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46. Charles HARMON9,44 was born on 25 December 1844 in Boone County, Indiana.4,69 He served in the military in 1863–1865 at Company L, 3rd IN Cavalry; Company A, 8th IN Cavalry in Civil War. He died on 13 August 1915 at the age of 70 in Brownsburg, Hendricks County, Indiana.4

Named in will but not found in 1850 Census. There is a marriage for a Charles Harmon to Mary Sargent. 4 Jun 1848 in Boone Co, but it's not this Charles.

1860 Census. Charles, age 15, was living with his brother James and family doing Farm Labor.

Addison Utterback was the brother of Minerva who married Charles' brother, Francis Marion Harmon. Addison served with Marion in the same Civil War company. Marion died of typhoid and Addison wrote the following to Marion's youngest brother Charles:
Corinth Missippi
July the 20 A.D. 1862
Dear sir
I take my pen in hand to write you a few lines in order to answer a letter that I received from you yesterday. I am at the hospital at Corinth, Miss. my health is very poor I have not had good health sence I have bin here
Charles I can not give you any particulars of Marion's death for was sent back to the hospittle when he was a marching on to Corinth he was sent back one morning and we started on and I never got to see him anymore nor heard from him till he was dead
then we com on to Corinth and I never got to go back thare So I did not go whare he was buried at Nor wither his grave was marked or Not the Name of the hospittle was montana
do not know what woud be the best way to take him back it is very warm here at this time I will have to bring my letter to a close so no more at present be
Remain your affectionate Friend. Give my respect to all inquiring Friends.
Addison Utterback.

Charles enlisted in Company L of the 3rd Indiana Cavalry during the Civil War. When he enlisted he was not yet 16 and was living with Jay D. Harmon [his older brother] who got him released because of his age. As soon as he reached his 16th birthday, he again enlisted - shown as enlisting 9 Apr 1863, company A, 8th Cavalry. His brother Nelson was also in Company L, but later was transferred to Co A, the 8th Cavalry Regt. Charles may have a pension file which lists both these units. Charles was mustered out 20 Jul 1865 at Indianapolis.

Charles did indeed have a pension file #235.634 - 166 pages. His enlistment was 1 April 1863, Co L, 3rd Indiana Cavalry. Later transferred to Co A, 8th Cavalry. He first applied for his invalid pension in July of 1882 when he was age 37. He had contracted diarrhea with resulting hemorrhoids while in the line of duty. He became ill in the spring of 1864 near Knoxville and continued ill until the fall of 1864. He has never recovered. He was treated by camp doctors in the service. Since his discharge 20 Jul 1864, he has resided at Zionsville in Boone Co IN to 1868, then at Holt Co, MO until 1870, moved back to Zionsville until 1874, and has lived since at Brownsburg, Hendricks Co IN [where he lived the rest of life]. His occupation had been that of school teacher, a merchant for a short time, and a farmer. He was issued a pension of $4 as of June 1881. Over the next 30+ years he would repeatedly request for increases due to increasing disability and illness, requiring numerous testimonies from friends and neighbors, doctors, and pension board examinations. Sometimes he obtained the increase; sometimes it was refused. By 1912, he was declared totally disabled and was receiving $30 per month - at the last physical exam his weight was down to 111 lbs. - it had never been over 130 lbs and he was about 5' 9" tall. He was often described as being emaciated, having sallow complexion, being weak and stooped - he also had some heart problems and rheumatism. There doesn't seem to be any question he was a very ill man. Considering his physical condition, it seems more than a little miraculous he survived to be 70 years old. His family physician did at times state that the patient took very good care of himself, but was totally incapacitated for manual labor.

In 1870, Charles was also still living with brother James in Eagle Twp, Boone Co. Now age 25 - his occupation is listed as school teacher.

1880 Census. Lincoln, Hendricks Co IN, Hh 149
Charles Harmon, age 34, teacher & farmer, b. IN, parents b. KY
June V., wife, age 30, b. IN, parents b. KY
Allie V., age 6, daughter. Alcie S., age 5, daughter.

1900 Census. Lincoln, Hendricks Co IN, Hh 290
Chas Harmon, age 55, b. Dec 1844. Married 27 years.
Jane V., wife, age 51, b. Sep 1848. She has had 4 children.
Rossie J., son, age 13, b. Nov 1886, IN

Both Charles and Jane were still living in Lincoln in 1910. No children with them.

They are buried in Greenlawn Cemetery, Brownsburg, Hendricks Co IN.

Charles HARMON and Jane Victoria BROWN were married on 23 April 1873 in Hendricks County, Indiana.4,69 Jane Victoria BROWN was born in September 1848 in Indiana.69 She died on 21 May 1914 at the age of 65 in Brownsburg, Hendricks County, Indiana.9

Probably Jane's family:
1850 Census, Brown Twp, Hendricks Co, IN, Hh 1161
Volney J. Brown, 33, b. Kentucky
Susan, 34, b. Indiana as were all the children
William M., 8. Isaac H. 5. Hiram E. 4. Jane V. age 2

1860 Census. Brown Twp, Hendricks Co, IN, Hh 296
Volney J. Brown, 43. Susan, 44.
William H. 18. Isaac H. 16. Hiram E. 14. Jane V. 12. Lazina age 9.

Charles HARMON and Jane Victoria BROWN had the following children:



Allie V. HARMON9 was born on 29 May 1874 in Indiana.69 She died on 27 December 1963 at the age of 89 in Herndon, Fairfax County, Virginia.9

Allie married French Edward Trucksess. The had three children: Dwight, Frederick C. and Florence.

French was born 16 Jul 1871, Hendricks Co, IN, and died 1 Nov 1965, Herndon, Fairfax, VA. Allie and French are buried Greenlawn Cemetery, Brownsburg, Hendricks Co, IN



Alcie S. HARMON9 was born in 1875 in Indiana.69 She died on 17 January 1966 at the age of 91.9

Alcie married Claude Hollett. They are burined Greenlawn Cemetery, Brownsburg, IN. They ran a drug storn in Brownsburg; Claude was Auditor for Hendricks County.



Roy C. HARMON9 was born in 1882. He died on 23 August 1963 at the age of 81 in Brownsburg, Hendricks County, Indiana.

Roy never married. He didn't appear in the censuses with his family, but Jane had reported four children. Roy was an actuary for an insurance company and partner with his brother-in-law, Claude Hollett, in Harmon & Hollett Drug Store, Brownsburg.



Ross Jackson HARMON was born on 29 November 1886 in Indiana. He died in April 1960 at the age of 73 in Morton, Illinois.

Ross married Pharis Merle Ferree, 15 Aug 1914, Hendricks Co, IN. She was born 5 Dec 1891 in HendricksCo, the daughter of James Ferree and Della Jones. Ross's parents were given as Charles Harmon and Jennie Brown. Social Security claims states her death as 22 Oct 1995 - her parents were James W. Ferree and Della Jones. Her last residence was Brewster, Barnstable, MA but she was buried Brownsburg Cemetery, Hendricks, IN, with Ross.

World War I Draft Registration, 5 Jun 1917
Ross Jackson Harmon of Brownsburg, In was age 30, b. 29 Nov 1886 in Brownsburg. He was an Insurance Engineer for Indiana Inspection ___(unreadable), office in the Merchants Bank Bld, Indianapolis. He was married. He was 5'9", slender build. Blue eyes, brown hair. States that he has bad feet.

1920 Census. Indianapolis Ward 4, Marion, IN, Hh 575
4260 Sunset Ave.
Ross J. Harmon, 32, Adjuster, Inspecter - Insurance. Pharis, wife, 28.
Doris N., daughter age 2 years, 3 months.

1930 Census. Indianapolis, Marion, IN, Hh 10. Living at the same address as in 1920
Ross J. Harmon, age 43, married at age 28, Salesman, Insurance
Pharis M., wife, age 38, 23 when married
Doris N., dau, age 12

World War II Draft Registration. 27 Apr 1942
Ross Jackson Harmon was living at 920 South 6th St; Springfield, Sangamon, Illinois. He was now age 55. The person who would always know his addres was Pharis M. Harmon of the same address. His employer was Home Insurance Co. of New York. He was 5'9", 175 #'s. Blue eyes, gray hair.

1956 Springfield, IL City Directory
Harmon, Ross J. (Pharis M.) home: 920 S. 6th