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14. William HARMON4,17 was born on 7 April 1814 in Marion County, Indiana.4 He died on 27 July 1883 at the age of 69 in La Porte City, Blackhawk County, Iowa.4

William m. (1) Hannah Townshend on 14 Apr 1833 in Boone Co IN. (2) Mrs. Elizabeth Rice 6 Jul 1865, Black Hawk Co Iowa. The family was in Carroll Co IL in 1850; then moved to Black Hawk Co Iowa before the birth of Albert circa 1858.

The marriage record to Hannah, on FamilySearch, states that license was issued to William Harman and Hannah Townshend, both of Boone Co on 13 Apr 1833. They were married on the 14th by George Dodson, Minister of the Gospel.

1850 Census. Carroll, IL. Hh 7
Wm N Harmon, age 39. Hannah J. 33. both born in IN
Children born in Indiana: Mary J. 14. Jas. 13. Wm. 12. Nancy A. age 9
Born in Illinois: Richard E., 7.
Born in Iowa: Martha A., 5.
Born in Illinois: Chas. A., 3. Milton, 2. and David M. age 2 months.

1860 Census. Black Hawk, Iowa, Hh 24
Wm Harmon, age 47. Hannah, age 45. Both born in Indiana
Wm, 21. Nancy, 18. Born Indiana
Children born in Illinois: Richard 16, Martha 14, Charles H. 12, Hiram, 10. David, 8. George 7. Sarah 6. Hannah 5.
Albert, age 2, born in Iowa.

1870 Census. Black Hawk, Iowa. Hh 107
Wm, age 57. Elizth. age 40
George 17. Albert 12.
Jackson Rice, 15. Anna Rice 13. Nancy Rice age 11.

1880 Census. LaPorte, Black Hawk, Iowa: William, age 66, b. Ohio. Wife Elizabeth, 55 b. OH; Children: Horace Rice age 21, Ann age 20, Mary age 19.

William and Hannah are buried Sawyer Cemetery, La Porte City, Black Hawk, Iowa. She died 22 Apr 1865.
Their daughter Nancy, b. 7 Jul 1842, d. 14 Apr 1886, married Henry Stephens and they are also buried here.
There are number of other graves that may be children of William and Hannah.


William HARMON and Hannah TOWNSHEND were married on 14 April 1833 in Boone County, Indiana. Hannah TOWNSHEND was born on 10 November 1816 in Indiana. She died on 22 April 1865 at the age of 48 in Black Hawk County, Iowa.

William HARMON and Hannah TOWNSHEND had the following children:

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Mary Jane HARMON was born in March 1836 in Indiana. She died in 1912 at the age of 76.

Married John Alexander Lowery, 15 Dec 1854, Washington Co, IN.

1870 Census. Howard Twp, Washington, IN, Hh 183
John A. Lowry, 34, Retailing Dry Goods, b. IN
Mary J. 35
James F. 14. William H. 12. Henry T. 6. Hiram P. age 1

1880 Census. Howard Twp, Washington, IN, Hh 147
John A. Lowery, 44
Mary J., 45, wife
Henry T., 17, son
Wm H., 22, son
Hiram P., 11, son
Hh 148
James F. Lowery, 24
Mary E., 22, wife
Clara E., 3, dau
Etha D., 4 months, dau

1900 Census. Oakland City, Columbia Twp, Gibson Co, IN, Hh
John A. Laury, b. Jun 1836, 64, married 44 years, Butcher
Mary J., wife, b. Mar 1835, 65, 5 children - 4 are living
Cary A., dau, b. Dec 1881, 18.

1910 Census. Center Twp, Gibson Co, IN, Hh 36
Walter F. Downey, 38, married 4 years, b. IN, proprietor, restaurant
Carrie, wife, 29, 2 children
Raymond, son, 3. Everett L., son, 2
Mary J. Lowry, mother-in-law, 77, widow, had 5 children - 4 are living

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James C. HARMON was born in 1837 in Indiana.

1880 Census. Spring Creek, Black Hawk, IA, Hh 44
James Harmon, 42, Farmer
Martha, 32, wife
Richard, 17, son. Dora, 12, Daughter. Lillie, 9, daughter. Carlotta, 6, dau. Dee, 3, son. Angus, 8 months, born October, son.

Iowa Marriages; FamilySearch.org
Jos. R. McConn, age 22, to Lillian Harmon, age 21, 1 Oct 1890, Washta, Cherokee Co, Iowa. His parents Joseph McConn and Mary Lane; her parents, James Harmon & Martha Miller
Angus O. Harmon, age 22, to Pearl Mitchell, age 24, 19 Jul 1901, Black Hawk, IA. His parents, James Harmon & Martha Milner. Pearl's father, David Mitchell
Angus O. Harmon, age 24, to Florence Igou, age 22, 16 Jun 1903, La Porte, Black Hawk, Iowa. His parents: James C. Harmon, Martha Miller. Her parents: Francis Marion Igou, Anna J. Jane Evans.

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William Nelson HARMON was born on 5 June 1839 in Indiana. He died on 28 April 1908 at the age of 68 in Canton, Lincoln County, South Dakota.

Married Clarissa Emily Howery 17 Jan 1860, Black Hawk, Iowa.

1880 Census. Spring Creek, Black Hawk, IA, Hh 45 (next to brother James)
William Harmon, 41
Emily, 37, wife
Calvin, 14, son
Elisha A., 4, son
Geneva, 1, dau

1900 Census. Canton, Lincoln, South Dakota, Hh 179
William Harmon, b. Jun 1839, 60, married 40 years, Carpenter
Clarissa E., wife, 11 children - 4 are living
Leona M., dau, b. Mar 1886, 14, b. SD

Waterloo Semi Weekly Courier, Waterloo, Black Hawk Co., IA - Friday, May 1, 1908
H.M. Harmon has received the news of the death of his brother, William Harmon, at Canton, S.D. Death occurred on April 28. It must have been sudden and unexpected. The relatives here had not been informed that Mr. Harmon was ill.
Deceased was the oldest brother of H. M. Harmon. He was a pioneer settler of Spring Creek township and enlisted from that township at the opening of the Civil War in Co. D, Thirty-first Iowa volunteers, the same company in which Henry Stephens enlisted. He served about four years. About ten years ago he moved to South Dakota.
Mr. Harmon is survived by a wife, two sons and two daughters, one of the latter being Mrs. Monroe Ashley of LaPorte City. There also survive a sister living in South Dakota, a brother, David Harmon, living in Kansas, and a brother, George W. also living in South Dakota, besides the brother here.

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iv.

Nancy Ann HARMON.

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v.

Richard E. HARMON was born in 1844 in Illinois. He died in 1863 at the age of 19 in Vicksburg, Warren County, Mississippi.

Said to have died in the Civil War.

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vi.

Martha Adeline HARMON.

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vii.

Charles H. HARMON was born in 1846 in Illinois.

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Hiram Milton HARMON was born in 1848 in Illinois.

Married Rebecca A. Baker, 1 Apr 1874, Buchanan, Iowa. He was 26; she was 19.

1900 Census. Big Creek Twp, La Porte City, Black Hawk, Iowa, Hh 427
Milton Harmon, b. Apr 1848, 52, married 25 years, Farmer
Rebecca, wife, b. Aug 1854, 45, 7 children - 6 are living
Ida, dau, b. Nov 1880, 19, School Teacher
Maud, dau, b. May 1884, 16
Grace, dau, b. Mar 1888, 12
Guy, son, b. Mar 1888, 12
Harrison, son, b. Jan 1892, 8
George Buchan, Servant, b. Mar 1881, 19, Farm Labor

1910 Census. Waterloo, Ward 1, Black Hawk, Iowa, Hh 335
Hiram M. Harmon, 62, married 35 years, b. IL, Laborer, cream separater
Rebecca A., wife, 55, 6 children - all living, b. Ohio
Children all born in Iowa
Ida L., dau, 28, Teacher, Public School
Maud, dau, 25, Bookkeeper, Bank
Guy, son, 22
Grace, dau, 22, Type Writier, Whole Sale H.
Harrison, son, 18, Bill Clerk, Whole Sale House

1920 Census. Waterloo Ward 1, Black Hawk, Iowa
Hiram M. Harmon, 71, b. IL
Rebecca A., wife, 64, Ohio
Maude E., dau, 34, b. Iowa
Anna M. Decker, Boarder, 34, b. Iowa

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David M. HARMON was born in 1850 in Illinois.

David M. Harmon, age 26, b. Illinois married to Sarah A. Morris, age 20, b. IL, on 29 Jun 1876, Blue Island, Saline Co, Nebraska.

1880 Census. Clatonia, Gage Co, NE, Hh 35
David Harmon, 30, Farmer
Sarah, 23, wife
Mary, 7, dau. Charles, 3, son. Maria, 11 months, b. May, "son"

1900 Census. Kansas State Penitentiary, Delaware Twp, Leavenworth, Kansas
David M. Harmon, b. Mar 1850, age 50, married, b. IL, father b. IN, mother b. TN, Keeper at the Penitentiary

1920 Census. Topeka State Hospital (Insane Asylum), Topeka Twp, Shawnee County, Kansas
David M. Harmon, Employee, 69, widowed, b. IL, father b. IN, Night Watchman

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George W HARMON was born in 1852 in Illinois.

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Sarah E. HARMON was born in 1854 in Illinois.

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Hannah F. HARMON was born in 1855 in Illinois.

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Albert HARMON was born in 1857 in Iowa.

William HARMON and Elizabeth RICE were married on 6 July 1865 in Black Hawk County, Iowa. Elizabeth RICE was born in 1821 in Ohio.

Elizabeth Rice brought several of her children by her former marriage to the union with William Harmon. Online databases cite one child by Elizabeth - a baby girl named Elizabeth who died at birth or soon after.