Alpheus Harmon (1798 - 1842)

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Birthplace: Rupert,Bennington,Vermont
Death: Died in Froze To Death Between Nauvoo & Carthage,Illinois
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About Alpheus Harmon

Birth: Jul. 2, 1798 Rupert Bennington County Vermont, USA Death: Nov. 17, 1842 Nauvoo Hancock County Illinois, USA Parents:

 Martin Harmon (1758 - 1845)

 Hulda Dimrus Vaughn Bassett (1808 - 1886)*

 Caroline Harmon Lincoln (1823 - 1897)*
 Henry Martin Harmon (1832 - 1895)*
 Alma Harmon (1834 - 1881)*
 Ammon Harmon (1837 - 1902)*
 Alpheus A. Harmon (1839 - 1916)*
 Huldah Rogers Harmon Clouse (1840 - 1884)*

Burial: Old Nauvoo Burial Grounds Nauvoo Hancock County Illinois, USA Alpheus and a nephew Asa Harmon froze to death returning from a mission.

SOUTHPORT TELEGRAPH. Vol. III. South Port, Wisc. Terr., Wed., December 7, 1842. No. 24.


   FROZEN TO DEATH. -- Mr. Alpheus Harmon and his nephew, Orsey Harmon, were frozen to death on Thursday, the 17th ult., on the open prairie between Carthage and Nauvoo, about seven miles from the latter place. They were travelling across the prairie towards Nauvoo with an ox team and wagon, and it is supposed they became bewildered in the storm. Mr. Alpheus Harmon was found on the Saturday following, a few rods from the wagon, and his nephew a young man, was not found until the following Monday. -- It appears he had wandered some two miles from the wagon before he perished. The oxen had been detached from the wagon and were found in a grove on the border of the prairie. One of the above mentioned (Mr. A. Harmon,) was a preacher of the Mormon faith, and one of the three hundred preachers who were commissioned some months ago by Joseph Smith to spread the doctrines of Mormonism. He had made the tour through Indiana on the objects of his mission, and was returning to the city of the latter day saints -- he had a wife and nine children in Nauvoo who were anxiously awaiting his return, but while yet a short space intervened between him and his domestic fireside, death arrested him on his homeward journey. The aforementioned particulars we gather from a letter written at Nauvoo, to a brother of the deceased in this village. 
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Alpheus Harmon's Timeline

July 2, 1798
February 1, 1823
Age 24
Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois
May 27, 1824
Age 25
Erie, Pennsylvania
June 7, 1826
Age 27
June 8, 1828
Age 29
Erie, Pennsylvania
July 3, 1830
Age 32
Oh, United States
June 17, 1832
Age 33
Elk Creek, Erie, Pa.
October 21, 1834
Age 36
Elk Creek Twp, Erie, Pa
January 27, 1837
Age 38
Kirkland, Lake, Oh, United States
April 14, 1839
Age 40
Portage, Portage, Oh, United States