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The Harman Family

I was told by Jim Harmon, a direct descendant of Heinrich Adam Harmon that the family came originally from a castle in the Southwest corner of Baden/Wurttemburg located on a hillock that (depending on how the river flowed each year), was sometimes in Germany and sometimes in Switzerland. Johanne Michael Herrmann had fled Moravia in present Czechoslovakia, persecuted for religious beliefs. In Germany, the surrounding villages have many Hermann/Hermanns in them that have lived there for centuries. A civil war occurred in this region sometime between 1650 and 1700 in which the family castle was burned. After the fire, Johann Michael Herrmann gathered all his remaining resources to have each of his seven sons trained as Moravian ministers. He then sent them on the "Charlotte" in 1726 where they intially landed in Pennsylvania and eventually spread to seven eastern seaport cities to evangelize and spread their faith. On this "side of the pond" some of the sons stuck to the plan, but others got new ideas. Some descendants joined up with Joseph Smith and went to Utah, others went south and became predominantly Southern Baptist, others were staunch New England Presbyterians and there were some who fell away altogether from organized religion, just like in all families.

In 1750, the "Phoenix" sailed from Rotterdam to Philadelphia arriving 28 October, with Captain John Mason at the helm. The passenger list for the ship shows the family of Johann Georg Herrmann, 32, Christina (Haug), Elisabetha, 5 and Philip Jacob, 3. The place of origin of the family is Grünwettersbach, Alsace-Lorraine. Also onboard is "Henirich Herman" (sic) who may be also know as Heinrich Adam or Adam Harmon, the son of Johanne Michael Herrmann and Kundigunda Regis of Wurtemberg, Germany. It is know that the two men visited each other over the years, but their exact relationship is not proved. See Adam's charts here


Family of Johann Georg Herrmann and Christina Haug

NAME BIRTH LOCATION DEATH LOCATION MARRIAGE LOCATION SPOUSE
Johann Georg Herrmann [1] Abt. 1718 Germany         Christina Haug
Elisabetha Harmon Abt. 1745 Grünwettersbach, Alsace-Lorraine unk. unk.      
Philip Jacob Herrmann/Harmon Abt 1747 Grünwettersbach, Alsace-Lorraine         Anna Stockman  (aka Anna Straatsman)

[1] Christina Haug died enroute and was buried at sea. No more is currently known about the daughter, Elisabetha. The father and son located in Rowan County, North Carolina, near Salisbury about 1753 (after landing in Cape Fear, South Carolina). 

Family of Philip Harmon Jr. and Anna Stockman
NAME BIRTH LOCATION DEATH LOCATION MARRIAGE LOCATION SPOUSE
Philip Jacob Herrmann/Harmon Abt 1747 Grünwettersbach, Alsace-Lorraine         Anna Stockman  (aka Anna Straatsman)
John Harmon 1772 Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina October 01, 1848 Salem Church Cemetery, Ripley County, Indiana 1798 Mt. Sterling, Montgomery County, Kentucky Bythenia Brinson  (aka Bethany Brinson)
Philip Harmon II              
Mathias Harmon              
Jacob  Harmon              
Daniel Harmon              
Elizabeth Harmon              

"In 1795, John and Philip went to Montgomery County, Kentucky, near Mount Sterling. Some years later Jacob and Mathias went to Kentucky, and Daniel went to Virginia. Tradition in the family is that Daniel Harman was a great slave trader; and after buying five or six slaves, while camping by a lake, one of the negroes struck him in the head with an axe and killed him. John, son of Philip, married Bethany Brinson in 1798. They had eleven children: Philip, Mary, Elizabeth, George, Anna, John, Michael, Rachel, Mariah, Thomas and Julia." Information provided by Donald W. Read

"In Rowan County, N.C., records, we find that Philip Harman appears as follows: 1791, Philip Harman appointed road overseer; 1796, he received a deed from Daniel Harman; 1801, he executed several deeds; 1825, executed deed to Daniel Harman; 1810, Philip Harman received a deed in Shenandoah County, Virginia."

"The above record was given us by John F. Harman, Louisville, Illinois." *

[1] pages 289-290, Harman Genealogy, Southern Branch by John Newton Harman, Sr.

Family of John Harmon and Bethany (Bythenia) Brinson

NAME BIRTH LOCATION DEATH LOCATION MARRIAGE LOCATION SPOUSE
John Harmon 1772 Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina 1 October 1848 Salem Church Cemetery, Ripley County, Indiana 1798 Mt. Sterling, Montgomery County, Kentucky Bythenia Brinson (aka Bethany Brinson)
Elizabeth Harman 23 April 1801 Bath County, Kentucky 1 May 1892 Switzerland County, Indiana 24 March 1821 Bath County, Kentucky William Jackson [1]
Philip Harman 1803 Montgomery County, Kentucky April 12, 1853 Zion Cemetery, Pleasant Township, Switzerland County, Indiana March 10, 1825

Montgomery County, Kentucky

Nancy Jackson
Mary Harman              Amos or Henry Price
George Harman             Elizabeth Alfrey
Anna Harman         11 September 1828 Bath County, Kentucky Elisha Jackson
John Harman 1810 Bath County, Kentucky 12 January 1880 Ripley County, Indiana 29 October 1832 Ripley County, Indiana Nancy Meyers
Rachel Harman 20 May 1815 Bath County, Kentucky 21 August 1857 Switzerland or Ripley County, Indiana     Dr. Jackson M. Alley
Thomas Harman 28 July 1818 Bath County, Kentucky     April 05, 1838 Ripley County, Indiana Nancy Glaze
Julia Harman

27 July 1821

Bath County, Kentucky July 1909 Indiana 12 March 1840   David H. Steward
Michael Harman         15 May 1834   Nancy Spencer
Mariah Harman              

[1] NOTE: Three Harman children (Elizabeth, Philip and Anna) married three Jackson children (William, Nancy and Elisha)

Family of Philip Harman and Nancy Jackson

much information on preceding chart and this chart supplied by Joan Duffield

NAME BIRTH LOCATION DEATH LOCATION MARRIAGE LOCATION SPOUSE
Philip  Harman 1803 Montgomery County, Kentucky 12 April 1853 Zion Cemetery, Pleasant Township, Switzerland County, Indiana 10 March 1825

Montgomery County, Kentucky

Jackson, Nancy
Jackson  Harman 1826 Kentucky Abt 1891 Perry, Woodson County, Kansas 15 April 1848 Pleasant Township, Switzerland County, Indiana Irene E. Garrard
Sarah "Sally" Harman 1828

Pleasant Township, Switzerland County, Indiana

1871

Pleasant Township, Switzerland County, Indiana 18 January 1849 Cotton Township, Switzerland County, Indiana Gilbert Gibbs [1]
Mary "Polly" Harman 10 April 1828 Pleasant Township, Switzerland County, Indiana

25 February 1889

Zenas, Jennings County, Indiana

1) 19 August 1844

2) 6 May 1847

1) Ripley County, Indiana

2) Switzerland County, Indiana

1) Joseph Nelson

2) William Herron 

Samuel Harman 1831 Pleasant Township, Switzerland County, Indiana

 1912

Tucker, Ripley, Missouri

6 January 1859

Jennings County, Indiana

Mary Elizabeth Grinstead

Euphama Harman 1833 Pleasant Township, Switzerland County, Indiana 7 March 1900 Chanute, Neosho, Kansas 28 August 1861 Switzerland County, Indiana Charles M. Cole
John Harman 27 October 1834 Pleasant Township, Switzerland County, Indiana 23 June 1865 

Civil War

13 September 1855

 

Elizabeth Lewis
Juliana (Julia Ann) Harman 1838 Pleasant Township, Switzerland County, Indiana March 1867        
James W.  Harman 1840 Pleasant Township, Switzerland County, Indiana 3 April 1932 Leavenworth County, KS abt. 1867 Ripley County, Indiana Mary E. Rayburn [2]
Rebecca Harman 1840 Pleasant Township, Switzerland County, Indiana 6 February 1920 Sandborn, Jennings, IN   Jennings County, Indiana A.J. Chambers
Archer Smith  Harman 22 October 1842 Bennington, Switzerland County, Indiana 4 October 1863  Civil War ~ ~ ~
Michael Harman 24 July 1844 Pleasant Township, Switzerland County, Indiana 9 June 1927 Zion Cemetery, Bath County, Kentucky 18 November 1869 Jefferson, Indiana Nancy Catherine Latham

[1] Issue of Sarah Harman & Gilbert Gibbs are William Johnston Gibbs(1850–1920) • Cotton, Switzerland, Indiana, United States, James Ralston Gibbs (14 Apr 1852 –1924)• Cotton, Switzerland, Indiana, United States, Sandusky S Gibbs(14 Apr 1856 –1920)• Vevay, Switzerland, Indiana, United States, Tiberius Gale Gibbs(7 Apr 1858 – 1926) • Fairview, Switzerland, Indiana, United States and Archibald 'Archer' Smith Gibbs (21 Oct 1864 – 1944) • Cotton Township, Switzerland, Indiana, United States

[2] Issue of this couple: Ellenore Harmon b. abt 1868, Shelby, Ripley County, Indiana

Family of Jackson Harman and Irene E. Garrard

NAME BIRTH LOCATION DEATH LOCATION MARRIAGE LOCATION SPOUSE
Jackson Harman 1826 Kentucky Abt 1891 Perry, Woodson County, Kansas 15 April 1848 Pleasant Township, Switzerland County, Indiana Irene E. Garrard
George W. Harman February 1850 Pleasant Township, Switzerland County, Indiana 11 April 1914 Chanute, Neosho County, Kansas March 1876 Yates Center, Chanute, Neosho County, Kansas Susan M. Matlock
Ross Harman ~1852 Pleasant Township, Switzerland County, Indiana     21 November 1875 Allen County, Kansas Mary Elizabeth Matlock [1]
John Harman ~1855 Pleasant Township, Switzerland County, Indiana          
Jane Harman ~1858 Pleasant Township, Switzerland County, Indiana          
Morton Harman 1865 Pleasant Township, Switzerland County, Indiana     9 January 1887 Woodson County, Kansas Ellen Jones
Oliver P(hilip?) Harman August 1867 Pleasant Township, Switzerland County, Indiana 1947 Neosho County, Kansas 1 October 1888

Woodson County, Kansas

Mary E. Totman

[1] Mary Elizabeth Matlock was Susan's sister. She first married Ross Harman, then after his death, went to Franklin County, AR with their parents, William Robert and Elizabeth Mariah Weddle Matlock where she married James Warren McKinney in 1879 (source: Carlyon Sue McKinney, direct descendent of Mary Elizabeth and James Warren McKinney).

Family of George W. Harman and Susan Matlock

photo of the Harman Brothers

Aunt Bessie's Memories of Susan and G.W.

NAME PIX BIRTH LOCATION DEATH LOCATION MARRIAGE LOCATION SPOUSE
George W. Harman   February 1850 Pleasant Township, Switzerland County, Indiana 11 April 1914 Chanute, Neosho County, Kansas March 1876 Yates Center, Chanute, Neosho County,  Kansas Susan Mulvina Matlock
George W. Harman,  Jr. see group photo above 16 December 1877 Chanute, Neosho County, Kansas June 1970 Sedan, Chautauqua Co., Kansas 7 January 1920 Sedan, Kansas Bess Butcher
Orland Lewis Harman fraidbut.gif (1301 bytes) 1880 Chanute, Neosho County, Kansas Nov 1968 Gray, Cumberland, Maine abt. 1917 likely Oklahoma Edna May Gatewood [1]
Rebecca Elizabeth (Nell) Harman   18 September 1884 Chanute, Neosho County, Kansas 21 October 1971 Emporia, Kansas   Sweetwater, Texas Otis Neely
Ensign Morton Harman see group photo above 12 June 1885 Chanute, Neosho County, Kansas 28 January  1934 Henryetta, Okmulgee County, Oklahoma 4 July 1919 Okmulgee, Okmulgee County, Oklahoma 1) Cary Hutchison

2) Edna Martha Frances Kirwin

Roy Hillard Harman see group photo above 15 April 1886 Chanute, Neosho County, Kansas 27 February 1981 San Diego, California     Mae Eulalia Finley
Oliver Jackson Harman see group photo above 14 February 1889 Chanute, Neosho County, Kansas Aug 1980 Omaha, Nebraska     1) Irene [2]

2) Jacqueline ?

3) Hulda ?

Carrie Bertha Harman fraidbut.gif (1301 bytes) May 1890 Chanute, Neosho County, Kansas

3 June 1968

Dighton, Kansas     Jack  Sutton
Alvin Clinton Harman   9 March 1892 Chanute, Neosho County, Kansas 31 January 1897 Chanute, Neosho County, Kansas ~ ~ ~
Maude Gladys Harman   25 April 1899 Chanute, Neosho County, Kansas 28 January 1900

Chanute, Neosho County, Kansas

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[1] Edna Mae Gatewood was b. 7 May 1891 in Missouri and d. 23 May 1958 in San Diego.

[2] based on 1920 census information - children: Leota, b. abt. 1917; Kenneth, b. abt. January 1919.

Family of Ensign Morton Harman and (1) Cary Hutchison

NAME PIX BIRTH LOCATION DEATH LOCATION MARRIAGE LOCATION SPOUSE
Ensign Morton Harman see group photo above 12 June 1885 Chanute, Neosho County, Kansas 28 January  1934 Henryetta, Okmulgee County, Oklahoma 1) ?

2) 4 July 1919

1) ?

2) Okmulgee, Okmulgee County, Oklahoma

1) Cary Hutchison [1]

2) Edna Martha Frances Kirwin

Vera Juanita Harman

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27 May 1907

Chanute, Neosho County, Kansas

28 September 2000

San Diego, San Diego County, California

5 October 1930

Yuma, Arizona

Thomas J. Sappington

[1] Cary Hutchison Harman divorced Ensign Morton Harman and later married John William Gilmour

Family of Ensign Morton Harman and (2) Edna Martha Frances Kirwin

NAME PIX BIRTH LOCATION DEATH LOCATION MARRIAGE LOCATION SPOUSE
Ensign Morton Harman see group photo above 12 June 1885 Chanute, Neosho County, Kansas 28 January 1934 Henryetta, Okmulgee County, Oklahoma 4 July 1919 Okmulgee, Okmulgee County, Oklahoma 1) Cary Hutchison

2) Edna Martha Frances Kirwin

Burl Enloe Harman   7 March 1920 Henryetta, Okmulgee County, Oklahoma 4 December 1967 d.Tulsa, Tulsa County, Oklahoma, b. Westlawn Cemetery, Henryetta, Okmulgee, Oklahoma     Marcelle Virginia Eastham nee File [1]
Wanda Ruth Harman fraidbut.gif (1301 bytes) 16 September 1922 Schulter, Henryetta, Okmulgee County, Oklahoma 17 October 1987 Paradise, Butte County, California 2 January 1945 Tampa, Florida Allan Arthur McPherson
Yvonne Faye Harman   3 October 1924 Schulter, Henryetta, Okmulgee County, Oklahoma 27 January 2016 Henryetta, Okmulgee County, Oklahoma     1) William Felts [2]
2) Quinton Christy [3]
living                

[1] Marcelle Virginia File b. abt February 1917, daughter of Ethel Virginia Ninninger of North Carolina and Burton A File of Missouri. She was first married to an Eastham who died in WWII. Then she married Burl.

[2] William Felts was b. May 13, 1924 in Texas, USA and d. Feb. 10, 1959. Issue of this marriage was Jerald Edward Felts, b. 16 December 1950, d. 24 July 2013, Burial: Black Hills National Cemetery, Sturgis, Meade County, South Dakota, USA. Jerry was a TSGT in the US Air Force. He served in VietNam and the Persian Gulf. Plot: J_1080

[3[ Quinton Christy was b. Nov. 9, 1912 and d. Jan. 23, 1981

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