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Miriam Harmon

Also Known As: "Miriam Harmon"
Birthdate: (76)
Birthplace: Probably England
Death: May 21, 1706 (72-80)
Rehoboth, Bristol County, Province of Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Francis Harmon and Sarah Harmon
Sister of Nathaniel Harmon; John Harmon and Sarah Harmon
Half sister of Miriam Whitaker

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About Miriam Harmon

Sgt. Jonathan Bliss Sr. wife was not Miriam Harman, but, rather, Rachel Puffer (Rachel Bliss).

Sources: see Randy A. West, "The English Origin of George1 Puffer of Braintree, Massachusetts," The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 171 (Fall 2017): 315-17.

and

Eugene Cole Zubrinsky, "To Say It Doesn't Make It So: Clues to the Probable Identity of the Wife of Jonathan2 Bliss of Rehoboth, Massachusetts," The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 151 (Jan. 1977): 31.

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Not listed as accompanying her father or siblings on the ship "Love" in July 1635, but listed as sister of Nathaniel in The Harmon genealogy, comprising all branches in New England, By: Artemas C. Harmon - 1920

https://archive.org/stream/harmongenealogyc00harm/harmongenealogyc00harm_djvu.txt

MIRIAM HARMON (Sister of Nathaniel), b. in England, d. May 21, 1706, at Rehoboth

[source for the errant assertion of marriage to Jonathan Bliss]

m. 1648, in Rehoboth, Mass., Jonathan Bliss, son of Thomas Bliss and Mistress Ide, of Rehoboth, Mass. Jonathan Bliss was a brother of Mary Bliss, who married Nathaniel Harmon. He was b. in England, Apr. 2, 1626, was a blacksmith at Rehoboth, and made freeman in Plymouth Colony in 1655, and d. about 1657. His estate was inventoried and sworn to by his son, Jonathan, in Boston on Mar. 23, 1687, before Sir Edmond Andros.

Children:

  • 1. Ephraim, b. Feb. 5, 1649.
  • 2. Rachael, b. Dec. 1, 1651, m. Oct. 28, 1674, Thomas Manning, of Swansey, Mass
  • 3. Jonathan, b. Mar. 4, 1653, d. 1653.
  • 4. Mary, b. Sept. 30, 1655.
  • 5. Elizabeth, b. Jan. 29, 1657, m. June 25, 1684, James Thurber.
  • 6. Samuel, b. June 24, 1660, d. Aug. 28, 1720.
  • 7. Martha, b. Apr., 1663.
  • 8. Jonathan, b. Sept. 17, 1666. d. Oct. 16, 1719.
  • 9. Dorithy, b. Jan. 27, 1668, m. June 26, 1690, James Carpenter.
  • 10. Bethia, b. Aug., 1671, m. Apr. 15, 1695, Daniel Carpenter, son of William Carpenter and Miriam Searles, of Rehoboth, Mass. Daniel was b. Oct. 8, 1669. Bethia d. Feb. 27, 1702-3. Issue: Daniel, Jr., b. Nov. 8, 1695.
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Miriam Harmon's Timeline

1630
1630
Probably England
1706
May 21, 1706
Age 76
Rehoboth, Bristol County, Province of Massachusetts
1932
April 28, 1932
Age 76
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