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the HARMONs on PECK of Taita

Journal by ngairedith

a list of the HARMON on the tree as at Oct 2010

1. Harmon, Charles (1863 - 1934)
- born in Kaikoura, Canterbury
- married Sarah Margaret Fanny GIBSON 1899

2. Harmon, Edward (1866 - 1937)
- born in Kaikoura
- married Jane Elizabeth WILLIAMS

3. Harmon, Elizabeth (1859 - 1916)
- married John McInness CLEMETT 1878 in Kaikoura

4. Harmon, Emery (1820 - 1900)
- born in Machias, Maine - 520km NE of Boston, USA
- married Pirihira Nga Morehu TAUKAWE
- died in Kaikoura
Putting Emery in Kaikoura in 1868 is a fatal accident involving a Mr Henry Cole
From the MARLBOROUGH EXPRESS dated 16th May 1868:
... It appears that about 11pm, Mr. H. Cole, Bootmaker, went in his own boat alongside the "Ruby", just in from Wellington for the purpose of obtaining goods brought by her. While engaged on board, the boat broke loose and drifted away. Upon discovery he very foolishly divested himself of his clothes and went in pursuit. In the attempt to regain it, he sank and was drowned. The body was discovered some two hours afterwards but was much disfigured having been eaten by fish.
etc etc .. and:- AN INQUISITION indented, taken at Kaikoura in Marlborough in the Colony aforesaid, on Tuesday the twelfth of May in the Year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and sixty eight before Charles Ruck Keene Esquire one of Her Majesty`s Justices of the Peace for the said Colony acting as Coroner under and by virtue of the Coroners Act 1867 upon view of the body of Henry Cole aged twenty six (26) then and there lying dead, and upon the Oaths of
* Henry Anthony Ingles
* Clinton Haywood Sabine Pasley
* Christopher Clemett
* Charles Evans
* Joseph Charleston
* Emery Harmon
* Joseph Poole
* John Thomas Home
* John Howard
* Edmund Oscar Palmer
* James Gray
* James Missen,
good and lawful men, who being Sworn and Charged to enquire on behalf of our Sovereign Lady the Queen, how, when, where, and in what manner the said Henry Cole came to his death, do say, upon their Oaths that the deceased was accidentally drowned in the Harbour of Kaikoura on the eleventh day of May 1868.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF as will the said Coroner, as the Jurors aforesaid, have to this Inquisition put their Hands and Seals on the day and year, and at the place first above written.
8 C. Ruck Keene J.P. acting as CORONER
* Henry A. Ingles FOREMAN
* - James Gray Clinton
* - H. S. Pasley
* - John T. Home
* - C. Clemett
* - Joseph his X mark Poole
* - J. Missen
* - Emery Harmon
* - Chas Evans
* - John Howard
* - E. O. Palmer
* - Joseph his X mark Charleston

5. Harmon, Hector (b.1847)

6. Harmon, Henry (1791 - 1866)
- born in Machia, Maine USA
- married Sarah BERRY 1919
- buried in Seattle
- son Emery emigrated to NZ

7. Harmon, Henry (1849 - 1901)

8. Harmon, James (b.1845)

9. Harmon, John (1843 - 1852)

10. Harmon, John (1858 - 1902)

11. Harmon, Robert (b.1848)

12. Harmon, Samuel (b.1852)

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on 2010-09-23 07:17:06

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Comments

by desertweller64 on 2012-08-19 16:11:44

Have you ever come across "Abias Avis Harmon"? Born out of wedlock in WVA and not mentioned in family records. Thanks Juanita Harmon Riechers

by desertweller64 on 2012-08-19 16:12:32

Have you ever come across "Abias Avis Harmon"? Born out of wedlock in WVA and not mentioned in family records. Thanks Juanita Harmon Riechers

by ngairedith on 2012-08-19 17:35:02

hello desertdweller,

no I haven't come across Abias 'Avis' Harmon (1825-1899) born in Virginia. Some of the above were born in Machia, Maine (1,000 miles away) but it is possible there was a connection. Maybe another reader will know

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