From the 1885 History of Steuben County, Indiana page 784:
John Harpham, Sr., was born in Lincolnshire, England, in 1810, remaining
in his native country till 26 years of age, when he came to the United States
and lived in Monroe County, New York, several years. He was married
in Rochester, New York, in April, 1843, to Margaret Gillanders, a native
of the north of Ireland, born in 1821, and came to the United States in 1841.
The following fall they moved to Steuben County, Indiana, and settled on
section 17, Steuben Township, where they have sinced lived. There were
no improvements on their land and but one house in Pleasant Lake, owned and
occupied by Seth Murray. Mr. Harpham owns 110 acres of valuable land,
90 acres under cultivation, with a pleasant residencs and good farm buildings.
Mr. and Mrs. Harpham had nine children; six are living -- Martha, John James,
Samuel, Anna and George. Joseph, Mary Jane and Elizabeth are deceased.