"He was a collector. In 1858 Gen. Wm. S. Ross, of Wilkes-Barre, bought from him for $12,000 a rich collection of relics, etc., and presented them to the Wyoming Historical and Entomological Society of that city.
"Mr. Chambers was 83 years old. He was born in New Canaan, Conn., in 1822, and when a boy removed to Carbondale, Pa. In I860 he came to Philadelphia and entered the real estate and insurance business, in which he remained until about fifteen years ago, when he retired. Since that time he has devoted himself to benevolent pursuits and historical research.
"In 1843 he married Susan E. Beebe, of Deposit, N. Y., and on September 26 last, with his wife, celebrated the sixtieth anniversary of their wedding. Every one of their children and grandchildren was present. Mr. Chambers' death is the first break in the family in sixty years. On their 50th anniversary both their bridesmaid and groomsman were present.
"Mr. Chambers leaves a widow and four children— Luther H. Chambers, Herman B. Chambers, Mrs. John B. F. Cresson, of Easton, Pa.; and Mrs. E. H. Howlaiul of Cincinnati" (N. C. Messenger, Jan. 21. 1905)."
Source: S-2120277304 Repository: #R-2145749670 Title: 1900 United States Federal Census Author: Ancestry.com Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004.Original data - United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1900. T623, Note: APID: 1,7602::0
Source: S-2120277342 Repository: #R-2145749670 Title: 1860 United States Federal Census Author: Ancestry.com Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004.Original data - United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Eighth Census of the United States, 1860. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1860. M653, 1 Note: APID: 1,7667::0
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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Harmon by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Harmon: