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Samuel Harmison

Male 1812 - 1862  (49 years)


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  • Name Samuel Harmison  [1, 2, 3
    Born 6 Apr 1812  Darke County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Gender Male 
    Died 6 Mar 1862  Pleasant Township, Laporte, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Buried North Woodlawn Cemetery, Walkerton, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Person ID I5337  Carl
    Last Modified 20 May 2012 

    Father Samuel Harmison, Sr.,   b. Abt 1776, Berkley, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Mar 1841, White County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 65 years) 
    Mother 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 
    Family ID F1626  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Connell,   b. 27 Nov 1822, Fayette County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 28 Feb 1908, Walkerton, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 14 Nov 1842  White, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Children 
     1. Isaac Wesley Harmison,   b. 22 Nov 1843, Johnson Township, IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jan 1890, Walkerton, St. Joseph, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years)
     2. William Henry Harmison,   b. 28 Dec 1844, Walkerton, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Aug 1923  (Age 78 years)
     3. Mary Ellen Harmison,   b. 12 Apr 1846, Pleasant Township, Laporte, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Feb 1877, Pleasant Township, Laporte, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years)
     4. Samuel S. Harmison,   b. 24 Apr 1847, Pleasant Township, Laporte, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Apr 1856, Pleasant Township, Laporte, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 8 years)
     5. John A. Harmison,   b. 24 Sep 1850, Pleasant Township, Laporte, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 May 1863, Pleasant Township, Laporte, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 12 years)
     6. Nancy Jane Harmison,   b. 3 Jan 1853, Pleasant Township, Laporte, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Nov 1916, Walkerton, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     7. Williean Harmison,   b. 21 Jan 1855, Pleasant Township, Laporte, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Apr 1931, Walkerton, St. Joseph, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     8. Sarah A. Harmison,   b. 22 Jul 1857, Pleasant Township, Laporte, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Nov 1922, Walkerton, St. Joseph, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     9. George R. Harmison,   b. 16 Jan 1861, Laporte, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Oct 1924, Johnson Township, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
    Last Modified 18 Jan 2014 
    Family ID F1815  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • According to son, George R. Harmison's biography: "Samuel Harmison was a native of Darke County, Ohio, born April 6, 1812. He was a gentleman of sterling character, and figured among the first settlers of northwest Indiana in that early period ....located as a settler in Pleasant Township on Section 16, which part of Pleasant township is now Johnson township. The land which he purchased was school land, and farming and stock-raising was his voction throughout life."

      1860 Federal Census, Pleasant Township, LaPorte, Indiana; page 183, Harmison, Samuel and Harmison, John residing in same household. Also, Samuel's children and wife, Elizabeth Conwell.

      In 1848, Samuel settled on Section 16, Johnson Township, LaPorte County, Indiana. He lived there until his death. The farm was passed on to son, George, then to grandson, Leslie Harmison who lived there all their lives.

      Samuel Harmison, Jr. helped drive the Indians to Kansas under the Indian Removal Act of 1830.

  • Sources 
    1. [S315] LaPorte County, Indiana Census, Page 237A, House#61 (Reliability: 3).
      1850

    2. [S315] LaPorte County, Indiana Census, page 183 (Reliability: 3).
      1860, Pleasant Township

    3. [S328] South Bend Area Genealogical Society, page 1115 (Reliability: 3).
      Cemetery Index

    4. [S342] History of LaPorte County, 1880, pages 807-808 (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S328] South Bend Area Genealogical Society, page 192 (Reliability: 3).
      St. Joseph Cty., Cemetery Inscriptions

    6. [S16] St. Joseph County, Indiana Cemetery Inscription, Volume 1 (Reliability: 3).
      Row 1, graves 10 & 11