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Samuel Harmison, Sr.

Male Abt 1776 - 1841  (~ 65 years)


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  • Name Samuel Harmison  [1
    Suffix Sr. 
    Born Abt 1776  Berkley, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Died 2 Mar 1841  White County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Prob. Bedford Cemetery, White, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I5033  Carl
    Last Modified 20 May 2012 

    Father James Harmison,   b. Abt 1753, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 2 Nov 1832, Morgan County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 79 years) 
    Mother Mary 
    Family ID F1380  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Nancy Arnold,   b. 1778, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Aug 1850, Plymouth Township, Marshall, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married Abt 1805 
    Children 
    +1. Catharine Harmison,   b. 16 Oct 1806, Maryland Or Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Mar 1852, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years)
    +2. Elizabeth "Betsy" Harmison,   b. 1807, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1856, Marshall County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)
    +3. Elder John Harmison,   b. 6 Aug 1810, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Nov 1857, Liberty Twp., White County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years)
    +4. Samuel Harmison,   b. 6 Apr 1812, Darke County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Mar 1862, Pleasant Township, Laporte, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)
    +5. Isaac Harmison,   b. 17 Apr 1814, Montgomery County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 May 1898, Township Of Wheaton, Chippewa Cty., Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     6. Mary Harmison,   b. Abt 1816, Montgomery County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1846, Unknown Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 29 years)
    +7. James Harmison,   b. 20 Feb 1820, Montgomery County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jun 1886, Cache, Trenton, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
    +8. Sarah Jane Harmison,   b. 12 Nov 1823, Montgomery County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1866, Walkerton, St. Joseph, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years)
    Last Modified 18 Jan 2014 
    Family ID F1626  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • The property owned by Samuel at the time of his death was located along McKillup Creek, White County, Indiana and was sold to a William Sill by Samuel's son, John, executor of his estate, following Samuel's death.

      Samuel is most probably buried at the Bedford Cemetery which is located near his former property in Monon Township, White, Indiana.

      Samuel Harmison opened a blacksmith shop in Door Village, southwest of LaPorte, Indiana in Scipio township in 1833 according to "LaPorte History" by McDonald.

      Samuel Harmison, Sr. and wife, Nancy Arnold, were both illiterate and signed documents with an "X".

      Served in the War of 1812.

      Helped build the stockade in Door Village, LaPorte, Indiana, 1832 during Blackhawk War scare.

      Voted in LaPorte, Indiana, 1832.



      Will probated February 14, 1842, White, Indiana.

      From White County, IN; Book 1; Order Book, October, 1834 - November 1848; Final Record, page 288:

      October Term 1846:

      "A term of the White Circuit Court began is held in the Court house in Monticello on Tuesday the 10th day of October, 1846. Said term being in pursuance of law, present Honorable John W. Wright, President, and Honorable James Barnes and Thoma s McCormick, associate judges.

      Martin L. Pearce, Administrator
      of the Estate of William Sill Dec'd.
      vs.
      Nancy Harmison
      Isaac Thomas
      Elizabeth Thomas
      Samuel Smith
      Katharine Smith
      John Harmison
      Samuel Harmison, Jr.
      James Harmison
      Isaac Harmison
      Sarah Harmison

      .......that the said administrator of the estate of said Samuel Harmison deceased pay and notify the costs of this suit out of the goods in his hands to be administered...."

  • Sources 
    1. [S72] Ancestral File, LDS, CF64-6G (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S73] White County, Indiana Census Report, page 221 (Reliability: 3).
      1840, no township listed