Mary E Harless

Brief Life History of Mary E

When Mary E Harless was born from 1842 to 1845, in Giles, Virginia, United States, her father, Lorenzo Dow Harless, was 28 and her mother, Elizabeth Kelly, was 25. She lived in Logan, Virginia, United States in 1860.

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Lorenzo Dow Harless
Elizabeth Kelly
Nancy P Harless
Mary E Harless
Rev. Francis Marion Harless
James Chapman Harless
Sarah Ann Elizabeth Harless
Isaac Newton Harless
George W Harliss
John Harvey Harless
Lucinda Harless
Edward Sylvester Harless

Sources (3)

  • Mary E Harless in household of Lorenzo D Harless, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Mary E Harless - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Mary E Harless
  • Mary E Harless in household of Lorenzo D Harless, "United States Census, 1850"

World Events (8)

1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.


U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

German: probably a variant of Harlass or Harles, dialect forms for a hornet (Middle High German harliss and horniss), a nickname for a person with a stinging disposition.

English: probably a variant of (H)arliss, a nickname from Middle English earles ‘earless’, probably denoting someone who was deaf rather than one literally without ears.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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