Rufus Harmon

15 October 1759–8 August 1826 (Age 66)
Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Rufus

When Rufus Harmon was born on 15 October 1759, in Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Eli Harmon, was 28 and his mother, Anna Southwell, was 24. He married Orpha Harmon in 1782, in New Marlborough, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died on 8 August 1826, in Westmoreland, Westmoreland, Oneida, New York, United States, at the age of 66.

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Rufus Harmon
Elizabeth Post
Marriage: 24 December 1787
Rufus Harmon
Elizabeth Harmon

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24 December 1787
New Marlborough, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 17

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

Age 17

New York is the 11th state.
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 22

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

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.

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  • Rufus Harmon, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"
  • Rufus Harmon, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"
  • Rufus, "Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"

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