Harmon, Absalom S.

Born: 1798-11-XX Kentucky

Died: 1871-04-10 Iowa

Flourished: 1827-1850 Sangamon County, Illinois

In 1827, Harmon moved with his mother and siblings from Kentucky to Sangamon County, Illinois, where he purchased land in the western part of the county. In 1833, he married Elizabeth Donner, and together they had eight children. Elizabeth died in 1850 and the family subsequently moved to Libertyville, Iowa. In 1850, Harmon was a farmer and he owned $2,500 worth of real estate.

Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales Database, Sangamon County, 68:36, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; John Carroll Power and S. A. Power, History of the Early Settlers of Sangamon County, Illinois (Springfield, IL: Edwin A. Wilson, 1876), 357; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Sangamon County, IL, 216; Gravestone, Fell Cemetery, Libertyville, IA.