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1: Our Harmon - Syverson Heritage

2: Our Harmon - Syverson Family Tree Celebrating who we are and remembering those that came before us, this book is for our children and our children's children. 2011

3: Great Grandparents | Grandparents | Parents | Joseph Rangvold Syverson 1909-1989 | Mabel Myrtle Harmon 1911-2001 | Sigurd Syverson 1868-1920 | Soren Paulsen 1824- Kari Christophersdr 1822- | Karen Sorensen 1870-1963 | Thomas J. Philp 1847-1919 | Betsy Ann Hall 1849-1934 | Ernest H. Harmon 1866-1931 | Mary Lucinda Philp 1875-1930 | Alpheus B. Harmon 1843-1925 Lilla M. Jacobs 1844-1890 | Syver Johnssen 1816- Pernille Pedersdr 1821-

4: great grandfather Alpheus B. Harmon 1843 - 1925 | Company C 10th Iowa Infantry 1861-1864 | Alpheus B. Harmon was born August 25, 1843 in Cataraugus County, New York. Alpheus's parents were Nathan Harmon (1816-1887) and Phebe Sabrina Burgess (1813-1879). As a young man Alpheus moved to Toledo, Iowa where he enlisted in Company C, 10th Iowa Infantry, August 7, 1861, and served in the Civil War until Sept. 28, 1864, when he was honorably discharged at Kingston, GA. He was wounded in his upper right leg from a bullet while in the war. As a result of this wound, he wore a silver plate in his leg. He was married to Lilla M. Jacobs at Toledo, Iowa on Sept. 16, 1865, by Rev. A.A. Graham. Lilla was born in the U.S. on September 30, 1844, and raised near Tama, Iowa. To this union nine children were born, Ernest Horace Harmon being the eldest. Ernest had two brothers, Clarence and George, and six sisters, Frances and Phebe (twins), Eva May, Myra Ella, Lizzie and Lilla (twins). Frances and Phebe died in infancy from summer flu, as it was called then. The family moved to Pocahontas county in 1888 and occupied their farm one mile west of Havelock for many years, while the children were growing up. Lilla died on April 30, 1890 at the age of 46. Alpheus Harmon died at the Soldiers Home at Marshalltown, Iowa, Saturday morning, January 3, 1925, at the age of 81 years. His body was laid to rest at Toledo, Iowa, beside the grave of his wife, Lilla. | HARMON

5: George and Nellie Harmon and their three sons | Four Harmon Generations Alpheus, Ernest, Lee and Vernon, first grandchild 1917 | Ernest Harmon and his brother Clarence - taken at Ernest Harmon farm, Shevlin, Minnesota around 1928 | Alpheus Harmon and Ernest Harmon Small child is Vernon Harmon

6: PHILP | Great Grandparents Thomas Joseph Philp 1847-1919 Betsy Ann Hall Philp 1849-1934 | Great-great Grandparents Lorenzo D. Hall 1817-1898 Lucinda Hall 1819-1904 | Great-great grandparents Lorenzo D. Hall and Lucinda Hall were married in Vermont on October 16, 1841. Three boys and one girl, Betsy Ann Hall were born to this union. Betsy Ann Hall was born in the state of Vermont and moved to Iowa as a young girl. There she met Thomas Joseph Philp . He was born to Mary Philp in England, and as an infant, immigrated to Canada with his grandparents, Samuel and Grace Philp and their family. Thomas immigrated to the United States in 1864 and settled in Iowa. His grandmother Grace and other family members also came to the US about that time. Betsy and Thomas were married in Iowa around Traer on December 23, 1873. To this union two girls, Mary Lucinda and Grace Pearl, and five boys, William, George, Fred, Charles and Ralph, were born. Mary Lucinda Philp was the eldest. Betsy developed milk leg (phlebitis) shortly after Mary Lucinda's birth and was left a cripple. She always walked using one crutch and sometimes two. Thomas Philp died at 72, from a heart attack, at their home in Havelock, Iowa. Betsy died in Havelock, Iowa at the age of 85. | Picture taken July 4, 1908

7: Mary Lucinda Philp taken with her sister Grace - 1909 | Minnie, Hattie, Mary Philp Harmon, Rose, Rina, Grace, Grandma Betsy Philp, Ella and Pearl | Charlie and Rene Philp with daughter Lucille | Grandmother Mary Philp Harmon

8: Grandfather Ernest Horace Harmon on his wedding day October 30, 1893 Ernest and Mary eloped because both families were against them getting married. He was nine years older than she was. | Ernest's sister, Lilla Harmon married Mary's brother Fred Philp. | Ernest Horace Harmon 1866-1931 Mary Lucinda Philp 1875-1930 | 1893

9: Mabel Myrtle Harmon 1911 - 2001 | Family of Ernest Harmon Ernest H. Harmon and Mary L. Philp met in Iowa as young people. Ernest was born and raised around Havelock, Iowa. Mary was born at Rhinebeck, Iowa and raised near Pocahontas, Iowa. They were married at Pocahontas on October 30, 1893 by Rev. A.J. Marshall. To this union fifteen children were born, including nine boys and six girls. One baby girl died at birth. Mabel Myrtle Harmon was child number eleven in this family | Ernest Harmon family - 1915 Front row: Willis, Mabel & Idella Second row: Chet, father Ernest, Fay, mother Mary & Earl Third row: Ted, Alice & Bert Back row: Jerry, Lee, Guy and Rose Helen was not born at the time of this picture.

10: Luther Lee Harmon 1894-1969 Guy Gideon Harmon 1896-1965 Jeremiah Julius Harmon 1899-1984 | Havelock, Iowa | Bert Beniah Harmon 1902-1980 | Rosa Ruth Harmon 1901-1952 | Everett Earl Harmon 1903-1921 | Theodore Taylor Harmon 1905-1929 Chester Cecil Harmon 1906-1987 | Ernest and Mary Harmon baby Helen Hattie Harmon 1919-2001 | Willis Winifred Harmon 1913-1976

11: Theodore Taylor Harmon Picture taken in 1925 Ted never married. He and Bert rented a farm together in Iowa. He committed suicide at the age of 24. Bert found him. He had hung himself in the barn, the result of the suffering from a triple hernia. Not long after this, Bert and Ida moved back to Shevlin, Minnesota. | Ernest Harmon was a farmer. The family lived in Iowa until 1907, when they moved to the area of LeRoy, Kansas to farm. They returned to Iowa three years later having found Kansas too dry to farm good crops. Two children, Alice and Fay, were born in Kansas; the others were all born in Iowa. Ernest chorded on the piano and several of the boys played instruments. Lee played the accordion and Guy the violin. Mabel learned to play the piano at home after taking a few lessons from a teacher. | Chet | Helen, Idella, Mabel, Alice and Rose | Bert and Ted | Ida Idella Harmon 1915-1995 Rose and Mabel

12: Fay Francis Harmon 1909-1978 married Bernadell Ristau | Rosa Ruth Harmon 1901-1952 married Alton Rochleau | Alice Alta Harmon 1908-1989 married John Gross | Taken at the Harmon place - February 1929 Bert, Jerry, Carl Syverson, Fritz Syverson, Fay, Ole Syverson and John Syverson (back row), Ida, Mabel, Anna Syverson, Mrs. Syverson, Mrs. Harmon (middle row), Helen, Idella and Helen Syverson (front row) The dog Rex belonged to the Harmons

13: Double Cousins | There were three of the children from the Harmon family that married three of the children from the Syverson family. Jerry Harmon married Anna Syverson on May 18, 1927. To this union six children were born. Bert Harmon married Ida Syverson on Feb 23, 1929, and they had four children. Mabel Harmon married Joe Syverson on July 2, 1932, bringing nine children into the family. Nineteen cousins in the Harmon and Syverson family are double-cousins. | Bert Beniah Harmon 1902-1980 married Ida Syverson | Jerimiah Julius Harmon 1899-1984 married Anna Syverson | Mabel Myrtle Harmon 1911-2001 married Joseph Syverson

14: Ernest and Mary and family moved to a farm about four and one-half miles south of Shevlin, Minnesota in 1923. Ernest Harmon was kicked in the head by a horse about 12 years before he died. He sat in the house most of the time in a chair next to the cook stove, and seldom talked. Mary died at home the day after Christmas at the age of 55 from cancer of the female organs. She spent the last months of her life in bed at home. The children that were still home took care of her. Mabel was 19 when her mother died. After saying good-bye to each of her children, she told Ernest that he would soon be with her. He died from non-contagious tuberculosis and a "broken heart" five months later at the age of 64. They are both buried in the Landstad Cemetery at Shevlin, Minnesota. | M I N N E S O T A | Mabel and Ned | Shevlin | Alice and Ida

15: 1941 | Ernest and Mary Harmon's children | Picture taken in 1941 Front row: Helen, Idella, Mabel, Alice and Rose Back row: Willis, Fay, Chet, Bert, Jerry, Guy and Lee | Mabel (center) with friends Grace and Alice Solberg

16: Grandparents Sigurd and Karen Syverson taken the spring of 1919 | Karen Sorensdatter - Sorensen 1870-1963 Karen Sorensdatter was born January 4, 1870, the youngest of seven children born to Soren and Kari Paulsen. The tradition in Norway of naming children was to use the father's given name and add a suffix of sen (son) or datter (daughter), this becoming the child's surname. Her parents rented and lived on a small, forty-acre farm near Garvik Dammen, a small village located in North Odalen, Norway. On their farm, they raised primarily small grains, which were made into flour, potatoes, and a small quantity of vegetables. Their only livestock were five cattle, eight sheep, one horse and a few pigs. The farm provided them with all of their food and clothing. The wool of the sheep was spun into yarn and the yarn was woven into clothing. Meat products were acquired from the farm animals, as were milk, cream, cheese, butter and leather. Karen entered school in 1876, in the village of Garvik Dammen. The school was divided into three classes according to age groups. Each class attended school two days each week. The oldest class attended Mondays and Thursdays, the intermediate class attended Tuesdays and Fridays and the youngest class attended Wednesdays and until noon on Saturdays. School days always began and concluded with prayer. One of the favorite recreations of the school children was ice skating on the Storsjon (Big Lake) which was located near the school. It was necessary for her to quit school in 1884, as her help was needed on the farm. During the summer months the cattle were pastured in the nearby mountains. Karen and her sister, Marthea, stayed with the cattle during this season, milking, then churning butter and making cheese. This food was stored for winter supply.

17: married June 30, 1890 Springlake, South Dakota | Sigurd Syversen was born September 29, 1868 in Hof Splor, Norway. Sigurd's brothers' and sisters' names were Peder, Pernille, John, Olivia, Stina, Marie, and Karolina. Sigurd had a niece in Norway by the name of Signe Mellem who was murdered by a jealous lover as she was walking along a country road. A man by the name of Lars Hestebraaten stabbed her from ambush. It was the spring of 1920, a short time before Sigurd died. The murderer got 12 years in jail. The spelling of the Syversen name was changed to Syverson sometime after Sigurd and Karen were married. This was not an uncommon practice when Norwegians came to America. | SYVERSON | Sigurd Syversen 1868-1920 | NORWAY

18: coming to | Karen Sorensdatters' brothers, Poul, Ole, Soren, and Marius and her sister, Marthea, all immigrated to America between the years 1872 and 1884. One brother, Karl, stayed in Norway. Her brother Marius, bought and operated a blacksmith shop in Hudson, South Dakota, after his arrival in America. From his income, he saved enough to make it possible for his younger sister, Karen, to immigrate to America in August of 1889. After a trip by horse and buggy from home to Skarnes, Norway, and a trip by train from Skarnes to Oslo, she boarded the ship "Angelo" August 5, 1889 for Hull, England. Upon arrival in Hull, England, she traveled by train across the country to Liverpool, England. In Liverpool, she secured passage on the "Bothnia", a passenger ship of the Cunard steamship line. She arrived in New York on August 20, 1889. The complete trip cost fifty seven dollars. Upon her arrival in America, she changed her name to Karen Sorensen, the surname of her brothers. She traveled by train to Eden, South Dakota, where she got a job doing housework. Here she could be close to her brother Marius. Sigurd Syversen and Karen Sorensen had both immigrated to America on the same ship and had both settled in the same community in South Dakota. He worked as a hired laborer on the railroad. | AMERICA

20: South Dakota | Sigurd and Karen Syverson Children: Petra, Karlot, Sever and John taken in Toronto, SD prior to 1897

21: Sigurd Syversen and Karen Sorensen were married on June 30, 1890, in Springlake, South Dakota. They lived at Eden, South Dakota for nine years, including the year prior to their marriage. During this time, five children were born to them. These five children were Sever, Karlot, John, Petra and Harold. They realized that they could not earn an adequate living there, so they decided to move to northern Minnesota, where land was still open for homesteading, and where they could heat with wood. In October of 1898, they started out by covered wagon, with a team of oxen, from Eden. Winter was not far away. With their five small children and a wagon loaded with all of their possessions, they encountered many hardships on their trip. They slept on the ground at night and shot rabbits for food. After traveling for five weeks through unfamiliar country, they arrived at Shevlin, Minnesota. It was now wintry November, and having no place to live, they were taken in by Abel Eldevik whom they knew from Norway. They stayed at the Eldevik home for seven weeks, until a log house could be built on their one hundred and twenty acre homestead two miles south of Shevlin. Their homestead was all wooded and had to be cleared to make suitable farm land. Ninety-two acres of timber was cut, stumps were grubbed or blasted, and the soil plowed by oxen. | Sigurd and Karen's log house on their homestead 1913 | SHEVLIN, MINNESOTA

22: by age: Olaf, Anna, Ida, Joseph, Carl, Arthur (twins), Sigvart and Helen - spring of 1919 | home of Sigurd and Karen Syverson Shevlin, Minnesota

23: Ten more children were born to Sigurd and Karen including one set of twins. Karen was 46 years old when her 15th child, Helen, was born. One son, Karlot, drowned in a lake two miles from home at the age of 18 years. Sigurd died on April 12, 1920, at the age of 51, leaving behind his wife and family of fourteen children. He had injured his back in South Dakota, which later brought about his death from complications setting in. Karen Syverson, though having to care for a large family, found time to participate in church and ladies aid work. She continued to live on the homestead until the summer of 1957, when she got rheumatism and could not care for herself. She went to live with her daughter Helen at Leonard, Mn. for 2 1/2 years. On December 7, 1959, she fell and broke her hip. She then went to stay at Good Samaritan Home at Clearbrook, where she passed away on April 8, 1963, at the age of ninety three years, three months and four days. She and Sigurd are both buried in the Landstad Church Cemetery north of Shevlin. | Grandma Karen Syverson

24: Petra Christine Syverson 1896-1946 married George Wells | Frithjof Syverson 1900-1985 confirmation class (center back row) | Harold Syverson 1897-1956 | Olaf Magnus Syverson 1904-1980 married Hazel Julin | John Syverson 1894-1983 married Lillie Disen | Marie Fredrikke Syverson 1901-1974 married John Semenko | Sever Syverson 1890-1974 married Agnes Stromme

25: Helen Margurite Syverson 1916-1981 married Ernest Strand | Joseph Rangvold Syverson 1909-1989 married Mabel Harmon | Anna Bergette Syverson 1905-2008 married Jerimiah Harmon | Ida Augusta Syverson 1908-1998 married Bert Harmon | Carl Oscar Syverson 1911-1993 married Clara Anderson Arthur Edward Syverson 1911-2000 married Leona Trisco | Sigvart Christian Syverson 1913-1983 married Iona Iverson

26: Karen Sorensen Syverson | Sigurd Syverson Farm Shevlin, Minnesota | Grandma Karen Syverson | Barns on Syverson Farm

27: Front: Anna, Petra, Karen, Ida (standing behind Karen), Helen and Marie Back: Sever, John, Harold, Fritz, Olaf, Joseph, Arthur, Carl & Sigvart (Buster) | Karen Syverson family - 1942

28: Joseph and Mabel Syverson family | DAD and MOTHER | Married July 2, 1932 | Mildred, Evelyn, Lois, Ethel and Marilyn | Joe in Fargo - 1952 when Roger had bone surgery | Marilyn, Evelyn and Cheryl | Mildred, Ethel, Evelyn, Arlen, Lois, Roy in front

29: Joe and Mabel met in school, south of Shevlin known as District 35. He was in 7th grade and she in 6th. It was a one room school with about 45 pupils, and one teacher. Joe built fires early in the morning at the school during winters. They both went through the 8th grade there. | Joe, Mabel (holding Roy), Evelyn and Arlen - 1941 | Mabel went two more years in Shevlin and finished at Bagley High School, where she also received one year of "Normal" training to become a teacher. Mabel and Joe dated about three years before they were married at the parsonage of First Lutheran Church in Bagley, Minnesota, with Rev. A.P. Anderson officiating. Joe's sister Helen and his brother Arthur were their attendants. Nine children were born to this union. Their first home was the "shack" (Harmon boys had slept out there) on the home place, where Bert and Ida were living. Shortly after, they moved in with Joe's brother John. Joe helped farm John's place, and they all lived in a one room house for three years. Ethel and Lois were born there. They had a crib for Mildred, and Ethel and Lois slept with Mabel and Joe, who slept on a 10" plank wired to the side of the bed.

30: Joe & Mabel Syverson Family | Front: Roger, Mabel, Cheryl, Joe and Marilyn Back: Ethel, Lois, Roy, Arlen, Mildred and Evelyn

31: Evelyn was about four months old when Joe and Mabel moved into Shevlin in a large house just south of the railroad tracks. Joe went to work on the Great Northern Railroad, and was able to spend only weekends at home. On March 22, 1943, the house burned to the ground. Mabel was pregnant with Roger at the time and Roy was two years old. Mabel wrapped a blanket around Roy and left him with the girls while she ran back into the house to see if she could save anything. Ethel came running back in saying they couldn't find baby Roy. He was found starting up the burning stairway crying, "Mama Mama". All the clothes they saved were the ones that had been washed and were hanging on the clothesline. The lady that owned the hotel took them in and gave them supper. They stayed with Carl and Clara Syverson in town that night. Joe was gone with Dick Gordon that day and got home about 11:00 p.m. He started walking for home across the tracks, when Alma, Dick's wife, stopped him. They lived north of Shevlin in the back of the old Paulson home then for a short time. When Roger was a few months old, they moved into a house just south of Shevlin, known as the Norby farm, where Marilyn was born. It was a small house with a milk shed that was near the house. Mildred, Ethel and Lois had to sleep in the milk house. The Shevlin Cafe Joe had to quit working out on the railroad because Mabel's nerves were so bad. He thought it would be a good idea if they bought the cafe in Shevlin. They had the cafe for over ten months and sold it again. There was one bedroom in the back and two upstairs. They had eight children at this time and kept the cafe open 7 days a week. Mabel couldn't handle all the work and raise the children too. Poetry and Songs Mabel taught all her children to sing and recite poetry from a scrapbook her mother Mary Harmon had made. They learned the poems "The Children's Hour" and "The First Snow Fall", and songs "When The Works All Done This Fall", "All Around the Water Tank", and "The Wreck of Old '97".

32: Memories | Broken Leg When Roger was about two years old, Joe was working construction and broke his leg. He got an infection in it, so they couldn't cast it. He sat in an arm chair with his leg resting on a footstool. When Roger walked by, he would kick his foot. Joe would plead with him every time he came near not to kick it. Roger would look at it out of the corner of his eye and Joe would say, "Don't kick it baby". Then Roger would let him have it! Roger and the Pepper Plant Mabel had a pepper plant in the house with little green peppers on it. Roger had been fooling around with one of the peppers and he scratched his hind-end. He got the pepper oil on himself. "Goodness" Mabel had a time with him! Arlen Splitting Wood When Marilyn was about three years old, Arlen was out splitting wood. He had told Marilyn to stay back. When he raised the ax, he caught her in the face. Dr. Larson stitched her face up with 11 stitches. Arlen was about 9 or 10 years old. He felt so bad; he couldn't look at her. | Mildred Vivian Dec 13, 1932 | Ethel Jane Mar 1, 1934 | Lois Joann Sept 18, 1935

33: of days gone by | Christmas Memories At Christmas the family usually made some of their gifts. Joe would trap or do something else to earn money so they could get each of the kids a small present. They didn't get much, but they had a lot of love. They played Santa, but the kids never saw him. They celebrated on Christmas Eve when the kids were little. When Millie and Ethel got older and worked out, they made Christmas much more joyful, as they would buy things for the kids. Joe taught Mabel how to make lefse and lutefisk, Norwegian bakings he had learned from his mother. Driving the Car Mabel never learned to drive a car. Joe was working away from home and they had an old Model A. She would make all the kids get inside the car so that she didn't run over any of them, and practice driving out in the field. The kids, of course, didn't help the situation! She pretty much had to stay at home or walk to neighbors and to town. Back to School Mabel went back to school in 1955 when she was 44 years old, and graduated from college in 1963. She was Cheryl's first teacher at the old Ebro school. | Evelyn Louise May 12, 1937 - Apr 9, 2007 | Arlen Richard Jan 26, 1939 | Roy Leonard Jan 28, 1941

34: Cheryl Irene Oct 28, 1950 | Marilyn Karen Jan 19, 1945 | Roger Duane June 1, 1943 | Between the dark and the daylight, When the night is beginning to lower, Comes a pause in the day's occupation, That is known as the Children's Hour. I hear in the chamber above me The patter of little feet, The sound of a door that is opened, And voices soft and sweet. From my study I see in the lamplight, Descending the broad hall stair, Grave Alice, and laughing Allegra, And Edith with golden hair. A whisper, and then a silence, Yet I know by their merry eyes, They are plotting and planning together To take me by surprise. A sudden rush from the stairway, A sudden raid from the hall! By three doors left unguarded They enter my castle wall! | The Children's Hour

35: Joseph and Mabel Syverson 40th Wedding Anniversary July 2, 1972 | They climb up into my turret O'er the arms and back of my chair, If I try to escape, they surround me, They seem to be everywhere. They almost devour me with kisses, Their arms about me entwine, Till I think of the Bishop of Bingen In his Mouse-Tower on the Rhine! Do you think, O blue-eyed banditti, Because you have scaled the wall, Such an old mustache as I am Is not a match for you all! I have you safe in my fortress, And will not let you depart, But put you down into the dungeon In the round-tower of my heart. And there I will keep you forever, Yes, forever and a day, Till the walls shall crumble to ruin, And molder in dust away.

36: Arlen married Eileen Hegg July 2, 1960 children: Tammi, Tara, Tad | Mildred married Robert Stigen October 14, 1951 children: Vernell & Rebecca | Lois married Norman Klostermeier August 8, 1953 children: Terrance, Kim, Rhonda, Roy & Lesa | Decendents of Joe & Mabel Syverson | Roger married Susan Bakke January 1, 1965 children: Sean, Thane & Erin | Cheryl a favorite auntie of 15 nephews and 11 nieces

37: Roy married Donna Bakke April 23, 1966 children: Carmen & Troy | Ethel married Paul Huson December 3, 1954 children: Paul, John, David, Jane, Mark & Diana | Marilyn married Roy Abraham October 10, 1964 children: Roy & Kirt | Evelyn married Henning Hanson October 2, 1958 children: Valorie, Brian, Denise and Renae (2-18-64 to 2-21-64)

38: Bagley, Minnesota July 2, 1982

39: Joseph and Mabel Syverson Marilyn, Ethel, Evelyn, Roger, Roy, Arlen, Lois, Mildred, Cheryl | 50th Wedding Anniversary | Dad passed away on December 2, 1989 at the age of 80. Mother passed away on December 24, 2001 at the age of 90.

40: This is our mother Mabel Harmon-Syverson the way we remember her best. A woman of strength and spirit who loved dance, song, poetry and a good card game. She made us feel special and loved. Before she died, she shared with us the stories of her life and of our family. This book is dedicated to her.

41: Our Harmon-Syverson Heritage 2011 Our thanks for the contributions of many before us who have strived to preserve our family history. Roger and Susan Syverson | Tidbits 1. Our mother Mabel wrote that she was of English, Irish, Scottish and Danish decent. She said her father Ernest Harmon was English, Scot and Dane; and her grandfather Thomas Philp came from England. We have traced the Harmon and Philp families back to England. We have been unsuccessful tracing the Hall family back further than Lorenzo and Lucinda Hall in New York, USA. 2. Mother also recalled that Thomas Philp emigrated from England at five months of age. Our research shows that his family immigrated to Canada. The 1900 US Census shows that he then immigrated to the US in 1864. He would have been 17 years old at the time. 3. We believe from records located that the Harmons immigrated to the US in the 1600's from England. 4. Alpheus B. Harmon's grandfather was Alpheus Harmon (1755-1834). Records show that he served in the Revolutionary War, Green Mountain Boys DAR, as a Corporal in Capt. Tehan Noble's Co, Ira Allen's Regiment. 5. Records also found show the Harmon lineage going back to King Edward IV of England (1442-1483) through his daughter Elizabeth Plantagenet of the House of York. Further back is King Richard the Lionheart (1157-1199) of the House of Plantagenet, and from there, King William The Conqueror (1028-1087) of the Norman Dynasty.

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