28. Abel HARMON4 was born on 6 December 1828 in Pike Township, Marion County, Indiana.4 He died on 19 June 1905 at the age of 76 in Boone County, Indiana.4 He was buried in Jones Cemetery, Boone County, Indiana.28
Abel married Martha Jones on 19 Aug 1849 in Boone Co IN. Martha was born 23 May 1828 and died 28 Feb 1900. They are buried in Jones Cemetery, Eagle Twp, Boone Co IN.
1850 Census. Dist 7, Boone Co IN, Hh 1411, but listed in the same residence with John B. Harmon, his father.
1860 Census. Northfield P.O., Worth Twp, Boone, IN, Hh 111
1870 Census. Whitestown P.O. Worth Twp, Boone, IN, Hh 120
1880 Census. Worth Twp, Boone, IN, Hh 97
Abel Harmon is a native Indianan, born in Marion county December 6, 1828, and since his tenth year has lived within the present limits of the Boone County. Reared amid the scenes of farm life, his early years were marked by great activity; and industry, which he learned in the rugged school of experience has ever since been one of his cardinal virtues. He early determined to devote his life to agricultural pursuits and how well he has succeeded is attested to by the comfortable home which he now owns in Worth Township. Mr. Harmon was married in Boone county, July 19,1849, to Martha Jones, after which he located on a farm in Eagle township and there resided until his removal in 1859 to the township of Worth where he now lives. Mr. Harmon began life for himself with but little if any financial aid and his present beautiful place, consisting of 110 acres of well cultivated land and substantial improvements, represents the fruit of his own industry. He is a man highly regarded in the community where he resided, and his life had been characterized by honorable dealings with his fellows, and it is praise worthily bestowed to ascribe to him a popularity such as few residents of Worth township enjoy. For a number of years he and his faithful wife have been active members of the Methodist church, the pure teachings of which they exemplify in their daily lives. To Mr. and Mrs. Harmon have been born eleven children, names and dates of birth as follows – John E., August 25,1850; Mary, September 6, 1852; James H., January 18,1855; Alice A., Dec 9, 1856; Abel, Oct 3,1858; William L. Sep 9,1860; Charles E., April 5, 1862; Elmer G [Grant], Sept 26,1864; Martha J. Sept 28, 1866; Matilda E., Nov 11, 1869; and Arina L., April 2, 1871. Mrs. Harmon is the daughter of Evan and Matilda (Dome) Jones, early pioneers of Boone county, and was born on the 23rd day of May, 1828, in Harrison county, Kentucky.
Abel HARMON and Martha JONES were married on 19 August 1849 in Boone County, Indiana. Martha JONES was born on 23 May 1828 in Kentucky. She died on 28 February 1900 at the age of 71. She was buried in Jones Cemetery, Boone County, Indiana.29
Abel HARMON and Martha JONES had the following children:
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