44. Documentation for William Harmeson
(29 July 1800 to 30 Apr 1875)
father of Isaiah Harmeson
(13 May 1825 to 09 Dec 1887)



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William Harmison was born July 29, 1800, in Belmont County, Ohio.
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His parents were Thomas Harmeson and Nancy (Unknown).(2)

William Harmison married Elizabeth Farnsworth married August 17, 1824, in York Township, Belmont County, Ohio.
(3)

Elizabeth Farnsworth was born May 20, 1805, in Hampshire, Virginia.(5)

She was the daughter of Robert Aram Farnsworth and Mary Kirkbride, who were married February 4, 1796, in Hampshire, Virginia (now West Virginia).(UU)

William and Elizabeth (Farnsworth) Harmeson were the parents of twelve children:

1)
Isaiah Harmeson was born May 13, 1825, in Belmont County, Ohio. He married Melissa Perkins in 1849 or 1850.

2)
John Harmeson was born April 8, 1827, in Saint Clairsville, Belmont County, Ohio. He married Matilda Perkins on June 8, 1848. He died July 30, 1910, in St. Joseph, Champaign County, Illinois.

3)
Thomas Harmeson was born April 10, 1829, in Marion, Ohio. He married Sarah Ann Perkins. He died March 20, 1911, in Homer, Champaign County, Illinois.

4)
Robert Harmeson was born March 8, 1831, in Marion, Ohio. He married Annie Ray. She was born December 10, 1837, and died April 12, 1912. Robert died in Healdsburg, California, on October 17, 1909.

5)
William Jackson Harmeson was born April 12, 1833, in Madison County, Indiana. He married Sarah Jane Connett. She was born February 21, 1840, and died May 27, 1927. William died December 21, 1917, in Runnels, Iowa.

6)
Nancy Harmeson was born March 5, 1835, in Madison, Indiana. She married Abner Hart. He was born January 7, 1837, and he died in 1871. Nancy died June 12, 1874, in Homer, Champaign County, Illinois.

7)
Elizabeth H. Harmeson was born May 25, 1837, in Madison County, Indiana. She married Michael C. Bailey. She died December 5, 1903, in Sonoma County, California, and was buried in Healdsburg, California.

8)
Sarah Jane Harmeson was born April 10, 1839, in Madison County, Indiana. She married Robert Moody. He was born in 1834.

9)
Esther Elvira Harmeson was born May 12, 1841, in Indiana. She died in 1886.

10)
Olivia Harmeson was born March 5, 1843, in Indiana. She married Francis Marion Swain. She died January 31, 1890.

11)
Washington M. Harmeson was born February 2, 1845 and died about 1855.

12)
Mary Harmeson was born August 29, 1847 and died in 1847.

Isaiah Harmison married Melissa Perkins about 1848 when he was about 23 years old and she was about 18 years old.
(6) Melissa Perkins probably was born either December 15, 1829, or January 23, 1830, in Indiana.(7) She was the daughter of George Perkins and Agnes Allen.(8) George Perkins married Agnes Allen on February 24, 1829, in Wayne County, Indiana.(9) George Perkins was born October 15, 1808, in Greenbrier County, Virginia (now West Virginia).(10) Agnes Allen probably was born in 1811 in Surry County, North Carolina.(11)

Since the father of Isaiah, William Harmison, is listed in the 1840 census of Madison Co., Indiana, it is probable that Isaiah met and married his wife while he was in that area.
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William Harmeson married Nancy Swain on August 15, 1858, in Danville, Illinois. She was born March 19, 1810, in Pennsylvania.

William Harmeson died April 30, 1875. He was buried in the Old Homer Cemetery in Casey, Illinois.
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Elizabeth (Farnsworth) Harmeson died , in , and was buried in the Cemetery in .
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For information on the Harmeson genealogy, see Harmeson and Their Kin by Richard Harold and Irma L. (Cole) Harmeson, Mesa, Arizona.

Children (Harmeson), born:
i. Isaiah, born May 13, 1825, in Belmont County, Ohio
ii.
John, born April 8, 1827, in Saint Clairsville, Belmont County, Ohio
iii.
Thomas, born April 10, 1829, in Marion, Ohio
iv.
Robert, born March 8, 1831, in Marion, Ohio
v.
William, born April 12, 1833
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Nancy, born March 5, 1835, in Madison, Indiana
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Elizabeth H., born May 25, 1837, in Indiana
viii.
Sarah Jane, born April 10, 1839, in Madison County, Indiana
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Esther Elvira, born May 12, 1841, in Indiana
x.
Olivia, born March 5, 1843, in Indiana
xi.
Washington M., born February 2, 1845
xii.
Mary, born August 29, 1847

REFERENCES

1. Ancestry.com OneWorldTree; www.worldconnect.genealogy.rootsweb.com, website of Robert B. Cochran.

2. Ibid; Portrait and Biographical Album of Champaign County, Illinois, Chicago, Chapman Brothers, 1887, "Thomas Harmeson", pages 548-9; The 1826 and 1827 tax records in Belmont County, Ohio, spell the name Harmison. Harmison also is on the marriage record.; Harmeson and Their Kin by Richard Harold and Irma L. (Cole) Harmeson, Mesa, Arizona.

3. Ohio Marriages, 1803-1900, Genealogy.com, Harmison, William, and Farnsworth, Elizabeth, August 19, 1824, Belmont, Ohio.

4. Robert B. Cochran website.

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1840 U. S. Census for Indiana, Madison County, Anderson Township, Wm. Harmason household. The Robert Farnsworth household lived nearby. The Ancestry.com census records incorrectly list Wm Harmason as living in Huntington County, Indiana, Roll 88, Page 181. The Elizabeth Clark household census entry appears directly above the Wm. Harmason census entry.

13. Cochran website; tombstone of Isaiah Harmeson.

14. Cochran website; tombstone of Melissa (Perkins) Harmeson.

15. U. S. Census of Indiana, 1850, Madison County, Anderson Township, enumerated October 18, 1850, page 67, dwelling 959, family 959.

16. 1860 U. S. Census for Illinois, Champaign County, Township 19 N Ranges 11 E and 14 W, enumerated August 21, 1860.

17. 1870 U. S. Census for Illinois, Champaign County, North Homer Township, Post Office - Homer, enumerated July 26, 1870, by John S. Smith.

18. 1880 U. S. Census for Illinois, Cumberland County, Union Township, enumerated June 7, 1880, by Lloyd F. Miller, dwelling 91, family 91.

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Old Homer-Dunkard Cemetery
Champaign County Genealogical Society Quarterly: ublished in Volume 7, Issue 4

The Old Homer-Dunkard Cemetery is located about one mile north of Homer, west of Route 49, in the Southeast Quarter of Section 32. The lane leading to the cemetery on the south bank of the Salt Fork River.
Harmeson, John, Apr 8, 1827 - July 30, 1910 88 (or 83) yr 3 mo 22 da
(brother of Isaiah Harmeson who was married to Melissa Perkins)

Harmeson, Matilda, 1841 - 1921(sister of Melissa Perkins and wife of John Harmeson)

Harmeson, Levi, Aug 13, 1816 - Jan 12, 1891 (within stone wall)
(brother of William Harmeson who was married to Elizabeth Farnsworth)

Harmeson, Thomas, 1829 - 1911(brother of Isaiah Harmeson)
Harmeson, Sarah Ann, wife of Thomas, 1833 - 1886 (Sarah Ann Perkins, wife of Thomas
Harmeson)
brother of Isaiah Harmeson-
Newspaper article/photograph (Champaign Daily Gazette) #0203000210080101

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Title: OBITUARY FOR JOHN HARMESON (DATE OF BIRTH NOT GIVEN; AGE AT DATE OF DEATH: 83 YEARS)
Comments: PRINTED IN THE AUGUST 1, 1910, CHAMPAIGN DAILY GAZETTE (PAGE 1)
Name(s): HARMESON, JOHN


Indexed book (Family history) #05070010004
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Title: HARMESONS AND THEIR KIN (1989) [CALL NO.: A/929.2/HARMESON]
Comments: NAMES LISTED APPEAR ON PAGE 4.
Name(s):
FARNSWORTH, ELIZABETH
HARMESON, JOHN
HARMESON, MATILDA
HARMESON, MELISSA
HARMESON, NANCY
HARMESON, OLIVIA
HARMESON, SARAH ANN
HARMESON, SARAH JANE
PERKINS, MATILDA
PERKINS, MELISSA
PERKINS, SARAH ANN


Federal census entry (Enumerated household) #07011870OGD00054
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Title: POPULATION SCHEDULES OF THE NINTH CENSUS OF THE UNITED STATES, 1870: ILLINOIS, CHAMPAIGN COUNTY
Comments: NAMES LISTED SHOWN FOR DWELLING NO. 54 OF OGDEN TOWNSHIP. THIS TOWNSHIP LISTED IN THE CENSUS BOOK AS "NORTH HOMER TOWNSHIP".
Name(s):
HARMESON, CYNTHIA
HARMESON, ENOS
HARMESON, HENRY
HARMESON, ISABEL
HARMESON, ISAIAH
HARMESON, JOHNSON
HARMESON, LEVI
HARMESON, MALISSA


Federal census entry (Enumerated household) #070118602027
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Title: POPULATION SCHEDULES OF THE EIGHTH CENSUS OF THE UNITED STATES,
1860: ILLINOIS, CHAMPAIGN COUNTY
Comments: NAMES LISTED SHOWN FOR DWELLING NO. 2027. SOURCE OF INPUT DATA: 1860 U.S. FEDERAL CENSUS OF CHAMPAIGN COUNTY, ILLINOIS (1988) [CALL NO.: A/ILLINOIS/(CHAMP)/CENSUS/1860]
Name(s):
HARMISON, BURKE
HARMISON, CORNELIA
HARMISON, CYNITHA A.
HARMISON, ENOS
HARMISON, ISAIAH
HARMISON, LUCY J.
HARMISON, MELISSA
HARMISON, SARAH J.
HARMISON, WILLIAM