Josiah Harmon

1757–1856 (Age 98)
Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Josiah

When Josiah Harmon was born on 27 December 1757, in Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, his father, Eli Harmon, was 26 and his mother, Anna Southwell (Harmon), was 22. He married Olive Harmon in 1780, in Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 12 June 1856, in New Marlborough, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 98, and was buried in New Marlborough, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States.

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Josiah Harmon
Olive Harmon
Marriage: 1780
Salmon Harmon
Olive H. Harmon
Rachel Harmon
Luther Harmon

Spouse & Children

Connecticut, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 19

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 24

The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.
1783 · A Free America

Age 26

The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.

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.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Josiah Harmon in household of Luther Harmon, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Joshua Harmon in entry for Licthen Harmon, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"
  • Josiah Harmon, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"

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