Augustus Harmon

Male 1818 - 1891  (72 years)


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  • Name Augustus Harmon  [1
    Born 15 Feb 1818  Richland, Oswego County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 14 Jan 1891  Oswego County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Pulaski, Oswego County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I39139  Stewartsnydotcom
    Last Modified 14 Oct 2019 

    Father Ancestors Thaddeus Harmon,   b. 11 Mar 1762,   d. 1 Nov 1855  (Age 93 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Dorcas Young,   b. 1784,   d. 1841  (Age 57 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F14185  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ancestors Elizabeth Sherwood,   b. Sep 1816, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1902  (Age ~ 86 years) 
    Notes 
    • Newspaper Article - Wednesday, May 23, 1849 Richland Courier - Pulaski, New York - Married - May 8th, by Rev. W. H. Hawkins, Mr. Augustus Harmon, to Miss Betsey Sherwood, both of the town of Richland.
    Children 
    Married: 1x1. George Ogdon Harmon,   b. 8 Dec 1850, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Mar 1916  (Age 65 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 14 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F14591  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Newspaper Obituary - Thursday, January 22, 1891 Pulaski Democrat - Pulaski, New York - Died - In this village, January 14, 1891, Mr. Augustus Harmon. The deceased was born February 15, 1818. His father, Deacon Thaddeus Harmon, was one of the founders of the Congregational church in this village, and also one of its first deacons. He laid the cornerstone of the first church edifice erected here in 1828, having previously brought with him the church records containing the Constitution, Articles of Faith and organization of the church itself originally formed in Pawlet, Vermont, accompanying the colony from that place which is located here. The maiden name of the mother of the deceased was Miss Dorcas Young, who was the third wife of Deacon Harmon. The deceased was married May 10, 1849 to Miss Elizabeth Sherwood. The place and homestead of his decease was also the place of his birth. As a lifelong resident he was necessarily well-known in this community and always profoundly esteemed for his purity and integrity; for his unswerving uprightness in every transaction of business; for his great kindness of heart and generous helpfulness is a neighbor and a citizen; for his faithful attendance on the services of the sanctuary and cordial support of its worship according to his means; for his strict temperance, not only in his complete abstinence from all intoxicating drinks, but temperance in speech and conduct, exercising constant control of his temper as well as his tongue. High-minded as well as pure minded, charitable in his judgments, never surmising evil, not only industrious but laborious to an extent rarely equaled. The gossip of the street had no charm for him, and he never mingled in it, but ever devoted to his home, he there spent regularly his evening hours. He was a striking illustration of the power of heredity in a religious ancestry, and the profound and permanent influence of an early religious training in forming character even in the absence of a religious profession. This profession he made in his last sickness, because as he said, "He wished to leave behind him the testimony of his faith of heart, and of its trust in the Savior as his Redeemer, as well as to partake of the sacrament." In perfect peace and tranquility of mind he committed his soul to the Divine Redeemer in his dying hours, repeatedly singing and endeavoring to same even after his voice failed him, the hymn beginning, "My Faith looks up to Thee, thou Lamb of Calvary." To his two surviving sons, he leaves the example of a noble Christian character, as well as the memory of a kind and indulgent father. To the bereaved wife the assurance that the strong bond of love consolidated by so many years of mutual devotion and affection which never knew the slightest strain, so perfect was the harmony of wedded life, is not broken by the temporary separation caused by death, but that in Christ the reunion is eternal. The funeral services were held at the residence of the deceased on Lake street. His former pastor, Rev. Dr. Douglas, officiating.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1309] U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2012;).