James Lafayette Harmon

23 January 1865–31 October 1944 (Age 79)
Turner, Shelby, Alabama, United States

The Life Summary of James Lafayette

When James Lafayette Harmon was born on 23 January 1865, in Turner, Shelby, Alabama, United States, his father, John Henry Harmon, was 21 and his mother, Mary Ann Elizabeth Cost, was 19. He married Martha Barnissa Benton on 15 September 1889, in Turner, Shelby, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Election Precinct 19, Jefferson, Alabama, United States in 1920 and Election Precinct 5, Jefferson, Alabama, United States in 1930. He died on 31 October 1944, in Mulga, Jefferson, Alabama, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Generys Gap Methodist Cemetery, Bamford, Shelby, Alabama, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Lafayette Harmon
Martha Barnissa Benton
Marriage: 15 September 1889
James Monroe Harmon
William Eggleston Harmon
Robert Eugene Harmon
Lillie Alma Harmon
Dora Belle Harmon
Sudie Florence Harmon
Ivy Leona Harmon Vines
Joseph Milton Harmon , Sr.
John Wesley Harmon
Effie Mae Harmon
Maggie Ann Harmon
Oscar Woodrow Harmon

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  • Marriage
    15 September 1889Turner, Shelby, Alabama, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1866 · The First Civil Rights Act
    Age 1
    The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.
    1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.
    Age 2
    This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.
    Age 21
    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

    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 (19)

    • James L Harmon, "United States Census, 1910"
    • James L Harmon in entry for Oscar Woodrow Harmon and Leona Watkins, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"
    • James Lafayette Harmon in entry for Dora Belle Hunt, "Alabama Deaths, 1908-1974"

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