23. David HARMON4,22 was born on 1 April 1833 in Indiana.2,4 He died on 24 April 1893 at the age of 60 in Spring Creek Twp, Black Hawk County, Iowa.4
David married Susanna Fansler about 1852, probably in Gentry Co. Marriage record has not been found. David is buried in the Sawyer Cemetery in Black Hawk Co Iowa. Susanna went to Alberta, Canada with some of her children and died there in 1922.
By 1860, Richard and some of his family had moved to Missouri. The census enumerator recorded their surname as "Ham". One wonders.
Jefferson Twp, Daviess Co, MO, Gallatin P.O., Hh 14
Richard "Ham", age 68, farmer, b. VA
Mary, age 68, b. Ohio
Born in Indiana: David, age 26 and Susannah, age 27 - apparently his wife
Two of their children were born in Iowa - Mary 6 and Elizabeth 2
Their youngest born in Missouri - Charles, age 4/12 [4 months]
They were in Black Hawk Co Iowa in 1870.
1880 Census in Spring Creek, Black Hawk Co, Iowa. Children born in MO: Charles age 20, Susan 16, William 12. Children born in Iowa: Grant 10, Clarissa 8, Nelson 6, Vida 4, and Newton 1.
The 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.
LATER -- M. W. Gipe informed us this afternoon that Dave Harmon, brother of the deceased, is dying at his home in Spring Creek Township.
TThe 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.
Unexplainably the same blurb appeared on 3 May 1893, in the same newspaper under the column, "News Collector"
Iowa State Reporter, Thursday, 27 Apr 1893
LaPorte City Items
April 26th, 1893
...David Harmon, an old settler, died Monday morning at 3 o'clock; resides 3 miles east of town. Mr. Harmon is an old respected citizen aged 78 years. Disease of the spleen is the cause of his death. He was buried Wednesday.
He was buried in the Sawyer Cemetery, La Porte City, Black Hawk Co, Iowa. However, he was only about 60, not 78.
David HARMON and Susannah FANSLER were married on 4 December 1852. Susannah FANSLER was born on 14 October 1831. She died on 23 February 1921 at the age of 89 in Alberta, Canada.
Susannah apparently a sister to Elizabeth Fansler that married Jacob Harmon. Their parents were Thomas Fansler and Sarah Ann Fletcher.
FindAGrave Memorial # 79977826. "Susana, Beloved Wife of David Harmon"
Buried Lomond Cemetery, Lomond, Alberta, Canada
David HARMON and Susannah FANSLER had the following children:
|Mary HARMON was born in 1854 in Iowa.|
|Elizabeth HARMON was born in 1858 in Iowa.|
|Charles HARMON was born in 1860 in Missouri.|
|Susan HARMON was born in 1864 in Missouri.|
|William HARMON was born in 1868 in Missouri.|
|Grant HARMON was born in 1870 in Iowa.|
|Clarissa HARMON was born in 1872 in Iowa.|
|Nelson HARMON was born in 1874 in Iowa.|
|Vida HARMON was born in 1876 in Iowa.|
|Newton HARMON was born in 1879 in Iowa.|