|Birth: ||Aug. 12, 1826|
|Death: ||Apr. 16, 1915|
Nelson was the son of Reece and Nancy Nelson Harmon. He married Elizabeth Ewing on June 25, 1857 in Garrard County, Kentucky. Nelson was a farmer and by 1860 was supporting not only his wife and two children, Nancy Jane and James William, but two of his sisters and a niece and nephew lived in his home.
Garrard County was a hotbed of activity, even prior to the official start of the Civil War. Both Camp Dick Robinson and Camp Nelson were actively recruiting soldiers. This infuriated John Hunt Morgan, who felt that this violated the neutrality of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. He, and his men, began riding through Garrard and Jessamine County, with a goal of disrupting recruiting and intimidating Union sympathizers.
When the Civil War began, many of the Union-minded men of Garrard, Lincoln and the surrounding counties were enlisted in Co. H of the 7th Ky Vol Cav, Union. Nelson Harmon was one of these men. He served with this Co/Regiment until the end of the war and was mustered out at Edgefield, Tennessee on July 12, 1865.
Nelson returned to Garrard County and his family. Nelson's brother, Jacob I. Harmon, had been a resident of Clay County, Missouri since 1849. At some point, Nelson and some of his siblings made the decision to join Jacob. It must have made for a joyful reunion when the Harmons arrived in Missouri.
By 1870, Mr. and Mrs. Harmon were also the parents of Jacob, Samuel, Elias and Joel. The size of their family increased with the births of Robert L., Josephus, John, Mary, Dora and Charles Norfleck Harmon. Mr. Harmon passed away in 1915, after living a long and honorable life.
Elizabeth Ann Ewing Harmon (1840 - 1908)*
Nannie Jane Harmon Vines (1858 - 1917)*
Muddy Fork Cemetery
Created by: Deb
Record added: May 27, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 27148969
Added: Dec. 3, 2010