When William Neel Harman was born on 11 December 1822, in Hollybrook, James City, Virginia, United States, his father, Elias Harman Sr., was 42 and his mother, Mary "Polly" Davis, was 41. He married Polly Daunt about 1853. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Giles, Virginia, United States in 1860 and Mechanicsburg, Bland, Virginia, United States for about 10 years. He died on 30 July 1905, in Bonanza, Sebastian, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in White Bluff Cemetery, White Bluff, Sebastian, Arkansas, United States.
English (mainly southeast), Dutch, and Czech: from a personal name composed of the ancient Germanic elements heri, hari ‘army’ + man ‘man’ (see Hermann ). In England this name was introduced by the Normans.
Irish: variant of Hargadon .
Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): perhaps a nickname for someone with a copious or noticeable head of hair (see Haar ).
William was the son of Elias Harman and Polly Davis. After having daughter Willie Angelina with Polly Daunt he married Orlenia Shockley. This Virginia native was a member of the first graduating clas …
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