Sparling Bowman Harmon

23 January 1826–19 October 1900 (Age 74)
Greene, Tennessee, United States

The Life Summary of Sparling Bowman

When Sparling Bowman Harmon was born on 23 January 1826, in Greene, Tennessee, United States, his father, Peter L. Harmon, was 47 and his mother, Elizabeth Bowman, was 31. He married Catharine Carter on 6 April 1848, in Greene, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in District 12, Grainger, Tennessee, United States for about 10 years. He died on 19 October 1900, in Greene, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Mount Vernon Historical Cemetery, Greeneville, Greene, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

Sparling Bowman Harmon
Catharine Carter
Marriage: 6 April 1848
Robert C. Harmon
Foy Alexander Harmon
about 1852–1880
Martha Jane Harmon
James Lytle Harmon
Joseph M Harmon
David Aaron Harmon
Catherine "Kitty" Harmon
Ruth Harmon
Mary A Harmon

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    6 April 1848Greene, Tennessee, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 4
    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.
    1835 · The Hermitage is Built
    Age 9
    The Hermitage located in Nashville, Tennessee was a plantation owned by President Andrew Jackson from 1804 until his death there in 1845. The Hermitage is now a museum.
    Age 20
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    English (of Norman origin): from the Anglo-Norman French and Middle English personal name Herman, adopted from ancient Germanic Hariman, Her(e)man, composed of elements meaning ‘army’ + ‘man’.Irish: variant of Hargadon .Americanized form of German Harmann or Hermann . Compare Harman .

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

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    Sources (30)

    • Sparling Harmon, "United States Census, 1870"
    • S B Harmon, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"
    • Sparling B. Harmon in entry for Martha J. Bohannon, "Tennessee Deaths, 1914-1966"

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