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42. Nelson S. HARMON4,9,57 was born on 5 June 1833 in Boone County, Indiana.4,58 He served in the military in 1862 at Co. L, 3rd Cavalry IN in Civil War. He died on 19 September 1906 at the age of 73 in Boone County, Indiana. Nelson was buried in Salem Cemetery, Zionsville, Boone County, Indiana.59

In 1850, Nelson lived with John Miller and family. Dist 7 of Boone Co, p.166, Household 1478. He was working as a farm laborer. John Miller was a brother-in-law, brother of William Harmon's wife.

1860 Census. Pike Twp, Marion Co, IN, Hh 44
Nelson S. Harmon, 25, b. IN. Catharine, 25, b. Ohio
Charles M. 5, b. Iowa. James L. 4, b. Iowa. Nelson, age 1, b. IN
Wm J. Harmon, 13, b. IN
Eli Ann Coffin, 13, b. IN

Nelson served in the Civil War. Ancestry shows that he enlisted as a Private, 23 Oct 1861 in Co. L, 3rd Cavalry and was transferred to Company A, 8th Cavalry on 15 Dec 1865. Mustered out, 20 Jul 1865, at Indianapolis.

Nelson and family lived in Iowa and Hendricks Co, IN, returning to Boone County about 1871. Note: The censuses show the family in Marion Co IN in 1860, and in Boone in 1870.

1870 Census, Eagle Twp, Boone, IN, Hh 441
Nelson Harmon, 35. Catharina, 36, b. Ohio.
Charles 15, b. Iowa. Scott 12, b. Iowa. Nelson 11. Liza 8. Laura B. 6. Emily 3. Lurena, 8 months.

1880 Census. Eagle Twp, Boone, IN, Hh 326
Nelson S. Harmon, 46. Catherine, 47, wife
James S., 23, son, b. Iowa. Nelson, 21, son. Lizzie, 18, daughter. Laura B., 16, dau. Emily, 13, dau. Sherman, age 6, son.

1900 Census. Eagle Twp, Boone, IN, Hh 225
Sherman Harmon, b. Jan 1875, age 25, married 4 years, RR Section laborer
Nora, wife, b. Apr 1876, 24, 1 child
Clyde, son, b. May 1898, age 2
Nelson F., Father, b. July 1833, 66, widowed, Farm Labor

WPA Death Index. Died Age 73. Nelson S. Harmon.

Nelson has two markers in the Salem Cemetery, Zionsville. One of them apparently his military marker.

Nelson S. HARMON and Catherine WILSON were married on 19 June 1853 in Boone County, Indiana.4,58 Catherine WILSON9 was born on 20 July 1832 in Ohio.9,58 She died on 10 March 1892 at the age of 59 in Boone County, Indiana.

The Harmon manuscript states that Catherine was born in Pennsylvania, rather than Ohio as stated consistently in the census.

Nelson S. HARMON and Catherine WILSON had the following children:

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Charles M. HARMON was born on 10 August 1854 in Iowa. He died on 21 December 1918 at the age of 64 in Royalton, Boone County, Indiana. He was buried in Salem Cemetery, Zionsville, Boone County, Indiana.60

Charles married Estella Sheets, 26 Oct 1876, Boone Co, IN> she was born 1858, died 1922, the daughter of Jacob Sheets and Nancy Jane Smith. They share a grave marker.

WPA Index lists Charles M. Harmon, age 63, d. 21 Dec 1917 in Royalton.

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James Scott HARMON was born on 30 January 1857 in Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa.58 He died on 23 May 1927 at the age of 70 in Boone County, Indiana. He was buried in Salem Cemetery, Zionsville, Boone County, Indiana.61

James married Sarepta Rosetta Marsh (1861-1954), 1881.

Sarepta with her family in 1870; Perry Twp, Boone, IN
John Marsh, 40. Sarah 30.
Sarepta, 8. Jessie B. 5, Eliza 3. John D. age 1.
and in 1880: Eagle Twp, Boone, IN
Sarah E. Marsh, 38.
Sarepta, 19. Jessie 15. Elsie 13. John D. 11. Alonzo H., age 8.

1900 Census. Perry, Boone, IN, Hh 110
Scott Harmon, b. Jan 1857, age 43, married 18 years, b. Iowa, parents b. IN, farmer
Serepta, wife, b. May 1860, 40, 6 children - 5 are living
Arthur, son, b. Aug 1882, 17.
Carmia, dau, b. Nov 1884, 15
Annie, dau, b. Jul 1887, 12
Elza, son, b. Sep 1890, 9
Ethel, dau, b. Sep 1892, 7

1910 Census. Eagle Twp, Boone, IN
Scott Harmon, 52. Sarepta, 47
Anna 22, Elza, 20, Tina age 6

1920 Census. Eagle Twp, Boone, IN
Scott Harmon, 62. Sarepta, 57
Tina, age 16.

1930 Census. Eagle Twp, Boone, IN. Living on State Road 52
Serepta Harmon, 69, widow
William K. Moore, son-in-law, 27, m. at 21
Tina A., dau, 26, m. at 20
Berdrice Fryback, grandson, 15. Cathern J., granddau 7. Philis M., granddau, age 5

1940 Census. Eagle Twp, Boone, IN, Hh 107
Lived in the same house in 1935 Note after their names: Here ends the village of Roylaton
William K. Moore, 36. Tina S., wife, 34.
Sarepta Harmon, Mother-in-law. 78, widow


James and Serepta are buried Salem Cemetery, Zionsville, Boone Co, IN.
Children listed on Find A Grave Memorial# 33787261:
Arthur Harmon (1882 - 1968)
Carmie Harmon Fryback (1884 - 1959)
Anna Belle Harmon Wilson (1887 - 1969)
Elza Omer Harmon (1891 - 1945)
Ethel Harmon Stine (1893 - 1976)
Myra F. Harmon (1894 - 1898)
Tina S. Harmon Moore (1904 - 1995)

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Nelson HARMON was born in 1859 in Indiana.58

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Elizabeth Philadelphia HARMON was born in 1862 in Indiana.58 She died in 1932 at the age of 70. She was buried in Plainview Cemetery, Colfax, Clinton County, Indiana.

Elizabeth married Samuel O. Ayers (1861-1932).
Indiana marriage database does state that Samuel O. Ayres married Philadelphia Harmon, 12 Mar 1881 in Boone Co. Yet the census does show Lizzie with Samuel. Was she perhaps Elizabeth Philadelphia?

1900 Census. Perry, Clinton, IN, Hh 102
Samuel O. Ayers, b. Jul 1854, age 45, married 18 years, b. IN, parents b. Ohio, Farmer
Lizzie P., wife, b. Aug 1861, age 38, 3 children - 2 are living, b. IN, parents b. IN
Florence B.,dau, b. Nov 1884, age 15
Emma L., dau, b. Aug 1887, age 12
Morton Ayers, nephew, b. Oct 1894, age 4.

1920 Census. Center Twp, Marion IN, Hh 86
Samuel Ayers, 65
Elizabeth, wife, 56
Emma Young, dau, 30

1930 Census. Perry Twp, Clinton, IN, Hh 96
Samuel O Ayers, 75, married at age 28
Elizabeth, wife, 68, married at age 21

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[Infant] HARMON was born on 20 August 1863 in Boone County, Indiana. He/she died in Boone County, Indiana. He/she was buried in Salem Cemetery, Zionsville, Boone County, Indiana.62

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Laura Belle HARMON was born on 1 January 1865 in Indiana.58 She died in 1942 at the age of 77. She was buried in Salem Cemetery, Zionsville, Boone County, Indiana.63

Laura married Jesse Frank Lemon (1865-1927), 26 Jun 1884, Boone Co, IN.
Digital image of the marriage record is on FamilySearch.
Jesse F. Leman was age 27, parents were Em. W. Lemon and Mary Bender. It was his first marriage. He was a farmer and lived in Eagle Township. Laura B. Adamson was age 20, the daughter of Nelson Adamson and Catharine Wilson. They were married on June 26, 1884.


Probably Laura:

1910 Census. Bloomington Ward 1, McLean, IL, Hh 447
Emma Brown, 55, widow, b. IL, Own income
Laura Lemon, Boarder, 45, single, b. IN, Dressmaker, Store

1930 Census. Oakwood, Vermillion, IL, Hh 179
James M. VanAllen, 57, widow, b. IL, farmer
Acil G., dau, 17
Laura Lemon, Boarder, 65, widow, b. IN, parents b. KY, housekeeper

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Emily HARMON.

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Lurena/ Susa A. HARMON was born on 14 December 1869 in Boone County, Indiana. She died on 17 November 1875 at the age of 5 in Boone County, Indiana. She was buried in Salem Cemetery, Zionsville, Boone County, Indiana.64

The little girl Lurena in 1870, was 8 months old. There is a grave marker for Susa A. Harmon, dau of N. S. & C. Harmon, b. 14 Dec 1869, d. 17 Nov 1875. Apparently that is the same child.

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Mary A. HARMON was born on 15 December 1872 in Boone County, Indiana. She died on 16 August 1874 at the age of 1 in Boone County, Indiana. She was buried in Salem Cemetery, Zionsville, Boone County, Indiana.65

Mary and Susa share a grave marker and are next to "Infant" Harmon and two graves from their mother.

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Sherman HARMON was born on 27 January 1875 in Boone County, Indiana.58 He died on 25 May 1932 at the age of 57 in Hendricks County, Indiana. He was buried in Macedonia Bapt Church Cemetery, Brownsburg, Hendricks County, Indiana.66

Sherman married Nora M. Combs, 25 Feb 1896, Hendricks Co, IN

Nora in 1880:
Brown Twp, Hendrick, IN, Hh 124
E. B. Combs, 31, farmer, b. IN, father b. KY, mother b. Ohio
Hannah L., wife, 25, b. IN, parents b. KY
Emett H. 6. Nora M. 4. Mertie A. 2. Claudie A. age 2 months, son born in March.


1900 Census. Eagle Twp, Boone, IN, Hh 225
Sherman Harmon, b. Jan 1875, age 25, married 4 years, RR Section laborer
Nora, wife, b. Apr 1876, 24, 1 child
Clyde, son, b. May 1898, age 2
Nelson F., Father, b. July 1833, 66, widowed, Farm Labor

1910 Census. Eagle Twp, Boone, IN, Hh 216
Sherman Harmon, 35, married 14 years
Nora, wife, 34, 2 children
Clyde, son, 11. Isa, dau, age 8.

Word War I Draft Registration. 12 Sep 1918
Sherman Harmon of Zionsville, Boone Co, IN was born 27 Jan 1875 and was 23 years old. He was employed as a section foreman at T. H. I. & E. Traction Co in Zionsville. His wife, Nora M. Harmon was his nearest relative. Signed with his signature.
He was of medium height, medium build, blue eyes, dk brown hair.

1920 Census. Zionsville Town, Eagle Twp, Boone, IN, Hh 340
Sherman Harmon, age 44. Nora M., wife 43
Clyde, son, 21. Isa, dau, 18. Russell, son 5. Francis, son age 3 years, 6 months, Harold, son, age 1.

1930 Census. Zionsville Town, Eagle Twp, Boone, IN, Hh 3
Living on Hill Street
Sherman Harmon, age 55, was 21 when married. Foreman, Electirc Co
Nora M., 53, was 19 when married
Clyde, son, 31, Laborer. Isa, dau, 28, Stenograapher, Lawyer's office. Russell, son 15. Francis, son, 13. Harold, son, age 11.

There is a marker pictured on FindAGrave for Clyde Harmon 1898-1962. Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery, Brownsburg, Hendricks, Co IN.

Interesting - in 1930, son Clyde may have been counted twice - seems somewhat unlikely there would be two Clyde Harmons, b. the same year in Indiana. I think it is likely a different Clyde - there is a California death record for Clyde W. Harmon, b. 12 Oct 1898 - not in May as in the 1900 Census above. Clyde W. died 19 Jun 1971 in Los Angeles and was born in Indiana. However, a census search for 1900-1920 does not reveal two Clyde Harmons born this year in Indiana.
Enumerated 17 Apr 1930 in Los Angeles City, Los Angeles, CA, Hh 389
Harry J. Drake, 50, b. MS, House Painter. Lena, wife, 61, b. PA
Clyde W. Harmon, son-in-law, age 31, b. IN, chief dispatcher, rubber tire factory
Jaunita, dau, age 30, b. AR
Clyde W. Jr., grandson, age 4, b. CA
Gavitt Dickinson, brother-in-law, age 77, b. PA