Person:Jacob Harmon (13)

Jacob Harmon, of Peaked Mtn., Augusta County, VA
b.March 1693 Palatinate, Germany
m. bef. 1693
  1. Jacob Harmon, of Peaked Mtn., Augusta County, VA1693 - 1764
m. 1719
  1. Dewald 'Teawalt' Harmon1720 -
  2. Catherine Harmonabt 1722 - 1743
  3. Barbara Harmon1726 -
  4. Jacob Harmonabt 1727 - aft 1787
  5. John 'Hance' Harmon1730 - bef 1760
  6. Hans Peter Harmon1732 - 1787
  7. Anna Maria Harmon1737 -
  8. Anna Catherine Harmonbef 1741 -
  9. Maria Elizabeth Harmon1742 - 1830
Facts and Events
Name Jacob Harmon, of Peaked Mtn., Augusta County, VA
Gender Male
Birth? March 1693 Palatinate, Germany
Marriage 1719 Germanyto Anna Catherine Paushen
Death? May 1764 Augusta County, Virginia

Jacob Harmon, Sr. was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA

Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Page 314.--23d September, 1749. Henry Ayler (Ehler) and Clev. Danner, of Culpeper, to Jacob Harmon. Corner Jacob Stover. Teste: Isaac Smith, Casper Vought, Jacob Harman, Jr. Delivered to Mrs. Harmon, 24th July, 1758. (Note: based upon records of neighboring settlers, it appears that this land was likely part of Jacob Stover's patent on the Shenandoah River near Cub Run).

Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Page 112.--16th May, 1759. Jacob ( ) Hermon to John and Adam Shaup, heirs of Mathew Shaup, £40, 350 acres devised to John and Adam by Mathew's will, their father, near upper end of Peaked Mountain Teste: Jno. Couts, Jacob Parsinger, Jacob Goodman. (Note: this land may have been conveyed to Jacob Harmon by Matthew Sharp to be distributed to his sons John and Adam when they reached adulthood).

Will of Jacob Harmon

Will Abstract:

  • Page 337.--18th September, 1761. Jacob Harman, Sr.'s will--To wife Catrina, tract adjoining where son Peter lives; to son Jacob, 134 acres, with a mill adjoining Peter Miller; to son Teawalt, 50 acres joining Shawp's line, against the Peaked Mountain; to son John's son, Peter Harmon; to son Peter; to 4 daughters; to daughter Elizabeth; to 5 grandchildren, Philip, William and Madlina Price; to the church near the Meeting House now built, 2 acres. Executors, wife Catrina and son Peter.--Jacob Harman. Teste: Archd. Huston, Jacob Parsinger, Peter Miller (German). Proved, 15th May, 1764, by the witnesses. Executors qualify, with George Man. Peter ( ) his mark. Cath. ( ) her mark.
  • Page 341.--24th May, 1764. Jacob Harman's estate appraised, by Archd. Huston, Jacob Persinger, Peter Miller.

Partial Will Transcript:

IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN September the 18th 1761 I Jacob Harmon Senr of the County of Augusta and Coloney of Virginia… I give and Bequeath…
To my wife Catrina Harman, two acres and a half between my dwelling house and where son Peter lives, etc.
To son Jacob Harman, one hundred thirty-four acres together with the mill…
To my daughter Elizabeth Harman…
To my wife the third part of my personal estate that remains after my debts are paid; the remainder to be equally divided among my four daughters and two grandchildren, Phillip William and Madlina Price that is to say divided into five parts and the one fifth into two parts for the two Grand Children.
To the use of the Church near the Meeting house now built two acres of Land forever.
I do hereby Constitute and appoint my Dearly Beloved wife Catrina and Peter Herman my Son my whole and Sole Exrs in this my Last will and Testament…"
At a Court held for Augusta County May the 13th 1764 this last will and Testament of Jacob Hermon deced was proved…"

Processioning List of 1767/8

"Processioning" was the periodic review and agreement of property lines between settler's lands. Processioning Lists are useful in determining the general area of a settler’s lands and their neighbors at specific time periods:

  • Page 448.--1767-68: Processioned by Augustine Price and Frederick Armontrout, viz: For Peter Teasler, for Peter Seller, for Michael Shurle, for John Coutts, for Jacob Man, for John Man, for Jacob Herman, for Henry Long for George Mellow, for Anthony Aeiler, for Jacob Nicholas, for John Hetrick, for Henry Seller, for Alveness Roy(g)ers, for Christopher Deter for George Man, for Peter Miller, for George Miller, for George Fridle, for Peter Herman, Jr.; for Augustine Price, Anthony Aeiler present; for Jacob Arcebright, for Adam Heterick, for Adam Pens, for Jacob Miller, for James Fraiser, for Thomas Burke, for Peachey Gilmore for Charles Rush, for Fredk. Armentrout, for David Fraizer, for Jno. Craige.

Records of Jacob Harmon in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:

  • Page 144.--20th February, 1750-51. Sale of personalty of Mathias Shaw, by James Nicholas, executor--Recorded 18th May, 1762, viz: Sold to Jno. Craig, Wm. Frazier, Jas. Downey, Jno. Love, David Nelson, Henry Dooley, William Craig, Bernard Man, Joseph Wait, Saml. Muncy, Joseph Muncy, Casper Faught, Owen Reed, Joseph Wait, Jacob Harmon, Jno. Stevenson, Jacob Nicholas, Peter Herman, James Beard, Cathrine Pence, Michael Cam, William Williams. 5th May, 1755--2d sale, to viz: Jacob Nicholas, Henry Dooley, David Nelson, Peter Miller, Conrad Kimsley, Catrine Shawp (3 books), Michael Cam, Francis Kirtley, Jno. Davison, Margaret Shawp, Jno. Davis, Charles Man, Joseph Cravens, Jno. Couch, Robt. Craig, Jacob Courtsious, Simon Powell, Geo. Cam, Henry Long, Evan Evans, Conrad Backfish, Patrick Wilson, Jno. Hetrick, Nicholas Brock, George, Robert, and widow Scott. By sundries received of the estate of the deceased Jacob Pence.
  • Page 147.--5th April, 1751. Sale held of the estate of Jacob Pence, and settlement of estate by Peter Miller, executor of Val. Pence, who was executor of Jacob Pence, recorded 18th May, 1762. Sold to Henry Dooley, James Bartley, Wm. Craig, Jno. Fudge, James Downey, Joseph Wait, Repentance Townsend, Jacob Harman, Saml. Muncy, Robt. Hook, Danl. Love, David Loran, Wm. Beard, Johnston Hill, David Crighton; to cash. Paid Jno. Wright, Henry Perkey, Jno. Maggart, Andw. Faught, Jacob Pence. Nicholas Trout, Thos. Crawford, Archd. Huston.
  • Page 429.--18th June, 1752. Jacob Lorton and Jacob Harman's bond as administrators of Israel Lorton. with sureties Tobias Bright and Wm. English.
  • Page 235.--17th August, 1769. The estate of Col. James Patton, Dr.-- To William Thompson, an executor, 1757, cash paid Col. Wm. Walker, cash paid Col. Green, cash paid Richard Vernon, James Coyle. 1762, February 10th, by to Banyans appraised. Cash of Doctor Walker on account of Jacob Harmon in full of the Horseshoe bottom. Cash of John Roerty, Andrew Haislip, Jacob Larton, Jacob Shull, James Hollis, Daniel Brown. By cash of Thos. Henry, rent of land in Louisa; Jno. Sprout, John and Christian Bigaman, Wm. Ledford, Jno. Ledford, Michl. Dougherday, Hugh Mares, Wm. Lepperd and Jacob Dye. James Hutton, Jno. Wiley for Jno. Ruckman, John Douglas for a tract of land in Louisa since Col. Patton's death.
  • Page 383.--21st March, 1771. James Patton's settlement of estate recorded--John Buchanan, executor; 14th November, Jacob Harmon, Sr., for the Horse Shoe Bottom. (Note: listed among many others.

Information on Jacob Harmon

Jacob Herrmann, aged 40, had also brought his family from the Palatine region in Germany. Jacob, his wife Maria Catherina, aged 33, and six children arrived in Philadelphia on September 28th 1733, a year and a week after the Mann's arrival. The Herrmann's crossed the Atlantic on the Brigantine Richard and Elizabeth with Christopher Clymer as Master. Again, as with the Mann's, the spelling of a German name took many turns. The name Herrmann was even written two different ways by Captain Clymer. On one list of passengers the Captain wrote Herman and on another list he wrote Harmon.


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    Jacob HERMAN

    Birth: abt 1693 Germany
    Death: May 1764 Virginia

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