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Harmon, Appleton Milo, 1820-1877



  • Existence: 1820-1877

Appleton Milo Harmon (1820-1877) was a Mormon pioneer, mechanic, and cabinetmaker in early Utah.


Jesse M. Harmon family papers, 1868-1989 (Appleton Milo Harmon; Mormon pioneer and gifted mechanic; joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1841; came to Utah in 1847; constructed the odometer invented by William Clayton; served a mission to England; helped to colonize southern Utah)

FamilySearch, viewed August 30, 2019 (Appleton Milo Harmon; born May 29, 1820, in Conneaut Township, Pennsylvania to Jesse Perse Harmon and Anna Barnes; married Elmeda Stringham on January 1, 1845 in Nauvoo, Illinois; served in the Utah Territorial Military during the Blackhawk Early Indian Wars; died February 26, 1877 in Holden, Utah)

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Appleton Milo Harmon autobiography and diary

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Vault MSS 75
Scope and Contents Handwritten diaries. Includes several pages of family genealogy. Volume 1 describes Harmon's overland journeys in 1847, 1848, 1849 and 1850. Harmon traveled from Nebraska to the Upper Platte Ferry (1847), from Nebraska to Salt Lake City (1848), from Salt Lake City to the Upper Platte Ferry (1849), and from Salt Lake City to the East Coast to serve a mission to England (1850). Harmon writes about weather, Indian encounters, and the nature of the trail. Volume 2 describes Harmon's overland...
Dates: 1850-1853

Correspondence and poems

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: Vault MSS 404
Scope and Contents Four handwritten and signed letters and a book of handwritten poetry. Harmon sends one letter to his father, Jesse Pierce Harmon, and receives two letters from family members. These items describe some of the plans for the Mormon migration to Utah and the conditons of settlement there. Handwritten letter from Brigham Young, second president of the Mormon Church; dated 8 June 1866; and addressed to Harmon in Washington, Utah. Young responds to Harmon's inquiry concerning prices of goods. "If...
Dates: 1846-1866

Appleton Milo Harmon official bond

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 1950
Scope and Contents Handwritten and printed bond. Harmon had been elected school trustee from Tocquerville, Utah, and the bond was to ensure that he would conduct that assignment honestly.
Dates: 1868

Jesse M. Harmon family papers

Identifier: MSS 1665
Scope and Contents Collection consists of materials by and about the Jesse M. Harmon family. Of particular focus are Jesse M. Harmon, who was a prominent member of the community in Provo, Utah, and his father Appleton Milo Harmon, who was an original pioneer to Utah in 1847 and was known for constructing the odometer invented by William Clayton. Includes biographical and genealogical sketches of several family members, newspaper clippings, journal transcripts, family newsletters, and other documents used in the...
Dates: approximately 1868-1989

Brigham Young letters to Appleton Milo Harmon

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: Vault MSS 268
Scope and Contents Handwritten and signed letters, dated 4 July and 15 Aug. 1866, and addressed to Appleton Milo Harmon of Washington, Utah. Young writes about the cotton factory in Washington.
Dates: 1866