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19. Richard Milton HARMON4 was born on 7 October 1824 in Indiana.2,4 He died on 28 November 1899 at the age of 75 in McFall, Gentry County, Missouri.4

Richard is the ancestor of Thomas C. Harmon. Richard married (1) 6 Jun 1847 in Marion Co IN to Martha Jane Overley. (2) Emily Jane Garr, 18 May 1851, Carrol Co IL [Emily was a sister to Susanna Garr, wife of John Jackson, Richard's nephew and son of Alexus and Mary (Harmon) Jackson, There parents were Michael & Sarah Garr, living with the Jacksons in 1860 in Missouri] (3) Melvina Wright Hardin, widow of Eli Hardin, on 1 Mar 1881, Daviess Co MO.

I have not found the family in 1850.

1860 Census. Jefferson Twp, Daviess Co, MO, Gallatin P.O. Hh 10 Enumerator has name as "Hans/Ham"
Richard "Hans", age 36, farmer, b. IN as was everyone in the household
Emily, age 30.
Jacob 12, Sarah 7, and Charles age 4.
Strangely enough listed in the next family - that of John Jackson - is a Susan "Ham" age two, born Missouri. Richard's father is on the next page with the surname "Ham"

Note: another Harmon researcher sent me the information that John Jackson was the son of Mary Harmon & Alexus Jackson. The two-year-old Susan "Ham" was indeed another child of Richard and Emily. Perhaps she was visiting her relatives on the day the enumerator came by!

1870 Census. Benton Twp, Daviess Co MO, Hh
Milton Harmon, age 45, b. IN
Emily J. 39, b. IN
Sarah, 18, b. IL
William, 16, b. Iowa
born in MO: Susannah 11, George 9, Martha J. 6, David 2.
Mikle Garr, age 68, b. KY
-- Rebecca, age 3 months, b. MO [although she's marked as "Garr", I'm sure she is another Harmon child]

He is buried Liberty Cemetery, Daviess Co MO. Hh 107

Richard Milton HARMON and Martha Jane OVERLEY were married on 6 June 1847 in Marion County, Indiana. Martha Jane OVERLEY died circa 1850.

Richard Milton HARMON and Martha Jane OVERLEY had the following children:

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Jacob C. HARMON.

Richard Milton HARMON and Emily Jane GARR were married on 18 May 1851 in Carroll County, Illinois. Emily Jane GARR was born in 1830 in Indiana.

Richard Milton HARMON and Emily Jane GARR had the following children:

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i.

Sarah HARMON was born in 1853 in Indiana.

In 1870, said she was born in Illinois.

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ii.

William Milton HARMON was born in 1854 in Indiana.

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iii.

Charles HARMON was born in 1856 in Indiana.

In 1870, he was listed as William, born in Iowa.

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iv.

Susannah HARMON was born in 1858 in Missouri.

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v.

George HARMON was born in 1861 in Missouri.

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vi.

Martha J. HARMON was born in 1864 in Missouri.

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vii.

David HARMON was born in 1868 in Missouri.

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viii.

Rebecca HARMON was born in 1870 in Daviess County, Missouri.