25, 1847, Sophia W. Barker, of Lovell, Me.; m. 3d, Mehitable (Walker) Dresser. Mehitable d. Mar. 26, 1885. Dominicus d. Mar. 19, 1885, in

Children by Hannah: [Lovell.

Caroline, b. Aug. 24, 1834, in Standish, m. Nov. 26, 1856, Henry Watson.

Sarah F., b. Apr. 21, 1836, d. July 7, 1842.

Charles E., b. Apr. 2, 1842, m. Dec. 26, 1863, Hannah M. Dresser.
Children by Sophia:

Eleanor Z., b. May 8, 1849, m. several times and had children.
Clara F., b. Oct. 21, 1852, d. Mar. 26, 1853.
Children by Mehitable:

Frank, b. Jan. 3, 1860, in Lovell, m. 1st, May 7, 1879, Isabelle Heald;
m. 2d, Nov. 28, 1889, Ella M. Durgin. Isabelle was a dau. of
Ephraim and Sarah Heald, of Lovell. Issue: Linwood E., b. Sept.
9, 1880. (Record by Charles E. Harmon, of Lovell.)

DORCAS HARMON (Dominicus, Jonathan, William, Samuel, John). b. Nov. 11, 1812, m. July 13, 1830, Charles W. Waterhouse, in Standish. He was b. Dec. 27, 1810, in Kennebunk, Me., and d. July 22, 1887. She d.

Children: [Sept. 27, 1888, in Fryeburg, Me.

Sarah, b. Jan. 15, 1831, m. Lewis Howe. No children.

Susan M., b. Apr. 4, 1833, m. Oct. 17, 1854, William M. Libby. He was b. Aug. 5, 1825, in Bridgton, Me. Had: 1 son and 2 dau.

Amanda, b. Apr. 22, 1836, m. Charles Evans. No children.

Charles W., b. May 28, 1838, m. Sarah Freeman, of Gorham, Me.
Issue: Charles W. and Eugene.

Harriet, b. Sept., 1844, m. George Thompson. Had 7 or 8 children.

George, b. July 1, 1847, m. No children. RUTH HARMON (Abner, Jonathan, William, Samuel, John). b. June 24, 1798, m. Aug. 31, 1817, Henry Harmon, son of Samuel (Samuel, Samuel, John.) Henry was b. May 27, 1793, and d. Dec. 13, 1860, in Madison, N. H. Ruth d. Nov. 12, 1889, in Madison.

Children: (See Henry Harmon.) JONATHAN HARMON (Abner, Jonathan, William, Samuel, John). b. June 27, 1800, m. Hester Ann Harmon, dau. of Richard (Samuel, Samuel, Samuel, John.) She was b. Nov. 1, 1810, and d. July 25, 1887, in Madison,

Children: [N. H. Jonathan d. Mar. 9, 1891, in Madison.

Ransom, m. Sept. 4, 1862, Sarah E. Durgin.

Miranda, d. at Lakeport, N. H.

Maria Antionette, b. 1831, m. 1st, 1860, Joseph B. Jones; m. 2d, 1907,
Asbury, b. 1833, d. May 31, 1864, in Cal. [James L. Nichols.

Phebe Ann, b. 1834, d. Feb., 1880.
Catherine, b. 1836, d. Apr. 24, 1887, in Lowell.

Cornelia, b. 1838, m. Shaw, and lived in Etna, Me.

Emily, b. 1840. Esther, b. 1842.

Royal, b. 1844. Enlisted Feb. 14, 1865, in Co. I, 18th N. H. Regt., and was discharged July 29, 1865. He d. in Cohoes, N. Y.

Margaret, b. 1846. Joel M., b. 1849, m. Lucy H. Breese.

Jonathan B., b. 1851, m. Oct. 17, 1894, Minnie Abbot, of Laconia, N. H.

Arthur M., b. 1855, m. Henrietta Anderson. NATHAN HARMON (Abner, Jonathan, William, Samuel, John). b. Jan. 23, 1805, m. int. Oct. 12, 1828, Joanna Woodman, dau. of John Woodman of Hollis, Me. Joanna was b. June 22, 1807, in Hollis. John Woodman was a son of John (Nathan, Benjamin) Woodman. Nathan Harmon was a blacksmith at Buxton, in 1850, and d. Jan. 11, 1892.

Children:

Sarah Elizabeth, b. June 22, 1829, m. Benjamin Town. Issue: Charles, m. Proctor; Mary.

Hiram W., b. Mar. 4, 1832, unm.

James Madison, b. Apr. 5, 1835, d. Sept. 17, 1837.

Mary Frances, b. Dec. 22, 1838, m. Dec. 16, 1864, Oscar F. Deering,
Buxton. Issue: Andrew, d., aged 5; Jennie, b. —, m. Perlie Berry.

Artemas, b. June 3, 1841. Burned to death, Mar., 1843.

Artemas, b. June 28, 1844, m. June 12, 1866, Elizabeth A. Waterman.

John W., b. May 2, 1848, in Buxton, m. 1st, 1880 ( ?) Melissa Bradbury; m. 2d, June 9, 1897, Frances M. Cummings, dau. of Josiah Knight. Horatio, b. Oct. 26, 1851, m. Sadie A. Dunnell.

ARTEMAS HARMON (Abner, Jonathan, William, Samuel, John). b. Sept. 23, 1808, in Scarboro, Me., m. Apr. 17, 1832, Mittie Sherburne March, dau. of Col. John and Abigail (Hodgdon) March, of Eaton, N. H. Mittie was b. Dec. 1, 1814, in Eaton, N. H., and d. Apr. 27, 1892, in Lawrence, Mass. At the time of Mr. Harmon's death the following account was published in the newspapers: "Hon. Artemas Harmon, a former prominent citizen of Lawrence, Mass., died at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. John Sprague, in Malden, Mass., on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 1882, at 4.15 P. M., aged 75. He was b. in Scarboro, Me., Sept. 23, 1808, and afterwards lived in Madison, N. H., (formerly Eaton) and was prominent in public life in that section of N. H.

He served in the state legislature from 1842 to 1848, four years in the House and two years in the Senate, being elected from a politically hostile constituency by force of his personal popularity. He was an acknowledged leader and trusted counselor in his political party, and was especially active and influential as a promoter on the Whig side of the famous alliance, which sent John P. Hale to the U. S. Senate, and started a revolution in Granite State politics.

Mr. Harmon became resident of Lawrence, Mass., in 1853, was superintendent of the Atlantic Mills there, and held the municipal offices of Alderman and Auditor of Accounts. He was appointed by Gen. H. K. Oliver, in 1861, to a responsible position in the office of the State Treasurer, and he moved with his family to Malden, Mass. He held this position for a period of 18 years, when he retired from active life in 1876, soon after which he suffered a stroke of paralysis, which eventually caused his death.

He was a man of marked force and integrity of character, of a keen wit, superior intelligence, with an abundance of accurate information, especially in the department of political history; resolute and somewhat stern in his convictions, yet of a tolerant and charitable spirit, pure minded and humane in all his sympathies and sentiments, and with a kindly heart and fine social humor. His amiable life companion, a devoted mother of the best type of New England matron, survives him."

(It might be of interest to add here the following, written by her daughter, Mary Frances Harmon, in regard to the naming of Mrs. Harmon: "I heard from my mother's own lips that her father, John March, often entertained strange ministers, who came to preach for the family, and when my mother was only a few weeks old a Rev. Sherburne was at the house over Sunday, and being informed that the baby had not been named, he asked the privilege to name her, "Mittie Sherburne March," Mittie being a favorite name of his.) See March family.

Children of Artemas, b. in Eaton:

Henry Clay, b. June 29, 1833, m. June 22, 1856, Martha Frances Towle.
Mary Frances, b. Nov. 4, 1835, d. in Malden, Mass., 1920, unm.

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Caroline March, b. Jan. 8, 1838, m. May, 1859, James C. Jackson.
Sarah Ann, b. Oct. 10, 1840, m. May, 1859, Hon. John K. Tarbox.
John M., b. Sept. 10, 1842, m. Oct. 1, 1868, Mary Anna Canfield.
Mittie Augusta, b. May 23, 1845, m. Sept. 24, 1868, Hon. George L.
Julia S., b. Feb. 23, 1849, m. Aug. 26, 1873, John Sprague. [Gage.
Eliza Emma, b. July 15, 1851, d. May 3, 1852.

THE MARCH FAMILY.

HUGH MARCH, the progenitor of a large branch of the March family of the U. S., was an early settler, of Newbury, Mass. Tradition says that he was born about 1620 and came from Newbury, Eng., Apr. 24, 1638. He sailed from Southhampton, Eng., on Apr. 24, 1638, in the ship, "Confidence." He married 1st, Judith (prob. Trueman) who died Dec. 14, 1675. In 1653 Mistress Judith was "presented for wearing a silk scarf," but was discharged on proof that her husband was of considerable estate. (Coffin's History, of Newbury.) He married 2d, May 29, 1676, Dorcas Bowman Blackleach, dau. of Nathaniel Bowman, of Conn. She died Nov. 22, 1683, and he m. 3d, Dec. 3, 1685, Sarah Healy.

By occupation, Hugh March was a carpenter. From 1670 to '80 he kept a tavern, having been licensed by the court to "keep an ordinary." Mr. March died Nov. 12, 1693. Sarah Healy March died Oct. 25, 1699.

Children by Judith:

George, b. 1646, m. June 12, 1672, Mary Folsom.

Judith, b. Jan. 3, 1652, m. Apr. 13, 1670, Thomas Thorley.

Hugh, b. Nov. 3, 1656, m. Mar. 29, 1683, Sarah Moody.

John, b. June 10, 1658, m. Oct. 1, 1679, Jemima True.

James, b. Jan. 11, 1663, m. Mary Walker. GEORGE MARCH (Hugh). b. 1646, in Newbury, m. June 12, 1672, Mary Folsom or Foulsham, dau. of John Folsom, of Exeter. He was known

Children: [as Cornet.

Hugh, b. 1673, d. Mar. 9, 1695. George, b. Oct. 6, 1674, died young.

John. b. Aug. 8, 1676, m. Dec. 11, 1700, Mary Angier, of Reading; m. 2d, Mar. 4, 1741, wid. Martha Brown.

Mary, b. Aug. 28, 1678, d. Nov. 16, 1678.

Stephen, b. Sept. 19, 1679, d. Feb. 10, 1683. James, b. June 19, 1681.

Israel, b. Apr. 4, 1683, m. Mary Hall, dau. of Joseph Hall, of Dover, N.
H. Had: Col. Clement March, of Greenland, N. H.

Sarah, b. July 6, 1684, m. Dec. 5, 1705, Humphrey Deering, of Winter

Stephen, b. Nov. 16, 1687. Henry, b. July 13, 1697. [Harbor.

George, b. Apr. 24, 1698. Jane, b. May 8, 1699, d. young. HUGH MARCH (Hugh). b. Nov. 3, 1656, in Newbury, m. Mar. 29, 1683, Sarah Moody. He was known as Capt. Hugh March, of Newbury, and was

Children: [a blacksmith by trade. He died Feb. 27, 1726.

Sarah, b. Apr. 27, 1684, m. prob. May 23, 1700, James Pike.

Henry, b. Sept. 22, 1686.

Samuel, b. Mar. 12, 1687, m. 1st, Anna T. Rolfe. He m. 2d, Apr. 14,

1726, Hannah Smith.
Elizabeth, b. Oct. 27, 1691, m. Feb. 23, 1712, Samuel Morse.
Hannah, b. Sept. 4, 1692, d. Oct. 6, 1694.
Joseph, b. June 24, 1694. Daniel, b. Oct. 30, 1695.

Joshua, b. Sept. 5, 1700, m. Aug. 18, 1720, Martha Merrill.
Mehitable, b. Jan. 3, 1702, m. Oct. 2, 1733, William Follansbee.
Trueman, b. Nov. 14, 1705, m. Nov. 14, 1727, Judith Morse.

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