Philura Jane Harmon

1798–1835 (Age 37)
Bennington, Bennington, Vermont, United States

The Life of Philura Jane

When Philura Jane Harmon was born in 1798, in Bennington, Bennington, Vermont, United States, her father, Luther Harmon, was 28 and her mother, Betsey French, was 22. She married William Smith Roberts on 9 March 1815, in Bennington, Vermont, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 1 daughter. She died on 11 June 1835, in Pomfret, Chautauqua, New York, United States, at the age of 37, and was buried in Fredonia, Pomfret, Chautauqua, New York, United States.

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Philura Jane Harmon
William Smith Roberts
Marriage: 9 March 1815
Martin Harmon Roberts
Reuben Harmon Roberts
Myron Hawley Roberts
Luther Dewey Roberts
Charles Harmon Roberts
Joseph Harmon Roberts
Thomas Harmon Roberts
Mary Harmon Roberts

Spouse & Children

  • Female1798–1835Female

  • William Smith Roberts


9 March 1815
Bennington, Vermont, United States


  • Martin Harmon Roberts


  • Reuben Harmon Roberts


  • Myron Hawley Roberts


  • Luther Dewey Roberts


  • Charles Harmon Roberts


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World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 2

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Age 5

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

Age 14

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

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)

  • Mrs. Wm. Roberts in entry for Reuben H. Roberts, "Michigan Deaths, 1867-1897"
  • Philura Harmon, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"
  • Philura Harmon, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"

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