Isaac Harris

Fairfield Township, Cumberland, New Jersey, British Colonial America

The Life of Isaac

When Isaac Harris was born in 1767, in Fairfield Township, Cumberland, New Jersey, British Colonial America, his father, Isaac Harris, was 23 and his mother, Ruth Ogden, was 17. He married Nancy Hannam about 1782, in Salem, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He was buried in Old Stone Church Cemetery, Fairton, Fairfield Township, Cumberland, New Jersey, United States.

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Isaac Harris
Nancy Hannam
Marriage: about 1782
William Harris

Spouse and Children


    Nancy Hannam


about 1782
Salem, New Jersey, United States


    William Harris


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World Events (8)

1770 · Boston Tea Party

Age 3

Thousands of British troops were sent to Boston to enforce Britain's tax laws. Taxes were repealed on all imports to the American Colonies except tea. Americans, disguised as Native Americans, dumped chests of tea imported by the East India Company into the Boston Harbor in protest. This escalated tensions between the American Colonies and the British government.

Age 9

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 33

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

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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Sources (3)

  • Isaac Harris, "England, Middlesex Parish Registers, 1539-1988"
  • Isaac in entry for William Harris and Jane Holme, "New Jersey, County Marriages, 1682-1956"
  • Isaac Harris in entry for William Harris and Jane Holme, "New Jersey, County Marriages, 1682-1956"

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