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39. James Dickerson "Jay" HARMON9,44,53 was born on 8 January 1828 in Marion County, Indiana.4,50 He died on 29 June 1897 at the age of 69 in Boone County, Indiana.4 He was buried in Salem Cemetery, Zionsville, Boone County, Indiana.54

1850 Census. James was living with his brother William & family.

1860 Census. James D. and Martha were in Eagle Township, Boone Co IN. His brother Charles, age 15, was also living with the family.

1880 Census. James D. Harmon, age 52, born IN; his father and mother born in KY? There were older children.
Eagle Twp, Boone Co IN, Hh 298
James D. Harmon. age 52, Widowed, b. IN, parents b. KY
James M., 21, son. Philadelphia, dau, 17. William M., 15, Son.

Posted By: Adrienne Adams
Subject: Re: James M. Harmon b. 1851 m. Zerelda Clements Indiana
Post Date: August 23, 2003 at 20:21:55
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Hi, Your James Marion Harmon's parents are James Dickerson Harmon, b.1828, and Martha Ann Cooper, b.1832. James Dickerson Harmon's parents are James Harmon, b.1797, and Philadelphia Dickerson, b.1797. James's parents are John L. Harmon, b.1767, and Elizabeth Byrd. I hope that helps.

James is buried Salem Cemetery, Eagle Twp, Boone, Co.

According to the manuscript in the surname file of the Lebanon Library, James drove a stage between Thorntown and Lafayette as a young man. Also mentions that they lived in Iowa for a short time.

James Dickerson "Jay" HARMON and Martha Ann COOPER were married on 20 February 1851 in Marion County, Indiana.4 Martha Ann COOPER was born on 15 October 1832.4 She died on 30 December 1865 at the age of 33.4

James Dickerson "Jay" HARMON and Martha Ann COOPER had the following children:



Elizabeth Eunice HARMON9 was born on 11 November 1852 in Boone County, Indiana.9,44 She died on 27 March 1873 at the age of 20.9

Elizabeth married John G. Cross, 28 Jul 1870.



Lavina Ann HARMON9 was born on 13 December 1853 in Boone County, Indiana.44 She died on 24 April 1861 at the age of 7.

The child was 7 years, 4 months, 11 days, at her death.



Mary Elizabeth HARMON was born on 17 November 1854 in Boone County, Indiana.44 She died in 1914 at the age of 60 in Boone County, Indiana.9

Mary married John Griffith Cross, 28 Jun 1874.



James Marion HARMON9 was born on 21 April 1859 in Boone County, Indiana.53 He died on 11 April 1915 at the age of 55 in Boone County, Indiana.9 He was buried in Salem Cemetery, Zionsville, Boone County, Indiana.55

James married Zerelda Clements, 8 Jun 1881, Boone Co IN. she was born 27 May 1862, died 3 Mar 1918.

In the Harmon surname file at the Lebanon Library is what appears to be a clipping from a newspaper. There is no date. From the article it is evident that James M. Harmon of Eagle township, is running for the office of county treasurer on the Republican ticket. He was at that time, 47 years of age, dating the article as 1906. He was the father of eight sons, all living, from age 1 to 18 years. Mr. Harmon lived 4 and 1/2 miles southwest of Zionsville on his farm of 179 acres. He was the son of the late James D. Harmon, commonly known as Jay Harmon. Mr. Harmon has never before held office. He was the nominee of the Republican party for county auditor eight years earlier was was defeated by David H. Shockley. "If he shall be elected, and all evidence points in that direction, he will make a worthy and efficient official."

1900 Census. Eagle Twp, Boone, IN, Hh 95
James M. Harmon, b. Apr 1859, age 41, married 19 years, farmer
Zireldia, wife, b. May 1862, age 38, 10 children - 5 are living
Ernest A., son, b. Apr 1889, age 11.
Francis M., son, b. May 1892, 8.
Ivan, son, b. Mar 1894, age 6
Guy, son, b. Feb 1896, age 4
Myron, son, b. Aug 1899, age 10 months
Murtle Lamer, servant, b. Jan 1882, age 19
Frank Haustaun, Boarder, b. Sep 1877, age 22, b. IN, parents b. Germany, farm labor

1910 Census. Eagle Twp, Boone, IN, Hh 145
James M. Harmon, age 51, married 28 years
Zerelda, wife, 46, 8 children - all living [there were others - at least 13 - I have identified 12 children, but she said in 1900 that 5 had died and I only found 4 that had died before 1900.]
Marion, son 18. Ivan, son, 16. Guy, son 14. Theodore, son 10. Walter, son 8. Rush, son 6. Dare, son, age 4.
There is a photo on an Ancestry family tree, said taken 1910, that does indeed show the eight children Son Dare at about age four is still in a dress as was the custom.

Salem Cemetery, Zionsville, Boone Co IN:
James M. Harmon 1859-1915
Zerelda, His wife 1862-1918
Walter H. Harmon, b. 1 Oct 1881, d. 11 Oct 1881
Charley Harmon
Son of J. M. & L. Z. Harmon, age 6y 3m 25d
Died 23 Jun 1893 [so born 28 Feb 1887)
Lizzie Harmon - shares stone with Willie "Children of J. M. & Z. Harmon"
Aged 10y, 3m 5d
Born 28 Mar 1883, d. 3 Jul 1893
Ivan Clements Harmon, b. 1894, d. 1992 - shares stone with wife Jessie M. 1899-1987 - SSDI gives his date of birth as 25 Mar 1894; died 24 Aug 1992
Rush John Harmon, b. 30 Dec 1902, d. 11 May 1989 - share stone with wife Josephine E., 1902-1958.

Children - from the above census and cemetery records:
Walter H. Harmon, b. 1 Oct 1811 – d. 11 Oct 1881
Lizzie, b. 28 Mar 1883 – d. 3 Jul 1893
Willie, buried with Lizzie, no dates
Charley, b. 28 Feb 1887 – d. 23 Jun 1893
Ernest Alvin, b. 13 Apr 1889
Francis Marion, b. 27 May 1892
Ivan Clements, b. Mar 1894 – d. 1992
Guy D., b. 22 Feb 1896
Theodore Myron, b. Aug 1899
Walter, b. 1902
Rush John, b.30 Dec 1902 (or 1904), d. 11 May 1989
Dare Howard, b. 10 Jun 1905, d. 1 Mar 1990, Sharpes, Brevard, FL

Ernest Alvin Harmon had both World War I & II Draft Registration.
World War I, 5 Jun 1917. Living in Zionsville, born in Boone County, 13 Apr 1889, age 28. Had wife and two children. Tall, medium build, blue eyes, brown hair.
World War II, 27 Apr 1942. Now age 53. Hazel Harmon of Zionsville would always know his address - Rt. 2, Zionsville. 5'9", 135 lbs, blue eyes, gray hair

Francis Marion Harmon
World War I Draft Registration. 5 Jun 1917. Age 25, born 27 May 1892, Boone Co, IN; Farmer. Has wife and child. Signed as F. Marion Harmon. Medium height, stout build, blue eyes, light hair.

Ivan Clements Harmon
World War I Draft Registration. 5 Jun 1917. Age 23, living in Zionsville. Born 25 Mar 1894, Boone Co. Farmer. His mother is dependant on him. Medium height & built, gray eyes, light brown hair.
World War II Draft Registration. Ivan C. Harmon, living Rt 1, New Augusta, Hendricks Co, IN. Age 48. Mrs. Jessie Merle Harmon will always know his address. Employer is W. H. Block Co, Indianpolis. 27 Apr 1942. 5'8", 180 lbs, grey eyes, brown hair.

Guy D. Harmon.
World War I Draft Registration. 5 Jun 1917. Guy D. Harmon. Living in Whitestown, IN, age 21, farmer. Born Boone Co, 22 Feb 1896. Has wife and child. Medium height, slender build, blue eyes, light brown hair.
World War II Draft Registration. 27 Apr 1942. Lists his name as Guy (none for middle initial) Harmon. Rt. 1, Zionsville. Now age 46. Mattie Harmon of same address will always know his address. 5'9", 140 lbs, blue eyes, brown hair.

There is a World War I Draft Registration for Theodore Myron Harmon, dated 12 Sep 1918. He living outside Zionsville, age 19, born 6 Aug 1899. He was farming and listed Ernest Harmon as his nearest relative. Medium height, slender build, blue eyes, dark hair.



Philadelphia J. HARMON9 was born on 19 May 1861 in Boone County, Indiana.53 She died in January 1937 at the age of 75 in Boone County, Indiana.9 She was buried in Salem Cemetery, Zionsville, Boone County, Indiana.

Philadelphia married John B. Lemon, 27 Dec 1883. Her name recorded as Delphia J. Harmon. She is buried Salem Cemetery, Zionsville, Boone Co as Philadephia J. Lemon.
John B. Lemon was the son of William & Nell Lemon, b. 1861, d. 1936.

There is an earlier marriage: Philadelphia Harmon to Samuel D. Ayers, 12 Mar 1881. Was this an earlier marriage? Why did she marry again as Harmon, if so? A FindAGrave Memorial# 86280175 for Elizabeth Harmon, daughter of Nelson S. Harmon, shows she married a Samuel Ayers - they are buried Clinton Co, IN - Elizabeth born 1861, Samuel, born 1854. Is there an error in the marriage transcript - or was her name Elizabeth Philadelphia - one census record does have her as Eliza. P. - Yes, there were two cousins, both Philadelphia - this one married John B. Lemon - the other married Samuel O. Ayers. Two different ladies.

1910 Census. Eagle Twp, Boone, IN, Hh 126
John B. Lemon, 48
Philadelphia J., wife, 48 - her brother William M. Harmon was next door.

1920 Census. Eagle Twp, Boone, IN, Hh 83
John B. Lemon, 58
Philadelphia, wife, 58 - her brother William still next door

1930 Census. Eagle Twp, Boone, IN, Hh 178
John Lemon, 68
Philadelphia J., wife, 68 - William M. Harmon next door (never married)



William Morton HARMON9 was born on 24 November 1865 in Boone County, Indiana.53 He died in 1934 at the age of 69 in Marion County, Indiana.9

William was a bachelor. He graduated from Valparaiso University and taught school for several years. He served in the Spanish American War, Tampa Bay, Florida, serving in Co. A, 157 Indiana Infantry. He mined for gold in Alaska. He farmed many years in Eagle Township, Boone Co. He was aged 75 years, 8 months, and 14 days when he died and is buried Salem Cemetery, Eagle Township, Boone Co IN.

1910 Census. Eagle Twp, Boone Co, Hh 127
William M. Harmon, age 46, Single, b. In, parents b. IN, farmer

1920 Census. Eagle Twp, Boone, Co. Hh 83
William M. Harmon, age 56, single, b. IN, parents b. IN, farmer
[several other Harmons on the same page]

1930 Census. Eagle Twp, Boone, IN, Hh 179
William M. Harmon, 66, b. IN, parents b. IN, divorced, farmer