James N. Harmon was the son of Gideon Harmon and Mary from Benton Co., Tennessee. Gideon Harmon is listed in 1812 Tax List from Bedford Co., Tennessee. Gideon was a Private, 2 Mtd Gunmen, West Tennessee Vols in the War of 1812. Gideon moved to Monroe Co., Mississippi prior to 1820. In 1822, Gideon moved back to Lincoln Co., Tennessee where he drew a pension from the West Tennessee office in Nashville from September 1822 to September 1832. He apparently had moved back to Mississippi by 1830 as he was in the 1830 Monroe Co., Mississippi Census. In 1830, there is a letter asking that he receive his pension from the Nashville office instead of Natchez, but in 1835, an application for transfer to collect it in the Territory of Mississippi in Natchez since he has moved there. It says that he removed from Lincoln Co TN to Monroe Co, MS: "That he could better promote the interest of his large family by removing to a new country suitable for the cultivation of cotton - and where land could be more easily obtained than where he formerly resided."
James N. Harmon’s daughter, Sarah was named in Land Records as granddaughter of Gideon Harmon in 1852.
Descendants of James N. Harmon
Generation No. 1
1. James N.2 Harmon (Gideon1) was born Abt. 1812 in Tennessee, and died Bef. Mar 1857. He married (1) Mary Ann Chism 17 Feb 1836 in Pontotoc Co., Mississippi. She was born Abt. 1824 in Georgia. He married (2) Mary W. Calahan 19 Feb 1848 in Monroe Co., Mississippi.
Notes for James N. Harmon:
Name: James N Harmon
Land Office: COLUMBUS
Document Number: 34359
Total Acres: 40.01
Canceled Document: No
Issue Date: 15 Apr 1853
Mineral Rights Reserved: No
Metes and Bounds: No
Statutory Reference: 3 Stat. 566
Multiple Warrantee Names: No
Act or Treaty: April 24, 1820
Multiple Patentee Names: No
Entry Classification: Sale-Cash Entries
Land Description: 1 NESW HUNTSVILLE No 13S 18W 26
A researcher on ancestry.com posted a query that James and Mary moved to Utah. Did they join the Mormon Church?
Children of James Harmon and Mary Chism are:
2 i. Adeline T.3 Harmon, born Abt. 1840 in Mississippi.
3 ii. Mary A. Harmon, born Abt. 1838 in Mississippi.
4 iii. Thomas C. Harmon, born Abt. 1841 in Mississippi.
5 iv. Tilman T. Harmon, born Feb 1844 in Mississippi; died 08 Feb 1914 in Ardmore, Jefferson Co., Oklahoma.
Notes for Tilman T. Harmon:
There was Tighman T. Harmon as a private in Co. K of the 25th Indiana Infantry (Union); there was Tillman T. Harmon Co. F of the 2nd Mounted Rifles Arkansas (Confederate) who enlisted Sept. 24, 1861 in Camp Cooper, Missouri, deserting June 1863.
The Cornish News
Cornish, Jefferson County, Oklahoma
Published every Friday.
A. MCCRORY, owner; W. C. WOOD, managing editor.
February 13, 1914
T. T. HARMON Dead
T. T. HARMON, an old federal soldier, who has made his home with Mr. and Mrs. LUTE JACKSON of this place for the past seven years, died suddenly at Ardmore last Sunday.
Mr. Harmon had gone to Ardmore several days before his death and immediately prior to same was not feeling well. He was stopping at the Campbell Hotel. Sunday morning he arose about 8:00 and went to the office of the hotel. He declined to take any breakfast and the proprietor prepared fro him a dose of medicine which he asked for. He sat about the office until shortly after noon, then he laid his head over his hands upon the table and seemed to be asleep. He turned his head to one side endeavoring to speak and the proprietor hurried to his side and saw he was dying.
DR. HARDY was called in at once but could no nothing to save the dying man. The physician stated the death was caused from heart trouble.
Mr. Harmon came to this country 27 years ago and lived for 17 years with the PRICE family at Graham, after which he came to Cornish and resided with LUTE JACKSON since that time. He drew a pension from the federal government which was sufficient for his living expenses and although he
was very reticent in his speech and manner toward others, had many friends in this country. The remains were interred in the Rose Hill cemetery under the instructions of Mr. Jackson and Mr. Sparks of Graham, both whom hurried to Ardmore at the news of his death.
More About Tilman T. Harmon:
Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery, Cornish, Jefferson Co., Oklahoma
Cause of Death: Heart Attack
6 v. Sarah F. Harmon, born Abt. 1845 in Mississippi.
7 vi. Caroline Harmon, born Abt. 1849 in Mississippi.