The following data is extracted from Fitzwilliam, Cheshire County, New Hampshire History.
John Harkness, born in Smithfield, R. I., in 1767, came to Richmond, N. H., when a child, and lived there until his death. in 1851. His son, James,. a native of Richmond, came to this town when about twenty-six years of age, and is now located on road 19.
Source: Fitzwilliam, Cheshire County, New Hampshire History