Peter Downy Harmon

10 September 1827–10 August 1889 (Age 61)
Boyle, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Peter Downy

When Peter Downy Harmon was born on 10 September 1827, in Boyle, Kentucky, United States, his father, Peter Harmon, was 44 and his mother, Abagail Pipes, was 43. He married Nancy B Gray in 1848, in Mercer, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Casey, Kentucky, United States in 1850. He died on 10 August 1889, in Boyle, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Old Union Cemetery, Cecilia, Hardin, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

Peter Downy Harmon
1827–1889
Nancy B Gray
1831–1889
Marriage: 1848
Mary Harmon
1849–
Charles Harmon
1865–
Minerva Harmon
1867–
James Harmon
1868–
Babe HARMON
William Harmon
1850–1873
Beverly Pierce Harmon
1852–1854
Eliza E. Harmon
1854–1889
Betty Ann Harmon
1856–
Rice E. Harmon
1858–1937
Sallie Lee Harmon
1859–1918
John Morgan Harmon
1862–1945
Robert Harmon
1870–1889
Amanda S. Harmon
1874–1901
Thomas Harmon
1874–1957

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1848
Mercer, Kentucky, United States
children

(15)

    Mary Harmon

    Female1849–Female

    William Harmon

    Male1850–1873Male

    Beverly Pierce Harmon

    Male1852–1854Male

    Eliza E. Harmon

    Female1854–1889Female

    Betty Ann Harmon

    Female1856–Female

+10 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Male1782–1853Male

    Abagail Pipes

    Female1783–1837Female

siblings

(10)

+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 3

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1830 · Louisville and Portland Canal Opens

Age 3

The Louisville and Portland canal opened in 1830. It was a 2 mile canal. It helped with the barrier caused by the Falls of the Ohio River at Louisville by making a route around them.
1846

Age 19

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

1 Irish (mainly County Louth): generally of English origin (see 1); but sometimes also used as a variant of Harman or Hardiman , i.e. an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hArgadáin ( see Hargadon ).2 English: variant spelling of Harman 1.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Peter Harmon, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Peter Harmon, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Peter D Harman, "United States Census, 1860"

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