Ruth Harris

1779–1866 (Age 87)
Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Ruth

When Ruth Harris was born in 1779, in Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Jonathan Harriman, was 64 and her mother, Martha Plumer, was 46. She married Paul Thurston Carlton on 1 March 1812, in New Hampshire, United States. She died in 1866, at the age of 87.

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Paul Thurston Carlton
Ruth Harris
Marriage: 1 March 1812

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1 March 1812
New Hampshire, United States

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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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  • Ruth Harris, "New Hampshire Marriage Records, 1637-1947"
  • Ruth Harris, "New Hampshire Marriages, 1720-1920"

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