William Johnson Harmon

16 September 1826–from 1860 to 1870 (Age 33)
Maine, United States

The Life of William Johnson

When William Johnson Harmon was born on 16 September 1826, in Maine, United States, his father, William Harmon, was 19 and his mother, Elizabeth Woodman Haskell, was 20. He married Lydia J Gilbert on 3 December 1846, in Leeds, Androscoggin, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Brunswick, Cumberland, Maine, United States for about 10 years. In 1850, at the age of 24, his occupation is listed as merchant in Brunswick, Cumberland, Maine, United States. He died from 1860 to 1870, at the age of 44.

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William Johnson Harmon
Lydia J Gilbert
Marriage: 3 December 1846
Horace M Harmon
Emma J Harmon

Spouse and Children

3 December 1846
Leeds, Androscoggin, Maine, United States


    Horace M Harmon


    Emma J Harmon


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World Events (7)

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.
1832 · Calais Branch is Chartered

Age 6

The State of Maine chartered the Calais Railway in 1832, one of the first railway charters to be granted by the state. Construction was very long, as the project was reorganized, abandoned, transferred to other companies, and extended several times. It was finally completed in 1898.
1838 · The Aroostook War

Age 12

"An international incident referred to as the Aroostook War or ""Pork and Beans War"". The conflict resulted as part of an international boundary dispute between the United States. Although several British soldiers were captured, nobody was killed during the war. In fact, local militia units did not engage in any significant combat. One of the most dramatic events was actually when two Canadian militia were injured by Black Bears."

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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Sources (3)

  • William J Harmon, "United States Census, 1860"
  • William A Harmon, "United States Census, 1850"
  • William J. Harmon in entry for Lydia J. Gilbert Harmon, "Massachusetts Deaths and Burials, 1795-1910"

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