Child Harris

about 1844–before 1850 (Age 6)
Mississippi, United States

The Life of Child

When Child Harris was born about 1844, in Mississippi, United States, his father, Rev Finis Ewing Harris, was 41 and his mother, Alabama Shotwell, was 26. He died before 1850, at the age of 5.

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Family Time Line

Rev Finis Ewing Harris
1803–1874
Alabama Shotwell
1818–1891
Catharine Caledonia Harris
1836–1914
Jonia Harris
1842–1850
Child Harris
1844–1850
Margaret Harris
1846–1850
Jessie Harris
1848–1850
Joel Harris
1853–
Robert Shotwell Harris
1838–1908
William Andrew Harris
1842–1885
John Ewing Harris
1851–1925
James Edward Harris
1854–1916

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World Events (1)

1846

Age 2

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

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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