A. J. Harris

Brief Life History of A. J.

When A. J. Harris was born in 1838, his father, James Mathew Harris, was 43 and his mother, Lucretia Jones, was 43. He died on 10 September 1873, in Jefferson, Marion, Texas, United States, at the age of 35, and was buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Marion, Texas, United States.

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James Mathew Harris
Lucretia Jones
Sarah Jane Harris
Matthew Harris
Lucretia Harris
Priscilla Augusta Harris
Jessie Harris
Ephraim Ross Harris
Elizabeth Baxter Harris
Martha Ann Harris
A. J. Harris

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    Historical Boundaries 1842: Bowie, Republic of Texas 1845: Bowie, Texas, United States 1846: Cass, Texas, United States 1860: Marion, Texas, United States


    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    1850 · Compromise of 1850

    The United States Congress passed a package of five separate bills in an attempt to decrease tensions between the slave states and free states. The compromise itself was received gratefully, but both sides disapproved of certain components contained in the laws. Texas was impacted in several ways; mainly, the state surrendered its claim to New Mexico (and other claims north of 36°30′) but retained the Texas Panhandle. The federal government also took over the public debt for Texas.

    Name Meaning

    English (southern England and south Wales): from the personal name Harry + genitival -s. This surname is also established in Ireland, taken there principally during the Plantation of Ulster. However, in some cases, particularly in families coming from County Mayo, Harris can be an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hEarchadha. This surname is also very common among African Americans.

    American shortened and altered form of Greek surnames begining with Cha(r)-, such as Chasandrinos (variant of Kassandrinos, a habitational name from the Kassandra peninsula of Chalkidiki), and various patronymics from the personal name Charalampos (see Charos ). In North America, the surname Harris may possibly also originate from a transferred use of the Greek personal (given) name Charis or Harris (shortened forms of Charalampos) as a surname (i.e. as a replacement of the original surname).

    Americanized form of various like-sounding Jewish surnames.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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