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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. Although Richard seems to be at home with his parents - Martha having died.

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]

1880 Census. Benton Twp, Davies Co, MO, Hh 160
Richard M. Harmon, 56, farmer, b. IN, father b. VA
Emily J., wife, 49, b. IN, parents b. KY
George W., son, , 19, b. MO as were all the others
Martha J., daughter, 16
Sherman, son, 12
Rebecca A., daughter, 10
Obediah R., son, 7
Sarah C., - daughter-in-law, b. MO, father b. Ohio, mother b. MO

He is buried Liberty Cemetery, Gentry Co MO.

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 on 30 May 1829 in Indiana. She died on 28 November 1880 at the age of 51.19

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

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Sarah Mary HARMON was born on 21 February 1852 in Indiana.

In 1870, said she was born in Illinois.

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William Milton HARMON was born on 31 December 1853 in Indiana.

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Charles HARMON was born on 14 August 1856 in Indiana.

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

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Susannah Arbuckle HARMON was born on 18 October 1858 in Missouri.

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George Washington HARMON was born on 21 November 1860 in DeKalb County, Missouri.

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Martha Jane HARMON was born on 12 October 1863 in Daviess County, Missouri. She died on 2 September 1950 at the age of 86 in St Clair County, Missouri.

Married Charles A. Danner (1859-1930)
They are buried Lowry City Cemetery, St. Clair Co, MO.

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David Sherman HARMON was born on 14 September 1867 in Daviess County, Missouri. He died on 3 October 1923 at the age of 56.
Find A Grave Memorial# 68873223
David Sherman Harmon was the son of Richard Milton Harmon b. 7 Oct 1824 Pike Twp, Marion Co IN and his 2nd wife Emily Jane Gaar b. 30 May 1829 In who had married 18 May 1851.
David Sherman Harmon married 10 Aug 1886 in Harrison Co MO, Martha 'Mattie Heath, the daughter of Elisha Blackburn Heath and Mary E. Fanning. Their children:
Male Baby Harmon b and died 18 June 1887 Gentry Co MO buried here
Mary Agnes Harmon b. 7 Oct 1888 d. 10 Aug 1967 Potter Co Tx
John Elbert 'Bert' Harmon born 29 Dec 1890 MO d. 10 June 1962 KS
Rolly Delbert Harmon born 9 May 1896 (or 1894 as Soc Sec has it) d. Feb 1983 Denver, CO
After the death of his first wife Martha 'Mattie' (Heath) Harmon, the widower David married again. There is a Gentry Co marriage record of a D.S. Harmon marrying a 'Mrs Ellen Evans' on 15 July 1905, then a Bertha Anderson. I do not know about those two, however he did marry Martha (Heath) Harmon's younger sister Emily Virginia (Heath) who had by that time been married three times before. She signed his death certificate so they were married at the time of his death in 1923.

Buried Fairview Cemetery, McFAll, Gentry Co, MO.

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Rebecca Ann HARMON was born on 1 April 1870 in Daviess County, Missouri.

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Obadiah Richard HARMON was born on 19 March 1873 in Daviess County, Missouri.