 43, b. IN
Harmon C., son, 17, b. Colorado
Payne K., son, 16, b. Colorado
G. Keith, son, 9, b. New Jersey
Adina Bullen, maid, Balck, age 36, Alien, came from Barbados in 1912
Frederick Jaeger, Roomer, 41, came from Courland Rus [German speaking] in 1892; naturalized in 1899. Chemist-Metallurgist Copper

1930 Census. Elizabeth, Union Co, New Jersey, Hh 175 - the two older brothers were living together.
Harmon Martin, 28, b. CO, parents b. IN, Personal Asst, Bank
Payne, brother, 26, b. CO, parents b. IN, Production Engineer, Electric ???

At Harvard University, Cambridge, Middlesex Co, MA:
George K. Martin, age 20, Student, b. New Jersey, parents b. IN

I didn't find Eleanor and Oliver C. in 1930.

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Pharos HARMON was born in 1877 in Boone County, Indiana.65 He died in 1883 at the age of 6.