Oera Ann Harbison

about 1837–about 1887 (Age 50)
Tennessee, United States

The Life of Oera Ann

When Oera Ann Harbison was born about 1837, in Tennessee, United States, her father, Joshua Hull Harbison, was 24 and her mother, Araminta Dorcas Oliphant, was 25. She married James H Erwin on 22 November 1855, in Maury, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She died about 1887, in Hickman, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 50, and was buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Columbia, Maury, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

James H Erwin
Oera Ann Harbison
Marriage: 22 November 1855
Sallie P Erwin
Lula M Erwin
Archibald A Erwin

Spouse and Children

    James H Erwin



22 November 1855
Maury, Tennessee, United States


    Sallie P Erwin


    Lula M Erwin


    Archibald A Erwin


Parents and Siblings

    Joshua Hull Harbison


    Araminta Dorcas Oliphant




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World Events (8)


Age 9

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

Age 9

Tennessee was known as the Volunteer State because during the Mexican War the government asked Tennessee for 3,000 volunteer soldiers and 30,000 joined.
1862 · Battle of Shiloh

Age 25

The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.

Name Meaning

English (chiefly northern Ireland): patronymic from the personal name Herbert . (The change from -er- to -ar- was a common one in Old French and Middle English.)

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

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Sources (3)

  • O A Harbison in household of J H Harbison, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Orsa Erwin in household of Jas H Erwin, "United States Census, 1860"
  • O A Harbison in household of Joshua H Harbison, "United States Census, 1850"

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