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ing the place and Examining the Other Soldiers present, 1 am fully Con-
vinced that the fatal part of ye action was purely Accidental. However I
have confin'd. ye man Slayer and pray your Honour will please to give Direc-
tions in ye matter.

I am your Most

Humble Servant

Johnson Harmon.

Lieut.-Gov. Dummer's Reply.

Boston, 8 March, 1722-23.

I rec'd. your Letters by the Express with the other Papers; And I
approve of your Proceedings, And think you have done the best you could for
the Service. Since as you have sett forth the Openness of the Rivers and the
Wetness of the Country rendered the Execution of my Ordrs for a March to
Wedembesick and Norridgewock impracticable. I would have you repeat
your Marches and Scoutings upon the Rivers as high as you can, And in
other places most likely to find the Enemy, especially about the Grounds
where the wounded Deer and Canoe were Seen, until furthers Orders, and
not let the Men ly in Garrison any more than is necessary for their Refresh-
ment. I am heartily sorry for the unhappy Disaster in the accidental Death
of one of your people. I hope the Soldiers will be warned for the Time to
come of such Carelessness and Folly. You must give strict Orders that no
Guns be fired but at the Enemy, Unless by the Leave and in the Presence
of an Officer. The Man Slayer must be tried by a Court Martial and I
will in a Short time give out a Commission for that Purpose. In the mean
time though you are to keep him under Restraint you need not be very rigor-
ous and severe to him seeing you are fully convinced as you say that the Mis-
chief was purely accidental. You have Liberty to come to Boston wn. Coll.
Westbrook returns from his March taking leave of him.

Col. Westbrook's Expedition to Norridgewock in Jan., 1722: The
Indians learned of this expedition and left their village. Col. Johnson Har-
mon was sent to Norridgewort with 120 men at the same time with Col.
Westbrook and set out on the 6th day of Feb., but the rivers were so open
and the ground so full of water that they could neither march on land or ice.
Having reached however with great difficulty the upper falls of the Andros-
coggin River (Lewiston) they divided into scouting parties and returned
without seeing any of the enemy. (Pejepscot Papers Vol. 5). This expe-
dition of Harmon's was by order of Col. Westbrook.

In Scarboro in 1723, the Indians shot Serg't. Chubb, whom they mistook
for Capt. Harmon, eleven bullets taking effect.

Col. Westbrook in a number of letters written to Lieut.-Gov. Dummer
in the spring of 1724, tells of the expeditions of Capt. Johnson Harmon and
Lieut. John Harmon against the Indians about York.

The destruction of the village fort, church, and a large number of the
Norridgewock tribe was cruelly accomplished in Aug., 1724, but Col. West-
brook was not present. It was done by four companies under Capts. John-
son Harmon, Moulton, Bourne, and Bean. The Indians' priest, Raise' was
the last one killed, but it was done contrary to orders of the commanding
officer. Raise' with the Indian dead were scalped and these bloody trophies
were paraded in the streets of Boston, with much triumph. Father Raise'


was killed on Aug. 12, 1724, as Capt. Harmon arrived in Falmouth, on Aug.
18. with the scalps. (See letter of Col. Westbrook below.)

Falmouth. Aug. 18, 1724.
May it please your honour:

Capt. Harmon arrived this day with the Fryar's and 26 Scalps more from
Norridgewock and brought Bombazee's Squaw and three more Indian Cap-
tives, and retook three English boys. He Informs me a great number of
L dians are coming on our frontier on Sunday from Canada, and Two Hundred
from Penobscutt, for a further account I refer to him. They have taken Lt.
Kenady's Coat at Norridgewock, who resided at Saint Georges, which makes
me doubt they have taken the Garrison. I am sending Captn. Sanders in his
Sloop strongly guarded to that place and am likewise dispatching orders to all
the frontiers to be on strict guard. Capt. Harmon and the officers Judge
that by the modeste Computation, besides the Scalps and Captives they
brought in, what they killed and drounded these could not be less than thirty
or fourty. God has now been pleased to Crown your Honour's unwearied
Endeavors with success, which I desire to rejoice at. I hope your Honour will
smile on Captn. Harmon and favour him with a Commission for a field
Officer, I am your Honour's Most Dutiful. Humble Servant.

Thos. Westbrook.

I have Imprest Mr. Doke's Schooner to convey Captn. Harmon to Boston.

(Col. Westbrook m. Mary, dau. of John Sherbourne, of Portsmouth.
He d. Feb. 11, 1743, leaving no son. His dau., Elizabeth, m. Richard Wald-
ron, of Portsmouth, on Dec. 31. 1718. She was b. Nov. 26, 1701. and was
the only child of Thos. Westbrook. She had a son, Thomas Westbrook
Waldron. who was a captain in the Louisburg expedition in 1745 and d. 1785.
Thos. Westbrook was an inhabitant of Falmouth in 1 727. and built a house at
Stroudwater, the Harrow House.)

Capt. Johnson Harmon and Capt. Jeremiah Moulton were two leaders
and colonial soldiers. The latter, when a boy, could remember the sack of
the town of York by the Indians, and his escape through the snow. Johnson
Harmon had also passed through those trying days and his name had already
become known and feared by the Indians. Together in the summer of 1724
these men planned and led the third and only successful expedition against
Norridgewock. They destroyed the Indian village and killed Father Raise',
the French Catholic Missionary. The Harmons were an old and influential
familv and their homes were on the shore of York river at the harbor.

(The 250th Anniversary of York, 1902.)

In the summer of 1724, Capt. Harmon and Capt. Jeremiah Moulton led
the forces that captured Norridgewock. Whittier refers to it in, "Mog
Megone" written in 1834:

"For Bomazeen from Tacconock,

Has sent his runners to Norridgewock,

With tidings that Moulton and Harmon, of York

Far up the river have come."

"With Indian blood on his English sword ?

Steals Harmon down from the sands of York,

With hand of iron and foot of -cork?"

The following account was taken from the Historv of Norridgewock,
by Allen :


An expedition was sent after the Norridgewock Indians, under command
of Capt. Johnson Harmon, in Feb., 1723, which was unsuccessful. But on
Aug. 23, 1724, 208 men under command of Capt. Harmon and Moulton,
were sent to the headquarters of the warlike tribe. Proceeding up the Kennebec
they landed at Winslow, left their boats with a guard at that place and then
marched cautiously along the banks of the river. When they approached the
enemy, the force was divided; a part making a circuit so as to enclose the
village. Most of the Indian warriors were absent, probably in the fields,
while destruction was about to fall on their wives and children. It was
nearly noon when the unsuspicious natives were thus surrounded by their
enemies. A few of the English exposed themselves to the Indians. A young
Indian seeing them gave the alarm and rushed into the hut for a musket.
The surprised villagers soon commenced to fire upon the intruders, but so
precipitately that no damage was done. The English soldiers as they had been
directed, reserved their fire until they were within pistol shot, when the
slaughter of the savages was terrific. Their ranks were soon broken and they
fled, only to meet the fire of the whites, who were advancing from above
the village. Hemmed in on all sides, men, women, and children, rushed to
the river and were shot down indiscriminately in the water. Father Raise',
their priest, was among the killed. A monument to Raise' was erected on
the spot where the church once stood, by Bishop Fenwick, of Boston, on
Aug. 23, 1833.

The New England Courant, of Aug. 24, 1724, gives the following:
On Saturday last, Capt. Johnson Harmon arrived in Boston from his expe-
dition against the Indians at Norridgewock, and brought with him 28 scalps,
one of which was Father Raise's, their priest.

The following was taken from the N. E. H. & G. Reg. Vol. 48 : His
Honour, the Lt.-Governor, in consideration of the extraordinary service of
Capt. Harmon, presented him with a commission for Lt. Colonel of his
Majesty's Forces Eastward, under command of Col. Westbrook. Col. Har-
mon made solemn oath that the 27 scalps of Indians, (which were produced in
Council) were the scalps of Rebel or enemy Indians slain by him and his com-
mand and that they had taken 4 Indian prisoners.

The Manuscript Journal of Rev. William Holmes, of Chilmark, Cape
Cod, dated Aug. 30, 1724, gives the following:

The scalps of 28 of the Indians were brought to Boston, of which their
Priest and Bomazeen's were two. After shooting and scalping the Indians
and with two children as prisoners, Harmon and Moulton, with their whole
force lodged in the Wigwams, keeping a guard of 40 men. They started on
the return march, leaving the chapel and wigwams standing. Christian, a
Mohawk Indian of Harmon's force, was sent or went back and set fire to the
wigwams and the Church in the tower of which hung a bell. Of course all
the buildings were destroyed and the village and cornfields were left deso-
late. (Bomazeen was the Indian chief.)

Col. Johnson Harmon was one of the signers of the Indian Articles at
Casco Bay, in conference, July 25, 1727. He settled in Harpswell, Me., in
1727. Joseph Harmon, prob. his son, settled in Harpswell, in 1741, both at
Merriconeag Neck.


In expressing his desire to take part in the Louisburg Expedition, Col.
Johnson Harmon wrote to Col. William Pepperell, as follows:

York, Feb. 6, 1744.
To the Hon. William Pepperell, Esquire, Brigadier General at Kittery, per

Capt. Beal.
Honoured Sir:

This waits on you with my duty, wishing you all the success and com-
fort that prosperity can afford you, in the great trust reposed in you. May
the conduct of Heaven always attend you in every scene of life. The Provi-
dence of God, blessing Me with so good a measure of health and my inclination
being strong to wait on you to Louisburg. I am persuaded there is something
yet for me to do there before I leave the world. And as your smile is all I
crave in order to my going with you, I shall look for my reward either in
the coming world, if I am called off in the cause of my King and Country,
or as you see I deserve if ever I return to New England. If you will favour
me with a line in answer I Shall look upon it as a token of your regard. I beg
leave, Honoured Sir, to Subscribe myself,

Your dutiful humble servant,

Johnson Harmon.

(Col. Johnson Harmon had been in early life one of the most noted
Indian fighters of the time and was associated with Col. Moulton in many of
his expeditions. At the date of this letter to Col. Pepperell, he must have
been well advanced in years. He evidently did not take part in the expedition
to Louisburg, as his name does not appear in the register of Louisburg

CAPT. JOHN HARMON (John, James), b. about 1680, m. 1707, Mehit-
able Parker, dau. of John and Sarah Parker, of York. Sarah Parker was a
dau. of Nicholas Green. Mehitable and her sister, Hannah, were b. July 28,
1684. Capt. Harmon was m. by Capt. Preble, in York. He fought the
Indians about York with his brother, Col. Johnson Harmon. He was mod-
erator and also first deacon of York, in 1731. He was captain of the 6th Co.
1st Mass. Regt., in 1744-45, in the French war at Cape Breton. He settled
in Sanford in 1754 and probably died there, and was one of the first settlers in
Sanford, then Phillipstown. According to the proprietor's records of Phil-
lipstown, John Harmon had lot No. 15, in a list of lots granted to settlers,
Nov. 21, 1754. On Friday, Dec. 20, 1754, Capt. John Harmon was em-
powered to dispose of the trees lying upon the ground.

Children b. in York:

Deborah, b. Mar. 10, 1707-08, m. 1st, Feb. 28, 1728-29, Johnson Har-
mon, Jr. ; m. 2d, Aug. 26, 1738, William Fullerton.

Benjamin, b. Feb. 3, 1709-10, m. June 5, 1734, Katherine Beall.

Elizabeth, b. May 1, 1712, m. Mar. 23, 1733-34, Ebenezer Moulton.

Nathaniel, b. Mav 5, 1714, m. Apr. 24, 1737, Mary Kingsbury.

Jerusha, b. May 6, 1715-16, m. Dec. 9, 1738, Edward Call (or Pell).

John, 3d, b. May 11, 1720, adm. on estate of John Harmon, of York,
dec'd. Mariner, by William Fullerton, chairmaker of Boston, 1742.

Naphtali, b. Nov. 18, 1722, m. 1st, Oct. 18, 1744, Anne Greenleaf; m.
2d, June 18, 1756, Anna Gray.

Mary, b. — , m. Dec. 8, 1742, Maximilian Tenney.

Miriam, b. — , m. Nov. 25, 1752, Caleb Preble.

Twins, one d. Sept. 22, and the other d. Oct. 5, 1721.


Records Concerning Capt. John Harmon.

John Harmon, of Yorke, grantee, son-in-law of John and Sarah Parker,
grantors of land, dated Mar. 6, 1721-22.

Deacon John Harmon, of Yorke and Mehitable, his wife, grantors of
land in Yorke, June 14, 1733.

John Harmon, of Yorke, grantee, land in Yorke, April 4, 1732. Ben-
jamin and Nathaniel Harmon witnesses.

York Records:

Rev. Samuel Moody at the age of 23 arrived in York May 18, 1698,
having just graduated from Harvard College. In 1710 it was decided to
build a new Meeting House 50 feet square. It was here that John Harmon,
Joseph Sayward, and Micum Mclntire and others were given, "ye hinde
seat in our meeting house in ye Gallery Provided they fill it." Since these
gentlemen were not filling a, "hinde seat," in civil affairs it is fair to assume
that they were not under the ban of Father Moody.

Father Moody d. Nov. 13, 1747, age 72, highly respected. The parson-
age was burned in 1742, and all the records were lost. Joseph Holt, brother-
in-law to John Harmon, was deacon in 1739.

Capt. John Harmon, at Louisburg :

When war was declared by France in March, 1744, and by Great Britain
in April, and preparations by the government of Mass. were made for sending
an expedition to Louisburg, Canada, the command of the expedition was given
to Col. William Pepperell, who was then about 49 years old. Col. Jeremiah
Moulton, of York, commanded the 3d Reg't. and Capt. John Harmon was in
command of the 6th company, in the 1st Regt., which was commanded by Col.
Pepperell. Benjamin Harmon was a lieutenant of 6th company.

Col. William Vaughan, of the Louisburg campaign, in a letter, dated,
Portsmouth, Feb. 8, 1744, to Hon. William Pepperell, Esq., at Kittery,
writes: I hope Capt. Donnell will be appointed a Lieut. Col. and Elder
Harmon a Major, as he (Harmon) was ye first man yt engaged with me in ye
affair, even before Capt. Donnell came. I was lately at York and find the
people exceedingly ready to go, but are in confusion on account of officers.
(Elder Harmon was prob. Deacon Harmon and a brother of Col. Johnson

The following was taken from a register of commissions in the Army,
under command of Hon. William Pepperell, Esq., for an expedition against
the French settlement on Cape Breton and at (Louisburg) :

William Pepperell, Esq., Lieutenant General and Commander-in-Chief,
date of commision, Jan. 31, 1745 from Governor Shirley.

John Harmon Capt. of 6th Company in 1st Regt. date of commission,
Feb. 5, 1744 from Col. Pepperell.

Benjamin Harmon Lieutenant 6th Company, 1st Regt. date of com-
mission, Feb. 5, 1744.

MARY HARMON (John, James), b. York, Me., m. 1st, Benjamin Don-
nell. She m. 2d, before 1716, Joseph Holt, who was Deacon in 1739, and

Children by Donnell, b. in York: [a prominent man in York.

Deborah, b. May 5, 1705.

Dorcas, b. Sept. 26, 1706, d., age 7 years, 8 mos.
MARY HARMON (Col. Johnson, John, James), b. Mar. 23, 1704-05,
York, Me., m. 1st, April 23, 1724, Lieut. Richard Jacques, of Newbury,
Mass. Richard Jacques, son-in-law of Col. Johnson Harmon, personally

[in 1744.


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killed Father Sebastian Raise', in the expedition against the Indians at Nor-
ridgewock. Me., in 1724. Harmon and Jacques moved to Harpswell. Me..
in 1727. and later Jacques was mortally wounded by the Indians and died
there. Great brutality is chargeable to the English in the Norridgewock
affair according to their own account, such as killing women and children and
scalping and mangling the body of Father Raise'.

Lieut. Jacques also led the Harpswell forces in the Louisburg expedition

Children b. in York: Miriam, b. June 14. 1725.

S .-anna. b. Tune 15. 1729. Beniamin, b. Oct. 17

MIRIAM HARMON {Col. Johnson, John, James), b.
in York. Me., m. Dec. 28. 1728. John Stover, of York.

Children b. in York: lohn. b. Dec. 17. 1731.

Abigail, b. Sept. 19. 1734.
MARTHA HARMON {Col Johnson, John, James), b. April 13. 1720,
in York. m. Aug. 1. 1741, John Raynes.

Children b. in York: David, b. June 12. 1742.

Abigail, b. Sept. 17. 1744. Miriam, b. Oct. IS. 1747.

Martha, b. June 2. 1750. John. b. May 20, 1753.

Mary. b. Nov. 11. 1755. William, b. June 28. 1758.

Edward, b. Feb. 13. 1762. Johnson Harmon, b. Nov. 15. 1763.

JOHNSON HARMON. Jr. | Col. Johnson. John, James), b. July 2. 1710.
in York. Me., dl April 11. 1728-29. Deborah Harmon, hi- first cousin and
dau. of John Harmon and Mehitable Parker. He was on the muster roll of
Capt. Johnson Harmon's company with Zebulon Harmon. Ensign, from Feb.
28. 1721. to Nov. 20. 1722. righting the Indians about York. He d. about
1735. His widow Deborah prob. m. Henry Simpson.

Children b. in } ork :

Zebulon. b. June 26. 1730. m. Dec. 10. 1750. Tabitha Simpson.

Priscilla. b. Jan., 1732-33. m. Oct.. 1753. William Patten, of Wells.

York Deeds, dated. 1752: John Harmon (Deacon) and Henry Simp-
?on were guardians of Zebulon and Priscilla, minors and children of Johnson
Harmon. Jr., deceased. Simon Frost. Esq.. guardian of Joseph Harmon, Jr.,
son of Joseph Harmon, deceased. Johnson. Jr.. and Joseph Harmon, deceased,
were grandsons of Jeremiah Moulton. late of ^ ork. deceased, and sons of Col.
Johnson Harmon and Man.", only dau. of Moulton. Jo>eph. Jr.. was the
child and only heir of Joseph and Zebulon and Priscilla were the heirs of
Tohnson. Tr. Marv Harmon died manv vears ago. Col. lohnson died

[April. 1751.
JOSEPH HARMON (Col. Johnson, John, James), b. Mar. 1. 1712-13,
York, m. Nov. 7. 1737. Mercy Sewall. dau. of Samuel Sewall. of York.
They were m. by the Rev. Samuel Moody, in York. Joseph was a mariner
and settled in Harpswell. Me., from York, in 1741. with his father. He d.
Nov. 2. 1747. in Yurk. She m. 2d. Feb. 20. 1749. Simon Frost. Esq.. of
Kitterv. Me., ase 44. Mr. Frost prob. had: Joseph Harmon Frost, who m.
Nov. 25. 1802. Polly Paul, and lived in Sanford. Me.

Children b. in } ork:

Joseph. Jr.. b. June 6. 1743. m. int. June 17. 1765. Mary Barrell. of
York. ' Onlv heir in 1752. |
BENJAMIN HARMON (John, John, James), b. Feb. 3. 1709-10. York.
m. June 5. 1734. Katherine Beal, dau. of Edward Beal. They were m. by
the Rev. Samuel Moody, in York. Benjamin was a Lieut, in the 6th comp-
anv. 1st Mass. Regt.. Col. William Pepperell. in 1745. in the expedition
against Cape Breton, the French settlement. He was one of the original


grantees of Sanford, Me., in 1754, and was elected 1st Selectman, Mar. 11,
1768. He and his wife were bapt. in the 1st Bapt. Church, of Sanford in

Children b. in York: [1772.

Elizabeth, b. June 30, 1735, m. Feb. 1, 1755, James Home.

Olive, b. Feb. 1, 1736-37, m. Mar. 19, 1757, John Thompson, Jr.

Benjamin, b. Jan. 17, 1738-39, prob. d. y.

Edward Beal, b. Mar. 12, 1740, m. Mercy Willard.

Naphtali, b. Aug. 28, 1743, prob. m. Sarah . Prob. had: Naph-

tali, b. Feb. 23, 1764, in Sanford.

Mehitable, b. Sept. 6, 1745, m. Daniel Coffin.

Jerusha, b. Feb. 3, 1747-48.

Samuel (?). (His widow, m. Mr. Powers in 1780).

Rufus (?), m. Mehitable.
NATHANIEL HARMON {John, John, James), b. May 5, 1714, m.
April 24, 1737, Mary Kingsbury, dau. of John Kingsbury, of York. They
were m. by the Rev. Samuel Moody. Nathaniel prob. d. Jan. 7, 1797, in


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Children h. in York: John, b. Sept. 8, 1738, m. Mrs. Sarah Simpson.

Thomas, b. April 14, 1739, d. Jan. 27, 1747.

Mary, b. July 26, 1741, m. Sept. 24, 1763, Joseph Allen.

Deborah, b. Mar. 24, 1742-43, prob. m. Aug. 10, 1765, Daniel Curtis,
of Brunswick, Me.

Nathaniel, b. Nov. 18, 1744, m. Oct. 26, 1769, Mary Haynes.

Mercv, b. Aug. 2, 1746, m. Oct. 4, 1773, John Card.

Thomas, b. Feb. 21, 1747-48, m. Apr. 4, 1771, Olive Grow.

Ebenezer, b. Sept. 28, 1749, drowned at Saco Falls, Aug. 7, 1769.

Sarah, b. Aug. 31, 1751, m. Jan. 31, 1774, Benjamin Hussey.

Lydia, b. Apr. 4, 1753.

Abigail, b. Jan. 21, 1755, m. Feb. 28, 1778, William Moulton.

Theodore, b. Jan. 28, 1759, prob. d. at York, Oct. 4, 1801.

Olive, b. Nov. 9, 1760.
NAPHTALI HARMON {John, John, James), b. Nov. 18, 1722, m. 1st,
Oct. 18, 1744, in Cambridge, Mass., Anne Greenleaf, dau. of Steven Green-
leaf, of Charlestown, Mass. He m. 2d, June 18, 1756, in Wells, Me., Anna
Gray. He was one of the original grantees of Sanford, Me., formerly Phil-
lipstown, in 1754. In a petition of the inhabitants of Phillipstown, dated
May 26, 1756, appears: Naphtali, Benjamin, Benjamin, Jr., Edward and
John Harmon. In 1758 he was sergeant of a company of scouts. He was
elected Selectman of Sanford, Mar. 11, 1768, and Deer informer in 1781.
Sanford was inc. Feb. 27, 1768. He was one of the original founders of the
1st Baptist Church in 1772, and was made Deacon. His 2d wife, Anna Gray,
d. in Sanford, Oct. 30, 1793.

Children b. in York: Samuel, b. June 24, 1751, m. Lucv .

Anne, b. May 12, 1753.

Children b. in Sanford: Isaiah, b. 1755.

Josiah, b. 1757. He enl. July, 1777, for 3 yrs. in Capt. Wheelwright's
company, in Col. France's regt., and served in the Revolution. He
was a sergeant in Col. Sherbourne's regt., from July 15, 1777, to Feb.
1, 1779, and a sergeant in Capt. Thomas France's company, in the
10th Regt., in July, 1780.


Deborah, b. May 8, 1760, m. James H. Chadbourne.

Sarah. Priscilla ( ?) m. Mar. 17, 1794, George Lord, of Alfred, Me.
MARY HARMON {Capt. John, John, James), m. Dec. 8, 1742, Maxi-
milian Tenney, of York, Me.

Children b. in York: Hannah, -b. Tan. 17, 1743-44.

Mercy, b. June 28, 1746. John, b. Sept. 10, 1748.

Samuel, b. June 28, 1751. Sarah, b. Feb. 4, 1761.
MIRIAM HARMON {Capt. John, John, James), b. York, m. Nov. 25,
1752, Caleb Preble, in York.

Children b. in York: Caleb, b. July 23, 1753, d. young.

John, b. May 24, 1755. A son, b. Mar. 5, 1757.

Miriam, b. Apr. 11, 1758, d. July 7, 1759.

Caleb C, b. Mar. 7, 1761, d. Nov. 28, 1761.

Jemima, b. Oct., 1762. Timothy, b. Sept. 2, 1765.

ZEBULON HARMON {Johnson, Jr., Johnson, John James), b. June 26,
1730, m. Dec. 10, 1750, Tabitha Simpson, dau. of Henry Simpson, Jr. Zeb-
ulon Harmon and John Harmon, Jr., paid a fee for the Schooner, "Nancy,"
for the West Indies, at the port of York, Me., in 1786.

Children b. in York:

Johnson, 3d, b. Sept. 2, 1751, prob. m. 1798, Priscilla Carle.

Abigail, b. April 21, 1754, m. Jan. 21, 1775, Jotham Donnell, Jr.

Tabitha, b. Oct. 1, 1756, m. Mar. 4, 1778, John Preble.

Zebulon, Jr., b. Mar. 4, 1759, m. Dec. 21, 1794, Hannah Lewis.

Olive, b. Oct. 9, 1761, m. Nov. 5, 1787, John Harmon, Jr.

Deborah, b. Mar. 5, 1764, m. Oct. 14, 1787, Timothy Simpson.

Priscilla, b. Oct. 19, 1766, m. Oct. 1, 1799, Edward Simpson.

Joseph, b. Dec. 8, 1768.
ELIZABETH HARMON {Benjamin, John, John. James), b. June 30,
1735, York, m. Feb. 1, 1755, James Home.

Children b. in York: James, b. Feb. 6, 1757.

William, b. July 3, 1759. Olive, b. Sept. 20, 1760.
EDWARD BEAL HARMON {Benjamin, John, John, James), b. Mar.
12, 1740, in York, m. Mercy Willard, dau. of Samuel and Lova Willard.
Edward Harmon, of York, appears in the muster roll of Capt. James Gow-
en's company, in Col. Jedidiah Preble's regt., in the campaign of 1758. He
was Captain of the 9th company, of Sanford, Col. Ebenezer Saver's regt., 1st
York County Mass. Militia, and served in the Revolution. He was very
prominent in Sanford and was elected constable Mar. 21, 1774. Administra-
tion of the estate of Edward Harmon, late of Waterboro, Me., dated Aug.,
1797, Alfred, names wife, Mary.

Children b. in Sanford: Olive, b. Mar. 21, 1762.

Elizabeth, b. Nov. 5, 1764. Abia, b. Feb. 16, 1767.

Katherine, b. Tuly 6, 1769. Benjamin, b. April 23, 1772.

Marv, b. May 19, 1776.

Edward, Jr., b. Feb. 26, 1779, d. Oct. 5, 1785. Drowned by falling in
the Mousam river. Oath of Naphtali Harmon (Court Records).
MEHITABLE HARMON {Benjamin, John, John, James), b. Sept. 6,

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