Mary Elizabeth Harris

16 January 1861–23 January 1891 (Age 30)
Jefferson, Florida, United States

The Life of Mary Elizabeth

When Mary Elizabeth Harris was born on 16 January 1861, in Jefferson, Florida, United States, her father, James Alexander Harris, was 25 and her mother, Cynthia Jones, was 22. She married James Emory Vann on 28 December 1880, in Jefferson, Florida, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. She died on 23 January 1891, in Jefferson, Florida, United States, at the age of 30, and was buried in Lamont, Jefferson, Florida, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Emory Vann
Mary Elizabeth Harris
Marriage: 28 December 1880
David Wilson Vann
Jettie Austilla Vann
James Thomas Vann
William Harmon Vann
James Columbus Vann

Spouse and Children

28 December 1880
Jefferson, Florida, United States



    Jettie Austilla Vann


    James Thomas Vann


    William Harmon Vann


    James Columbus Vann


Parents and Siblings

    James Alexander Harris


    Cynthia Jones





    John Ebenezer Harris


    William Henry Harris


    Francis Marion Harris


    Joseph Thomas Harris


+3 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 2

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 2

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 9

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Elizabeth Harris in household of James Harris, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Lizzie Harris, "Florida Marriages, 1830-1993"
  • Lizzie Harris in entry for James E. Kann, "Florida Marriages, 1837-1974"

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