Margaret Jane Harris

1851–1877 (Age 26)
Wright, Ottawa, Michigan, United States

The Life of Margaret Jane

When Margaret Jane Harris was born in 1851, in Wright, Ottawa, Michigan, United States, her father, John Harris, was 60 and her mother, Susanna "Susan" Graham, was 36. She married Lyman Pearly Lawton on 14 July 1867, in Wright, Ottawa, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She died in 1877, in Michigan, United States, at the age of 26.

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Family Time Line

Lyman Pearly Lawton
1846–1925
Margaret Jane Harris
1851–1877
Marriage: 14 July 1867
Adeline Lenora Lawton
1868–1944
George Lawton
1872–1875

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
14 July 1867
Wright, Ottawa, Michigan, United States
children

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Parents and Siblings

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World Events (7)

1854 · Creation of the Republican Party

Age 3

A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.
1863

Age 12

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

Age 12

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.

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 (3)

  • Margaret Laughton in household of Lyman Laughton, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Margaret J. Harris, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"
  • Maggie Lawton in entry for George Lawton, "Michigan Deaths and Burials, 1800-1995"

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