Samantha Harmon1

#6434, b. 3 Mar 1845, d. 9 Jan 1929
Last Edited:3 Sep 2017
FatherJacog Harmon2
MotherSarah Seitner2

Outline of Life Events:

EventDescription
BirthSamantha Harmon was born on 3 Mar 1845 on a farm at New Springfield, Mahoning County, OH.3,2
MarriageShe married Samuel Barnhisel, son of Jacob Barnhisel and Susannah Grogg, probably about Nov 1869 at Gilead, Miami County, IN. Note that her obituary says they were married 21 Jan 1877, but the 1870 census shows otherwise.3,4
Census1870Samantha Barnhisel (given age 24) was enumerated on the 1870 census in the household of her husband, Samuel Barnhisel (given age 29), living in Perry Township, Miami County, IN. He worked as a farmer, while she kept house. Their personal estate was valued at $700..4
Census1880Samantha Barnhisel (given age 34) was enumerated as the wife of Samuel Barnhisel (given age 38) on the 1880 Census, living in Perry Township, Miami County, IN.5
Death, WidowShe was left a widow at age 65, when her husband, Samuel, died of heart disease on 25 Feb 1911 at Perry Township, Miami County, IN.6
DeathSamantha Barnhisel died at age 83 of the flu and pneumonia, after being confined to her bed for two weeks, on 9 Jan 1929 at her home in Henry Township, Akron, Fulton County, IN.2
BurialShe was buried at Gaerte Cemetery in Perry Township, Miami County, IN.2

Citations:

  1. [S221] Find A Grave. Website. Online http://www.findagrave.com
  2. [S1770] Ancestry.com. Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011. Online http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60716
  3. [S508] Jean C. Tombaugh and Wendell C. Tombaugh. Fulton County Indiana Obituaries, The News-Sentinel. Tombaugh House : 700 Pontiac Street, Rochester, Indiana 46975-1538, 1996.
  4. [S439] 1870 U.S. Census. IN. Miami County. population schedule.
  5. [S846] 1880 U.S. Census. IN. Miami County. population schedule.
  6. [S1769] Ancestry.com. Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011. Online http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60716