Wooten Harris

March 1759–11 February 1840 (Age 80)
Meherrin District, Brunswick, Virginia, British Colonial America

The Life Summary of Wooten

When Wooten Harris was born in March 1759, in Meherrin District, Brunswick, Virginia, British Colonial America, his father, Isaac Harris, was 29 and his mother, Elizabeth Icy Wooten, was 30. He married Frances Adams on 6 January 1784, in Rutherfordton Township, Rutherford, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Morgan Township, Rutherford, North Carolina, United States in 1800 and Jackson, Tennessee, United States in 1820. He died on 11 February 1840, in Hurricane Township, Fayette, Illinois, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Harris Cemetery, Bingham, Fayette, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Wooten Harris
Frances Adams
Marriage: 6 January 1784
Starling Harris
Sterling Harris
Benjamin Harris
Martha Elizabeth Harris
Elizabeth Harris
Joel T Harris
Frances Harris
William Berry Harris
Catherine Carolina Harris
Mary Ann Harris

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World Events (8)

Age 16
"Patrick Henry made his ""Give me Liberty or Give me Death"" speech in Richmond Virginia."
Age 17
Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1781 · The First Constitution
Age 22
Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

Name Meaning

(1997: 185777;2007: 436295; 2010: 624252)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).

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

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Story Highlight

Genealogy Letter to William Jasper Harris from his Uncle Benjamin F. Harris

22 April 1858, about his great-grandfather, Benjamin Harris, Upper Alton, Illinois: "...Your great grandfather was a Virginian by birth, and was born about the year 1760 or thereabouts, Benjamin Harr …

Sources (13)

  • Wooton Harris, "United States Census, 1790"
  • Isaac Harris' Orphaned Children Bound Out after his death in 1777
  • Wooten Harris, "United States Census, 1800"

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