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Harmison Family

Thomas W. Harmison born in 1720 probably in Virginia and died January 13, 1790 in Berkeley, James, Virginia. He married in 1745 in Virginia to Mary K. Bowen who was born in Virginia. Her parents were Henry Bowen (1738-1808) and Nancy G. Ledbetter (1737-1805). It is important to note that the Harmison name has been seen with several different variations in records. On page 104 of Colonial churches in the original colony of Virginia : a series of sketches. Richmond, Va.: Southern Churchman Co., 1908, Thomas Harmanson is mentioned as a Burgess of the county of Northhampton, Virginia in 1691. In the Sims index to land grants in West Virginia. Charleston, W. Va.: unknown, 1952, Thomas Harmison is listed as receiving a 247 acre land grant in Ambrose Run in 1766. Also, this land is mentioned in “Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants, 1742-1775. Vol. II” and listed as “Thomas Harmison of Frederick Co. 247 A. on Head Spring of Ambrose’s Run below Sleepy Cr. near Potwmack R. in said Co. Surv. Thomas Rutherford Adj. Henry Dorset. 10 Oct. 1766.” Note change of name to Harmison.

Thomas and Mary’s children:

  • William H. Harmison was born in 1750 in Sleepy Creek, Frederick, Virginia and died in November 1831 in Morgan, Virginia.
  • James Harmison was born in 1753 in Maryland and died in 1831 in Morgan, Virginia. See his descendants below.
  • Matthew Harmison was born in 1757 in Virginia and died in 1832 in Washington, Belmont, Ohio
  • Thomas Harmison, Jr. was born in 1760 in Virginia and died in Paddytown, Mineral, West Virginia.
  • Nathaniel Harmison was born in 1761 in Virginia
  • Adam Harmison was born in 1766 in Berkeley, West Virginia
  • Nancy Harmison was born in 1768 in Berkeley Springs, Virginia (She must have died young)
  • Jean Harmison was born in 1770 in Berkeley Springs, Virginia. (she must have died young)
  • Samuel Harmison was born in 1776 in Marshall, Highland, Ohio and died March 12, 1841 in White, Indiana.
  • Martha “Matty” Harmison was born 1790 in Berkeley Springs, Virginia. She married December 14, 1812 in Berkeley, Virginia to Christian Ensminger.
  • Nancy Harmison (or Jean?) was born in 1790 in Berkeley Springs, Virginia. She was not married by the 1820 Census.
  • Cammel Harmison

There is the possibility that Thomas had a second marriage to Elizabeth Sheppard.

James Harmison born 1753 and died about 1831-1833 as his probate date is July 22, 1833 in Morgan, West Virginia. [West Virginia, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1724-1985] James married first to Mary and then to Polly. There is no record of either of them and or which children belong to them. James’s children:

  • Samuel Harmison was born about 1778 in Berkley, Virginia and died March 12, 1841 in White County, Indiana. See his descendants below.
  • James Harmison was born in 1780 in Virginia and died in1848 in Marshall, Buckingham, Virginia. He married Susan M. Evans.
  • Elijah Harmison was born 1783 in Sleepy Creek, Frederick, Virginia and died June 1835 in Morgan, West Virginia.
  • Elizabeth Harmison was born in 1786.
  • William Harmison was born in 1790 in West Virginia
  • Moses Harmison was born in 1800 in Virginia and died April 6, 1872 (possibly New York). He may have married Susan Syler.
  • Mary Harmison was born in Virginia.

Samuel Harmison was born in 1778 in Berkeley, Virginia and died March 12, 1841 in White County, Indiana. He married Nancy Arnold in January of 1806. Nancy was born in 1778 in Maryland and died August 8,1850 in Plymouth, Marshall, Indiana. Their children:

Catherine Harmison

Catherine (Contact) born 16 Oct 1806, Maryland, married Samuel N George Smith, died 20 Mar 1852, Liberty, St Joseph, Indiana. Samuel Smith, born 11 Jan 1806, Bedford, Pennsylvania, married 2nd 1852 Mrs. Nancy Lavina Usher (widow of Unk Barton) Note: Nancy Lavina Usher Barton was the older sister of Ellen Usher, the wife of John Smith, son of Samuel and Catherine (Harmison) Smith and the older sister of Alice G Usher, wife of Isaac Henry George Smith, son of Samuel and Catherine (Harmison) Smith

Children of Catherine Harmison and Samuel Smith:

  • Isaac Henry George Smith, b. 31 Aug 1826, Hamilton County, Ohio, died 24 Jun 1893, Walkerton, St Joseph, Indiana married 1st in 1842 Carleton, Hull, Ontario, Canada – Alice G. Usher, b. 1821 Silgo, Fermanagh, Ireland, divorced or abandoned 1846, she died 18 Mar 1878, Hastings, Ontario, Canada. married 2nd 1846 in White County, Indiana Margaret Elizabeth “Eliza” Connell b 1825, d 1895 1st Wife: Children by Alice G Usher all born in Carleton, Hull, Ontario, Canada Sarah (1843), Benjamin James (1844), Isabella (1845), and James Edward, b. 1846, d. 1894 Tacoma, Wa. This one is my direct ancestor), he married Rebecca Ann Smith in Carleton, Hull, Canada in 1843 then abandoned her while they were living in Scottville, Michigan in 1884. There is a marriage certificate for Isaac Henry George Smith and Alice G Usher in Canada but there is nothing to certify that they actually divorced. 2nd Wife: Children by Margaret Connell all born in Laporte, St Joseph, Indiana: William James (1847-1865), John Nelson (1848-1918), Samuel Phillip (1851-1902), Margaret Elizabeth (1852-1938), Isaac James (1853- ), Mary Ellen (1857-1891), Sarah Jane (1862-1951), Eli Wesley (1863- ), and Ulcy B a male (1867-1869)
  • Mary Ann Smith b. 10 Sep 1827 Montgomery, Ohio
  • John Smith b. 22 Oct 1828, Montgomery, Ohio, d. 25 Apr 1881 Lincoln Twp., Indiana m. Ellen Usher (1830 Carleton, Hull, Canada, d. 11 Feb 1878 Walkerton, St. Joseph, In.)
  • Henry A Smith b 21 May 1830, St Joseph County, Indiana, m. Rebecca Unk b 1830
  • Martin Smith b. 1833 Laporte, Indiana, d. 25 Oct 1891 Audubon, Audubon, Iowa m. Mary Ann Robison 22 Nov 1836 Crawford Ohio, 3 May 1889 Audubon, Iowa)
  • Eli Smith b 6 May 1835 Laporte, Indiana, d. Nov 1884 David city, Nebraska, m. Rachel (1837 – d. David city, Nebraska)
  • Louisa Smith b 11 Jan 1837 Laporte, Indiana d. Jun 1879 New Carlisle, St Joseph, Ind. m. Samuel Wilcox
  • Samuel Henry Smith b 20 Jul 1838 Laporte, Indiana, d 9 Jun 1904 Gaston, Elkhart, Indiana m. Mary Catherine Peoples (1842-1919)
  • James Knox Smith b 25 Jan 1844 Laporte, Indiana, d. 24 Nov 1894 South Bend, St Joseph, Ind. m. Celia TWIN
  • Nancy Jane Smith b 25 Jan 1844 Laporte, Indiana d. 11 Oct 1918 m. William H. West (1840 – ) TWIN
  • Almeda Smith b 27 Nov 1845 Liberty Twp. Indiana, d. 1850 Liberty Twp, Indiana
Elizabeth “Betsey” Harmison

Elizabeth born abt. 1807 in Maryland. Elizabeth is believed to be the first-born child of Samuel and Nancy. In 1824, Elizabeth wed Isaac Thomas in Montgomery, Ohio. Elizabeth and Isaac moved to Plymouth, Marshall, Indiana about 1832. They had the following children:

  • Samuel Thomas, born abt. 1829
  • Nancy Thomas, born abt. 1830
  • William Thomas, born abt. 1832
  • Mary Thomas, born abt. 1833
  • Elias Thomas, born abt. 1835
  • Eunice Thomas, born abt. 1837
  • Sarah J. Thomas, born abt. 1841
  • Levi Thomas, born abt. 1842
  • Timothy Thomas, born abt. 1845
  • Henry Thomas, born abt. 1848
John Harmison

John was born August 6, 1810 in Maryland and died November 12, 1857 in Liberty Township, White, Indiana. John Harmison married on September 26, 1828 in Union, Miami, Ohio to Esther (Hester) Barrett, daughter of Abner Barrett and Mary Pemberton; and, sibling of Isaac’s wife, Eunice “Emma” Barrett. Esther was born September 25, 1811 in Union Township, Miami, Ohio and died July 4, 1903 in Rockfield, Carroll, Indiana. John and Esther had the following children:

  • Nancy Harmison was born October 4, 1829 in Union Twp, Miami, Ohio and died (at age 17 years, 1 month, 11 days on April 10, 1848) February 20, 1878 and buried at Clark Cemetery. She married John D. Thomas on May 28, 1848 in White County, Indiana.
  • Mary Harmison was born February 25, 1831 probably in Galena, Indiana and died April 10, 1848.
  • Sarah Frances Harmison born August 7, 1832 and died September 3, 1902.
  • Rosanna Harmison, born June 10, 1835 in LaPorte Cty, Indiana and died October 20, 1907 in Monticello, White, Indiana. She married Charles Reish on December 5, 1857 in White, Indiana.
  • Harriet Missouri Harmison (Masssuria) was born February 17, 1839 in Indiana and died April 27, 1904 in Plymouth, Marshall, Indiana. She married September 4, 1859 in White, Indiana to Nicholas Turner.
  • Isaac W. Harmison was born April 22, 1842 in Ohio and died January 11, 1926(7) in Rockfield, Carroll, Indiana and married Mary Ann Mooney on April 8, 1882 in Carroll.
  • Elijah Steven Harmison, was born February 5, 1845 probably in White, Indiana and died January 5, 1909 in Muncie, Delaware, Indiana. He married on December 24, 1875 to Mary Isabelle Boussum (1859-1944).
  • Eliza Jane Harmison was born July 10, 1848 in White, Indiana and died April 13, 1914 in Rockfield, Carroll, Indiana. She married on September 12, 1867 to William George Deel 1841-1914.
Samuel Harmison

Samuel was born April 6, 1812 in Darke County, Ohio and died March 6, 1862 in St. Josephs County, Indiana. He wed Elizabeth Cornell on November 27, 1842. She was born November 27, 1822 in Fayette County, Ohio. Samuel and Elizabeth are buried, as are several of their children, in St. Josephs County, Indiana. Samuel and Elizabeth had the following children:

  • Isaac Wesley Harmison, born November 22, 1843; died 1890 Mary Ellen Harmison born December 28, 1844
  • John A. Harmison, born September 24, 1850; died 1863
  • Nancy Jane Harmison, born January 3, 1853 William A.Harmison born January 20, 1855
  • Sarah A. Harmison, born July 20, 1857
  • Willy Ann Harmison, born 1854
  • George R. Harmison, born January 16, 1861; died 1924
Isaac Harmison

Isaac was born April 17, 1814 in Darke County, Ohio; died May 14, 1898 in probably Wheaton Township, Chippewa County, Wisconsin. Isaac wed Eunice “Emma” Barrett, daughter of Abner Barrett and Mary Pemberton, on September 17, 1837 in LaPorte, Indiana. Eunice “Emma” was born March 16, 1818 in Miami County, Ohio and died July 7, 1900 in Wheaton Township, Chippewa County, Wisconsin.

Isaac and Eunice “Emma” and many of their children and descendents are buried at Lake View Cemetery, Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Isaac Harmison was a farmer; son of a farmer. He purchased his first farm land in LaPorte, Indiana in 1835; which he assigned to his father, Samuel Harmison shortly before his marriage to Eunice “Emma” Barrett in March, 1837. After he and Eunice “Emma” married, they removed to Dodge County, Wisconsin where their children were born. Isaac is listed as among the first settlers of Watertown, Wisconsin and his daughter, Mary Louise, is listed as the first white child born in Watertown, Wisconsin.

Isaac and Eunice “Emma”, remained in Dodge County until 1856 when they sold their farm and moved to Eau Claire, Wisconsin. After the marriage of their youngest daughter, Sarah Caroline Harmison they homesteaded a 160 acre farm in Cedar Lake, Barron County, Wisconsin next door to their daughter, Sarah and her husband, William Small. After Isaac retired from farming, the two couples moved to Wheaton Township, Chippewa, Wisconsin, which is next door to neighboring Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Isaac presumably died in Wheaton at the home of his daughter, Sarah Caroline Harmison and her husband, William Small. There are no death records for Isaac Harmison; his date of death is etched on his tombstone atop that of his wife, Eunice “Emma” Barrett. Isaac Harmison and Eunice “Emma” Barrett Harmison’s children were:

  • Mary Louise Harmison. Mary was born May 24, 1838 in Dodge County, Wisconsin. She first wed Franklin Blashfield. Franklin was born October 18, 1833 and died December 24, 1866 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Mary and Franklin had one son, Artwill James Blashfield, born January 15, 1860 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. After Franklin’s death, Mary Louise wed Thomas Crouch. Sarah and Thomas had one child, Sarah Crouch, born December 22, 1873. Mary Louise Harmison died July 17, 1901 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. She is buried next to her first husband, Franklin Blashfield, at Lake View Cemetery, Eau Claire, Wisconsin.
  • Calvin P. Harmison born July 12, 1844 in Dodge County, Wisconsin and died sometime around 1911. More info on Calvin’s family>>>
  • James Abner Harmison. James was born December 22, 1841 in Dodge County, Wisconsin. He died March 12, 1909 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. James wed Frances D. Seeley. Frances was born in 1841 and died July 4, 1895 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. James and Frances are buried next to Isaac Harmison and Eunice “Emma” Barrett at Lake View Cemetery, Eau Claire, Wisconsin. James and Frances had the following children:
  • Alice Harmison, born April 17, 1862 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Alice wed Jacob H. Kleiner June 13, 1888 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Alice was a teacher at Eau Claire’s 9th Ward School. Her husband, Jacob, was the owner of Jacob Kleiner Meat Company. Alice died in 1927; she and Jacob are buried at Lake View Cemetery, Eau Claire, Wisconsin.
  • Arthur Harmison, born April 11, 1871 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Arthur first wed Eliza; she died October 5, 1894 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Arthur was also married to Mrs. Anna Leonard on May 27, 1896 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Arthur then wed Mary Trainor. Arthur died June 29, 1929 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. He is buried next to his wife, MaryHarmison at Lake View Cemetery, Eau Claire, Wisconsin.
  • Harriet “Hattie” Bernice Harmison, was born March 13, 1873 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. She died October 30, 1944 in Duluth, Minnesota. Harriet “Hattie” wed Ezekel Joseph McCleod on October 24, 1900 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Hattie worked for Jacob Kleiner Meat Company as a bookkeeper prior to her marriage to Ezekel.
  • Frances Ethel Harmison, was born in 1878. She wed Joel Hopkins on May 9, 1900 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. James Abner Harmison was a prominent citizen in early Eau Claire city history. He served as an alderman; as the first ‘police officer’ in Eau Claire, and was also active in real estate ventures. According to news articles printed about him at the time of his death, James or “Jim” Harmison was also a well-liked and respected member of his community.
  • Sarah Caroline Harmison was born February 10, 1847 in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. She wed William Small on September 25, 1871 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Sarah died October 15, 1933 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. William Small was born December 10, 1842 in Granville, Milwaukee, Wisconsin to parents Daniel Reise Small and Electra Woodward. William died October 18, 1921 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Sarah and William are buried at Lake View Cemetery, Eau Claire, Wisconsin, next to William’s brother, Benjamin Small, who lived and farmed with William and Sarah throughout his lifetime.
Mary Harmison

Mary was born about 1816 in Ohio; presently, there’s no additional information on Mary.

James Harmison

James was born February 20, 1820 in Ohio and died June 20, 1886 in Trenton, Cache Utah. He first wed Elizabeth Ivers on May 6, 1840 in White County, Indiana. They had one child together, Isaac Harmison born February 15, 1841 in White County, Indiana. He then wed Mrs. Elizabeth “Fanny” Brownell Vaughn, daughter of Gideon Brownell and Elizabeth Wheeler, on January 22, 1843 in Marshall County, Indiana. He also wed Hannah Brownell, marriage date, unknown; and, on May 4, 1870, he wed Mary Ann Brownell. James Harmison and Elizabeth “Fanny” Brownell, reportedly had the following children; however, this has not been verified:

  • Polly Eliza Harmison, born November 16, 1862
  • Sarah Elizabeth Harmison born May 11, 1846
  • James Samuel Harmison, born March 8, 1851
  • John Hyrum Harmison born June 3, 1853
  • Brigham Young Harmison, born June 23, 1854
  • Fanny Maria Harmison, born January 31, 1856
  • Nancy Angelina Harmison, born December 12, 1858
  • Heber C. Harmison born June 7, 1860
  • Joseph Wheeler Harmison, born June 29, 1849
  • Gideon Silas Harmison, born February 17, 1844
  • Sarah Harmison, born November 12, 1823 in Ohio. Sarah wed William Brown, July 1, 1846 in LaPorte, Indiana.
  • Nancy Harmison, born about 1828 in Ohio. Nancy wed John D. Thomas, May 28, 1846 in White County, Indiana. Nancy and John had at least one child, a son, James Harmison Thomas born about 1848.
Obituary

Eau Claire Leader (daily) Mar 3 1909 P8 C4

James A. Harmison passed away suddenly yesterday morning of heart trouble while talking to his relatives. He had been ailing since Sunday and the end came unexpectedly. He was one of the pioneers and had been a resident of Eau Claire since 1856. He is survived by three daughters – one Mrs J Kleiner of this city, one residing at Duluth and one at St. Paul – and a son, Arthur, residing in Eau Claire.

Allied Families

Barrett Family

Eunice Emily Barrett was born March 16, 1819 in Union City, Miami, Ohio to Abner and Mary Pemberton Barrett. She married September 14, 1837 in La Porte, Indiana to Isaac Wesley Harmison. She died July 7, 1900 in Wheaton, Chippewa, Wisconsin.

Abner Barrett was born in 1775 in Newberry County, South Carolina and died April 20, 1859 in Rochester, Fulton, Indiana. He married Mary Pemberton on December 23, 1810 in Miami County, Ohio. Abner’s line:

Jacob Barrett, Sr. was born April 1, 1730 in East Nottingham, Chester, Pennsylvania and died February 28, 1802 in Newberry, South Carolina. He married and Lydia/Sarah. Their son:

Jacob Barrett, Jr. was born about 1762 in Frederick County, Colony, Virginia and died in 1796 in Newberry, Newberry, South Carolina. He married Jemima(?) Dobbins the daughter of John and Mary Dobbins.

Pemberton Family

George Pemberton was born about 1660 in England. He married Sarah Middleton probably from Nantwich, Cheshire, England.

“….. George Pemberton, lived in Cheshire County of parish England.  His residence was known by the name of “Pemberton Huff”, and received its name from some circumstance that took place between the King and himself, and the King ordered the following notice to be put up at the Pemberton’s gatepost:

‘While olives are green and commodities rough, Here is the place for Pemberton’s huff’.”

Source:  George M. Pemberton’s Scrapbook, transcribed by Dixie Ann Pemberton and G.D. Buckley, Jr. 2003, “HISTORY OF PEMBERTON’S” Part One – The Scrapbook,  Part Two – Commentary (http://www.gbso.net/buc/part_three1.htm) shared on Ancestry.com by Maria Pemberton45. Also see Pemberton Family World Wide as they provide a lot more information.

Their son George Pemberton, Jr. (II) emigrated to the Virginia Colony in 1710. He married Elizabeth Brooks. They had the following children:

  • Isaiah Pemberton (See more on his family below)
  • George Pemberton, III
  • Sarah Pemberton born in 1722 and died in 1816. She married Thomas Carney.
  • Ann Pemberton born 1727 and died 1816
  • Judith Pemberton born 1729 and died in 1814 married Henry Lloyd.

George II also married a Margaret.

Isaiah was born about 1718 in Frederick County, Virginia and died in 1794 in Bush River, Newberry County, South Carolina. Isaiah married Elizabeth Hall. Elizabeth was born in 1737 in Halltown, Jefferson, West Virginia and died December 28, 1795 in Bush River, Newberry, South Carolina. The family were Quakers. They had five children:

  • George Pemberton, IV born 12-3-1753 in Jefferson County, West Virginia and died March 29, 1805 in Bush River, Newberry, South Carolina.
  • William Pemberton was born February 28, 1755 in Jefferson County, West Virginia and died March 22, 1777 in Bush River, Newberry, South Carolina.
  • Isaiah Pemberton, II born December 27, 1756 in Fredrick County, Virginia and died February 2, 1801 in Bush River, Newberry, South Carolina. See more on Isaiah’s family below.
  • Richard Pemberton born June 22, 1760 in Jefferson County, West Virginia and died in February 1805 in Bush River, Newberry, South Carolina.
  • Anna Pemberton born March 15, 1764 in Jefferson County, West Virginia and died July 22, 1840 in Phillipsburg, Montgomery, Ohio.

Isaiah II born December 27, 1756 married Esther Coate born September 3, 1766 in Isaiah Pemberton, II born December 27, 1756 in Fredrick County, Virginia and died February 2, 1801 in Bush River, Newberry, South Carolina and died November 7, 1810 in Waynesville, Warren, Ohio. She was the daughter of Marmaduke Coate (1738-1822) and Mary Jane Coppock (1743-1809).

Isaiah II and Esther Coate had the following children:

  • Robert Pemberton was born January 20, 1788 in Bush River, Newberry, South Carolina and died August 30, 1828 in Bloomingdale, Parke, Indiana. He married August 2, 1809 in Miami County, Ohio to Eunice Anna Coppock [from Quaker Meeting records] was born July 31, 1793 in South Carolina and died July 10, 1874 in Jonesboro, Grant, Indiana. Eunice had a second marriage to Charles Baldwin (1782-1848).
  • John Pemberton was born April 12, 1789 in Bush River, Newberry, South Carolina and died in 1853 in Miami County, Ohio. He married Drusilla Ellerman on November 7, 1810 in Miami County, Ohio.
  • Isaiah Pemberton, III born October 2, 1790 in Bush River, Newberry, South Carolina and died September 22, 1862 in Miami County, Ohio. He married Elizabeth Elleman (1795-1861)
  • Mary Pemberton was born October 26, 1792 in Bush River, Newberry, South Carolina and died April 3, 1845 in Fulton County, Indiana. Her family is listed above.
  • Elizabeth Pemberton was born October 13, 1794 in Bush River, Newberry, South Carolina and died February 1, 1845 in Phillipsburg, Montgomery, Ohio. She married October 2, 1819 in Hamilton, Indiana to Nehemiah Thomas (1777-1843)

The Pemberton family migrated to Ohio and then Indiana because of their anti-slavery beliefs. James Pemberton was well known for his views on slavery and more information about that can be found here. Apparently James was also a loyalist?

Not sure if this historic home is related to our Pembertons: https://mht.maryland.gov/nr/NRDetail.aspx?NRID=51

Found a picture of an Elmer Harmison here. If he is yours, you should claim him.

Last Updated on March 30, 2021 by rootie

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