John Harris

10 June 1733–8 February 1794 (Age 60)
New London, New London, Connecticut, United States

The Life Summary of John

When John Harris was born on 10 June 1733, in New London, New London, Connecticut, United States, his father, Henry Harris, was 26 and his mother, Mary Lester, was 29. He married Lydia Way on 16 January 1755, in New London, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 8 February 1794, in his hometown, at the age of 60, and was buried in East Neck Cemetery, Waterford, New London, Connecticut, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Harris
1733–1794
Lydia Way
1730–1799
Marriage: 16 January 1755
Nathaniel Harris
1755–1828
John Fred Harris
1757–1850
Robert Harris
1759–
Elisabeth Harris
1761–
Henry Harris
1763–1830
Peter Harris
1765–
Noah Harris
1767–1799
Lydia Harris
1770–1854

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    16 January 1755New London, Connecticut, United States
  • Children

    (8)

    +3 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (9)

    +4 More Children

    World Events (4)

    1776
    Age 43
    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
    1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold
    Age 48
    The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.
    1783 · A Free America
    Age 50
    The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Harriss
    Harry
    Haris
    Harries
    Henry

    Sources (4)

    • John Harris, "Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
    • John Harris, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"

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