Rev. William Harmon

Annals of Newberry, Part Two by John A. Chapman, page 630-31



Was one of the earliest Methodist local preachers near Saluda Old Town, where he lived so many years. He was twice married. His first wife was Rossnnah Summers, by whom he had ten children. His second wife was Honora Bridget Frean, daughter of Rev. Thomas Frean. This union was blessed with two children, Thomas F. Harmon, now living at Newberry, and Sarah Jane, who married Middleton T. Kinard.
The house in which Mr. Harmon lived so many years, and in which he died, is still standing. He was a successful farmer and good and useful citizens. He died in December, 1843, at the age of sixty-four year, and was buried at Moon's Meet­ing House, the church which he loved and supported. There
is no church there now, no house of worship; nothing to mark the spot save the silent tombs around.