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39. James Dickerson "Jay" HARMON9,43,51 was born on 8 January 1828 in Marion County, Indiana.4,48 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.52


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 probably older children.

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:

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i.

Elizabeth Eunice HARMON9 was born on 11 November 1852 in Boone County, Indiana.9,43 She died on 27 March 1873 at the age of 20.9

Elizabeth married John G. Cross, 28 Jul 1870.

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ii.

Lavina Ann HARMON9 was born on 13 December 1853 in Boone County, Indiana.43 She died on 24 April 1861 at the age of 7.

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

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iii.

Mary Elizabeth HARMON was born on 17 November 1854 in Boone County, Indiana.43 She died in 1914 at the age of 60 in Boone County, Indiana.9

Mary married John Griffith Cross, 28 Jun 1874.

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iv.

James Marion HARMON9 was born on 21 April 1859 in Boone County, Indiana.51 He died on 11 April 1915 at the age of 55 in Boone County, Indiana.9

James married Zerelda Clements, 8 Jun 1881, Boone Co IN.

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."

Salem Cemetery, Zionsville, Boone Co IN:
Charley Harmon
Son of J. M. & L. Z. Harmon, age 6y 3m 25d
Died 23 Jun 1893 [so born 28 Feb 1887)
Lizzie Harmon

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Philadelphia J. HARMON9 was born on 19 May 1861 in Boone County, Indiana.51 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?

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vi.

William Morton HARMON9 was born on 24 November 1865 in Boone County, Indiana.51 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.