Capt. Joseph/2 Harmon

M, #52618, (4 January 1646 - 28 October 1729)
Father*John/1 Harmon1 b. 1617, d. 7 Mar 1661
Mother*Sarah (–?–)1 b. s 1618
Last Edited:9 Aug 2017

Child with Hannah/2 Filley:

Findagrave.com, memorial #82976825. Photo by Dave McCaffrey..
Capt. Joseph/2 Harmon, born 4 Jan 1646 at Springfield, Massachusetts2,3, married, 22 Jan 1674, Hannah/2 Filley of Windsor, Connecticut, daughter of William/1 Filley and Margaret (–?–).4,2 He was one of 34 qualified voters at the first town meeting, 9 Mar 1681/82, of Suffield, Connecticut, where his wife died 28 Aug 1729, a. 76.1 He died there 28 October following.1 A monument to John Harmon the emigrant and his male descendants, which names Joseph, stands in West Suffield Cemetery.5
     Joseph and his brother Nathaniel inherited the Suffield lands of their older brother Samuel, who died unmarried in 1677. "Ten years before the settlement began, the Harmons had endeavored to procure a grant for a new town. They were great hunters and trappers, as the number of beaver skins and other furs sold to Major Pynchon indicate, and were probably more familiar with the topography of the town, which was a dense wilderness, than any other white men.6
     "He was a freeman, and voted at the first town meeting, and chosen a selectman, which office he filled for many years, the last time in 1719, when seventy-three years of age. He was treasurer, land measurer, and often employed in settling boundary lines. He was appointed Captain of the Suffield militia company, after the death of Captain Joseph Sheldon, 1708. For more than fifty years he held some important town offices. He first settled on Northampton Road (now [1879] Remington street). After Philip's war, his house lot was in High street."1

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S810] Hezekiah S. Sheldon, Documentary History of Suffield, 33-34, Sketches of Proprietors.
  2. [S852] William Richard Cutter, ed. Family History of Western New York, vol. 2, page unrecorded.
  3. [S148] Findagrave.com, memorial #82976825.
  4. [S810] Sheldon, Hist. Suffield, 33-34, Sketches of Proprietors: 1673.
  5. [S148] Findagrave.com, memorials #82976823, #82976825, #82976832.
  6. [S810] Sheldon, Hist. Suffield, 33, Sketches of Proprietors.
  7. [S1461] Jacquelyn Ladd Ricker, The Ricker Compilation, Suffield VR, Joseph Harmon b.; d.

Hannah/2 Filley

F, #52619, (3 July 1653 - 28 August 1729)
Father*William/1 Filley1 b. s 1620
Mother*Margaret (–?–)1 b. s 1622
Last Edited:9 Aug 2017

Child with Capt. Joseph/2 Harmon:

Hannah/2 Filley, baptised 3 Jul 1653 at Windsor, Connecticut1, married, 22 Jan 1674 at Suffield, Connecticut, Capt. Joseph/2 Harmon of Suffield, son of John/1 Harmon and Sarah (–?–).2,3 She died at Suffield 28 Aug 1729, a. 764, and he 28 October following, a. 83.4

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S1461] Jacquelyn Ladd Ricker, The Ricker Compilation, Windsor VR, Hannah Filley bp.
  2. [S810] Hezekiah S. Sheldon, Documentary History of Suffield, 33-34, Sketches of Proprietors: 1673.
  3. [S852] William Richard Cutter, ed. Family History of Western New York, vol. 2, page unrecorded.
  4. [S810] Sheldon, Hist. Suffield, 33-34, Sketches of Proprietors.
  5. [S1461] Ricker Compilation, Suffield VR, Joseph Harmon b.; d.

Nathaniel/2 Harmon

M, #52620, (13 March 1653/54 - 2 May 1712)
Father*John/1 Harmon1 b. 1617, d. 7 Mar 1661
Mother*Sarah (–?–)1 b. s 1618
Last Edited:20 Aug 2017

Child with Mary Skinner:

Findagrave.com, memorial #82976832. Photo by Dave McCaffrey.
Nathaniel/2 Harmon, born 13 Mar 1653/54 at Springfield, Massachusetts1, married, 19 Nov 1685, Mary Skinner, probably daughter of Dea. Joseph Skinner and Mary/2 Filley.1 He died at Suffield, Connecticut, according to the family monument in West Suffield Cemetery, in 1685. But Sheldon's Hist. Suffield gives a death date of 2 May 1712, when Nathaniel would have been a. 58. Suffield VR also record the birth of a son Samuel to Nathaniel and Mary Harmon on 15 Aug 1699.1
     Nathaniel and his brother Joseph inherited the Suffield lands of their older brother Samuel, who died unmarried in 1677. "Ten years before the settlement began, the Harmons had endeavored to procure a grant for a new town. They were great hunters and trappers, as the number of beaver skins and other furs sold to Major Pynchon indicate, and were probably more familiar with the topography of the town, which was a dense wilderness, than any other white men.2
     "He held some town office constantly, but was not a qualified voter when the town was organized. His house lot was in High street, and his farm on the Northampton Road. His children were pioneers of West Suffield."1

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S810] Hezekiah S. Sheldon, Documentary History of Suffield, 34, Sketches of Proprietors.
  2. [S810] Sheldon, Hist. Suffield, 33, Sketches of Proprietors.
  3. [S1461] Jacquelyn Ladd Ricker, The Ricker Compilation, Suffield VR, Samuel Harmon b.