Wooten Harris

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

The Life of Wooten

When Wooten Harris was born in March 1759, in Meherrin District, Brunswick, Virginia, British Colonial America, his father, Dr Isaac Harris, was 30 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
1759–1840
Frances Adams
1765–1843
Marriage: 6 January 1784
Starling Harris
1784–1840
Sterling Harris
1784–1860
Martha Elizabeth Harris
1786–1863
Elizabeth Harris
1788–1855
Joel T Harris
1791–
Frances Harris
1793–1864
Benjamin Harris
1795–1838
William Berry Harris
1798–1875
Catherine Carolina Harris
1800–1856
Mary Ann Harris
1803–1878

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
6 January 1784
Rutherfordton Township, Rutherford, North Carolina, United States
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World Events (8)

1775

Age 16

"Patrick Henry made his ""Give me Liberty or Give me Death"" speech in Richmond Virginia."
1776

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

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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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 (3)

  • Wooton Harris, "United States Census, 1790"
  • Wooten Harris, "United States Census, 1800"
  • Wooton Harris, "United States Census, 1820"

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