Daughter of James and Mary Ann Smithson Harmon. Her family was en route to the Great Salt Lake Valley in 1846 when they stopped at Pueblo, Colorado for the winter. In 1847 they continued on in company with members of the Mormon Battalion Sick Detachment under the leadership of James Brown (see the Book of the Pioneers entries for sons James Bartlett Harmon, John Taylor Harmon and daughter Josephine Evans--vol. 1, p 226, 304 and 305.) Paralee married Samuel Garn and and appears "Parley Garns" in the 1860 Utah census.