I'm thrilled to have found this website, and enjoy adding to the Harshman family across the country. I owe all of the information to Charles William Harshman and his wife Mavourneen Harshman who documented all the Harshman in the U.S. in their first two books through about 1976. They put together thousands of extended Harshman family members without a computer. My first entry to FAG was my younger brother Douglas Asa "Doug" Harshman who passed away in 2009.
DEAR ANCESTOR: Your tombstone stands among the rest; Neglected and alone. The name and date are chiseled out On polished marble stone. It reaches out to all who care It is to late to mourn. You did not know that I exist You died and I was born Yet each of us are cells of you In flesh, in blood, and bone. Our blood contracts and beats a pulse Entirely not our own. Dear Ancestor, the place you filled One hundred years ago Spreads out among the ones you left Who would have loved you so. I wonder if you lived and loved, I wonder if you knew That someday I would find the spot, And come to visit you.
In eternal honor of our ancestors Who left behind so much, Who started here with so little, That we might have everything.