A. J. Harris

1838–10 September 1873 (Age 35)
Jefferson, Marion, Texas, United States

The Life 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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Family Time Line

James Mathew Harris
1795–1870
Lucretia Jones
1795–1878
Sarah Jane Harris
1822–1892
Matthew Harris
1837–
Lucretia Harris
1838–
Priscilla Augusta Harris
1826–1882
Jessie Harris
1830–
Ephraim Ross Harris
1832–1874
Elizabeth Baxter Harris
1832–1906
Mary Ann Harris
1835–1888
Martha Ann Harris
1836–1867
Lucretia Harris
1836–
A. J. Harris
1838–1873

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World Events (7)

1844 · German Immigration to Texas

Age 6

Over 7,000 German immigrants arrived in Texas. Some of these new arrivals died in epidemics; those that survived ended up living in cities such as San Antonio, Galveston, and Houston. Other German settlers went to the Texas Hill Country and formed the western portion of the German Belt, where new towns were founded: New Braunfels and Fredericksburg.
1846

Age 8

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1850 · Compromise of 1850

Age 12

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

1 English and Welsh (very common in southern England and South Wales): patronymic from the medieval English personal name Harry , pet form of Henry .2 This name is also well established in Ireland, taken there principally during the Plantation of Ulster. In some cases, particularly in families coming from County Mayo, both Harris and Harrison can be Anglicized forms of Gaelic Ó hEarchadha.3 Greek: reduced form of the Greek personal name Kharalambos, composed of the elements khara ‘joy’ + lambein ‘to shine’.

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

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