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
1855–1937
Mary Elizabeth Harris
1861–1891
Marriage: 28 December 1880
David Wilson Vann
1881–1981
Jettie Austilla Vann
1883–1888
James Thomas Vann
1885–1972
William Harmon Vann
1889–
James Columbus Vann
1890–1972

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
28 December 1880
Jefferson, Florida, United States
children

(5)

    Male1881–1981Male

    Jettie Austilla Vann

    Female1883–1888Female

    James Thomas Vann

    Male1885–1972Male

    William Harmon Vann

    Male1889–Male

    James Columbus Vann

    Male1890–1972Male

Parents and Siblings

    James Alexander Harris

    Male1835–1873Male

    Cynthia Jones

    Female1838–1919Female

siblings

(8)

    Female1861–1891Female

    John Ebenezer Harris

    Male1862–Male

    William Henry Harris

    Male1865–Male

    Francis Marion Harris

    Male1867–1870Male

    Joseph Thomas Harris

    Male1869–Male

+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1863

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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