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Jonas Harman

Birthdate: (76)
Birthplace: Harman Hills, Pendleton County, Virginia, United States
Death: 1864 (75)
Brazil Creek, Washington County, Missouri, United States
Place of Burial: Courtois Township, Crawford County, Missouri, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Isaac L. Harman and Christina Harman, M.D.
Husband of Catherine Harman and Catherine Barbara Harman (Harper)
Father of Nimrod A. Harman; John W. Harman, Judge; Phoebe Harper; Eliza Harman; Jonas M. Harman and 10 others
Brother of Samuel Wesley Harman; Reuben Harman, Sr.; Phoebe Harper; Joshua Daniel Harman; Moses Harman and 6 others

Managed by: John Reeves
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About Jonas Harman


Jonas Harman, son of Isaac and Christina (Henkle) Harman, was born in the Harman Hills, Pendleton County, VA, now WV, in 1788. He first married Barbara Harper in 1806 and resided for several years after his marriage in the Harman Hills where several of his children were born, and then moved to Brazil Creek, Washington County, MO, where he spent the rest of his life. He owned about 500 acres Ozark land. Moses Harman, his grandson, said of him: "Jonas Harman was a man of superior endowments, physical and mental. His mother was Christina Henkle [before marriage], a matriarch to her people, a 'woman doctor and one who exerted a wonderful influence over not only her own children and near relatives, but over a wide circle of acquaintances. She lived a long, active and very useful life, dying at eighty-three years of age, near Macksville, Pendleton County, WV. Jonas, her eldest son, had a splendid physique-six feet tall; well formed; a fine head and majestic cast of features; a mind far above the average of men for the time and country in which he was born. He possessed a very fair education in both German and English; was a land surveyor, a school teacher and served several times as justice of the peace. In religion he was not devout, never joined a church and seemed inclined to agnostic views. He was regarded by his neighbors and acquaintances as a very upright man in all his dealings, industrious and frugal habits, inclined to mechanical pursuits, never accumulated more than a modest competence, and died a poor man in 1864, aged seventy- six. He was the father of fifteen children of whom Job, the father of Moses, was the oldest." Children of this marriage: Job, born July 20, 1807; Sally, born May 20, 1809; Jacob, born Feb. 16, 1812; Simeon, born June 21, 1814 and Barbara, born Dec. 10, 1816. Simeon died Aug. 7, 1848. Barbara, wife of Jonas, died Dec. 28, 1816, when her daughter, Barbara was an infant.

Alter his first wife died, he married _______ who died June 28, 1858. Children by this marriage: Nimrod, born Sept. 30,1818; John W., born May 27, 1821; Phoebe, born March 10, 1825; Isaac born April 9,1827; Jonas M. born Dec. 29, 1829; Reuben, born Aug. 5, 1832; Ellen, born Dec. 20, 1834; Elizabeth, born July 3, 1838; Christina, born June 8, 1841. Nimrod died May 16, 1835, unmarried; Eliza died April 19, 1843 when a little past eighteen years old and Jonas M. died Jan. 15, 1830 in infancy. Reuben Harman, son of Jonas Harman, Sr. had the following children: J. C., J. P., Mary, B. F., and Maggie Christina. Mary Harman, daughter of Reuben of Jonas, married John F. Summers and resides in Anthony's Mill, MO. They have the following children: W. R., May Ona, Myra, B. H., and J. R. Reuben and sons were farmers. Jacob Harman, son of Jonas, Sr. moved from Missouri to Iowa and died there. His wife's name was Eliza. Two children: boy and girl. Christina Harman, daughter of Jonas, Sr. married ______Wolford and lived and died in Tipton County, Indiana. No information as to her descendants. Tipton is county seat of Tipton County. John C. Harman, son of Reuben of Jonas, was judge of Crawford County, MO court for a term or two, and Benjamin, his son, served as Secretary of State of Oklahoma. Job Harman, son of Jonas, Sr. married Nancy Harman. Nimrod H. Harman, father of George Harman, a prominent business man of Sacramento, Calif. is a descendant of Jonas Harman, Sr. through one of Jonas' sons but have been unable to ascertain for a certainty which one. John married Margaret lsgrig; Phoebe married Noah Harper; Ellen married John Pinson, Christine married Felix W. Summers. It is claimed that Jonas Sr. had another daughter, Caroline, who married Jacob Kimberlain.

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Jonas Harman's Timeline

August 16, 1788
Harman Hills, Pendleton County, Virginia, United States
July 20, 1807
Age 18
Pendleton, Virginia
May 10, 1810
Age 21
Randolph, WV, United States
February 14, 1812
Age 23
Pendleton County, West Virginia, United States
June 21, 1814
Age 25
December 10, 1816
Age 28
September 30, 1818
Age 30
May 27, 1821
Age 32
Pendleton, VA