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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 about 1753 in Maryland and died about 1831 in Morgan, Virginia. 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 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, Sr. 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. Samuel migrated to Ohio in 1810 and then to Indiana in 1830. He was a War of 1812 vet. He and his son, Samuel, Jr. helped build the fortification of LaPorte, Indiana in 1832 during the Blackhawk War scare. He opened a blacksmith shop in Door Village which is near LaPorte in 1833. He was a War of 1812 vet. Their children:

Catherine Harmison

Catherine was born October 16, 1806 in Maryland and died March 20, 1852 in Liberty, St. Joseph, Indiana. She married Samuel N. George Smith who was born January 11, 1806 in Bedford, Pennsylvania. Samuel married second in 1852 to 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 was born August 31, 1826 in Hamilton County, Ohio and died June 24, 1893 in Walkerton, St Joseph, Indiana. He married in 1842 at Carleton, Hull, Ontario, Canada to Alice G. Usher. She was born in 1821 in Sligo, Fermanagh, Ireland and died March 18, 1878, Hastings, Ontario, Canada. Isaac divorced or abandoned her in 1846. 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. Children by Alice Usher:

  • Sarah Smith born in 1843 in Carleton, Hull, Ontario, Canada
  • Benjamin James Smith born in 1844 in Carleton, Hull, Ontario, Canada
  • Isabella Smith born in 1845 in Carleton, Hull, Ontario, Canada
  • James Edward Smith was born in 1846 in Carleton, Hull, Ontario, Canada and died in 1894 in Tacoma, King, Washington. James married Rebecca Ann in Carleton, Hull, Canada then abandoned her while they were living in Scottville, Michigan in 1884.

Isaac married in 1846 in White County, Indiana to Margaret Elizabeth “Eliza” Connell (1825-1895). Children by Margaret:

  • William James Smith was born 1847 in Laporte, St. Joseph, Indiana and died in 1865.
  • John Nelson Smith was born in 1848 in Laporte, St. Joseph, Indiana and died in 1918.
  • Samuel Phillip Smith was born in 1851 in Laporte, St. Joseph, Indiana and died in 1902.
  • Margaret Elizabeth Smith was born in 1852 in Laporte, St. Joseph, Indiana and died in 1938.
  • Isaac James Smith was born in 1853 in Laporte, St. Joseph, Indiana.
  • Mary Ellen Smith was born in 1857 in Laporte, St. Joseph, Indiana and died in 1891.
  • Sarah Jane Smith was born in 1862 in Laporte, St. Joseph, Indiana and died in 1951.
  • Eli Wesley Smith was born in 1863 in Laporte, St. Joseph, Indiana.
  • Ulcy B Smith (male) was born in 1867 in Laporte, St. Joseph, Indiana and died in 1869.

Mary Ann Smith was born September 10, 1827 Montgomery, Ohio.

John Smith was born October 22, 1828, Montgomery, Ohio and died April 25, 1881 in Lincoln Township, Indiana. He married September 30, 1853 to Ellen Usher. Ellen was born in 1830 in Carleton, Hull, Canada and died February 11, 1878 in Walkerton, St. Joseph, Indiana.) Two children: Frank Smith and Louisa J. Smith (married Benjamin Pratt).

Henry A Smith was born May 21, 1830, St. Joseph County, Indiana. He married Rebecca who was born in 1830.

Martin Smith was born in 1833 LaPorte, Indiana and died October 25, 1891 in Audubon, Audubon, Iowa. He married Mary Ann Robison November 22, 1836 in Crawford Ohio. She died 3 May 1889 in Audubon, Iowa.

Eli Smith was born May 6, 1835 in LaPorte, Indiana and died in November 1884 in David City, Butler, Nebraska. He married Rachel who was born in 1837 and died in David City, Butler, Nebraska.

Louisa Smith was born January 11, 1837 in LaPorte, Indiana and died in June 1879 in New Carlisle, St. Joseph, Indiana. She married Samuel Wilcox.

Samuel Henry Smith was born July 20, 1838 LaPorte, Indiana and died June 9, 1904 in Gaston, Elkhart, Indiana. He married Mary Catherine Peoples (1842-1919).

James Knox Smith was born January 25, 1844 in LaPorte, Indiana (twin) and died November 24, 1894 in South Bend, St. Joseph, Indiana. He married Celia.

Nancy Jane Smith was born January 25, 1844 in LaPorte, Indiana (twin) and died October 11, 1918. She married William H. West (1840 – ).

Almeda Smith was born November 27, 1845 in Liberty Township, Indiana and died in 1850, same place.

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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, Jr.

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. See more about the Barrett family below.

Isaac and Eunice “Emma” and many of their children and descendants 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.

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:

Maria (Mary) Louise Harmison. Maria was born May 24, 1838 in Dodge County, Wisconsin and died July 17, 1901 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Mary Louise, is listed as the first white child born in Watertown, Wisconsin. She first wed Franklin A. Blashfield. Franklin was born October 18, 1833 and died December 24, 1866 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Mary and Franklin’s children: Artwell James Blashfield, born January 15, 1860 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin and died October 11, 1930 in Madison, Dane, Wisconsin; Derrill Blashfield born 1861; Gertrude Blashfield born 1863. After Franklin’s death, Maria married in 1870 to Thomas Crouch (1832-1925). Sarah and Thomas had one child, Sarah (Sadie) Crouch, born December 22, 1873 in Wisconsin.

James Abner Harmison. James was born December 22, 1841 in Dodge County, Wisconsin and died March 12, 1909 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. James wed Frances O. Seeley. Frances was born in 1841 and died July 4, 1895 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.

James and Frances had the following children:

  • Alice Harmison, born April 17, 1862 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin and died in April 17, 1927. Alice wed June 13, 1888 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin to Jacob H. Kleiner (1857-1922). Alice was a teacher at Eau Claire’s 9th Ward School. Her husband, Jacob, was the owner of Jacob Kleiner Meat Company.
  • Arthur Harmison, born April 11, 1871 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin and died June 29, 1929 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Arthur first wed Eliza; she died October 5, 1894 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Arthur was also married on May 27, 1896 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin to Mrs. Anna Leonard. (probably Anna Hermsten) (1871-1893). Arthur then wed Mary Trainor (1865-1929). He is buried next to his wife, Mary Harmison at Lake View Cemetery, Eau Claire, Wisconsin.
  • Harriet “Hattie” Bernice Harmison, was born March 13, 1873 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin and died October 30, 1944 in Duluth, Saint Louis, Minnesota. Harriet “Hattie” wed on October 24, 1900 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin to Ezekel Joseph McLeod (1877-1944). Hattie worked for Jacob Kleiner Meat Company as a bookkeeper prior to her marriage to Ezekel.
  • Frances Ethel Harmison, was born in November 26, 1878 in Eau Claire, Eau Claire, Wisconsin and died March 22, 1912 in Wisconsin. She married Joel Elmer Hopkins (1877-1966) on May 9, 1900 in 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>>>

Sarah Caroline Harmison was born February 10, 1847 in Oconomowoc, Waukesha, Wisconsin and died October 15, 1933 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. She wed on September 25, 1871 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin to William Small (1842-1921). William’s brother, Benjamin Small, lived and farmed with William and Sarah throughout his lifetime.

Arthur A. Harmison was born April 8, 1855 in Watertown, Wisconsin and died October 9, 1856.

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

Generation 1-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:

Generation 2-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.

Generation 3-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 arrived in Salem, Champaign County, Ohio between 1802-1804. The town was not organized until 1805. Abner was the first clerk of this township. He was a War of 1812 veteran being discharged as Captain. He commanded his own unit, “Capt. Barrett’s Company, Ohio Militia.”

Captain Abner Barrett settled on what is known as Ruffin’s Ridge, but subsequently moved to a cabin in Union Township, on the ridge bordering the lower section of Dugan Prairie, the corner of his land being within a few rods of the Ludlow line.  The farm now belongs to and is occupied by James Young.

The Captain was a tall, active and muscular man, with a stentorian voice, and was fond of telling the fright given to a six foot Kentuckian, who had stopped with him for the night, by the unexpected entrance of Tecumseh. Seeing the man’s fears, Tecumseh patted him encouragingly on the shoulder, calling him a big baby.*

Later in life, he was injured in one leg by an accident in crossing a frozen stream, which compelled him to walk with a crutch or cane. He was an early riser, and his voice might have been heard any morning calling the hired hands and boys to work. The home of the Captain overlooked the stretch of beautiful prairie in which the town of Mutual is built.

Abner was appointed as a commissioner to the board of directors of the poor house in Champaign County.

*Note, the man Abner told about in his story was Daniel Boone. This fact is spoken about in other records and accounts.

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. See more on the Harmison family above.

Children of Abner Barrett and Mary Pemberton:

  • Esther “Hettie” Barrett was born September 25, 1811 in Union, Miami, Ohio and died July 4, 1903 in Rockfield, Carroll, Indiana. She married September 26, 1828 to John Harmison (1810-1857).
  • Jacob Barrett was born in 1812 in Montgomery, Ohio and died September 14, 1870 in Rochester, Fulton, Indiana. He married July 24, 1855 in Fulton, Indiana to Margaret A. Hight.
  • Elizabeth Barrett was born in 1816 and died in 1890. She married in 1834 to Richard Penny (1814-1898).
  • Rosanna Barrett was born in 1818 in Union, Miami, Ohio and died September 24, 1894 in Latty, Paulding, Ohio. She married April 7, 1836 to John Penny, Jr. (1817-1870)
  • Arthur Barrett was born in 1819 in Union City, Miami, Ohio.
  • James Barrett was born in 1821 in Miami, Ohio and died January 27, 1865 in Lexington, Fayette, Kentucky. He married Rachel Clark (1825-1897).
  • Samuel C. Barrett was born March 4, 1824 in Miami, Ohio and died June 21, 1909 in Rochester, Fulton, Indiana. He married November 9, 1850 in Fulton, Indiana to Mary Montgomery. He marred September 15, 1876 in Marshall, Indiana to Martha A. Bunch.
  • Hepsiliah Barrett was born in 1830 in Miami, Ohio and died in 1873 in Rochester, Fulton, Indiana. She married December 2, 1847 in Fulton, Indiana to Reuben Elkins
  • Jemima Barrett was born in 1832 in Miami, Ohio and died September 20, 1899. She married October 17, 1850 in Fulton, Miami, Ohio to Joseph P. Morris (1830-1901).
  • John Barrett was born about 1834 in Miami, Ohio.
  • Isaac Henry Barrett was born December 25, 1836 in La Porte, La Porte, Indiana and died November 1907 in Waukomis, Garfield, Oklahoma. He married November 13, 1864 to Ella Minerva Sweeney (1843-1918). She also married Dennis R. Smith.
Sources

The History of Champaign County Ohio Containing a History of the County; its Cities, Towns, etc.; General and Local Statistics; Portraits of Early Settlers and Prominent Men; History of the Northwest Territory; History of Ohio; Map of Champaign County; Constitution of the United States, Miscellaneous Matters, etc., etc., by John W. Ogden. Chicago: W. H. Beers & Co., 1881. p. 501

History of Champaign County, Ohio: Its People, Industries and Institutions, Volume 1; History of Champaign County, Ohio: Its People, Industries and Institutions, Evan P. Middleton. Publisher: B.F. Bowen, 1917. pp. 122, 182

A Centennial Biographical History of Champaign County, Ohio, Lewis Publishing Company, 1902 p. 83 (Note: It is possible that this Abner also married a woman named Sarah and they had a daughter, Beulah. p. 172)

Roll of Capt. Abner Barrett’s Company. Served from August 21, until October 21, 1812 and from January 1 until February 21, 1813.

Historical Collections of Ohio: Containing a Collection of the Most Interesting Facts, Traditions, Biographical Sketches, Anecdotes, Etc. Related to Its General and Local History with Descriptions of Its Counties, Principal Towns, and Villages. p. 83

The History of Ohio: From Its Earliest Settlement to the Present Time. William Henry Carpenter, Timothy Shay Arthur, J.B. Lippincott, 1858 p. 242

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 with the Barretts.
  • 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

Sources

LaPorte County History

1840 Census, White County, Indiana

Darke County History by Beers 1880

History of St. Joseph County, by Charles C. Chapman, C.C. Chapman & Co., 1880. p. 747

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

Last Updated on June 6, 2021 by rootie

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