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Harmon: from Castledermot to Auburn

Harmon: from Castledermot to Auburn

Posted: 1113901933000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1114039086000
Surnames: Harmon Deering
As I a genealogist for the Castledermot area which is in the southern part of County Kildare, I have frequently come across families which have emigrated from here to Auburn, Cayuga County, NY. One such family is:


The first record I have of the Harman name in Castledermot is Richard Harman. From the information I have at present, I would conclude that he obtained a grant of land of about 70 acres in the townland of Davidstown Pilsworth in the 1790’s, and that he died sometime before 1824.

NOTE: The names is spelled Harmon in most parts of US.

RICHARD HARMON, farmer, Davidstown Pilsworth, Castledermot, Co. Kildare, Ireland, married ? and had family including:
1GEORGE HARMON [? – circa 1859]
2JOHN HARMON [1795 – 1843]


1GEORGE HARMON, farmer, Davidstown Pilsworth, Castledermot, Co. Kildare, Ireland, married 24/4/1817 Mary Nolan and had family including:

1A ANNE HARMON [1819 – 28/1/1878]
She married 12/1/1846 James Deering [7/9/1822 - 2/2/1892] born in Rathvilly, Co. Carlow, Ireland and had family:
Timothy Deering b.1846
Mary Anne Deering b.1848
George Deering b.1849
James Deering II b.1852
Margaret Deering b.1853
Theresa Deering b.1855
Bridget Deering b.1857
Richard Deering b.1858
Julia Deering b.1861

They immigrated to the US, via Nova Scotia, in 1848. In Auburn, NY 1850, James Deering was a police officer by profession.
Anne Harmon and her husband James Deering are buried with her brother Patrick Harmon in Section 4 Lot 52 of St Joseph’s Cemetery.

She married 29/10/1844 William Keogh son of James Keogh and Mary, Plunketstown, Castledermot, Co. Kildare, Ireland, and had family:
Michael Keogh b.1845
James Keogh b.1848
George Keogh b.1850
Mathew Keogh b.1852
William Keogh b.1855
John Keogh b.1855
Thomas Keogh b.1857
Richard Keogh b.1866
This family possibly emigrated to Auburn.

She married 13/7/1853 Francis Burns in The Holy Family Church, Auburn, New York.

She married 30/5/1857 in Holy Family Church, Auburn, James King.

1E JOHN HARMON [1833 – 3/9/1895]
He married ?; he died in Auburn as the result of an accident; he is possibly buried in State Street Cemetery.

1F PATRICK HARMON [1836 – 30/10/1896]
He married 8/6/1865 in Auburn, Winifred Shaw [1842 – 31/5/1899], daughter of Michael Shaw and Ellen McDonald, Knocknagee, Castledermot, Co. Kildare, Ireland, and had family there:
George Harmon [24/3/1866 – 1/1/1933]; married Agnes Bridget McGuinn.

Thomas Harmon [1867 – 19/11/1871].

Mary Harmon [1/9/1869 – 23/7/1942]; married Frank Saloman

Thomas J. Harmon [2/4/1872 – 15/5/1907]; married Sarah Hockeborn.

Sarah A. Harmon [27/3/1874 – 1933+]; married 1st Charles Dresser; married 2nd Lewis J. Kruger.

John Patrick Harmon [10/7/1876 – 3/6/1952]; married Anne A. Erhart

William L. Harmon [29/7/1879 – 3/10/1958]; married
Emma Roache

Richard Ml. Harmon [30/10/1881 – 23/4/1958]; married 1st Helen B. O’Connor; married 2nd Alice O’Connor.

Winifred C. Harmon [28/8/1883 – pre 1933]; married Alfred Hahn

Patrick Harmon and his wife Winifred Shaw are buried with his sister Anne Harmon Deering in Section 4 Lot 52 of St Joseph’s Cemetery.

1G ANTHONY HARMON [1838 - 26/5/1882]
He married in Auburn, Mary ? [? – 23/1/1928] and had family there.
Anthony Harmon and his wife Mary ? are buried in Section 4 Lot 45 of St Joseph’s Cemetery.


2JOHN HARMON, farmer, Davidstown Pilsworth, Castledermot, Co. Kildare, Ireland, married Mary Corcoran, and had family including:

2A RICHARD HARMON [1840 – 17/8/1906]
He married 12/2/1868 Catherine Dargan [? – 11/7/1903], resident at this time in Prumplestown, Castledermot, Co. Kildare, Ireland. They emigrated to Auburn and had family there.
Richard Harmon and his wife Catherine Dargan are buried in Section 10 Lot 9 of St Joseph’s Cemetery.

Re: Harmon: from Castledermot to Auburn

Posted: 1214092048000
Classification: Query
WOW thank you for your post! My husband is a descendant of Ann Harmon and you have given us new info.

Re: Harmon: from Castledermot to Auburn

Posted: 1217361608000
Classification: Query
Do you have any more Harmon information?


Re: Harmon: from Castledermot to Auburn

Posted: 1225923250000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Harmon Halligan
I was wondering if there might be any connection to this Anthony Harmon.

ANTHONY HARMON, was born in County Carlow, Ireland, in 1828, and came to the United States in 1851. He first resided in Westchester County, N.Y., four years, and was there married to Miss Mary Halligan, of that State, afterward in Wayne County, Mich., three years, when he came to the township of Juniata, and soon thereafter located 220 acres of land on section 18, where his family now reside. The survivors consist of Mrs. Harmon and seven children: two sons and five daughters.

Re: Harmon: from Castledermot to Auburn

Posted: 1287166203000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Harmon, Murray
Great info! My 2nd Great-Grandmother was Bridget Harmon, born in Ireland in 1844 to John Harmon & Mary Corcoran.She ended up in Auburn, NY, where she married Michael Murray, a blacksmith from Roscommon Town. The wedding was Oct. 31, 1867 at Holy Family Church. She died in 1915 and is buried at St. Joseph's in Auburn, section 7, lot 3. I have to believe she is another child of the John Harman & Mary Corocoran you mention, which would make her the brother of Richard. I found record of another sibling, Mary (see below) and I came across another sister, Julia, born 3/15/1841, Ire., died 2/16/1916, Cincinnati, OH.
From another poster online:
James Lalor = Mary Harmon b. 1830, (daughter of John Harmon and Mary Corcoran of Davidstown Pilsworth, Castledermot)
Patrick b. 1855
Mary Anne b. 1857
Laurence b. 1859
Julia b. 1861
John b. 1862 (last known location, San Francisco, CA)
Elizabeth b. 1865
Anne b. 1868
Maria b. 1872

Re: Harmon: from Castledermot to Auburn

Posted: 1304210395000
Classification: Query
Do you know of any Keogh's from your area who immigrated to Australia??? My son in law's grandfather was William Keogh who we believe was born in Australia in the early 1900's....his family must have immigrated to Australia in the 1800's. Any help would be appreciated.

Bertha Bernard

Re: Harmon: from Castledermot to Auburn

Posted: 1328348577000
Classification: Query

My GGGrandfather was William Corcoran who was born in Castledermot in 1830. I am wondering if you have further information about Mary Corcoran and her family please ?

Kind Regards


Re: Harmon: from Castledermot to Auburn

Posted: 1551225476000
Classification: Query
I have some family, The Holden's, that came from Athey to Auburn.
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