The Harriman Family Association

About the security of this site
An Association Of the Descendants of Leonard and John Harriman
Immigrants to Rowley, Mass., and New Haven, Conn. c. 1638

(including surname variations, such as: Herriman, Harryman)

Goals Of The Association

  • Researching the ancestry and descendants of Harriman, Herriman, Harryman and variations, including Y-DNA studies, and maintaining a Harriman genealogical database
  • The sharing and dissemination of family data
  • A regular newsletter
  • An Annual Reunion, with all Harriman descendants welcome
  • The on-going publication of The Harriman History, a multi-volume genealogy chronicling the migrations and generations of the descendants of Leonard and John Harriman

To join or to renew your dues go here.

The newsletter page now allows member access to the current newsletter using your password supplied to you with your current newsletter.

The March 2018 issue of the newsletter was mailed on March 7, 2018

Reunion - 2018

When:September 8, 2018
Byfield Church, Georgetown, Massachusetts

Planning is under way for our next reunion. Stay tuned.

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Announcing our speaker:
Mary Todd Lincoln and her Pinkerton Agent

Preliminary Agenda for the Day

9:00 to 10:00Registration and Social Hour Orange Juice*, fruit tray, Danish
Welcome by President Harold Harriman and information about the day's activities
10:00 to 10:30Annual Business Meeting and election of officers for 2018-2019
10:30 to 11:00Socializing and discussion with HFA Archivist Sue Bixby and researchers
11:00 to 11:45Special Guest Speaker Mary Todd Lincoln, with her Pinkerton Agent in Tow
12:00 to 1:00 Lunch on site
1:00 to 3:00 Opportunity for sharing stories, information, photos, memorabilia
Overview of the Nathaniel Harriman letters Shirley White
Please bring Harriman-related items to share with the group

Lunch - Lunch: you can bring your own or purchase a sandwich made by Brown Bag Deli, which must be ordered ahead with all the details and paid for at the Reunion.
Choices are:

  • Bread: white or wheat or multigrain breads, bulkie or pocket
  • Cheeses: American, Provolone, Swiss or Cheddar
  • your choices of lettuce, tomatoes, onions, peppers, black olives, cukes.
  • Main ingredient: Veggie, sliced Turkey or sliced Ham.
  • A soft drink* or lemonade and water will be included, as well as chips and cookie. All for $9.00 including Tax.
  • Email your request specifying the ingredients to Shirley White at
* Drinks must meet the LDS requirement of lack of stimulant- no coffee or tea in their facility.

Visiting Concord, New Hampshire

There are numerous places to stay in Concord, many located along Interstate 93. The LDS facility is located along state route 13/Clinton Street and is easily reached from Interstate 93 to I-89 to NH-13.

The New Hampshire Bureau of Vital Records is also nearby at 71 South Fruit Street, although many of the re-cords are now on-line at

The New Hampshire State House is the oldest state capitol in which both houses of the legislature meet in their original chambers. In front is a statue of Daniel Webster and also one of Major General John Stark, hero of the Battle of Bennington. Captain Stephen Harriman was with him there. There is also a replica of the Liberty Bell and statues to other important New Hampshire men.

The New Hampshire Historical Society beside the State House has an exhibition called Discovering New Hamp-shire at its gallery at 30 Park Street. Admission is $7 and there is a guided tour at 2 and 3 on Saturdays included with the admission price.

In the cemeteries in Concord are Christa McAuliffe, astronaut, who died in the Challenger explosion (Blossom Hill Cemetery) and President Franklin Pierce, Old North Cemetery. In the same plot as the grave of Franklin Pierce are the gravestones of the children of Thomas Stewart and Nancy Harriman of Warner. A little further afield are the graves of Robert Lowell in Dunbarton and Governor Walter Harriman in Warner. There are nu-merous Harriman graves in Warner and in Contoocoock, Bradford, Henniker and Hookset.

Not far from the Old North Cemetery is the home of Franklin Pierce on N. Main St.

The HFA has funded the digitization of the Civil War diary of David S. Harriman. The diary is now on our website for members. It has been transcribed, largely by Shirley White. Take a look here.

Margaret Harrman Was NOT Margaret Palmer.

Harrimans in the Revolutionary War (from the three newsletters of 2011).

Harrimans in the War of 1812 (from the newsletters of 2012-2013).

Harrimans in World War 1.

Errata sheet for Feudalism to Freedom by Lois Ware Thurston

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