Elizabeth Patience Wright was born c. 1895 in Long Neck, Indian River Hundred ,Sussex Co., DE., about eight miles from the town of Millsboro, De. Long Neck extends six miles eastward between Indian River Bay and Rehoboth Bay.
She was the daughter of Warren Wright and Ida Patience Johnson. Her husband was E. Lincoln Harmon.
The Harmons are prosperous; perhaps, with the exception of Chief Clark, the most prosperous people of the Nanticoke community. At the time of this writing Lincoln is farming about 150 acres of his own land. he grows wheat, corn, rye and soya beans besides garden truck for his own family. He has prospered with poultry and has ready for the market about 15,000 "fryers".
The Harmon home, a well constructed brick house, stands on the bank of the north shore of the Indian River in a settlement called Riverdale Beach. Here the Nanticokes and whites live side by side. The house was built six years ago at the height of the prosperity enjoyed by most of the Millsboro people engaged in chicken raising...
Patience and Lincoln are both unpretentious people, simple and dignified in manner but full of anecdote and good humor. Neither one is well educated. Patience went as far as the seventh grade in school...
There are seven children, five daughters and two sons, most of whom are married and live in the neighborhood. One son, Junior, lives and works in New York City. All of the children graduated from the seventh grade of the Nanticoke Indian School. One of the daughters, Ida, went for a brief time to the Haskell Institute, the government Indian School in Lawrence, Kansas. Another, Joanne, went for three years to the Bok Vocational School in Philadelphia.
The married sons and daughters have chosen as mates other members of the mixed blood groups, usually relatives from this very community. There is much intermarrying among the few families.