Leroy W. Harris

17 February 1809–27 September 1848 (Age 39)
Wilkes, Georgia, United States

The Life of Leroy W.

When Leroy W. Harris was born on 17 February 1809, in Wilkes, Georgia, United States, his father, John Harris, was 24 and his mother, Lurana Wilkins, was 23. He died on 27 September 1848, in Georgia, United States, at the age of 39.

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Family Time Line

John Harris
1785–1863
Lurana Wilkins
1785–1850
David Harris
1805–1858
Martha Harris
1807–1864
Leroy W. Harris
1809–1848
Sarah Harris
1813–
Edward M. Harris
1814–1888
Lewis Milton Harris
1815–1867
William Harris
1817–1827
Richmond Harris
1819–1890
Elizabeth Ann Harris
1822–
Benjamin Franklin Harris
1825–1878

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World Events (3)

1811 · The Savannah Riots

Age 2

A barroom brawl in Savannah on Tuesday, November 12, 1811, had international impact. An American seaman boasted of having joined the crew of a French vessel, likely named La Vengeance. Others became upset at the idea of the American joining a foreign nation and a brawl erupted. The county coroner asked for peace but was beaten with clubs. A second clash occurred the following day when French sailors attacked five American seaman. A day after the second attack, twenty French sailors attacked six Americans. Four of them escaped but two were beaten and stabbed. Jacob Taylor died on the scene and a rigger named Collins died the following day. By Friday, a full scale riot erupted when the French crewmen arrested on murder charges were released. Many were arrested and French ships La Vengeance and La Franchise were burned. In the end, the incident caused disruptions in French-American relations and affected shipping and trade.
1812

Age 3

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1812 · War of 1812

Age 3

Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.

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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