An American Family History

Dearmont Family

  also spelled Dearment, Dearmott, Deyarmond, Diarment, Dearmit, McDermot  
Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania was established on September 20, 1787 as a large region of Central Pennsylvania. It was previously part of Bedford County and the earlier Cumberland Region.

James Dearmont was born in Ireland.

He married Margaret Emerson.

Edward Dearmont (1770),
William Dearmont (1775),
Michael Dearmont (1776, married Eleanor McVey),
James Dearmont (1782, married Esther Long and Rebecca Finley),
John Dearmont (1783),
Rhodea Dearmont (1787)
Samuel Dearmont (1788, married Mary Weakland),
Arthur Dearmont (1792, married Jane McMullen),
Henry Dearmont (1793), and
Barnabas Dearmont (1796, married Helena McElheny).

James settled in West Township

At the time of the 1790 census, the household was in Huntingdon County.
1 male over 16;
5 males under 16;
3 females,


James Dearmont was born about 1774.

He married Esther Long.

His second wife was Rebecca Finley.

James Dearmont (1791),
George Dearmont (1801)
Peter Dearmont (1811)




from DeArmond Families of America: d'Armond, D'Armond, DeArman, DeArment, DeArmon, DeArmond, Dearmont, Deyarmon, DeYarmon, Deyarmond, and Related Families

James Dearmond, son of William Dearmond, was born in North Ireland prior to 1755, and brought to Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, sometime before 1755, by his father, where he grew to manhood.

He was first listed in Middleton township, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, in 1779, as James Dorman, for taxes, with 1 horse, 1 cattle.

He was listed in 1780, same spelling, but in Armagh township, Cumberland County, 3 and again in 1781.

In 1782, he was listed as James DeArmond, same township and county.

In 1789, Armagh township became part of Mifflin County which was created that year, but no further record has been found of our subject in either Cumberland or Mifflin Counties.

In 1788, James Dearmont was listed on a return from Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, of persons made subject to military duty, in Capt. Igoe's Company of 144 men.

He was again listed as number 47 on a list of Capt. Little's Company of 104 men, and again as number 79, same company which may have represented his son, James, Jr., instead of himself.

The 1790 census for Huntingdon County lists James Dermit with 1 male over 16; 5 males under 16; 3 females, indicating that most of his sons were born after 1774.

In 1793, he is shown as James Deyarmond, Huntingdon County Militia, his name being spelled variously as Dearmon, Dearmont, Deharmond. He was shown as being "also of Delaware."

In 1798, James Dearmont was shown as the owner of 296 acres, West township, Huntingdon County.

He is again shown in the Huntingdon County Militia as one of the effective men of the 2nd Company, 1st Battalion, 1790-1800.

He was listed in the 1800 census for West township, Huntingdon County, with 1 male over 45; 2 males, 16-26; 2 males, 10-16; 3 males under 10; 1 female, 10-16; indicating that his wife may have been deceased.

He was not listed in the 1820 census, and it is assumed that he deceased between 1810 and 1820.

His first marriage must have taken place about 1770, but there is no record of his wife's name.

Two marriages were recorded in 1789, one of which may refer to our subject, and the other to his son, James, Jr.

On January 15, 1826, is recorded the death of "Mrs. Dearmet, wife of James Dearmet, Sr. of West Township."The only possible assumption is that this reference is to his second wife whom he married in 1789.




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