1837 - the Year Everything Began

1837 - 1838

In 1837 Robert Harmon, a hatmaker and the father Ellen Harmon decided to take his supply of hats to Georgia in hope of a more ready sale. When the day of departure came, Robert Harmon placed his hat box on top of the stage, he climbed in and turned to wave goodbye. Lovingly he looked at the cheerful, well-formed features of Ellen's face. The next time he was to see his precious daughter she would be much changed.

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