Ursula Nancy Harris

28 January 1827–23 February 1841 (Age 14)
Georgetown, Scott, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Ursula Nancy

When Ursula Nancy Harris was born on 28 January 1827, her father, Judge Overton Michael Harris, was 44 and her mother, Nancy Oldham, was 35. She died on 23 February 1841, in Georgetown, Scott, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 14, and was buried in Richmond, Madison, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

Judge Overton Michael Harris
1782–1827
Nancy Oldham
1791–1858
John Franklin Harris
1811–
Lucian J. Harris
1813–1845
Solon Harris
1812–1869
Elizabeth A Harris
1814–1844
Sidney William Harris
1816–1882
Tillitha Harris
1818–1893
Christopher Columbus Harris
1819–1860
Overton Harris
1823–
Carlisle Harris
1825–1859
Ursula Nancy Harris
1827–1841

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World Events (4)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 3

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1830 · Louisville and Portland Canal Opens

Age 3

The Louisville and Portland canal opened in 1830. It was a 2 mile canal. It helped with the barrier caused by the Falls of the Ohio River at Louisville by making a route around them.
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 5

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

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 (2)

  • Ursula Nancy Harris, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Nancy Harris - Individual or family possessions: Family genealogies: birth:

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