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18. Jacob HARMON6,18 was born about 1823.4 He died on 21 April 1893 at the age of 70 in Spring Creek Twp, Black Hawk County, Iowa.4

Jacob married Elizabeth Fansler, 15 Jun 1848, Hamilton Co IN. The license was dated the 5th of June. They were married by James H. Douthit, JP. The family is said to have moved to Black Hawk Co IA in 1853.

1850 Census. Hamilton Co, IN. Clay Twp, p.35
Jacob Harmon, age 25, b. IN, Elisabeth, age 20, b. IN, and Martha age 9/12.

1860 Census. Penitentiary at Ft Madison, Lee Co Iowa. Prisoners were apparently listed with the year incarcerated:
Jacob Harmon 1857, age 32, Farmer b. IN, Murder

Living in Dallis Twp, Maysville, P.O. DeKalb Co MO, was Jacob's family. They were living in the houshold of Isaiah Stout and his wife Nancy and assorted children. Nancy was Elizabeth's sister - Isaiah, her second husband.
Elizabeth Harman, age 28, b. IN
James M., age 9, b. IN. Jacob N. 7, born in MO
David 5. Thomas, age 3. Born in Iowa
[Daughter Martha had apparently died young]

Online databases seem to have confused him with other Jacobs - there was a Jacob Harmon living in Pulaski Co IN in 1860, age 37 or born 1823, but he and his wife marked as born in France. She was Mary. Three children - James 8, Josephine 5, and Mary 1. He was not the son of Richard Harmon.

Found on FindAGrave, Memorial #60792426
Birth: 1823
Indiana, USA
Death: Apr. 21, 1893
Black Hawk County
Iowa, USA
Burial: Hillcrest Cemetery, Waterloo, Black Hawk County, Iowa
Son of Richard Harmon and Mary Parrish. He married Elizabeth Fansler and to this union were born the following children: James, Jacob, David F. and Thomas.
SOURCE: Waterloo Courier, Waterloo, Black Hawk Co., IA - April 21, 1893
DIED. - Jacob Harmon, one of the oldest settlers of Black Hawk County, died last night at the poor farm, of paralysis, aged about 70 years. Deceased came to this county in 1853, settling on a farm in Spring Creek Township. He lived there until last fall when he was taken to the poor farm. He suffered two strokes of paralysis, the last of which proved fatal, as stated above.
(also found in Newspaper Archive with an additional comment not copied to FindAGrave)
LATER -- M. W. Gipe informed us this afternoon that Dave Harmon, brother of the deceased, is dying at his home in Spring Creek Township.

The Waterloo Courier, Waterloo, Black Hawk Co., IA, 26 Apr 1893
David Harmon, of Spring Creek, was buried there yesterday. He was a brother of Jacob Harmon, who died at the poor farm a few days ago.

SOURCE: The Cedar Valley Times, Cedar Rapids Iowa. Dated July 16 1857. Page 3.
Murder--- A.J. Yancey, a young and respectable farmer near LaPorte city, Black Hawk county, was deliberately shot down by Jacob Harmon, a few days since. He died almost instantly. There had been a dispute between them of some months standing. Harmon, who bears a bad character, had threatened the life of Yancey previously, and deliberately shot him down with a rifle, while he was at work in his field. He was arrested, and the public indignation was so great he narrowly escaped lynching.
Jacob was sent to the Fort Madison Penitentiary in Fort Madison, Lee Co., IA in 1857 for the murder of Andrew J. Yancy. It appears that he served a 10 year term for this crime. He was in the 1860 Census Fort Madison, Lee Co., IA.
SOURCE: Waterloo Courier, Waterloo, Black Hawk Co., IA - June 22, 1893
This was a claim listed within the Proceedings of the Board of Supervisors of Black Hawk Co., IA and paid out of Black Hawk County's Poor Fund.
SVR Slade, coffin, box and burial of Jacob Harmon…..15.00
Sardis V.R. Slade was a Furniture Dealer in the 1880 Iowa Census and a Funeral Director in the 1900 Iowa Census, residing in Waterloo, Black Hawk Co. in both census.
Jacob and Andrew J. Yancy (Yancey) were living next door to each other in the 1856 Census Iowa, Black Hawk Co., Spring Creek Twp.

Jacob HARMON and Elizabeth FANSLER were married on 15 June 1848 in Hamilton County, Indiana. Elizabeth FANSLER was born in 1830 in Indiana.

Jacob HARMON and Elizabeth FANSLER had the following children:



Martha HARMON was born in 1849 in Indiana. She died before 1860 at the age of 11.



James M. HARMON was born in 1851 in Indiana.



Jacob N. HARMON was born in 1853 in Missouri.



David HARMON was born in 1855 in Iowa.



Thomas HARMON was born in 1857 in Iowa.