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42. Nelson S. HARMON4,9,54 was born on 5 June 1833 in Boone County, Indiana.4,55 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.56

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.

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.4,55 Catherine WILSON9 was born on 20 July 1832 in Pennsylvania.9,55 She died on 10 March 1892 at the age of 59.

The Harmon manuscript states that Catherine was born in Pennsylvania, rather than Ohio as stated 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.57

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.55 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.58

James married Sarepta Rosetta Marsh (1861-1954)

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Nelson HARMON was born in 1859 in Indiana.55

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Elizabeth HARMON was born in 1862 in Indiana.55 She died in 1932 at the age of 70. She was buried in Plainview Cemetery, Colfax, Clinton County, Indiana.

Elizabeth married Samuel Ayers (1861-1932) Has this marriage also been applied to Philadelphia Harmon, daughter of Jay Harmon?

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v.

[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.59

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Laura Belle HARMON was born on 1 January 1865 in Indiana.55 She died in 1942 at the age of 77. She was buried in Salem Cemetery, Zionsville, Boone County, Indiana.60

Laura married Jesse Frank Lemon (1865-1927), 26 Jun 1884, Boone Co, IN.

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Emily HARMON was born in 1867 in Indiana.55

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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.61

The little girl Lurna in 1860, 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.62

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 in 1874 in Indiana.55