The following is what I have on Cutliff and ancestors. I can't tell you wether or not it has been proven though. Alot of it is bits and pieces that I've picked up from other Harmon researchers who have posted their findings on the net and some is from other sources. There are lots of people in this forum that have good info on this family, and I am probably one with the least info but such as I have I'm happy to share:
JOHANN MICHAEL HARMON ( HERMAN) - was born 1670
He married Kundigunda Regis March 1698 in Germany.
The family came originally from a castle in the Southwest corner of Baden/Wurttemburg located on a hillock that, depending on how the river flowed each year, was sometimes in Germany and sometimes in Switzerland. The surrounding villages have many Hermann/Herman in them that have lived there for centuries. A civil war occurred in this region sometime between 1650 and 1700 in which the family castle was burned. They were being persecuted for their religious beliefs. After the fire Johann gathered all his remaining recourses to have each of his sons trained as Moravian ministers. In 1725/26 they came to America on the "Charlotte" and initially landed in Pennsylvania and then spread to seven eastern seaport cities to evangelize and spread the faith.
Some of the sons stuck to the plan, others got different ideas. Some descendants joined up with Joseph Smith and went to Utah and became Mormons. Others went south and became predominantly Southern Baptist. Others were staunch New England Presbyterians, and some fell away from organized religion altogether.
It is said that Johann was born in Moravia (in what is now either Slovakia or the Czech Republic) and was forced to flee due to religious persecution. He then lived in Germany near the Danube River while rising his sons.
Their children were:
1. Heinrich Adam Harmon - b. 1700 in Rhine, Germany; d. 1767 at New River, Guiles Co, VA. Record of Heinrich purchasing land in Philadelphia Co, PA in 1743. His family moved to New River German Settlement and recoded as buying land there in 1745. Heinrich m. Louisa Katrina ? who was also born in 1700 in Rhine Germany. She died at New River, Guiles Co, VA during childbirth on Mar 18, 1749.
2. Jacob Harmon - b. 1705 in Wurttemburg, Germany; d. before May of 1756 in Augusta Co, VA. Most of Jacobís sons were killed by Indians.
3. Valentine Harmon - b. 1705in Wurttemburg, Germany; d. abt 1757 in Guiles Co, VA. Valentine sons were also killed by Indians.
4. Mathias Harmon - b. 1707 in Wurttenburg, Germany.
*5. George Harmon - ancestor
6. Daniel Harmon b. 1712 in Wurttemburg, Germany
7. John Harmon - b. 1714 in Wurttenburg, Germany; d. bef 1794 in Newberry County, South Carolina
Source: WFT Vol. 4, Ed.1, Tree #1579
GEORGE ADAM HARMON - was born in 1710 in Mittelfranken, Wurttenburg, Germany.
He died in 178? in Rowan Co (now Randolph Co.) N. C.
His will was probated in December of 1788
He married Mary Margaret Wiley in December of 1744 in Maryland.
Mary Margaret Wiley was born in 1722 in Frederick Co., Maryland. She died about 1789 in Rowan Co., N.C.
George arrived in America, in Philadelphia on the ship "Charlotte" in Jan 1725/26. In 1733 he moved to Frederick Co, MD where he met his wife. He and his brothers traveled down the Shenandoah Valley where he lived in Giles, Co., VA for a time. In 1748 he was living in Randolph Co.. , N.C.
George was naturalized September 14, 1763. His naturalization recorded:
Book 7, page 199 in Frederick County Maryland:
"Born out of the Allegiance of his most Sacred Majesty King George the Third, did on the 14th day of September Anno Domini 1763 personally appear before the Justices of the Lordships Provincial Court, and then and there, in Term Time, between the hours of Nine and Twelve in the forenoon of the same Day, produced and Delivered a Certificate in writing of his having received the sacrament of the Lords Supper in a Protestant or Reformed Congregation in the said province of Maryland, within three months next before exhibiting of such Certificate & had been in Majesties plantations seven years & not absent there from for longer than two months during the seven years." Signed Revirdy Chilselm Clk,
14 September 1763; recorded 28 May 1770.
Children of George and Mary:
1. George Harmon Jr. - b. 1746; m. Barbara Lopp Dec 27, 179_ , Rowan Co.,
*2. Cutliff Harmon - ancestor
3. Mathias Harmon b. 1750; m. Maybella Davis in 1794, Frederick Co, VA
4. Philip Harmon - b. 1752
5. Elizabeth "Ellie" Harmon - b. 1754; m. Daniel Waggoner Mar 2, 1767, Rowan Co.
6. Katherine Harmon -(first name may have been "Catrine") b. 1756; m. John Lopp Jr. Apr 8, 1790 in rowan Co.
?7. (possibly) Ulrich Harmon - m. Catherine Richards
Source: Broderbund WFT Vol 4, Ed 1, Tree #1579
CUTLIFF HARMAN - was born about 1748 in Rowan County ( Randolph Co.) NC. (a conflicting source suggests he was born in Frederick C., MD).
He died in 1838 in Cove Creek, Watauga Co, N.C. and is buried in Cove Creek at the Old Harman home Place (c-695-698), Watauga Co. N. C.
He married Susanna or Susan Fouts (Pfoutz) about 1772 in Gildford Co. N. C.
Susanna (Susan) Fouts (Pfoutz) - was born in 1751 in Pipe Creek Waters, Frederick Co. MD., daughter of John Pfautz & Kararina Varner (? or Theobald David Pfautz Fouts and Catrina Spengle). She died July 18, 1817 in Watauga Co, N. C.
Cutliff married 2nd - (Mary) Elizabeth (Polly) Parker - widow of Christian Parker - on Dec 28, 1817 in Ashe Co, N. C. Marriage bondsmen: Holden Davis, B. Baird, John Baker, & Duke Ward
It is believed by some that Cutliff Harmonís name was anglicized from "Gottlieb Hermann."
Cutliff Harmon was employed by Daniel Boone, the famous pioneer, to transport goods & purchase Indian lands.
Cutliff and Susan & children lived in a natural rock cave called Shupeís Rockhouse at the mouth of Phillips Branch until they built their house. He bought 522 acres in 1791 in Cove Creek, Watauga Co, from James Gwyn.
On June 21, 1798 he sold 60 acres on the Unwharrie River (Randolph Co, NC deed 8:64) and moved to Wilkes Co, (now Watauga Co) NC.
Cutliff was a soldier in the Revolutionary War.
Taken from "A History of Western No. Carolina:
"Into the valley of Cove creek in 1791 came Cutliff Harmon, from Randolph Co, and bought 522 acres from James Gwen, this deed bearing date Aug 6, 1791. Cutliff married Susan Fouts and was about 90 years when he died in 1838, his wife having died several years earlier. He had 10 children by this marriage. Among his children were Mary, who married Bedent Baird, Andrew who married Sabra Hix, Eli , he married the widow Rhoda Dyer (born Dugger), Mathias, Catherine married Benjamin Ward, Rebecca, married Holden Davis, Sarah married John Mast, Nancy, married Thomas Curtis , and Rev D.C. Harmon, born Apr 17, 1826, died Dec. 23, 1904.
Among those who came about the time Cutliff did were the Eggers, Smith, Councill, Horton, Dugger, Mast, and Hix families.
The farm Cutliff bought is now owned by M.C., D.F., and D.C. Harmon.
Patch farming was the rule, the settlers going to the Globe on Johnís river for corn, as they raised only rye, buckwheat, Irish potatoes, cabbages, onions, and pumpkins on the new and cold land of the Watauga River. A common diet was milk and mush for breakfast and soup and cider for dinner and supper, according to Maldon C. Harmon.
The intermarriages of these families has brought about a neighborhood of closely related citizens and Cove Creek and the Valle of Crusis are spoken of as the Valley of Cousins, Sugar Grove being also a part of Valle Crucis.
Taken from "The Harmon Family" 1670-1884, the Genealogy of Cutliff Harmon and his Descendants by Terry L. Harmon. Book is at Library of Congress.
Cutliff Harmon: b. 1748 in Rowan Co, NC; d 1838; m 1st Suzan Fouts, b. 1751 in Rowan Co., NC; d. July 18, 1817, (daughter of Theobald David Pfautz (Fouts) and Catrina Spengle). Cutliff m. 2nd in 1825 in Ashe Co. NC to Elizabeth Parker. Cutliff and his wives are buried in the old Harmon Cem. in Cove Creek in Sugar Grove, NC.
The Hermann (Harmon) and Pfautz (Fouts) families had been friends and neighbors for many years in both PA and NC. After Cutliff and Suzanís marriage, Cutliff was employed by Daniel Boone to help transport goods from Yadkin Valley, NC to Sycamore Shoals near Elizabethton, TN. On one trip, Cutliff passed thru Wilkes Co. (later Ashe Co.) NC. He liked the area so well that he purchased land there and went back to NC and moved his family there.
(There is a lot more info in the book)
Cutliff and Susanís children:
1. Mathias Harmon - b. abt. 1774 in NC; d. Mar 19, 1856 in IN; buried in Harmon Cemetery, Howard, Washington Co, IN; m. Sally Sheets, m. 2nd Mary Wolf in Harrison Co, IN
2. *Mary Harmon - ancestor
3. Catherine Harmon - b. 1780-1785 NC, m. Benjamin Ward JR.
4. Nancy Harmon - b. 1781 NC; d. July 31, 1856 Watauga Co, NC; buried in Curtis Cem. , Watauga Co
5. Elizabeth Harman - b. abt 1782 NC, d. 1821-23; buried Old Harman Cemetery, Watauga Co, NC; m. Duke Ward. Duke was killed in a wrestling match.
6. Andrew (Andy) Harmon - b. Feb 5, 1789, Rowan Co, NC; d. Mar 18, 1814, Watauga Co, NC; buried in Old Harman Cemetery. Andrew was killed by a falling tree. He married Sabra Hicks.
7.(Sarah) Susanna Harman - b. Mar 5, 1791 NC; d. July 15, 1868, Watauga Co. Cause of death "heart dropsy"; buried in Mast-Tayler Cem., Valle Crucis, Watauga Co, NC ; m. John Mast
8.Eli Harmon - b. Apr 5, 1793 in Cove Creek, Ashe Co, NC; d. June 30, 1828. Buried in Old Harman Cemetery
9. Rachel Harmon - b. 1796 in Watauga Co, NC; d. after 1870; m. Holden Davis
10. Rebecca Harmon - b. June 20, 1798 in Watauga Co, NC; d. Apr-May 1864 in Taylorville, Christian Co, IL; m. Francis (Frank) Adams
11. Rev. D. C. Harmon - b Apr 17, 1826; d. Dec 23, 1904
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